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U.S. immigration made easy

Ilona M. Bray (Author), Kyle A. Knapp (Author), Nolo (Firm) (Issuing body)
"Green cards, visas, and more: What every immigrant needs to know. Want to live, work, or travel in the United States? U.S. Immigration Made Easy has helped tens of thousands of people get a visa, green card, or other immigration status. You'll learn: whether you and your family qualify for a short-term visa, permanent U.S. residence, or protection from deportation; how to obtain, fill out, and submit the necessary forms and documents; insider strategies for dealing with bureaucratic officials, delays, and denials; ways to overcome low income and other immigration barriers; and how to select the right attorney. U.S. Immigration Made Easy provides detailed descriptions of application processes and helps you avoid traps that might destroy your chances. There's also an immigration eligibility self-quiz, which helps you match your background and skills to a likely category of visa or green card"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
21st edition View all formats and editions
Nolo, [Berkeley, California], 2023
Handbooks and manuals
670 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
9781413330717, 1413330711
Your immigration companion
Part I: Getting started: U.S. immigration eligibility and procedures. Where to begin on your path toward immigration
Are you already a U.S. citizen?
Can you enter or stay in the U.S. at all?
Dealing with paperwork, government officials, delays, and denials
Special rules for Canadians and Mexicans
How and when to find a lawyer
Part II: Introduction to permanent U.S. residence (Green cards). Getting a green card through family members in the U.S
Getting a visa to come marry your U.S. citizen fiancé (K-1)
Getting a green card through employment
Getting a green card through the diversity visa lottery
Getting a green card as an investor
Getting a green card as a special immigrant
Getting a green card as an asylee or refugee
After your approval for a green card
Part III: Introduction to nonimmigrant (temporary) visas. Getting a business or tourist (B-1 or B-2) visa
Getting a temporary specialty worker (H-1B) visa
Getting a temporary nonagricultural worker (H-2B) visa
Getting a temporary trainee (H-3) visa
Getting an intracompany transferee (L-1) visa
Getting a treaty trader (E-1) visa
Getting a treaty investor (E-2) visa
Getting a student (F-1 or M-1) visa
Getting an exchange visitor (J-1) visa
Getting a visa as a temporary worker in a selected occupation (O, P, or R visa)
Part IV: Introduction to other forms of long-term legal status in the U.S
Humanitarian remedies allowing stays in the U.S
Deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)
Getting a U visa as a crime victim assisting law enforcement
Includes index