US have the largest & most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $43,800. US business firms enjoy considerably greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe & Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, lay off surplus workers and develop new products. They are also at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers and in medical, aerospace and military equipment.
US have welcomed more immigrants than any other country, more than 50 million in all & are still admitting almost 700,000 persons annually.
- Equal employment opportunity
- Regulations in place to prevent discrimination in age, gender, national origin, race, religion etc.
Quality of Life
- Standard of living in the US is one of the top 15 in the world
- Diverse and rich cultural heritage
- Wide choices of places to live in – from the bustling and vibrant cities like New York and Los Angeles to the beautiful and green suburbs
- Excellent health care, education and recreational facilities
- Peaceful and free
- Prestigious universities in the Ivy League, e.g. Cornell, Harvard, Yale
- Student/financial aid available through the FSA (Federal Student Aid)
- Technological advances in the medical field
- Availability of quality health care to all and meeting unique health care needs
- Social benefits such as disability and retirement benefits
What is a visa?
- A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed by a U.S. consular officer at an American embassy or consulate, and that office has determined you are eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose. Consular affairs are the responsibility of the U.S. Department of State.
What is the difference between immigrant visa and nonimmigrant visa?
- There are two categories of U.S. visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant.
- Immigrant visas are for people who intend to live permanently in the U.S.
- Nonimmigrant visas are for people with permanent residence outside the U.S. but who wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis, for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study.
How can I apply for an immigrant visa?
- You can fill up the assessment form and our consultants will be glad to do a free assessment of your eligibility and advise you accordingly.
What is a Green Card?
- A United States Permanent Resident Card, also Green Card, is an identification card for a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. Green card serves as a proof that its holder has been officially granted immigration benefits, including permission to conditionally reside and take employment in the US. The holder must maintain his permanent resident status, and can be removed if certain conditions of such status are not met.
Do you have to renew a Green Card?
- Yes. Green cards, like passport have an expiry date and must be renewed.
Can I apply for U.S. Citizenship after obtaining the Green Card?
- LPR can apply for U.S. Citizenship 5 years (3 years if marrying a U.S. Citizen) after becoming a permanent resident through naturalization process. Citizens are entitled to more consitutional rights than permanent residents.