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How do I ck on bringing a dear friend from India to me in

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how do I ck on bringing a dear friend from India to me in US.bornand raised in India
JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?
Customer: not yet
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: only in India
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Good evening, I am an Immigration attorney and former Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office. I'll be answering your questions today, please understand this is for informational purposes only as we do not currently have an attorney-client relationship. Please allow me just a few moments to prepare some information for you. Thanks!

Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Just to clarify, are you a US citizen? Also, are you related to this individual by any family relationship?

These questions will help me to best assist you. I'll wait to hear back, thanks!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no call
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
am I going to get any answers back ?
Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hello, my apologies, I've been traveling for work this week so my schedule has been a bit different. Please give me just a few minutes to type up some information for you. Thanks!

Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

To clarify your previous answers, you are a US citizen, correct? And do you have any type of familial relationship with the other individual-- for example, sibling, fiance, or spouse?

Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

I haven't heard back from you, so you're most probably offline right now. I'll send you the necessary information, and we can take it from there if you need anything clarified. I don't want you to have to wait any longer, especially with me having been traveling this week.

There are limited pathways to obtaining US citizenship or permanent residence. If you are a US citizen, then you can file for their green card if the other person is your fiance, spouse, or sibling.

If they are none of the above, and would nonetheless like to move to the US, they'll have to fit into another category in order for that to be an option. The other categories involve either have a "specialty" training such as in engineering or the medical field, or some other profession for which there may be a shortage in the US-- these categories are called H1 or EB2 visas.

The only other option for moving to the US that your friend could potentially qualify for is an investor visa. The EB5 investor visa is for permanent residence, and the E2 investor visa is nonimmigrant (so it doesn't supply a permanent residence green card). The EB5 investor visa does require a $500,000 USD investment into your company though, so that one has limited attainability.

I hope that helps! Again, sorry for the delayed response since I've been travelling. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I'll be back to the site periodically throughout the day and again tonight. Also, please take a moment to rate me using the stars as this is the only way experts are compensated for our time here on 'just answer'. It doesn't cost you anything to rate me, and we can still continue our conversation for free after. Thanks!

Expert:  Nisha Jones, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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