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4 Easy Steps from an H-1B to a Green Card

April 6, 2023
There are multiple visas available for foreign nonimmigrants who want to work in the US, but the H-1B is arguably the most popular. One of the main reasons this visa is so coveted is its dual-intent factor: Holders of the H-1B can apply for permanent lawful residence during their “temporary” stay. If you’re in the US on an H-1B and ready to apply for a Green Card, follow these four steps to successfully accomplish your goal.

Preparing for Your Green Card Interview

November 30, 2022
Obtaining your green card is crucial when you want to stay in the US permanently. In addition to complex paperwork, you’ll also need to pass an interview at a USCIS field office, US consulate, or embassy nearby. Preparing for this interview will help you feel more comfortable when you’re talking to the officer. This guide walks through what you need to know before you head to your interview.

Entering into an I-864 Contractual Agreement: Things to Consider

August 16, 2021
The I-864 is not a short-term contract and can last many years. Consider the following before signing this USCIS form.

Understanding the “Totality of Circumstances” in USCIS Discretion

June 16, 2021
Courts around the country will dismiss immigrant public charge cases that have been appealed by rejected applicants on this basis. However, the I-864 Affidavit of Support is still mandatory when applying for a U.S. visa or green card. Therefore it is important to understand the totality of circumstances that USCIS officers use to preside over cases.

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.

What is the I-864A Application?

May 18, 2021
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.

Thinking about your Assets on the Affidavit of Support

May 7, 2021
Sponsors of the I-864 Affidavit can use their assets to meet income requirements if they are unable to find a joint sponsor.

Top Mistakes Made in the Affidavit of Support (I-864)

April 21, 2021
The I-864 Affidavit of support is a contract between the U.S. government and a sponsor who agrees to support, financially within their means, the immigrant and principal applicant of a family-based visa to come to the United States.

Steps to Consider if your Petitioner Passes Away

April 8, 2021
Having a petitioner pass away before your visa is granted to travel to the United States can be problematic. Luckily, there are several options for such applicants so they can still be eligible for a green card in the U.S.

What are the Guidelines for Becoming a Joint Sponsor?

April 7, 2021
Joint sponsors help to take some of the financial burdens off of the original, intending sponsor of the beneficiary. Here’s how to know if you qualify.
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