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How to Get a Green Card With an H-1B Visa

September 12, 2022
If your goal is to become a permanent United States resident by obtaining a Green Card, an H-1B visa is a great place to start. While most U.S. visas don’t permit you to work toward this goal, the H-1B visa, often called a “dual intent” visa, does. This article will cover everything you need to know on the path to your Green Card.

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.

USCIS Adds New Categories for Premium Processing Eligibility

June 2, 2022
The USCIS will be expanding premium processing for select multinational executives as well as NIW applicant self-petitioners.

Immigrant Visa Backlog Report for May, 2022

May 25, 2022
The immigrant visa backlog report shows that in the month of May, the State Department scheduled less IV appointments than in March or April.

Patents and the NIW Application

March 29, 2022
Patents are not easy to come by, but if you have one and are applying for a NIW, such intellectual property can strengthen your overall case and speed up adjudication time.

USCIS Expands Criteria for National Interest Waiver (NIW) Candidates

January 26, 2022
The USCIS has expanded their NIW criteria for highly skilled individuals in the science and technology fields. Those applying for an NIW can forgo the Department of Labor’s lengthy certification process.

What is a Good Resource for NIW Applicants?

January 19, 2022
Looking at the advantages of using an online publishing platform for research and publication sharing.

The State Department Expands its Criteria for Waiving Visa Interviews

December 29, 2021
The State Department has updated its guidance on categories of non-immigrant visas the agency will consider for interview waivers. The new policy is in effect until the end of 2022, meaning that waiving interviews for several international applicants is likely to become the norm as we approach the new year.

Are the O-1 Visa Requirements too Exclusive?

November 23, 2021
The visa type may seem ideal for those who want to legally work in the U.S. in a very niche field, but the difficult application process shows biases and a burden of proof that might be unattainable for some.

What is a No Objection Letter?

November 17, 2021
A No Objection Letter is a statement from your country’s embassy to the State Department confirming they do not object to waiving the two year home residency requirement.
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