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When does my Visa Expire?

My visa is Valid for 10 Years. Can I stay here until then?

No. This period is only the length of time you are permitted to travel, using that visa, to a United States port-of-entry, like an airport or a border post

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EB-5 Visa d’Investisseur pour les États-Unies

La catégorie EB-5 est un type spécial de visa d’immigrant visant à encourager les investissements et la création de l’emploi aux Etats-Unis. Encore plus important, l’investisseur et sa famille (épouse et enfants) obtiendrons une carte verte (Green Card) ou statut de Résident Permanent, s’ils choisissent de résider ici aux États-Unis pendant cinq ans avant de [..]

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MLG Guide to Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs)

MLG Guide to ITIN – Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs) What is an ITIN? Do ITINs provide legal status or work authorization? Do ITIN holders pay taxes? What other purposes can an ITIN serve? Won’t Immigration Enforcement (ICE) track me through ITINs..   The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the [..]

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Applying for N-600 Citizenship Certificate

Certificate of Citizenship -N-600 Why does one need this Certificate and what is it? Applying for your Certificate of Citizenship on Form N-600 is a little known but highly useful way of turning around your immigration status in the U.S. Incredibly, some U.S citizens do not have proof of their citizenship. One client was about [..]

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How EB-5 Visa Program works for Africa:

The EB5 program is currently the only visa program designed to allow foreign investors to gain permanent residence (a “green card”) in the United States. It requires a minimum investment of $1 million, or $500,000, if the investment is in a rural or targeted high unemployment area where unemployment is 150% of the national average. [..]

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The African Asylum Seeker

 Every year, the U.S President or POTUS in consultation with congress allocates regional refugee admissions as well as an overall admission ceiling, for example, 76,000 was the number of refugee admissions authorized in 2012 and70,000 was proposed for 2013  by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Africa’s regional allocation has consistently been about 10% (12,000-15,000) of the [..]

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Notario vs. Public Notary

Identifying the difference between a “Notario” and a Notary Public It is easy to confuse the definition of a “Notario” and a “Notary” when the words appear strikingly similar.  However, a “Notario” should not be confused with a “Notary.” A “Notario” is a non-lawyer who is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by performing [..]

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