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    Change Status from F-1 Visa to Marriage-Based Green Card

    Posted on April 15, 2024

    Many international students come to study in the United States every year through an F-1 nonimmigrant visa. The visa is granted only for the duration of each student’s program, with some additional months to gain work experience, after which you will need to return to your home country. The marriage green card process can be complicated no matter which immigration route you pursue. VisaNation ensures that our clients are applying through the right pathway to increase their chances of approval, along with taking care of the entire application process. Get started today! Getting Marriage Green Cards is Easy and Simple…

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    Key Differences between Fiancé(e) Visa vs Spouse Visa

    Posted on April 12, 2024

    Deciding between a fiancé(e) visa vs spouse visa can be confusing if you don't know the legal intricacies between the two immigration paths.The two visas have their distinct advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into account before beginning the filing process. While they both have their individual characteristics and benefits, there are significant differences between the fiancé(e) visa vs spouse visa. If you are unsure of which one suits you best, then we can help you decide on the best course of action. Get started today! Getting a Green Card for Your Loved Ones is Easy and Simple with…

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    May 2024 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions Including EB2 Priority Date India

    Posted on April 10, 2024

    One of the most significant parts of getting a green card in the U.S. is waiting for your priority date to be current. For those who 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?" We provide regular monthly updates on the most recent visa bulletin, analyze the date movements, and predict upcoming months to help answer these questions. This month, we'll go over the May 2024 visa bulletin. (more…)

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    J-1 Waiver: Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

    Posted on April 09, 2024

    The J-1 visa is a common and popular nonimmigrant work and study visa that encourages foreign nationals to come to the U.S. temporarily to learn and gain skills to take back to their home country. J-1 visa holders are completely free to marry U.S. citizens, but that does not automatically qualify them for permanent resident status (green card). In order to make that transition, there are several steps that need to be taken. On this page, you will learn how to make the J-1 to green card transition. J-1 to a marriage green card is a common transition, however, it…

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    Family-Based Green Card Application Fees: Breakdown for All Relatives

    Posted on April 04, 2024

    On this page, you will learn about family-based green card filing fees, how much it costs to sponsor an immigrant and all other information related to the cost of a green card application. Every family-based green card application process starts by filing forms such as the I-130 and I-485, depending on the location of the green card application beneficiary. Each of these application forms has its own filing fees. In addition, there are other expenses, such as immigration medical exam fees, biometric service fees, and many more. All these make up the total cost of a family-based green card application. If…

  • H-1B Cap 2024-2025: Complete Guide on Process, Timelines, Registration, Fees

    Posted on April 04, 2024

    The H-1B Visa 2024-25 cap filing season is right around the corner. It's time to look at the H1-B visa lottery, including H-1B registration, requirements, and potential changes. Use this guide as your one-stop shop for all your H-1B visa 2024 information, news, and updates. (more…)

  • H-1B to Green Card: Processing Time, Steps & Options

    Posted on April 04, 2024

    The H-1B visa is especially popular because it is considered “dual intent” which means the visa holder can not only enter the U.S. but also seek lawful permanent resident status (green card status). In this guide, you'll learn the  H1B to green card process including steps for the best chances of approval.  (more…)

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    H-1B Visa Fees 2024-2025: Extension, Amendment & Transfer Cost

    Posted on April 04, 2024

    To save time and money, it's vital to have a clear understanding of the H-1B visa fees. Avoiding common errors requires a thorough knowledge of how to pay these fees and who is responsible for them. Whether you're applying for the H-1B visa in the FY 2024-25 season or not, understanding the costs associated with H-1B transfers, premium processing, extensions, and more is critical. This post will provide you with the necessary information to ensure that you are well-informed and confident when dealing with the H-1B visa. Important Update USCIS has finalized the selection process for H-1B registrations for Fiscal…