The K-1 Visa: Physical Meeting Requirement

Those applying for K-1 visa benefits using the I-129f petition are generally required to have physically met in person within 2 years of filing the petition.

Trump Executive Order May Result in Slower Visa Application Processing

A newly promulgated executive order will likely see visa application processing take longer in a non-immigrant context.

The Function of the US Embassy in the US Visa Process

The Department of State (and the US Embassies and Consulates under that department's jurisdiction) plays a key role in processing US visa applications.

The US Visa Process: What Is USCIS?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) plays a key role in adjudicating US immigration petitions.

US Visa Thailand: Can Visa Approval Be Guaranteed?

In American immigration matters it is impossible to predict with certainty what the outcome of a given case will be. Therefore, those offering guaranteed should be scrutinized heavily.

US Visa and Immigration Law: What Is The National Visa Center?

The National Visa Center (NVC) is an organ of the Department of State tasked with acting as a document collector and clearing house for visa petitions and applications.

American Visa and Immigration Process: What is USCBP?

The United States Customs and Border Protection Service plays a key role in the immigration process, albeit not an immediate one.

US Visa and Immigration Policy: Extreme Vetting and the DS-5535

The Trump administration's "extreme vetting" protocols require the compilation of a new form: the DS-5535.

I-601 Waivers for Fraud and Misrepresentation

A finding of a legal ground of inadmissibility to the USA on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation is a serious matter. An I-601 waiver may be the remedy.

Legal Grounds of Inadmissibility and I-601 Waivers for Prostitution

A finding by a US Embassy Consular Officer that a visa applicant has engaged in prostitution is a legal grounds of inadmissibility to the USA. In some cases, a remedy to the inadmissibility may be achieved through use of an I-601 waiver.