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Options for Filing I-539 Form if you’ve Been Laid Off
If you have lost your job in the U.S., you might consider switching to a B-1 or B-2 visa in order to be eligible for an extension of stay. Such an option will give an immigrant a 6 month stay in the U.S., but with limited benefits.
July 22, 2021
Your NIW Application and Substantial Merit for U.S Working Conditions
Your NIW application can meet the national interest burden of proof if your proposed endeavor is focused around American workers, improving workplace safety, or the occupational health of a certain workforce or industry.
July 21, 2021
Red Flags to Avoid if you Are Applying for Naturalization
Below are three red flags that legal residents should avoid in order to ensure smooth processing of their N-400 application.
July 20, 2021
Using the I-539 Form for an Extension of Stay in the U.S.
The I-539 is a helpful resource for non-citizens to extend their stay in the United States and avoid future problems with their I-94 Entry and Exit Record.
July 19, 2021
Consular Processing Interview Questions Prep
Your consular processing interview abroad will include many questions about the following topics below: alien smuggling, unlawful presence, and drugs and domestic violence.
July 16, 2021
3 Adverse Factors Affecting your EAD Application
An employment authorization application takes into account many different fact-finding procedures that applicants might not be aware of based on their current status.
July 15, 2021
Items that Provide Little Support in One’s NIW Application
Your NIW application requires several supporting documents for submission. This gives applicants the opportunity to prove their worth, but can also lead to errors if the items provided are not consistent with the national interest.
July 14, 2021
Registering for an E-Verify Account as a Non-Citizen
E-verify is an online platform that makes it easier for employers to quickly verify an immigrant's working authorization in the United States. The site also invites non-citizens to be able to check their working status by following steps to make a personal account.
July 14, 2021
Are There Still Major Backlogs for Immigrant Visas in 2021?
U.S consulates are prioritizing immigrant visa applications. However per recent NVC data, applicants who are now documentarily approved for a visa interview could see their appointment being made in late 2021 or even into 2022.
July 13, 2021
Will Covid-19 Regulations Interfere with your Re-entry?
Covid-19 should not interfere with those returning to the U.S. so long as a negative viral test is recorded 3 days prior to travel and all other documents/green cards are in order.
July 12, 2021
How to Handle RFEs Issued on Behalf of your NIW Application
RFEs can be intentionally vague. Make sure you either contact an immigration attorney for an appropriate RFE response or be prepared to peruse your application for items you might have missed.
July 09, 2021
Your NIW Application and Letters of Rec. from Outside your Network
Your NIW letters of recommendation can also be from professionals outside of your immediate network. Taking the time to establish connections with authority figures might pay off in the long run.
July 08, 2021
Editing your Resume for an NIW Submission
Resumes go beyond job interviews. Keep in mind some simple steps to take when preparing your resume for an NIW application.
July 07, 2021
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