Category: Immigration


K Visa: The Basics

The K Visa is a topic of much concern, both in politics and among immigration law, both of which are far beyond the basics explained here. Additionally, even a T.V. series was based around the K Visa, the show being called: 90 Day Fiancé. For starters, the K visa category is the “marriage visa,” also […]

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The Extreme Hardship Waiver: Unlawful Presence

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In immigration, there comes a time when the strongest argument is based on people’s relationship to one another. This article touches one aspect of the Extreme Hardship Waiver, an argument in times of unlawful presence. Unlawful presence generally occurs when someone: enters the U.S. illegally; overstays their visa; or overstays some other permission to enter […]

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NC Immigration: The DMV And Getting A Driver’s License

The North Carolina DMV Handbook states that an immigrant or visa holder needs any two (2) of the following: Permanent Resident Card, Waiver Traveler/Waiver Business Admission Stamp, Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV) with Temp I-551 Language, U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card, Temporary I-551 Stamp on Passport or I-94, Other Documents (Non-Student) w/Alien Number, I-766 Employment […]

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Difference Between Permanent Residency and Citizenship

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Permanent residency, also known as the Green Card Status, is a process provided by US Citizenship and Immigration Service or USCIS. Permanent Residency is required for any foreign citizen who intends to remain in the United States Permanently. Common ways to acquire Lawful Permanent Residency include: Marriage to a US citizen or Green Card Holder […]

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Unintentional Green Card Abandonment

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A Green Card (aka Permanent Resident Card) is something that is sought by many. It is the result of long and stressful processes. Now, some forget that the Green Card is a privilege (not a right), much like a driver’s license. As insurance is a requirement to drive, U.S. residency is a requirement for the […]

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Template for Sponsoring Visitor Visa for Friends or Family

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  The following is a template that I use when I have someone sponsoring a visitor to the United States.   [Sponsor’s Name] [Sponsor’s Address] [Sponsor’s Address] [Sponsor’s Phone #] Date [Embassy Official’s Name] [Embassy Address] [Embassy Address] [Embassy Phone #] Subject: Issuance of Visitor Visa To Whom It May Concern: I, ____________________, am a […]

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The H-2A Visa: The Basics

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The H-2A Visa is for temporary agricultural workers. An employer, in need of labor hands, can use this visa to hire immigrants on a temporary basis. The period of stay for an H-2A Visa is up to one year, or to the amount of time specified on the employers labor certificate filed with the U.S. […]

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The H-1B Visa: The Basics

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The H-1B Visa is a temporary employment visa for professionals or specialty occupations. To qualify as a specialty occupation, the position must meet one of the following requirements (as stated in 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)(iii)(A): a bachelor’s or higher degree or its equivalent is normally the minimum entry requirement for the position; the degree requirement is […]

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Marriage-Based Immigration: The I-130 And I-485 Confusion

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] The I-130 and I-485 is a daunting process for husbands and wives going through a Marriage-Based Immigration Process. Apart from the forms being numerous pages long, the instructions for the two forms seem to confuse the entire process even further. For instance, the I-130 is […]

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