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One of the most common forms of immigration fraud is the “green card” marriage when people briefly marry U.S. citizens or permanent residents to get a green card. The USCIS developed conditional permanent resident status as a response to this. Conditional status is placed on green cards that are obtained through marriage, as an attempt […]

The cost of living in the United States is high and odd jobs are quite a help to deal with economic hardship. This leads students on F1 visas to look for a part-time job and supplemental income. If you are a foreign student studying in the United States, then you must have thought about taking […]

There is a big difference between being employed and being your own employer. When you are an independent contractor, the taxes you pay are a little different – and can be overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you are getting yourself into. This article will act as your guide in that matter so that […]

EAD has been in the news quite a lot lately. The U.S. has strict laws governing the right of visa holders to work in the U.S. and under the Trump administration, it has become even stricter. In order to be able to work in the U.S. on a visa, you will need an Employment Authorization […]

It isn’t unusual for U.S. citizens to fall in love and marry foreigners. We know marrying a foreigner has certain practical implications such as getting visas and permits in order. The good news is all the administrative processes that go into getting and renewing visas and green cards isn’t forever. Foreigners married to U.S. citizens […]

Navigating the legal system as an immigrant can be time-consuming and frustrating. You always have more questions than answers and it’ll be frustrating. This is especially true for international students when comes to their OPT extension and RFE. If you have questions about OPT extension RFE, read on! What Is OPT? The first thing we […]

Staying away from your parents in a foreign country can be a painful experience. Loneliness can take a toll on your mental health. Homesickness too is a common phenomenon. An effective way to overcome this stressful experience is to have your parents come over for a visit. Having said that, long-distance travel can often be […]

When you enter the U.S. on an H1B visa, you need an employer to sponsor your visa. This can make changing jobs on the H1B visa a bit complicated since it requires finding a new sponsor. However, you can switch employers on an H1B visa, you just need to complete an H1B visa transfer. This […]

If you’re looking to join your spouse in the United States who is going to school on an F1 visa, then applying for an F2 dependent visa is the way to go. If you are not sure how to go about obtaining an F2 visa, then this guide can help you understand the application process, […]

Only the most accomplished individuals are eligible for an O1 visa, but how do you actually obtain an O1 visa if you are eligible? The application process is complex, and the part of the process that people often worry about the most is the visa interview. However, with proper preparation you can make the O1 […]