What is Provisional Waiver? For more than 7 years, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has permitted certain foreign citizens who have entered the country without a visa status or inspection by an immigration official to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, also known as a stateside waiver. Before, foreign nationals hoping to obtain permanent residency through a U.S. citizen relative would have to leave the U.S. and apply for re-entry at the U.S. embassy in his or her home country.
Foreign workers to be permanently hired at a company may seek an EB-2 green card. This green card will allow the individual to reside in the US for permanent work. Applicant must have one of the following qualifications in order to be eligible for an EB-2 green card:
One of the most controversial actions that President Trump has taken after being elected into the office is the travel ban. Issued on Sep. 24th, 2017, by Trump’s executive power, the travel ban prohibits all immigrants and certain nonimmigrants from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, and specific individuals from Venezuela from entering the United States.
Entering the US by applying for immigrant and non-immigrant visas can be a tricky, and complex, process. However, the process for entering as a tourist is much more straightforward and, for some, a tourist visa may not even be needed. The Visa Waiver Program allows for the citizens or nationals of certain countries to enter the US for tourism/business for up to 90 days by receiving an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). They will not require tourist visas. Those from countries not included in the Visa Waiver Program will have to still apply for a B visa (tourist visa to the US).
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