Federal visa program attracts wealthy foreign investors with promise of a quicker green card application process; hundreds of domestic jobs are created in the process. The program is an easier way for developers to fund their real estate projects, but for prospective immigrants with the means, EB-5 … Read more about Green Card for Real Estate Investors
The following is a list of requirements for registered nurses coming into the United States and looking to apply for Immigrant Visa (Permanent Resident Status). This specifically applies to nurses looking to work in Health care facilities in any occupation except as physicians. Overview Foreign … Read more about Green Card For Nurses
Aliens already physically present in the U.S. are allowed to immigrate without the need to leave the country in order to apply for an immigrant visa. This process is known as an Adjustment of Status (AOS). The USCIS allows an AOS application to be filed only when an immigrant visa is available … Read more about What Is Form I-485?
You can show proof that you have U.S. permanent resident status with a permanent resident card or green card (USCIS Form I-551). Most green cards are valid for 10 years. If you have only been granted conditional permanent residency, your card is valid for two years. If your card expires, you may … Read more about Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is in charge of governing the ability of foreigners to work and live in the United States for an extended period of time. The USCIS issues visas to people who meet specific criteria for either employment or permanent resident status. The L visa … Read more about Opening a New US Office Under an L1 Visa
Being the sponsor for an alien wishing to enter the United States is a legal responsibility. The government requires sponsors to fully support the alien. Any individual who would like to support a person applying for a family based green card (United States lawful permanent residence) must complete … Read more about What is an I-864 Affidavit of Support?
The final stage of every green card case is when the applicant must choose between consular processing (CP) or an adjustment of status (AOS) on the I-140 form. Consular processing allows applicants to obtain an immigrant visa at a foreign U.S. consulate or embassy, while requesting the adjustment of … Read more about What is the Difference Between “Adjustment of Status” and “Consular Processing”?
An alien who gets married to a U.S. citizen is classified as an "immediate relative," according to the USCIS. There's no cap on the number of "immediate relatives" who can apply for what's commonly known as a "green card" for permanent residence, every year. After the paperwork is filed, there's a … Read more about Adjustment of Status for Immigrant Spouse of U.S. Citizen
If you are hoping to acquire an employment-based green card or family-based green card for permanent resident status in the United States, you will first need to submit a petition for a visa. However, as a foreign national, you may not submit that petition on your own behalf. Instead, you will need … Read more about Visa Petitions for Family and Employment Green Cards