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Immigration Policies: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

September 12th, 2016

America’s presidential candidates couldn’t be more different when it comes to immigration. Here’s a closer look at their viewpoints. Immigration Legislation Trump Trump’s legislation plans focus on tightening up the borders and sending undocumented immigrants back to their countries of origin. Trump plans to build a wall across the US-Mexico border, and wants to make […]

Countries that qualify for the Green Card Lottery 2016

May 21st, 2014

Only citizens of certain countries are eligible to apply for the Green Card Lottery. Check this list to see if your country is eligible for the 2016 Green Card Lottery! Below is a list of qualifying countries, grouped by region. Africa Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad […]

Immigration Nation: FEMA and Sandy

November 1st, 2012

Just as a reminder, the Green Card Lottery ends in only a couple of days. Apply now to make sure that you can get permanent residency in the United States! Permanent Residency not only allows one to live and work in the United States, but also grants immigrants the same protection of American infrastructure and […]

Social Conversation Surrounding Immigration

September 18th, 2012

Social media, the exchange of information through personal networks on the internet, is an incredibly powerful force in the new millennium. It has connected us, informed us, bored us and entertained us in unprecedented ways. Many conversations today could not exist without the assistance of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any […]

What Forms must be Filled by an International Traveler while Entering the United States?

August 3rd, 2012

If you travel within the United States you need not fill out any form. But there are certain forms that must be filled by international travelers who seek to enter the United States. You must fill the customs declaration form, if you travel to the United States from a foreign country. If you are traveling […]

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Last Chance for the American Dream?

September 30th, 2015

The Green Card Lottery is how 50,000 immigrants get to their American Dream every year, but is this the last opportunity for people to use this great program? This year’s lottery registration season opens October 1 triggering a worldwide rush to enter the program. On November 3, the registration period will end for 2015 and […]

Benefits of Permanent Residency

June 18th, 2013

The Green Card Lottery is by far the easiest way to get Permanent Residency in the United States. Application is easy and the benefits of that immigration status are plentiful. Below we will discuss some of these benefits below. Live in the United States When you have a Green Card you have proof of your […]

Green Card Processes

May 29th, 2013

Many different processes involving Green Cards can get quite confusing, but after a little research and some help from one of the following guides, you can get what you need. Keep in mind that there is a third way beside family-based or employment-based immigration. The Green Card Lottery is the only immigration program in the […]

Path to become US Legal Resident

May 7th, 2013

Legal residency is an immigration status in the United States which allows foreign nationals to live and work within the country on a more or less permanent basis. In most circumstances, immigrants follow the same pathways to permanent residency. However, with the Green Card Lottery, there are a number of steps that can be passed […]

How to Get an American Green Card

April 3rd, 2013

Green Cards are immigration documents which are only used in the United States to indicate that the holder is a permanent resident of the US. Permanent residency is an immigration status that allows a newcomer to America to live, work, study and travel throughout the country. There are some rights that are not available to […]

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Lotería de Visas 2015

June 3rd, 2014

La Lotería de Visas de Diversidad 2015 comenzará su período de inscripción este año y los ganadores de este sorteo en particular podrán obtener sus Green Cards (tarjetas verdes) tan pronto como sea posible en 2015. Este es un período significativamente más corto para obtener una Green Card que el de otras vías hacia la […]

La Lotería de Visas de EE. UU. y sus privilegios

June 3rd, 2014

Cada año el Gobierno de EE. UU. lleva a cabo el Programa de Lotería de Visas de EE. UU., conocido comúnmente como Lotería de Diversidad (Lotería DV), el cual, si usted gana, puede otorgarle la condición de residente permanente legal de EE. UU. Este sorteo de la suerte puede ser su boleto para el ingreso permanente, la autorización […]

Lotería de Visas: errores comunes

May 30th, 2014

La Lotería de Visas está por finalizar pronto, por eso usted debe asegurarse de realizar la solicitud antes de que sea demasiado tarde, pero no se apure tanto para realizar la presentación porque puede cometer un error que descalificará su solicitud. El período de inscripción para la Visa de Diversidad 2014 finaliza el 3 de […]

Lotería de Visas: ¿cómo funciona?

May 30th, 2014

El período de solicitud para la Lotería de Visas ya casi llega. El 2 de octubre de 2012 al mediodía, se comenzarán a aceptar las solicitudes electrónicas. No existen solicitudes diseñadas para que se envíen mediante el servicio postal, por lo que es obligatorio realizar la solicitud en línea. El Departamento de Estado dejará de […]

Cómo inmigrar a EE. UU. con una Green Card

May 30th, 2014

Generalmente, se considera que la inmigración es un proceso complicado. Una Green Card (tarjeta verde) facilita la inmigración de un ciudadano extranjero a EE. UU., aunque obtenerla no es fácil. Aun cuando no sea fácil obtener una Green Card, un ciudadano extranjero puede obtener una para convertirse en residente permanente legal de EE. UU., mediante distintas maneras. […]

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Green Card Visa

May 13th, 2013

The United States’ immigration system can sometimes prove to be tricky, so here we will present a brief summary of how visas and Green Cards work. What is a Visa? Visas are immigration documents that are used all over the world by nearly every country. In the United States they are effectively documents which grant […]

US Green Card Priority Dates

January 8th, 2013

Priority dates, as they are called by the United States Department of state, are the timeframes issued to visa applicants that indicate when they are able to actually get their Green Cards. Fortunately for those who win the Green Card Lottery, diversity visa winners do not need to have a priority date and they can […]

What is a Visa?

January 6th, 2012

A foreign national who wishes to enter the US must first get a US visa, that will be placed in the foreign national’s passport or on the travel document issued by the foreign national’s country of citizenship. Some foreign nationals can enter the US without a visa if they fulfill the requirements for visa-free travel. […]

Getting a US Visa

July 19th, 2011

If you are an immediate relative of a US citizen, a visa is always available. If you are in a family or employment based preference classification, visa availability is generally determined by: the priority date the preference category you are immigrating under the country the visa will be charged to (usually your country of citizenship) […]

Supporting Documents Needed While Filing the EAD Application

May 11th, 2011

While mailing your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) application to the USCIS, you must also submit: A copy of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (front and back), if available. If you are filing the EAD application under the(c)(9) category, an I-94 record need not submitted. A copy of your last EAD. If no prior EAD has been […]

US Citizenship

Getting an American Passport

September 24th, 2013

Getting an American passport is a very different experience depending on what immigration status the applicant may have. Some people may have status in the United States, but may not be eligible for a passport. Getting Passport for Foreign Resident Foreign residents cannot carry U.S. passports. However, they can take steps to eventually apply for […]

Preparing for Citizenship

September 9th, 2013

What You Will Need Citizenship is a highly valued status throughout the world for a number of reasons. The backing of the U.S. government behind a person when traveling abroad is only a small glimpse at the primary benefits. Citizens are also allowed to vote in all elections, thereby able to participate in one of […]

Gateway to Citizenship

August 21st, 2013

The Green Card Lottery, one of the most popular immigration visa programs in the United States, can be used to eventually get citizenship in America. Citizenship is often the final goal for immigrants coming to America as it guarantees a great deal of security within their new home country. With citizenship, a person cannot be […]

Winning a Green Card through the DV Lottery

August 16th, 2013

The Green Card Lottery The Green Card Lottery is an annual program, mandated by the U.S. Congress, which gives out approximately 50,000 Green Cards every year. A Green Card is an immigration document that allows a foreign national to live and work in the United States for as long as they wish. It is also […]

The Road to US Citizenship

June 5th, 2013

If ever there was an optimal way to become a citizen, this is it. Citizenship is a very attainable goal for many people, but like any other course of action in life, there are some best practices that must be followed. If you follow these guidelines, you can cut down on the total amount of […]

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Immigration Policies: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

September 12th, 2016

America’s presidential candidates couldn’t be more different when it comes to immigration. Here’s a closer look at their viewpoints. Immigration Legislation Trump Trump’s legislation plans focus on tightening up the borders and sending undocumented immigrants back to their countries of origin. Trump plans to build a wall across the US-Mexico border, and wants to make […]

Important Immigration Organizations

August 28th, 2013

Immigrants who are new to the United States will encounter several government agencies during the process to become a permanent resident, or green card holder. Depending on what immigration process one may be going through one may deal with different organizations. Some organizations, like ICE, are preferably avoided during the process. Work-based immigrants, for example, […]

How to Get an Immigrant Visa for the U.S.

August 14th, 2013

What Is an Immigrant Visa? An immigrant visa is a document given to foreign residents that gives them permission to come to a U.S. port-of-Entry to apply for entry and a Permanent Resident Card. Although one might be able to obtain an immigrant visa that does not necessarily mean that they are automatically allowed into […]

I’m Undocumented in the US. Can I apply for the Green Card Lottery?

August 5th, 2013

Overview Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for a Green Card through the Green Card Lottery. Although they may be able to apply during the registration period, they will eventually be disqualified when they apply for a visa. Undocumented immigrants are people who are in the United States without proper immigration documents justifying their presence in […]

Immigration Departments in the Department of Homeland Security

June 20th, 2013

Until 2002 the matter of immigration to the United States was handled by an organization called Immigration and Naturalization Services, commonly referred to as INS. However, the US government decided to restructure immigration services by grouping all of the relevant organizations into one managing organization: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Along with this restructuring, […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Participate in Green Card Lottery

April 28th, 2016

The U.S. Department of State’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, commonly known as the Green Card Lottery or the DV Lottery, allows up to 50,000 foreign nationals to immigrate to the U.S. every year. The participants of the lottery who belong to countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. are selected randomly and are […]

Last Chance for the American Dream?

September 30th, 2015

The Green Card Lottery is how 50,000 immigrants get to their American Dream every year, but is this the last opportunity for people to use this great program? This year’s lottery registration season opens October 1 triggering a worldwide rush to enter the program. On November 3, the registration period will end for 2015 and […]

Filing Correctly for the Green Card Lottery

September 4th, 2014

  Step One: Make sure you are eligible To qualify for the Green Card Lottery, you need to first be from an eligible country. To see if you were born (or are currently a resident of) an eligible country, click here! You also need to meet the education requirement. This means you must have at […]

Green Card Lottery Opening Date

August 6th, 2014

The application period for the Green Card Lottery is expected to start on October 1, 2014 and will end on November 2, 2014. The application must be filed online and in one session, so it is important that applicants be prepared before they begin the online registration. You should have a reliable internet connection and […]

DV Lottery Winners: Remember to File for AOS in the U.S.

May 15th, 2014

Results for DV-2017 will be Announced Shortly! While following filing instructions is very important, so are your actions after you win. It’s important to file for AOS (Adjustment of Status) in the U.S. rather than applying for it overseas in a U.S. consulate. Applying at a U.S. consulate overseas means risking denial. Adjustment of Status […]

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Immigration Departments in the Department of Homeland Security

June 20th, 2013

Until 2002 the matter of immigration to the United States was handled by an organization called Immigration and Naturalization Services, commonly referred to as INS. However, the US government decided to restructure immigration services by grouping all of the relevant organizations into one managing organization: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Along with this restructuring, […]

Immigration Affairs and US Government Offices

July 10th, 2012

There are various issues related to immigration and there are different US government agencies that handle the administrative tasks related to US immigration. One specific agency is not assigned to deal with all immigration issues. If you are a person who is seeking to immigrate to the United States, seeking employment, or a US citizen […]

What is USCIS?

June 6th, 2011

Foreign nationals from all over the world immigrate to the US to reunite with family members, or in search of a better life. Some come for an advanced education, some for a visit, while others work in a wide variety of business sectors, providing services ranging from unskilled labor to highly specialized positions. U.S. Citizenship […]

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