Labor Certification Process

Labor certification process – Before an applicant for an employment-based green card can have their visa approved, their employer must take steps to ensure that their employment is authorized by the U.S. government. This is known as the labor certification...

The REAL ID Act

The REAL ID Act – Passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act set a standard for how driver’s licenses and other types of identification cards were to be issued. The goal of the Act was to heighten the level of security needed to enter federal...

Renewing an Employment Authorization Card

The employment authorization document (also known as a work permit or EAD) is a document that is issued by USCIS. It authorizes an individual to work in the United States for a specified period of time. It takes the form of an identification card, which displays the...

How Soon Can a U.S. Citizen Child Petition for a Parent?

The question “how soon can a U.S. Citizen child petition for a parent?” is a question that is asked a lot – “If my child is a U.S. citizen, can they petition for me to get a green card?”. Well, the answer to this question is that “it depends.” The purpose of this...

E4 Visa for Special Immigrants

This blog will cover the E4 visa for special immigrants. Every fiscal year, about 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to individuals who qualify under one of the five available preference categories. This entry discusses the fourth preference...

E3 Visa

This blog explores the E3 visa. There are five preference categories for employment-based visas and every fiscal year, around 140,000 of these visas are issued to individuals seeking to enter the U.S.  on an employment-based immigrant visa. Of the 140,000...