We outline the detailed and counter-intuitive strategy, and steps taken to ensure Lisa obtained her US green card in an accelerated time frame: 1 year 4 months.
We will talk you through the key documents used and teach you the thinking process to implement this strategy for yourself. For critical documents, we will go through the document line-by-line and analyze the important parts so readers understand what was done.
In our experience many clients simply follow the most basic/popular application path, even when there are faster options available or the basic path cannot work. Clients often misunderstand the requirements for some green card options and assume they could not be eligible.
This was initially the case with Lisa. Seeing the poor advice Lisa was receiving, we took over and developed a completely new strategy to legally allow her to stay and work in the USA. We show Lisa how to do things very early in her studies that are both an asset to her residency application AND to her career. This is a critical difference in our planning. We specifically wanted her to avoid the H1B process. We were strategic in getting her to undertake career initiatives with this goal in mind versus having her scramble during the residency/work application process when it is too late to materially change anything.
The majority of our clients are trying to obtain residency/citizenship in the USA, Canada and/or Australia. To a lesser extent they also target the UAE, UK, Singapore, New Zealand and South Africa. The different visa categories, rules, conditions and restrictions make the process challenging. In our experience, most clients choose the most popular path versus the best path for them. In some cases, like Lisa, we have managed the entire process for clients to avoid these problems. This series takes those detailed lessons and explains what we think clients should do.
This program will explain the steps taken: counter-intuitive citizenship strategy, application documents, data needed, documentation completion steps, etc. While we will cover her process, the program will also draw on the experiences of other clients for whom we have led their visa, residency and citizenship applications.
Part 1: Think
Part 2: Plan
Part 3: Act
Part 4: USCIS Letter 1 Submitted
Part 5: USCIS Letter 2 Submitted
Part 6: USCIS Letter 3 Submitted
Please kindly note that we are not immigration lawyers and clients must use common sense and consult legal counsel when making decisions. We simply share our experiences of what worked for our clients.