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Representation of applicants for deferred action under DACA

Like many people who were brought to the United States from another country when they were children, you may have questions about your eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Young people in Georgia who are considering applying for deferred action often have questions about the benefits of the program and may have concerns about the application process.

What Georgia residents can expect at a naturalization ceremony

Immigrants in Georgia who are obtaining their United States citizenship will go through a naturalization ceremony as the last step of the naturalization process. This occurs after the approval of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. A ceremony may be judicial or administrative, and the oath may be administered by either the court or the United States Citizenship and Immigration office. It is necessary to complete Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony, prior to the ceremony, and that document will be checked by an official.

Naturalization eligibility

Georgia residents may wonder what requirements they need to meet in order to become naturalized U.S. citizens. The answer differs depending on whether the person is a U.S. national, a member of the armed forces currently serving or recently honorably separated from service, a military member who served during an active period of hostility, a lawful permanent resident who married a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident who immigrated in a manner other than marriage.

Must I have extraordinary abilities to obtain a work visa?

Citizens of other countries who would like to immigrate to Georgia or another part of the United States for employment opportunities do not necessarily have to have any extraordinary abilities to be able to legally do so. Although applicants who can demonstrate that they are experts in their field are given top priority, there are still a number of work visas given to applicants who hold advanced degrees or who have no degree at all.

Employment-based immigration in Georgia

By the Immigrant Investor Program, the United States Customs and Immigration Service issues employment-based visas to qualified foreign investors and job creators. However, there are various hurdles and requirements for achieving such status. The EB-5 program, for example, requires investment in a new business but also allows investment in a business existing before November 29, 1990 if the company is reorganized or expanded. Any form of for-profit company qualifies, including a joint venture, sole proprietorship, corporation, holding company or partnership.

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