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Filling Out Form I-192 for a U Visa Waiver of Inadmissibility

Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant, is used to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility for U visa and certain oth...

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Religious Workers: Going From an R-1 Visa to a Green Card

R-1 visa holders who are currently working in the U.S. as ministers or in a religious vocation or occupation have a fairly simple route to obtaining a...

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How Teachers Can Come to the U.S. as J-1 Exchange Visitors

The U.S. government promotes the exchange of American and foreign teachers in public and private schools by granting “J-1” visas to certain teache...

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How Doctors Can Come to the U.S. as J-1 Exchange Visitors

The U.S. welcomes foreign-born doctors who want to do their residency or an internship in the United States. The U.S.

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Nannies/Au Pairs: How to Work in the U.S. on a J-1 Visa

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 26, you may be eligible to come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa to work as an “au pair.” The job of an au pair, a...

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Can I Travel Outside the U.S. With My Current or Pending U Visa?

If you have either applied for or been granted U nonimmigrant status, you may wonder whether you can travel outside the United States.

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How Long Will It Take to Get a U Visa?

So you’ve gathered all the required evidence to apply for a U visa and sent Form I-918, Application for U Nonimmigrant Status and all supporting doc...

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Filling Out Form I-134 Affidavit of Support to Help a U.S. Visa Applicant

If you have invited a foreign friend or relative to visit you, one of the first issues to address is whether that person will be able to prove to the ...

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How to Extend Your Stay or Change Your Status While on a B Visa

During your visit to the U.S. on a B-1 or B-2 visa, your plans may change. Perhaps you will be given the opportunity to stay in the U.S. Look into how...

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Hiring H-1B Workers as a Test Before Green Card Sponsorship

Sponsoring a foreign worker for a green card is a lengthy and complex procedure.

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Application Process for a B-1 or B-2 Visitor Visa

If you wish to come to the U.S. as a visitor for business or for pleasure, you may need or wish to apply for a visa first.

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A B-2 Visa for Visiting the U.S. as a Tourist: Do You Qualify?

In any one year, approximately ten million people will come to the United States as tourists. The U.S. welcomes tourism, and has tried to make the e...

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Who Can Visit the U.S. Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

For most people who wish to visit the United States as a tourist, their first stop will have to be a U.S. consulate, where they will need to apply f...

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U.S. Immigration: Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Trouble

1. Plan for delays. If you are in the United States and your work permit or status needs to be renewed, realize that U.S.

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Sponsoring a Worker for a Green Card: Employer's Tasks

Foreign workers may obtain green cards to come to the United States only if their potential U.S. employer proves that no American worker is qualified,...

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Types of Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Visas: Who Qualifies?

If you're planning a short trip to the United States, you must, with certain exceptions, obtain a "nonimmigrant" (temporary) visa.

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F-1 Student Visa to the U.S.: Do You Qualify?

Whether you want to study at, for example, a U.S. elementary, middle, or high school; a college or university; or a seminary, an F-1 student visa may ...

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At the U.S. Border or Airport: What to Expect When Entering

The first person you meet on arrival in the United States -- whether you come by air, land, or sea -- will be an officer of Customs and Border Protect...

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Applying for a Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Visa

Most visitors to the U.S. are required to apply for visas from their home countries, before arriving in the United States. You will have to locate the...

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