Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 32 – Processing for an Immigrant Visa at a US Consulate (Consular Processing)
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Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 32 – Processing for an Immigrant Visa at a US Consulate (Consular Processing)

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 32 – In this episode of the Arrive US Immigration Podcast for Canadians, we discuss being sponsored by your US citizen relative for an immigrant visa and processing for the Immigrant Visa at a US Consulate (Consular Processing).

Can I travel if my visa application is in administrative processing?
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Can I travel if my visa application is in administrative processing?

When you apply for a visa through a US Consulate, the consulate has three options: approve the application, deny the application, or place the application in “administrative processing.” Administrative processing refers to a delay in the issuance of a visa for any reason. Administrative processing can last days to months to be resolved. We discuss traveling while your case is in administrative processing below.

How do I prepare for my immigrant visa medical exam?
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How do I prepare for my immigrant visa medical exam?

Once the National Visa Center (NVC) reviews your documents and your case is documentarily qualified, your immigration visa case is then forwarded to your local US Consulate or US Embassy for your immigrant visa interview. Prior to your immigrant visa interview, a medical exam must be completed with an embassy-approved doctor, also referred to as the Panel Physician. Exams conducted by other physicians will not be accepted. We explain how to prepare for your immigrant visa medical exam below.

What is the domicile requirement for an immigrant visa?

What is the domicile requirement for an immigrant visa?

To qualify as a sponsor for an immigrant visa, a petitioner must be domiciled in any of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States. (A lawful permanent resident (LPR) sponsor must also maintain his or her LPR status.) But what exactly is the “domicile requirement”—and how do you correctly fulfill it?

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 9 – Immigrant Visa Processing
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Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 9 – Immigrant Visa Processing

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 9 – In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we explore the immigration visa process and the steps with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the National Visa Center (NVC), and the U.S. Consulate.