How do I bring my Fiance to the United States?

If you are a U.S. citizen, you can petition to bring your fiancé to the United States for the purpose of getting married. The U.S. government understands that the U.S. citizen and the fiancé might reside in different countries and want to avoid unnecessary travel or simply just want to get married in the United […]

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US Immigration: Lawfully Admitted

The term “lawfully admitted” into the United States is an important term in U.S. immigration law. A person who has been lawfully admitted are accorded more benefits than individuals who entered the United States without inspection. Those who are lawfully admitted are provided benefits such as additional rights in removal proceedings, the right to adjust […]

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Employment Authorization for H-4 Dependent Spouses

On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service announced that dependent spouses of H-1b immigrants (H-4 Status) will be eligible to obtain employment authorization. In order to qualify they need to be the principal beneficiaries of their H-1b nonimmigrants who has an approved Employment Based Immigrant Petition (I-140). The second option are for […]

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DACA and a Path to Permanent Residency

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

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

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?

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?

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

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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