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EB-3 Interview

EB-3 GREEN CARD INTERVIEW

The EB-3 green card is an employment-based immigrant visa category for foreign nationals who seek both employment opportunity and permanent resident status in the U.S. One of the major steps along the road to getting this green card is to go through an EB-3 interview with a consular officer. This post will highlight what you need to know before going in for your interview.

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June 2019 Visa Bulletin

June 2019 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 June 2019 visa bulletin.

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Divorce Before Green Card Interview

Divorce Before Green Card Interview

Divorce is an emotionally difficult situation that most people wish to avoid. However, despite many couples’ carefulness and commitment to their marriages, divorce, and separation are still sometimes inevitable. According to the American Psychologists Association, 40-50% of married couples in the U.S. divorce.  

Divorce usually affects the social and economic lives of many American residents in different ways. For those who are just settling down in the country and are in the process of obtaining their permanent resident status, divorce can be particularly problematic. So, if you divorce your spouse before your green card interview, how will that affect your status? In this post, we’ll discuss the process of continuing with your green card acquisition after a divorce.

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Green Card After Abandonment

Green Card After Abandonment

Being a green card holder in the U.S. doesn’t come without certain stipulations. One of the conditions is that the United States must be your permanent residence, and not anywhere else. The U.S. government forbids abandoning and staying overseas for more than 12 months without due process.

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EB-1 Green Card vs NIW

EB-1 vs NIW

Getting a green card through employment is one of the most popular methods of immigration into the United States. However, for most of the green card options, you need to have a U.S. employer sponsor you for your immigrant visa. If you are a business owner, do not have an occupation that is conducive to this setup, or would simply like to immigrate without going through an employer, there are a few options available. Two such options are the EB-1 green card and the National Interest Waiver. In this post, we’ll discuss the similarities and differences between these two paths and which may be better for your situation.

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EB-5 Green Card Extension

EB-5 Extension

At the outset, it is worth informing you that the issues surrounding the possible new regulations for the EB-5 immigrant investor program have finally been laid to rest. On February 15, 2019, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act in order to avert another government shutdown. EB-5 extension legislation was attached to the Act, which has paved the way for the continuation of the program until September 30, 2019.

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J-1 Visa Documents

J-1 Visa Documents

The J-1 exchange visitor visa is for applicants who are visiting the U.S. temporarily to participate in an approved program for the acquisition of skill and knowledge before returning home to their home country. Unlike other nonimmigrant work visas, J-1 applicants are not sponsored by employers; they are sponsored by certain programs approved by the U.S. Department of State.

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