Adjustment of status is the process of applying for permanent resident status within the U.S. This is often preferable to having to depart the U.S., but unfortunately not everyone is eligible for adjustment of status.
Consular Processing is the process of applying for an Immigrant Visa at a U.S. Embassy outside the U.S.
The E1 and E2 nonimmigrant visa categories are comprised of treaty traders and treaty investors entitled to be in the United States under a bilateral treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the country of which the treaty trader or investor is a citizen or national.
Exceptional Ability and Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees
Available for prospective immigrants that are professionals or skilled or unskilled workers.
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.
A J-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States to research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in programs that promote cultural exchange, especially to obtain medical or business training within the U.S.
Available to certain employees of multi-national companies.
The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for the individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.
“PERM” is the process by which employers petition foreign nationals for permanent resident status.
The special immigrant religious worker category is one of several employment-based fourth-preference (EB-4) visa classifications.