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What's the Green Card Process Like? The Cato Institute Wants You to Play a Game and Find Out

September 12, 2023
Countless movies around the world hint at the realities behind getting a green card in the United States. But unless you’re in the system, filling out forms and waiting patiently for your particular dates to show up on the Visa Bulletin, you don’t understand the nuances and stresses involved. One company, the Cato Institute, wants to change this and ensure the general public learns about the difficulties that arise when you’re pursuing permanent residence through a green card as a foreign worker. Who is the Cato Institute, and what does their game include? We have that information here.

Top H-1B Visa Questions & Answers

March 7, 2023
The H-1B visa program has been in place for decades. Since its inception, it has stayed somewhat consistent, but the ongoing changes in the world, particularly since COVID, along with the increasing cost of living, have forced many new policies. Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the latest guidelines, along with their answers.

New COVID Rules Mean China's H-1B Visas Are Back, With Restrictions

February 28, 2023
Everyone has heard about the severe COVID restrictions China has had in place since the outbreak in 2020. These rules significantly impacted one’s ability to obtain and transfer their H-1B and other visas. With the recent relaxation of China’s COVID policies, travel to and from the country has become slightly easier. However, there are still restrictions you should know about before you attempt to obtain an H-1B visa.

Filing Tips for your Green Card Medical Exam

May 16, 2022
Medical exams for green cards no longer need to conducted within a 60 day time frame of submitting your I-485 application. However, there is still a 2-year validity period associated with all immigrant medical exams.

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.

Troubleshooting Guide for USCIS Applicants

April 27, 2022
Whether you need to speak to a real person or are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, there should be a list of options to consider when dealing with your USCIS application or case.

Step by Step Guide for CLEAR Health Pass

April 26, 2022
CLEAR is a safe alternative to your physical CDC card in the event that you lose or misplace your vaccination record while travelling internationally.

Status of Consular Processing Operations in Haiti and Cuba

April 8, 2022
The U.S. Embassy in Havana has resumed some very limited services for visa applicants while consular processing in Haiti now includes both immigrant and non-immigrant visa appointments.

Should you Avoid Level-4 Travel Destinations?

April 1, 2022
While many international travellers ignore the State Department’s warning system, it’s 4-tiered approach is a reminder of the potential risks while travelling abroad.

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.
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