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Changes to the H-1B and Other Filing Fee Increases

March 27, 2023
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services filed a petition recently requesting permission to raise its rates. If this proposed rule is approved, certain applications and petitions will see filing fee hikes. As with any fee request, there are advantages and disadvantages to this change, but USCIS and the government aren’t making this decision unilaterally. Those affected by this rule and anyone with an opinion on the proposed rule may be heard, but the public comment period ended on March 13, 2023. What does this mean for you? Read on to learn the details.

Everything You Need to Know About the I-485 (Adjustment of Status)

December 20, 2022
When you enter the US on an H-1B visa but decide to work toward your green card, you’ll need to apply for an Adjustment of Status (AOS). This process lets you stay in the country as you complete and wait for your application’s determination, even if your visa expires while your results are pending. What’s involved in the AOS process? Read on to find out.

What is a Dual-Intent Visa?

November 14, 2022
In your search to find the ideal visa to take you to the United States, you’ve heard the phrase “dual-intent visa.” This visa is also called the H-1B, and it allows foreign nationals to stay in the US for a short period while possibly immigrating into the country permanently. Most temporary visas are approved with the knowledge that the holder is returning home when the validity period ends. But the H-1B visa gives you the right to enter the US with a “dual intent.” What can you do under this visa, and how does it work? This short guide explains everything you need to know about dual-intent visas.

Not Getting Married on your K-1 Fiancé Visa

May 3, 2022
Although there are limited options for K-1 visa holders who decide to not get married in the U.S., there are also definite circumstances to avoid in this situation.

Taking a Closer Look at Fiancé Visa Fraud

September 16, 2021
There are many ways consular officers can detect fiancé visa fraud. Take a look at some of the interview questions and thematic topics that might come up during the fiancé visa interview.

Considerations for Pursuing a Fiancé Visa While in the United States

September 10, 2021
If you are trying to pursue a fiancé visa, make sure that you have all of the supporting evidence you need to present to immigration authorities. Additionally, trying to marry someone under false pretenses could potentially lead to being harsher consequences.

Preparing the I-134 Affidavit of Support for a Fiancé Visa

June 15, 2021
The I-134 application is known as the “temporary” affidavit used for non-immigrants coming to the U.S. The form is usually requested by a consular officer if necessary.

When is a Waiver Needed during the K-1 Fiancé Visa Process?

June 11, 2021
Waivers are not ordinary for fiancé visa petitioners but can be requested through supplemental documents and markings on the I-129F.

Waiting for your Fiancé to Become a U.S. Citizen? Pros vs. Cons

March 3, 2021
While U.S. citizens can file a special petition, the I-129F for their foreign fiancé in the K-1 non-immigrant visa category, green card holders cannot. There is no visa available for LPRs to petition for their fiancé who is living abroad. The couple needs to be married for this to be a possibility.

Rights and Responsibilities after Arriving in the U.S. as a K-1 Visa Holder

February 9, 2021
The K-1 visa is a temporary visa that expires after 90 days in the United States. The intending immigrant in this time period needs to either get married or pay additional fees to remain in the United States.
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