BDV Blog

Welcome to the BDV Solutions blog where we give further insights into the world of BDV Solutions, the EB-3 Visa, and the state of immigration in the United States.

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What is the hardest part of the EB-3 Green Card process?

Being patient is an important part of any U.S. immigration process. BDV Solutions will be here to support you throughout your case and advocate for you if you encounter any bumps in the road.

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B-1/B-2 FAQ

Does BDV Solutions accept Adjustment of Status clients who are on a B1/B2 visa? Read our FAQ to learn more about how we work with those on a B1 / B2 visa.

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BDV Believes Scholarship

BDV Solutions is excited to announce our first ever scholarship programs for immigrants. We encourage you to apply and share it with your family and friends.

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BDV Solutions client experience from start to finish

Hear from one of our clients about their Green Card journey and immigration experience with BDV Solutions.

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Visa Bulletin Update October 2022

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How this little-known visa type is a viable option for hopeful Green Card holders

Most people have never heard of this visa category but it's becoming more widespread because it gives applicants Legal Permanent Residency.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How will retrogression impact my case?

Retrogression can be confusing. We break down how retrogression will impact your immigration case depending on your situation.

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EB3 as a growing alternative for F1 students after graduation

The EB-3 program is becoming more and more popular for F visa holders to adjust their status to after they finish school.

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Visa Insights
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What is the Visa Bulletin?

What is the Visa Bulletin, Retrogression, and Priority Dates? We explain all of these topics to help you understand the immigration process.

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Automatic Extension of Certain EAD Renewal Applications

The United States government has announced the automatic extension of work permits (EAD) in some situations.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Unlawful entry and how it affects adjusting your status EB-3 Unskilled Visa

What is unlawful entry and how does it affect your ability to enter adjust your status to an immigrant visa? Immigration attorney explains this topic.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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What to expect as an employee in the EB-3 Other Worker program

EB-3 Unskilled Visa jobs are entry level unskilled positions. Read to learn more about what to expect in the day-to-day of these types of positions.

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Employers
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What you should know before sponsoring immigrants for your business

The EB-3 Unskilled Visa program can have a large positive impact on your hiring needs by giving you a unique labor pool and reducing turnover.

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USCIS announces multiple efforts to improve processing times and delays

On Tuesday, March 29th, the Biden Administration announced new efforts USCIS is taking aimed at addressing processing times and backlogs.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Is the green card obtained from the EB-3 Unskilled Visa program conditional?

All visas are at some level conditional, so we are discussing what you need to know about this topic as it pertains to the EB-3 Unskilled Visa.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How long does the EB-3 Unskilled Visa last? When can you apply for citizenship?

For people already in the U.S., the EB3 process has two distinct phases: (1) Labor Certification; and (2) Employment-based visa / Adjustment of status.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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What can you do if your EB-3 case is taking longer than you hoped?

Waiting for your case to be processed can be frustrating! But BDV Solutions will advocate for you and your case in this process so that it ends in success.

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URGENT: USCIS and Consular Affairs are scheduling interviews with short notice

Immigration attorneys and visa applicants across the U.S. and the world in all visa categories are reporting a surge of interview notices with short lead time.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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What are your responsibilities during the EB-3 process when working with an agency?

The process of immigrating to the United States is daunting. Navigating a highly complex foreign legal system with your future at stake is not easy.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How long does the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process take?

For foreign nationals already in the United States, the EB3 process has two distinct phases: (1) Labor Certification; and (2) Employment-based visa / Adjustment of status.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Can you get promoted in an EB3 Unskilled job?

Getting promoted in an EB-3 Unskilled job can be complicated, but you can rise within the company of your employer sponsor. Read to learn more about how it works.

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Is the only way to find an employer to sponsor you for the EB3 Unskilled Visa through an agency?

While it is possible to find an employer sponsor on your own, the process is much smoother and easier with an agency’s resources and experience.

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BDV Process
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Which countries can you apply for the EB-3 Unskilled Visa from with BDV Solutions?

You can apply for the EB-3 Unskilled Visa from any country. However, with BDV Solutions, you can apply from any country except China and India.

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Visa Insights
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Do all work visas require prior skills or education?

Many people seeking to immigrate are aware of immigration through family sponsorship or through highly skilled labor, but there are other options for you!

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What has BDV Solutions experienced and seen regarding immigration over the year of 2021?

There were many changes in 2021 at BDV Solutions, but also a great deal of progress. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for us and our clients.

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BDV Solutions Secures Private Equity Investment from Astara Capital Partners

BDV Solutions is excited to announce that they have received an investment from New York-based Astara Capital Partners. Read to learn more.

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Should You Worry If You Get an Audit or RFE during your EB-3 process?

The audit request and Request For Evidence (RFE) are normal parts of the immigration process. If you receive both or either of these requests, don’t worry!

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Am I Eligible for the EB3 Unskilled Visa process?

Most people are around the world are eligible for this visa, as along as they are not inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Who are EB-3 employers and how do we find one to sponsor us for an EB-3 Visa?

EB3 Unskilled Visa jobs are all unskilled entry-level jobs. There is a variety of employers in different industries that can be part of the program.

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Visa Insights
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I didn’t get picked in the H1B lottery, what other ways can I get a U.S. Green Card?

If you didn’t get picked for the H1B lottery, don’t worry, you have other options. You may be eligible for other visa types that will lead to a U.S. green card.

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Visa Insights
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Is there such thing as an easy way to get a Green Card?

There is no such thing as an easy way to get a U.S. green card. However, some green card paths are simpler and more straightforward than others.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How do B-1/B-2 or F1/F2 denials affect my EB3 Unskilled Green Card process?

Non-immigrant visa refusals don’t necessarily affect the outcome of your immigrant visa process. In many cases, this will have no affect on your EB-3 visa process.

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Visa insights
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Three types of U.S. immigration you may have never heard of before.

There are some well-known immigration paths in the United States, but there are also many visa types you may have never heard before. Read to learn more.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Can you do the EB-3 Unskilled process without an agency?

The EB3 Visa is often associated with immigration agencies and consultants, but can you do it alone? Technically yes, but practically no.

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What is unauthorized work? How will it affect my EB-3 Unskilled visa process?

Unauthorized work makes you ineligible for the EB-3 Unskilled visa under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Read to learn more about what is classified as unauthorized work.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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When should I start my EB3 Unskilled Visa process?

Applying for a U.S. Green Card is a serious process, so it is important to consider many various details before applying for this U.S. immigrant visa.

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News
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Starting October 1, CDC Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Most Green Card Applicants

Starting October 1st 2021, in order to be approved, CDC is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States Green Card application process.

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Why does USCIS change their timelines? Do these delays affect the Department of Labor (DOL)?

USCIS and the Department of Labor timelines are constantly changing and foreign nationals around the world are seeing processing delays for various reasons.

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BDV Process
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Why should you trust BDV Solutions to help you get your U.S. Green Card?

BDV Solutions places a great deal of energy and effort in being trustworthy. We are extremely transparent with all of our clients throughout the process.

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Visa Insights
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E2 Visa vs. EB-3 Visa - Similarities and Differences in these visa categories

While the E-2 visa and EB-3 visa are very different, it is becoming increasingly common for E-2 visa holders to adjust their status to an EB-3 Unskilled visa.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How Difficult Is It To Get an EB-3 Unskilled Visa?

Is there a lot of risk involved for an applicant in the EB-3 Unskilled visa process? How hard is it to get your Green Card issued through this program?

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Chris Richardson Co-Authors "Labor shortfall will become a labor crisis unless Biden acts on immigration" for The Hill

BDV Solutions’ COO & General Counsel, Chris Richardson contributed to an Op-Ed about immigration as a solution to the labor crisis.

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The Supreme Court's newest ruling on TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

The Supreme Court ruled on whether individuals could adjust their Temporary Protected Status in they entered unlawfully. Read to learn more about the ruling.

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BDV Process
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How does the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process work with BDV Solutions?

BDV Solutions has a proven success in helping thousands of individuals go through the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process and successfully get their Green Card.

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What may happen with immigration reform in the U.S. with the Biden Administration?

In his first week in office, Biden proposed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Read this blog to learn more about what may happen under the Biden Harris administration.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Can you be overqualified or underqualified for a job in the EB-3 Unskilled Visa Category?

You can’t be underqualified or overqualified for the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process. We have helped people with PHDs as well as people with no work experience go through this program.

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What is the current status on Consular Cases abroad.

The shutdown of embassies and consulates due to COVID-19 left many uncertain about when their visa cases could progress. People are wondering when they may reopen.

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BDV Process

My Path to Permanent Residency: How I found BDV Solutions

How one couple from France found BDV Solutions and got their U.S. Green Cards. They are now living happily in the United States.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa

What is the EB-3 Unskilled (Other Workers) Visa?

The EB-3 Unskilled Visa, which was established in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990, was created to help U.S. businesses struggling with fulfilling their labor need.

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Even with COVID-19, are companies still struggling with a labor shortage?

COVID-19 has only increased the need to find creative solutions for their labor shortages, leading them to the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process.

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BDV Process
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Can BDV Solutions, LLC guarantee that I will obtain my Green Card?

My husband and I did the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process through BDV Solutions and are proud to now live in the U.S. as Green Card holders. 

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Visa Insights

What are my options to stay in the U.S. after my F-1 Visa?

While there are few conventional paths to staying in the U.S. after graduation as an international student, there are many alternative options.

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News

President Biden's Proposed Immigration Reform (In Congress Now)

We are hopeful for what President Biden may do for immigrants as the new president of the United States, so we will now need to be patient as this bill makes its way through Congress.

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Visa Insights
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What happens once I get my Green Card? What do I do next?

If you have received your Green Card, congrats! We look forward to guiding you through this exciting new chapter in your life as a U.S. permanent resident.

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Welcoming Tom Kilby to the BDV Solutions Team

BDV Solutions is excited to announce the appointment of Tom Kilby as Business Development Manager at BDV Solutions. He brings wonderful experiences to this new role.

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An overview of 2020 at BDV Solutions, and what to look forward to in 2021

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges in immigration and beyond, but BDV Solutions is looking forward to progress in 2021.

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What to expect before starting work with your EB-3 Visa Employer - FAQ

BDV Solutions guides all our clients with everything they need to know before starting work for their employer sponsor. Read the FAQ for more details.

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Employers
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FAQ for Employers & Potential Employers sponsoring employees for the EB-3 Visa

BDV Solutions guides all our clients with everything they need to know before starting work for their employer sponsor. Read the FAQ for more details.

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Joe Biden officially becomes President of United States

In January 2021, Joe Biden takes office as the 46th President of the United States of America. Kamala Harris will serve as his Vice President, becoming the first female Vice President.

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What we may see for EB3 immigration under the Biden Harris administration

This is an overwhelming time for everyone! BDV Solutions is still working hard to help our clients succeed in their United States immigration process.

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What is going on with immigration right now? What can we expect?

Immigration is often a complicated matter in the United States, but COVID-19 has made it even more complicated during this new and confusing time.

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Visa Insights
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I have a social security number, why can’t I work?

Work Permits (also known as the Employment Authorization Document or EAD) grant work authorization to foreign nationals in the United States.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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Understanding EB-3 Unskilled Visas, what they are are, and how to get one?

The EB-3 Unskilled Visa is part of the employment-based visa paths created through the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990. This visa is a subset of the EB-3 visa.

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EB3 Unskilled Visa
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How long will the EB-3 Unskilled Visa process take?

Immigrant Visa processes can be long and may require a great deal of patience. We discuss the timing of the EB-3 Unskilled Visa in this blog.

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Welcoming Chris Richardson to BDV Solutions

BDV Solutions is excited to welcome Chris Richardson, an immigration attorney and former U.S. diplomat, to our team here at BDV Solutions.

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Discussing why we must abolish the ‘public charge’ rule

Donald Trump recently announced the Public Charge rule which creates stricter standards for life in the United States for many immigrants in this country.

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There’s Nothing Fair About the High-Skilled Fairness Act

The House of Representatives passed the High-Skilled Fairness Act, and now the Senate will need to vote on it. Breaking down the bill and what it means.

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Trump’s social media visa policy isn’t new. We’ve been doing it for years.

Donald Trump recently made an announcement about social media reviewing for visa applicants during their United States visa process.

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What you need to know about what's happening with the public charge rule

The United States Supreme Court reviews the Public Charge rule and releases an announcement on the future of the real.

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Trump’s Executive Order impacting visa applicants

Donald Trump signed an Executive Order limiting the issue of immigrant visas. How does this affect immigrant visa applicants around the world?

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What is the Visa Bulletin and How does it work?

The Visa Bulletin can be confusing at first, but this important information will guide you in understanding current U.S. visa processing times.

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BDV Solutions Donates 1000 KN95 Masks to Greenville SC Public Transportation

BDV Solutions is proud to give back to our community during this challenging time by giving KN-95 masks to bus riders in the Greenville area.

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