The graduation season is coming, first of all, congratulations to the friends who have already offered, will open a career in the United States! However, it should be noted that, with or without offer, if you do not have a legal status, you must apply for OPT (also know as opt申请), and you can complete the OPT process within 60 days after graduation. But when looking for a job, everyone should be aware that American companies generally follow the principle of proximity when hiring. If you are attending school in New York, it is best to have an internship in New York (also known as 纽约实习) or find a job in New York (also known as 纽约找工作).
OPT lasts for 12 months, so before the opt expires, we have to consider the next legal identity issue. Everyone wants to get a green card. The United States Permanent Resident Card, also known as the green card, is an identification document used to prove that a foreigner has permanent resident status in the United States. The legal permanent residency of a green card holder is an officially granted immigration benefit, which includes a conditional residence and employment permit in the United States. The holder must maintain his permanent resident status and if the condition required for the identity is no longer satisfied, the holder may lose the identity. Under the US Nationality and Immigration Act, green card holders are foreigners who do not have US citizenship and do not have US citizenship. However, it basically enjoys the same treatment as its own nationals in the United States, but has no right to vote and to be elected.
However, the requirements for green cards are very strict, and it is difficult to meet the requirements. At the same time, the green card application process is cumbersome, it may take several years, and the green card schedule (also known as 绿卡排期) is also very long. We need to keep an eye on the immigration schedule (also known as 移民排期), so many people choose to entrust the immigration law firm. The immigration lawyers will give us professional advice and prepare various application materials for us. For those of us who are busy with life and work, we have alleviated a lot of pressure. However, there are many immigration law firms and different levels of professionalism. We need to carefully select them. You can find a lot of immigration law firm evaluation (also known as 移民律所测评) articles on the Internet, and introduce the advantages and disadvantages of each law firm. The professional level and service attitude of each law firm can be found, which can give us a good reference.