B visa for Voluntary Service for a Non-profit or Religious Organization
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B visa for Voluntary Service for a Non-profit or Religious Organization

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 as a volunteer for a non-profit or religious organization below.

What is an invitation letter for US Visitor visa (B1/B2), and how do I write one?
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What is an invitation letter for US Visitor visa (B1/B2), and how do I write one?

If you have a friend or family member coming from another country to visit you in the United States, you might be asked to write an invitation letter. Although not a requirement, an invitation letter from a US citizen or legal permanent resident (LPR), can strengthen your B visa application.  Invitation letters are helpful because they detail that you will have a place to stay, sufficient financial support, and a definitive departure date. We discuss invitation letters for  US visitor visas here.

B Visa for Clerkships and Internships
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B Visa for Clerkships and Internships

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.

My visa application was refused under section 221(g), now what?
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My visa application was refused under section 221(g), now what?

A visa application refusal under 221(g) is somewhat common and can happen for a number of reasons. In general, 221(g) means that the reviewing officer would like further information before making a final decision on your case. We discuss the meaning of a refusal under 221(g) and what you need to do here.

Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?
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Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?

When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 22 – How long can I stay in the US as a Canadian visitor?
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Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 22 – How long can I stay in the US as a Canadian visitor?

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 22 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss how long you can stay inside the USA as a Canadian visitor. You can listen to the episode here on YouTube or listen wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

What am I allowed to do as a business visitor?
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What am I allowed to do as a business visitor?

While Canadian citizens are visa-exempt and generally do not require visas to enter the United States, for a visit, tourism, or temporary business purposes, Canadian business visitors are granted a stay in the US for up to six (6) months under the B-1 Visitor Visa classification . But what is a “business visitor?”

As a Canadian, do I need a TN Visa?
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As a Canadian, do I need a TN Visa?

Generally, Canadian citizens are considered visa-exempt, and therefore do not require a visa to enter the United States for a visit, tourism, or temporary business purposes. But if your visit to the US falls outside of the limits of a visitor or a business visitor, you may require a TN Visa.