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  • Understanding the Physician National Interest Waiver: An Alternative Pathway to US Permanent Residency

    Navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration can be daunting for international medical graduates who wish to practice medicine in the United States. One such pathway that often goes under-explored is the Physician National Interest Waiver (PNIW). This option can be particularly advantageous compared to the traditional PERM-based green card petition. In this blog post, […]
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  • National Interest Waivers & the Matter of Dhanasar Case

    The National Interest Waiver (NIW) stands as a beacon of opportunity for certain immigrants who wish to bypass the traditional labor certification process required for certain employment-based green cards. This waiver is particularly relevant for those who demonstrate that their work in the United States would be of national interest. The interpretation of “national interest” […]
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  • Green Card Backlogs & the Visa Bulletin: Breaking Down the Basics for Employment-based Applicants

    When you’re told you are subject to a green card backlog, especially in the context of employment-based immigration, it means there is a delay or wait time before you will receive your physical green card. The U.S. limits the number of employment-based green cards issued each year, and the backlog occurs because the demand for […]
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  • NIW vs. PERM Labor Certification: Differences, Pros & Cons

    If you’re considering applying for an employment-based green card, you may wonder what the differences are between the PERM labor certification process and the National Interest Waiver (NIW). The two processes are designed to meet different criteria. Generally, applying for either an EB-2 or EB-3 visa requires a specific job offer and a PERM labor […]
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  • National Interest Waiver: Everything You Need to Know

    Our Partner, Jennifer Behm, discusses the national interest waiver and self-petitioning for a green card without an employer in the video below. You might also be interested in our post on EB-2 National Interest Waiver Green Cards and you can read more about EB-2 & EB-3 Green Cards here. You can book a consultation with […]
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  • National Interest Waiver Explained: Self-Petition For a Green Card Without an Employer

    Our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, discusses the national interest waiver and self-petitioning for a green card without an employer in the video below. You might also be interested in our post on EB-2 National Interest Waiver Green Cards and you can read more about EB-2 & EB-3 Green Cards here.
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  • Requesting Congressional Intervention

    When applying for a visa or a green card, sometimes it can take longer than the processing times recommended by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Many people do not know that they can contact their congressional representative to speed up their visa processing time. Members of Congress usually have one or more staffers liaising […]
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  • Thanksgiving Travel Tips

    In the U.S., friends and family gather from all over to spend time together for Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning to travel over this holiday.  U.S. Citizens For U.S. citizens, Thanksgiving weekend might be the perfect opportunity to travel abroad. First, you should ensure that your […]
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  • Navigating Name Changes in Marriage-Based Green Card Applications: A Detailed Guide

    When you get married and decide to change your surname, this change is officially recorded on your marriage certificate. This legal provision allows for a name change without requiring a separate court order, making the process more straightforward. However, challenges may arise when you apply for a marriage-based green card and find that your new […]
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  • Responding to Employment-Based Visa Green Card Requests for Evidence (RFEs)

    If you are in the process of obtaining a U.S. green card through an employment-based visa, you have likely encountered the term “Request for Evidence” or RFE. If you have recently received an RFE asking for your Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, it is crucial to respond promptly. In this […]
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