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Category: Immigration

AOS vs. IVP: Which Is Better for Foreign Nationals in the US?

Once your I-140 petition is approved, you can take the next step toward permanent residency and apply for your green card. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), there are two paths through which a prospective permanent resident can get their green card: adjustment of status petitions and immigrant visa processing.  In some cases, people who have made it to

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USCIS States H-1B Visa Cap for FY2024 Reached and Lottery Performed

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the agency has received sufficient electronic registrations to meet the cap on H-1B visas for fiscal year (FY) 2024. As such, it has performed a lottery to randomly select registrants who will be chosen to apply for these visas. Registrants may check the USCIS portal to determine if they have been

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What Is Cross-Chargeability for Green Cards?

Applying for a U.S. green card is a complex process, particularly for people from countries like China or India. Federal limits on the number of green cards issued each year and caps on per-country issuances can make it particularly difficult for people from countries with large populations to receive consideration.  However, the rules of chargeability and cross-chargeability may provide some

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USCIS Proposes Adjustments to Visa Application Fee Structure

In January, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposed rule that would significantly alter fee structures for many visa applications. The USCIS proposal is intended to cover the costs associated with these applications, as the agency is primarily funded through filing fees.  According to the announcement, USCIS thoroughly reviewed the costs associated with immigration and naturalization applications of

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How TPS Holders Can Apply for Green Cards

People in the US with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now have a path to apply for green cards. Under the Trump administration, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had halted a critical process that allowed many foreign nationals to apply for permanent residency. However, the agency has reinstated this process, once more allowing TPS holders to pursue their green

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What Is Temporary Protected Status and What Are the Benefits in 2022?

Early in August, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is reinstating a process that will allow people covered by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to apply for green cards in the US. This gives thousands of migrants the chance to become permanent residents, including many who technically entered the US

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USCIS Restores Path to Green Cards for TPS Holders

In a significant win for people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the federal government has officially reinstated a significant process that will allow them to apply for green cards. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it will once again permit TPS holders to leave and re-enter the US to receive an official inspection and admission to the

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Individuals submitting Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, on or after October 1, 2021, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Most applicants filing for adjustment of status to become a lawful permanent resident with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or an immigrant visa application with Department of State (DOS) must submit Form I-693 completed by

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USCIS is no longer applying the Public Charge Rule

USCIS is no Longer Applying the Public Charge Rule Applicants and petitioners should not provide information or evidence related solely to the Public Charge Final Rule. Applicants for adjustment of status should not submit Form I-944, Declaration of Self Sufficiency, or any evidence or documentation required by Form I-944 when they file their Form I-485. Applicants and petitioners for extension

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