Individuals looking to pursue full-time academic or vocational studies in the United States may be eligible for a nonimmigrant visa under the F and M categories. Exchange visitors may apply for a J visa.
Employer sponsored non-immigrant visa opportunities require an employer to sponsor or petition the foreign national worker. Along with employer sponsored non-immigrant visas, a foreign national worker may also be sponsored or petitioned for permanent residence or the green card by a U.S. employer.
If you entered the Unites States with a nonimmigrant visa and wish to extend your stay, you must file a request with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before your authorized stay expires.
Family based immigration is one of the most common options for individuals to immigrate to the United States. It is based on familial relationships with U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, including spouses, children, parents, adult children, fiances/fiancees, brothers and sisters.
A bona fide marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident is a well-known pathway to a green card or lawful permanent residence. Conditional permanent residence is granted to an individual who, at the time of approval, has been married to their U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident spouse less than two years.
With the overturn of the 1996 DOMA by the Supreme Court, LGBT couples became eligible for federal immigration benefits. If you plan to marry in a state that allows same-sex marriage and you are an US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, you may petition for your foreign-born fiancée.
Individuals who have been prosecuted or fear that they will be prosecuted because of their race, religion, nationality and/or association with a particular social or political group may be granted refugee status or asylum.
Deportation or removal proceedings and any other enforcement action are serious matters and require the assistance of knowledgeable attorneys.
If you received an NTA or believe that you may be placed in removal proceedings, contact us. We can help!
There are a few categories of visa that include some form of entrepreneurship or investment as a means to live and work in the United States. Astera Law Group can help you find the best option to meet your needs and assist you through the entire process.