EBM SCHOLARS Mar 17, 2021
Differences between Green Card Holder and a U.S. Citizen
In the United States, permanent resident (green card holder) has different rights compared to the U.S. Citizen
How to get visiting visa
Getting visas to the United States, Canada, Europe etc needs to follow a certain process. You should know documents needed etc
The Diversity Visa Lottery Explained
The Diversity Visa Lottery, Explained. What is the Diversity Visa Lottery?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is administered by the Department of State as a way to increase the diversity of the immigrants coming to live in the United States. Each year, the Diversity Visa program allows 50,000 randomly selected people — only from countries that don’t send many immigrants to the United States — to obtain permanent residency (commonly called a “green card”).
It’s a way for individuals and families who otherwise wouldn’t have any way to legally immigrate to the United States to get a green card. Entering the Diversity Visa lottery (aka green card lottery) involves filling out a simple form online, and it doesn’t cost anything. You can enter the lottery every year from early October through early November. The winners are selected at random by a computer, and they and their immediate families receive green cards.
Green Card Lottery Timeline from applying to arriving in America
How does it take to come to the United States? This is the Green Card Lottery Timeline from applying to arriving in America.
For majority of people, it takes about TWO YEARS from the day you apply the Diversity Visa Lottery to arriving in America as the DV Lottery Winner. This means, there are so many things you need to take care of and continue with your life while waiting for the processes.
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Life in America for New Immigrants (How to start and overcome early challenges)
Life in America for New Immigrants. There are TEN Frustrations in America first time Immigrants face upon arrival. These challenges may differ from one person to another. Each person finds different ways to adopt or overcome them.
What were the challenges did you face when you relocated to a new country, be in the USA, Canada, Europe or any country? Immigrants have been the back born of economies of most western countries. The determination and hard working spirit of immigrants help economies of these countries.
UK NEW GRADUATE WORK PERMIT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The graduate route, launched by UK home secretary Priti Patel, provides an opportunity to talented international students who have received their degree to stay in the UK and work, or look for work, at any skill level for at least two years
Story of a DV Lottery Winner: Shiko Hope
Shiko Hope and her family won the DV Lottery and are now in Texas, United States. She is sharing her story and responding to questions many people have
Interview with a GREEN CARD LOTTERY WINNER and his transition in America
Our guest today is Kala, a DV lottery Winner. Kala and his family (wife and daughter) came to the United States back in November 2009.
I was his host here in America. Now he has his own apartment and doing very well.
Watch his story, and ask him any questions you may have to learn more. Kala has his own YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6hxqHzsNEygrDVySGv1iNw You can follow him and subscribe
REASONS TO BE DENIED DV VISAS DESPITE WINNING GREEN CARD LOTTERY
Many people don't get Diversity Visas despite winning the DV Lottery. These reasons are important to know before you apply for the DV Lottery, and before you go to the interviews
REASONS TO BE DENIED DV VISAS DESPITE WINNING
1. Not Including the correct number of children in the application.
2. Failure to put correct marital status in the application.
3. Failure to meet the eligibility requirement (Education and/or work experience)
4. Passport requirement – Applying DV Lottery without a passport with wrong exemptions.
5. Medical – Tuberculosis (TB) for example 6. Criminal background – Police clearance
7. Using previously used photo in the DV Lottery********
AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT AND PUBLIC CHARGE FOR GREEN CARD VISAS
What is the difference between Affidavit of Support and Public Charge?
Which forms are applicants supposed to fill?
What is the difference between I-134 and I-864?
Public Charge Questionnaire DS-5540 - NO LONGER AVAILABLE/NO LONGER REQUIRED, and form has been removed from the government website https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds5540.PDF
Visa Bulletin for April and May for DV Lottery Winners
Visas for Fiancé(e)s and Green Card in America: How To Properly Apply and Successful Get It
Fiance'(e) Visa and Green Card in America: How To Properly Apply and Successful Get It
Benefits of becoming a U.S. Citizen (Why You Should Become American)
If You Become a US Citizen, You Will:
1. Have the right to vote. Lawful permanent residents are not exempt from US laws, taxes and other political measures. Think about becoming a US citizen in order to vote on political representatives as well as local, state and federal ballot measures.
2. Be able to run for public office. As a matter of fact, why not run for a political office yourself? You may not be able to be the president, but becoming a US citizen permits you to hold numerous public offices — just look at Arnold Schwarzenegger.
3. Be eligible for federal employment or benefits. If you want a career with the government, it’s possible — but you have to be a US citizen. And you may have to act fast — some government agencies do not consider new US citizens eligible for certain careers or benefits if they do not start the naturalization process within six months of their eligibility to do so.
4. Be able to travel abroad for long periods of time. Many green card holders travel frequently, especially if many of their family members are in other countries. But if permanent residents spend more than six months a year traveling, they might not be admitted back into the United States — their green card may be considered “abandoned” and they will have to start the immigration process all over again. One of the perks of becoming a US citizen? You can travel for as long as you want with no restrictions!
5. Not be deported. It doesn’t just happen to undocumented immigrants — permanent residents are eligible for deportation, and it doesn’t even have to be a very serious offense. Some believe that courts are harder on non-US citizens, and non-citizen immigrants and permanent residents don’t have as many options to take a plea bargain or do jail time or community service.
6. Be able to sponsor your family for green cards. Becoming a US citizen means you can sponsor relatives for a green card — everyone from your parents and siblings to your spouse. Additionally, if you have children under the age of 18 in your custody, they will automatically become citizens along with you.
7. Benefit from US tax laws. If your spouse is also a US citizen, you can bequeath real estate to him or her that will be exempt from property taxes. US tax laws also allow other free exchanges of real estate between married US citizens.
8. Become eligible for free money. Would you like to apply for university scholarships or be eligible for in-state college tuition? Perhaps you want to try and get a government grant or monetary award. Many of these options are available only to US citizens.
9. Become a US passport holder. Only US citizens can get US passports, a coveted travel document. When you travel abroad with a US passport, you’ll be supported by US Embassies or Consulates if you need any assistance.
10. Not necessarily have to give up your current citizenship. While it’s true that the US has new citizens renounce their previous citizenships in taking the Oath of Allegiance during naturalization ceremonies, you can ask to omit that part of the oath if you want to retain your previous citizenship as well. While dual citizenship used to be banned in the United States, the Supreme Court struck down those laws — so if it’s the only thing keeping you from becoming a US citizen, it may be time to reconsider!
Major Reasons for U.S. Visas Denials (Refusal)
What does a visa denial under INA section 214(b) mean?
This law applies only to nonimmigrant visa categories. If you are refused a visa under section 214(b), it means that you:
Did not sufficiently demonstrate to the consular officer that you qualify for the nonimmigrant visa category you applied for; and/or Did not overcome the presumption of immigrant intent, required by law, by sufficiently demonstrating that you have strong ties to your home country that will compel you to leave the United States at the end of your temporary stay. (H-1B and L visa applicants, along with their spouse and any minor children, are excluded from this requirement.) What are considered strong ties to my home country? Ties are the various aspects of your life that bind you to your home country. Strong ties vary from country to country, city to city, and person to person, but examples include:
Your home; and/or
Your relationships with family and friends.
While conducting visa interviews, consular officers look at each application individually and consider the applicant's circumstances, travel plans, financial resources, and ties outside of the United States that will ensure the applicant’s departure after a temporary visit.
Benefits of Joining U.S. Military for Immigrants in America
Join the Military as an Enlisted Member
Enlisted members make up most of the military workforce. They receive training in a job specialty and do most of the hands-on work. Usually, you’ll sign up for four years of active duty and four years inactive. After you’ve completed your active duty time, you can either extend your contract or re-enlist if you want to continue serving.
Officers make up a much smaller part of the workforce. To join as an officer, you typically must have a four-year college degree and complete an officer program. You compete for promotion to continue your career. Most officers are managers who plan and direct operations. Others are professionals like doctors and lawyers. Officers get paid more than enlisted members and enjoy certain other benefits. You don’t have to join as an officer to become one though. You can join as an enlisted member and attend officer training later on.
What is a good credit score? What factors influence your credit score? Importance of good credit
Credit scores range from 300 to 850. Those three digits might seem arbitrary, but they matter — a lot. A good credit score is key to qualifying for the best credit cards, mortgages, and competitive loan rates.
When you apply for credit, the lender will review your credit report to determine your eligibility based on this information, which includes that three-digit number known as your credit score. That magic number tells lenders your potential credit risk and ability to repay loans. Credit scores consider various factors, such as payment history and length of credit history from your current and past credit accounts.
Biden's Administration and Green Card Winners from Travel Ban Countries
The Biden administration announced that it will not issue visas to diversity visa applicants from fiscal year 2017 to 2020, who were denied their visas under the Trump administration’s Muslim bans, which ultimately targeted a large number of Africans. President Biden, when he rescinded the Muslim ban, ordered a State Department report on how to address Trump’s rampant denials of immigrant visas, including diversity visas, under his discriminatory bans.
Today’s announcement offers limited relief to a subset of people injured by the Muslim ban, but does not do anything for diversity visa applicants. Specifically, non-diversity visa applicants whose applications were refused on or after Jan. 20, 2020, due to Trump’s Muslim bans, may dispute their rejections without resubmitting their forms or further payment if the underlying visa petitions remain accurate. People who were denied prior to Jan. 20, 2020, can reapply but will have to submit a new application and fee.
According to Manar Waheed, senior legislative and advocacy counsel: “While President Biden is right to call the Muslim ban ‘a stain on our national conscience,’ he has failed to help so many of those harmed by it. The opportunity to ‘win’ a diversity visa is a rare and life-changing opportunity that was snatched away from thousands of people because of President Trump’s hatred and discrimination. Instead of restoring this opportunity, President Biden just dusted off Trump’s ‘CLOSED’ sign and locked the door behind him. This decision threatens to forever prevent thousands of Black and Brown immigrants who meet all of the legal requirements to immigrate to the United States from doing so, perpetuating the effects of the discriminatory ban. Although Biden made the Muslim ban recession a day one priority, that alone is not enough. Today, he cemented Trump’s legacy of harm.”
Level-up for Success: Interview with Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni
It’ll change everything and everyone
Join Modesta Mahiga-Mbughuni and Ernest Boniface Makulilo on this #IGLIVE as they share their journeys and insight on what it takes to #LevelUpForSuccess
HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED TO HAVE TO START YOUR LIFE IN USA
#DVWINNERS #IMMIGRANTS #IMMIGRANTS #IMMIGRATION #GREENCARD #DVLOTTERY If you're a DV Lottery winner and you want to know how much money you need to process everything and start your life in the United States - This video provides overall costs
HOW GREEN CARD LOTTERY WINNERS ARE SELECTED? WILL BIDEN ADMINISTRATION CHANGE?
Selection and Notification The winners of the Diversity Visa lottery are chosen at random by a computer program, with a certain number of visas allocated to each region of the world and no one country receiving more than 7 percent of the Diversity Visas available in any given year. Although the exact dates vary, people who have entered the Diversity Visa lottery can check the status of their application beginning in early May the year following their application, by using the Entrant Status Check link on the Diversity Visa webpage. This is why it’s so important to save that confirmation number: Without it, you won’t be able to see if you’ve been selected or not.
Study in Norway For Free and Visa Requirement for International Students
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Free Tuition fees
Completing a university degree is considered to be an expensive endeavor and tuition fees are usually making up the bulk part of the cost. This is not the case in Norway where public funding secures free education for both Norwegian and international students. The majority of Norwegian universities and state university colleges are publicly funded and the Norwegian government considers access to higher education for all to be an important part of Norwegian society. Thus, as a rule, Norwegian public institutions do not charge tuition fees. This also applies to international students, no matter which country you come from
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