Immigration News

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Immigration News Articles

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    December 2023 Visa Bulletin: Analysis & Predictions Including EB2 Priority Date India

    Published on November 09, 2023

    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…

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    How to Track Your Green Card Step by Step for Immigrants

    Published on November 05, 2023

    A green card is a commonly used term for a permanent resident card. A green card allows the holder to work and live in the United States without restrictions. On this page, you will learn how to check your green card status, your NVC case status, and delayed green card applications. Ways to Track the Green…

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    Guide to EB-2 NIW Self Petition

    Published on September 07, 2023

    There are a number of advantages to choosing the EB-2 green card category as your immigration pathway. One of which is the National Interest Waiver (NIW) option which essentially allows you to bypass the job offer requirement and also labor certification process. The labor certification (PERM) is a time-consuming process that involves obtaining a job…

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    Can You Self-Petition for O-1 Visa?

    Published on September 05, 2023

    If you are wondering if you can self-petition for an O-1 visa, the short answer is no, not in the traditional sense. But, you can create a company as an applicant and employ yourself as a way to establish an employee-employer relationship. That means those who are not necessarily employed or have not received a…

  • affidavit of support i-134 2023

    I-134 – Complete Guide to Affidavit of Support in the U.S.

    Published on August 22, 2023

    Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, is required when wanting to sponsor a visa applicant (temporary visitor visa or K1/K2 visa) in order to demonstrate that they will not become a “public charge” to the government. There have been a few definition versions of what it means to be a public charge. During the Trump administration,…

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    2024 Diversity Visa: Registration, Requirements, Results

    Published on July 20, 2023

    What is Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery in 2024 The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Out of the millions of people who apply every year, the DOS allots 55,000 immigrant visas per year through a lottery pool for foreign nationals from countries with historically low immigration rates to…

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    Enhanced Premium Processing for Individuals Seeking F, M, or J Nonimmigrant Status

    Published on June 13, 2023

    USCIS recently announced that it will now offer premium processing for certain petitions filed with Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, by individuals seeking to switch to F (academic students), M (vocational students), or J (exchange visitors) nonimmigrant status. The premium processing option allows applicants to have their cases expedited, resulting in faster processing…

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    O-1 Visa Requirements Explained in Detail

    Published on June 06, 2023

    Highly skilled professionals worldwide find working in the United States attractive. Those looking to succeed and stabilize in the U.S. have a range of visa options that may suit their particular situation. One unique pathway for skilled individuals to pursue is the O-1 visa. The O-1 visa comes with specific criteria and requirements to qualify….