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Difference Between Visa Expiration Date and Authorized Period of Stay

A lot of people are unaware of the difference between the visa expiration date and the date of expiration of their authorized period of stay. To travel to the U.S. you must hold a passport and a valid U.S visa. You need to get the right type of visa based on the purpose of your …

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Where to Send N-600?

Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form that must be filed by individuals who acquire or derive U.S. citizenship from their parents and by the individuals who become U.S. citizens by the action of law, to obtain U.S. citizenship certificates. A variety of supporting documents must be …

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Can I Travel After Filing the US Citizenship Application?

You will become a US citizen only after you take the oath of Allegiance and until then you will be a permanent resident. Even if you are done with your naturalization interview, you will only be a permanent resident until your receive your naturalization certificate. Hence, you can travel abroad as a Green Card holder, …

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Top 5 Universities in the U.S.

America remains the world’s leading destination for international students. Many choose to study in Texas, California and New York and they also prefer to study in universities with high standards of teaching. Most of the American universities are recognized for their flexibility, facilities, excellence and top quality teachers. One of the reasons they seek to study …

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Will Young Hondurans be Granted Refugee Status in the US?

Some Honduran youth may be classified as refugees by the Obama administration. In order to deal with the surge of illegal Central American immigrants crossing the border illegally, the Obama administration is considering classifying some of them as refugees. According to the New York Times, some federal agencies are working on proposals that would help …

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Will President Obama Take Executive Action on Immigration?

President Obama recently announced that he is planning to take executive action to change the U.S. deportation policies as the House has failed to act on immigration reform. He stated that he will act on his own and look into changes he can make to the deportation policy. The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform …

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Polls Show Voters Want Immigration Reform in 2014

The Partnership for a New American Economy, the Business Roundtable, and the National Association of Manufacturers recently released the findings of a national survey and of 26 state surveys. Findings show that voters across the U.S. recognize that the immigration system of our country is broken. 86 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Independents …

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9000 Green Card Holders to Celebrate 4th of July as New Americans

Every year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts special naturalization ceremonies to commemorate America’s Independence Day. This year, the agency is celebrating the nation’s birthday by welcoming 9,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 100 special naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba stated that the USCIS is honored to …

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Changes to Date of Birth and Name on Citizenship Certificates

If you lose your U.S. citizenship certificate, you can get it replaced by filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. You can also file this form for the following reasons: To request a replacement certificate, if the USCIS committed a clerical error in preparing your citizenship certificate. To correct your date of birth on …

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White House Honors DACA Champions of Change

The White House will honor young immigrants who have received deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Ten young DACA recipients from Mexico, Colombia, Taiwan, Morocco, the Philippines and India will be recognized by the White House as “Champions of Change”. These young immigrants were brought to the U.S. as …

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