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EB-5 Cost

EB-5 Cost

Visas and green cards represent significant investments made on the part of the beneficiary. However, the EB-5 green card is even more of an investment. Understandably, if you are interesting in pursuing this visa, you may want to know all of the details about the process, including how much the green card will cost you. Here, we’ll go over the EB-5 cost and what you can expect from a financial perspective.

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October 2018 Visa Bulletin

October 2018 Visa Bulletin

One of the biggest parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those that have invested the time, effort, and money into an immigrant visa, questions arise such as “How long will it take for my date to be current?” and “Can I speed this process up?”. To help answer these questions, this post will provide regular monthly updates on the most recent visa bulletin, an analysis of the date movements, and what predictions are made about the coming months. This month, we’ll go over the October 2018 visa bulletin.

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How EB-1C Abuse Works

EB-1C Abuse

The EB-1C green card is among the most prestigious immigrant visas available. It offers great advantages and perks, which are helpful to qualified workers who wish to live and work in the U.S. However, many believe that changes need to be made to the policies surrounding this green card in order to avoid EB-1C abuse. Find out how EB-1C filing is being abused and where what can be done to fix it.

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H1B Travel while I-485 is Pending

Traveling On an H-1B

Many H-1B visa holders who have filed I-485 applications are finding difficulty identifying the proper procedure of reentry into the United States after traveling abroad. However there are two possibilities that can occur depending on the specific visa status. The foreign national has the option to either reenter the country through Advance Parole (AP) or a valid H-1B visa stamp. However, there are major differences between the two.

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Changes to Unlawful Presence for Students and Exchange Visitors

Unlawful Status

Accruing unlawful presence in the U.S. is never a good thing in the world of immigration law. As soon as your departure date on your I-94 expires or you are no longer maintaining your visa status, you begin accruing unlawful presence time, which can result in severe penalties that may make it much more difficult to re-enter the U.S. in the future. For those who are students or exchange visitors, falling out of status can be a more difficult thing to avoid. That’s why the USCIS has made some changes through a memorandum to help those who may have accumulated unlawful presence in the U.S. under these visas.

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Green Card vs Citizenship

Green Card vs Citizenship

If you read enough about immigration law, you might think that a U.S. green card is the pinnacle of achievement–the end of the immigration journey. But just because you are a lawful permanent resident, doesn’t mean that there isn’t more out there. U.S. citizens enjoy rights and privileges that green card holders do not. The question is, what does it take to become a citizen and do the pros outweigh the cons in the debate of the green card vs citizenship?

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Common I-9 Mistakes

Common I-9 Mistakes

Whether you represent a small business or a large corporation, the I-9 form is central to your employed human resources. You may think you have it all sorted out when it comes to this seemingly mundane federal process, but when it comes to immigration law, there are some things to consider. If you want to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that employers make with their I-9 filings, this post can help.

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Guide to Renew Green Card After 2 Years

renew green card after 2 years

As a conditional permanent resident, you are entitled to receive a green card which is valid for a period of two years. However, in order to legally remain a resident in the United States after that two-year period, you must file a petition to remove the conditions in the 90 days before the expiration of your green card. In this guide, we’ll explore exactly how to renew green card after 2 years and the implications if you fail to do so.

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I-140 Processing Time

I-140 Processing Time

A green card represents a significant investment, so it makes sense that you would want to know everything about the process–including how long it will take. A large part of the time it takes to get an employment-based green card is the I-140 processing time, which isn’t the same for everyone. Find out what goes into this versatile form and what you can do to speed up the process.

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J-1 Waiver Timeline for India

J-1 Visa Waiver Timeline IndiaAnyone seeking a J-1 visa waiver knows all-too-well how it can be a time consuming process and often challenging endeavor. While many of the obstacles involve the United State’s immigration timeline, the country of origin also plays a role in how long the entire process takes from beginning to end. In this post we’ll explore the J-1 waiver timeline for holders from India in addition to the process as a whole.

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