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  • Renewing a Green Card

    Learn what's involved in renewing your green card / permanent resident card, including costs, forms, and schedules.

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  • How to apply for an immigration visa

    This guide explains the immigrant visa application process, including application requirements, steps to apply, and what to do next.

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  • How to Obtain a B-2 Travel Visitor Visa

    Travel Visitor Visa For citizens of foreign countries attempting to enter the United States as temporary visitors for pleasure, it is generally required that they obtain a B-2, or "visitor" visa. Travelling into the U.S. for pleasure can cover a wide variety of possible reasons,...

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  • How to Apply for Asylum in the US

    Learn how the United States defines asylum, as well as what steps you need to go through before you can become an asylee.

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  • How to Use Electronic Immigration Forms

    The office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now providing electronic filing for certain immigration benefits. This allows people to apply for immigrant benefits from anywhere with a secure internet connection and pay their fees with a credit card o...

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  • How To Get a Temporary Work Visa

    For those who wish to work temporarily in the United States, there are a number of different work visas you can apply for. You will need a specific visa based on the type of work you will be performing and the purpose of your travel. Below is a list of the classifications of temp...

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  • B-1 Business Visa Overview and How to Qualify

    If you are working for a foreign entity and must visit the United States for business reasons, you are likely permitted to visit the U.S. with a B-1 visa. The B-1 visa is reserved for those foreign nationals who are not being paid by a U.S. company and will not receive payment by...

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  • Diversity Lottery

    The US State Department conducts an annual Diversity Visa Lottery--also called a green card lottery--which awards eligible people the chance to receive one of 50,000 immigrant visas distributed through the program each year. Winning the lottery is not a guarantee that youll recei...

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  • Visas: Ineligible classes

    Not everyone who wants a visa is eligible for one. The US State Department classifies people with certain health or behavior characteristics as ineligible and denies them entry. The classifications can get complex, and there are often exceptions, but according to the State Depart...

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  • Types of Visas

    Those from a foreign country who want to come into the United States usually need a visa to do so. There are two main types of visas: non-immigrant and immigrant. People who plan on a temporary stay need non-immigrant visas. Immigrant visas are for those who wish to live permanen...

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