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Michael Wechsler
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Once you have determined that you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen, you are ready to move forward with the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400. The processing time taken by each U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office can vary and may take several months...
Michael Wechsler
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Naturalization is the process of a foreign citizen being granted United States citizenship. Before you can apply for citizenship with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you must first meet all the requirements. This article will help you determine whether you are...
Michael Wechsler
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“Green Card” is the informal name frequently used for a U.S. Permanent Resident Card. It allows a person who is not a United States citizen to reside in the country indefinitely. The card may also serve as a path to U.S. citizenship. A green card may be obtained under certain circumstances...
Michael Wechsler
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A U.S. citizen who plans to marry a person who is a citizen of foreign country may wish to bring their fiancé / fiancée to the United States prior to the marriage ceremony. In such circumstances, the U.S. citizen who is engaged to be married can petition the immigration authorities for a K-1...
Michael Wechsler
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Virtually all foreign nationals and aliens (those who are not U.S. Citizens) are obligated to inform the U.S. Citizen Immigration Services (USCIS) of a change of address in a timely fashion. Other than a few exceptions, a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) has a short period of time...
Michael Wechsler
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A foreign citizen (or "alien") who seeks to enter into the United States will almost always require a visa, a travel document which permits entrance into the U.S. The visa is placed into the passport of a foreign traveler which is issued by the traveler's country of citizenship. There are almost...
Michael Wechsler
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Dual citizenship, the ability to be a citizen of two different countries at the same time, is allowed in the United States and some other foreign countries. After becoming a U.S. citizen or "naturalized", some countries will require you to give up or "renounce" your current citizenship. Below is...
Michael Wechsler
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Who requires labor certification? Labor Certification is the process through which an employer must recruit potential employees for a position and demonstrate that there are no qualified US workers for the job. As a result, they need to seek potential employees from outside the United States...
Michael Wechsler
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People around the globe continue to seek employment opportunities in the United States. However, the work visa process is an extremely challenging and complicated process that usually takes about six months. Before you can successful obtain a work visa or "H-1B visa", certain U.S. visa...
Michael Wechsler
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will sometimes deny or revoke a petition for immigration. If this has happened to your petition, you may appeal their decision. This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about denials and appeals. Who handles immigration...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about K-1 visas, also known as the "marriage visa", "fiancé visa" and "green card visa." You will learn how to obtain a K-1 visa, become familiar with the form I-130 petition, forms I-765, I-290B and I-751, the documentation and other requirements that...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about the series of family-based visas - the F-1 visa, F-2 visa , F-3 visa and F-4 visa. You will learn more about how to obtain an F-visa for your wife and your children, matters concerning relatives, the Alien Relative Form I-130 and forms I-797 and...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about J-1 visa extensions, including concerns about how it may affect the status of your spouse and dependent children. You will learn more about how to obtain a J-1 visa extensions, the two year return requirement, getting a copy of your DSP/IAP-66...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about how to obtain a J-1 visa waiver for doctors and physicians. You will learn more about the statutory requirements, become familiar with forms IAP-66 and I-612, no objection statements and more about the J-1 visa waiver for physicians. Is it...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about the J1 and Q1 student visa, also known as the exchange student visa. You will learn more about how to obtain a J visa and Q visa, become familiar with forms DS-2019, IAP-66, OF-156 and I-797, obtaining sponsorship and the requirements of an...
Michael Wechsler
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This article will answer common questions about getting a tourist visa or visitor visa and other related immigration law issues. You will learn more about how to obtain visas like the B-1 visa and B-2 visa, related forms like the form DS-156, and other important information about tourist or...
Michael Wechsler
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Do Green cards have an expiration date? Only the card expires, not the status. All Green cards issued from 1989 until present, expire 10 years after the date they are issued and must be renewed. However, those issued before 1989 do not have to be renewed. What are the benefits of a Green Card...
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