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  • EAD vs H-1B Cover Photo

    EAD vs H-1B: All You Need to Know to Make the Decision

    Posted on October 04, 2022

    For many, whether it's temporary or permanent, working in the U.S. is a goal that is highly sought-after. There are numerous ways to contribute to the American workforce, and the EAD and the H-1B are two such ways. Knowing how these two tools of immigration relate can be vital to your efforts to work in the U.S. Here are the pros and cons of the EAD vs H-1B that will help you to make the right decision and learn about the key differences between the two. (more…)

  • B2 to H1B visa change of status

    B-1/B-2 to H-1B Change of Status

    Posted on September 25, 2022

    Faced with the difficulty of finding an H-1B sponsor from abroad, individuals frequently inquire as to how they can change their status from B-2 to H-1B or from B-1 to H-1B from within the United States. B-1 and B-2 visas are non-immigrant visas issued to foreign nationals visiting the United States for short periods of time, usually from 3-6 months. On this page, you will learn how to change your B-1 or B-2 visa to a work permit or a dual-intent visa like the H-1B. You will also learn about premium processing and possible issues of converting from B-1/B-2 to…

  • F4 visa for siblings cover photo

    Navigating the F4 Visa: Sibling Green Card

    Posted on September 24, 2022

    You grew up with them, they played with you, they teased you, they protected you, and in your eyes your siblings are immediate relatives. However, in the eyes of USCIS, a sibling green card falls under the family-based category and not the immediate relative category. Also known as the F4 visa, this family-based green card category varies from immediate relative green cards in terms of processing time, forms, necessary documents, and even who is allowed to sponsor them. To sponsor a sibling for an F4 visa, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. Permanent residents…

  • public charge rule revised

    Revised Public Charge Rule Effective Beginning this December 2022

    Posted on September 23, 2022

    Effective December 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's final rule regarding the amended criteria for a person to be deemed a public charge will go into effect. The changes fall in line with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) direction dating back to the late 90s. What Does it Mean to Be a Public Charge? In lament terms, a noncitizen is considered a public charge if they depend on one or more public benefits from the United States government to survive. This could be in the form of public cash assistance or long-term institutionalization at the government's expense.…

  • I-140 Processing Time

    I-140 Processing Time | Premium Processing Shortening and Porting

    Posted on September 22, 2022

    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. (more…)

  • EB-2-vs-EB-3 Cover Photo

    EB2 vs EB3 | Requirements, Processing Time and Priority Dates

    Posted on September 22, 2022

    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. On this page, you will learn about the differences between EB-2 vs EB-3, which one is better for you, and more. (more…)

  • H-1B Revoked & Layoffs

    H1B Revoked & Layoffs: FAQs

    Posted on September 21, 2022

    Getting an H-1B visa is no small feat. Between finding an employer to sponsor you, being selected in the cap, and waiting until October 1st to start working, the H-1B is a visa that is more involved than most other nonimmigrant options. For this reason, having your H-1B revoked can be devastating. Even though it’s not a denial or rejection, a revocation can be just as difficult to overcome, if not more difficult. (more…)

  • J-1 visa processing time cover photo

    J-1 Visa Processing Time

    Posted on September 20, 2022

    When you're planning your immigration case, you want details. You want to know what is required, which forms you need, how much it will cost, and, possibly most importantly, how much time it will take. If you are in the process of, or thinking about, applying for an exchange visitor visa, this post will break it down and give you an idea of what you can expect for your J-1 visa processing time. (more…)