Visas

What should I know about working in the U.S.?

As an immigrant, you do not have the immediate right to work in the United States. You will need to go through a process to secure the ability to seek employment. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains you have three options for securing the right to work...

What is an F-1 visa and how does it work?

When you want to become a full-time student in the U.S., but have no intention of relinquishing residency in your home country, you will need an F-1 student visa to accomplish this goal. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services advises that F-1 visas are for...

Statistics on the issuance of immigration visas

Whether you are in the middle of pursuing an immigrant visa or you have aspirations to move to the states and want to learn more about the immigration process, it is helpful to go over statistics on immigration. These statistics shed light on the prevalence of...

Understanding non-immigrant visas

Although many people enter the United States from other countries for the purpose of living permanently in the country, not everyone plans to spend very long. Those visiting the U.S. for specific reasons may apply for a non-immigrant visa. Not everyone entering the...

What should you know about family visas?

As an immigrant to the US, once you achieve permanent resident status, you likely begin thinking about bringing various of your relatives into this country, too. The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the US Department of State explains that, depending on which relatives...

J-1 visas for medical training: What to know

Many medical professionals and students come to the U.S. – and California, specifically – to take advantage of our excellent medical schools. Most of these international medical graduates (IMG) relocate to the U.S. on a J-1 visa. This visa allows them to study, train...

Do you qualify to enter the Diversity Visa lottery?

Have you dreamed of immigrating to the United States? Do you worry that you don’t have enough unique qualifiers to help you get through? You may still get your chance through the Diversity Visa lottery. Sometimes called the “green card lottery,” the Diversity Visa...