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U.S. Immigrant Visas

(569 reviews)

Produced on January 31, 2017

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Immigration

Course Description

This program, led by immigration attorney Allen E. Kaye, provides a general overview of how aliens obtain immigrant visas and become Lawful Permanent Residents.

The U.S. Immigration Selection System consists of family-sponsored immigrants, employment-based immigrants, diversity immigrants, refugees and asylees and persons not subject to numerical limitations. The overall annual cap is 480,000 immigrant visas.

Mr. Kaye focuses on family-sponsored immigration, employment-based immigration and diversity immigration (the visa lottery). The “green card,” form I-551 or I-551 is merely evidence of Lawful Permanent Resident status.

He will discuss how aliens can obtain their immigrant visas through family-sponsored, employment based and diversity immigration.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the various subcategories of immigrant visas under the family-sponsored, employment-based and diversity immigration

  2. Discuss in detail how to obtain immigration visas in each of these categories and subcategories and learn their basic requirements


Allen Kaye

Law Offices of Allen E. Kaye P.C.

ALLEN E. KAYE is a nationally recognized expert in the field of U.S. immigration and naturalization law. He works with individuals and both large and small employers to assist with visas, I-9 audits and other immigration and naturalization issues. He also provides training seminars on immigration issues for HR professionals.

Professional Memberships

  • Past president, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Executive Committee member, the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Co-founder, IMMLAW, the National Consortium of Immigration Law Firms.

Media, Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Regular columnist on U.S. immigration and naturalization law for many newspapers
  • Weekly columnist for Biz India and India Abroad
  • Co-host, two popular bi-monthly television programs in New York called "Immigration and You" and “Immigration Today.”
  • Frequent lecturer on the U.S. immigration, naturalization, visa and consular law for various organizations, associations, and foreign consulates including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, The New York State Bar Association, The New York County Lawyers Association, The Federal Bar Association, the German-American Chamber of Commerce, the Practicing Law Institute

Directory Listings

  • The Best Lawyers in America, both in the field of Immigration and Naturalization Law
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, New York
  • Who’s Who Legal


  • J.D., Columbia University Law School
  • LL.M. New York University Law School
  • B,A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Queens College, City University of New York


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Henry S. S.

Very interesting and very informative. Thank you.

Richard S.

Great overview of the visa process

Alexander M.

I really enjoyed the up to date actual forms that were being mentioned. Very practical.

Raymond G.

Speaker is extremely knowledgeable and material is very detailed.

Patrick P.

This was an interesting and very informative course. I highly recommend!

Adam F.

Good stuff

Stephen C.

Great audio. Speaker knew his stuff and was easy to follow.

Steven G.

As a 10 year veteran of online legal instruction on the college level, I am impressed with your presentations. I was a former associate with Bronx legal Services along with Andrew Schreer. Good job.

Julie A. B.

Superb speaker delivers an impressive level of detail that should speed up the process of getting from information acquisition to skill implementation in this specialty.

Raisa S.

I would recommend this program to a colleague or friend who are looking for introductory information re: US Immigrant visas.

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