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Will Getting a Promotion While On H-1B Status Affect My Green Card and I-140?

November 11, 2022 - 00:00

One of the many benefits of having an H-1B visa is the flexibility it brings to your work in the U.S. From its portability to the ability to work toward your green card, it’s no wonder why so many people petition for this competitive visa each year. If you have recently gotten or are scheduled...

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What Section 214(B) Visa Denial Means

November 3, 2022 - 00:08

Has your visa been denied by a consular officer under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act? Millions of visas are denied each year under this section of law. If this is your scenario, you may be confused and wondering what that means and if there is any way to get around it. U.S....

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How to Get a Visa Interview Waiver

November 1, 2022 - 12:40

In the United States, as part of the visa process, the Department of State (DOS) requires individuals 14-79 years of age to appear in person for a formal interview conducted by a consular officer. As it stands wait times for scheduling an interview are quite lengthy at U.S. consulates. Some individuals may qualify to have...

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USCIS Updates Naturalization Policies to Aid Disabled Applicants 

October 26, 2022 - 15:25

On October 19, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced they revised some naturalization policies to make the process more approachable for applicants who have physical or developmental disabilities which prevent them from fulfilling some of the testing requirements. This change comes in lieu of the Biden Administration’s efforts to further remove barriers for those...

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H-1B Transfer RFE – The Complete Guide

October 20, 2022 - 00:00

When individuals receive an H-1B transfer RFE in the mail, their first reaction is often to panic. While this may be a common response, an H-1B transfer RFE (Request for Evidence) is merely a request on behalf of the USCIS for additional proof before an H-1B approval or denial. With that being said, it should...

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Revised Public Charge Rule Effective Beginning this December 2022

September 23, 2022 - 20:38

Effective December 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s final rule regarding the amended criteria for a person to be deemed a public charge will go into effect. The changes fall in line with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) direction dating back to the late 90s. What Does it Mean to Be a...

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H-1B 2023 Cap Reached

August 24, 2022 - 09:29

USCIS announced today that they have received 483,927 H-1B visa registrations and selected 127,600 (about 26%) in the first round for FY 2023 to meet the mandated 65,000 in the regular cap as well as the 20,000 allotted for the master’s cap (advanced degree exemption) totaling 85,000. USCIS selects more registrations than is required by...

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Do Babies Need Passports for U.S. Immigration

August 22, 2022 - 11:55

If you just had a baby and plan to take a trip abroad you may be wondering, “Do babies need passports?” Under the law, babies are not exempt from having proper identification when traveling overseas. Every U.S. citizen, including minors, are required to have their own passport to travel internationally. Passports for minors under 16...

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Form I-407: Give Up Permanent Residency [2022]

August 17, 2022 - 14:23

In some situations, an individual may be motivated to abandon their legal permanent resident status. For instance, if you are moving to another country and that requires you to renounce your LPR status in the U.S. Doing so is voluntary and should be done via Form I-407. This form records the abandonment of the individual’s...

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How to Get a Green Card for Your Parents | Processing Time

August 17, 2022 - 09:02

The strain of being separated from your parents or other family members in the U.S. can be very difficult. The United States has a family-based green card process that allows U.S. citizens to petition for their parents/other immediate relatives and U.S. permanent residents to sponsor spouses, minor children and unmarried children over the age of...

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