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Will Biometrics Be Needed for Dependents of Employment Visa Applications?
Dependents of foreign workers in the United States need to have their own Biometrics appointment now in order to secure a work permit. Here’s what to know about that process.
March 25, 2021
Addressing Important Tax Information on Behalf of your Sponsor
If you are the financial sponsor of a green card applicant, your tax information is very valuable to the entire application process. This brief guide should help sponsors resolve some of the issues they are having with the IRS and their prior year tax returns.
March 24, 2021
Considerations for Asylees Looking to File an Adjustment of Status
Filing an I-485 as an asylee demands an in-depth understanding of the form that will be backed up to the applicants A-file for consistency purposes. Oftentimes asylees have incomplete A-files because of the nature of how they departed from their country of origin.
March 23, 2021
What is Parole and how can parolees adjust their status?
Being paroled in the United States as a non-citizen does not equal an admission, and is not the same process as being inspected after receiving a visa to enter the country. Nevertheless, parolees through select scenarios may be eligible to adjust their status in the United States.
March 22, 2021
Options for Finding a Translator for your Immigration Documents
Sometimes finding a translator is necessary for better understanding legal terminology on USCIS forms. Here’s how to get started in that process.
March 17, 2021
What is OPT Work Authorization?
OPT is for international scholars who want to gain hands-on work experience and employment authorization (work permit) in the United States. However, the program currently has issues with timely visa issuance per employer needs.
March 16, 2021
Visa Bulletin Updates for April 2021
This month's bulletin reflects a continual opening up of dates for filing amongst employment-based visa applicants. Chinese and Indian applicants still have the longest wait times, however, in terms of being able to file paperwork with the NVC in the 2nd, 3rd, and Other Worker categories. In addition, applicants from Mexico and the Philippines have “current” dates for filing in every employment-based category listed.
March 15, 2021
What are the Different EB-1 Categories?
The first preference employment visa category is broken up into three separate application processes. However, all wait times per the State Department visa bulletin are simply listed under the 1st preference table.
March 15, 2021
Biden Administration Stops Public Charge Rule
The move to get rid of the I-944 Declaration of Self Sufficiency comes at a time when the USCIS is changing some of its policies regarding the burden of evidence needed to judge an immigrant applicant as a public charge. The removal of this form and the re-instatement of a 1999 ruling shows how the agency is taking steps to create more efficiencies with the U.S. immigration system.
March 12, 2021
Tips for Filling out the Employment Section of your Green Card Application
The employment section is where you will list every job you’ve worked within the past 5 years of the start of your I-485. Be sure to list your current job/employer first, and work backward.
March 11, 2021
Step by Step for Completing the I-829 Petition
The I-829 petition is for investors, or their dependents, to remove conditions on their 2-year green cards. The form asks many specific questions for investors pertaining to the nature of their investments in the U.S,. and the full-time jobs they helped create via a job creating entity (JCE).
March 09, 2021
State Department Visa Bulletin for March, 2021
This month's bulletin features more “current” dates for filing for those seeking employment-based visas via the NVC. In addition, first, second, and third preference employment applicants from around the world are seeing many “current” final action dates, with an exception from Indian-based applicants.
March 08, 2021
Key Differences between Lawful vs. Unlawful Immigrant Status
For legal purposes, and also for filing an I-485 adjustment of status, knowing the rules and regulations that apply to lawful versus unlawful status in the U.S. can be very helpful.
March 08, 2021
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