If you are applying for a visa, green card, or other U.S. immigration benefit, you will no doubt be asked to submit various documents -- perhaps your birth certificate, marriage certificate, and so on. However, if the documents you are submitting are in a language other than English, you may need to
The U.S. immigration authorities have a very clear idea of what type of documents they want in support of visa petitions and other applications. If, for example, a U.S. ctizen is petitioning for his or her foreign-born parent to immigrate, the child will be expected to come up with a birth certificate
If you are submitting immigration-related petitions or applications to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will probably need to pay a fee -- or even a combination of fees. Here are some commonly asked questions about fee payments. Can I Get My Money Back If USCIS Denies the Application?
For the protection of the United States, people with histories of criminal or terrorist activities, drug abuse, infectious medical problems, or certain other characteristics will never be allowed a visa or green card. These characteristics are known as the grounds of inadmissibility. Even if you fall into one of the grounds of inadmissibility, there are a few ways you may still qualify for a green card or U.S. entry.
People who want to come to the United States, whether temporarily or permanently, must determine whether they fit into an eligibility category for either "permanent residence" (a green card) or for a temporary stay ("nonimmigrant visa"). Then they must get through the application process with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Here are some bits of terminology and legal jargon that you are likely to encounter if dealing with U.S. immigration matters. A-Number. An eight- or nine-digit number following the letter A (for Alien) that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) assigns to someone who applies for a green card
There are many points during the process of applying for a U.S. visa or green card that applicants may be tempted to lie. For example, they may think that it would be harmless, or essential, to hide a ground of inadmissibility, ignore a previous marriage, or avoid questions about previous overstays at
The term "diplomatic immunity" refers to a principle of international law that limits the degree to which foreign government and international organization officials and employees are subject to the authority of police officers and judges in their country of assignment. Does this mean that foreign officials