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State Department Issues DV Lottery 2005 Guidelines

November 1, 2003
The State Department has issued information and questions and answers on the criteria and procedures for applying for the FREE Diversity Visa Lottery for 2005.

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Online Case Status & Processing Times

November 15, 2003
If you have an application receipt number, and current processing times for cases status filed with the USCIS, you can find the case status online here.

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Business-based Immigration Services

Non-immigrant Visas

E1 - Treaty Trader
A treaty trader visa applicant must be employed in a highly skilled or supervisory or executive capacity. The company must be owned at least 50% by nationals of the treaty country and carry on substantial trade with the United States (over 50% of the company's business).

E2 - Treaty Investor
A treaty investor must be a national of the treaty country, or an investing company at least 50% owned by nationals of the treaty country, in the process of making a substantial investment in a commercial enterprise and in position to direct the operations of the investment in the United States. An applicant may be the employee of the investor in a managerial or supervisory position, or possess highly specialized skills which are essential to the efficient operation of the enterprise.

Immigrant Visas
An investor's visa requires an investment of a million dollars in a business enterprise that creates at least ten new jobs for U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. An investment of five hundred thousand is sufficient in certain targeted areas of high unemployment. Upon showing that the investment was made and that the enterprise has been in continuous operation, the investor may petition for permanent resident status.

Naturalization (top)

Naturalization is a way immigrants become United States Citizens. If you were not born a citizen, you must be naturalized to become a citizen. The Constitution gives many rights to the citizens and non-citizens living in the United States. However, there are some rights the Constitution gives only to citizens, like the right to vote. When you are naturalized, you will be given the right to vote in the United States.

Having a U.S. passport is another benefit of citizenship. A US passport allows citizens the freedom to travel. In addition, citizens receive US Government protection and assistance when abroad.




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