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Navigating the ins and outs of the U.S. can be intimidating. Here are some articles to help you decode the system.
Will a career boost for your husband or wife translate into a career stumbling block for you? Understand the rules around dependents of H-1B visa holders.
Whether coming to the U.S. to join their family or start a new job, most immigrants moving to the United States must prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves in the U.S
An Employment Authorization Document is a work permit, issued in the form of a small card, that proves an individual’s right to work in the U.S.
Obtaining an H-1B visa can allow international students to live and work in the U.S. for a longer period following graduation.
Form DS-160, otherwise known as the Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for foreign nationals who want to travel temporarily to the United States temporarily and for K fiancé visa applicants.
When you apply for asylum affirmatively, you will receive a Notice to Appear for your interview with an Asylum Office
If you’re a foreign national currently living in the United States on nonimmigrant visa, you’re allowed to stay in the country over the period specified in your visa—but you’ll have to file Form I-539.
USCIS requires adjustment of status applicants to have a medical examination to ensure that they don’t have a health condition that could make them “inadmissible” to the United States.
This guide contains an overview of everything you need to know as a J-1 visa holder from eligibility to requirements, costs, employment authorization and more.
You may be eligible for Temporary Protected Status if natural disasters, political turmoil, and other emergencies strike and returning home safely isn't an option.
When U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident petitioning for the family member doesn’t meet the USCIS income requirement, you may need to file Form I-864A.
Current and prospective employers can use Form I-907 to request an expedited response from USCIS within 15 days. Below, we walk you through key facts about Form I-907 including required materials and deadlines so that you can arrive and thrive in the U.S.
The H-1B visa provides foreign nationals with an opportunity to live and work in the United States for several years. For American companies, the visa offers access to vast talent pool of skilled workers from all over the world.
If you’ve received the H-1B visa approval notice, you are one of several thousands of noncitizen workers luckily enough to win the lottery to live and work in the United States
We take a closer look at how the Buy American and Hire American executive order may impact noncitizens hoping to apply for an H-1B visa to pursue their career ambitions in the U.S.
We explain how to check your estimated H-1B processing time as well as other information about H-1B visa that may help understand what to expect as you go through the application process.
Companies wishing to sponsor noncitizen employees face several hurdles if they wish to hire a worker from abroad, one of which is the H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA)
We explain the form 221(g) in further detail, including typical reasons for refusal, processing times, and delays in the case.
There are seven different types of Form I797, and each type communicates the details of a petition once it is received by the USCIS.
The H-1B visa carries a fixed three-year term which is extendable. There are both one- and three-year extensions to the H-1B visa.
Waiting to hear if you have been selected in the H-1B lottery is one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of the H-1B visa application process.
The J-1 visa is a common choice for those opting to participate in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially in the medical field.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandates that noncitizens find an American company to sponsor them their H-1B visa application. Below, we explain how you can identify a sponsor if you hope to live and work in the U.S.
In order to become a U.S. permanent resident, you must transition from an H-1B visa status to Green Card, which is often the best option for skilled individuals who wish to remain in the U.S. for the long term.
Many people move to the U.S. for a new job, your employer will have to file Form I-129, the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker.
If you are born outside of the United States and need proof of your U.S. citizenship, you’ll need to complete an Application for Certificate of Citizenship.
Filing a Form G-28 enables you to appoint a legal professional who can act on your behalf to help accelerate your immigration process.
Filing a Form G-1145 allows you to request updates from the USCIS via text message and/or email.
When USCIS needs more information in order to proceed any further on your application, the agency may send you a Request for Evidence (RFE).
If you have to apply for a visa to visit the U.S., you’re likely to be asked about your travel history, which you can check online.
The U.S. State Department established OFCs to speed up visa application processing times.
By going online, you can easily find information about your asylum case from scheduled interviews and appointments to decision updates.
Many foreign nationals confuse the terms “citizen” and “U.S. permanent resident.” Both terms are titles that grant foreign nationals the ability to live in the United States legally, but these terms are not interchangeable and have important differences that impact your rights and responsibilities.
American companies employ thousands of workers from abroad each year across every industry from farming to mechanical engineering; many arrive through the H-1B visa program.
In some cases, new opportunities arise while people are present in the US on J-1 status, which may lead them to seek an adjustment of status from a J-1 visa to a dual-intent visa like an H-1B visa.
Getting an H-1B visa is literally like winning the lottery. Each year, over 200,000 people apply for an H-1B visa for skilled workers, of whom only 85,000 are accepted through a lottery system.
Some J-1 visa holders may be interested in working during their stay, but each J-1 program has specific rules and guidelines on work authorization .
The J-1 Advisory Opinion determines whether you will have to return to your home country for two years based on a review of the documents you submit to the U.S. State Department. Upon your request for this review, the State Department will issue a decision about whether you must return to your home country for two years.
A common question we get from J1 holders: "Is it Possible to Transition from a J-1 to a Green Card in the U.S.?" We've done some extensive research into this topic Click here to find out.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires J-1 visa exchange program visitors to return to their country of origin for two years once their program is complete. However, in certain cases, J1 holders may be able to waive that requirement.
Visiting scholars and skilled professionals in the U.S. under the J-1 program will experience an unfortunate situation when their visas expire. However, many J1 holder may be eligible for an extension.
Immigrating to the U.S. to live and work has become a particularly challenging journey for individuals and families. Now more than ever, you need to have a long-term strategy and backup plans.
9 million permanent residents are eligible to naturalize as U.S. citizen. Are you one of them?
Applying for a US visa at the US embassy can be scary and overwhelming. You may be wondering, what are the requirements for the US visa application and visa appointment? How about the documents, waiting times and application fees? Check out our guide.
For newcomers in the US, it is crucial to possess a form of national ID number in order to work, file taxes, obtain Social Security, apply for bank accounts and healthcare and more
If you've never heard of a Social Security card, don't worry—we'll walk you through why and how you should get one.