Immigration Fact of the Week May 17

Dual IntentQuestion:

What are Dual Intent visas?

Answer:

They are nonimmigrant visas that allow people to apply for permanent residency.

Nonimmigrant visas are specifically for foreign nationals who wish to remain in the U.S. for a only temporary period of time. However, there are some nonimmigrant visas that allow for Dual Intent, which means that someone can be admitted for a temporary period but he or she can also apply for a Green Card during that time. Green Cards are also known as immigrant visas.

The H-1B visa is an example of a dual intent visa.

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