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Do I need a B1 Visa if I am a Canadian?

A common question we are asked frequently at our immigration law firm is whether someone who is traveling to the United States for work purposes requires a B1 business visitor visa for the United States or whether they require a United States work permit. Answering this question yourself can be difficult, as it is not […]

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Applying for a US Visa from India Got Easier… Or Did It?

A new website has been developed to facilitate payment and appointment schedules for the US embassy in India. For the first time, applicants can now schedule payments and appointments online or over the phone, as well as get their questions answered online or over the phone. What will be the results of this new system […]

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What To Do Before You Embark On Your Cruise to the US

Going on a cruise to the US is, without a doubt, one of the most fun experiences you can ever have. There is nothing better than getting on a ship, letting loose, and forgetting all the worries of the world. You can chill by the poolside, enjoy parties at night, go sightseeing — there are […]

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US Entry Case Resolved

Dear Mira,   Just want to inform you that I was in the US during this last long weekend and everything went smooth at the border, so I guess they made the proper corrections regarding my file, therefore I want take this occasion to thank you for the great job performed on my case and I […]

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Sex Workers Attending 2012 AIDS conference Denied US Visa

After hundreds of frustrated sex workers, who were seeking to enter the United States to participate in the 2012 International AIDS conference, have been denied US visas by immigration officers, they started conducting their own meeting in Calcutta India on Saturday in protest against the refusal. Sex Worker Participants The seven-day event in the Eastern […]

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3 Ways to Obtain Humanitarian Parole for US Entry

Humanitarian parole allows an individual, who is inadmissible, to enter into the United States for a limited period of time on grounds of compelling situations. The grant of parole is strictly regulated, and the Parolees are not necessarily provided with any immigration benefits.   Grant of Humanitarian Parole The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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US Congress will look at improving US Visa Process

Senator says America needs to make it easier for tourists to get United States visas In 2010, the Travel Promotion Act was enacted to attract more tourists and visitors to the United States. But for some, the process of getting a United States visa takes far too long. “It doesn’t do much good to promote […]

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Pop Star Faces possible US visa application denial

Prior assault charge could affect US visa application British singer and television singing competition “X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole is facing the possible denial of her US visa application because of an assault charge from seven years ago, according to the Daily Mail. According to the British newspaper, in 2003 Cole punched a bathroom attendant […]

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US Visitor Visa for Canadian Permanent Resident

My wife and I live in the U.S. She has been having health issues (Cancer) diagnosis in March 2009. She has a niece that is has been in Canada since September 2006. Her niece is currently waiting for her Canadian Permanent Resident Card. She would like to come to the U.S. to help out with […]

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I overstayed my Visa in the USA. How can I now Return to the US?

Q. I came to USA in 2001 on B1/B2 visa along with my wife and a son. My second son was born in the USA in 2003. I had applied for my Canada Permanent Residence  and we all came to Canada by car in May 2009. I overstayed my Visa in the USA. Now, all […]

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US Visa Denied Many Times for UK Citizen.

Q. We have been visiting the United States since 2003. Because we are United Kingdom nationals, we have been visiting the United States of America under the Visa Waiver Program. Since our visit, we have not violated our terms of visit under the visa waiver program. We just come visiting and then go home. We […]

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Do Canadian Permanent Residents Require US Visitor Visas to Cross into the US?

If you are a Canadian Permanent resident and not a Canadian citizen, you may require a visa to enter the USA depending on what country you are from. For instance, if you are a Canadian PR from India, you will need to apply for a US Visitor Visa whereas if you are from, say, the […]

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