Richard Link


Richard Link is currently a legal editor at the national office of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He previously practiced immigration law in Rochester, New York.

Mr. Link received his law degree in 1990 from the  University of California Davis School of Law  (King Hall), where he served as senior research editor for the  U.C. Davis Law Review  and earned the certificate in public interest law. His undergraduate degree in Language Studies was obtained at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1986.

Articles By Richard Link

What's My Naturalization Certificate Number and Date and Place of Issuance?
Where to find naturalization certificate information with which to fill in USCIS forms.
Married Permanent Resident, Living in the U.S.: When Can I Adjust Status and Get Green Card?
When you marry someone who has lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. (a “green card”), you can apply for permanent resident status too.
Your Relative Had Children After I-130 Approved - Can They Immigrate Too?
How to handle immigration procedures for children you couldn’t list on the I-130 because they weren’t born or otherwise added to the family yet.
Can I Ask USCIS to Make a Quick Decision on My Citizenship Application?
You can ask USCIS to expedite processing of your application for naturalization, but it will expedite for certain reasons only.
What Happens If I Move After Applying for U.S. Citizenship?
As long as an applicant for naturalization lives in the same state or USCIS service district for three months before applying for citizenship, USCIS will accommodate a move out of that state or service district by scheduling the interview and oath ceremony to take place near the applicant's new address.
Immigrants Coming From Overseas: How to Pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee
Procedures and tips for immigrants entering the U.S. via consular processing and needing to pay the immigrant fee in order to cover production of their green card.
After TPS Expires, What Are My Immigration Options?
Persons whose Temporary Protected Status has ended have several options for remaining in the United States if they are eligible for them, including asylum, change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization, and cancellation of removal.
Made a Mistake on an Immigration Form? How to Correct It
Don't just leave a mistake uncorrected and hope for the best, or it might come back to bite you.
Can I Afford to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
Applying for U.S. citizenship could be expensive or it could be cheap--it all depends on your financial circumstances.
Conditional Residents: How to File I-751 for Green Card After Spouse's Death
If you received a “conditional,” two-year green card after marrying a U.S. citizen, you probably know that you need to file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; but how and when can you do so after the U.S. petitioner's death?