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Walking You Through the Adjustment of Status Process From H-1B To Green Card

September 28, 2023
Foreign nationals who enter the US via the temporary visa route, like a work or student visa, often decide to stay permanently. They must apply for lawful permanent residency and obtain a green card to do this. Not all visas permit this path, but the H-1B category, also called a dual-intent visa, does, all without needing to leave the country. You just need to file an Adjustment of Status (AOS) and go through the green card process, and we’ll explain how to do that here.

Indian-American Temporary H-1B Work Visa Rule

July 19, 2023
The backlog of H-1B visas and green cards for foreign workers trying to get into the United States is no secret. However, some places are current with their petitions because of the limit on per-country visas, while others, like India, are over ten years behind. As the wait time continues to increase, government officials recognize that something must be done, and they’ve provided a temporary Indian-American work visa rule that could solve this problem.

How Laid-Off Tech H-1B Holders Are Staying in the US Legally

May 2, 2023
If you’ve paid attention to the immigration climate in the United States, you’ve heard about the massive layoffs in the tech sector. Many of these workers were H-1B visa holders who rely on steady employment to keep their legal status in the country. Per the H-1B visa’s terms, workers have 60 days to find another employer willing to sponsor their visa status, or they must return to their home country. But with so many people searching for work within similar industries, this is a challenging endeavor. However, a recent workaround may keep thousands of these laid-off tech workers in the US legally while they look for employment, even after their 60-day grace period ends by changing from an H-1B to a B-1 or B-2 visa.

Why H-1B Visas are the "Family-Friendly" Way to Get Into the US

April 5, 2023
No one wants to leave their families behind when they move to a different country, even if the move is temporary. Yet, many work visas are for the individual document holder only. That’s why the H-1B category is such a coveted visa: it allows the holder, their spouse, and any dependent children to come with them and stay for the length of the visa’s terms. But beyond that, there are other benefits to the H-1B visa that make it the “family-friendly” way to get into the US, as we’ll discuss here.

Latest Updates on the Green Card Backlog

April 4, 2023
In mid-2022, foreign workers in the tech industry were hit with an unpleasant surprise. Many who had planned for their employers to sponsor a green card transfer were put on hold as mega-corporations like Google halted the process. The massive layoffs across the IT sector meant thousands of skilled American workers were actively searching for jobs, a fact that negated that part of a sponsor’s required attestation. But this green card hold created a backlog of processing with a ripple effect: the US could no longer compete with other countries for some of the top global talents. Something had to be done, and the government and IT industries were working behind the scene to fix this issue. What are the results? Here, we have the latest “Google” green card backlog updates.

How to Get a Marriage Green Card While You're On an H-1B Visa

March 28, 2023
You came to the US for work and found love alongside your job. What an excellent problem to have! But now you need to transfer your H-1B visa to a marriage green card, and that can be challenging. We have the tips here to help make the process easier, so you can focus on this new chapter of your life instead of complex paperwork.

Can You Become a US Citizen With an H-1B Visa?

March 23, 2023
Thousands of people worldwide begin becoming United States citizens every year. There are two paths to this goal. One may become a citizen by being born in the US or through naturalization. The first is obvious, but the second method requires careful planning and knowledge of immigration law. When you know what you’re doing and meet the qualifications, you can use an H-1B visa to start your journey to American citizenship.

USCIS Predicts 2023's Immigration Processes

March 8, 2023
Since the pandemic, the process of obtaining a visa or green card has been significantly delayed. Some of these delays were unavoidable as a global shutdown forced everyone to stay home, regardless of the expiration date on one’s visa. However, other delays since the reopening of government offices were due to changing legislation, increases in applications, and outdated technology. 2022 brought with it the need for massive adjustments in USCIS’s processes, and as 2023 begins, the immigration specialists predict we’ll be seeing some much-needed improvements.

What to Do When Your H-1B Visa's PERM Request is Denied

February 16, 2023
When it comes to American immigration, the H-1B visa is one of the most popular options for foreign-born workers looking to gain entry into the United States. Companies in the US can sponsor foreign nationals on an H-1B visa. The initial visa is good for three years, with an option to extend it for three more years. But what if you want to become a permanent resident in the US? There is a path from an H-1B visa to a green card. Read on to find out how it works and what to do if your PERM request is denied.

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.
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