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By U.S. Department of Labor [November 21st, 2013]
In most instances, before the U.S. employer can submit an immigration petition to the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the employer must obtain an approved labor certification request from the DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The DOL must certify to the USCIS that there are no qualified U.S. workers able, willing, qualified and available to accept the job at the prevailing wage for that occupation in the area of intended employment and that employment of the alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers. >> MORE
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- How can an alien become a legal permanent U.S. resident or green card holder?
- [November 21st 2013]
- To become a legal permanent resident, an alien must first be admitted as an immigrant. There are two basic methods for obtaining an immigrant visa: 1) through family relationship with a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, or 2) through employment. Specific information is available from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States.
- What is the difference between an immigrant and a nonimmigrant visa?
- [November 21st 2013]
- An immigrant visa is the visa issued to persons wishing to live permanently in the United States. A nonimmigrant visa is the visa issued to persons with permanent residence outside the U.S. but who wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis, for example, tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work, or study.
- Does the fiance(e) visa automatically change to an alien registration card (green card)?
- [April 13th 2010]
- No. After the marriage takes place, the U.S. citizen must contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to change the alien spouse's status to legal permanent resident. This information is given to the alien fiance(e) upon his/her entry to the U.S.