The INA lists several grounds on which a person might be ineligible for a nonimmigrant visa. Understanding these provisions can be essential for prospective applicants.
On September 27, 2023, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, alongside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, made a significant announcement—Israel’s inclusion in the esteemed Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This development, set to be realized by November 30, 2023, will foster easier and more efficient travel between Israel and the United States, facilitating both tourism and business ventures.
Immigration and visa decisions often hinge on interpreting and applying complex laws and regulations. One such rule, defined under 9 FAM 305.3-3(A), focuses on ‘Crimes of Moral Turpitude’ as per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I). This post provides an in-depth analysis of this section and the waiver options available under INA 212(d)(3)(A) for nonimmigrant applicants.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) is a critical component of US immigration law, with specific relevance to the classification of ‘crimes involving moral turpitude’ (CIMTs). In this blog post, we’ll delve into understanding CIMTs, their implications for immigrants, and examples of offenses that fall under this category.
Overstaying your visa in the USA can have serious legal consequences. When you enter the USA on a visa, you are given a specific period of time that you are allowed to stay in the country. If you remain in the USA beyond that period without a valid immigration status, you are considered to be in the country unlawfully. We discuss some potential consequences of overstaying your visa here.
Encountering a visa application refusal under Section 221(g) is not a permanent setback. Get insights into the meaning of Section 221(g), and learn how to respond efficiently and accurately to continue your visa application process.
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.
Dealing with a refusal under 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) can be daunting, but understanding why it happened and how to navigate the immigration process afterwards can ease the journey. Learn how to overcome a refusal, understand the correct visa requirements, and plan for successful future entries into the United States.