Temporary travel to the US for work, study will require a non-immigrant visa, yet the category will depend on the purpose of travel. The most popular types of non-immigrant visas are business or tourism (B-1/B-2 visas), transit (C-1) visas, as well as include visa waivers, for eligible individuals wishing to stay in the US for less than 90 days.
Immigrant visas are for individuals who wish to obtain visas for permanently relocating to the United States. Immigrant visa applicants require a petition to be submitted by a sponsor (e.g. a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR))
The United States is known as the melting pot of the world for good reason. Americans have a firm belief that immigrants are the ones who continually enrich the country and truly exemplify freedom and opportunity. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in an individual’s life.
Naturalization is the process through which a green card holder obtains US citizenship. There are certain core requirements that everyone must satisfy, but the length of time that an applicant must have had the green card before applying for naturalization differs. The most common routes to US Citizenship are as follows:
If you want to apply to be a US citizen, you first need to make sure that you aren't already in the system. If you weren't born in the US or if you did not get citizenship from your parents, then you may proceed with the application. When applying for your citizenship, you need to determine whether you are actually eligible as well, but this can be done with ease. All you need to do is check the eligibility worksheet and this will help you to find the answers you are looking for. If you are eligible, then you will need to fill out an N-400. This is an application for neutralisation and it can be downloaded onto your computer. In order to complete this step, you will need 2 x passport photos and the documentation that can be found on the checklist provided with the application.
When this has been done you will then need to submit the form and you will be given a processing time. You may be asked to attend a biometrics appointment as well, so this is something to make note of. After you've completed this step in the process, you will then be asked to attend an interview. This is just to see if you are who you say you are, and if they are confident in the information provided, you will get a final decision from USCIS in your N-400 form.
If you pass the final decision, you still may need to provide them with more information. You may also need to re-try the Civics test if you don't pass the first time.
If you're denied then this means that the evidence that you provided is not enough for you to be considered eligible. You'll need to speak to the head office to find out more about this situation if you want to progress.