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August 2019 Visa Bulletin

August 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 August 2019 visa bulletin.

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O-1 vs H-1B Visa

O-1 vs H-1B Visa

The first step of the U.S. employment-based nonimmigrant visa application process is choosing the category with the best prospects for an individual applicant. While the O-1 and H-1B are both temporary visas, each of these two classifications comes with unique characteristics which must be clearly understood by foreign nationals and prospective U.S. employers. This article discusses the requirements, benefits, and processes for each status while offering helpful tips for choosing the best one based on your eligibility.

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EB-5 Regional Centers

EB-5 Regional Centers

The EB-5 immigrant classification is the fifth preference employment green card created in 1990 to promote the U.S. economy through the creation of jobs and capital investment by foreign investors. Each year, 10,000 EB-5 visas are issued to immigrants who can invest $500,000 or $1 million into the U.S. economy and also meet other immigration requirements of the program.

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J-1 to O-1 Visa

J-1 to O-1 visa

One of the advantages of an exchange visitor visa is that you are allowed to change from J-1 to another nonimmigrant status if you wish to remain in the United States after the completion of your program. 

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K-1 Visa Timeline

K-1 Visa Timeline

As a U.S. citizen, immigration law allows you to sponsor a nonimmigrant visa to bring your fiancé(e) into the U.S., get married in the U.S. and live together as a family. After your marriage, as part of your citizenship rights, you may also sponsor your fiancé(e)’s (now married spouse’s) application for permanent resident status and eventual citizenship. In this article, we will give you a breakdown of the steps, the timeline, and the requirements for the whole process.

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J-1 Visa Interview

J-1 Visa Interview

The J-1 classification, otherwise known as an exchange visitor program, is a nonimmigrant visa category available to foreign nationals who desire to participate in an approved work- and study-based program in the United States.

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