U.S. Visas

An Overview of 2017 USCIS Filing Fees for Immigration Status Changes

2017 USCIS Filing Fees To officially request an immigration status change in the U.S., an applicant (i.e., a petitioner) will usually have to pay filing fees to authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order for the request to be processed. Filing fees can vary widely, depending on the nature of [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, Immigration Attorney Blog, U.S Citizenship, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on An Overview of 2017 USCIS Filing Fees for Immigration Status Changes

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Immigration Status Change Petition

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Immigration Status Change Petition Immigration status changes in the U.S. usually involve navigating a complicated process that can involve lots of paperwork, interviews, background checks, filing fees and possibly more. What can make this process even more complex – if not overwhelming – is the fact that [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|FAQs, Immigration Attorney Blog, Immigration Fraud, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on 5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Immigration Status Change Petition

Filing a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider an Immigration Case: FAQs

Filing a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider an Immigration Case When officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hand down an unfavorable decision in an immigration case, the petitioner (i.e., the person who filed the application) may have a few options for addressing the decision and attempting to get it changed. In [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Asylum, Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, FAQs, Immigration Attorney Blog, U.S Citizenship, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on Filing a Motion to Reopen or Reconsider an Immigration Case: FAQs

New USCIS Final Rule Expands Provisional Waiver Process

New USCIS Final Rule Expands Provisional Waiver Process Certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) will soon be eligible “to more easily navigate the immigration process.” This is because, as officials at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced, they have recently adopted a new final rule that [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Family-Based Immigration Issues, FAQs, Immigration News, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on New USCIS Final Rule Expands Provisional Waiver Process

USCIS Vaccination Requirements for Immigration Status Change Requests: FAQs

Helpful Answers about USCIS Vaccination Requirements Whether you’re seeking an employment visa, a family-based visa or some other immigration status change in the U.S., you will likely have to receive certain vaccinations, as required by authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). To clarify just what these requirements involve - and how [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 July 31st, 2016|Asylum, Deportation Relief, Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, FAQs, Immigration Attorney Blog, U.S Citizenship, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on USCIS Vaccination Requirements for Immigration Status Change Requests: FAQs

Appealing USCIS Decisions: FAQs

How to appeal a USCIS decision on an immigration case When requests for an immigration status change in the U.S. are denied by authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), filing an appeal can be the key to reversing the decision and getting the status change needed. Because, however, filing an appeal [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, FAQs, Immigration Attorney Blog, Permanent Residency, U.S Citizenship, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on Appealing USCIS Decisions: FAQs

How Long Does It Take to Get a U.S. Visa?

It depends on the type of visa being sought, as there are different processing times associated with student visas versus family visas versus employment/work visas. The following provides a general overview of the typical processing times associated with some of the most commonly sought-after visas from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Processing Times [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:16+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, FAQs, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on How Long Does It Take to Get a U.S. Visa?

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid with U.S. Visa Applications

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid with U.S. Visa Applications Applying for a U.S. visa can be an involved process, and making mistakes along the way can result in lengthy delays, additional expenses and possibly even a denial of the visa petition. To help foreign nationals avoid such obstacles and secure the visas they [...]

By | 2018-05-01T09:35:17+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Employment-Based Immigration Issues, Family-Based Immigration Issues, Immigration Attorney Blog, U.S. Visas|Comments Off on Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid with U.S. Visa Applications
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