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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury oversees and enforces economic and trade sanctions imposed on targeted foreign countries. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury oversees and enforces economic and trade sanctions imposed on targeted foreign countries.Sanctions against certain jurisdictions, like Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Crimea region are comprehensive which means almost all sorts of activities are prohibited when it is related to one of these jurisdictions. U.S. government also has some non-comprehensive sanctions programs.Individuals or businesses who are planning on engaging in transactions involving sanctioned foreign countries such as Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria could apply for permission (seeking licenses) from OFAC to
You have a limited window of opportunity to file your appeal! The Appellate team at Sethi & Mazaheri represent clients throughout the United States in appeals to USCIS, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, regarding denials of applications for visas or immigration benefits, deportation orders and more. IMMIGRATION APPEALS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. When you have received a denial or adverse ruling on any aspect of your immigration case, you have a right to retain legal representation to appeal the decision with the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The Board of Immigration Appeals is the highest administrative tribunal for interpreting and applying immigration laws. It has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals from decisions
Secure a “waiver” in order to re-enter the country If a foreign national does something to exclude him from being able to apply for a visa, he may need to secure a “waiver” in order to re-enter the country. If you have been determined to be inadmissible into the U.S., our experienced waiver lawyers are prepared to file a comprehensive application to open the opportunity for your reentry. When Is A Waiver Needed? The following is a list of common reasons why an individual may be inadmissible to the U.S.: Deportation or removal from the U.S. Overstay of a visa Criminal conviction Fraud or misrepresentation on immigration documents Health-related inadmissibility Depending on the reason for inadmissibility, an individual may be banned from re-entry
Permanent resident card, commonly called “Green Card” A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.” USCIS has implemented a lengthy, tedious and strict process for applying for permanent residence, but for millions, it has been well worth the effort. A green card gives the holder permanent residence in the U.S. – the ability to live and work in the country for the foreseeable future. You can become a permanent resident several different ways:These generally include: (1) being admissible to the U.S.; (2) being eligible for
Appling for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen At Sethi & Mazaheri, our immigration lawyers have helped numerous clients obtain citizenship in the US. Naturalization is the acquisition of citizenship and nationality. In the United States, those who are legal permanent residents can apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen if they have resided in the United States for the required period of time in legal permanent resident status. Some children will automatically become U.S citizens by the naturalization of their parents before a specific age.In most cases, an applicant for citizenship must have been a lawful permanent resident continuously resident in the United States for five years immediately preceding the application. Where lawful permanent residence was obtained through marriage to a US citizen,
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