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Category Archives: Visas

What Are Extraordinary Ability Visas?

The Hollywood film and television industries are important engines of economic productivity for the United States, and thanks to the advent of digital video streaming services, this sector is busier than ever. Original content has proven to be very popular for companies such as Netflix, which has produced quite a few miniseries starring foreign actors. …Read More

DHS Designates Poland as a Visa Waiver Program Country

There’s good news for travelers who hold passports from the Republic of Poland. According to an official press release issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), individuals who are Polish citizens were able to start enjoying the benefits of the Visa Waiver Program on November 11th, 2019. A statement made by Kevin …Read More

New Social Media Disclosure Requirements for U.S. Visa Applications

According to a new U.S. policy that started in late May, foreigners who wish to obtain visas to enter the United States are expected to disclose information associated with their online social media accounts. The State Department’s visa application website now includes a section with a drop-down menu that lists more than a dozen social …Read More

Can a U.S. Tourist Visa (B-2) Be Denied? [Infographic]

Whether it’s for pleasure or for medical treatment, people outside the U.S. can obtain a temporary tourist visa, which is in category B-2. However, these visas aren’t always guaranteed. The trusted San Diego immigration attorneys at KS Visa Law have put together the following infographic explaining a few of the most common reasons someone’s U.S. …Read More

How to Read the Monthly Visa Bulletin Published by the USCIS

Outside of visas intended for tourism, the numbers of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas issued by the United States Department of State are numerically limited. Federal law directs this agency to work with the Department of Homeland Security to calculate the maximum number of visas, and the per-country limits established by this calculation are based on …Read More

In 2017, More Than 600,000 Foreigners to the U.S. Overstayed Their Visas

While United States President Donald Trump continues to beg Congress for funding of his border wall campaign promise, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that more than 600,000 individuals who legally entered the country in 2017 overstayed their visas, thereby making them undocumented immigrants. The DHS report is not surprising. The reality of immigration …Read More

How to Obtain a Visa to Study in the United States

Of all the visa programs made available by the U.S. Department of State, the various programs for academic study and exchange enjoy the most support. The visas obtained for the purpose of studying in the U.S. are all in the non-immigrant category, and there are four different types. F Student Visas Any learning activity undertaken …Read More

Understanding the United States Diversity Visa Lottery Program

After a deadly terrorist attack resulted in the deaths of eight people in New York, U.S. President Donald Trump posted a Twitter update that signaled his intention to terminate the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, more commonly known as the “visa lottery.” It so happens that Sayfullo Saipov, the prime suspect in the aforementioned attack, was …Read More

New I-94 Website Feature Reminds Travelers of Departure Date

People who enter the United States on a non-immigrant basis are expected to comply with the provisions of their visas, particularly regarding their I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. Failure to exit the U.S. on or before the day indicated on the I-94 document, which is the maximum length of time according to their visa, could complicate future …Read More

Who Can Acquire an Extraordinary Ability Visa?

Albert Einstein, one of the brightest minds the world has ever known, is a famous example of someone whose extraordinary ability provided a path to United States immigration. He was born in Germany before the Third Reich, was visiting the U.S. when Hitler assumed power, and made the wise decision to stay. These days, the …Read More

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