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At a Glance: While it is possible for non-permanent residents to get mortagages in the U.S., it’s comes with some difficulty. There are three primary areas that impact a non-immigrant resident’s chances of getting a mortgage: duration of stay, credit score, and income. Despite having only 5% of the world’s population, the United States attracts […]

Why are so many people applying for a second master’s degree in the States? And what is CPT? Is CPT the same as OPT? All these and many more questions come to mind when you talk about working in the US. Read on to learn more, or check out our video CPT and Second Masters […]

At a Glance: The first step to working in the U.S. is to apply for an H1B Visa 2022 petition with the USCIS. There are several options that will lead you to live the life you want in the United States. This article is for those of you planning to work and live in the […]

International companies with offices in the United States commonly send foreign workers on the company’s behalf to the United States. Once their employees are in the US, these foreigners receive an L1 visa document, which is used to classify foreigners from another company as legal workers in the US. After having lived in the United States […]

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have recently become one of the hottest topics in 2017 – and the craze is only just beginning. Many visa holders and foreigners have asked themselves if they are allowed to trade cryptocurrencies with their visas or if there are any consequences that come with trading abroad. In this article, you will […]

At a Glance: The L1 Visa is reserved for managerial or executive professionals transferring to the US from within a company. The H-1B Visa is needed when a US-based company hires a foreign professional to work in the United States. Getting a Visa is arguably the most important step when considering traveling to the US. […]

If you are planning to study your MBA in the United States and are on a tighter budget than most, this article will show you what the cheapest universities in the US are for you to pursue higher education. Whether you are an international student or out of state student, you will learn which school […]

At a Glance: Once your H1B visa petition is approved, you will be able to schedule an interview. Before you apply for your interview, you need to have a completed DS-160 Visa Application Form. During your H1B visa application process, several documents will be needed from you along the way. Once your H1B visa petition […]

This article was written for OPT students that want to get a refund on their FICA taxes. Keep reading to learn how to get some extra money back after a year of hard work! What is FICA? FICA is the abbreviation of the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. The FICA tax is a United States federal […]

Having a good credit score is almost a necessity in the United States today. You might think you can avoid it for some time, but be assured, a bad or nonexistent credit score will severely inhibit you at some point in your life. This rule applies to everyone living in the United States: immigrants, international […]