Foreign nationals who desire to live in the United States as permament residents have two options. First, those already in the United States may be eligible for a process completed in the United States known as adjustment of status.
Foreign nationals who desire to come to the United States temporarily have a variety of options. United States law provides for different types of non-immigrant visas that authorize an individual to come to and remain in the United States.
People around the world interested in immigrating to the United States often are confused and frustrated by the lengthy wait. Today's blog post will explain the wait times for family-based immigrant visa petitions, and the reasons for the sometimes lengthy wait times.
People travel internationally more than ever before. Because of this, people have many more opportunities to meet people of different countries, experience new cultures and develop friendships. For many, these friendships develop into feelings of love and a desire to marry.
United States immigration law distinguishes between "immigrants" and "non-immigrants". An immigrant is someone who is coming to the United State with the intention of residing in the United States indefinitely.
Immigration to the United States is a common, world-wide desire. Every year, thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world attempt to legally immigrate to America. The reasons vary: some come for freedom from tyranny and opression, others for economic opportunity.
Intending family-based immigrants generally are required to show sufficient financial support from a qualified person, in order to demonstrate that they will not become a "public charge" of the United States.
Immigrant applying for an immigrant visa at a United States consulate abroad are occasionally denied their visa, even though U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service approved the visa petition. This creates confusion and disappointment, and sometimes even separation of families.