If you want a green card and have ever thought about starting or purchasing a business in the United States an EB-5 Investor Visa [...]
I am a U.S. citizen and my fiancé(e) wants to move to the U.S. What is a fiancé(e) visa? What is the process of applying for a fiancé(e) visa? How long do we have to get married?
Your fiancé(e) can apply for a fiancé(e) (so called K-1) visa if: You are a U.S. citizen; You and your fiancé(e) plan to get [...]
On November 21, 2019, the new EB-5 Modernization Rules were implemented. The rules increased the minimum investment amount from $500,000 to $900,000 for Targeted [...]
USCIS has announced on March 27 that it is adopting measures to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFE) [...]
What is the impact of the Stimulus bill on my Immigration Status? Can I receive a Stimulus Check if I am on a Visa? Is there a Public Charge Impact to receiving a Stimulus Check?
As a result of the unprecedented Corona Virus pandemic, Congress has passed bipartisan economic relief legislation. The components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded [...]
The newspaper Politico is reporting that there are rumors that the Trump Administration is considering reducing the current TEA EB-5 investment amount from $900,000 [...]
Can I get my green card just because I have been living in the United States for 10 years? Is there an automatic 10 year Green Card? What is Cancellation of Removal?
A common misconception among undocumented immigrants is that if they have lived in the United States for at least 10 years, they can obtain [...]
What are the “Extraordinary Ability” Categories of Visas? What is the EB-1A Visa? What are the Similarities and Differences Between the O-1A Visa and EB-1A?
The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated [...]
Coronavirus Update: USCIS Announces Flexibility for Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny
USCIS has announced today that it is adopting measures to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to requests for evidence (RFE) or notices [...]
We just had an EB-2 national interest waiver approval for an engineer. The application was approved without an RFE and the applicant will now [...]
My child is a U.S. citizen. Can he/she sponsor me for a green card? Can I put my non-U.S. citizen child as a derivative beneficiary on the I-130 petition?
If your child is a U.S. citizen and is 21 or older, he/she can sponsor you for a green card under the immediate relative [...]
What is a transfer of underlying basis request? What factors does USCIS consider when adjudicating the transfer requests for Green Cards?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: Your employer filed an employment based petition (I-140) and you filed an Adjustment of Status application based on the [...]
State Department Requesting Expedited Review with Aims to Implement Public Charge Rule on February 24 to Coincide with Department of State’s Public Charge Rule
The State Department is working to expedite their new public charge rules in an effort to implements the rule on February 24, the same [...]
On January 27, 2020, the Supreme Court lifted a nationwide injunction blocking the new public charge rule initially slotted to take effect on October [...]
USCIS announced on January 29 an operational change in the EB-5 application adjudication process. Previously, USCIS adjudicated EB-5 applications in a first come first [...]
The State Department’s January 2020 Visa Bulletin included projections of immigrant visa availability though April and May 2020, and EB-3 visas are expected to [...]
There are several ways to obtain U.S. citizenship. For example, you automatically obtain U.S. citizenship if you are born in the U.S. If case [...]
In May 2019, the U.S. Department of State updated the DS160 and DS260 forms to include a question asking for the applicant’s last 5 years [...]
I am a U.S. citizen and I want to sponsor my parents for a Green Card. What documents do I need to submit to USCIS to demonstrate the parental relationship?
If you are a U.S. citizen and you want to sponsor your parents for a Green Card, you will need to submit evidence demonstrating [...]
On November 18, Congress passed a temporary continuing resolution to fund the government through to December 20. This means that the EB-5 regional center [...]
Starting on November 3, 2019, immigrant visa applicants at U.S. Consulates abroad must prove either that they will acquire approved health insurance within thirty [...]
PIMS (Petition Information Management Service) is an electronic system that provides U.S. consular posts with notification of non-immigrant visa petition approvals. It is the [...]
Will filing an immigrant petition impact my E-2 renewal? Is an E-2 visa a dual intent visa? Can I Renew my E-2 visa if I file an I-140 petition?
An E-2 visa is not a dual intent visa but it is about as close to a dual intent visa as you can get. [...]
The State Department published new public charge rules that will take effect on October 15. These new rules largely mirror the Department of Statement’s [...]
Today, a New York District judge issued a preliminary injection against the new “public charge” rules, preventing it from coming into effect on October [...]
I am a U.S. citizen, which members of my family can I sponsor for a green card? Who are my immediate relatives? Can my immediate relatives get a green card?
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can sponsor certain family members for a green card. There are two categories of family members you [...]
Can I apply for the Diversity Lottery While on an E-2 visa? Will the Diversity Lottery impact my visa? Can I apply for the diversity lottery?
The diversity lottery gives 50,000 people from different countries the opportunity to get a green card. You can find out more about the Diversity [...]
On September 26, 2019, Congress has passed a short-term spending bill through until November 21, 2019. This means that the programs that were slotted [...]
Starting from noon EST on October 2, 2019, the State Department will begin accepting online registration for Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa lottery here. Foreign [...]
In the recently published October visa bulletins, EB-2 and EB-3 visas are now current for most countries expect for Mainland China, India, and the [...]
The Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule to collect five years of social media history from applicants of certain immigration benefits, including [...]