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Four Things Foreign Nationals Should Know about Traveling Abroad

Many foreign nationals travel abroad and renew their visas during the holidays. This process, however, is becoming more challenging, restrictive, and time-consuming. Here are answers to four FAQs that we often receive about this process. What should you do to prepare for the interview? Be informed. Thoroughly prepare for the expected – and expect the unexpected as well. Review the appointment notice. Bring all required documents in a concise and organized fashion, so the documents […]

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What You Should Know about the Supreme Court Decision on the Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect. Here’s what you should know about the decision. The court ordered to keep in place part of the lower court injunctions, but reimposed the travel ban for foreign nationals “who lack any bona fide relationship” with US persons. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the merits of the executive order in October. The Supreme Court’s order is a partial […]

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Time to Renew Your E-2? We Can Help You!

E-2 Visa Five Year Extension Approved for Canadian Citizen at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto  Our client, a Canadian citizen, came to the U.S. with his family five years ago to start a niche automotive business under an E-2 treaty investor visa. The E-2 visa is an attractive way for small business owners and entrepreneurs from certain countries that have a treaty of commerce with the U.S. to come and expand or start a business.

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Pilot U.S./Canada Border Program Begins

From now until January 31, 2013, phase 1 of the Entry/Exit pilot program will take place, with DHS and the Canada Border Patrol Services taking biographic information from foreign nationals and legal permanent residents crossing at designated ports.  This collection of data is expected to facilitate an exchange of travelers’ information between the two countries and improve the flow of traffic and border security.  The following land ports will be participating in the pilot: Pacific Highway, […]

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Loews and DHS Promote Trusted Traveler Program

Loews Hotel & Resorts has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to encourage the enrollment and use of the Trusted Traveler Program among its guests.  Loews is offering First Platinum loyalty rewards members complimentary enrollment in the Global Entry program, which allows frequent, low-risk travelers the attractive benefit expedited screening and processing through TSA.   Loews is the first hotel brand to offer this service to travelers.  AMEX and Centurion also promote this program […]

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Russia and U.S. Immigration Agreement Good for Business

As of September 9, 2012, Russian and American travelers for business or tourism will be eligible to receive visas valid for multiple entries during a period of 36 months. The agreement eases visa processing time for travelers from both countries (under 15 days in most cases), and the U.S. will be reducing the reciprocity fee for Russian issued visas (B-1 and B-2) from $100 to $20.  No formal invitation will be required to apply for […]

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