USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination
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USCIS Update – Tips for Employment-based Adjustment Applicants and the Medical Examination

On July 14, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released some helpful tips for employment-based adjustment applicants and the USCIS Form I-693 Medical Examination. The following are some Do’s and Dont’s for your Form I-693 Medical Examination from USCIS.

What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?
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What happens after I file Form I-485 Adjustment of Status?

If you are lawfully in the United States, you may qualify to file USCIS Form I-485 for adjustment of status. After you file USCIS Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status, there are several things to keep in mind while you wait for your final interview. It is important to keep copies of any submissions and I-797 notices for your records and to respond in a timely manner to any USCIS requests. We review the adjustment of the status process and what to expect below.

What is temporary intent (nonimmigrant) for TN Visa status?
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What is temporary intent (nonimmigrant) for TN Visa status?

TN visa status is a nonimmigrant visa for purposes of temporary employment in the United States.  Although TN visa status is temporary, you are not precluded from future intent to immigrate. We explain what is meant by temporary nonimmigrant intent while working under TN visa status.

I have an approved I-130 or I-140, can I still get a TN visa?
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I have an approved I-130 or I-140, can I still get a TN visa?

Under the USMCA (NAFTA) TN visa status is for Canadian and Mexican citizens that will be coming to the United States to engage in temporary employment. Obtaining TN visa status can become problematic when you have an approved I-130 or I-140. Find out how an approved I-130 or I-140 can impact your ability to get TN visa status.

Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?
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Can I travel outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa?

In most situations, if you have a pending I-485 Adjustment of Status with USCIS you are not able to travel outside the US until you have received advanced permission to travel. Travel with a pending adjustment is considered abandonment. We discuss traveling outside the US with a pending adjustment while on an H-1B or L-1 Visa. 

TN Visa to Green Card through Marriage Approved!
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TN Visa to Green Card through Marriage Approved!

We often help TN visa holders to go from their nonimmigrant TN visa to US permanent residence (Green card). This can be done in several ways one of the most common is through marriage to a US citizen.  Find out about going from a TN visa to a green card through marriage to a US Citizen.

What will I be asked during my marriage based green card interview?
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What will I be asked during my marriage based green card interview?

When you apply for a green card for a spouse inside the United States through adjustment of status, the final step of the process is an in-person interview with a USCIS officer. The purpose of this interview is to verify the facts of the case and the bona-fides of the marriage. In other words, was the marriage entered into for love or for a green card. We discuss the marriage-based green card interview and the types of questions you should expect here.

L-1A Visa to Green Card for business owner Approved!
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L-1A Visa to Green Card for business owner Approved!

The L-1A Visa is one of the best ways to convert from a non-immigrant to an immigrant. We have helped many business owners expand their operations into the US under the L-1A visa and then obtain US permanent residence (EB-1C Green card). We recently received approval for a green card for the owner of a business. who relied on the L-1A vis to expand and grow their operations in the US.  Read more about going from an L-1A visa to a green card through business expansion here.

My I-485 is pending, how do I transfer it to a different preference category?
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My I-485 is pending, how do I transfer it to a different preference category?

If you have a pending I-485 Adjustment based on an underlying I-130 Petition or I-140 Petition and the wait time for the preference category you field under has changed, you may be able to transfer your pending I-485 to another preference category with a shorter wait time. This is commonly referred to as “interfiling.” We discuss how to transfer your I-485 to a different preference category here.