News Roundup for Week of July 15th

New regulations on asylum, more citizenship question court orders, and more were part of the news this week. Read this week’s roundup to learn more!

What is adjustment of status?

To help you better understand what adjustment of status is, this post will give you a quick definition of the process and a high-level overview of the five main steps involved.

What is consular processing?

To help you better understand what consular processing is, this post will give you a quick definition of the process and a high-level overview of the five main steps involved.

H-1B Visa Lottery Process

Many of you are wondering about the new H-1B changes specifically as related to the new selection process as some people are calling it the “H-1B visa lottery” Process. Although it is called “Visa Lottery” applicant do not have to buy a visa lottery ticket to be selected. Interested applicants should simply submit their petitions as they normally do and wait for the selection process, which we will further explain in this article.

The Differences Between the E-1 an E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications

While doing your research on United States immigration law, you realize that looking at visa options is best guided by the very purpose of your intended travel. Upon much contemplation, it finally comes to you – the purpose of your intended travel is to invest in the U.S. economy, either through international trade or major business investment.

Work Permits Increase to Two Years for Asylum Applicants

USCIS has just released this notice for asylum applicants who have applied for Employment Authorization. They have increased the authorization from one year to two years for applicants who have pending applications as of October 5, 2016 and all applications filed on or after October 5, 2016.

Preparing for your Naturalization Test?

If you are preparing to study for the naturalization test, be sure to know the most current and up to date answers. With the 2015 elections underway, there have been changes to the following questions as per the USCIS news alert.

L-1B Visa Overview

The L-1B Visa is an intracompany transferee classification for employees with qualified specialized knowledge. It provides the employee with a visa to work in a U.S. company affiliated with the foreign company in the employee’s area of expertise.