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What is a Bona Fide Marriage?

What is a Bona Fide Marriage? To obtain a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen it is crucial to demonstrate to the USCIS that the marriage is a good faith marriage. USCIS is extremely cautious about issuing green cards to spouse’s of U.S. citizens. Thus, evidence of a bona fide marriage… Read More »

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O-1 Visa Law Firm based in New York City

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

Prizant Immigration Law is an O-1 Visa Law Firm based in New York City We are O1 Visa Attorneys in the US that handles O Visas and EB1 Visas, the talent visas. We have developed a quick and thorough process for taking our clients from evaluation to approval. Why Choose Us If an Immigration… Read More »

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The New Expedited Removal Rule Gives ICE More Power — Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

On July 23rd, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new expedited removal policy change that could put more undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. This rule also means that U.S. citizens could potentially be erroneously detained if they’re questioned by immigration officials and don’t have sufficient proof of citizenship on them. Overall,… Read More »

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Treaty Trader and Investor Visas

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

E-1/E-2 visa eligibility generally requires: A treaty between the U.S. and a foreign country or Congressional act; That majority ownership or control of the trading/investing company is held by treaty country nationals; and That each employee or principal of the company seeking E status is a treaty country national. Dependents (spouses and unmarried children… Read More »

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Green Card Sponsors with Criminal Records

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

I’m a U.S. citizen and I have a criminal record. Am I allowed to sponsor my spouse for a green card? Disqualifying factors What would disqualify a green card sponsor? As part of the process of reviewing a marriage green card application, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts background and security checks on… Read More »

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What Israeli Entrepreneurs Need to Know about the New E-2 Visa

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

What Israeli Entrepreneurs Need to Know about the New E-2 Visa The E-2 visa will pave the way for business opportunities to Israeli-owned newly established companies in the U.S., as well as companies that are already operating and expanding in the U.S. In essence, the E-2 visa is designed for Israeli entrepreneurs who invest… Read More »

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Collection of Social Media Identifiers from U.S. Visa Applicants

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

On May 31, 2019, the Department of State updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. This update – which we initially announced last year in the Federal Register – is a result of the President’s March 6, 2017, Memorandum… Read More »

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U.S. Citizenship Requirements for 3-Year Married Permanent Resident

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

As a permanent resident who is married to a U.S. citizen, you are eligible for naturalization after just three years. This is a significant benefit (as it normally requires five years as a permanent resident before applying for citizenship). To qualify, you must have lived in the U.S. continuously for the three years immediately… Read More »

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Five Things You Need to Know About USCIS Delays Under the Trump Administration

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

Processing times for USCIS cases are delayed: According to a recent AILA Policy Brief, “USCIS Processing Delays Have Reached Crisis Levels Under the Trump Administration,” the overall average case processing time increased by almost 46% over the past two fiscal years. The processing times for 94% of USCIS’ form types (the different types of… Read More »

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Employment Authorization as an F-1 International Student

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

As an international student there are restrictions on your ability to work while in the United States. However, there are employment options for students within the F-1 visa category. Most international students in the U.S. hold an F-1 visa. F-1 students are allowed to work in the U.S., but only under certain conditions and… Read More »

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