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October 2019 Visa Bulletin

October 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 October 2019 visa bulletin.

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Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship by investment is one of the fastest and most reliable ways a foreign national can become a U.S. citizen. Like most methods, it requires becoming an EB-5 green card holder. Since the commencement of this green card program in 1990, people from many different countries have been taking advantage of this highly beneficial visa classification. Through the program, you can achieve both permanent residence and citizenship with all the attached rights and privileges.

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Getting A Marriage-Based Green Card With a Criminal History

Marriage-Based Green Card With A Criminal History

Ordinarily, the U.S. marriage-based green card application is a highly scrutinized visa procedure due to how common fraud cases are. This process can get more complicated if an applicant has been involved in certain crimes in the past, especially if they were convicted. You are required by immigration law to declare your criminal history when filing your marriage-based green card petition, no matter whether the case was minor or severe.

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EB-5 Final Rule

EB-5 Final Rule

The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program was created by Congress in 1990 to allow foreign nationals acquire permanent residence or citizenship by investing a substantial amount of money into the United States economy. Over the past two years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency overseeing the investment program, has been working behind the scenes to redefine the rules guiding the program.

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K-1 Visa Interview Questions

K-1 Visa Interview Questions

The K-1 nonimmigrant visa is filed by an American citizen to bring his or her foreign national fiancé(e) to the U.S. for the purpose of getting married. Just like the family-based immigration process, the most crucial requirement of the petition is for both parties to prove the authenticity of their relationship through documentation and an interview.

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How to Prove Your Marriage Is Bona Fide for a Green Card

How To Prove That Your Green Card Marriage is Bona Fide

The marriage-based green card is one of the most preferred means of gaining lawful permanent resident status in the United States. However, there have also been cases of some applicants attempting to circumvent the immigration process through this green card category. Many of these ineligible applicants go so far as arranging fraudulent “marriages” just to become U.S. green card holders. This is why every genuine marriage-based green card applicant must prove the authenticity of his or her relationship.

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