Consular processing occurs when a person applies for a visa before leaving their native country. The United States embassy staff processes the application in the foreign country. It is different than applying for a visa if you are already in California or elsewhere in the United States. Embassy staff will help you complete either a CR-1 or IR-1 visa so
Who’s eligible for an I-visa?
Whether the stay in California is short-term or the ultimate goal is citizenship, knowing the ins and outs of the immigration system is the key to an expedient, hassle-free process. The first step is understanding the requirements, criteria, and designations.
Not all visas have the same requirements
Although many elements of the immigration process are the same across the board,…
What to bring to your visa interview
Applying for a family visa can be overwhelming if you are unprepared for the visa interview. California residents who wish to bring additional family members to the United States are encouraged to come to the interview prepared with as much documentation as possible. Being prepared for the interview can expedite the process.
Gathering information for your visa interview
DHP to Speak at Immigration Event in Brazil
The Commercial Association of São Paulo (ACSP) – District Center is honored to invite you to this incredible opportunity to learn more about US visas, including immigrant and investor visas such as the renowned EB-5 program. Sign up as spots are limited: http://ow.ly/cvG650N9Sze
A Associação Comercial de São Paulo (ACSP) – Distrital Centro tem a honra de convidá-los para esta incrível…
Understanding employment-based immigration: first preference EB-1
If you are a highly skilled or accomplished professional living overseas and are interested in relocating to Florida, you may be eligible for the EB-1 visa. This priority worker visa provides a path to permanent residency in the United States.
EB-1 visa: eligibility and benefits
The EB-1 visa is for individuals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education,…
What is an EB-2 visa and how can it change your life?
The EB-2 visa is available to certain immigrants by virtue of their professional abilities. Those who obtain approval of an EB-2 petition are eligible for lawful permanent resident status in the United States, making this a powerful option for those who qualify.
Who qualifies for EB-2 classification?
EB-2 classification is available to foreign nationals who (a) have advanced degrees, or…
New Public Charge Rule by The American Immigration Lawyers Association
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What is PERM labor certification?
If you are an immigrant situated in California for employment purposes, you need formal approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This requires the PERM process to certify your employment as a foreign national. This is how it works.
Understanding the PERM process
The Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) process begins when a United States-based employer creates…
A guide to getting a US visa without an interview in California
If you are looking to travel to California and you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may need a visa. The process involves a thorough vetting process that might include an interview to determine whether you are eligible for entry into the United States. However, it is possible to obtain a visa without an interview in certain…
EB-5 Regional Center Compliance Filing Deadline Extension
On December 23, 2022 USCIS quietly announced that the deadline for the Regional Center Compliance Filings for 2022 (Forms I-956 and I-956G) has been extended from December 29, 2022 to a new upcoming date. Currently, there has been no new deadline set by USCIS, but one will be announced in the near future, along with further guidance that helps…