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Obtaining Citizenship Via Marriage

Citizenship Through MarriageDifferent countries offer different pathways to citizenship. For the US, citizenship via marriage to a US citizen is especially common. Marrying a US citizen, however, does not guarantee you citizenship. The path and timelines to citizenship via marriage can also take a long time. Getting married to a US citizen simply helps in obtaining a green card and is the first step of your journey to full citizenship.
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H4 Visa EAD FAQs | Common H4 EAD Questions Answered

H4 EAD FAQ

On May 26, 2015, the USCIS began accepting applications for H-4 dependent spouses to obtain employment authorization. This long-awaited change is a relief for the thousands of H-4 holders who will be eligible for the benefits of employment. We’ve received many questions regarding qualifications, documentation required, processing procedures and the EAD lawsuit. Below is our H-4 EAD FAQ series based on information released by USCIS.

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Green Card Exit Tax

Green Card Exit Tax

Not everyone who has or gains citizenship or lawful permanent resident status in the United States wants to keep it. People have been leaving the U.S. on a permanent basis since its inception and the numbers are only rising. There are many reasons why you might chose to leave be it because of family, politics, or just wanting to return home for good. This makes you an expatriate. While this sounds derogatory, it is completely normal and common. However, for some of the wealthier expatriates, the Internal Revenue Service may hit you with a hefty tax before you leave called the green card exit tax.

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H-1B Processing Time 2020 | Delays, Extension, Premium Processing

H-1B Processing Time 2020

Each year, more and more people are vying to obtain the most popular U.S. work visa, the H-1B. Needless to say, most people who are interested in this visa want to know everything that is involved with the process, including the H-1B processing time for the 2020 Fiscal Year. Read on to find out how long you have to wait from the moment your petition is filed to the day you can start working in the U.S. Continue reading

Fiancé(e) Visa Denial

Fiance Visa Denial

A K-class visa is a non-immigrant visa category. It is widely used for a loved one of a US citizen to join them in the United States. The K-1 class explicitly is for a fiancé(e) to join his or her partner in the United States. Have you experienced a fiancé(e) visa denial? If so, it could have been denied for many different reasons. It is important to know how to address issues specific to your case.

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December 2018 Visa Bulletin

December 2018 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 December 2018 visa bulletin.

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O-1 Visa Agent

O-1 Visa Agents

The O-1 is a special nonimmigrant visa for those foreign nationals that can be classified as extraordinary. Part of the extraordinary nature of this visa is that you can have an O-1 visa agent represent you, provided some criteria are met. This post will help you better understand the rules surrounding an O-1 visa agent whether you are a beneficiary looking to hire an agent or someone who wants to become an agent themselves.

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J-1 vs F-1 Visa

J-1 vs F-1 Visa

Studying in the U.S. can be a great benefit to those who wish to learn and gain degrees and certifications from institutions that are only located within our borders. There are two main ways for a foreign resident to study in the U.S. through standalone visas: the J-1 and the F-1. However, deciding between the two can be difficult without some background information and it often takes an expert to make the wisest decision. Find out what the advantages and disadvantages are of each visa as well as how you can determine the best visa for your particular immigration situation.

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Citizenship for Children

Citizenship for Kids

Becoming a citizen of the United States is the final step of the immigration journey. This status provides many benefits, including bringing children into the U.S. as citizens and gaining citizenship for those kids that were already in the U.S. as legal permanent residents. Find out what you need to know when it comes to naturalizing children and getting citizenship for kids.

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Green Card Denial

Green Card Denial

When pursuing a green card in the U.S., there is a lot on the line. You have invested time, effort, and money into your immigration path that cannot be replaced if lost. That’s why getting a green card denial can be so devastating. For those that are in the midst of a denial or are looking to avoid one entirely, this post is for you. Take a look at some of the most common reasons for a green card denial and what you can do if you’ve already received that fateful letter.

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