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Marriage Based Green Card Interview: Anticipate Questions with Confidence

The marriage green card interview is a crucial step for couples where one spouse is a foreign national seeking permanent residency in the United States. This interview serves as a verification process to ensure the legitimacy of your marriage and assess your bona fide marriage. What to expect? Purpose: The primary purpose of the interview […]

Successfully Renewing Your H1B Visa: A Step-by-Step Guide

The H-1B visa offers foreign nationals with specialized skills the opportunity to bring their expertise to the U.S. workforce for a temporary period abroad. As your initial grant nears its expiration, renewing your H-1B visa can seem complex. Understanding the in-person interview requirement and potential visa ineligibility factors is key, as is how a successful […]

Guide on Blanket L1 Visa for Multinational Companies

What is the L-1 Blanket Visa? The L-1 Blanket Visa is a non-immigrant visa category specifically designed for multinational companies with a qualifying relationship between their foreign and U.S. locations. This visa petition eliminates the need to file individual L-1 visa applications for each employee, saving time and resources for both the company and the […]

How Long Does L1 Visa Processing Take? A Guide to Waiting Times

The L1 visa serves as a critical conduit for multinational companies to transfer key personnel with specialized knowledge or managerial capabilities to their U.S. operations. This visa category, pivotal for promoting global business continuity, allows foreign companies to maintain a seamless connection with their U.S. branches, fostering international collaboration and advanced knowledge exchange. This comprehensive […]

Employment Green Card Interview Guide: Be Ready for Success

Congratulations on taking a major step towards permanent residency in the US! An employment-based green card grants foreign nationals the privilege to live and work here long-term based on their valuable skills and job offers. This interview, conducted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is a crucial part of the process. It verifies your […]

Can I Transfer My L-1 visa To A Different Employer?

Switching jobs can be exciting, but navigating visa options while employed on an L-1 can be complex. Unlike the green card process with its lengthy wait times and permanent residency goal, L-1 visas offer flexibility. These dual-intent, two nonimmigrant work visas (L-1A for executives and L-1B for specialized knowledge workers) allow you to explore new […]

L1 Visa Renewal: Your Ultimate Guide to Extension

Understanding the L1 visa extension process is essential for foreign nationals seeking to extend their stay in the U.S. This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about the extension process for both L-1A and L-1B visa categories, aimed at executives, managers, and employees with knowledge working for multinational companies. We aim to simplify […]

New interview requirement for employment-based adjustments

A new requirement necessitates an in-person interview for employment-based green card applicants at the adjustment stage. Visa holders who are family members of refugees or people who receive asylum will also be required to undergo an in-person interview when they apply for provisional status. The interview mandate is not, technically, new, but USCIS currently routinely […]

H-1B Premium Processing Suspended

USCIS suspends Premium Processing for all H1B applications starting April 3 On Friday, March 3rd, USCIS announced that it will temporarily suspend Premium Processing for all H-1B petitions starting April 3, 2017. This suspension may last up to 6 months. While H1B premium processing is suspended, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, […]

H-1B Filing Season Opens to Uncertainty, Trump Threats

Monday, April 3 marked the first day of the 2018 H-1B filing season. The H-1B visa is the most popular work visa for highly skilled workers. 85,000 visas are issued each year, with 20,000 of those reserved for graduates of US Masters programs. As with years past, this year we expect the H-1B program to […]