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Video: What to Bring to Your Immigration Medical Exam

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Video: Tips to Prepare for Your Immigration Medical Exams

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If Your Foreign Passport Is Expiring in Less Than 6 Months and You Haven’t Been Able to Renew It, How Can You Re-enter the U.S.?

In most cases, to be admitted to the United States, you must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of your intended stay. So, what can you do if your foreign passport is expiring in less than six months? Generally, you will not be able to re-enter the United States without a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry. Unless […]

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Can I Get a Document Notarized Remotely?

Many immigration documents require notarization to deter fraud and ensure proper execution. However, it can be difficult to physically appear in front of a notary under social distancing orders. Thankfully, in Florida and many other states, you now have a new option available. Effective January 1, 2020 (before COVID-19), Florida enacted a law authorizing Remote Online Notarization (RON).  Under this law, notaries must complete a training course and register to perform online notarizations. Now, in response […]

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Tips and Approaches for the New H-1B Cap Season

USCIS just announced the new electronic registration process for H-1Bs in 2020.  With the new process, employers will first provide general information about the company and each potential H-1B worker (and pay a $10 registration fee) starting on March 1st — beginning the process a month earlier than previous years. Conceptually, I think electronic registration is a good idea. And expecting that the process would change, we began to prepare for the changes and H-1B […]

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The Importance of Certified English Translations

How important is it to get Certified English Translation of your documents? Very. More and more, USCIS has been issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) if translated documents do not fully comply with regulations. The types of documents they’re targeting vary, but have included birth certificates, diplomas, transcripts and more. What are those regulations? “…all foreign language documents must be accompanied by a full English language translation and a […]

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