USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas-photo-by-brooke-cagle

USCIS Offers Online Filing for Some Student and Visitor Visas

Individuals looking to extend their student visa or visitor visa for business or pleasure can now file online through the eProcessing system.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently launched its online eProcessing system with Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status). Now, you can renew the following visas online:  B-1 temporary visitor for business…

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Trump Pushes for New Restrictions for Visa Holders

President Trump issued a memorandum aimed at placing new immigration restrictions on individuals who hold nonimmigrant (temporary stay) visas. The “Presidential Memorandum on Combating High Nonimmigrant Overstay Rates” orders the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to immediately take “all appropriate actions that are within the scope of their respective authorities to…

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Marijuana Hurts Your Immigration, Citizenship Chances

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently clarified that violating the federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, will make it difficult to establish a good moral character for the naturalization process. Marijuana can create other immigration difficulties as well. Founding partner Sophie Alcorn wrote about cannabis and immigration law last year. Even if…