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Automatic Visa Revalidation for Expired Nonimmigrant Visas
Automatic Visa Revalidation for Expired Nonimmigrant Visas

Normally, re-entry to the United States is prohibited for travelers holding an expired visa. However, in limited circumstances, re-entry after travel to Mexico, Canada and (sometimes) to Caribbean islands will be allowed through the automatic visa revalidation program. The ...

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Blog posts in October, 2021

  • How Can I Keep My Priority Date of a Previously Approved Form I-140?

    Priority dates are important for all green card applicants. Basically, one can imagine a "priority date" as an applicant's "place in line" or "place ...

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  • What is a Form I-485J?

    Form I-485J is shorthand for " I-485 Supplement J" officially titled "Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA ...

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  • Can I Get Employment Authorization When I File for Asylum?

    In short, an asylum applicant CANNOT get employment authorization at the time that they apply for asylum. Employment authorization can be applied for ...

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  • 237(a)(1)(H) Fraud Waiver

    Under US immigration laws and regulations, persons seeking entry can be denied entry if they commit fraud by making false statements. False statements ...

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  • Children Born in the US to Diplomatic Parents: Discussion of Nikoi v. Attorney General

    In general, a child born in the US acquires US citizenship at birth. However, this general rule does not apply to a child born in the US to parents ...

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  • How Do I File a BIA Appeal for a Denied I-130? Or Should I Just Refile the I-130?

    If your I-130 visa application is denied or rejected by US Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), you have two options — you can appeal the ...

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  • Which Crimes Qualify for a U Visa?

    In 2020, the US Congress added U visas as a category of nonimmigrant status visas. About 10,000 U visas are set aside each year. The purpose of ...

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  • What Types of Questions Does USCIS Ask at a Marriage-Based Interview?

    When an applicant seeks to obtain a green card based on being married to a US citizen, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service ("USCIS") conducts ...

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  • What Is Better: TPS or Asylum?

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and asylum both provide protection for those who fear returning to their home country. If you’re unsure which one is ...

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