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Changes To Visa Waiver Program


NYC immigration lawyer: Usually, to come to one country from another, a person would have to obtain a visa, or permission. Citizens of the United States may travel without visas to many countries, but for some countries they do need to obtain visas. Non-U.S. citizens usually have to apply for a visa before coming to the United States. However, citizens of specified by the law countries do not need visas to enter the US if they come with non-immigrant intent (do not plan to stay in the U.S. or work), and visit U.S. for a relatively short period of time (typically, no longer than 90 days). This exception is known as "Visa Waiver". Visa Waiver has its pluses (there is no need for a formal visa application) and minuses: one who enters the U.S. on a Visa Waiver cannot change his/her status to any other status (limited exceptions apply), and is subject to expedited removal in case of status violation. After the terrorist attacks in San Bernadino and Paris, the Visa Waiver Program has come under extreme scrutiny...

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Extending H1B Status After 6 Year Cap

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NYC immigration lawyer: An H1B worker may stay and work in the U.S. for a total of 6 years only. It means, that upon conclusion of the 6 -year period, the H1B holder has to leave the U.S., and will not be able to qualify for another H1B visa, unless he/she spends 1 year abroad. However, recognizing the need of the U.S. ...

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Religious Immigration: Qualifications And Requirements


NYC immigration lawyer: A worker in religious vocation may apply for an R-1 visa after a corresponding petition was filed and granted on his/her behalf. In addition, such a worker may adjust his/her status to one of a permanent resident using Special Immigrant Status Petition, I -360. Religious vocation as per USCIS is ...

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R-1 Non-immigrant Visa For Religious Workers


NYC immigration lawyer: Over time, a religious organization may encounter the need for a minister, religious worker in occupation, or religious worker in vocation who is currently stationed overseas. For religious organizations with an already established US bona fide non-profit organization the basic requirements for th...

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P Is For Performing – P Non-immigrant Visa Overview

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NYC immigration lawyer: The P Non-immigrant visa category has four (4) separate classifications, P-1, P-2, P-3 and P-4. The main distinction between O and P visa is that the P visa is limited to a specific event whether it be a competition, sports season, tour, exhibition, a performance even. This limitation does not li...

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Our NYC lawyers are focused on US immigration and speak your language! We connect with our clients the way they choose it at the time they choose it. You could benefit from our flexible payment options and a friendly, ready to serve you team of experienced New York immigration lawyers to support your needs, including transportation and travel arrangements, document collection, translation and interpretations, apostile, notary public, and services in the countries overseas (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Israel, Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, China, Taiwan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, India, Pakistan).

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Our US immigration lawyers share their knowledge about immigration or the corresponding legal matter with our clients and help them to get acquainted with the US immigration process; New York lawyers provide support in collecting the legal documents necessary for your immigration; New York immigration lawyers connect the clients with a network of specialists; always answer the phone or return a phone call within 2 hours; our New York lawyers are easy and fast to reach by email and text messages; get prepared for the interviews and appearances by experienced lawyers, explaining your every step and stage of the US immigration process; our attorneys will provide regular updates on the cases and issues we work on.

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Alena Shautsova is the only Russian speaking attorney who is a member of the NYSBA Special Committee on Immigration Representation in New York. New York Lawyer with a Superb ( the highest) rating on one of the most credible attorney ranking systems Over the course of her career as a immigration lawyer in New York Ms. Shautsova has handled over a hundred marriage petitions, appeals, adjustment of status applications, employment based petitions and waivers. She successfully represented clients at the asylum hearings and interviews; cancellation of removal hearings and marriage interviews.

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Law firm of Alena Shautsova in the News

Russian Applications For U.S. Asylum Skyrocket In 2015

Radio Free Europe / By Carl Schreck / November 04, 2015

City Bid for Immunity for Officers' Grand Jury Appearance Is Denied

John CaherNew / York Law Journal / 08-01-2012

A recent U.S. Supreme Court holding that grand jury witnesses are entitled to absolute immunity from a civil rights action will not shield a police officer accused of malicious prosecution where the officer initiated the case by signing a criminal complaint, a federal judge in Brooklyn has held.

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