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EB-2 NIW Visa: Common Applicant Mistakes

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Many immigrants want to come to America to live a better life. There are many types of visas that they can use to become a temporary or permanent resident. One of these is the second-preference employment-based (EB-2) visa. Typically, getting an EB-2 visa requires having a job offer from an employer who has obtained… Read More »

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How Long is a Family Petition I-130 Taking and What is the Process Like?

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Many people immigrate to the United States for family reasons. They want their close family members to all be together without having to constantly travel from one country to another. To get your family member to America, you’ll need to follow the process for a family visa. This process starts with Form I-130, Petition… Read More »

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E-2 Investor Visa: Requirements, Duration, and What You Need to Know

By BBA Immigration |

Not all immigrants want to live in the United States forever. Some have money that they want to invest in American businesses. If you are considering being an investor, consider Texas. Texas has one of the largest economies in the world. You can enter the United States for the purpose of investing in a… Read More »

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All Family Connection Visas That Exist

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Family reunification is a cornerstone of U.S. immigration policy, allowing U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to bring family members from abroad to live in the United States. Various visa categories, collectively known as family connection visas, facilitate this process. Consult with the Houston immigration law firm of BBA Law Group to explore… Read More »

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EB-1A Green Cards: Requirements, Requests, and Process

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The EB-1A visa category represents one of the most prestigious pathways to U.S. permanent residency. Reserved for individuals with extraordinary abilities in their fields, the EB-1A green card offers several advantages, including the waiver of a job offer and labor certification. Consult with the lawyers at Houston immigration law firm, BBA Law Group, to… Read More »

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What Professions Apply to a National Interest Exemption?

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For U.S. immigration, the National Interest Exemption (NIE) stands out as a pathway for certain professionals to enter the United States, even amidst travel restrictions or other barriers. This exemption is particularly relevant in times of national emergency or when specific expertise is urgently needed. Understanding which professions qualify for an NIE can be… Read More »

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Requirements of the EB-2 NIW Visa

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The EB-2 visa with a National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a highly desired pathway for professionals seeking U.S. permanent residency. This route is particularly appealing as it waives the labor certification requirement, typically needed for employment-based visas. Consult with the Houston immigration lawyers at BBA Law Group to discuss the requirements for the EB-2… Read More »

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Peer Reviews and Publications in NIW Applications for Ph.D.s

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For Ph.D. holders eyeing a future in the United States, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) can be a game-changer. This unique immigration pathway allows certain foreign nationals to bypass the labor certification process, provided their work is in the “national interest.” But how do you prove that your contributions are not just significant but… Read More »

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The EB-2 ‘Exceptional Ability’ Category

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While many applicants in the EB-2 category possess advanced degrees, another route to qualify is through establishing that you have “exceptional ability” in your field. If you do not possess an advanced degree but feel you have exceptional ability in a particular field, contact the Houston EB-2 Visa attorneys at BBA Immigration to evaluate… Read More »

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What Does “Well-Positioned to Advance an Endeavor” Mean in a National Interest Waiver?

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The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is an immigration pathway for foreign nationals whose work is deemed beneficial to the United States. One of the key elements to obtain an NIW is that the petitioner must be “well-positioned to advance the proposed endeavor.” The Dhanasar Standard The Dhanasar standard outlines a three-pronged test for evaluating… Read More »

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