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What Does Adjustment of Status Mean?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

An “adjustment of status” (AOS) refers to the process by which an alien physically in the United States files a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to adjust his or her status from nonimmigrant to immigrant (example H-1B to “Green Card”) When an applicant files for Ad...

When will I be called for an interview?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have applied for an employment-based green card, as of October 2, 2017, you must appear for an in-person interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you filed an I-485, Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident for an EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 visa after March 6, 2017, ...

What is a stateside waiver?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Mar 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you entered the United States without inspection or you have been unlawfully present in the U.S., you may experience additional hurdles in obtaining a visa in the future. In this article, we will explore what a stateside waiver is, why you might need one, and how to apply for a waiver. What is...

How do you receive a Green Card through a business?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Receiving news that you have been approved for a Green Card as an employment-based applicant is an exciting moment and undoubtedly brings a feeling of relief. However, as you consider the new possibilities that will open by having a Green Card, you might be wondering what this means for your fam...

Petitioning for Relatives

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Feb 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Petitioning for Relatives The majority of immigrants in the United States arrive on the basis of their relationship to a family member, whether a legal permanent resident or a citizen. To accomplish this, the family member files an I-130 form. IR – Immediate Relative Immigrant U.S. citizens can, ...

How Does The U-Visa Process Work?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Aug 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A U-Visa is a United States non-immigrant visa that is available for victims of certain crimes, as well as their family members. If the individual qualifies for the U-Visa, it can be a way for that person to obtain legal permanent residency status, otherwise known as a green card, and eventually ...

How Can I Get a Green Card?

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Aug 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many different mechanisms can be used to obtain legal permanent residency in the U.S., and one of the more commonly-used methods is the green card. EB-1 Priority Workers An individual may apply for an EB-1 Priority Worker visa if he or she is deemed to have an extraordinary ability, is an outstan...

Supreme Court upholds travel ban

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban Tuesday, ruling 5-4 that a proclamation Trump issued last September to impose new travel restrictions was constitutional and within the president's statutory authority. “The Proclamation is expressly premised on legitimate purposes: pre...

Alternatives to H-1B Visa

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Apr 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

USCIS has released the numbers for Master's as well as Regular cap subject petitions that they received for Fiscal Year 2019. USCIS conducted the lottery system on April 06, 2018. The random computer generated number is the system that has been used every year for the past few years to determine ...

New Roadblocks for Extension of Non Immigrant Visas

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

USCIS released a new policy yesterday, October 23, 2017 that rescinds prior USCIS policy of giving deference to an earlier examiner's findings in adjudications of Non-Immigrant Visa applications. You can read the release here:

Starting a Business by an H-1B Visa Holder

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Increasingly, we find that we are answering questions from  entrepreneurial souls who want to start their own businesses to market their great ideas but are hobbled in their goals due to the severe restrictions placed on certain visa classes by USCIS. The short answer to is it possible for an H-1...

Employer's Guide to H-1B Visa Filing in Uncertain Times

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Feb 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

The recent spurt of Executive Orders and speculations that the current Administration plans to severely curtail the availability of H-1B visas even further than has been the case in the last few years has caused much consternation and fear in many employers and hopeful employees. The source of mu...

What is Labor Certification

Posted by Kripa Upadhyay | Sep 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Until 2005, the labor certification system in the United States was fairly slow and inefficient. For those seeking a way to immigrate the US for work, this long wait only added more stress to a process that was already extensive and stressful. Fortunately, PERM was introduced as a way to streamli...

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