EB-2 and EB-3 are two types of “Employment-Based” green card categories. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants these visas to foreign nationals depending on their degrees, professional skills, and country of origin. Before selecting the right one for you, it is best to consider the different options available.
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Because the H-1B visa is in such high demand due to its versatility and dual intent, the USCIS has placed strict rules concerning the nature of a visa applicant’s work. While it’s common knowledge that a foreign professional needs a job offer from a U.S. employer to apply, is it possible for an H-1B holder to start his or her own business? The answer: yes. Although the process is usually difficult and subject to increased scrutiny, it is possible. Here’s how.
That was how much time one consulting company had left when they came to us with a very puzzling H-1B request for evidence concerning one of their employees.
In the world of immigration law, two weeks is hardly enough time to do anything.
On December 23, 2016, the USCIS implemented a new fee schedule that made some drastic changes to both temporary non-immigrant as well as permanent immigrant visa categories. In this article, we will discuss what changes have been made family-based green card filing fees.
The USCIS is the only organization which maintains the right to revoke your H1B. When they do revoke it, it is usually for one of two reasons–the sponsoring employer is going out of business or the sponsoring employer has withdrawn their original petition. Since having your H1B visa revoked or being laid off can be quite frightening for a foreign worker, it’s best to learn exactly what rights you are entitled to and how to make the best of an uncertain situation.
The Department of State has just released it’s monthly update for immigrant visa applicants. With the March 2017 Visa Bulletin only a few hours old, it’s time to break down what changes have been made to the final action dates and the dates of filing.
Alongside U.S. citizens, there are so many foreign natives that positively stimulate the U.S. economy by developing innovative technology and companies, creating jobs in the U.S. workforce, and generating revenue in the U.S.
On August 26, 2016, USCIS proposed and released a draft text of an action called the International Entrepreneur Rule which welcomes international entrepreneurs into the United States. This rule would grant permission to temporarily enter and reside in U.S. to selected international entrepreneurs that meet the requirements of this proposal so that they can develop and grow their startup companies.
On the road to a green card, there are several paths that you might take. Because the waiting times are often very long, the circumstances surrounding your status might change for the better. If your employment is taking a turn that may qualify you for EB3 to EB2 porting, this article can show you how.
For foreign extraordinary workers, there are many visa options available. Choosing the right one, however, can easily be complicated. In this post, we will help you understand the differences between the O-1 visa and the EB-1 green card.
If you’re planning on switching from O-1 to an EB-1 status, the process will require some changes that each applicant will need to thoroughly understand. Keep reading to learn about the visa application process, filing for a new visa, and the checklist requirements needed for an EB-1.
On January 27th, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a travel ban executive order into effect that puts a hold on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and prevents refugees from seven distinct nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days.