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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #3

Know Customs Rules and Restrictions Before departing, learn about the rules and restrictions of your foreign destination as well as those of the U.S.  Many countries have regulations about the types and quantities of items you are allowed to bring with you such as food, medications, and pets.  The U.S. also has tight regulations on the items you can bring home.  Before you buy that souvenir, check to ensure that it is allowed into the […]

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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #2

Continuing in our series of tips for overseas travel this summer, here’s something useful you may not have known. Register with the State Department The Department of State (DOS) offers a free service for U.S. citizens which allows you to register your overseas itinerary and travel plans with them.  The program also provides travelers with the most current information and alerts about destination countries, and allows the DOS to better assist you in case of […]

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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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