Southeast Michigan Immigration Blog

What is a 221(g) form?

When a foreign national visits the United States they have to go through several processes in order to be issued a visa. During the application process it is common for the U.S. embassy to conduct an interview with the applicant. The interview typically covers why...

Can I get a visa for my fiancé?

Getting married is one of the biggest events in a person’s life. Michigan residents who are engaged to someone in another country and want to bring them into the United States with a visa may have many questions about qualifying and getting the visa. The K-1...

What is a temporary work visa?

There are different types of work visas that may be available for workers based on the level of skill their work is considered to involve which can also potentially impact how quickly a work visa can be obtained. Additionally, some visa types permit employment and...

Preference categories for work-based visas

The U.S. government makes approximately 140,000 visas available each year to noncitizens and their families who want to immigrate to the United States for work. These visas allow the noncitizen to permanently live in the United States. There are five work-based visa...

Who qualifies as a refugee?

The U.S. immigration system allows individuals from other countries who qualify as refugees to lawfully enter the United States. There is a difference between refugees and asylum seekers. While asylum may be sought after an individual is classified as a refugee,...

Understanding the naturalization process

When a lawful permanent resident wants to become a U.S. citizen, he or she may be eligible to do so through the naturalization process. There are certain steps he or she must take. Eligibility requirements The applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time the...

The asylum process and how to seek asylum

Asylum, and seeking asylum, is an important part of the U.S. Immigration system. For that reason, asylum seekers and their families should be familiar with how they can seek asylum in the United States. Information for asylum seekers It may be possible to seek asylum...

Employment based visas for skilled workers

If you have the right skills, working in the United States can be a lucrative endeavor for citizens and immigrants alike. Each fiscal year the federal government makes approximately 140,000 immigrant visas available to those who want to enter the country based on...