Category: Visas & Travel

Statistics released by DHS show many more undocumented immigrants enter the United States legally and overstay their visa.

Many Undocumented Immigrants Never Illegally Cross Border

The Department of Homeland Security recently released statistics highlighting the fact many more undocumented immigrants are entering the country legally than they are crossing the...

/ August 7, 2018
Here's some crucial information regarding Employment Authorization Documents commonly called work permits.

EAD – Employment Authorization Card

An Employment Authorization Document is given to those immigrants who are legally eligible to work in the United States while in the country. Some of...

/ July 30, 2018
The U.S. Department of State wants to ask nearly all immigrants for their social media information.

Feds want to look at social media accounts of visa applicants

It started with those seeking an immigrant visa and now the Trump administration wants social media information for nonimmigrants seeking a visa to the United...

/ April 2, 2018
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How to Obtain a Visa Once in the U.S.

If you’re currently in the U.S. there are typically two visa options for you. One, extend your stay on your current visa status. Or two,...

/ March 5, 2018
When Are Travel Documents Required?

When Are Travel Documents Required?

U.S. travel documents allow nonimmigrants and permanent residents to re-enter the country after traveling abroad. Before you leave the country, you should check if a...

/ November 27, 2017
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Trump calls for end of visa lottery

President Donald Trump is renewing calls to end the Diversity Visa Program after reports surfaced that one of the program’s winners was involved in the...

/ November 1, 2017
The Donald Trump White House has released a list of priorities the administration is hoping is included in immigration reform.

Trump’s Latest Travel Ban is Indefinite: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has signed yet another executive order restricting travel to the United States from seven countries around the world. The latest...

/ September 25, 2017
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Where Do I Find My Alien Registration Number

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assigns an Alien Registration Number to every immigrant. This important number is required on immigration paperwork and...

/ September 22, 2017
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Immigration Forms Getting Longer Under Trump

According to an article published in the Washington Post, the Donald Trump administration has made immigration more difficult for people seeking to move to the...

/ August 30, 2017
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More Visa Holders Will Soon Require Interviews for Green Cards

WASHINGTON – Interviews that at one point had been waived for visa holders looking to receive green cards will soon become mandatory, according to the...

/ August 28, 2017
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Even the Beatles had Immigration Trouble

As part of its A-Files of interest, the USCIS has released immigration documents pertaining to visits to the United States made by Beatles legend George...

/ August 18, 2017
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What You Need to Know About the Reinstated Travel Ban

  WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court of the United States recently decided President Donald Trump’s travel ban will be reinstated, in part. The ban was...

/ July 7, 2017
Difference Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa

Difference Between Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa

There are two types of visas: immigrant and nonimmigrant. An immigrant visa is a permanent visa. It is issued to people who are granted U.S....

/ June 26, 2017
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USCIS Restarts Premium H-1B Processing for Doctors

WASHINGTON – Doctors trying to work in the United States in underserved areas will once again be able to apply for premium processing of their H-1B...

/ June 26, 2017
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Visa Applicants Now Being Asked for Social Media Profiles

The Trump administration has implemented new rules for those wishing to apply for visas in the United States. The changes come as President Donald Trump...

/ June 7, 2017
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Feds Admit Lack of Technology Contributing to Public Safety Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security said technology used to track visa holders is “fragmented” and “ineffective”....

/ May 4, 2017
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What Are Travel Documents?

A travel document is a form of identification that governments give to citizens or visitors so they can cross international borders. The U.S. government issues...

/ October 19, 2016
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Obtaining a Travel Document or K-1 visa

If you are not yet a permanent resident and need to pass through American borders, or you wish to bring a spouse-to-be into the country,...

/ April 28, 2016
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How to Work or Travel While Green Card Application Is Pending

Individuals who want to work and reside permanently in the U.S. may file Form I-485 to file for a green card. The green card allows you...

/ February 26, 2016
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How to Apply for a Student Visa

  Foreign students looking to study at an academic school in the United States can use the F student visa. Applying for an F student...

/ January 28, 2016
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What’s the Difference Between F, M and J Visas?

Student Visas Are you looking to study in the United States? If so, you should make sure that you’re getting the right visa for your...

/ January 28, 2016
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How To Replace Arrival Departure Record I-94 Card Using Form I-102?

Form I-102 allows nonimmigrants to replace Form I-94 or I-95 Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document. In order to reduce cost and streamline the operation, the U.S. CBP (Customs...

/ November 9, 2015
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How To Determine Which U.S. Visa You Need

Many foreign visitors need a visa in order to enter the United States of America. There are two types of visas that are issued to...

/ November 9, 2015
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How to Apply For a Student Visa

With the availability of several great educational institutions in the United States, it is common for students to apply for a student visa. If you...

/ November 9, 2015
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How to Adjust Status from K-1 Visa

So you’ve met the love of your life and traveled to the United States and got married on a K-1 visa. But now what? If...

/ October 27, 2015
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How to Tell the Difference between Form I-134 and I-864

Many people get Form I-134 and Form I-864 confused and it’s no wonder! They’re both called Affidavits of Support and are frequently only referred to...

/ October 26, 2015
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How to Apply for a U.S. Tourist Visa (B-2)

The process for filing for a B-2 tourist visa depends on the consulate where you apply, but it generally follows these steps. Step One in...

/ October 26, 2015
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How To Apply For Exchange Visitors (J-1) Visa

All non U.S. citizens need to have a visa to enter the United States. The exchange visitor (J-1) visa permits individuals who want to participate...

/ October 21, 2015
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How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa

If you want to visit the United States for a short period of time, you may need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. These visas...

/ October 21, 2015
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How To Determine the Difference Between a Visa and a Green Card?

In conversations about immigration, the terms “green card” and “visa” seem to be the same. But are they? Here we’ll look into what a visa...

/ October 21, 2015
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How to Determine Affidavit of Support Income Requirements

If you’re immigrating to the United States on a family-based green card, you may need to have your relative file Form I-864, affidavit of support for...

/ September 18, 2015
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The H-1B: 10 frequently asked questions about the most sought after work visa

1. What is an H-1B visa? The H-1B visa is the most popular non-immigrant employment visa in the U.S. It is a temporary visa that...

/ August 13, 2015
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Nepal Immigrants Now Eligible for Temporary Protected Status

Two months after Nepal was struck with a deadly 7.8 earthquake, the Department of Homeland Security has designated the country for special immigration protections. Nepalis living...

/ June 25, 2015