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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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August 2018 Visa Bulletin

August 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 August 2018 visa bulletin.

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J1 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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H4 Visa EAD FAQs | Common H4 EAD Questions Answered

H4 EAD FAQ

On May 26, 2015, the USCIS began accepting applications for H-4 dependent spouses to obtain employment authorization. This long-awaited change is a relief for the thousands of H-4 holders who will be eligible for the benefits of employment. We’ve received many questions regarding qualifications, documentation required, processing procedures and the EAD lawsuit. Below is our H-4 EAD FAQ series based on information released by USCIS.

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F-1 Processing Time

F-1 Visa Processing Time

One of the great aspects of U.S. immigration law is the fact that it extends a welcoming hand to students from all over the world. Getting an F-1 visa can be highly beneficial and can be a great stepping stone to other immigration opportunities. But just how long is the F-1 processing time? Well, the answer depends on a number of factors, so let’s dive into how you get an F-1 visa and how much time you can expect that to take.

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H-1B Sponsorship by Small Companies

H-1B Sponsorship For Small Companies

The H-1B visa is available to anyone who gets a specialty job with a U.S. company. However, even if a company technically qualifies for the H-1B, not all situations are the same. For small businesses, there are some hurdles that need to be overcome before committing to this visa path for a worker. For workers, it is important to know these hurdles to effectively choose an employer that can see the process all the way through.

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L-1 to H-1B Change of Status

L-1 to H-1B change of status

H-1B and L-1 visas are both desired by companies who want to recruit highly skilled foreign workers. L-1 (intra-company transferee visas) permit entry into the U.S. to foreign skilled professionals who are qualified as managers, executives or with some “specialized knowledge” in their field, vital to the operation of the U.S. business. In some cases, you may desire an L-1 to H-1B change of status in order to better suit your current circumstances. Continue reading

How to Enter U.S. to Start a Business as a Foreigner

Staring A Business As A Foreigner

Foreign entrepreneurs and professionals often approach our firm wanting to know what their options are when it comes to starting a business in the United States. While each scenario is different, there are a number of viable visa options made available by the U.S. government. In this post we’ll explore which pathways may be appropriate to start or expand an enterprise in the country including business visitor visas, treaty investor visa, intracompany transferee, and more.

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O-1 Visa Benefits

O-1 Visa Benefits

When it comes to working temporarily in the U.S., you can’t go wrong with the O-1 visa. The advantages it provides are substantial, but getting an O-1 is no small feat. You’ll need to demonstrate that you are a foreign national with extraordinary achievement, and there’s a lot that goes into that statement. In this post, we’ll find out just how you can qualify and how the O-1 visa benefits apply to your case.

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