Yes. There are several ways family members can sponsor you for a green card. A United States Citizen, (“USC”) family member can petition for [...]
Can I get a Green Card if I have an L-1 Visa? Can I move from an L-1A to a Green Card? What are the differences between and L-1A and EB-1C?
On paper, the criteria for an L-1A and EB-1C are similar. In both cases, the following must exist: a qualifying relationship must exist between [...]
My employer is sponsoring me for a green card & I am concerned about being laid off or furloughed. If I get laid off or furloughed am I still eligible to get a green card?
Covid-19 has changed the rules for travel, engagement and employment. Many companies have started to reduce wages and put staff on leave, and some companies have [...]
Starting on December 26, 2019, USCIS is now accepting adjustment of status applications from certain Liberian nationals under Section 7611 of the National Defense [...]
What is a Reentry permit? When should I apply for a reentry permit? What is a Special Immigrant Returning Visa? When should I apply for a Special Immigrant Returning Visa?
As a green card holder, you have to keep in mind that you may lose your green card if you remain outside the U.S. [...]
We just had an approval for an employment based green card after the PERM and I-140 process. The green card was approved in New York [...]
I am a U.S. citizen. Which family members can I sponsor for a green card? What are Family Preference Categories? When will the green cards become available?
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 [...]
I married a U.S. citizen and I want to adjust my status. What do I have to do to get a green card? How long does it take to get a marriage based green card?
If you married a U.S. citizen and plan to apply for your green card, one option is to adjust your status in the United [...]
Employment Based Green Card Approval for Computer Systems Analyst at a Financial Services Consulting Company
We just had an approval for an employment based green card after the PERM and I-140 process. You can find out more about the three [...]
I have a Conditional Green Card based on a Marriage to a U.S. citizen. What do I need to do to remove the conditions from my Green Card? What if I am no longer with my spouse?
If you obtained your green card based on a marriage to a U.S. citizen and you have been married to the U.S. citizen for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Starting from noon EST on October 3, 2018, the State Department will begin accepting online registration for Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa lottery here. [...]
Green Card approval for an Employee of a Large Financial Institution at the New York USCIS Field Office for a National of Germany
We just had a green card approval for an employee of a large company. The applicant was sponsored for a green card by their U.S. [...]
I am Applying for my Green Card through an Employer. How Should I Prepare for my Green Card Interview?
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 12780, which, among other things, called for the implementation of standardized vetting procedures for immigration [...]
I Have Been Selected in the Diversity Visa Lottery and Am in the United States. Should I Apply for Adjustment of Status with USCIS or Apply for a Green Card at the Consulate?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes up to 50,000 green cards available annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are [...]
The U.S. State Department has chosen the winners of the Diversity Visa Lottery for Fiscal Year 2019. The diversity lottery visa is a program [...]
Can a DACA Recipient Apply for an Employer-Sponsored Green Card in the U.S.? Can a DACA Recipient Apply for Nonimmigrant Status in the U.S., Such as an H-1B or E-2?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that was introduced by the Obama Administration in June 2012 to provide work authorization and [...]
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?
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 [...]