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O-1 Visas for Photographers and Cinematographers

A client of mine, Still Motion Ltd. posted a guest blog I wrote on the best categories of evidence photographers and cinematographers use to obtain their O-1 visas to work in the U.S.  Check out that article by CLICKING HERE or going to the post directly at: http://stillmotionblog.com/2013/07/30/get-a-visa/

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Naturalization Requirements: Continuous Residence

Another key requirement for naturalization in the United States is that the applicant be physically present in the U.S. for thirty months within the five year period before applying, OR, in the case of qualified spouses of U.S. citizens, physically present in the U.S. for eighteen months within the three year period before applying.  This […]

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Naturalization Requirements: Physical Presence

Another key requirement for naturalization in the United States is that the applicant be physically present in the U.S. for thirty months within the five year period before applying, OR, in the case of qualified spouses of U.S. citizens, physically present in the U.S. for eighteen months within the three year period before applying.  This […]

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TN Visa as a Management Consultant for Canadians

As a U.S. lawyer based in Toronto, Canada for 10 years, I have prepared the paperwork on many, many TN visa petitions, particularly in the management consultant category.  Canadians seeking to work in the U.S. as management consultants frequently enlist the services of experienced TN lawyers because the management consultant category is the most heavily […]

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R-1 Religious Worker Visa — Site Visit Requirement

The November 26,2008 final regulations governing Religious Worker visas require (among other things) that the sponsoring organization be subject to a site inspection before a petition can be approved, where the petitioner has never been subject to a site visit before.  As a result of this requirement, in many cases it is no longer possible […]

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How Can I Maintain my Permanent Resident Status While Living Abroad?

United States Permanent Resident (PR) Status requires the holder of such status to have her “permanent” or primary residence in the United States.  Therefore, if a PR is considering leaving the United States to take up residence in another country for at least one year she is at risk of losing her PR status.  In fact, an […]

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Does a DUI Conviction Render an Alien Inadmissible to the United States?

A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction does not render an applicant for entry to the United States (either immigrant or non-immigrant) inadmissible, as a DUI is NOT considered a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212(a)(2) relating to criminal acts. Only Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude or Drug-related charges will […]

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Denied Entry to the United States for being an Intending Immigrant?

In my practice I consistently receive calls from people who have been denied entry to the United States.  They are generally denied entry for one of a few possible reasons.  The most common reason is that the applicant is suspected of being an intending immigrant but lacks an immigrant visa.  Being an intending immigrant without […]

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Expedited Removal and Fraud Charge

Q: I prepared my own TN visa application and applied for the visa yesterday at the U.S./Canadian border. After an in-depth interview, extensive internet research on the part of the officer and supervisor, and a lengthy delay, I was told that my paperwork was fraudulent. Needless to say, I did not get the TN visa […]

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Are there any non-immigrant work visas available to salespeople?

Q:  I am a Canadian citizen and have been a sales person for 15 years.  I’ve been offered a job in the United States selling cars and trucks.  Which work visa do I qualify for? A:  Unfortunately, based on the scenario presented, it doesn’t appear that you qualify for any work visa.  In nearly all […]

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