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Carl Shusterman’s Legal Guides

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  • Applying for Naturalization (Part One)

    How do I apply for naturalization? To apply for naturalization, file a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. For more information on the naturalization process, please see USCIS' manual, M

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  • Applying for Asylum

    You may be eligible for asylum in the US if you have been persecuted or have a "well-founded fear of persecution" in your country based on (1) political opinion, (2) religion, (3) race, (4) nationalit

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  • NIW Guide for Physician Immigration

    Generally, if a person qualifies for a green card under the EB-2 category, they must persuade their employer to undergo the PERM process (http://shusterman.com/perm.html). However, in 1999, Congress p

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  • How Can I Qualify for an O Visa?

    Have you ever wondered how all those foreign born Oscar-winning actors, directors, and cinematographers are able to come to work in the United States? Or for that matter, those brilliant foreign-born

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  • How do I petition a family member?

    Send aForm I-130and demonstrate thatthe relationship you have with this family is among those that qualify makes your family becomes part of a list of people who are waiting for a visa number to migra

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  • Ask Mr. Shusterman: Adjustment of Status vs. Immigrant Visa

    When trying to obtain a green card, there are two options you can consider. You can apply for (1) Adjustment of Status inside the U.S. or you can apply for (2) an Immigrant Visa at a U.S. Consulate ab

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  • How Can I Qualify for an O Visa?

    Ask Mr. Shusterman: How Can I Qualify for an O Visa? Have you ever wondered how all those foreign born Oscar-winning actors, directors, and cinematographers are able to come to work in the United S

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  • NIWs for Physicians

    Generally, if a person qualifies for a green card under the EB-2 category, they must persuade their employer to undergo the PERM process. However, in 1999, Congress passed a law exempting certain fore

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  • EADs for H-4 Spouses

    Frequently Asked Questions On May 26, 2015, the USCIS began accepting applications for form I-766 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) submitted by certain H-4 spouses of H-1B professionals. Wh

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  • Diversity Lottery

    The US State Department conducts an annual Diversity Visa Lottery--also called a "green card lottery"--which awards eligible people the chance to receive one of 50,000 immigrant visas distributed thro

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