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Employment Based Green Card Timeline | I-485 Processing Time

Employment Based Green Card Timeline

Getting an employment-based green card can be a long but rewarding process. There are many advantages to using your employment to gain lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., and there are many ways to go about getting this status. One such way is through adjustment of status through the use of an I-485 form. Keep reading to learn how long you can expect to wait to get a green card using adjustment of status and what goes into the employment-based green card timeline as a whole.

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EB2 to EB1 Porting | How to Upgrade, Priority Dates, Eligibility

EB2 to EB1 Porting

After all of the work, fees, and filing that was done to get an I-140 approved for the second preference level, you still need to wait for the priority date to be current. For some people, the EB-2 green card waiting time could be several years. Because the EB-1 waiting times are often much shorter, one thing that many of these prospective green card holders consider is EB-2 to EB-1 porting. But porting is not as simple as it sounds, it essentially involves starting again from scratch while retaining the priority date. Keep reading to find out what the process is.

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Green Card Priority Dates

Green Card Priority Dates

No matter who you speak to along the immigration journey, one topic looms darkly over the conversation: priority dates. You may have heard of them or you may even be currently waiting for your priority date to be current right now. This article will serve to educate you about what green card priority dates are, how they work, why the wait is so long, and what your options are when it comes to shortening your waiting time.

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H-1B Visa Validity Period

H-1B Validity Period

The H-1B visa is one of the most popular nonimmigrant visas available. From its relatively low requirement standards to its versatility, it’s no wonder why tens of thousands of petitions flood the USCIS service centers every year. However, if the H-1B is the route you are planning on taking to work in the U.S., there are some important aspects of the visa to take into account. One of those aspects is the H-1B validity period.

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The H-1B to Green Card Process

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Individuals under H-1B or L-1 status are frequently eligible to apply for a green card for the right to live and work permanently in the United States. Obtaining an employment-based green card consists of multiple steps and a specific application process. As a foreign worker on a temporary status like H-1B, you may be exploring your options as your status approaches its expiration date. Going through the employment-based green card process while under H-1B status has many benefits, especially if you have an approved I-140.

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H-1B Visa Fees 2020 – Transfer, Extension, Amendment & Premium Processing Cost

H-1B Visa Fees 2020

Understanding the ins and outs of the most popular U.S. work visa can save you both time and money. The H-1B has several fees that are unique and set it apart from other nonimmigrant visas. Knowing what these fees are, how they should be paid, and who is responsible for them is essential to avoiding simple errors that can result in the rejection of your petition. If you are filing for this visa for the 2020 season, this post will help you understand the H-1B visa fees.

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H-1B Visa 2020 Lottery Predictions | Process, Cap, Dates (Updated: 2/8/2019)

H-1B Visa 2020 Lottery Predictions

Each year, tens of thousands of skilled immigrants petition for the highly sought-after H-1B visa, which is available to those who have a bachelor’s degree or higher along with a specialty job that requires that degree. Due to the fact that so many people petition each year, the USCIS placed an annual limit on the number of H-1B visas issued and conducts an annual lottery to randomly select the petitions that go onto processing.

With April 1st right around the corner, we’re coming up fast on 2019-2020 H1B lottery window. However, there are some changes that you can expect and should be aware of before filing. This year is shaping up to be very different from years prior. Let’s get into our H-1B 2020 lottery predictions.

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H-1B Final Rule Analysis: Pre-Registration and Masters Cap Lottery Reversal

H-1B Pre-Registration

The landscape for the H-1B visa seems to be constantly changing. With President Trump paying special attention to the H-1B during his presidency, many visa holders and potential visa holders have been concerned for the future of this popular visa option. Now, there has been a significant change in the way that the annual lottery is conducted. Keep reading to find out more about the new H-1B pre-registration rule and how it can affect your case. Also, check back here periodically to see if any updates have altered your projected H-1B plan.

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EB-3 Green Card Processing Time

EB-3 Green Card Processing Time

Many people choose to work temporarily in the U.S. through nonimmigrant visas, but others want to make this country their permanent home. Immigrant visas, or green cards, allow for these foreign nationals to live and work in the U.S. for 10 years at a time. One of the more common types of green cards that people seek is the EB-3 green card due to its relatively low requirements. However, this also makes it a popular green card process, which can impact the time it takes to obtain one. Keep reading to find out what else goes into the EB-3 processing time in 2019.

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