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Who Qualifies for E2 Nonimmigrant Visa?

The E-2 visa allows businesspeople from certain countries to work in the U.S. for a business in which they invest. To qualify for an E-2 investor visa, the applicant must “develop and direct operations of an enterprise in which he has invested or is actively investing a substantial amount of capital. As a foreign citizen, […]

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What do you need to know about Adjustment of Status (I-485)?

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) is used by a person in the United States to adjust his or her status to permanent residency. Form I-485 usually submitted with other supporting documents. Requirements Under Regular Adjustment Procedures [INA §245]: The AOS applicant must: have been inspected and admitted or paroled (some limited […]

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Who Qualifies for U Visa?

The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa given to victims of crime who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse, and who are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution such crimes. You may be eligible for nonimmigrant U status if you are an alien and: You have suffered […]

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10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing an Immigration Lawyer

Are you looking for an immigration lawyer? Here are a top ten questions you need to ask before making your final decision. Does a lawyer have a license to practice law? Check if the lawyer has a license to practice law. Go to your home state’s bar association website and search for the lawyer’s name. How […]

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H-1Bs for Foreign National Seeking Second Degree at Institution Authorizing Immediate CPT

Background Information Recently, there have been a lot of examples indicating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has taken a restrictive reading of 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(f)(10) and as a result, it has issued a limited number of Requests for Evidence (“RFEs”) and denials for H-1B change of status petitions where the foreign national […]

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