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It can be daunting to file your U.S. taxes in a difficult year as 2020. You’re looking to save money where you can and hopefully get some tax money back. It can get even more confusing when you’re a non-citizen residing and working in the U.S. That’s why it’s important to have a good grasp […]

Since 2014, the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech) has been hard at work to dismantle the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. The latest developments in this saga happened on November 30, 2020, when Federal Court Judge Reggie B. Walton issued a summary judgment in favor of upholding the OPT program. The OPT program enables […]

As an immigrant that has permanently moved into the United States, you probably know what your goal is: to become a citizen of the US. People of a certain status may receive their citizenship through naturalization, depending on where they were born or from whom they were born. In order to obtain that status, they […]

Becoming an American citizen is a dream-come-true moment for many who immigrate to the United States every year. But with benefits come responsibilities. As soon as you become a U.S. citizen, you are obligated to handle these responsibilities, which are also known as “civic duties.” What Is a Civic Duty? The United States, ever since […]

A debit card is more of a commodity than a luxury. Almost everyone who has a bank account carries one. The benefits are plentiful, and it’s a great way to go cashless. But what many people don’t know is that there’s a minimum age requirement for possessing debit cards. In this article, we’ll explain how […]

It can be hard to take care of family back home in India while pursuing employment opportunities abroad. Especially if you’re working in a country far away like America. Sending money back to help with finances shouldn’t add to your load.  If you’re an Indian citizen working abroad – officially known as a Non-Resident Indian […]

Many Americans use debit cards in order to gain access to their money more safely. But although there are so many debit card owners, not all of them know what the security code is, and what purpose it serves. You may be in the same situation if you accessed this page. Well, we ensured we […]

When completing Form I-129F, it is important to be extremely accurate. In fact, that’s true for any form offered by the USCIS. If you’re filing Form I-129F for the first time, it may seem intimidating. In this article, we explain everything you need to know to file Form I-129F. What Is Form I-129F? Form I-129F […]

Deciding to embark on the journey of improving your credit score is great! You’ve made a responsible decision to better your financial future. However, simply making the decision won’t get you there. Hard work and focus will be required. You also can’t just expect to see results overnight. You might have been doing everything right […]

As the Trump administration wraps things up, the H1B Wage Levels Increase Rule has come under fire.  On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor pushed the Wage Level Increase Rule through with immediate effect. The Trump administration claimed they abandoned the required notice-and-comment period as the rule was a response to the unemployment […]