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Immigration

How long can I stay in the U.S. on a B visa?

The B-1 classification is available to foreign nationals who desire to enter the U.S. for short-term business activities. For B-1 purposes, engaging in business generally means business activities other than performance of skilled and unskilled labor that are a necessary…
January 13, 2021
Immigration

I am a legal permanent resident with parents who would like to visit me and my family. We want to know if it is true that my parents will be denied entry to the US on a tourist visa if they refuse to allow immigration authorities to search their electronic devices such as their phones and computer laptops?

Although the state of the law regarding the extent of authority an immigration officer, “CBP officer” has to search electronic devices such as a cell phone or laptop is unclear and pending litigation in US courts, the short answer is…
October 20, 2020
Covid 19

Can I apply for an ESTA during Covid?

If you are a citizen of a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you can come to the United States without obtaining a visa from a U.S. Consulate. However, you still have to apply for authorization to travel to…
September 17, 2020
Covid 19

My National Interest Exception Application was approved. What will serve as an evidence that it was approved? What documents should I have with me when travelling to the U.S.?

In July 2020, the Department of State announced that certain business and student travelers coming from Schengen countries or the U.K. (such as B-1 business visitors), treaty traders, or treaty investors may apply for a  National Interest Exception (“NIE”). The NIE allows such…
September 17, 2020

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