The O-1 visa nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in certain fields. For more information about O-1 visa petitions, please click here. The O-2 nonimmigrant [...]
I changed my status in the U.S. from B-1 to E-2. Can my spouse apply for an E-2 visa at a Consulate abroad if I was never issued an E-2 visa?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: you came to the U.S. on a B-1 visa and filed a Change of Status application with USCIS asking [...]
I am in the U.S. on E-2 employee visa. Can I apply for unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus? Can my spouse apply for unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus?
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of our clients ask us the following question: Can I apply for unemployment benefits? If I apply for [...]
We just had an E-2 spousal visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan. The E-2 employee visa was approved in 2019 and the E-2 [...]
Who are derivative beneficiaries? When can my spouse and children apply for green cards as derivative beneficiaries? What if I get married after the I-130 petition is approved?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: your parent is a U.S. citizen, you are older than 21, and your U.S. citizen parent wants to sponsor [...]
I want to apply for an E-2 visa. Can my spouse apply for an E-2 spousal visa? Do we have to apply at the same time? What documents should my spouse bring to the interview?
If you are applying for an E-2 investor or an E-2 employee visa, your spouse may apply for an E-2 spousal visa. Please note [...]
Do E-2 spouses get the automatic 180 day EAD extension? My EAD expires in 2 weeks, is there any way to expedite the EAD renewal application? Can I file an Expedite Request?
Spouses of E-2 Investors or E-2 employees can apply for a Work Authorization Card (EAD card). What is the automatic 180 day extension? Aliens [...]
Which non-immigrant visa categories allow my spouse to work in the U.S.? How and when can my spouse apply for the work authorization? Can my spouse work for any employer?
If you are currently in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, your spouse may be able to work in the U.S. This article will [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the proposed regulation to rescind the H-4 employment authorization program is not likely to be published [...]
The Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to terminate the H-4 employment authorization program is still under review with the Office of Management and Budget. [...]
USCIS have announced today that it has began to accelerate USCIS’ transition into a digital business model. Starting today, Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has submitted a proposal to rescind the H-4 spousal work authorization regulation to the Office of Management and Budget [...]
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 [...]
Does My Spouse have to Apply for an E-2 Visa at the Same Time as Me? Can my Spouse Apply for an E-2 Visa Later?
Does My Spouse have to Apply for an E-2 Visa at the Same Time as Me? Can my Spouse Apply for an E-2 Visa [...]
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?
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 [...]