21 Sep 2017

30/60/90-Day Policy Revised on Misrepresentation and Preconceived Intent

On September 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) policy guidance to consular officers regarding "misrepresentation" under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(a)(6)(C)(i). In particular, the DOS changed its policy on when a consular officer can...

30 Aug 2017

Temporary Relief for Immigrants Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a news alert, advising stakeholders impacted by Hurricane Harvey of the immigration relief that may be available on a case-by-case basis. Some of the types of relief that may be requested include:Changing a nonimmigrant status...

24 Jul 2017

I was issued a B-1/B-2 visa a few years ago based on an invitation letter from a U.S. company that I no longer do work for. Can I use the same B-1/B-2 visa to visit my brother in the U.S.?

Answer A B visa ordinarily is not sponsored by an employer. With few exceptions, once it is issued, it may be used to request admission for business or pleasure. (24.Jul.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the...

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