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COVID Vaccination Requirements for US Ports of Entry

January 27, 2022
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Air Travel Beginning November 8, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation requiring that all non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States by air must provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Land and Sea Beginning January 22, 2022, DHS also requires that non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the US by land or ferry must…

COVID Vaccinations: US Immigration, Travel Restrictions

January 11, 2022
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The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for the age-appropriate, general US population. Consequently, immigration applicants to the US now require COVID-19 vaccinations. Therefore, applicants must be fully vaccinated, except in certain circumstances. Also, separate rules apply at US ports of entry. Immigration Waivers for COVID-19…

B2 Visa application while K1 Visa in process

December 10, 2021
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Dangers of the B visitor visa Application Q: Hi Tami, My fiancé and her brother have an interview for tourist visas next week in Bogotá, Colombia. They applied for this visa before we filed for her fiancée visa. She believes that one of a handful of questions the Embassy officer will ask…

Green Card Holder Working Outside US, but Returning to the US on Weekends

December 6, 2021
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Works in Canada During the Week Q: My family and I live in the US, but I have a job offer in Canada. I will work in Canada Monday through Friday and come home to my family in the US on weekends. Can I take the job without problems? A: You likely can take the…

Adam Walsh Act Immigration No Risk Determinations

October 19, 2021
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Handout at the NARSOL Convention: Houston, TX 10/8/21 What Likely Makes a Successful AWA no risk Submission? Title IV of the Adam Walsh Act Statute U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are barred from filing a petition to immigrate a foreign family member if that petitioner was convicted of a specified…

Q&A: Expedited US Tourist Visa

September 27, 2021
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Question: Hi Allan,  Art and Charis urgently need their niece, Mina, to come to the US from the Philippines in order to help with the birth and care of twins being born this month.  Charis is about to give birth.  Currently, the US consulate in the Philippines has suspended visa…

Q&A: Divorce outside the Philippines

September 24, 2021
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Question Fatima found out yesterday that the already re-scheduled hearing for annulment that was to take place on June 21 has been postponed – this time evidently due to a resurgence of COVID-19. This makes the 5th time the meeting between the judge and her attorney has been re-scheduled. Supposedly, the…

COVID Vaccinations for USA Immigration

September 18, 2021
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The U.S. government views COVID vaccinations to be a public good in preventing social diseases. Consequently, foreigners must be vaccinated in order to obtain US immigration benefits such as visas and green cards. US citizens and those who already have green cards do not fall under this requirement. A waiver of…

Kabul Consulate Dispatch

August 26, 2021
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A dispatch from the Kabul consulate instructs that US immigrant visa applicants should continue monitoring government websites, including the US Department of State website, for updated information. Family and Employment Visas The US Department of State is redirecting immigrant visas pending at the Kabul consulate. This covers CR visas based…

Afghan Airlift

August 25, 2021
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A group of volunteers is helping US citizens and Afghan SIV applicants depart Afghanistan. https://www.alliedairlift21.org/ It is unclear whether this volunteer group can help those with US immigrant visas in process. You may want to contact the organization to learn more. Call for Assistance Consider a licensed, professional immigration legal representative…

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