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  • Applying for Naturalization (Part Four)

    Do members of the Armed Forces have to submit a certified Form N-426? USCIS offices will accept an uncertified Form N-426 from veteran applicants for purposes of naturalization if all of the following conditions are met: The applicant is separated from the Armed Forces at the t...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment R-1 Religious Workers

    How does a bona fide nonprofit religious organization apply for an R-1 Religious Worker? A foreign national seeking a nonimmigrant R-1 status cannot self-petition, but must have a qualifying employer submit a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, on his or her behalf....

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment R-1 Religious Workers (Part 2)

    What is the definition of minister? Minister means an individual duly authorized by a recognized religious denomination to conduct religious worship and to perform other duties usually performed by authorized members of the clergy of that religion. What is the definition of pr...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment R-1 Religious Workers (Part 3)

    What kind of initial documentary evidence will be needed to apply for an R-1 visa or status? The bona fide nonprofit religious organization must submit documentary evidence that demonstrates the following: That the organization qualifies as a nonprofit organization in the form ...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment R-1 Religious Workers (Part 4)

    Will USCIS be conducting on-site inspections of religious organizations? Yes. USCIS announced the initiation of the Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP). The objective of ASVVP is to enhance the security and integrity of this visa classification. USCIS may...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment R-1 Religious Workers (Part 5)

    What are the compensation requirements for R-1 workers? The beneficiary of an initial petition for R-1 nonimmigrant status must be compensated either by salaried or non-salaried compensation and the petitioner must provide verifiable evidence of such compensation. If there is t...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment TN Professionals (NAFTA)

    How does a Canadian citizen apply for TN status? A Canadian citizen seeking admission as a TN nonimmigrant needs to show evidence of Canadian citizenship, a job offer letter from a U.S. employer offering a job included on the NAFTA list. The Canadian citizen may also need to pr...

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  • Hiring a Foreign National for Short-Term Employment TN Professionals (NAFTA) (Part 2)

    How can a TN nonimmigrant bring his/her family to the U.S. or change the status of family members in the U.S.? A dependent of a TN nonimmigrant will need to obtain a TD nonimmigrant classification to be admitted to the U.S. The TD applicant should apply with an immigration offi...

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  • Certificate of Naturalization

    What will happen at the naturalization ceremony? If USCIS approves your application for naturalization, you must attend a ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. USCIS will notify you by mail of the time and date of your ceremony. The notice USCIS sends yo...

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  • Alien Registration Cards and Social Security

    Adult permanent residents must carry their Permanent Resident Card. Employment authorization is an automatic part of permanent resident status. A permanent resident applying for a job in the U.S. typically just shows the employer their unrestricted Social Security card and eithe...

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