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I will apply to USA from IOM application, through this site ( https://www.jordan.iom.int/refinfo/Default.aspx ) , do you have information about fastest way and how long ?I have letter from ( Erbil Diplomatic support center, special operation task force-Iraq, Department of defense, USA) I worked for them through all time from January 2016 to July 2017 .Thank you
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What type of visa?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 10 months ago

That really doesn't tell me much. You mean an immigrant visa to come permanently to the U.S.? Under what basis?

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RSCMENA conducts resettlement processing for the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP)
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Ok. And what would you like to know?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I would like to know how long my case? is there any other way faster than IOM ?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 10 months ago

Here is the official link for persons from Iraq:

https://www.state.gov/j/prm/releases/factsheets/2016/254652.htm

They say 18 to 24 months is the average processing time. As far as other ways to get to the U.S., there are, not they are not easy.

There are generally 5 avenues to obtain U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency. They are through family, through employment, through Asylum or refugee process, through investment, or through the lottery.

For family, it must be immediate family such as U.S. Citizen spouse or U.S. Citizen children over 21 in order to be able to come immediately. U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident parents or U.S. Citizen siblings, or Lawful Permanent Resident spouses can also help you, but the wait for that is about 4 to 12 years or so.

Through employment, you would have to generally prove that you would not be taking away a job from a U.S. worker and the less experience and education you have, the harder that is to do.

Through Asylum or Refugee process, you must prove that you will be persecuted, tortured or killed if you stay in your country and that this will happen to you because of your nationality, race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, not because you would run the same risk as anyone else in your country to fall victim to a crime or bad economic conditions.

Through investment, you are looking at generally $1,000,000.00 for a residency, or $500,000.00 in an area designated as a high-employment area, plus in both cases the investment has to create 10 or more jobs for U.S. workers.

And through the lottery, it would be very difficult to win one of the 50,000 visas available per year and some countries do not qualify.

Here is a link to the different forms to get a green card:

http://www.uscis.gov/greencard

Then there are some visas available where you can stay temporarily and then later change to Lawful Permanent Residency if you qualify.

Some of the visas available through employment (if you have a job offer and you qualify) are:

H-1B for professional workers
H-2A for seasonal agricultural workers
H-2B for seasonal nonagricultural workers
H-3 for industrial trainees

Then there are the F-1 and M-1 for students and J-1 for exchange visitors.

And then there is the E-1 for treaty traders and E-2 for treaty investors (these types of visas are not available in all countries).

Here is a link to most of the available visas:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/visa-wizard.html

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