The new Liberian residence law has been approved – THE LATEST!
THE NEW LIBERIAN RESIDENCE LAW HAS BEEN APPROVED by the US Congress and was signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019.
This new law will allow MOST Liberians who have been living in the United States since November 2014, and their spouses and unmarried children, to apply for permanent resident status. This law is the result of years of hard work by Rhode Island’s Senator Jack Reed and the rest of RI’s congressional delegation, and is a TREMENDOUS VICTORY.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services has published guidelines on what forms and documents Liberians and their spouses or children will need to submit, how to apply, and how much this application will cost. Dorcas International is ready to assist you in getting your green card through this law!
We encourage you to visit our office for a free consultation with a caseworker here any morning Monday through Friday and in the afternoon on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. For more details regarding the required documents and information, please see below.
Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness
Check List for Adjustment of Status Consultation
In order for us to assist you with your application, you will first need to come to our office for a free consultation. If you have the required documents and information, we will schedule an appointment for you with a caseworker.
Please be sure to bring the following items to your consultation. If you do not bring the appropriate documents and information with you, your application process will be delayed.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
All documents or correspondence you have EVER received from USINS, USCIS, or an immigration court, including work authorization cards
Your passports: the one you used to enter the US, with I-94, and any others
Marriage certificate(s), if you have ever been married
Divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s), if you have previously been married
Court-certified final disposition(s) regarding any criminal arrest or charge, anywhere
A list of all the places you have lived and worked for the past five years, with DATES and ADDRESSES
Evidence to prove you have been living in the US, from November 2014 up to the present day (for example, pay stubs covering the entire period, or tax returns)
Two passport-size photographs
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Your Social Security number
Regarding ALL CHILDREN: complete name, and date and place of birth
Regarding CURRENT SPOUSE: complete name, date and place of birth, and date and place of marriage
Regarding any EX-SPOUSE(S) complete name, date of birth, date and place of marriage, and date and place of divorce or death
*** Do NOT obtain medical form I-693 at this time. We will tell you when this is needed. ***
FEES (to bring to your appointment)
Credit/Debit Card or Money Order (both fees):
$1,225 for Department of Homeland Security
$400 for Dorcas International Institute of RI (includes legal representation at USCIS interview in Johnston, RI)