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The U.S. welcomes visitors from all over the globe. In 2014, the immigrant population of the U.S. stood at just over 42 million, stats from the Migration Policy Institute show. All immigrants are welcome in Maryland as long as they follow the legally immigrate process.
Below are some interesting facts about immigration in Maryland compiled by the Migration Policy Institute:
Immigrants have several options to get authorization to enter the U.S., but most immigrants enter with a visa. The visa application process takes time and thoroughness. An immigrant can be denied a visa for a simple error on an application or an omission in an interview.
Most immigrants apply for a visa from these three categories:
There are dozens of visas an immigrant can apply for authorization to legally enter the U.S. The visa an immigrant applies for is contigent on their reason for travel and how long they intend to stay in the country. An immigrant should apply for an immigrant (permanent) visa if they want to work and live in the U.S. long-term. A nonimmigrant (temporary) visa is issued to immigrants who want to do seasonal work in the U.S. or want to travel.
We urge you to visit the official website of the USCIS to learn more about visas: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-nonimmigrant-workers
The most requested immigrant visas include:
The most requested nonimmigrant visas include:
Of the nonimmigrant category, H-1B visas are highly sought after because they are considered dual-intent visa. An H-1B visa can be used for temporary work in the U.S. and must be renewed, but in some cases, H-1B visa holders are permitted to apply for a green card. USCIS only grants 65,000 H-1B visas a year, so they run out quickly.
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