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FAQs on Medical Exams for Immigration

By Nikita St. Amour Filing for US immigration can be a complex process. There are many moving parts to an immigration application, and one of those parts may seem unexpected: the medical exam. The information below addresses many FAQs we’ve rec… Read More
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Big Changes for Covid-Related Travel Requirements!

President Biden has recently issued a new Presidential Proclamation that rescinds geographic Covid travel bans. Instead, beginning November 8th 2021, there will be Covid vaccination requirements for international air travelers to the US. The new Proc… Read More
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What is a certified copy of a birth certificate or other document?

USCIS and the US Department of State often require original documents or certified copies of certain documents for immigration processing. The specific documents you need depend on what you are applying for and where. Many clients ask what it means t… Read More
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Do You Really Need My Birth Certificate for the Green Card Application?

When a foreign national is applying for permanent residence in the US, whether through consular processing or through adjustment of status in the US, a copy (and original) of the foreign national’s birth certificate is generally required. We list t… Read More
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Social Media & Immigration: Harmful or Helpful?

In the aftermath of the San Bernardino shooting a few months ago, amid questions surrounding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) visa screening process, a number of news sources published articles discussing DHS’ “secret” policy prohi… Read More
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Twelve Ways to Prepare for Reform Even if You are "Legal"

Immigration Reform – and Government Slowdowns – Ahead! START NOW TO AVOID THE DELAYS! Immigration reform is coming! No one knows for sure what form it will take, but one thing is for sure – it will drastically increase the workload of the U… Read More
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Traveling Over the Holidays? Five Tips for Stress-Less Visa Stamping

With the upcoming holiday season, many foreign nationals are making plans to visit home over the holidays. While we can’t do anything about stress created by long airport lines or visiting the in-laws, we offer the following tips to reduce visa sta… Read More
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US Consulate in China Launches Streamlined Visa Processing!

Streamline and immigration are not two words you commonly hear in the same sentence, at least not about visa processing. However, the US consulate in China has launched a new program to expedite the processing of applications for visa renewals by wai… Read More
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