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The Tourist Visa (aka the “visitor visa”) is one of the items I’m asked about the most. What, where, and how does one go about applying for and getting approved for this visa. This article will go through the process from start to finish. What is the Tourist Visa? The B2 visa (see I.N.A. 101(a)(150(B)) is a non-immigrant visa that permits a foreign national to enter the United States on a temporary basis for either…
Photo by The Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigration into the United States is effective April 22, 2020. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? First, the order itself is only in effect for 60 days from the above date. The president has the option to modify or extend the order should he choose within 50 days of the effective date. If he chooses not to than the proclamation will simply lapse and no…
Photo by The Presidential Proclamation temporarily suspending immigration into the United States is effective April 22, 2020. What does this mean for you and your loved ones? First, the order itself is only in effect for 60 days from the above date. The president has the option to modify or extend the order should he choose within 50 days of the effective date. If he chooses not to than the proclamation will simply lapse and no…
First, let’s discuss the two ways to accrue unlawful presence. Either: You have remained in the United States after the expiration of your authorized stay (Scenario #1); or You are present in the United States without being admitted or paroled (Scenario #2). 212(a)(9)(B)(ii) of the INA ,,,,Scenario #1 You entered the United States on a valid visa such as a B-2 tourist visa, a F-1 student visa, or even under the Visa Waiver Program. Your…
First, let’s discuss the two ways to accrue unlawful presence. Either: You have remained in the United States after the expiration of your authorized stay (Scenario #1); or You are present in the United States without being admitted or paroled (Scenario #2). 212(a)(9)(B)(ii) of the INA ,,,,Scenario #1 You entered the United States on a valid visa such as a B-2 tourist visa, a F-1 student visa, or even under the Visa Waiver Program. Your…