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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...

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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...

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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 this...

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“Alien Smuggling”

The term “alien smuggling,” refers to the act of assisting an individual in any way and at any time in entering the United States unlawfully. The Immigration and Nationality Act 40.6 § 212(a)(6)(E) defines alien smugglers as “any alien, who at any time knowingly has...

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Arriving Alien

Arriving alien - According to existing immigration law, an “arriving alien” is defined as an applicant for admission coming to (or attempting to come into) the United States at a port-of-entry, or as an alien interdicted in international or U.S. waters and brought...

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Deadline to Apply for Asylum

Deadline to apply for asylum - Asylumis granted to individuals who are in fear of persecution in their country of origin due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a particular social group. The process of applying for asylum...

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Getting a Visa Reinstated

Apply-International-f1-464x464 Getting a visa reinstated - Each year, thousands of visas are issued to people seeking temporary travel to the United States. All temporary visas to the U.S. are issued on the condition that the visa holder abide by its terms. This...

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