Immigration News

  • Visa Waiver Program Changes

    Visa Waiver Program Changes: Recent legislation limits who may be eligible to enter the US without a visa on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Beginning in 2016, citizens of the following countries will no longer be eligible to enter the US using the Visa Waiver Program: Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan. Citizens of these countries will now be required to apply for a visa to enter the US. The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of many countries to enter the US for up to 90 days for business or touris…

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  • Passport Update

    Passport Pages: Beginning January 1, 2016, the US Department of State will no longer add visa pages to US passports. After that date, passport holders who need more pages for entry or exit stamps will need to apply for a new passport. The State Department made this change to enhance passport security. Requests for additional passport pages will only be accepted until December 31, 2015. For information on how and where to apply for a passport visit Travel.State.Gov/ApplyEarly…

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  • Diane Chappell-Daly Answers Immigration Questions

    Immigration Questions? Almost everyone who has worked on filling out an immigration application has questions about the form and what happens after the form is filed. See my answers to recent immigration questions here. …

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  • For New Immigrants: A Welcome Guide

    New Immigrants: USCIS recently published a Welcome Guide for New Immigrants. This guide provides helpful information on topics such as how to keep your permanent resident (green card) status, how to get a social security number, and what could happen if you are convicted of a crime. To view this guide, click on Guide for New Immigrants.…

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  • Replace Green Card

    Good News for Green Card Replacement: Those who need to either renew or replace their green cards may now do it online. Green cards have an expiration date that is normally 10 years from the date of approval of the green card application. The expiration date is listed on the card. Although permanent resident (Green Card) status does not expire, the card itself expires. What does this mean? It means that even though your card expires, your permanent residence status does not expire. You remain …

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