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The Ultimate Guide to The Green Card Application Process

Navigating the green card process can be daunting, given its many complex pathways and requirements. This complete green card application guide will show you how to get a green card to live in the United States. Green cards are typically for immigrants, spouses, and students. You’ll learn about the different types of green cards and...
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How to Get a Green Card in the U.S. Without Marriage

As an immigration seeker looking to call the United States home, the prospect of obtaining a green card without marriage may seem daunting, but rest assured, this goal is indeed achievable. The U.S. offers several avenues for non-marriage green card applicants—each with its own set of requirements and pathways to permanent residence. Here’s a comprehensive...
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How Much Do Marriage-Based Green Cards Cost? The Complete Breakdown

Navigating the labyrinth of U.S. immigration processes can be intricate and, at times, feel like deciphering hieroglyphics. For those seeking to obtain a green card through marriage, a vital aspect of the journey is understanding the financial investment involved. The costs associated with securing a marriage-based green card can be influenced by various factors. This...
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Green Cards for Second Marriages

Are You Less Likely to Get Your Spouse a Green Card if You’ve Already Applied for One for a Previous Marriage? If you are considering marriage and navigating U.S. immigration, you may wonder if your past actions will affect your future opportunities. The immigration process, particularly for family-based green cards, involves thorough scrutiny to ensure...
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How to Get a Marriage Green Card: Step by Step

This complete guide will tell you exactly how to get a marriage green card. Getting married to a US citizen or permanent resident can help foreign nationals obtain a green card. This green card allows them to live in the United States permanently. The process to become a citizen may be long and complicated. However,...
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What Does a Green Card Look Like?

Obtaining your Green Card is a significant achievement. Your green card is more than a legal permit; your Green Card signifies permanency and belonging in the United States. But for someone eagerly waiting for their card to arrive, they might ask: What does a current green card look like?       This guide tells you...
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How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage: The Comprehensive Guide

Obtaining a green card through marriage is a significant pathway for foreign individuals looking to become a permanent resident in the United States. If you are married to a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR), the process can open the door to your new life in the U.S., where you can live, work,...
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How to Apply for the Green Card Lottery: Your Step-by-Step Guide

For many aspiring immigrants around the globe, the Green Card Lottery, officially known as the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV lottery), presents a coveted opportunity for legal permanent residence in the United States. However, navigating the application process can be quite daunting, particularly given the stringent eligibility criteria and the critical timing involved. From verifying...
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How to Apply for a Green Card: A Comprehensive Guide

For many around the world, the United States represents a beacon of opportunity, and obtaining a green card is often the first step in turning that hope into reality. However, the process of applying for a green card is known for its complexity. It involves multiple steps, rigorous paperwork, and an intricate timeline. Whether you’re...
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How to Apply for a Green Card: Expert Tips and USCIS Essentials

Navigating the labyrinthine process of applying for a green card can be both exhilarating and daunting. The sought-after pathway to U.S. residency for countless immigrants around the world is one of the most intricate bureaucratic tasks many will undertake. This in-depth guide will steer you through the intricacies of the green card application, demystifying the...
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What is the Green Card Lottery? Your Gateway to US Immigration

The dream of living and working in the United States is a powerful motivator for people across the globe. For many, the pathway to US permanent residency, or a “green card,” is paved with lengthy, complex processes. However, for some lucky individuals, there is an annual dice roll known as the Green Card Lottery, which...
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Green Card?

Applying for a U.S. green card is a significant milestone for many immigrants, but the question on everyone’s mind is, “How long will it take?” The answer involves a complex interplay of immigration laws, visa category, applicant origin, and a dose of patience. Be warned, it is rarely quick! The Fundamentals of Wait Times Wait...
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Marriage-Based Green Card Process

Navigating the complex world of United States immigration can be daunting, especially when it comes to the coveted Marriage-Based Green Card. Whether you’re a foreign national who’s recently married a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), or you’re the spouse in this equation, the process ahead of you is both intricate and crucially...
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Proving Your Income for a Child’s Green Card

Applying for a green card for your child is an exciting, life-changing milestone filled with a myriad of tasks and intricacies. One critical aspect of the green card application process is proving that you can financially sponsor your child, ensuring they won’t need to rely on public benefits. The financial requirement is not a one-size-fits-all...
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What to Do If You Lose Your Green Card

Receiving a green card is a significant milestone in an immigrant’s life. It represents a legal status in the United States as a permanent resident, affording a plethora of opportunities and rights. But what happens if that green card, your tangible proof of permanent residency, is lost or stolen? While the situation may seem fraught...
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Green Card Through Employment: Categories and Application Process

The American Dream isn’t just a slogan; it’s a pathway to a fulfilling life for many. One of the most common routes to obtaining permanent residency in the United States is a green card through employment. For those who possess unique skills or professional qualifications, the journey to becoming a U.S. green card holder can...
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Obtaining a Student Visa: Steps to Study in the United States

Fulfilling the dream of studying in the United States is a monumental achievement for any international student. Known for its globally recognized educational institutions and multicultural fabric, the U.S. remains a top choice for academic aspirants worldwide. In this exhaustive guide by the Law Office of Abhisha Parikh, we aim to demystify the U.S. student visa...
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Understanding the DACA Program: Eligibility and Recent Developments

In recent years, immigration policies and programs in the United States have undergone significant changes and debates. One program that has garnered substantial attention is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers. In...
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Family-Based Immigration: Bringing Your Parents to the United States

Family is the cornerstone of many people’s lives, and being separated from loved ones due to geographical boundaries can be heart-wrenching. Fortunately, the United States offers pathways for family-based immigration. These pathways allow citizens and permanent residents to bring their parents to live with them. In this guide, we’ll explore the process, requirements, and steps...
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A Guide to Immigrating to the USA​

Are you considering immigrating to the United States of America (USA)? It’s a monumental decision that can open up a world of opportunities. However, we understand that the immigration process can seem daunting. That’s why we, at the Law Office Of Abhisha Parikh, are here to guide you through the intricacies of immigrating to the USA. Understanding...
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Understanding the Asylum Process: Eligibility, Application, and Rights

In a world marked by turmoil and uncertainty, many individuals seek refuge and safety in countries that uphold the values of compassion and protection. The United States, as a land of opportunities and freedom, offers asylum to those fleeing persecution in their home countries. The asylum process is a critical pathway that allows eligible individuals...
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The Marriage Based Green Card Timeline: A Pathway to Love and Legal Status

Obtaining a marriage based green card is not only a testament to love and commitment but also a gateway to numerous benefits and opportunities in the United States. In this informative timeline, we will delve into the advantages of pursuing a marriage based green card. We’ll be outlining the eligibility requirements, application process, and the...
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Humanitarian Relief Options: Asylum and Refugee Status

In a world plagued by conflicts, persecution, and human rights abuses, millions of people are forced to leave their homes in search of safety and protection. For those facing such dire circumstances, asylum and refugee status provide vital humanitarian relief options. Let’s explores these two forms of protection, delving into their definitions, eligibility criteria, application...
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Exploring Special Immigration Programs: U Visas, T Visas, and VAWA

In the realm of immigration law, there exist special programs that provide crucial immigration relief and legal protections for victims of crimes. These programs, known as U visas, T visas, and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), offer a pathway for victims to obtain legal status in the United States. In this blog post, we will...
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Understanding the Naturalization Test: Study Tips and Common Questions

Becoming a U.S. citizen is an important milestone in your immigration journey. To achieve this, you will need to pass the naturalization test, which evaluates your knowledge of English and civics. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with study tips, answer common questions, and recommend trusted resources to help you succeed in the...
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Factors to Consider When Applying for a Hardship Waiver

When navigating the US immigration system, there are situations where individuals face inadmissibility due to certain grounds, such as unlawful presence, misrepresentation, or criminal convictions. However, there is a potential solution available in the form of a hardship waiver. A hardship waiver, also known as an extreme hardship waiver or Form I-601 waiver, allows individuals...
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9 Key Strategies for a Long-Distance Relationship During the Marriage Green Card Process

Discover effective strategies to maintain a thriving long-distance relationship while navigating the complexities of the marriage green card process. From open communication to setting goals, these tips will help you strengthen your bond and overcome the challenges.
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Exploring F1 Visa Work Opportunities: 5 Legal Ways to Work in the US

In this article, we’ll explore five ways you can legally work in the US without violating your visa status. 1. On-Campus Employment This is one of the most straightforward employment options for F1 students. As an F1 visa holder, you can take up part-time work on your college or university campus. You might find yourself...
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10 Essential Tips for a Successful B1/B2 Visa Approval

Embarking on a journey to the United States for business or pleasure involves acquiring a B1/B2 visa. The B1 visa caters to business-related ventures, while the B2 visa serves tourists and those visiting for pleasure. This article offers 10 practical tips to help increase your chances of B1/B2 visa approval. 1. Grasp the Purpose and...
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90-Day Fiancé vs. Reality: Unveiling 5 Key Differences

The reality TV show “90-Day Fiancé” offers a tantalizing glimpse into the world of international relationships. However, its glitz and dramatic flair often overshadow the realities of such relationships. In this blog post, we demystify the sensationalism by discussing five crucial ways in which the show differs from real-life experiences.   The Time Frame: Real...
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Essential Guide to Immigrating to the US: 5 Key Considerations

Embarking on the journey of immigrating to the US can be a thrilling experience filled with new opportunities and the promise of a fresh start. However, the immigration process in the US can also seem overwhelming. This comprehensive guide highlights five important aspects that you need to know before immigrating to the US, ensuring a...
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Challenges and Opportunities for Immigrants in the Current Job Market

The job market can be challenging for anyone, but the obstacles can be even greater for immigrants. Despite their skills and qualifications, immigrants often face barriers to finding work that is commensurate with their experience and training. However, there are also opportunities for immigrants who are willing to be proactive and persistent in their job...
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USCIS Receives 781K H1B Registration for FY 2024: What You Need to Know

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted the H1B Lottery for the fiscal year (FY) 2024 season during the last week of March 2023. Many have been eagerly waiting to know the total count of H1B registrations. Many also want to know how many were selected, and other common statistics related to the H1B...
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Violence Against Women Act: Understanding Your Rights

Imagine Sarah, a mother of two, feeling trapped in an abusive relationship for years. She is living in constant fear and uncertainty. She felt isolated and helpless, believing there was no way out. One day, Sarah stumbles upon information about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She discovers that legal help and protection are available....
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U Visa Guide: Eligibility, Requirements, and Application Process for Victims of Crime

The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa specifically designed to protect victims of certain crimes who have experienced mental or physical abuse and have actively assisted in the investigation or prosecution of the crime. This blog post will provide an overview of the U visa eligibility criteria, the qualifying criminal activities, and the application process,...
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Understanding the Affidavit of Support Process for US Immigrants

The Affidavit of Support is a crucial legal document for US citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) sponsoring an immigrant for a green card. Learn about the process, requirements, and forms involved, such as Form I-864, to ensure a successful application with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).   What is the Purpose of the...
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CAN YOU LOSE YOUR GREEN CARD IF YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE GET DIVORCED?

“Hi, this is immigration attorney Abisha Parikh and today I am going to go over the most common mistakes that you should avoid during your visa interview. These tips are coming straight from a Consulate Officer who kindly shared these details with me so that I can share them with my clients. Is your marriage...
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WHAT IF MY SPOUSE DOES NOT SHOW UP TO THE GREEN CARD INTERVIEW?

“The immigration process when it comes to sponsoring a spouse is very much dependent on the corporation of the US citizen or permanent resident spouse. The most immediate consequence to your spouse not going to the Green card interview is that if you show up without your spouse, it is going to raise a lot...
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E-2 INVESTOR VISAS

“Hi this is immigration attorney Abisha Parikh. and today i will be discussing the E-2 Visas. The E-2 investor visa allows an individual to enter and work inside of the US, based on an investment the applicant will be controlling within the US. The visa has to be renewed every year, but there is no...
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BASICS OF THE O VISA

“Hi this is immigration attorney, Abisha Parikh. And today i am going to be briefly discussing the O-1 Visa for extraordinary ability individuals as an alternative for a H1-B Visa.  Most people are familiar with the H1-B Visa as the most common work visa. However, the O1 visa is a very unique visa that allows...
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I-864 JOINT SPONSORSHIP

“Hi this is immigration attorney Abhisha Parikh and today ill be discussing joint sponsorship.  When sponsoring immigrants for a green card in the US, the petitioner has to meet certain income guidelines in a family based case in order for immigration to be sure that the immigrant will not go on public assistance in the...
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CITIZENSHIP BASIC REQUIREMENTS

“Hi this is immigration attorney, Abhisha Parikh and today I am going to be talking about naturalization and citizenship requirements. More and More people wish tot apply to become US citizens, whether it is for a job or for family reasons. Being a US citizen allows you to do things that you couldn’t do as...
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EB5 INVESTOR VISAS

“Hi this is immigration attorney Abhisha Parikh, and today I am going to be discussing the EB5 investor visas. The EB5 requires any foreign investor, regardless of their nationality, to invest either half a million or a million dollars in order for them to be able to come to the US and acquire a green...
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USCIS WILL ISSUE REDESIGNED GREEN CARDS AND EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENTS

  Release Date: April 19, 2017 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns...
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DV LOTTERY

“HI this is immigration attorney Abhisha Parikh and today I am going to be going over the DV lottery. i am often asked by clients how do i get a green card if i don’t have a million dollars to buy one? or an employer to sponsor me? Or i do not have a family...
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MARRIAGE – BASED GREEN CARD PETITION

“Hi this is immigration attorney Abhisha Parikh and today i will be going over the steps to a K3 marriage based green card. if you are married to a  us citizen and decided to not go through the whole immigration visa application process while your overseas but instead to use the alternate K3 visa for...
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THE PERMANENT BAR

“Hi this is immigration attorney Abhisha Parikh and today I will be briefly going over the permanent bar. always consult a competent immigration attorney if this situation applies to you. the permanent bar is a ten year bar that  requires you to stay outside the US for a full 10 years before you can qualify...
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LAW OFFICE OF ABHISHA PARIKH

“Are you or a family member on the path to becoming a us citizen or a permanent resident? Let our law office help you through the visa, green card or naturalization process. We focus our law practice on various areas of immigration law, including citizenship applications, employment, , marriage and family based petitions and many...
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