Immigration Blog

How to Correct Your I-94

You must check your electronic I-94 admission record every time you re-enter the United States. It is evidence of your legal status and status expiration date. If your record contains incorrect information, contact a CBP Deferred Inspection office as soon as possible. Download this PDF guide.

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Delays and RFEs for Forms I-765 and I-131

Yes, ongoing delays and RFEs ahead for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, as well as Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. As of September 2018, processing times at the National Benefits Center (NBC) for these forms were as follows: For I-765 applications based on pending I-485 adjustment of status applications: anywhere from 4.5 to 6.5 months. For all other I-765 applications for employment authorization: 5-7 months. For I-131 applications:5 to 6.5 months. For the […]

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Can I Travel While My Petition Is Pending?

The answer depends on a number of factors. What type of petition have you filed? Is your current visa expired? Are you changing employers? Download this FAQs PDF to learn more.

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Four Things Foreign Nationals Should Know about Traveling Abroad

Many foreign nationals travel abroad and renew their visas during this time of year. 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 […]

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Is It Possible to Extend My ESTA Admission Beyond 90 Days?

Many foreigners enter the United States using ESTA and ask us whether they can extend this status. The answer for most applicants is: no. If you need to stay for longer than 90 days, you do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Instead, you can apply for a visitor B visa. The requirements for the B visa are similar to the Visa Waiver program. You can […]

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Status Expiration, I-94, Visa Stamp: What Does It All Mean?

Entering the United States on a visa can be a confusing process. You may not be sure if you are here in legal status. Here are explanations of a few terms that can help clarify your situation. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Immigration Status Your immigration status is the legal category under which you were admitted (e.g., H-1B, L-1, O-1, P-1, TN, F-1, B). Each category has […]

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