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  • PERM labor experience

    Applying Work Experience for PERM Labor Approval

    Posted on August 05, 2022

    One of the requirements of the PERM labor certification is for the employer to include experience or relevant education necessary to carry out the job. The U.S. Department of Labor takes this very seriously and puts measures in place to ensure the position is not displacing a domestic worker. Sometimes, the foreign work obtains a part of all of their experience for the job while they are working for the green card sponsoring employer. How does the DOL respond to that? Keep reading to find out! How the Department of Labor Views On-the-Job Experience Let's use an example to highlight…

  • uscis daca application

    DACA Application & Requirements: The Complete Guide for Recipients

    Posted on August 04, 2022

    While the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA as it's more commonly known, has been around for ten years, its future is still very much unknown. The program essentially grants undocumented immigrants who came here as children the ability to receive work authorization and social security cards. In this guide we'll take a look at the most recent developments with DACA, the requirements and DACA application steps. Due to the growing uncertainty with this program it is highly advised to consult your immigration representative (more…)

  • How to sponsor an immigrant friend to the U.S.

    How to Sponsor an Immigrant Friend, and Family: A Complete 2022 Guide

    Posted on August 03, 2022

    Sponsoring an immigrant is an essential part when you are looking to help a friend or a family member to come to the U.S. permanently. After all, having friends and family with you is much better, and traveling back and forth to your home country can be draining. In this article, you will learn how to sponsor an immigrant friend and how to sponsor family members to come to the U.S. What is a Sponsor? In the immigration context, a sponsor is someone who consents to financially support an immigrant's stay in the U.S. A sponsor can be a family…

  • NIV appointments india

    Modifications for Non-Immigrant Visa Appointments in India Due to Exploitation

    Posted on July 29, 2022

    Since the pandemic began, the demand for nonimmigrant visa appointments (NIV) has outpaced the available manpower and resulted in a shortage of available slots. Certain individuals have taken advantage of this situation and booked visa appointments in bulk and then charged visa applicants seeking a time slot for their immigration needs. This type of abuse of the system is now being handled with the implementation of anti-fraud scheduling measures online. Don Heflin, the Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs in India, recently addressed the issue of agents misusing the system for personal gain. One measure the U.S. consulate has added to…

  • expanded premium processing

    Second Phase of Premium Processing Available Soon for Some I-140 Petitions

    Posted on July 29, 2022

    USCIS will soon be expanding its premium processing services available to some pending I-140 petitions in the EB1(C) multinational executive category and I-140 petitions under the  EB2 national interest waiver (NIW). This expansion is the second phase in USCIS' effort to roll out the availability of the premium processing service. Premium Processing Expansion Background USCIS launched the first phase of expanded premium processing on June 1, 2022. This expansion was applied to EB-1C multinational executives and managers as well as EB-2 NIW I-140 categories in an effort to reduce backlogs and increase efficiency throughout the legal system. In a brief…

  • 90 day rule

    The USCIS 90 Day Rule in 2022 – What Is It?

    Posted on July 28, 2022

    Depending on what type of visa you enter the United States with can impact what actions you should or shouldn't take - especially when it comes to seeking permanent residency soon after arriving. For instance, those who are on single intent visas and rush into marriage with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident quickly upon entering the U.S. can raise serious red flags with USCIS and face penalties, especially if immigration officials suspect you misled them about your true initial intentions. The 90-day rule was a guideline utilized by USCIS up until 2021, which presumed that temporary visa holders who…

  • Fiancé(e) Visa vs Spouse Visa and Marriage Green Cards over photo

    Fiancé(e) Visa vs Spouse Visa/Marriage Visa

    Posted on July 28, 2022

    Acquiring citizenship through marriage is a decision that has to be carefully made. With so many categories of visas available, you need to methodically review the eligibility requirements of each one to determine the best option. The two visas we compare on this page are the fiancé(e) visa and spouse visa. While they both have their individual characteristics and benefits, there are significant differences between the fiancé(e) visa vs spouse visa.  (more…)

  • permanent resident

    Process Explained: Conditional Green Cards in Marriage Immigration

    Posted on July 27, 2022

    Getting married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident does not guarantee a full-fledged green card right off the bat. Conditional green cards are issued to individuals who have been married for less than 2 years at the point when their green card is approved and while you are authorized to live and work with this conditional green card it is valid for a finite time after which you have to update your status and petition to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status. In this guide, we'll explore how to obtain a conditional green card then how to…