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Immigration Visa Categories

Immigration Visa Categories A: Issued to diplomats and employees of foreign governments who come to the U.S. to work at an embassy or consulate for their country. This includes a foreign ambassador, a consul and their staffs. The A visa also includes the family members of the diplomatic staff. B: Used for foreign visitors to […]




Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence

Lea en español Visas for Victims of Domestic Violence Immigration through a U.S. citizen or permanent-resident family member usually requires that the citizen or permanent resident file a petition on behalf of the relative. This means the citizen or permanent resident controls the immigration process. In relationships in which domestic violence has occurred, this control […]




Asylum in the United States

Lea en español What is Asylum? Asylum is a process by which a foreign national may seek permanent residence in the United States, based on a history or reasonable fear of persecution in their country of origin, whether for political, religious, ethnic or other reasons. A person may apply for asylum while residing within the […]




Immigration Law

Immigration Law Websites Immigration Law Portal – Contains 50,000+ pages of information on immigration law. Free daily newspaper, Immigration Daily, is also available. Visalaw.com – Links to immigration forms, ABC’s of immigration, State Department info, newsletters, and more. Blogs Immigration Blog – Current info and opinions on U.S. immigration law. U.S. Immigration Law News Blog […]




United States Citizenship Requirements

Lea en español United States Citizenship Requirements To qualify for naturalization to the U.S., you must show the U.S. government evidence that you: are at least 18 years old, lived as a legal immigrant in the U.S. for a specific period of time, lived for a specific period of time in the state or U.S. […]




Permanent Visas

Lea en español Permanent Residency Status in the United States Foreign national who want to move permanently to the United States must apply for and be granted permanent residency status, known popularly as a “green card.” A green card is a permanent visa, a document that provides lawful evidence of your permanent residence in America. […]




Changing Green Card Immigration Status

Lea en español Changing Green Card Immigration Status Adjustment of status is the process of applying for an immigrant visa, commonly known as a green card, while living in the U.S. An undocumented immigrant is someone living or working in the U.S. who either entered illegally or, after entering legally, overstayed his or her period […]




Family-Based Immigration

Lea en español Family-Based Immigration Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. may petition the federal government for an immigrant visa for certain family members. American citizens can petition for more categories of family members than permanent residents can. The amount of time between the date the petition is filed and the date when the […]




Investor and Company Transfer Visas

Lea en español Investor and Company Transfer Visas International investors and business owners may apply for a visa to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Permanent Residence Through Investment An person who invests at least $1 million and creates jobs for 10 U.S. workers may apply to become a lawful permanent […]




Employment-Based Immigration

Lea en español Employment-Based Immigration Foreign nationals who wish to stay in the U.S. permanently can be sponsored through an employer or on the merit of their own background. Each category for employment-based visas is subject to an annual quota. Extraordinary Ability This category is designed to provide lawful permanent residence to an individual who […]