What is Form I-907 (Request for Premium Processing Service)?

In many cases, when employers request employment authorization or employment-based applications, they need workers and assistance right away. Not having qualified workers for their company can cost them a substantial amount in lost revenues and profits. However, the USCIS process for employment-related petitions can take some time. Employers who are unable to wait can file …

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How Can an Artist Get a US Visa?

Artists are often an unusual category when it comes to US immigration. Although the US does a great deal to encourage artists and art, artists often do not fall into accepted visa categories. Most artists, for example, are not entrepreneurs or part of a business and therefore cannot enter the US on business visas. If …

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Learn Everything About Form I-687

Form I-687 (Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A) was used under section 245A of the legalization program under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. The form gave accepted applicants temporary resident status. That program ended in 1988. However, this USCIS immigration form is …

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Employment Eligibility Verification and All About Form I-9

To work in the US, employees must be either US permanent residents, US citizens, or must have correct employment authorization (usually through a specific visa). Employment authorization ensures that US companies can keep workers safe, can keep jobs for US workers, and can keep work standards and wages fair. The government takes employment authorization seriously …

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Important Information About TPS – Temporary Protection Status

Temporary Protection Status (TPS) is a non-permanent immigration status. The US designates countries eligible for TPS and eligible residents and citizens of those countries can apply for TPS, which allows them to immigrate to the US on a temporary basis. In most cases, TPS is granted because someone cannot safely return to their country of …

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Understanding the Fiancee Visa

The K-1 visa, also sometimes known as the Fiancee Visa, is used to allow a US citizen’s intended spouse to enter the US for the purpose of getting married. The visa allows a US citizen’s fiancée to enter the US for a period of 90 days. Within this 90 days, the couple must be married. …

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INS, BCIS, USCIS, ICE and Homeland Security: Who is who?

There are many agencies involved in the processing and monitoring of new arrivals and immigrants to the US. These agencies are generally tasked with helping to facilitate immigration while also creating a safer environment for immigrants and US residents alike. However, each agency involved in US immigration also has its own specific mission. If you …

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Facts About Immigration to the United States

US immigration began long before the country was founded. While the US was still a British colony, immigrants arrived in the area to eventually found what is today known as the United States. Ever since America was founded, immigration has been an important source of population growth and an important agent of cultural change. Immigrants …

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Can You Submit a Passport Application Online?

Today, at a time when many tasks can be completed online, many US citizens filing a passport application may also want to apply for their US passport online, especially when getting ready to travel. Online applications for passports would be more convenient and might save time, but currently, the US Department of State does not …

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Learn about Form I-129 Petition for A Nonimmigrant Worker

Many employers rely on non-US workers in order to temporarily fill positions which for some reason cannot be filled by US employees. For example, an employer may need to hire specialty workers which are not readily available in the US or may need to fill a job for which no qualified US employees can be …

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News from USCIS about H-1B Visas

March 2, 2011, WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is publishing tomorrow a proposed rule that could save U.S. businesses more than $23 million over the next 10 years by establishing an advance registration process for U.S. employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for foreign workers in specialty occupations. The proposed electronic system …

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