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  • What Happens to My Green Card After Divorce?

    While divorce means the end of a marriage, it could also result in revocation of permanent residence—and even deportation from the United States. According to U.S. immigration laws, an immigrant who is part of a legitimate marriage can qualify for a green card . In the event of a divorce, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may review the validity of the marriage. Fortunately, ...
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  • Trump Administration Plans to Deny Green Card & Visa Applicants Who Use Public Benefits

    The Trump administration announced at the end of last month that immigrants who rely on government aid such as food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance could be denied green cards and temporary visas if the administration’s proposed changes to the definition of “public charge” go into effect. Not only would the move affect the applications of hundreds of thousands of immigrants attempting to ...
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  • What's Happening with H-1B Visas?

    USCIS Not Considering H-1B Visa Rule Changes President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative aims to stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, predominantly Indian IT professionals, from keeping their H-1B visas while their green card applications are pending. The goal is to impose new restrictions to prevent abuse and misuse of H-1B visas, aside from ending the provision of ...
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  • Temporary vs. Permanent Work Visas: What’s the Difference?

    The United States attracts immigrants from all sorts of professional backgrounds. Researchers, artists, religious workers, scientists and even athletes seek employment in the U.S. However, to enter and work in the country, immigrant workers will need to have a visa. There are two categories of employment visas for workers: temporary and permanent . In this blog, we explain what the differences are ...
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  • Things to Avoid When Applying For a Green Card

    Applying for a green card is an important place for many immigrants to begin their journey to citizenship in the U.S. The process isn’t an easy one, however, and mistakes can cause your application to be rejected. A rejected application can mean unnecessary time and expense while the issue is corrected. Here are some of the most common mistakes that are made on green card applications. Missing ...
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  • Red Flags of Marriage Fraud

    When a U.S. citizen marries and sponsors a non-citizen spouse for an immigrant visa or green card , you can expect that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will examine their application very closely. Marriage fraud is a common way that immigrants and their citizen sponsors try to obtain legal residency and entry to the U.S., so immigration authorities are on the lookout for red ...
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  • USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Some Categories of Applicants Seeking H-1B Visas

    On September 18, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 cap, five months after it was suspended temporarily in order to handle the huge rush of petitions that were being filed. The FY 2018 cap has been set at 65,000 visas. Premium processing for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that ...
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  • Do I Qualify for an H-1B Visa?

    An H-1B Visa is for temporary specialty workers who meet specific requirements and immigration regulations. To qualify for an H-1B Visa, you must do the following. Basic Requirements You have to be coming to the U.S. to perform services in a specialty occupation. Jobs that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, are considered specialty ...
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  • Uncertainty Surrounds the H-1B Visa Program

    The H-1B Visa has helped thousands of foreign workers secure gainful employment here in the United States. The program offers work visas for jobs that require theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge. Those who have obtained an H-1B Visa often see this milestone as the start of a long and hopefully permanent stay in the U.S. However, since the election of ...
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  • How Does the Visa Waiver Program Work?

    The Visa Waiver Program, hosted by the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs, is a viable option for immigrants of participating countries. The details of this program allow most citizens or nationals to travel the United States for tourism or business. The stays are detailed in spans of 90 days or less, without the participant first obtaining a visa, as long as he or she meets ...
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  • What Is an Investor Visa & Who Qualifies?

    The U.S. offers a way for wealthy investors to enter the country to stimulate the economy. Known as an investor visa, the EB-5 visa can allow investors to enter the country and immediately obtain permanent residence. There are a limited number of these visas issued each year, and the number of visas issued to investors of any one country is also limited. If the limit of either quota is reached, ...
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  • The K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa Process

    A K-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that can be issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a U.S. citizen for the purpose of entering the U.S. to get married. After the marriage, it is possible for the foreign spouse to apply for lawful residence through a process known as the adjustment of status. Find out more about the process of obtaining a fiancé visa. Am I Eligible for a Fiancé Visa? In order to be ...
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