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The Significance of the Oath of Allegiance for New U.S. Citizens
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 13, 2024

Brief Overview of the Oath of Allegiance The Oath of Allegiance is a vital milestone for every immigrant embarking on the final step of the U.S. naturalization process. Administered during the citizenship ceremony, it is more than a mere formality—it is a public affirmation of allegiance and a crucial act highlighting the transition from immigrant to citizen. This Oath signifies a legal commitment to uphold the Constitution and marks an emotional and ideological integration into American society. Importance of the Oath in the Naturalization Process The Oath of Allegiance is essential as it symbolizes the shift from being an immigrant… Read More

Navigating the Name Change Process During US Citizenship Application
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 13, 2024

Managing Name Changes During the US Citizenship Application Process Changing your name during the Naturalization citizenship process is a significant decision beyond mere paperwork—it marks a pivotal moment in your transformation into a new citizen. At the Law Offices of Osas Iyamu, LLC, we recognize the profound personal and legal impact of this choice. With our extensive expertise in U.S. immigration law, we are committed to guiding you smoothly through this transformative journey. Understanding the Significance of a Name Change Choosing a new name as part of your citizenship application is not just a formality; it's a profound statement of… Read More

Are You Eligible to Be a U.S. Citizen Without Speaking English? | Law Offices of Osas Iyamu, LLC
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: May 7, 2024

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International Women’s Day!
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: March 8, 2024

Happy International Women's Day! International Women's Day: Today, we celebrate women's incredible achievements, strength, and resilience worldwide. Let's honor the progress made and acknowledge the work still ahead to ensure gender equality. May we continue to empower, support, and uplift each other. Here's to the inspiring women who have shaped our past and those who are shaping our future. Let's create a world where every woman can thrive and fulfill her dreams. Happy International Women's Day! ? Read More

The Benefits of Scheduling a Virtual Immigration Consultation from the Comfort of Your Home
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: March 4, 2024

In today's fast-paced world, convenience and efficiency are more important than ever, especially regarding legal matters. Immigration processes can be complex and time-consuming, but technological advancements have made it easier to access professional legal advice without leaving your home. Here's why scheduling a virtual immigration consultation is an intelligent choice. 1. Convenience and Comfort The most apparent benefit of a virtual consultation is the convenience it offers. You can speak with an experienced immigration attorney from anywhere with an internet connection. This means no travel time, no waiting in traffic, and no need to take time off work. You can… Read More

Navigating the USCIS Immigrant Fee: What You Need to Know
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: February 29, 2024

Understanding and paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee is a vital step for those on the path to lawful permanent residency in the U.S. This fee, charged by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is distinct from visa application fees and is specifically for processing and issuing your Green Card. Here are some key points to understand about the USCIS Immigrant Fee: Who Pays: This fee is generally for those granted an immigrant visa by the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, including family-sponsored, employment-based immigrants, diversity visa lottery winners, and other categories. There are, however, exceptions, like children in certain adoption programs… Read More

Navigating the U.S. Consular Immigrant Visa Process: DS-260 Application
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: February 21, 2024

Introduction: If you're outside the U.S. and considering becoming a permanent resident in the United States, you'll likely encounter the consular immigrant visa process, a vital step in achieving your American dream. One crucial aspect of this journey is the DS-260 application, an online form that collects essential information about you and your intended immigration to the United States. Understanding the Basic Before diving into the DS-260 application, it's crucial to grasp the fundamental elements of the consular immigrant visa process. This process comprises several stages, with the DS-260 playing a pivotal role. Here's a brief overview: Petition Approval Your… Read More

Embracing Love Across Borders: A Valentine’s Message from Law Offices of Osas Iyamu, LLC
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: February 14, 2024

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and we at the Law Offices of Osas Iyamu, LLC, are grateful for everyone who has graced our path. We're reminded that love transcends all boundaries and unites hearts and spirits. We want to thank our clients for trusting us to be a part of their immigration journeys. Your trust inspires us to navigate the complex tapestry of immigration law with dedication, ensuring that every step forward is a stride toward your dreams. To our team members, you are the backbone of our success, and we appreciate your unwavering commitment and zeal.… Read More

Understanding the Impact of Criminal Behavior on Permanent Residents in the U.S.
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: February 7, 2024

As an immigration attorney, I often encounter questions regarding how criminal behavior can affect the status of permanent residents in the United States. Permanent Residents must understand that adherence to U.S. laws is not just a requirement but a necessity to maintain their status and future in the country. The High Stakes for Permanent Residents: Non-compliance with U.S. laws may result in severe penalties, such as deportation, refusal of entry, termination of permanent residency, and disqualification for American citizenship. Crimes That Can Alter Your Future: Certain crimes carry more weight and can significantly impact your status: Aggravated Felonies: These include violent… Read More

Warmest Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Joyful 2024 from the Law Offices of Osas Iyamu LLC!
  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: December 24, 2023

Christmas wishes from Law Offices of Osas Iyamu: As we gather with loved ones to celebrate this festive season, we at the Law Offices of Osas Iyamu LLC extend our warmest wishes to you and your family. We are delighted to share the spirit of Christmas and the anticipation of a bright new year. This Christmas, we reflect on the importance of gratitude and the incredible journey we've undertaken alongside our clients. We are deeply thankful for your trust in us and Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu. Your confidence inspires us to continue providing top-notch legal services locally, nationally, or internationally.… Read More

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