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Saving for Your Child's College While You're On an H-1B Visa

January 13, 2023
When you’ve brought your children into a foreign country for your career, you want to ensure their education doesn’t suffer. If you’re in the US under an H-1B visa, you likely have the income to help your children attend top schools and save for their college education. But in the United States, tuition isn’t cheap. It’s important that you start a savings fund as early as possible. Which one is the best for an H-1B visa beneficiary? This short guide explains your options and the pros and cons of each one.

Foreign Physicians and the H-1B Visa

January 12, 2023
Individuals who qualify as skilled in “specialty occupations” may work in the US under an H-1B visa. The role of a physician falls into this category, as do other jobs that require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Physicians who wish to pursue this avenue for their next career path easily meet the “specialty occupation” component, but there are other criteria USCIS requires. This article will discuss everything you need to know as a foreign physician hoping to practice medicine, participate in medical residencies or fellowships, and care for patients in the United States.

Can an H-1B Holder Vote While in the US?

December 30, 2022
The H-1B visa is a highly sought-after document because it affords foreign workers many benefits. But the beneficiary remains a citizen of their home country, even though they’re working and living in the United States. As such, certain rights, such as the right to vote, isn’t cut-and-dried for H-1B holders. Are you allowed to vote, and how does it work? We have the answers to your questions right here.

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.

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.

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.”

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.
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