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Immigrating to the US through a family member

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant a green card to foreign nationals given that they have family members who are already U.S. citizens. Individuals may possibly secure a green card if they are: A spouse of a U.S. citizen Single children below 21 years old whose parents are U.S. citizens Parents 21 […]


Indian companies to pay up to $4.5K for H1B and L1 US visas

Under a new bill, Indian companies that are planning to make investments in the U.S. through popular visas like the H1B and L1 are expected to pay a fee of not more than $4,500, an article of The Hindu reported on December 17. The new congressional bill that was passed on December 16 will reportedly […]


Understanding requirements for the EB-1c visa

The EB-1c visa is similar to the L-1 visa in that it can allow foreign executives and managers come to the United States to work with a U.S. company that is closely associated with their foreign employer. Unlike the L-1 visa, the EB-1c visa allows the visa holder to potentially obtain a Green Card in […]


Certified TEA locations for EB-5 investments

Foreign nationals who are planning to settle in the U.S. through the EB-5 Visa program should understand that the success of their applications and investments may hinge on their target locations being classified by federal or state governments as “Targeted Employment Areas,” or TEAs. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) will deem a location […]


Studying in the U.S. with a student visa

People who hope to enter the United States may consider applying for student visa if they intend to enroll in an institute of learning while living in the country. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) may either grant F-1 or M-1 visas to individuals who fulfill the following requirements: The applicant must be enrolled full-time […]


How many EB-5 visas does USCIS make available every year?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sets 10,000 visas aside for people who apply through the immigrant investment program (EB-5). The number of visas set aside for EB-5 is renewed each fiscal year, which begins on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of September. Though 10,000 visas are set aside […]


Investing in real estate companies in the US

Individuals who have plans for settling in the United States may want to consider applying for EB-5 visa to help real estate developers in the U.S. put up projects. A lot of foreign investors actually consider venturing into real estate mainly because they can easily monitor progress of projects with on-site visits. Many real estate […]


L-1 visas for employees with “specialized knowledge”

Though executives and managers are specifically named as eligible applicants for the L-1 visa, the language the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also permits any employee who possesses “specialized knowledge” to apply for this visa status. That being said, employees with special knowledge in any of the following areas of a qualifying organization may […]


Green Card available for individuals creating jobs in the U.S.

While securing a green card or establishing permanent residence in the U.S. is elusive to many people, some individuals may be allowed to live in the U.S. given that they are willing to make an investment and create jobs in the U.S. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant potential investors “conditional permanent […]


What are Regional Centers?

Investors may choose to invest in what is known as a Regional Center to fulfill the investment and job creation requirements of the Immigrant Investor Program. There are some significant advantages to investing in a Regional Center over creating or maintaining your own business— for instance, the required investment is likely to be lower, you […]


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