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Month: January 2012

The L-1 Visa Category

As the global economy becomes more international in scope, more and more companies have offices in multiple countries. This creates a problem when employees from offices in different countries need permission to travel more freely in order to conduct business. The United States has created the L-1 visa category in order to make this process …

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58 New Countries USCIS Announced for H2A and H2B Participation

Each year, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) H-2A and H-2B programs allow employers to bring in temporary workers for jobs that cannot be filled in any other way. The H-2A program, for example, allows employers to bring in non-US workers to work in temporary agricultural jobs. The H-2B program lets employers get non-US …

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Updates on Immigration Case Status Can be Checked Online

Petitioners applying for visas or other immigration-related issues, as well as their representatives, often need access to updates about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) case status. For example, if you apply for a visa, you will want to know as soon as possible whether your application has been rejected, accepted, or whether there will …

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What does Immigration Naturalization Mean

Immigration naturalization, more often simply known as “naturalization,” refers simply to the process that has been established by Congress which allows lawful permanent residents to become US citizens. In order to understand immigration naturalization, it is important to realize that there are two paths to US citizenship. Anyone who is born in the United States …

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General Processing Times for US Passport

In most cases, US citizens applying for a US passport are in a hurry. They may be traveling soon and may need to secure a passport before their travel date. Fortunately, the US Department of State makes it easy to plan ahead. The agency has a website (http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html) which lists current processing times for US …

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