An Individual Who Wants to Learn About Individual Resources

Dependents

The majority of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa classifications permits foreign nationals to bring dependent minor children and spouses with them to the United States. Depending on the particular classification, your dependent relative may or may not be able to work in the U.S., and may be subject to additional  requirements. Generally, however, the length of a dependent’s stay is typically the same as that of the principal. Careful attention should be paid in cases where children are …
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Nonimmigrant Visas

The terms “immigrant” and “nonimmigrant” both refer to foreign nationals desiring to come to the United States.  Nonimmigrants are those foreign nationals that come to the U.S. for a temporary purpose.  Immigrants are those who have the intent to live and remain in the U.S. permanently. Most nonimmigrants are not permitted to enter on a nonimmigrant visa with the intent to remain in the U.S. permanently or adjust status. Many nonimmigrant visas require evidence of …
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Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is authorized for nationals of certain countries that have been designated as having conditions that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely.  TPS is, as the name suggests, temporary, and does not lead to other forms of lawful status such as Lawful Permanent Residence. TPS merely permits nationals of designated countries to remain and work in the U.S. until such time that they can return to their home countries.  Currently, …
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