Category Archives: Visitor Visa

Immigrating to the United States After Trump Won The Election

The U.S. election stunned the world. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, I don’t think anybody expected Trump to win as resoundingly as he did. I’ve already gotten dozens of emails from former, current and prospective clients asking, “how does this affect my immigration options to the United States?” The short-term answer is […]

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Options for Brazilians to Immigrate to the United States

As we head into summer, Brazil should be giddy with anticipation about the Rio Olympics.  However, the spiraling economy, violence, and Zika outbreak has instead caused many around the world to think twice about traveling to Brazil.  It has also caused many Brazilians to consider their options on moving to another country, including the United […]

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United States Issuing Multiple Entry Visitor and Business Visas to Chinese Citizens

Effective November 12, 2014, the United States will begin issuing multiple-entry visitor visas up to ten (10) years for citizens of the People’s Republic of China. These visas would allow Chinese citizens to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2). Chinese citizen students and exchange visitors may also be issued multiple-entry […]

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Entering the United States on a Visitor Visa

Visiting the United States Every year, millions of people from all over the world visit the United States for pleasure, personal or business reasons. Generally, any applicant seeking to visit the United States must show that: • The purpose of the trip is for temporary business or pleasure • The visit is for a specific […]

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Are Canadians eligible for provincial health benefits after moving to the United States?

As an immigration attorney with a substantial number of Canadian clients, I am often asked what happens to their healthcare benefits once they leave their respective provinces and move to the United States. The answer depends on several factors, including: which province they were residing in, how long they plan to remain in the United […]

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B-2 visas for household members of non-immigrant visas

On August 17, 2011, the USCIS issued a policy memorandum allowing a “household member” of a principal non-immigrant to extend or to change status to a visitor/B-2 visa. “In some circumstances, elderly parents, cohabitating nonimmigrant partners, and other household members of principal nonimmigrants may be ineligible for derivative status. For purposes of this memorandum, a […]

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Denied a B-2 visitor visa to the United States?

It’s summertime and that means tens of thousands of people from all over the world are flying into the United States for vacation. Whether it be Disneyland in Southern California, the Statue of Liberty in New York, or the beaches of Miami, make no mistake – it’s tourist season. Most of us take for granted […]

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B-1 and B-2 Visitor Visas

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain an appropriate visa. The most common visa for visitors is the B visa. This applies to people entering the United States temporarily for business (B-1), or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2). B-1: What does “business” mean? In […]

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