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A TN Visa is available for up to 3 years for Canadian citizens who are coming to the United States to work in certain professions. There are about 60 popular professions that qualify Canadian employees of American companies for a TN Visa...


USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test

On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised naturalization civics test (2020 civics test) as part of a decennial test review and update process. USCIS determined the 2020 civics test development process, content, testing procedures, and implementation schedule may inadvertently create potential barriers to the naturalization process...


Public Charge Rule 2021 

On March 9th, The Supreme Court agreed to a Biden administration request to dismiss an upcoming case challenging the Trump’s administration’s "public charge" rule, which limited access to green cards for those deemed likely to accept public assistance...


Temporary Employment-Based Visa Classifications 

See Temporary Employment-Based Visa Classifications table on work visas and business immigration

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If you have a Green Card and will travel outside the US, be ready to demonstrate to the Customs and Border Protection officers that you have not abandoned your status in the US. This is important especially in situations where you may be absent for a long time ...


O-1A Visa allows individuals with extraordinary abilities to come to the United States in a number of fields including business, sciences, education and athletics...


The public charge ground of inadmissibility can be found at INA§212(a)(4). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its final rule governing the public charge ground of inadmissibility on August 14, 2019, which ...

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Country Conditions. US Department of State publishes its opinion on the political and other conditions of almost every country. That includes such topics as corruption, the treatment of minorities, the judicial system, etc.


Commonly-Asked Marriage 

Interview Questions

In many cases, the marriage to a US citizen forgives many immigration violations, but the immigration service usually carefully examines everything in the interview. Often the interview can be difficult, it can be recorded...


Marrige Green Card

If you are U.S. citizen or have lawful permanent residents and want to apply for an immigrant visa for your spouse, you must meet certain requirements and legal obligations. You must demonstrate ...

Contract Review

Immediate Relatives & Preference Categories

United States citizens and lawful permanent residents can sponsor certain relatives for permanent residence in the United States. The relatives that have been designated...

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Fiance/Spouse (family) Visas

As a United States citizen, you may petition to bring a foreign national spouse or fiancee to the United States under the K visa category. Children also...

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EB-1 Extraordinary


An individual may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference EB-1 visa if he/she has an extraordinary ability, is an outstanding educator/academic or is a multinational...

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EB-2 National Interest Waiver

The EB-2 preference class includes members of the professions holding advanced degrees and foreign nationals who, because of their exceptional ability in ...

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EB-3 Visas for Professionals, Skilled Workers

The EB-3 preference class includes skilled workers, professionals, and “other workers.” Skilled worker positions require a minimum of two (2) years of...

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EB-4 Special Immigrants

The EB-4 preference class inclu-des religious workers, certain long time employees of the U.S. government, and citizens of Iraq or Afghanistan that have worked for the U.S. Armed Forces as a translator...

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EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa

The EB-5 immigrant investor visa program was established to create U.S. jobs by attracting foreign capital to the United States. It allows certain foreign...

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R Visas Religious Worker

The Religious Worker (R) visa is for foreign nationals coming to the United States temporarily to work in a religious capacity. Religious workers include persons who carry on the activities ...

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J-1 Visa: Internship and Training

The J-1 visa program allows individuals to enter the U.S. for a specified period, as part of an exchange visitor program sponsored by schools, businesses 

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O Visas Extraordinary Ability

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The O-1 visa is available to foreign nationals having extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics that is demonstrated by...

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H-1B Visa for Professional Workers (Specialty Occupations)

Individuals who wish to work temporarily in the United States must hold a nonimmigrant visa specified for the type of work being performed and for...

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Visa/Green Card Based on Labor Certification/PERM

An American company may file a Labor Certification (PERM) petition and a Green Card application behalf of an alien worker when it can be...

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L-1 Visa

Intra-Company Transferee / Green Card A company located in any country may start a new company or purchase a company in the U.S. and pursuant to L-1 Visa, transfer...

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E-2 Investor Visa

Citizens of some 79 countries are eligible to receive an E-2 Investor Visa when they buy or start a self-managed business in the United States with approximately a $100,000 investment. Some eligible Eastern European...

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