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Hendrik Tjaart J Pretorius

Hendrik Pretorius’s Legal Guides

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  • Visa Stamp v. I-94

    There is often a misunderstanding between the purpose and meaning of the dates provided on a person’s I-94 and the visa stamp placed in ones passport. People sometimes get themselves in trouble based on this misunderstanding as they believe the dates on the visa stamp determine how long they are all

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  • Asylum Overview

    This guide is intended to provide an overview of the affirmative asylum process.

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  • O-1 Visa: Comprehensive Guide

    Understanding the O-1 Visa To understand the O-1 Visa, it is important to realize that it is considered a non-immigrant visa. This means that it is not designed to directly provide the person holdin

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  • Investor Based Green Card Petition: U.S. Immigration Option EB-5

    EB-5 Investor Based Green Card Category If you are in search of a route to a green card and are able to invest a sum of money between $500,000 and $1 million for a period of time into a regionally approved investment center or your own business, as discussed below, you might be ...

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  • Immigration Law: Hague Adoption Basics

    Accredited Adoption Service Provider Choose an Accredited Adoption Service Provider - These agencies are mostly charged with helping collect the dossier of documents, help with placement of children

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  • Understanding the 3 and 10 Year Immigration Bars

    Unlawful Presence As defined in the appropriate immigration regulations, an alien is deemed to be unlawfully present in the U.S. after the expiration of the period of authorized stay or is present in

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  • How to Bring Your Foreign Born Fiancee or Spouse over to the U.S.

    Which K visa category do I fall under? The first type, the K-1 visa is intended for a fiancé(e) of a United States Citizen who is currently abroad and wishes to enter the U.S.A. to get married. T

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  • How to Make Sense of the Various Family Based Immigrant Categories

    What is a Preference Category? When preparing a family based immigrant (green card) petition for a family member there are various categories in which the family member may fall. The importance in un

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  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa: Trainee Program Background

    What is a J visa? A J visa is a visa referred to as an Exchange Visitor Visa. This visa is intended for those with non-immigrant intent who wish to enter to participate in Trainee or Internship type

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  • O-1 Visa Information - Application of the O-1 Visa and its Standards

    Basic Intent of the O-1 Visa Category As a brief introduction, the O-1 visa category is intended for persons in various fields, as discussed below, who have attained a level of expertise in their fie

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