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Question #1 – L-1 Intracompany Transferee Work Visa
Can spouses of L1 visa-holders work in the US?
Answer #1 – Yes, spouses of L-1 nonimmigrant visa holders are eligible to apply for L-2 dependent nonimmigrant visa status which allows for employment authorization.
Question #2 – B-1 Temporary Business Visitor Visa
How long can someone stay in US on a Business Visa (B1/B2)?
Answer #2 – You may receive a Visitor Visa valid for 10 years; however, the maximum duration of stay in the United States on a B1/B2 visa is 6 months.
Question #3 – Advance Parole (AP)
If my Advance Parole is about to expire and I don’t plan to travel outside of the US within the next year, do I have to renew it?
Answer #3 – No; however, it may be a good idea to renew it – just in case, as you never know when things may happen that require you to travel abroad with short notice.
Question #4 – Green Card
Is there a set period that I must live and work in the United States before I can apply for a Green Card?
Answer #4 – No. Employers may in fact sponsor applicants overseas for employment-based green card sponsorship.
Family members may also sponsor applicants overseas for family-based green card sponsorship.
In these cases, overseas applicants will receive a temporary LPR stamp at the Consular Interview allowing them to travel to the U.S. Once in the U.S. and the immigrant visa fee paid, the physical Green Card will be mailed to the applicant at the U.S. address as listed on the Consular Processing forms.
Question #5 – Employment Based Green Card Sponsorship
Does anyone with an Advanced Degree qualify for an EB-2 Category I-140?
Answer #5 – No. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to further discuss your eligibility.
Question #6 – H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa
My 6-year limit has expired on my H-1B visa. How long do I have to remain out of the US before I can apply again?
Answer #6 – You must remain outside of the United States for an entire year (one year) before you are eligible to apply for another H-1B nonimmigrant work visa.
Question #7 – Student Visa
If I am an F1 International student from Spain and I want to work off campus, what kind of visa should I apply for?
Answer #7 – Speak with your University’s Designated School Official (DSO).
Question #8 – Citizenship and Naturalization
Will I be asked all 100 civics questions during the naturalization interview?
Answer #8 – No. You will be asked 10 questions out of the possible 100 civics questions. You must correctly answer 6 out of the 10 questions ask by the interviewer to pass.
Question #9 – H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa
Is there any limit to how many times I can apply for an H1B transfer?
Answer #9 – No.
Question #10 – Green Card – Family Based Immigration
If I applied for an I-130 outside of the US, do I have to come to the US for my interview appointment?
Answer #10 – If you filed from outside of the U.S., and are still presently outside of the U.S., then you would attend an interview at the Consulate/Embassy, not in the U.S.
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