680 pages : illustrations, forms ; 23 cm
1413325955 (paperback) 9781413325959 (paperback)
Formatted Contents Note
Part 1. 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 2. Introduction to permanent U.S. resident (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 3. 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 Part 4. 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.