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How the Process of Biometrics Information Works for US Immigration

Are you in the processing of immigrating to the United States? In the final stages of obtaining a US immigrant visa, applicants are usually required to submit their biometric information. Many foreign nationals are still in the dark about what takes place when biometric information is collected. 

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Family-Based Immigrant Visas to the US

Thousands of foreign nationals immigrate to the US every year. With a thriving job market, business and investment opportunities and higher quality of life, the US has increasingly become one of the most favorable destinations for immigrants who want to put down permanent roots. family-based immigration is the most popular and common way for immigration to the US. One must take several steps to gain permanent residency in the US through family-based visa programs. 

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Challenges Facing COVID Passports, Domestically and Internationally

Many countries around the world are advocating the use of vaccine passports to ensure the safe return of international travel. Vaccine passports provide documentation as to whether a person has been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus or has recently tested negative. 

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USCIS Allows DNA Evidence to Prove Sibling Relationships

Thousands of foreign nationals immigrate to the US every year through family-based visa programs. Having a family member who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident can help obtain a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card). However, the most difficult task in applying for such visas is providing proof of your relationship with the concerned family member. Be it your spouse, sibling, or parent, you will be required to submit proof of relationship to be considered eligible for such visa programs. 

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USCIS Extends Stay-Period for Foreign Nationals Applying for Green Cards

As a foreign national applying for lawful permanent residence in the United States, you could be issued a conditional Green Card valid for 2 years under certain conditions. Generally, an applicant is issued a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card is the official name) with a maximum validity of 10 years. However, if you are applying for a marriage-based Green Card or as an entrepreneur, then if your Green Card conditions are met, then the US government will allow you to continue your stay in the country with an unconditional Green Card valid for 10 years. 

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Business Immigration Options to the US for UK Investors

There is much uncertainty about the trade relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2019, the UK was the US’s seventh-largest trading partner with trade at an all-time high with imports worth $125 billion and exports worth $147 billion. However, after the pandemic, several policies by President Trump affected many trade sectors, including a dispute over subsidies to Airbus with the European Union that led to increased tariffs on British products. 

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L-1 Intercompany Visa Open for Applications as Temporary Ban Comes to an End

In June 2020, President Trump shut down the L-1 Visa route as a measure to protect American jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. This suspension naturally came to an end on March 31, 2021, as the validity of the temporary ban expired. President Joe Biden chose not to renew the ban to help the US economy recover post-covid. 

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How to Prove Lawful Entry to the US as Required for an Immigrant

As an immigrant applicant to the US, you will be required to provide evidence of your entry into the United States to file for adjustment of status. Proof of entry supports the fact that you underwent inspection and were admitted or were paroled upon your last entry into the US. It states that you entered the US legally. 

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Informing the USCIS of an Address Change

As a noncitizen, it is your responsibility to inform the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) if there is a change in your place of residence. This is even valid for certain US citizens when they are involved in a pending case with the USCIS. It is easy and free to inform the USCIS if there is a change in your residence, therefore, there is no reason to skip this exercise. However, this is not to say that you are required to ask for USCIS’s approval before changing your residence. 

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How to Change Your Legal Name On Your Green Card

Do you want to change your legal name on your Permanent Resident Card or Green Card? There could be several reasons why someone might want to change their official name on a government-issued document. This includes getting married or divorced or just wanting a more Western name after immigrating to the US. Despite the reason, it is a simple process to change your name on your Green Card. 

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Options for Bringing Foreign Talent to the United States

As the world becomes more and more interconnected, the US immigration law has also expanded to offer various pathways for foreign workers who can contribute to the development of America’s businesses, art, academics, athletics and entertainment. There are many ways to encourage the immigration of foreign talent to the US.

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What Are the Recent Changes Made to the H-1B Visa Category?

The H-1B Visa is a nonimmigrant visa category for skilled foreign workers in occupations that require specialized practical or theoretical knowledge. It is an employment-based visa that requires the employer to petition their support for the applicant’s H-1B Visa. H-1B Visa holders are granted a US work visa that allows them to live and work in the US for the concerned employer for a specific period.