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USA Visa Denial And Waivers

07 September 2021

Author: US Immigration Waiver Lawyer  Alena Shautsova What can be more exciting than after months, perhaps years of waiting, document collection, and hundreds of dollars in filing fees is to finally attend your US visa interview? The only thing that can beat this excitement and thrill, would be a deep disappointment if one’s visa application i ...

Treaty Investor’s Visa: A Way To Come And Work In The USA

16 August 2021

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps her clients to qualify for US Immigration benefits. One of the ways a person may come, live and work in the US if the person qualifies for a treaty investor’s visa. This is treaty investor’s E visa is different from an EB-5 permanent resident visa program ...

U Visa Certification: Who May Sign The Certification Form

02 August 2021

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to determine the right Immigration relief they may apply for. One of the possible grounds for a legal status in the US that is available for pretty much any non-citizen, is a U visa or status for victims of a crime. General requirements in ...

Immigration Reform: Amnesty Or Crisis?

10 February 2021

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Biden began his term with swift action to alter the state of the immigration system of the United States. After passing executive orders and sending prospective legislation to Congress, the administration already has a migration crisis on its hands. Last week the Dream Act hit the floor of the House ...

H-1B Visa Rule: Petitions By Value Not Values

11 January 2021

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova Alena Shautsova, NYC Immigration lawyer helps clients to obtain US visas, assists with petitioning process, green card process and more. The U.S. Department for Homeland Security has published a rule which will see a drastic change to the way H-1B petitions are dealt with. Currently, a ‘lottery’ system go ...

The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Upheld Trump’s Healthcare Immigration Ban

08 January 2021

Author: NYC Immigraiton Lawyer Alena Shautsova On December 31, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld President Trump’s proclamation to bar migrants without approved healthcare insurance from entry to the United States - Doe #1 v Trump. Why such a decision came about? How we can explain it to our clients and their family memb ...

Visa Bond: New Rule For Non-Immigrant US Visa Applicants

26 November 2020

Author: US Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova US Department of State announced a new temporary final rule: US visa applicants from certain countries will have to pay a ...bond! In order to qualify for a visa and be able to come to the US for short-time visits. Let’s see how will be affected and for how long: The new rule comes into effect ...

Your Social Media Now Will Be Reviewed By Consul

10 June 2019

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova Recently, the US government added a new question to the non-immigrant and immigrant visa application forms: the question invites you to share the email addresses and social media accounts you used for the past five years. Note that only the names of the accounts/profiles are required, not the passwords. ...

New Change Of Status I-539 Form

08 April 2019

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova A person who is in the United States in lawful status may wish to change that status, for example, from a tourist to a student, or to extend that status, for example, to stay in the US and travel longer or to continue his/her education. In such cases, a person has to file a special form I-539 and submit a ...

214(b) Visa Refusal: Can Legal Net Help?

05 February 2019

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova 214(b) denial of the US visa application is one of the most common reasons why a person cannot enter the US. This denial may be caused because a consul determined that a person has an immigrant intent while applied for a non-immigrant visa, or because the person failed to meet requirements for a visa:   a ...

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