Navigating the complexities of immigration can be challenging. This guide provides a comprehensive understanding of how to enter the U.S. using an immigrant visa and what to anticipate after your arrival.
Unsure about travel plans while your US visa application is in administrative processing? Read this guide to understand how a valid, pre-existing nonimmigrant visa allows for possible travel, and the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in determining admissibility.
Once the National Visa Center (NVC) reviews your documents and your case is documentarily qualified, your immigration visa case is then forwarded to your local US Consulate or US Embassy for your immigrant visa interview. Prior to your immigrant visa interview, a medical exam must be completed with an embassy-approved doctor, also referred to as the Panel Physician. Exams conducted by other physicians will not be accepted. We explain how to prepare for your immigrant visa medical exam below.
Your A-Number, also known as the Alien Number or A#, is a unique seven-to-nine-digit identifier given to immigrants by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about obtaining, identifying, and understanding this essential number for your US immigration journey.
The U.S. Consulate in Montreal, Canada is now actively processing all case types for immigrant visas, including family and employment-based. However, extended delays persist due to backlogs.
To qualify as a sponsor for an immigrant visa, a petitioner must be domiciled in any of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States. (A lawful permanent resident (LPR) sponsor must also maintain his or her LPR status.) But what exactly is the “domicile requirement”—and how do you correctly fulfill it?
Temporary I-551 Stamps and MRIVs are vital components of the U.S. immigration system, signifying permanent resident status for new immigrants. This post breaks down their importance and implications for both immigrants and employers.