A guide for immigration sponsors who cannot meet the financial support or status/residence requirements for the Affidavit of Support, and those who might assist them.
Q: I am in the US on a Nonimmigrant Visa which is about to expire — but I can't get home, Is there any way I can avoid overstaying my visa? A: First, the exact status in which you are in the U.S. nee
Immigration is one of the most complex areas of law, where individuals who often don't speak English as a primary language are somehow expected to understand a complex series of laws and regulations (from various government agencies and courts) which often confound American attor...
Q: What does "Nonimmigrant" mean? A: Essentially, "nonimmigrant" means "temporary" - a visa that allows a foreign national to be present in the U.S. for a limited period of time for a specific purposes, and normally to travel out of and reenter the U.S. during that period to res...
What is the Priority Date? The priority date is the date the first paperwork for permanent residence is filed with a government agency. For an Employer-sponsored case, this is either the date a lab
A guide to the immigration concept of "Status"
A summary of the bars for overstaying visa status here.
What is the difference between a visa and a visa stamp? A visa is best defined as the right to be present in the U.S. for a specific period of time for a specific purpose. Both the type of visa on wh
This guide explains the legal distinction between permanent residence (a "green card") and U.S. citizenship.
The myth that marrying a citizen helps anyone dispelled.