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Wendy Renee Whitt

Wendy Whitt’s Legal Guides

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  • I’m a gay U.S. citizen, can I request a fiance visa for my boyfriend?

    Congratulations on your engagement! Under the recentSupreme Court ruling on DOMA, you can now petition for a fiance visa, orK-1 visa, allowing for your boyfriend to enter the U.S. in order to marry you. If your boyfriend is not already present in the U.S., the fianc visa is the ...

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  • How Do I Get a Reentry Permit?

    Difficulty finding work in the U.S. and the long waiting periods to reunite families causes many green card holders to leave the U.S. A reentry permit allows you to apply for admission to the United States after traveling abroad for up to 2 years without having to obtain a return...

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  • How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration?

    Because Congress was unable to resolve the budgetary deadlock, the U.S. federal government has been shutdown. Certain agencies will cease operations, and immigration cases may be delayed. We will be contacting each of our clients directly over the next few days to let you know ho...

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  • Can I Renew My Green Card?

    A valid green card is necessary to ensure your ability to live, work and travel in the U.S. You should renew your green card if it is either expired or will expire in the next six months. You should be aware that the Department of Homeland Security uses the renewal process as an ...

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  • Refugee Travel Document FAQs

    If you are a refugee or asylee and want to travel outside the United States, you need a Refugee Travel Document. In most cases, you may use the Refugee Travel Document for travel in place of a passport. Below are several frequently asked questions about Refugee Travel Documents.

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  • H-3 Training Visa Overview

    The H-3 nonimmigrant visa category is for an alien coming temporarily to the United States astraineeto receive training, other than graduate or medical education training, that is not available in the aliens home country. H-3 visas are a good alternative to J-1 Exchange Visas if ...

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  • How to Avoid Green Card Lottery Scams

    Beware E-mail "Notifications" Diversity Visa Lottery winners are never notified by e-mail. Don't Transfer Money Never transfer money to anyone who e-mails you claiming that you have won the Diversity

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  • Top Tips for Holiday Travel Outside the U.S.

    Travel Documents for Refugees and Asylees Refugees and asylees require Refugee Travel Documents in order to travel outside the U.S. and be readmitted. In most cases, a refugee or asylee should use th

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  • Refugees and Asylee Follow to Join

    If you entered the United States as a refugee within the past two years or were granted asylee status within the last two years, certain family members may be able to join you in the U.S. You may petition for refugee or asylee status for these family members: 1. Spouses 2. Child...

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  • Sponsoring a Brother or Sister for a Green Card: How Long Does it Take?

    If you are a United States citizen and at least 21 years old, you may bring your brother or sister to live and work in the USA as permanent resident (green card holder). Once your case for a brother or sister is approved, your relative must wait until a visa number can be obtaine...

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