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Do You Need to Restart the Green Card Process When You Change Employers Under an H-1B?

July 12, 2023
Obtaining an H-1B is an important step for foreign workers who want to make the United States their permanent home. But when you’re approved for this coveted visa, there are terms that come with it, including who you can and can’t work for. This could be as simple as completing a transfer request with USCIS, but the process gets more complicated if you’ve filed for a Green Card. What do you need to do if you change employers while waiting for your Permanent Resident Card? Read on to find out.

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.

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.

Processing Delays Grant Some H-1B Green Card Applicants an Extension

March 2, 2023
It’s not a surprise to anyone that dealing with government bureaucracy and paperwork takes time. This is particularly true when it comes to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, where a thorough evaluation of each applicant’s background is an essential part of the job. Yet, due to factors like limited budget and overhead and an overabundance of petitions, the delay of some H-1B Green Card applications are taking more time than even USCIS feels is reasonable. Because of this, some petitioners may receive automatic extensions of their Green Cards.

New Report Reveals Obstacles to Paying Naturalization Fees

June 6, 2022
The report highlights an important survey that was conducted in 2021 for both non-citizens eligible for naturalization, as well as those who had recently become naturalized.

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.

What are Current Wait Times for N-400 Applicants?

April 29, 2022
The N-400 is the USCIS application green card holders use to apply for U.S. citizenship. The state you live in will ultimately affect your overall processing time for this submission.

Need to Reschedule an Appointment? Follow these Steps

April 22, 2022
April 1st through May 1st is Ramadan, and if you need to reschedule a USCIS appointment, be sure to call or reach out to your processing center.

What are USCIS Goals for Dealing with the Backlog?

April 21, 2022
The new cycle time goals chart released by the USCIS shows the agency’s ambitious goals when it comes to reducing processing times in the next fiscal year.

USCIS Adds Additional Flexibilities for Certain Applicants/Petitioners

April 1, 2022
Many extended deadlines have been added for certain USCIS applicants seeking an immigration benefit. These extensions will give applicants more time to compile evidence and submit their paperwork.
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