Month: September 2010

To Work With a US Immigration Attorney You Need Form G-28

Form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative) is an immigration form which gives notice that a representative will appear on behalf of another person before USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). Form G28 is used when someone is involved in a matter before the USCIS and wishes to have an attorney …

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How to Replace an Arrival-Departure Record Using Form I-102

A Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Record, an Arrival-Departure Record (CBP Form I-94) or a Crewman Landing Permit (CBP Form I-95) is an important document, allowing people from outside the US to enter the country. CBP Form I-94 shows when you entered the US, your type of admission, and your admission expiry date. You must keep your arrival-departure …

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How the National Visa Center Works in the Immigration Process

The National Visa Center (NVC) is a facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The role of the NVC is to pre-process and to eventually process visa applications which have been approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).The NVC processes non-immigrant visas such as the K-1 and K-3 visa for consular interview. Once your visa …

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Re-Entry Permit Before Leaving the US for An Extended Trip

One of the advantages of having a green card and therefore permanent residency is that you can travel and re-enter the US far more easily than a visa holder. If you have traveled outside the US for less than one year, you can re-enter the US simply by showing your passport from your home country …

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SEVIS Stems from Crucial Moments in US History

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a database which is maintained by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and used by the Department of Homeland Security. SEVIS is accessible online and helps the Department of Homeland Security monitor and collect information about scholars, exchange students, and international students who are in …

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To Re-Enter the US After Travel, You May Need Form DS-117

Form DS-117 (Application to Determine Returning Resident Status) is an important USCIS immigration form which allows permanent residents to re-enter the US if they have been traveling abroad for a year or more. This form is very important, since without this form of authorization, you may be denied entry into the US. Form DS-117 is …

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Learn All About Labor Certification

Labor Certification (LC) is an authorization issued by the Department of Labor (DOL). LC permits an employer to secure a Green Card for an employee , so that the employee can work permanently in the US. To secure LC, the employer must first get an approved labor certification request from the Employment and Training Administration …

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Stop Immigration Scams in their Tracks

There are many immigration scams out there. In many cases, criminals set up these scams in order to make money. In other cases, immigrants themselves commit immigration fraud because they are desperate to immigrate to the US and see no other options. There are many types of immigration fraud: 1) Immigration fraud perpetuated by applicants. …

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