Our blog offers up-to-date summaries on USCIS forms, monthly Visa Bulletin updates, as well as insights on U.S. immigration policy.
Step by Step for Completing the I-140 Petition
The I-140 is essential for U.S. companies to fill out if they are planning on hiring a foreign worker (non-citizen). An approved petition allows those abroad to file for a visa at a U.S. consulate, while an approved I-140 for a domestic candidate allows for concurrent or eventual green card filing.
June 03, 2021
NIW Application for those tied to Product Development or Services
NIW applicants can also apply for this special green card if they are entrepreneurs who have a history of bringing products and/or services to the market.
June 02, 2021
How to Use a Conference/Presentation for your NIW Application
NIW applicants have the opportunity to attach conference notes and presentations to their application package. But they should remember to keep these materials consistent with the overall aim of their application.
June 01, 2021
Should you File for an NIW if you Only Have a Master's Degree?
The matter of whether or not a Master's degree is sufficient for an NIW application depends on the applicant's years of professional experience, the quality of recommenders they have gathered, and their specialization/interest area.
May 27, 2021
Step by Step for Completing the I-360 Petition
The I-360 is a long application form with many steps. Be sure to only fill out the parts that apply to your category in order to ensure smooth processing.
May 26, 2021
What is Going on with I-360 Petitioners? A Closer Look
The USCIS has released their data on I-360 child self-petitioners from 2010 to 2020. The results of this data are telling, and show the trends in applications received, approved, and denied in this category in the past decade.
May 25, 2021
Considerations for those wishing to travel Internationally while I-90 is Pending
I-90 applicants who need to travel abroad should consider making a USCIS appointment so they can get an I-551 stamp in their passport to show to border patrol.
May 24, 2021
The E-3 Specialty Worker Visa
The E-3 Visa is an employment-based visa option for Australian nationals only. Because of the visa cap and lesser supply of applicants, it remains an attractive option for specialty workers to come to the United States and start their careers.
May 21, 2021
Step by Step for Filing the I-751 Petition
The I-751 Petition needs to be filed jointly if the conditional resident is still married to their U.S. citizen/LPR spouse. This form requires personal information from both parties and should be worked on together. Those applying for a waiver due to a divorce should follow directions below.
May 19, 2021
What is the I-864A Application?
Some green card applicants will not only need a financial sponsor but an additional household member sponsor in order to make sure there will be financial support for the intending immigrant when they arrive in the U.S. Details below explain who qualifies for a household sponsor.
May 18, 2021
How to Complete the I-601A Waiver
The I-601A is a provisional waiver that only applies to a specific class of applicants who have an illegal entry on their record and are filing this waiver so they can pursue legal residence in the United States.
May 17, 2021
Pursuing a Green Card with an Illegal Entry on your Record
Knowing your options, in terms of forms and documentation, is important if you have been residing in the United States with an illegal entry.
May 14, 2021
What is the Supporting Evidence Needed for a National Interest Waiver?
NIWs are one of the most difficult waivers to get in terms of immigration. Oftentimes the USCIS also does not provide sufficient reasoning as to why a case was denied. Thus it is important to look further into NIW cases and the evidence needed for a successful adjudication.
May 13, 2021
The State Department’s Four Tiered Approach to U.S. Immigration
The DOS has updated their operational capacities in response to the opening up of U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. The approach favors a four tiered system that prioritizes immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and certain special immigrants.
May 12, 2021
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