Immigration Blog

Summer Travel Tips, Tip #1

With the summer rapidly approaching and the dollar strengthening against the Euro, many Americans are planning to spend their vacations traveling overseas. Here is the first in a series of helpful tips you may want to follow to ensure your trip is enjoyable, relaxing and incident-free. Know Before You Go! Check the entry and exit requirements of your destination.  While most countries allow foreign visitors to enter and stay for up to 90 days without […]

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Tips to Navigating the new DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application

In 2009, the Department of State introduced a new Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, the DS-160, for foreign nationals wishing to come to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa.  The new application replaces several NIV forms (DS-156, 157, 158, 156K, 3032, and parts of the E visa application) and is being phased in throughout the early part of 2010 at Embassy and Consular posts across the globe.     We have had the opportunity to assist […]

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The K-Visa Process: Tips to Navigate the Fiancé Visa

The K-1 Visas are popular family-based visas for foreign national fiancés of U.S. Citizens to obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. The process can be confusing and includes many time-sensitive steps that applicants should understand before beginning the process. Recently, I have had the privilege of assisting several couples from European and Latin American countries through this process, from the filing of the I-129F petition for a K-1 Fiancé Visa to the Adjustment […]

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