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T Visa

T visa - Every year, the criminal enterprise of human trafficking rakes in billions of dollars, which it is why it may be the fastest growing criminal activity in the United States. The T visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa which was created in 2000 in order to...

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Transitioning from an L-1 Visa to a Green Card

The L-1 visa is a type of temporary nonimmigrant visa which allows a foreign worker to transfer to their employer’s office in the United States, or the employer’s parent branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. In one of our previous entries, we discussed some of the...

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Conrad Waiver

The Conrad Waiver is a special permission which is granted to J-1 visa holders who are medical doctors. The waiver allows J-1 medical doctors to waive the two-year residence requirement of their visa upon their completion of the exchange program. The Conrad Waiver...

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The Civics Test (Citizenship Test)

The civics test (citizenship test) is an exam which all individuals who have immigrated to the United States must pass in order to become a U.S. citizen. The question pool is comprised of one-hundred questions which cover a variety of topics on U.S. government,...

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J-1 Visa Waivers

As we have written about in one of our previous entries, the J-1 nonimmigrant visa is issued to professors, scholars, teachers, secondary school students and other individuals who are eligible, as listed on U.S. Department of State website. This is a nonimmigrant...

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L Visas

L visas - Quite often, a well-established foreign company wants to grow their operations internationally. If that company plans to expand their international business into the United States, they may be interested in the L Visa. L Visas allow an employer to petition...

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PERM

PERM - If an individual is interested in pursuing an employment-based green card, usually, the first step of the process involves having their petitioning employer obtaining a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. The labor certification process is...

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Presidential Memo on Asylum, 4/29/2019

Presidential Memo on Asylum, 4/29/2019 - On April 29, 2019, President Trump provided a memo to the U.S. Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security which addressed his concerns about the American immigration system and more specifically, about asylum. In...

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Passport Photos for Immigration

Passport photos for immigration - If a foreign national is applying to receive an immigration benefit, they will have to submit a recent color photograph of themselves which adhere to the U.S. Department of State’s guidelines. This entry will discuss the requirements...

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The National Visa Center

The National Visa Center - When an applicant for an immigration benefit lives overseas, they will most likely need a visa to travel to the United States after their application has been processed. Once the USCIS processes the application, it will be forward to the...

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