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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.

Can Your Spouse or Children Work Under an H-1B Visa?

November 9, 2022
The highly coveted H-1B visa is yours, and you’re ready to begin the next phase of your career journey in the United States. With the H-1B visa, your spouse and children get to join you, but they also want a normal life in this foreign place. Many H-1B beneficiaries are concerned that their spouses and children won’t be allowed to work once in the US. If this is your concern, this guide answers your questions about spousal and dependent employment under an H-1B beneficiary.

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.

The Immigrant Visa Fee, Explained

April 28, 2022
The immigrant visa fee is required for most immigrant visa holders, with a few exceptions. Depending on when you pay this fee will also determine how quickly the USCIS can mail your green card.

Do all Immigrants Need to Satisfy USCIS Vaccine Requirements?

February 14, 2022
Green card applicants in the U.S. need to satisfy all of the vaccine requirements, including Covid-19, before becoming a legal resident. However, some classes of non-immigrants and dependents are not subject to such regulations whilst seeking an immigration benefit.

Who Will Get a Covid-19 Vaccination Waiver?

January 11, 2022
There are still some ambiguities and questions yet to be answered when it comes to vaccine waivers for visa applicants involved in consular processing from abroad.

Taking a Closer Look at Work Permit Applications by Classification

January 4, 2022
USCIS data shows which groups of immigrants and non-immigrants receive the most working authorizations based on their legal status.

Reviewing Key Questions on the I-485 Application

December 20, 2021
Section 8 on the I-485 application presents many broad, and sometimes confusing questions. Below are some insights for some questions that can easily trip up applicants as they near the completion of this USCIS form.

The Difficulties of Applying for a Green Card under TPS

December 14, 2021
There is still no concrete path to permanent residency for TPS holders because of the admissibility criteria for I-485 applicants. However, leaving the U.S. and returning lawfully could create some viable options.

Updates on Immigration and the Covid-19 Vaccine

October 6, 2021
Getting vaccinated has become a requirement for green card applicants residing in the U.S. Consular processing applicants might be eligible for a waiver based on the availability or accessibility of the vaccine in their home country.
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