DACA and a Path to Permanent Residency

by | May 14, 2015 | Adjustment of Status

In the United States, there are millions of children and young adults who were brought over to the United States illegally when they were young. Until recently, most of these young adults did not have a means of getting a driver’s license, work permit, or government identification. They were essentially living ghosts in society. Young […]

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L-1: One Year Employment Requirement

by | April 29, 2015 | US Business Visa

The L-1 non-immigrant visa is an often overlooked method for foreign companies to bring experienced managers and skilled employees to the United States to open a subsidiary entity. It is also a wonderful opportunity for employees to come to work in the United States and bring their families. However, there are restrictions on who would […]

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Passport Changes: Elimination of Additional Page Inserts

by | April 10, 2015 | US Embassy

In October 2014, the Department of State announced that they would no longer issue additional page inserts for U.S. passports starting in January 1, 2016. From now until that date, it is still possible to contact the local U.S. Consulate or Embassy to obtain an additional 24 blank visa pages attached to the existing passport. […]

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Can I bring my personal servant to the United States?

by | April 3, 2015 | US Immigration

An employer can bring their personal/domestic employees into the United States as long as the employer entered the U.S. as a non-immigrant visa holder or the employer is a United States Citizen who lives abroad but will be in the United States for a temporary period. The domestic employee can be a cooks, nannies, personal […]

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Returning U.S. Permanent Residents

There are many situations where Lawful permanent resident aliens are unable to return to the United States within the travel validity of their Permanent Resident Card or their Reentry Permit. This may be the result of a natural catastrophe, medical condition, or bureaucratic issues. Lawful permanent residents may apply at a U.S. Embassy or a […]

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What Causes U. S. Visa Application Refused?

by | March 20, 2015 | US Immigration

Generally, all visa applicants are subject to go through an interview with U.S. consulate officer and be informed with the final verdict of its visa application, whether it’s approved or denied. The decision given by the U.S. immigration officer after evaluating the relevant information submitted by the applicant to any visa category is based on […]

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U.S. Immigrant Cases: Death of the Petitioner

by | February 20, 2015 | US Immigration

In this age of long processing times, there have been multiple instances where the petitioner has passed away prior to the completion of the case. It is a common occurrence among the hundred of thousand cases that the United States processes every year. For many years, the US Immigration office has ruled that the law […]

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U.S. Tourist Visa: How to Make your Chances of Approval Higher

by | February 13, 2015 | US Tourist Visa

For those foreign nationals who are not exempted from the Visa Waiver Program, they need to secure a tourist visa (B1 or B2) to travel to the United States for short visits, either for business or pleasure. Examples include tourism, vacation, visiting family and friends, medical treatment, business meeting, attending a business workshop, or personal […]

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Applying for a Non-Immigration US Visa in 5 Easy Steps

Every year, there are thousands of people who submit a US visa application to enter the United States as a Non-Immigrant. For people who want to visit, it is important to know the basic steps of the application process that must be followed to have a smooth and successful end of the application. Here are […]

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IMBRA – K-1 Protections and Limitations for Fiancés

by | January 23, 2015 | US Fiancee Visa, US Immigration

In 2006, the President signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Within VAWA contained the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) which sought to protect foreign nationals from U.S. citizen petitioners who have a criminal history or who have filed petitions for multiple fiancés in the past. IMBRA forces a petitioner for any […]

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