The EB-3 Employment-based immigration visa will be unavailable through to September 30, 2019 for all applicants worldwide. This is a result of the visa [...]
You were on a J-1 visa program working in the United States as an intern or trainee and towards the end of your expiry [...]
New Public Charge Rules Revealed: Higher Scrutiny for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Applicants Receiving Certain Federal Public Benefits
The Department of Homeland Security has issued the final rule on public charge. Originally published in October 10, 2018, the new rules seek to [...]
Despite the fact that the EB-5 investment immigration program has been renewed again, again, and again, every time it has come close to expiration without change, USCIS has [...]
We just received an I-140 approval with USCIS. The company is a beauty brand company and the beneficiary is a model for the beauty brand. To find out [...]
A “green card” or permanent resident card is a document that shows a that a person can stay in the U.S. and work here [...]
USCIS have announced that they have plans to reassign some green card and naturalization cases from local field offices with long backlogs to those [...]
July 2019 Visa Bulletin: New Cutoff Date Imposed for EB-5 India. Will I have to wait for an EB-5 visa if I’m Indian?
The State Department announced on June 13, 2019 that, due to high demand, a cutoff date of May 1, 2017 will be applied for [...]
Can I quit my current job and start working at another employer while my I-485 is pending? Can I use my approved EAD to work at another employer?
Many employment based green card applications are processed while an applicant is on an H-1B visa. This usually involves filing an I-140 petition along [...]
Scott Legal just had immigrant visas approved for a diversity lottery applicant and his family. The applicant and his family are from Germany and their interview [...]
U.S. Statement Department have announced that they have chosen the winners of the FY 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes [...]
What happens if the Petitioner of an I-130 petition dies before beneficiary gets a green card? Can a beneficiary still get a green card if a Relative dies?
If you are a U.S. citizen or a green card holder, you can file form I-130 and sponsor certain family relatives for a green [...]
I was selected in a Diversity Visa Lottery. How do I qualify for the Diversity Lottery Green Card? What documents do I need to submit for the Diversity Lottery?
If you receive notification from the Electronic Diversity Visa Website that you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Program, you must complete numerous [...]
My Green Card application is pending, and my EAD card and Advance parole are about to expire. Do I have to renew them? Do I have to pay for the renewals?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You filed your Green Card application with the USCIS and you simultaneously applied for an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) [...]
My immigrant visa was approved at the U.S. Consulate abroad: Will I be able to enter the U.S. when I do not have my green card yet? How long will it take to get my green card?
If your green card application (such as family based green card, employment green card, or green card through the diversity lottery) was approved at [...]
What is the Adam Walsh Act? How can the Adam Walsh Act limit the immigration rights of a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder?
Form I-130 is an immigration form submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) by a U.S. citizen or Green card holder [...]
Is my Permanent Residency Automatically Extended when I Submit a Form I-829 Application? What is an Infopass Appointment and when should I book one?
The EB-5 program, also known as the Million Dollar Green Card, allows investors to obtain a Green Card if they invest either $500,000 or [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has sent a new EB-5 regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for federal review. The contents [...]
Unsecured Loan EB-5 Class Action Lawsuit: Potential Members Can Now Have Their Denials Reconsidered By USCIS
Zhang v. USCIS is a November 2018 Class Action Lawsuit that challenged USCIS’ denials of EB-5 investment petitions that had investment funds sourced solely [...]
What is the Process for a Green Card if I Marry a U.S. Citizen? How do I get a Green Card through Marriage? What are the ways to get a Green Card?
There are three common ways to get a green card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen. This post summarizes the three different options. Obtaining [...]
Will the definition of public charge change under the current administration? What does this mean for green card applicants?
On October 10, 2018 a proposed rule was published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), which seeks to change the definition of [...]
What if I am a derivative beneficiary in a green card application and I age out before the green card application is approved? Am I still eligible for a green card?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: Your uncle is a United States citizen and you want to immigrate to the United States. You cannot file [...]
Are my spouse and children eligible for green cards if I did not include them on my green card application? What are follow-to-join benefits?
If you were married or had children at the time your green card application was approved and your spouse or children did not apply [...]
On December 7, 2018 Congress has passed a short-term spending bill through until December 21, 2018. The previous extension was passed on September 27, [...]
We just had an I-140 approval with USCIS for a professional position. The company is a financial services staffing company and the beneficiary is a [...]
We just had an I-140 approval with USCIS for a professional position. The company is a recruitment company and the beneficiary is a senior recruiter. We [...]