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  • Can a spouse of a US citizen living abroad obtain a work visa based on the marriage only?
    Can a spouse of a US citizen living abroad obtain a work visa based on the marriage only?

    No unfortunately not. If you are coming here to work, then you would need your employer to sponsor you for a work visa. Depending on the type of work you will be doing, there might be other visas you ...

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  • Can a non-US citizen with a visa that doesn't allow employment (like J-1) apply for a work visa without leaving the country?
    Can a non-US citizen with a visa that doesn't allow employment (like J-1) apply for a work visa without leaving the country?

    An individual in J1 status who is subject to the 2 year foreign residency requirement cannot change status to another visa in the U.S. unless a waiver has been granted. This individual would have to ...

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  • Is It Permissible for a B-1/B-2 Visitor to Enroll in School in the U.S.?
    Is It Permissible for a B-1/B-2 Visitor to Enroll in School in the U.S.?

    No, in general, B-1/B-2 visa holders are not permitted to attend school in the U.S. In order to attend school, the B-1/B-2 visa holder must apply for a change of status to either an F-1 (academic ...

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  • If I'm in the U.S. on the b1 or b2 Visitor Visa, Can I Change Status to Another Visa Category or Do I Have to Leave the U.S. to Apply?
    If I'm in the U.S. on the b1 or b2 Visitor Visa, Can I Change Status to Another Visa Category or Do I Have to Leave the U.S. to Apply?

    When a person enters the U.S. in the B1 or B2 visa category and then files an application for a change of status to another non-immigrant visa category or for an adjustment of status to a green card ...

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  • Appellate Court Tackles Second Trump Travel Ban
    Appellate Court Tackles Second Trump Travel Ban

    On May 15th, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will be hearing argument for and against the new Trump travel ban - Trump's second executive order restricting travel from certain countries. Donald ...

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  • Does Giving Birth to a Child in the United States Affect One's Chance of Obtaining a Green Card / Citizenship?
    Does Giving Birth to a Child in the United States Affect One's Chance of Obtaining a Green Card / Citizenship?

    This issue is a hot topic as of late. If you google the terms “anchor babies,” you will get a lot of information. Basically, the child is a U.S. citizen but the parents do not become permanent ...

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