Avoiding Confusion At US Port Of Entry:

Introduction A clear understanding of entry and exit procedures for the U.S. can help you avoid denials, and even more serious issues, at the port-of-entry. Approximately 28 million nonimmigrants enter or leave the U.S. annually to conduct business, work study, visit family, or tour the country. Legitimate visitors are always welcome and the U.S. government […]

214(b) Visa Denial:

Introduction On any given day throughout the world many visa applicants find themselves in a dire situation- they hear a U.S. consular officer say, “Your visa application to go to the U.S. is refused. You are not qualified under Section 214(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” To be refused a U.S. visa when you […]

Visa Status: Difference Between Visa And Status

Introduction In order to maintain lawful status when you are in the U.S., it’s important to understand the difference between the two common immigration terms — “Visa” and “Status”. Many people use these terms interchangeably, however, there is a clear distinction between the two terms under the immigration laws. 1. Visa A Visa is an […]

J1 Visa For Teachers:

Introduction The immense contributions that foreign national teachers have made in the fields of education and research resulted in many U.S. educational institutions exhibiting eagerness to engage them. In this article we present a snap shot of one of the most popular US work visa options for teachers – the J1 Visa. The J1 Visa […]

USA Internship Visa:

Introduction Many employers often get concerned about employing foreign students and graduates as interns because they are unsure of what the related obligations will be. Contrary to any fears, employing foreign students and graduates as interns is not as difficult as many employers think. My Case Scenario Linda Linda, an HR Manager at a California-based […]