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Immigration

What happens if I get married when I am the beneficiary of a family based immigrant petition? Will my family-based preference category change if I get married or divorced?

October 21st, 2016|

Legal Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens are usually able to submit immigration petitions for their children. The ability for parents to sponsor their children [...]

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Can I get work authorization as the spouse of an H-1B visa holder? Can I work if my spouse has an H-1B visa and has applied for an immigrant visa?

October 12th, 2016|

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. Spouses and children of H-1B visa holders [...]

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Can my step-child obtain a visa from me? Can my adopted child obtain a visa from me? If I am a child’s legal guardian, can the child obtain any immigration benefits?

October 6th, 2016|

Can my step-child obtain a visa from me? Immigration treats step-children and biological children for the most part identically. If you married your step-child’s [...]

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How will my E-2 investment be calculated? Can I apply for an E-2 visa if my investment was made several years ago? Can I include expenditures in my E-2 investment that were made before I started the business?

October 4th, 2016|

An E-2 visa is an investor visa that allows an entrepreneur to start a business, invest in a business or purchase a business in the United [...]

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What is Happening to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program? How Will the Reauthorization Affect Foreign Nationals Who Want to Invest in the United States?

September 16th, 2016|

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is a green card option for an immigrant entrepreneur that would like to buy an existing business, start a [...]

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What is the Diversity Lottery? When does the Diversity Lottery open? Can I apply for the Diversity Lottery if I am in the U.S. without status? Can the provisional waiver be used with the Diversity Lottery?

September 16th, 2016|

The Diversity Lottery is a program that provides green cards for people from countries with historically low rates of immigration through a lottery system. 50,000 [...]

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Common E-2 Visa Myths

September 15th, 2016|

An E-2 visa is an investor visa that allows an entrepreneur to start a business, invest in a business or purchase a business in [...]

If my company transfers me abroad, will I still be able to apply for citizenship? Can I apply for citizenship if I have to spend time outside of the United States?

September 6th, 2016|

In today’s global economy, intercompany transfers between U.S. companies, their foreign branches, or subsidiaries are common. For green card holders of the United States [...]

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Is there a new visa for start-ups? What is the proposed new visa for entrepreneurs? – A look at the new rule for parole for international entrepreneurs

September 2nd, 2016|

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a rule to allow international entrepreneurs to have temporary permission to be in the United States [...]

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