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Category: Green Cards

  • 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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  • Alert: What the Impending Government Shutdown Means for Immigration

    Are you a concerned about a possible US government shutdown? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! In this informative video, our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, gives you an inside look at the latest news surrounding government regulation changes impacting immigrants so that you can stay one step ahead of the game. Find out what it […]
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  • USCIS Issues New Guidance for EB-1 Category

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is issuing policy guidance in its Policy Manual to clarify the types of evidence that it may evaluate to determine eligibility for extraordinary ability (E11) and outstanding professor or researcher (E12) EB-1 immigrant visa classifications. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear […]
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  • Common Questions about Traveling During the Naturalization Process

    If you currently have a naturalization application pending with the U.S. government, you may be wondering if you can travel in the period between your naturalization interview and your oath ceremony. The short answer is yes: there is no restriction on international travel when you apply for naturalization nor after you have been recommended for […]
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