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Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence WaiverApplication for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Certain immigration applicants, who have become inadmissible because of days of unlawful presence, may apply for waiver of their ground of inadmissibility.
Oct-26-2019
Battered or Abused Spouses, Children, or ParentsBattered or Abused Spouses, Children, or Parents
The Violence against Women Act (VAWA) allows battered or abused spouses, children, or parents to self-petition for immigration benefits.
Oct-26-2019
Waivers of Immigration ViolationsWaivers of Immigration Violations
Immigration laws allow several options for seeking waivers of inadmissibility grounds and for overcoming prohibition against receiving immigration benefits.
Oct-26-2019
Selective Service Registration Requirement for CitizenshipSelective Service Registration Requirement for Citizenship
Applicants for United States citizenship must meet Selective Service registration or military service requirements.
Oct-26-2019
Citizenship Civics Test ExemptionCitizenship Civics Test Exemption
Based on disability or age, certain United States citizenship applicants may request exemption from taking the Civics Test.
Oct-26-2019
Citizenship Language Test ExemptionCitizenship Language Test Exemption
With limited exemption based on disability or age, naturalization applicants must be able to read, write, and speak English at a basic level.
Oct-26-2019
Green Card for Spouses of U.S. Citizens & Permanent ResidentsGreen Card for Spouses of U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may sponsor their spouses for immigration to the United States. Citizens may also sponsor their fiancés for immigration.
Oct-26-2019
Citizenship Continuous Residence Exemption or Reduced RequirementCitizenship Continuous Residence Exemption or Reduced Requirement
With some exceptions, United States citizenship applicants must meet the five-year continuous residence requirement (three years, if married to a U.S. citizen).
Oct-26-2019
Citizenship Minimum Age ExemptionCitizenship Minimum Age Exemption
With a rare exception, the minimum age for becoming a United States citizen is 18.
Oct-26-2019
K-3 Visa for Spouses of U.S. CitizensK-3 Visa for Spouses of U.S. Citizens
Spouses of U.S. citizens who are beneficiaries of an immigration petition may apply for a K-3 visa to come here while waiting for their immigrant visa.
Oct-26-2019
Application for Waiver of Grounds of InadmissibilityApplication for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
The Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility allows eligible immigration applicants to apply for waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility.
Oct-26-2019
J-1 Foreign Residency Requirement & WaiversJ-1 Foreign Residency Requirement & Waivers
J-1 students and scholars participating in certain programs must return to their home country for at least two years, after their studies, or obtain a waiver.
Oct-26-2019
Citizenship after Marriage to U.S. CitizenCitizenship after Marriage to U.S. Citizen
Permanent residents who have been married and living with the same U.S. citizen for three (3) years, may apply for United States citizenship.
Oct-26-2019
Criminal & Civil Penalties for Illegal Entry into the United StatesCriminal & Civil Penalties for Illegal Entry into the United States
Entering the United States without inspection constitutes illegal entry and carries significant criminal and civil, including immigration, consequences.
Oct-26-2019
90-Day Rule90-Day Rule
The Department of State applies a new 90-Day Rule to decide whether a nonimmigrant's inconsistent conduct proves misrepresentation at an earlier visa interview.
Oct-26-2019
Green Card for Brothers & Sisters of U.S. Citizens (F4 Immigrant Visa)Green Card for Brothers & Sisters of U.S. Citizens (F4 Immigrant Visa)
U.S. citizens, who are at least 21, may sponsor their brothers and sisters for immigration to the United States.
Oct-26-2019
Business Immigration SolutionsBusiness Immigration Solutions
U.S. businesses have several options for employing immigrant and nonimmigrant managers, executives, professionals, and skilled and unskilled workers.
Oct-26-2019
Nonimmigrant Visa CategoriesNonimmigrant Visa Categories
Nonimmigrants to the United States are granted visas consistent with the purpose of their visit. Each visa category has its own terms and conditions.
Oct-26-2019
Temporary Work VisasTemporary Work Visas
Under the U.S. immigration laws, a variety of nonimmigrant work visas allow foreign nationals come to the United States on a temporary basis to work.
Oct-26-2019
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) allows international students obtain practical training, while still a student in their degree program
Oct-26-2019
Student Visa TypesStudent Visa Types
Student visa types (F, J, and M) offer a variety of educational opportunities for international students and scholars in the United States.
Oct-26-2019
Immigration Bond for Release from DetentionImmigration Bond for Release from Detention
Individuals arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be released on bond pending the final determination of their status.
Oct-26-2019
New Unlawful Presence Rule for StudentsNew Unlawful Presence Rule for Students
The new USCIS Unlawful Presence Rule for international students dramatically modifies the method of computing days of unlawful presence.
Oct-26-2019
Release of Undocumented Immigrants on BondRelease of Undocumented Immigrants on Bond
Undocumented immigrants arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be released on bond pending the final determination of their status.
Oct-26-2019
Arrest of Undocumented Immigrants by ICEArrest of Undocumented Immigrants by ICE
Individuals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for alleged violation of immigration laws may be detained or released on bond.
Oct-26-2019
Expedited RemovalExpedited Removal
Expedited removal is the process for summarily deporting certain nonimmigrants without a hearing before an immigration judge or an appeal before the BIA.
Oct-26-2019
Prosecutorial DiscretionProsecutorial Discretion
Prosecutorial discretion is the authority of immigration officials in deciding whether to bring, defer, or drop charges, or to pursue the filed charges.
Oct-26-2019
Withholding of RemovalWithholding of Removal
Removable individuals, who may face a threat to life or freedom on the basis of particular grounds, may apply for withholding of removal.
Oct-26-2019
Cancellation of Removal for Battered Spouses & ChildrenCancellation of Removal for Battered Spouses & Children
Removable battered spouses and children, who have been continuously present in the United States for 3 years, may apply for cancellation of removal.
Oct-26-2019
Cancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent ResidentsCancellation of Removal for Nonpermanent Residents
Removable individuals, who have been continuously present in the United States for 10 years, may apply for the discretionary relief of cancellation of removal.
Oct-26-2019
Abbreviations Commonly Used in the Student Visa UniverseAbbreviations Commonly Used in the Student Visa Universe
Describing abbreviations commonly used in the student visa universe, such as F-1, F-2, ARO, COOP, CPT, DHS, DOS, DSO, OPT, PDSO, ROSEVIS, SEVP, or STEM.
Oct-26-2019
Removal Proceeding Defenses & Remedies for Undocumented ImmigrantsRemoval Proceeding Defenses & Remedies for Undocumented Immigrants
Several, though limited, defenses and remedies are available to undocumented immigrants in removal proceedings.
Oct-26-2019
Adjustment of Status Alternatives for Undocumented ImmigrantsAdjustment of Status Alternatives for Undocumented Immigrants
Certain undocumented immigrant, even though not eligible for adjustment of status, may be able to seek alternative remedies to secure immigrant status.
Oct-26-2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a law enforcement agency harged with the enforcement of immigration laws.
Oct-26-2019
Getting Green Card through EmploymentGetting Green Card through Employment
Students wishing to stay in the United States after graduation, have many options for seeking immigrant visas based on employment, family ties, or investment.
Oct-26-2019
Undocumented ImmigrantsUndocumented Immigrants
Undocumented immigrants are those, who have illegally entered into the United States without inspection and live here without lawful immigration status.Immigration remedies, available to undocumented immigrants, are limited.
Oct-26-2019
Employment While StudyingEmployment While Studying
Employment options for international students include on- and off-campus employment, and Curricular and Optional Practical Training.
Oct-26-2019
Arrest and Detention by ICEArrest and Detention by ICE
Individuals arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for alleged violation of immigration laws may be detained or released on bond.
Oct-25-2019
Convention against Torture (CAT) ProtectionConvention against Torture (CAT) Protection
Removable individuals, who are in danger of being tortured if removed, may apply for temporary relief of Convention against Torture (CAT) protection.
Oct-25-2019
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Nationals of certain countries stricken by natural disaster, war, or armed conflict, may apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States.
Oct-25-2019
Immigration Consequences of Illegal EntryImmigration Consequences of Illegal Entry
Entering the United States outside of a designated time at a port of entry, or without inspection, constitutes illegal entry and carries significant penalties.
Oct-25-2019
Bona Fide Marriage Recognized for Immigration BenefitsBona Fide Marriage Recognized for Immigration Benefits
Those, who claim immigration benefits on the basis of marriage, must be prepared to show that their marriage is bona fide, i.e., it is real and not a sham.
Oct-25-2019
EB-5 Investment Visa OptionsEB-5 Investment Visa Options
Applicants for U.S. immigrant visa (EB-5) have the options of direct investment or regional center investment."; // at either $900,000 or $1.8 million.
Oct-25-2019
Changes to the EB-5 ProgramChanges to the EB-5 Program
New changes to the EB-5 Program will take effect on November 21, 2019.
Oct-25-2019
Change of Address Requirement for NoncitizensChange of Address Requirement for Noncitizens
Almost all non-citizens in the United States must update their address with the USCIS, or face civil and criminal penalties.
Oct-25-2019
Consequences of OverstayingConsequences of Overstaying
Nonimmigrants, who overstay their permission to stay, accrue days of unlawful presence, which may result in their inadmissibility for a period of years.
Oct-25-2019
Grace PeriodsGrace Periods
Grace periods provide time to international students for bringing their status in compliance with the immigration laws, as they proceed with their education.
Oct-25-2019
Employment While Immigrant Application PendingEmployment While Immigrant Application Pending
Beneficiaries of immigrant petitions with a pending adjustment of status application may be able to work in the United States, with prior authorization.
Sep-30-2019
Immigration BasicsImmigration Basics
Explanation of basic concepts used in immigration practice, such as preference classes, beneficiaries, adjustment of status, and consular processing.
Sep-30-2019
Consular ProcessingConsular Processing
Immigration applicants outside of the United States, and some who are inside the country, must contact a consulate overseas for immigration visa processing.
Sep-30-2019
Asylum in the United StatesAsylum in the United States
Individuals fearing persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, may apply for asylum.
Sep-30-2019
Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)
The Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) protects children seeking immigrant visas, either by freezing their age or by deducting some time from their age.
Sep-30-2019
Derivative BeneficiariesDerivative Beneficiaries
A derivative beneficiary is a person who is not the direct beneficiary of an immigration petition but can accompany, or follow-to-join, the lead beneficiary.
Sep-30-2019
Adjustment of Status to Permanent ResidentAdjustment of Status to Permanent Resident
Adjustment of status allows qualified applicants to adjust their status and receive an immigrant visa while they are still in the United States.
Sep-30-2019
Priority Dates & Visa AvailabilityPriority Dates & Visa Availability
Some immigrant classes have numerical limits, and prospective immigrants receive a priority date designating their place in the queue for an immigrant visa.
Sep-30-2019
Traveling Out of the United States While Immigrant Application PendingTraveling Out of the United States While Immigrant Application Pending
Beneficiaries of immigrant petitions with a pending adjustment of status application may travel outside of the United States after receiving advance parole.
Sep-30-2019
Expedited Processing of EB-5 Immigrant Petition by Alien EntrepreneurExpedited Processing of EB-5 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
The USCIS usually takes about 2 years to process investment visa petitions. Under limited circumstances, it may be possible to request expedited processing.
Apr-24-2019
Removing Condition on Permanent Residence Based on InvestmentRemoving Condition on Permanent Residence Based on Investment
EB-5 investors with a conditional permanent residence must file a petition within the prescribed time period to remove the condition on their residence.
Apr-24-2019
Removal Proceeding Procedure & DefensesRemoval Proceeding Procedure & Defenses
Removal proceedings are held before an immigration judge, to determine removability as well as the availability of discretionary relief from removal.
Apr-24-2019
Treaty Traders & Investors (E-1 & E-2 Visas)Treaty Traders & Investors (E-1 & E-2 Visas)
E-1 and E-2 visas are nonimmigrant visas for traders and investors who are nationals of countries that have qualifying treaties with the United States.
Apr-24-2019
Immigrant Visas (Green Card) for Spouses of Permanent Residents (F-2A)Immigrant Visas (Green Card) for Spouses of Permanent Residents (F-2A)
U.S. permanent residents may sponsor their spouses for immigration to the United States.
Apr-24-2019
Removing Condition on Permanent Residence Based on MarriageRemoving Condition on Permanent Residence Based on Marriage
Spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have conditional permanent residence, must petition to remove the condition on their residence.
Apr-24-2019
Dos and Don'ts for International StudentsDos and Don'ts for International Students
Basic dos and don'ts for international students, on various topics such as the difference between permission to stay and visa expiration.
Apr-22-2019
Temporary Professional Workers (H-1B Visa)Temporary Professional Workers (H-1B Visa)
H-1B is a temporary work visa, which allows U.S. employers to employ foreign-born professionals for specialty occupations on a temporary basis.
Mar-19-2019
Staying in the United States after GraduationStaying in the United States after Graduation
Students, who wish to stay in the United States after the completion of their studies, have several options to immigrate here. Those options include family-based, employment-based, or investment-based immigrant visas (permanent residence or green card).
Mar-06-2019
STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT)STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT)
STEM Optional Practical Training (STEM OPT) allows Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) major students extend their OPT by 24 months.
Feb-25-2019
Grounds for Removal (Deportability Grounds)Grounds for Removal (Deportability Grounds)
Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act prescribes the classes of removable noncitizens.
Feb-25-2019
Job Classifications for EB-5 InvestmentJob Classifications for EB-5 Investment
Applicants for investor visa must create at least 10 full-time direct jobs. Regional center investors may count indirect and induced jobs towards the total.
Feb-25-2019
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Certain undocumented immigrants, who have come to the United States as children, may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA).
Feb-25-2019
Comparing Direct v. Regional Center EB-5 InvestmentComparing Direct v. Regional Center EB-5 Investment
Applicants for U.S. investment immigrant visa (EB-5) should compare advantages and disadvantages of direct investment versus regional center investment.
Feb-25-2019
Removal Proceeding Defenses & RemediesRemoval Proceeding Defenses & Remedies
Depending on the facts and circumstances, several defenses and remedies are available to individuals in removal proceedings.
Feb-25-2019
EB-5 Investment VisaEB-5 Investment Visa
Applicants for U.S. immigrant visa (EB-5), via either direct or regional center investment, must invest $500,000 or $1 million and create 10 jobs.
Feb-25-2019
Removal ProceedingsRemoval Proceedings
Removal proceedings are held before an immigration judge, to determine removability of a non-citizen and the availability of relief from removal.
Feb-25-2019
International Students & ScholarsInternational Students & Scholars
Thanks to its immigration laws, the United States is the world’s top education destination, with nearly 25% of the international students worldwide.
Feb-11-2019
Immigration to the United StatesImmigration to the United States
Decisions to immigrate are unique and personal. United States immigration laws provide many immigration options. We will assist in achieving your goals.
Feb-05-2019
Voluntary DepartureVoluntary Departure
Voluntary departure is the government's consent to allow a noncitizen depart the United States voluntarily instead of being removed pursuant to a removal order.
Jan-31-2019
Multinational Managers & Executives (EB-1C)Multinational Managers & Executives (EB-1C)
Multinational managers and executives are eligible for first preference employment-based (EB-1C) immigrant visa (green card) to the United States.
Jan-31-2019
National Interest Waiver (EB-2C)National Interest Waiver (EB-2C)
People of exceptional ability, whose employment would greatly benefit the nation, may apply for 2nd preference work-based (EB-2C or EB-NIW) U.S. immigrant visa.
Jan-31-2019
Detention of Undocumented Immigrants by ICEDetention of Undocumented Immigrants by ICE
Undocumented immigrants arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may be detained at any of several detention centers or be released on bond.
Jan-31-2019
Family-Based ImmigrationFamily-Based Immigration
Depending on their status, U.S. citizens and permanent residents may sponsor certain members of their family for immigration to the United States.
Jan-31-2019
Immigrant Visas (Green Card) for Spouses of U.S. CitizensImmigrant Visas (Green Card) for Spouses of U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens may sponsor their spouses for immigration to the United States as immediate relative immigrants.
Jan-31-2019
K-1 Visa for Fiancés of U.S. CitizensK-1 Visa for Fiancés of U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens may sponsor their fiancés for immigration to the United States. Upon approval, the fiancé will receive a nonimmigrant K-1 visa.
Jan-31-2019
Green Card for Children of U.S. Citizens & Permanent ResidentsGreen Card for Children of U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents
U.S. citizen and permanent resident may petition for the immigration of their children to the United States.
Jan-31-2019
Special Immigrants (EB-4)Special Immigrants (EB-4)
A large variety of special immigrants are eligible for fourth preference employment-based (EB-4) immigrant visa (green card) to the United States.
Jan-31-2019
Grounds of Inadmissibility to the United StatesGrounds of Inadmissibility to the United States
Immigration laws prescribe a number of grounds under which noncitizens are deemed temporarily or permanently inadmissible to the United Stated.
Jan-31-2019
NAFTA Professionals (TN & TD Visas)NAFTA Professionals (TN & TD Visas)
TN visa is for NAFTA professionals from Canada and Mexico, who wish to come to the United States to work on a temporary basis.
Jan-31-2019
Green Card for Parents of U.S. Citizens (IR-5 Immigrant Visa)Green Card for Parents of U.S. Citizens (IR-5 Immigrant Visa)
U.S. citizens, who are at least 21, may sponsor their parents for immigration to the United States, as immediate relative immigrants.
Jan-31-2019
Intracompany Transferees (L Visa)Intracompany Transferees (L Visa)
L Visa is a nonimmigrant visa for intracompany transferees, allowing certain foreign companies temporarily transfer their qualified staff to the United States.
Jan-31-2019
Optional Practical Training (OPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students obtain practical training after completing their formal academic studies.
Jan-31-2019
Nonimmigrant Visas to the United StatesNonimmigrant Visas to the United States
Temporary visitors to the United States receive nonimmigrant visas. Each visa category has its own terms and conditions.
Jan-31-2019
Cap-Gap ExtensionCap-Gap Extension
Cap-Gap Extension allows F-1 students seeking an H-1B visa to stay and work after the expiration of their student status until their H-1B work starts.
Jan-31-2019
EB-5 Investment Visa through Direct InvestmentEB-5 Investment Visa through Direct Investment
Applicants for U.S. investment immigrant visa (EB-5) via direct investment must invest a substantial sum, create jobs, and actively manage their business.
Dec-07-2018
EB-5 Investment Visa through Investment in a Regional CenterEB-5 Investment Visa through Investment in a Regional Center
Applicants for U.S. immigrant visa (EB-5) via regional center investment must invest a substantial sum and create jobs, but would not have management duties.
Dec-07-2018
Professional & Workers (EB-3)Professional & Workers (EB-3)
Professionals and skilled and unskilled worker are eligible for third preference employment-based (EB-3) immigrant visa (green card) to the United States.
Nov-30-2018
Labor Certification (PERM)Labor Certification (PERM)
Employers wishing to employ certain immigrant professionals and workers must first obtain a labor certification (PERM) from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Nov-30-2018
People of Exceptional Ability (EB-2B)People of Exceptional Ability (EB-2B)
People with exceptional ability in sciences, arts, or business are eligible for second preference work-based (EB-2A) U.S. immigrant visa (green card).
Nov-30-2018
Green Card for Professionals & WorkersGreen Card for Professionals & Workers
Advanced degree professionals, professionals, and skilled and unskilled workers, are eligible for 2nd and 3rd preference immigrant visas to the United States.
Nov-30-2018
Outstanding Professors & Researchers (EB-1B)Outstanding Professors & Researchers (EB-1B)
Outstanding professors and researchers are eligible for first preference employment-based (EB-1B) immigrant visa (green card) to the United States.
Nov-30-2018
People of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A)People of Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A)
People with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics may apply for 1st preference work-based (EB-1A) U.S. immigrant visa.
Nov-30-2018
Employment-Based Immigration VisasEmployment-Based Immigration Visas
Professionals, professors, skilled and unskilled workers, and investors may immigrate to the United States under five work-based immigration categories.
Nov-30-2018
Advanced Degree Professionals (EB-2A)Advanced Degree Professionals (EB-2A)
Professionals holding advanced degrees are eligible for second preference employment-based (EB-2A) immigrant visa (green card) to the United States.
Nov-30-2018

 

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