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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's the Difference Between an H-1B Visa and a Green Card?

December 9, 2022
If you’re trying to get to or stay in the United States, but you’re not a citizen, you’ll need documentation that permits this action. But this document varies for each person. Two of the most common types of legal authority that do this are the H-1B visa and the Green Card. They’re often used in the same context but perform different roles. Understanding the two helps you determine which one is right for you and your family.

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.

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.

Changing Your H-1B Visa to a Marriage Green Card

October 31, 2022
You found the love of your life while working in the US on an H-1B visa, and now, you don’t want to leave them. But to remain in the States, you’ll need a green card. Luckily, you’re already on the right track since an H-1B visa is also called a “dual intent” document because it lets you work toward a green card while you’re employed as a foreign worker. So how can you adjust your status from H-1B to a marriage green card? This guide walks you through everything you need to know to get your “happily ever after.”

What's the H-1B Visa Stamping Process Like

September 14, 2022
Your visa has been approved, and you’re on your way to the United States for your next life and career journey. But you’re not in the clear yet. Your next hurdle is the H-1B stamping process. This is where the government endorses your visa, which requires an interview, more paperwork, photos, and H-1B document verification. You’ve done the hard part already; this article will help you overcome the last obstacle to your new life.

Requirements for the H-1B Visa

September 6, 2022
The application process to obtain an H-1B visa is cumbersome and expensive. Before you start, you should verify that you meet the requirements first. This article will walk you through the time components, as well as costs, workflows, and screening assessments. When you know what’s involved in the process, you can decide whether this visa is for you.

What is Form N-600K?

June 1, 2022
This special USCIS form is meant for children who are under the age of 18, living outside of the United States, and have a U.S. citizen parent who can pass a continuous presence test.

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.

Conditional Permanent Residents Will Undergo Risk Based Approach for Interviews

April 11, 2022
Two year green card holders, or conditional permanent residents (CPRs), will now have the possibility of their green card interview waived based on the implementation of a risk based approach.
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