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  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: September 10, 2021

Si estás aplicando para una visa, necesitarás someterte a una entrevista en persona. Estas se llevan a cabo en las embajadas y consulados de EE.UU de tu país de origen. Como este proceso puede ser nuevo y abrumador para algunos, ayuda el entender lo que se puede esperar. Por ejemplo, saber cuáles documentos (y recibos) se necesitan, entendiendo que es probable que te tomen huellas dactilares hará que todo sea más fácil. Cuando tienes una idea sólida de lo que se espera, puedes centrarte en la entrevista y obtener tu visa. Embajadas y consulados Estos edificios son autoridades de un país que se representan en otro. Si vives en Londres y estás tratando de obtener una visa para enseñar en Estados Unidos, debes ir a una Embajada de los Estados…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: September 9, 2021

If you are applying for a visa, you will need to undergo an in-person interview. These are conducted at US embassies and consulates in your country of origin. Because the process may be new to some and overwhelming to others, it helps to understand what to expect. For instance, knowing which papers (and receipts) to bring and realizing that you will likely be fingerprinted will make everything easier. When you have a solid idea of what to expect, you can focus on the interview and obtain your visa. Embassies & Consulates These buildings are where representatives from one country that live in another work. If you live in London and are trying to obtain a visa to teach in the US, you would go to the US Embassy in London.…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 10, 2021

Si eres nuevo en el proceso de inmigración, puede que haya una cantidad abrumadora de información disponible para ti. Si es probable que tu meta sea permanecer en el país las visas y la residencia permanente son dos (2) métodos para lograrlo. Dado a que las dos son diferentes, su uso e incluso su proceso de aplicación también será único. Diferentes tipos de visas La diferencia fundamental entre una visa y una Green Card es que la visa expira. Una Green Card es una tarjeta que alguien lleva consigo siempre para demostrar que son residentes permanentes legales de los Estados Unidos. Aunque no son ciudadanos de pleno derecho, tienen derecho a permanecer aquí y pueden mantener este estatus indefinidamente mientras aplican por la ciudadanía. Aunque las visas te permiten entrar…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 8, 2021

If you are new to the immigration process, there will be an overwhelming amount of information available to you. Your goal is likely to stay in this country. Visas and green cards are two (2) methods for achieving this. Because they are both different, their use and even the application process is going to be unique. Different Types of Visas The fundamental difference between a visa and a green card is that a visa expires. A green card is something someone carries to demonstrate they are legal permanent residents of the United States. Though they are not full-fledged citizens, they are entitled to stay here. And they can hold this status indefinitely while they apply for citizenship. Though visas allow you to enter the United States and stay here, they…Read More

What to Expect at Your Marriage-Based Green Card Interview
  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 23, 2021

In order for your foreign spouse to live, work, and pursue an education in the United States, they must obtain a marriage-based green card. The most stressful part of obtaining a green card is the interview. Immigration officials will conduct an interview to establish the validity of your marriage. They will ask a series of questions as well as look at any documents or records you’ve provided. The entire purpose of the process is to verify that the marriage isn’t a sham used to circumvent immigration laws. An evaluation of your marriage will begin the moment you step into a USCIS office. The immigration official will look at your demeanor as an individual and as a couple the entire time you are in the office. You and your spouse will…Read More

What Documents May I Need for My DACA Application?
  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 16, 2021

When you submit a DACA application, you must include evidence demonstrating that you are eligible. The documents you need may vary based on your personal background. Some documents that you will need include:   Proof of Your Identity In order to prove your identity, you must submit one of the following: Birth certificate with photo identification. Passport or I.D. from your country of origin School I.D. with photo Military I.D. with photo Any U.S. immigration document with your photo on it Proof You Came to the United States Before Your 16th Birthday In order to be eligible for DACA, you must show that you came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday. The documents you use to establish this should be dated and have been obtained in the United States.…Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 10, 2021

Es tan importante como el tema de los solicitantes de asilo, tiende a pasarse por alto en el contexto de Inmigración. Quienes viven en países extranjeros pueden sufrir amenazas y actos físicos de violencia debido a su conexión con un grupo. Hay leyes en este país que permiten el asilo a aquellos que pueden probar que viven con miedo a la persecución dentro de su país de origen. Aquellos que son victimizados y abusados por su orientación sexual o identidad de género pueden buscar asilo en América. Aplicación para el asilo Aunque este blog es principalmente sobre personas dentro de la comunidad LGBTQ, es esencial tener en cuenta qué otros grupos también pueden solicitar asilo: ● Orientación sexual e identidad de genéro. ● Afiliación politica ● Raza ● Religión ●…Read More

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Immigration Consultation
  • By: Christine Limongello
  • Published: July 9, 2021

If you have an immigration issue and you want the help of an experienced attorney, you should arrange a consultation with Serving Immigrants. At your consultation, we will discuss your issues and explore your options. There are some steps you can take prior to the consultation to get the most out of the meeting.   Gather Documents The most important thing you can do prior to your consultation is to gather all the necessary documents so you can provide copies to the attorney. These documents may include things such as your birth certificate, visas or visa applications, passports, marriage certificates, and any documents you were given when you entered the United States. If you have a criminal record, then copies of all police and court documents will be necessary.  …Read More

  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 9, 2021

As important as the subject of asylum seekers may be, it does tend to get overlooked in the context of immigration. Those who live in foreign countries may endure threats and physical acts of violence due to their connection with a group. There are laws in this country that allow asylum for those who can prove that they live in fear of persecution within their country of origin. Those who are victimized and abused because of their sexual orientation or gender identity can seek asylum in America. Applying For Asylum Though this blog is mainly about people within the LGBTQ community, it is essential to note that other groups may apply for asylum as well: ● Sexual orientation & gender identity ● Political affiliation ● Race ● Religion ● Nationality…Read More

FAQs About T Visas
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: June 18, 2021

In 2000, Congress created the T nonimmigrant visa to help combat human trafficking and provide some immigration relief to individuals who had been trafficked into the United States.   What is a T Visa? The T visa is a type of immigration relief allowing survivors of human trafficking and their family members to temporarily remain and work in the United States. The T visa can be a path to a green card down the road.   Why Should Someone Apply for a T Visa? A T visa allows for four years of lawful immigration status and employment authorization. If the T visa holder meets eligibility, they may be able to apply for a green card. T visa holders may be eligible for federal refugee benefits, which include cash assistance, food…Read More

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