23 Apr

Employment Green Card

The main ways to immigrate based on a job offer or employment are listed below: Green Card Through a Job Offer: You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. Most categories require an employer to get a labor certification and then file a…

23 Apr

Retain Green Card

Traveling on your permanent residence card can actually be problem if you overstay too long in your trips. As such, it is important to make sure that you maintain the ‘greencard’ while traveling. This presentation cover the issues related to maintaining your greencard while traveling.

23 Apr

Replace Green Card

How to Apply to Replace Your Green Card or renew your greencard. If you are a permanent resident who needs to replace your green card or a conditional resident who needs to replace your two-year green card for any of the reasons listed below, you may begin the application process for a replacement green card…

23 Apr

Lottery Based

The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the greencard lottery, is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal Year…

23 Apr

Refusal / Reapplication

Unfortunately many visas are denied at the US consulate. There is no clear statistics on the denials, however, it seems there are millions of denials per year. There are many reasons for denials including: 1. INA 214B – immigrant intent. One of the most common denials 2. INA 212 – for fraud or misrepresentation. The…

23 Apr

Application

Depending on the visa you are applying for you might have to first file with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), obtain an approval then proceed to the National Visa Center and eventually apply for your final stage to get into the United States from the Department of State (DOS). Some visas do not require…

23 Apr

USA Visa Appointment

In order to obtain your immigrant or non-immigrant visa when you are abroad, you have to make an appointment at the US consulate after filing your right DS form. This video quickly gives and overview on the process.

23 Apr

When do you need an Advance Parole?

If you have a pending adjustment of status and you want to travel, make sure you have an approved advance parole (AP), form I-131 document, before you leave. Failure to do that will result in abandonment of your adjustment of status.

22 Apr

Fillable Forms

USCIS FORMS ARE FREE: Download them on this site (forms can be filled out using the latest version of Adobe Reader.)  Don’t pay anyone for copies of our forms. Don’t forget to sign your forms! Failure to sign will result in rejection. Evidence: When submitting a form, send copies of your evidence unless we request…