Crewmember Visa

What is a Crewmember Visa? The crewmember visa, formally known as a D visa, is available to individuals who work on commercial sea vessels or on international airlines that travel through the United States. This visa is temporary in its nature and only permits an...

Responding to a Request for Evidence

What is a Request for Evidence? A Request for Evidence (RFE) is a formal request made by the USCIS in which the agency asks for additional proof in order to make a decision on an application for an immigration benefit. In most cases, where there might be a document...

Receiving Updates on your Family-Based Petition

Receiving updates on your family-based petition – In years prior, a sponsoring family member in the United States would send a petition to the USCIS and wait for a hard copy of Form I-797, Notice of Receipt in the mail. That process has become more streamlined...

Obligation to Support

Obligation to support – In one of our earlier entries, we discussed what the purpose of USCIS’s Form I-864, Affidavit of Support is, what kind of evidence needs to be submitted with the application, and some the responsibilities of the sponsor. The purpose of...