Immigrants, people seeking a permanent residence card or "green card," and nonimmigrants, people seeking temporary entry to the U.S. for work or temporary stays can get the run around from various agencies, and if you don't get one the right way, you could face big problems. The main governing body, the USCIS, also works with people looking for asylum, naturalization as well as working with deportation matters.
Visa applications such as the H-1B are numerous and each one has special guidelines, extensions, and processes. Reading these articles and an experienced immigration lawyer can help you understand the process and what you need to do first.
- What you need to do to become a U.S. citizen.
- You need to fulfill a residency requirement.
- What does "good moral character" mean?
- You must pledge allegiance and loyalty to the U.S. to obtain full citizenship.
- In most cases, an English and Civics Requirement that's tested.
- Young men must register with the U.S. Selective Service when they become citizens.
- Denaturalization: revoking your U.S. citizenship.
- Immigrant Visa FAQ
- Immigration Green Card FAQs
- Diversity Lottery Program
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- American Citizenship Derivative Citizenship
Work and Trade
- Employment Based Visa FAQ
- B-1 and B-2 Visa FAQ
- E-1 Visa - Treaty Trader Visitor
- E2 Invesor Visa
- Treaty-Investor - E-2 Visas Process to Obtain
- Compare Treaty Trader E-1 and Investor E-2 Visas
- H-1B Generally
- Process for H-1B Visa
- H-1B Status - Specialty Occupations
- H-1B Visa FAQ
- H-4 Family Member Visas
- Media "I" Visa
- "J" Visa Waiver FAQ
- Extraordinary Ability Visas - "O" Classification
- "P" Visas for Artists Entertainers and Athletes
- Family-Based Visa FAQ
- Fiance Visa FAQ
- J-1 Extensions Dependent Spouses
- Process for K-1 Visas
- K-3 Foreign Spouse Visa?
- Children of K-1 or K-3 Visa Holders
Travel and Other
- Seeking Asylum
- Resettling in the U.S. as a Refugee
- Political Asylum
- Crime Victims: "T" and "U" Visas and Status Adjustment
Extensions, Denials and Appeals
- Visa Extensions and Revalidations
- Process for extensing K-3 visas
- Immigration Decisions and Administrative Appeals
- Denials and Appeals FAQ
- Immigration Hearings Double Jeopardy
- Immigration Cases Motions to Reopen and Reconsider