With remote work transforming the definition of “work”, how does one evaluate a visitor’s intent to enter the US? Precedent cases and CBP’s perspective give clarity on this scenario.
Even with a pending or approved I-130 Petition, it is possible to visit the U.S. as long as you follow certain conditions and can demonstrate a temporary nature of your stay. This blog post breaks down the guidelines and provides a basic list of evidence to back up your non-immigrant intent.
Visa and status are two fundamental concepts in immigration law that are often confused. While a visa allows you to seek entry into a foreign country, your status defines your legal standing in that country during your stay. Mastering these concepts can greatly assist your immigration journey.
Discover the necessary steps and conditions for securing a B visa to participate in volunteer service programs at U.S non-profit or religious organizations. This article serves as a detailed guide for foreign nationals planning to volunteer in the U.S.
Explore detailed insights into creating an impactful US Visitor Visa (B1/B2) invitation letter. Get to understand the significance, core elements, structure, and additional factors that can contribute to a strong B visa application.
Visitors to the United States (B Visa) can enter for many reasons. Citizens of most foreign countries require a visitor visa prior to entry while some foreign nationals are visa-exempt or can participate in the visa waiver program. In any case, prior to entry to the United States as a visitor, you need to be certain that your intended activities fall within the limits of the B visa. We discuss entering the United States for clerkships and internships below.
If when seeking entry to the United States you make false statements or willfully misrepresented material facts to seek admission or obtain a visa, you can be found inadmissible. If you have been found inadmissible to the United States under 212(a)(6)(C)(i) for fraud or misrepresentation, you cannot enter without a waiver of inadmissibility. We discuss how to obtain a waiver for fraud or misrepresentation under 212(a)(6)(C)(i) here.
The free trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is referred to as The US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA went into effect on July 1, 2020, and replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA which was implemented in 1994. In general, the USMCA adopted the main provisions of NAFTA, including the NAFTA professions list and their qualifications. The following is a compilation of interpretive memos and letters that have been issued over the years clarifying NAFTA(USCMA), its provisions, and the professions list.
Understanding TN visa status qualification under the USMCA for Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists involves an in-depth look at closely related professions, particularly Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists.
There are two ways to obtain an E2 Visa as a Treaty Trader, at a US Consulate or Embassy, or by mail with USCIS through a change of status. We recently received approval for an E2 visa for the owner of a gas station who changed status from a visitor visa to an E2 visa while remaining inside the United States. Read more about this case here.