Who is Responsible for Paying Employment Visa Fees?
Employment-based work permits and visas are expensive. There’s a good chance they’re going to get more expensive. It’s natural to wonder who is going to pay for all this. The answer? It depends on the type of fee you’re talking about. H-1B and E-3 Visas Page Contents H-1B and E-3 VisasI-140 PetitionsI-485 PetitionsImmigration is Complicated…Read More
Can Your Mental Health Threaten Your Green Card?
15% of the world’s working-age adults have a mental disorder. Depression and anxiety are on the rise. So if you are seeking a green card here in the United States, it’s natural to wonder whether your mental health will serve as some impediment. Unfortunately, this worry is valid, as some mental health concerns or disorders…Read More
4 Good Reasons to Bring an Attorney to Your Green Card Interview
As immigration attorneys, we don’t just prepare paperwork or go to court for our clients. We also can advocate for you throughout the immigration process. You have the right to bring your attorney to your USCIS interview. Here are some reasons why we encourage you to do that. #1) An attorney can clarify questions. Page…Read More
What is a USCIS Site Visit?
Immigration fraud now accounts for 52% of all federal criminal prosecutions. USCIS is getting more vigilant as a result, and site visits are one tool they use to help detect fraudulent immigration applications. Usually, when we’re talking about site visits, we’re talking about one of two types of visits: employer site visits and home site…Read More
What is an I Visa?
If you are a foreign employee of the media, press, or a radio station who needs to come to the United States to work on a story, then the I Visa is the right visa for you. Here’s what you need to know about this visa category. Applying for an I Visa Page Contents Applying…Read More
What is a VisaScreen Certificate?
Healthcare professionals who are immigrating to the United States must complete a VisaScreen to qualify for certain work visas. VisaScreen helps match credentials earned in other countries to eligibility standards here in the United States. The program reviews the applicants education, licenses, and English language skills. Nurses must also pass a US-registered nurse licensing exam,…Read More
Can You Get a US Visa by Investing in Philadelphia Real Estate?
Becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States is possible with an EB-5 investment visa. Yet you can’t just buy yourself a house in Philadelphia (or any other city in the United States) and expect to meet the requirements. Your single-family residence wouldn’t count at all. Instead, you must directly or indirectly invest $900,000…Read More
How Does Aging Out of a Green Card Work?
More than 10,000 people age out of green cards each year. The issue is becoming so major that many tech companies are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise aging out policies. More than 200,000 children grow up in the United States on parent visas, without having visas of their own. If your child…Read More
Will Having an Abortion Stop You from Immigrating to the United States?
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization recently overturned Roe v. Wade. Thanks to “trigger laws,” abortion became illegal in multiple states. It remains legal here in Pennsylvania, but that status could change. The abortion issue recently made immigration news when US border officials asked an Australian tourist if she’d ever had an abortion. She was…Read More
What is the Child Citizenship Act?
The Child Citizenship Act passed in the year 2000. If you have a child or adopted child of a U.S. citizen parent by birth or naturalization the child may be able to automatically acquire citizenship when entering the United States as a lawful permanent resident as long as they meet the following requirements: The child…Read More