Other Immigration Matters

There are countless avenues to immigrate to the United States including student visas, visitor exchange visas, asylum, deferred action. Read more to see if any of these fit your specific situation.

Other Immigration Matters Articles

  • migrant vs immigrant

    Migrant vs. Immigrant and Refugee vs. Asylee: Which One Are You?

    Published on November 07, 2021

    It’s important to know how the government defines you when attempting to come to the United States. For example, what’s the difference between a migrant vs. immigrant or asylee vs. refugee? Is there a difference? For legal purposes, ignore all other sources for definitions and go straight to the Department of Homeland Security (DOH). Since…

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    How to Show Proof of U.S. Domicile for Immigration

    Published on October 25, 2021

    Proof of U.S. domicile is one of the requirements for a successful  I-864 Affidavit of Support submission. If you are unable to provide proof of U.S. domicile, you may be rejected as a petitioner. In this post, we’ll explore examples of proof of U.S. domicile and the documents required to establish proof of domicile. What…

  • visa reciprocity fee

    How Visa Reciprocity Works in the United States

    Published on October 18, 2021

    There are quite a few fees required when trying to obtain a U.S. visa. Visa reciprocity, sometimes also called visa insurance, is a fee that some individuals from certain countries/areas have to pay when their visa application is approved. Since not all non-immigrant applicants are required to pay this fee, and it sometimes changes, always…

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    What is Class of Admission?

    Published on October 11, 2021

    You may have seen the words Class of Admission on various immigration-related documents (such as Form I-90 or Form I-131) if you are trying to apply for a green card renewal or replace a lost card.  Your Class of Admission is basically used to describe the visa category in which you were admitted into the…

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    How to Write an Invitation Letter for U.S. Visa

    Published on October 05, 2021

    Were you asked to write a visa invitation letter by a relative or friend seeking a U.S. nonimmigrant tourist visa? While not a requirement, an invitation letter for a U.S. visitor visa, written by a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, can be a good addition to the visa application.  It can be helpful because…

  • police certificate immigration

    How to Get a Police Certificate for Immigration Clearance

    Published on September 30, 2021

    If you seek a family green card or marriage green card from overseas, one of the requirements is to obtain and submit a police certificate for immigration clearance. The purpose of the police certificate is for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to get an overview of your criminal background (if any) including any arrests and…

  • Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request

    G-639 Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request

    Published on September 21, 2021

    Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request (FOIA), is used to request USCIS immigration records (for yourself or someone else with their permission) as well as agency policies, data, and other types of records. Before using USCIS FOIA Form G-639 to request documents, you should check to ensure that USCIS has not already added them…

  • USCIS ombudsman

    USCIS Ombudsman | Requesting Help Guide

    Published on September 14, 2021

    The Ombudsman is an independently operated organization within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that helps individuals and employers with issues or problems related to their immigration case with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This arm of the Department of Homeland Security also takes measures to pinpoint systemic issues within USCIS and make suggestions…