ALO Location Update

Agarwal Law Offices is excited to announce that we will be expanding our practice to the Western Massachusetts area, particularly Framingham, Worcester, Westborough, Milford, Bellingham, Ashland, Shrewsbury and Marlborough.  Our Andover office will remain for our clientele in the North Shore and Lawrence-Metro area.  We are excited to serve this growing and diverse population.  We hope to post office locations in the coming weeks.  We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Vote on November 8!

With the conclusion of the Presidential debates, the race for the White House is nearing a close.  Now, it is up to us to make a decision on which candidate is most fit to serve as the next Commander in Chief of the United States of America.

ALO urges all U.S. citizens, who meet their state’s residency requirements, are 18 years or older before Election Day, and are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline to exercise their right to vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

As President Obama recently urged: “There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter. It all matters…Go vote!”

For more information on the process, please visit the following: https://vote.gov

Updated Passport Requirements

Per the U.S. Department of State, beginning November 1st, 2016, customers applying for their U.S. passport or U.S visa or renewing their U.S. passport must remove glasses for their photo.

Last year, more than 200,000 U.S. passport customers submitted poor quality photos which couldn’t be accepted due to issues with glasses. Many U.S. visa applications have been delayed due to the same problem. If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement with your U.S. passport or U.S. visa application from a medical professional or health practitioner.

For more information on photos, check out passport photo requirements here or contact ALO at 978-905-9992.

Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians

President Obama has announced an extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Liberian nationals through March 31, 2018. USCIS will automatically extend employment authorization documents for Liberian nationals covered by this extension of DED. Current DED-based EADs that have an expiration date of Sept. 30, 2016, will now be valid through March 31, 2017. The six-month automatic extension of existing EADs will allow eligible Liberian nationals to continue working while they file their applications for new EADs.

Certain individuals are not eligible for DED, including:

Liberians who did not have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on Sept. 30, 2007, and are therefore not covered under current DED;
Certain criminals;
People subject to the mandatory bars to TPS; and
Those whose removal is in the interest of the United States.

For more information, contact ALO at 978-905-9992.