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Immigration Dictionary

  • I
    Visa:
    An I Visa is one that is given to non immigrants to the United States. It is provided to those who are considered bona fide foreign nationals of another country and are serving as representatives of the press, film, radio or other forms of foreign media. These individuals must obtain this type of documentation in order to enter the United States to allow them to produce documentaries or other newsworthy events. Individuals such as film crews, employees of independent production companies, reporters, video tape editors and personals who fall into similar areas may qualify for this type of non immigrant visa. In order to quality, the media outlet that is being represented should have an office within their home country. [ more ]
  • I
    -102:
    The I-102 form is a United States non immigration form. This type of form is necessary for those who are applying for a replacement or an initial nonimmigrant arrival or departure record. Those who need to file a new or a replacement of Form 1 94 or form 1 95 will need to complete this specific immigration form. Those who were not issued a Form 1 94 at admission into the United States or those who are filing this application alongside an application of stay or change of status must complete the form in detail to quality. This application is also able to be in use to correct inaccurate information on previous forms filed. [ more ]
  • I
    -102:
    The I-102 form is a United States non immigration form. This type of form is necessary for those who are applying for a replacement or an initial nonimmigrant arrival or departure record. Those who need to file a new or a replacement of Form 1 94 or form 1 95 will need to complete this specific immigration form. Those who were not issued a Form 1 94 at admission into the United States or those who are filing this application alongside an application of stay or change of status must complete the form in detail to quality. This application is also able to be in use to correct inaccurate information on previous forms filed. [ more ]
  • I
    -129:
    The I-129 form is one required by the United States immigration services for those who are looking for a non-immigrant visa that allows them to work within the United States. This particular type of visa is designed for those who are filling temporary positions in the United States through a United States employer. These foreign workers are generally within the service and labor sectors, though this visa may also be used for those who are in need of training (on behalf of the employer.) This particular petition is also used for an extension of stay or a change of status for some non-immigrants. Generally, those who fulfill the terms of the visa will need to leave the country at that point. [ more ]
  • I
    -129 Supplement 1:
    The United States requires individuals who enter the country to have the necessary legal right to be here, including those who wish to work within the country. The I-129 Supplement 1 is a specialized form in which the employer is petitioning for a foreign worker to come to the United States on a temporary basis in order for them to provide services or labor, or to receive specialized training. The supplemental portion of this document is required when there are more than one person that is being included in the same petition. Employees may only remain in the country for a limited amount of time. The employer must be based in the United States in order to qualify for this type of visa form. [ more ]
  • I
    -129E:
    The I-129E is a type of form for individuals to gain entrance into the United States. This non-immigrant visa is designed to allow United States based employers to bring in foreign workers from another country where there is a need that United States workers cannot fulfill, or when the foreign employer needs training in the United States. The I-129E is similar to the 1-129 although it allows for electronic filing of the immigration form. The form must be completed in total in order to be used within the application process. The employer must file the I-129E form, rather than the employee filing the form. The visa offers a limited time in which the individual may remain in the United States. [ more ]
  • I
    -129F:
    The United States Immigration Department's I-129F form is used to petition to bring a fianc� into the country, and that person's children to the United States for the purpose of marriage. In addition, this form may be used in conjunction with the K 3 or K 4 visas to allow for the spouse and the person's children to enter into the country (at least to bring the spouse's children.) Those who use this particular type of visa are in the process of obtaining their permanent resident status under the LIFE Act. The applicant must file the visa him or herself. It is necessary for this form to provide detailed information about the individual so that the application may be verified. [ more ]
  • I
    -129S:
    The United States immigration form I-129S is used for those employers who are located within the United States who wish to bring employees from outside of the country into the United States as L 1 non immigrants. These individuals are also called intra-company transferees, which means that they are already working for the company and will be transferring to the United States, usually to help improve in the company's United States affiliations. This includes those who are transferring as executives of the company, managers, specialized knowledge providers or those who are in similar employment situations. This is done under a blanket L petition. The employer must provide this petition, rather than the individual. [ more ]
  • I
    -129W:
    The United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires individuals to complete the form I-129W. This form is filed with the H 1B form for data collection and filing fee exemption. Those who may qualify for such as exclusion of fees must meet specific requirements. Generally, the H 1B visa is one in which an individual is given the ability to work within the United States because they are fulfilling a specific requirement that is otherwise unable to be filled with United States workers. The I-129W form must be completed and turned in when the H 1B documentation is submitted. Individuals are required to file this form with proper identification. [ more ]
  • I
    -130:
    Form I-130 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is a form that a United States citizen or someone that is a lawful permanent resident of the country. This form is filled out to establish that the individual has a relationship with a specific alien relative who wishes to immigrate to the United States. Each relative that is hoping to immigrate to the country must have a separate form filled out for him or her. This process is only the first step in determining the individual's ability to immigrate to the United States. Those who are considered eligible family members must wait until there is a visa number available for them to use before they can apply to be obtain an immigrant visa or to otherwise adjust their status. [ more ]
  • I
    -131:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issues form I-131. The purpose of this form is for the applicant to apply for a travel document, a refugee travel document, a reentry permit or an advance parole. Under the United States laws on immigration, the individual needs to file identification material alongside form I-131 in order to have such a form supplied to them. The form does not provide the individual with the ability to remain in the country long term, and a specific period of time limits their admittance. More so, the individual may be able to extend their stay in the United States under certain circumstances. The form may be filed as much as 120 days before the current Advance Parole document expires as well. [ more ]
  • I
    -134:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provide individuals with form 1-134 which must be completed by those who wish to gain entrance to the United States. This specific form shows that the visa applicant has sponsorship within the country already. In addition, it is an affidavit that shows that the applicant will not become public charges when they are within the United States. In order to file this particular form, called an Affidavit of Support, a sponsor from within the United States must fill out the form. A separate affidavit must be filed for each of the applicants. This is only part of the process for filing to become a resident of the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -140:
    The form, I-40 is one of the numerous forms available from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This particular form provides for individuals who wish to petition for alien worker status within the United States. The purpose is to petition for an alien worker status in order to become a permanent resident of the United States. This form is not filled out by the individual who wishes to become the permanent resident but by the employer who is providing their employment for them and wishes to allow them to stay long term. This form may be filed directly with the immigration offices locally or through electronic means. Individuals need to provide proper identification in order to obtain this documentation. [ more ]
  • I
    -17:
    The form I-17 is also known as the Student and Exchange Visitor System, or SEVIS and the Student and Exchange Visitor Program or SEVP. The SEVIS is a web-based system that maintains information on international non immigrant students and exchange visitors that are coming to the United States. Schools within this program must meet specific criteria and an application process for the student coming from a foreign country into the United States must meet specific requirements as well. The program helps to ensure students are able to study within the United States through student exchange programs and other programs. Since these students are not residents, they must apply in a similar method as any other non-immigrant does [ more ]
  • I
    -175:
    Under United States immigration law, individuals who marry a United States citizen, or other lawful resident of the country are able to become conditional citizens under the laws. However, in cases where there is legal separation or divorce, the individual may in fact lose his or her citizenship or ability to remain in the country. In order to avoid this, individuals may file form I-175. This form allows individuals to remove the conditional element from their residency to ensure that they can remain in the country independent of their spouse. In order to file this form, individuals must demonstrate their ability to financially support themselves and provide proper identification. Restrictions do apply.conditions. One of those methods is to be a conditional resident, which means that the individual is a resident of the country because they are married to another person who has gained lawful residency in the country. However, they may need to remove this conditional element from their residency for numerous reasons. To do so, fill out form I-751. This is a Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. IN doing so, the individual will become a resident of the country in his or her own right. This form must be filed in its entirety to be considered. [ more ]
  • I
    -190:
    Under United States immigration law, anyone entering the country must display proper identification showing that they are legally allowed to be in the country. There are numerous forms that document this information, based on the reason the individual is allowed to be there. One of those documents is obtained through Form I-190. This form of application is designed for non-resident alien Mexicans. It provides these individuals with a Mexican Border Crossing Card, allowing them to come into and leave the United States as necessary. In order to obtain this card, individuals must have a legal, admissible reason for traveling between the countries, such as for business. Form I-190 must be filled out and submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services completed. [ more ]
  • I
    -191:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department provides for specific forms that applicants may use to apply for citizenship or visitors rights to come into the United States. One of the forms for this is form I-191. This particular form is called the Application for Permission to Return to an Unrelinquished Domicile. The form is designed to allow applicants to provide information to the department regarding reentering the country after a time period of being outside of it. In particular, the legal permanent resident of the United States may fill out this application in order to return to their home in the United States after they have spent considerable time outside of the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -192:
    Form I-192 is one of the many immigration forms provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This particular form is one that must be filled out by an individual who wishes to enter the United States as a non-immigrant. The form is called the Application for Advanced Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant. It is for those who are aliens who have not been granted permission to enter into the country previously but would like to enter the country on a temporary basis. If an individual needs to enter the country for a short amount of time and is otherwise not approved to be in the country, this form may give him or her the legal ability to enter the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -193:
    The form I-193 is one of the forms designed for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the organization that allows individuals to enter into the United States. Anyone coming into the country must have proper legal documentation that shows that the individual is able to be in the country legally. This form is called the Application for Waiver of Passport and or Visa. It is a specific form designed for those who would like to reenter the United States but does not have the legal documentation to do so. They may not have an alien's passport or a visa to enter the country. Form I-193 allows for the individual to apply to enter the country without these documents. [ more ]
  • I
    -193:
    The form I-193 is one of the forms designed for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the organization that allows individuals to enter into the United States. Anyone coming into the country must have proper legal documentation that shows that the individual is able to be in the country legally. This form is called the Application for Waiver of Passport and or Visa. It is a specific form designed for those who would like to reenter the United States but does not have the legal documentation to do so. They may not have an alien's passport or a visa to enter the country. Form I-193 allows for the individual to apply to enter the country without these documents. [ more ]
  • I
    -212:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service provides form I-212. This particular form is called the Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States after Deportation or Removal. As the name of the form implies, those who wish to come into the United States who have been legally deported out of the country, removed otherwise or those who have voluntarily departed without an order of deportation can use this form to document such a need. In short, this form allows for their admission into the United States but places strict limitations on them doing so. The individual must meet specific qualifications to even file this particular type of application with the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -246:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a department of Homeland Security, provides form I-246. This form is also called the Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal. Individuals who are being deported to another country, usually due to legal requirements, may apply for this stay. It may be used for those who are being told to leave the country by the United States immigration offices or by a foreign country. Under this particular file, those who win it may be able to state within the United States rather than being removed or deported otherwise. This type of document does not offer a long term solution, but allows an individual to remain in the country when he or she has been told to leave. [ more ]
  • I
    -290B:
    The United States Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services use form I-290B. The form is also known as the Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit or AAU. This form is a specific type of document that provides information to the INS regarding your immigration movements. This form is used to provide notification to the INS that an individual is appealing the decision made (which is usually an adverse decision). The decision is in regards to your case with the Administrative Appeals Unit. Although this form is an application, there is no guarantee that the verdict will be ruled in your favor and it may or may not allow you to remain in the country long term. [ more ]
  • I
    -352:
    The United States Department of Homeland Security monitors the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This organization provides details and requirements on what is required to become a citizen within the country or to even visit. One of the forms used to provide information to the organization to determine eligibility to gain admittance into the country is form I-352. This particular form is called an Immigration Bond. It is a form that is used to contract with an individual who has guaranteed that an alien will meet specific requirements, such as that the alien will appear as required at a location, that the alien will not become a public charge and that the alien will leave the country by a specific time. [ more ]
  • I
    -360:
    Form I-360 under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is also called the Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant. Under the United States Department of Homeland Security, the USCIS provides guidelines for individuals who wish to enter into the country. The organization offers numerous forms with specific goals, however this form, I-360, offers special circumstance requirements to those who wish to enter. In short, the individual must fill out the form, detailing their need for entering into the country and their length of stay, and the organization will determine if they meet the special immigrant qualification requirements. Amerasian, widows and others may gain entrance if they can demonstrate their legal right to do so. [ more ]
  • I
    -361:
    Form I-361 is the Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody. This particular form is used as a formal agreement to provide the necessary financial support for a five year period of time for an Amerasian (a person who has one parent who is Asian and another that is an American). The form may also be used to petition the court for legal custody of an Amerisain child under the age of 18 years of age. The term, Amerasian, was first coined to describe a child born from an Asian woman from an American military person, though the term has loosened somewhat over the years. Individuals who have the need may file this form through the United States Citizens and Immigration Services. [ more ]
  • I
    -408:
    The Form I-408 is also called the Application to Pay Off or Discharge Alien Crew. This form is available from and submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agent, master, owner or otherwise commanding officer of a vessel or any type of aircraft uses the form. That owner is looking for authorization to pay off or discharge the crewmembers he or she has in the United States. Under United States immigration laws, no vessel or aircraft may be discharged or paid off in the country without written, prior approval and authorization through this particular form. The only exception to this are those who are admitted for lawful permanent residence. The application of this request does not guarantee that it will be provided. [ more ]
  • I
    -485:
    Under the United States immigration laws, individuals who wish to become permanent residence of the country need to file documentation and application for doing so. They must meet the qualifications to do so. Once they are able to gain admittance, form I-485 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services allows these individuals to register their status. Form I-485 is also known as the Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status. Any time that there is an adjustment in the status of residence, it must be reported to the immigration offices. Failure to do so may result in removal from the country, files or even jail time in some situations. [ more ]
  • I
    -485 Supplement A:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provide individuals with the necessary paperwork to apply for both citizenship and residency within the country. One of the forms that it provides is the I-485 Supplement A, also known as the Supplement A to Form I-485. This particular from provides the department with the information needed to adjust their residency status. It is in particular for those who need to adjust their status under the provisions of section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. In order to meet these goals, the individual must have qualifying family members or an employer petition in order to remain within the country. This formal application must be filed showing the individual's employer petition or other qualifications. [ more ]
  • I
    -485 Supplement B:
    Form I-485 Supplement B is also known as the Instructions for NACARA. The document provides you with the instructions to filling out form I-485. It specifically outlines the requirements as it relates to certain nationals of Nicaragua and Cuba. Under Form I-485, individuals who are already within the United States are looking to register their permanent residency or need to Adjust Status. It is essential for the status to be updated before the expiration of their stay. Those from Nicaragua and Cuba may have specialized conditions that allow them to remain in the United States under circumstances above and beyond those of others. I-485 Supplement B is also known as the Supplement B of form I-485. [ more ]
  • I
    -485 Supplement C:
    Those who are filing form I-485 may also need to file form I-485 Supplement C. Under immigration law, individuals who are in the country must update their status (or eligibility) to remain in the country. This is done through form I-485. However, those who are nationals of Haiti will want to fill out form I-485 Supplement C in addition. It provides for additional information and additional qualification options for those who are from Haiti specifically, and are looking to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the United States through the HRIFA laws. In order to remain in the country, individuals must ensure that applications and documentation are submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services prior to the expiration of visas or other lawful forms of residence. [ more ]
  • I
    -485 Supplement D:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provide key documentation to those who have the need to register their residency or to update their current status. Form I-485 Supplement D is also known as the LIFE Legalization Supplement to Form I-485 Instructions. This particular form provides the necessary instructions to filing out form I-485 as it relates to specific class action applications. These applicants are applying for adjustment of status pursuant to section 1104 of the LIFE Act. It may also be used for those looking for adjustment of status due to section 1503 of the LIFE Act Amendments. Under United States immigration law, individuals need to provide proof of their eligibility to remain in the United States through this process of updating status. [ more ]
  • I
    -526:
    One of the forms offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is form I-526. This particular form is called the Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. As the name implies, this form is filled out and submitted by an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States. In most other forms of the immigration law, individuals must show that he or she has a family connection within the country or an employer must petition for the individual to be allowed to come into the country to live and or work here. However, those who wish to come to the country to start their own business will need to use immigration form I-526 to provide the organization with the information needed to verify this reason is valid. [ more ]
  • I
    -538:
    Form I-538 is also known as Certification by Designated School Official. The United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services department provides individuals with this particular form but they must also meet specific qualifications to enter the country using this reason. The form helps to certify that the aliens who are seeking off campus employment as a student. In addition, it signifies that the alien who is obtaining employment is in fact working in a field that is related to the student alien's field of study. Form I-538 provides the government with necessary information to verify these claims, however, there is no guarantee that the individual will still be admitted to the country until information is verified and identification is validated as well. [ more ]
  • I
    -539:
    The form I-539 is one of the forms available for non-immigrants to use to make changes to their official status. The form is also called the Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides these forms. They are designed to gather information regarding an applicant's request for an extension or stay on their current non-immigrant status. This type of form may also be used to make changes from one nonimmigrant category to another nonimmigrant category by the user. However, stays and extensions are not automatically accepted at the time of filing of this application. The individual's information must be validated and verified before they will be approved for this type of extension. [ more ]
  • I
    -539 Supplement A:
    Individuals who are seeking V nonimmigrant status, or a change in their status, will want to obtain form I-539 Supplement A. This form is not an actual form for changes or application. Rather, it is the instructions for filing this claim. Form I-539 Supplement A is also called Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status. This form is used by those who are specifically seeking V nonimmigrant status while in the United States. It may also be used by those who are nonimmigrant's within the United States who are looking for an extension of V status. Those who provide this form to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will need to wait for approval before assuming that the documentation has been successfully submitted. [ more ]
  • I
    -566:
    Form I-566 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is also known as the Interagency Record of Request- A, G or NATO Dependent Employment Authorization or Change or Adjust to Status. This particular form will be submitted by the applicant along with their application for dependent employment authorization. In order for an individual to qualify for this authorization, they must meet the specific requirements under A 1, A 2, G 1, G 3, G 4 or NATO 1 to 6 dependent. This form may also be used to make changes to their status under the same requirements. Those who meet these qualifications must send in documentation to support their claim. Those who are able to prove this documentation will need to wait for approval from the organization prior to receiving this authorization. [ more ]
  • I
    -589:
    The form I-589 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is one of the numerous forms that are available for individuals to use if they qualify. This particular form is also known as the Application for Asylum. At one time, it was called the Application for Withholding or Deportation. In short, those who are seeking asylum, or protection under the United States government may file a claim of such through form I-589. It is used only as an application and making it does not provide any guarantee of protection. It may be used to protect an individual coming into the country seeking asylum or to protect an individual by withholding of removal, or deportation, from the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -600:
    The form I-600 is one of the forms available from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This particular form is known as the Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. As the name implies, this form is specific to the classification of an alien orphan, who is under the age of 18 and who will be, or has been, adopted by a United States citizen. The adoption of this child will classify the child as an immediate relative of the United States citizen, giving them the ability to enter the United States. The petition itself is filed by the person who is adopting the child formally. Documentation must be provided showing the legal requirements and identification of the child. [ more ]
  • I
    -600A:
    The Form I-600A is used as a method of speeding up the processing of an orphan petition. The form is also called the Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition. It is used to speed up the process as it relates to the petitioner before an orphan is located. The orphan will later be adopted by the person who is filing the petition. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services allows for this form to be used even before a child has been officially found or adopted by a United States citizen. Once the child has been located, he or she is then able to enter the country and be adopted formally by the United States citizen. This form may only be used for orphans who are under the age of 18 and who will become legal relatives of the applicant. [ more ]
  • I
    -601:
    Form I-601 is a basic informational form. The form is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This organization monitors the intake of immigrants from around the world, into the United States. This form is also called the Application for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability. It is used for those who are aliens (non United States citizens or residents) who are ineligible to enter in the country. The form, then, is used to apply for waiver of that ineligibility. The individual is hoping to have the reason for their ineligibility for entrance into the United States to be waived, based on new information or reasons provided. There is no guarantee that form I-601 will be approved for the individual [ more ]
  • I
    -602:
    Form I-602 is also known as the Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability. This is one of the forms available through the United States Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is used by individuals who wish to gain entrance into the country. This particular form is an application requesting that a refugee who has been found inadmissible in the United States to obtain a waiver of the inadmissibility on grounds of humanitarian reasons, national interest or family unity. The individual may be found inadmissible to the United States for reasons including felony conviction, health conditions or other reasons. With this formal application, the individual requests another review of their case to be considered in which they hope to be allowed to enter into the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -612:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides form I-612. This application is also known as the Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement. It is one of the forms that aliens (non United States citizens or lawful residents) may used to gain entrance into the country. This particular form is used for certain types of exchange workers, specifically those with J 1 and J 2 visas. It is also used for those worker's families. The form allows for the applicant to apply for a waiver of the requirement that they must reside outside of the United States for at least two years prior to being able to return to the United States or leaving the United States. [ more ]
  • I
    -643:
    Form I-643 is also called the Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee and Asylee Adjusting Status. Those who have been allowed to enter into the United States through refugee or asylum immigration methods will need to complete this form. The form is not an application for entrance, but it does provide the government with important statistical data necessary. The data collected is sent to the Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, this form must be filed by those who are refugees or asylees who wish to adjust their immigration status with the United States. By filling out and submitting form I-643, individuals are not guaranteed to receive any type of protection from the government. [ more ]
  • I
    -690:
    The form I-690 is one of the forms from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a Department of Homeland Security. This form is also called the Application for Waiver of Excludability. There are several forms that may offer some type of waiver, however this form is particular to those who have applied for legal residency under Sections 245A or 210. Those sections are from the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those who are inadmissible to the country but have applied for residency under those sections may request a waiver. The grounds for that waiver of excludability may be for family unity reasons, national interest reasons or for humanitarian reasons. However, the form must be completed and approved before the individual will be allowed into the country. [ more ]
  • I
    -693:
    The Form I-693 is also known as the Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. This form is issued and accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department of Homeland Security. This particular form is in use to verify the health of an individual who is a non United States citizen or lawful resident who is seeking to adjust their status of residency in the United States as either a visitor or an immigrant to the United States. This form is one of the forms that must be submitted by an individual if he or she wishes to be legally allowed into the country. The certification of this status must come from an approved resource. [ more ]
  • I
    -694:
    Form I-694 is also known as the immigration form called Notice of Appeal of Decision. This particular form is used to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service that an alien ( a non United States citizen or legal resident) has denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of the grounds of excludability. This excludability denial comes under the amnesty program provisions in place under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which is also more commonly known as IRCA. The form I-694 is used to notify the INS that the individual is appealing the decision to the Commissioner of the INS. The form itself does not provide any guarantee of admittance into the United States, but simply notifies the lower bodies that the applicant is appealing a previous decision. [ more ]
  • I
    -695:
    Form I-695 is one of the forms offered by and accepted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services organization which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. This particular form is also known as the Application for Replacement Employment Authorization or Temporary Residence Card. This form is not a specific application for admittance into the United States. Rather, it is a request for a replacement card of a card previously held by the individual. This may be an Employment Authorization Card or a Temporary Residence Card. These are granted under the amnesty program provisions under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, also known as IRCA. Those who fill out and submit this application may be able to gain a replacement. [ more ]
  • I
    -698:
    The form I-730 is also called the Refugee Asylee Relative Petition. This particular form is for those who have been admitted into the United States as a refugee or those who have been granted asylum in the country. Specifically, the form allows for individuals to request that their families follow them into the United States. Individuals must have been granted these residency allowances within the last two years. Individuals may then request follow to join benefits for their family. This particular type of form may be used to request that an individual's spouse and/or his or her unmarried children under the age of 21 may qualify for admittance into the United States using this form. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department makes the final decisions. [ more ]
  • I
    -698:
    Form I-698 is also called the Application to Adjust Status from Temporary To Permanent Resident. As the name implies, those who wish to become a permanent resident of the United States, who are already at the status of a temporary resident, will need to complete this form to apply for that status change. The adjustment of this status, from temporary to permanent resident, is based on the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which is also called IRCA. In order for this application to be accepted, it must ensure that the individual meets any requirements and that proper identification is available. Those with an expired residency may have more difficulty obtaining their permanent residency. [ more ]
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    -751:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services provides for form I-751. Those who wish to be lawful residents of the United States must meet specific conditions. One of those methods is to be a conditional resident, which means that the individual is a resident of the country because they are married to another person who has gained lawful residency in the country. However, they may need to remove this conditional element from their residency for numerous reasons. To do so, fill out form I-751. This is a Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. IN doing so, the individual will become a resident of the country in his or her own right. This form must be filed in its entirety to be considered [ more ]
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    -765:
    Form I-765 is also called the Application for Employment Authorization. This form is distributed and collected by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Those aliens who are within the United States temporarily who wish to request an Employment Authorization Document or EAD use this form. Those who are in the United States without any restrictions may also use this form. They should file this form to apply to the INS for a document that shows evidence of such an authorization. The form I-765 is necessary for those who wish to remain in the country to work even if they are only legally allowed to remain for a short period of time. Filling out and submitting the form does not guarantee approval. [ more ]
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    -765D:
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued Form I 765D. This form is also known as the Haitian Deferred Enforced Departure Supplement to Form I-765, or the DED. This particular form was created as way for individuals to be granted admittance into the United States for certain Haitian nationals who were seeking protection from the removal of the United States. The Presidential order that created this particular law was able to grant employment authorization for those who did come to the country and remained there during the required period. The form-765D is filed alongside For I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. It is also necessary to provide evidence and documentation of your ability to obtain this particular relief. [ more ]
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    -817:
    Form I-817 is an Application for Family Unity Benefits or an extension of same benefits. You can apply for this under 1 of 2 types of legislation. You are eligible if you are applying under Section 301 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90). You can also use Form I-817 if you apply under Section 1504 of the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (LIFE Act) Amendments. Every member applying for benefits under either IMMACT90 or LIFE Act Amendments must fill in a separate Form I-817. Upon approval, the benefits will be granted for a set period under specific conditions. Under IMMACT90, the recipient can remain in the United States for 2 years. He or she can also apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) also valid for 2 years. Under the LIFE Act Amendment, the allotted time is 1 year. The individual is also eligible for EAD. Some restrictions apply. [ more ]
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    -821:
    I-821 is 1 part of applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Other names for I-821 include United States Citizenship and Immigration Security (USCIS) Form I-821, I 821, Form I821 or immigration form I-821.TPS is a relatively new legal category. It is a form of temporary asylum. The government of the United States provided it in consideration of those individuals whose country is in turmoil through various natural and unnatural devices. These include war, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or tidal waves. The applicant needs to use it in conjunction with I-765 if he or she decides to make an application for a work permit. An applicant who has an I-821 Visa must already be in residence in the United States when his or her country receives TPS. TPS status does not result in a Green Card. It is also a temporary measure. When the TPS of the individual's country ceases, so, too, does the I-821 Visa. [ more ]
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    -821A Package:
    The I-821A package applies to nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua who wish to seek Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The collection of documents includes I-821 and I-765. In essence, the I-821A Package is an extension of the regular I-821 form. It consists of the form I-821 plus other relevant material. It must include Form I-765. This is the Application for Employment Authorization. The individual will also have to provide the government with the pertinent and requested information plus the appropriate fees for fingerprinting, photographs and general application fees. The I-821A Package is only available to those Nicaraguans and Hondurans living in the United States. In order to be eligible, individuals must provide sufficient proof of their nationality as well as up-to-date data on their current residency, employment records and various related information e.g. school records, rent receipts. The duration of the TPS is based upon the TPS of the country. When one ends, so, too, does the other. [ more ]
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    -823:
    I-823 is form designed to collect specific data on the applicants. It focuses on enrollment data which is then fed into the Service's Automated Inspections Systems. Form I-823 considers 3 separate types of streamlining programs for non-immigrant visitors. The Dedicated Commuter Lane (DCL) program is for certain citizens of Mexico as well as other non-immigrants. An individual must file this program in person or mail it. The recipient is the selected DCL port of entry. The Automated Permit Port Program (APP) caters to certain other non-immigrants. To file for this, fill in the form and return it in person or through the mail to the point of entry having APP jurisdiction. The INSPASS Airport Program addresses only citizens of the Visa Waiver Program approved countries and any other countries approved to take part in this program. The applicant can mail the form to any INPASS location or drop it off in person. [ more ]
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    -824:
    Form I-824 is an application used in requesting an action on a previously approved petition. An alternative use is in a request for the issuance of an additional notice of approval. The I-824 form is usually filed by an alien who has previously lost his or her notice of approval. If the individual has a failed appeal or one pending, he or she should not file an I-824 form. Whatever the reason for filing an I-824 form, the individual must include further documentation and forms. He or she will need to include copies of several original documents and forms. These include a copy of the original documents or petitions. You must also provide copies of Form I-797 (Notice of Action) and N-550 (Certificate of Naturalization. The individual must mail the I-824 form and its accompanying information to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). [ more ]
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    -829:
    I-829 is the form titled Removal of Conditions on Residence. It applies to entrepreneurs and their families. The I-829 form is a step towards obtaining a permanent Green Card. You will already be operating under a temporary Green Card (lasting 2 years). As a result, you will need to provide pertinent financial information to the authorities. These will include proof you have met and maintained your capital investment requirement throughout your conditional residency. You will also require evidence of your employment of a minimum of 10 Americans. You will need to file Form I-829 90 days prior to the 2nd anniversary of your entry into the United States. You will receive a notice of receipt. Retain it as proof of your status. Upon acceptance, you will also receive notice. Keep the originals for your files while you wait for your permanent I-551 Green Card. [ more ]
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    -847:
    The form I-847 is called the Report of a complaint. It stems from then detainee's decision to complain about any aspect of his or her detention. It is also called the Detainee Grievance Form. Its purpose is to provide the individual with a legal outlet to launch a complaint against the detainers. This is usually Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), the agents of Homeland Security. ICE officials must allow you access to complain in a formal, written manner. The detainee must provide clear and precise detailed descriptions of the alleged issue or offense. He or she needs to be specific for each incident. The individual must submit the complaint within 5 days of the alleged incident or issue. Initially, a department head will rule on the incident. If this proves unsatisfactory, you can carry your grievance further. You may appeal it to the Detainee Grievance Committee (DGC). [ more ]
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    -855:
    Form I-855 is a Change of Address Form for those applying for a visa under Temporary Protective Status (TPS). It is not, however, for all aliens who do so. I-855 is applicable for the change of address for an individual who applied for the status of TPS under the American Baptist Churches organization. Form I-855 is also put to use by an individual to change his or her address in another situation. This is if he or she is applying for benefits under the American Baptist Churches group. The applicant must fill out I-855 then send it to the applicable Asylum Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Government (INS) - now formally known as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). [ more ]
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    -864:
    -864 is a form indicating support of a family member or members for the entry of an individual into the United States. It is called the Affidavit of Support. Form I-864 is not applicable in all cases. There is no demand for it with employee-based petitions or for non-immigrant visas. However, it is an integral part of family sponsorship. The Affidavit of Support is a long and complicated form. In signing it the individual essentially promises that he or she will pay the immigrating person's living expenses. It is a guarantee to the government that the immigrant will not be relying on government assistance. Form I-864 requires an ongoing and long-term commitment by both parties. It is a legally enforceable document. It does not end until the immigrant becomes an American citizen, has earned 40 work quarters, dies or leaves the United States permanently. [ more ]
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    -864 Package:
    The I-864 Package simply refers to a specific group of related papers required to ensure the entry of an alien into the country. The I-864 Package is a sponsored action. To be complete, the I-864 Package must contain a minimum of 2 specific forms. It must have Form I-864. This is the Affidavit of Support from sponsor. It indicates the Sponsor's name and their ability to provide financial support for the alien. It must contain copies of the past 3 years of the sponsor's United States Income Tax Returns. The I-864 Package must also contain Form I-864A: Affidavit of Support. This is a written contract between the main Sponsor and another household member. It, too, must have financial verification of economic viability. The I-864 Package may be part of a larger mailing including an I-130 Package, an I-485 Package, an I-765 Package and an I-131 Package. [ more ]
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    -864A:
    Form I-864A is similar to I-864 in it intent. Both forms focus on indicating their intent to sponsor an individual's entry into the United States. Form I-864A is a contract between the sponsor and a household member. The household member is required because the original sponsor does not have sufficient income to sponsor someone by his or her own self. Form I-864A indicates the existence of joint liability. Each of the individuals involved in sponsoring the immigrant are both equally responsible for ensuring he or she is provided with the necessities of life. The commitment does not end until the sponsored individual becomes an American citizen, works for 40 work quarters, passes away or decides to leave the United States permanently. [ more ]
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    -864P:
    In filling out form I-864P, the applicant is establishing their financial ability to meet the Poverty Guidelines. I-864P indicates the sponsor is aware of the specific guideline requirements pertinent to this case. The applicant refers to I-864P to determine the exact amount required of the sponsor to support the incoming alien. There are only 2 major areas under which a sponsor may petition. These fall into the categories of 125% and 100%. The lower percentage is open only to those who are in the armed forces of the United States on active duty and petitioning for their spouse and/or children. If the income still does not reach the expected levels, it may be necessary to fill in an I-864A instead of a singular I-864. I-864A is a joint sponsorship. In all cases, the petitioner must supply substantial economic evidence of their ability to support the alien [ more ]
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    -865:
    The purpose of Form I-865 is to provide the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) with an updated address. It is only applicable for sponsors who have previously filed Form I-864 or I-864A. As a result, Form I-865 is referred to as the Sponsor's Notice of Change of Address form. If an individual changes his or her address for any reason during the period he or she is a sponsor, this person must fill in Form I-865. The action must be taken within a 30-day period following the change of address. The document consists of 4 parts. All pertinent information must be completed. Once this is done, the document must be sent to the appropriate USCIS Center. There is no filing fee for an I-965 form. [ more ]
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    -866:
    The purpose of Form I-866 is to permit various qualified individuals to apply for participation in the Pre-enrolled Access Lane (PAL) program for the various border checkpoints. PAL is a program offered by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Certain information on the form is on a voluntary basis; however, failure to do so may results in delay of approval of your application. The application pertains only to a single individual and their vehicle. Documents must be provided to support identity of the individual and pertaining to the vehicle. Acceptance under PAL is valid for 2 years unless it is revoked. Renewal is possible by filling out another I-866 form 90 days before the expiry date. If the original or renewal request is met with a refusal, there is no appeal process. Instead, the applicant must reapply after 90 days. There is no filing fee for I-866. [ more ]
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    -876:
    Form I-876 is strictly for employers of non-United States citizens. The purpose of the I-876 is to see whether the individual wishes to take part in any of the employment verification pilots being conducted by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The formal name for Form I-876 is Election Form to Participate in United States Employment Eligibility Confirmation Pilot Programs. It may also be listed as USCIS Form I-876, I 876, Form I876 or immigration form I-876. There are in existence 3 pilot programs. An employer may or may not be selected to participate in any or none of them. If the individual is chosen to take part, he or she must provide a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This is done so with the INS/USCIS and/or the SSA. The memorandum will specifically state the specific conditions and exact terms that govern the particular pilot program. [ more ]
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    -881:
    The formal title for Form I-881 is Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal. It is a restricted form. Only those individuals who qualify under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) may use it. Most frequently, the individual is a national of either El Salvador or Nicaragua. Other possibilities include being a national of the following countries as of December 31, 1991: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Soviet Union or any republic of the former Soviet Union, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia or any state of the former Yugoslavia. The other characteristic allowing an individual to qualify under Form I-881 is being a specific relative of any of the permitted nationals. An individual, in this instance must be a spouse, child or unmarried son or daughter. There are also other specific criteria outlined in the form. If granted the individual obtains a Green Card. [ more ]
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    -90:
    Form I-90 is officially referred to as "An Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (PRC)". Another name for the PRC is Green Card. Form I-90 is to be filled in only under specific circumstances. If the form was never received after 30 days and it was returned as undelivered even though you did not change your address, you can use Form I-90. An individual can also use Form I-90 if the USCIS made various administrative errors on the Green Card or he or she needs to update information. You must use Form I-751 or Form I-829 if you are a conditional resident with the expiry date at hand. The Form I-90 must have supporting documentation. Once completed, the individual must be sent to the USCIS Lockbox in Phoenix, Arizona for processing. [ more ]
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    -907:
    Form I-907 is the number for Request for Premium Processing Service. This is available only to employers. They utilize it to speed up the processing of employment-based applications and petitions. Not all such documents are able to utilize I-907. Two specific forms, however, may avail themselves of I-907. These include Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Yet, even within these 2 forms, there are exceptions to the application of I-907. The employers are not able to use I-907 to request the process of processing certain groups within the 2 applications be faster. The process of application for Form I-907 is guaranteed to reach fruition within 15 calendar days for many applications. Within that period, the employer will receive acceptance, refusal or a request for more information. The fee for filing Form I-907 is approximately $1000. [ more ]
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    -914:
    Another name for Form I-914 is Application for T Nonimmigrant Status. This type of status is granted to those individuals who prove themselves victims of a severe form of human trafficking. The offering of temporary nonimmigrant status is also extended to the immediate relatives of the victim. Form I-914 must be filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In filing Form I-914, the victim must clearly prove they were brought into the United States for the purposes of commercial sex or involuntary servitude. The act of their arrival must be deemed fraudulent and induced through either force or coercion. The victim may also be considered such if he or she was under age 18. Proof may include compliance with Federal, State or local legal authorities. Supplement B should be filled out by the proper authorities. Failure to do so will result in the need to utilize secondary evidence. [ more ]
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    -94:
    I-94 is a form designed for nonimmigrant visitors entering the United States who already have a visa. It is directed to the USCBPS (United States Customs and Border Protection Services). Form I-94 is white. It consists of 2 specific sections. The individual must complete both components upon his or her arrival in the United States. Both sections demand basic personal information on the individual. The bottom portion of the I-94 form is the most important. The holder must retain it during his or her stay. It indicates both the legal date of entry as well as the departure date. The visa holder must return this particular section to the designated officials upon departing from the United States. Exceptions to this rule of return include a short trip to Canada or Mexico during your visit to the United States. [ more ]
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    -94 Card:
    An I-94 card is a small card given to all non-immigrants as soon as they enter the United States. If the card is green, it indicates the bearer is entering on a visa waiver. If it is white, it is applicable to all others. The I-94 card indicates too all that the individual has entered the country legally. Each I-94 card bears a stamp. This indicates the length of time permitted to remain in the country for this specific trip. This is extremely pertinent. It is this date, not the date on the visa, that determines how long an individual can remain legally in the United States. Every time a nonimmigrant legally enters the country, he or she will receive a new I-94 card. The only exceptions in the past have been Canadian visitors. [ more ]
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    -94W:
    The form titled I-94W is green in color. It is issued to those visitors to the United States who enter the country under what is termed a Visa Waiver Program. This is the reason why the form is called I-94W.As in the case with both the I-94 and I-95 forms, I-94W is used to record both the arrival and departure times of a visitor to the United States. It contains specific essential identification information as well as proof you are in the country legally. The major difference with this waiver card is you waive certain rights upon entering the country under it. You cannot appeal or bring about a review of any decision regarding your admissibility or inadmissibility to the United States. You also cannot change your immigration status or extend your visit to the country. The law requires you to retain the form until your departure. [ more ]
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    -95:
    The I-95 form is a record of the arrival and departure of members of the crews on ships or airlines. It is also a document providing the bearer with specific information on the length of their stay in the United States. Another alternative name for the I-95 form is the Crewman's Landing Permit. If you fall into this category of visitor, you will receive the I-95 form upon your arrival in the United States at any port of call. It is given to you by a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official. Upon filling in I-95, you will present it to the official. He or she will then examine it, ask you a few questions than return it to you. Do not lose it. This piece of paper provides you with proof of your legitimate arrival into the United States and your departure date. [ more ]
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    ap-66:
    The IAP-66 form is a controlled entry document form. It was required by exchange students and their families prior to entering the United States. The IAP-66, or Certificate for Exchange Visitor Status, was required if a student under J-1 of this nonimmigrant status was to receive a valid visa. The personal copy of this form for a J-1 visitor is pink. It provides proof of legal entry into the United States. It also provides an expiry date. The immediate family members of a J-1 student also require an IAP-66 form. They must present it to the appropriate officials at the American embassy or consulate together with other pertinent information e.g. proof of relationship, financial support information, if they wish to enter the United States legally. IAP has now been replaced with DS-2019 for those applying for J-1 visa status. [ more ]
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    llegal Immigrant:
    An illegal immigrant is an individual who enters into a country in violation of the immigration laws of that destination country. An illegal immigrant is therefore a foreign citizen who illegally crosses a boarder or enters into a country legally and overstays their visa to gain residency and employment in that desired country. This is a growing problem, particularly within the United States, whereby individuals are collecting benefits and gaining rights that are intended only for legal US citizens. Illegal immigrants can face deportation if discovered as they are violating government and legal mandates. The rate of illegal immigrants is on the rise in spite of increased border control. [ more ]
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    mmediate Relatives:
    In terms of immigration law, an immediate relative can be one of several close relatives. These are the husband or wife, a parent, an unmarried child under 21 years of age and a widow or widower. A child may also extend to step children and adopted children. The adopted child must have been adopted before he or she was 16. Under immigration law, these persons qualify for immigrant visas. How long it will take any family member to obtain an immigrant visa depends upon the category. If you are an immediate relative to a United States citizen, you have the highest priority in immigration law. As a result, you might only have to wait for as long as it takes the various immigration officers to handle the paperwork. [ more ]
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    mmigrant:
    In the English language, the word "immigrant" means an individual who immigrates from one country to another. Yet, the word "immigrant" has a specific meaning under immigration law in the United States. According to the United States Government, the term "immigrant" refers exclusively to a person who has achieved permanent residence status or a green card. This official definition does not embrace the common perception. This is a belief that an immigrant is someone who is a foreign-born new arrival in the United States. Under this specific legal definition, there are several different types of immigrants. These are legal and non-legal or illegal immigrants. In various governmental and populous literature, the term immigrant and alien become synonymous when referring to a person who legally or illegally enters and/or remains in the United States [ more ]
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    mmigrants:
    Immigrants are the individuals that gain entrance into a country of foreigners for purposes of permanent residency. These individuals leave their country by which they have origin of birth and established residency in place of another nation for which they wish to establish residency but do not yet have the legal qualification. The United States had a high population of immigrants from many different countries thus contributing to the diverse population. Illegal immigrants have become a hot topic in the news lately due to the benefits they enjoy without going through the process of establishing permanent residency and citizenship. Immigrants can migrate to a country for any reason, but usually it is to seek out a better quality of life. [ more ]
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    mmigration Act Of 1990:
    The Immigration Act of 1990 (IMMACT90) is considered the most comprehensive overhaul of American immigration laws since 1965. The IMMACT90 was a measure intended to increase the amount of immigrants and to loosen the ability of entry into the United States. It took effect in 1992. In particular, the IMMACT90 is best known for creating a new Green Card category. This is frequently known as the Diversity Visa. Its intent is to benefit those individuals from countries recently providing the fewest number of immigrants to the United States. Each year a different qualifying country is selected. The total number of visa winners under the diversity visa is 50,000. The IMMACT90 also effectively increased the amount of visas by more than twice the number for those individuals who qualified under employment-based immigration. Furthermore, it also attempted to remove those aliens who had been charged with or had a record of aggravated felonies. Since Sept 11, the Act has been influenced by further regulatory changes. [ more ]
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    mmigration And Customs Enforcement (Ice):
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formed in 2003, is the enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In fact, ICE, consisting of 4 operational divisions, is the largest investigative agency of DHS. ICE has on staff investigators who play a role in maintaining the security of the country's immigration law within the nation's borders. These investigators check on employers and employees in terms of compliance with the immigration laws. ICE officials do actual surveillance of suspected miscreants. They are qualified to make arrests. These enforcers can also issue orders for deportation or exclusion hearings. These take place before the Immigration court. Ice hands over all possible detainees to the Office of Detention and Removal Operations (DRO). The other major offices of Ice are the Office of Investigations (OI), the Office of Intelligence (Intel) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA). [ more ]
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    mmigration and Nationality Act :
    The Act (INA), which, along with other immigration laws, treaties, and conventions of the United States, relates to the immigration, temporary admission, naturalization, and removal of aliens. [ more ]
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    mmigration And Nationality Act:
    The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is a piece of legislation that relates specifically to the process of immigration. It acts in co-operation with other pieces of American legislation to address all types of immigration. This includes everything from temporary admission to the United States and naturalization of immigrants to the prohibition, detainment and removal of unwanted aliens. The legislation originated in 1952. It was originally called the McCarran-Walter Bill of 1952, Public Law No. 82-414. A conglomerate work, the Immigration and Nationality Act is also contained within the United States Code (USC). You may specifically locate it in Title 8 of the USC. The INA has been amended several times over the years since its passage. Amendment legislation has established a preference or priority system as well as removing certain racial barriers in the INA. [ more ]
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    mmigration Judge :
    An attorney appointed by the Attorney General to act as an administrative judge within the Executive Office for Immigration Review. [ more ]
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    mmigration Judge:
    An immigration judge is an appointed position. An attorney is chosen by the Attorney General. He or she then acts as an administrative immigrant judge. Immigration casework is all an Immigration judge listens to and presides over. The immigration judge can only perform within Immigration Court. Immigration Court is formally known as the Executive Office for Immigration Review or EOIR. An immigration judge is the first person to hear the cases of anyone taking part in an immigration hearing. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will provide their own lawyers to stand before the immigration judge. The immigration judge has certain authorities in Immigration Court, He or she can conduct different, but specified types of proceedings. These include removal proceedings. [ more ]
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    mmigration Marriage Fraud Amendments Of 1986:
    The Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986 had 1 specific purpose to eliminate as many of the so-called "paper marriages" as possible. The Act to reform the ability of an individual to enter the country permanently through a fraudulent marriage became was passed on October 11, 1986. Stipulations dictate the definition of a fraudulent from a paper marriage. The major provision of the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments (IMFA) of 1986 specifically states the requisite timeframe separating of the marriage as 2 years. Any alien who becomes an immigrant based upon their marriage must be legally wed for more than 2 years. If they are not, the alien becomes a conditional immigrant. If the marriage is not proved to be valid, the individuals are open to federal charges. Anyone who attempts to evade the American immigration laws through a fraudulent marriage can be charged with a federal crime. This may result in deportation or imprisonment. [ more ]
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    nadmissible :
    An alien seeking admission at a port of entry who does not meet the criteria in the INA for admission. [ more ]
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    NS :
    Immigration and Nationalization services
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    ns:
    INS is the abbreviated form for the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Government. It is now known as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is specifically an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The INS had 2 basic roles. Its better-known function was as an enforcer in the system. Today, the INS/USCIS acts as a service to the public. This particular aspect of the job entails processing applications for benefits. These include both citizenship and lawful permanent residence. Service is granted at several offices. These include the District or Field Offices. This type is open to the public for both forms and information. A field office may also handle immigration interviews. There is also a Regional Service Center. It processes applications. There are 4 across the United States. In addition, there is a National Benefits Center and a National Visa Center. [ more ]
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