• Are You Looking for a U.S. Immigration Lawyer?

      If you are looking to immigrate to the United States, then your first step should be consulting with an experienced immigration attorney who is familiar with the process. There are many complexities ...

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    • Changes Proposed To The Exchange Visitor Programme for Teachers

      Did you know that teachers from the UK and around the world may be able to work in US schools? The Exchange Visitor Programme for Teachers is a US visa classification set aside precisely for members ...

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    • Enhanced Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Skilled Immigrants Overwhelmingly Supported

      On 5 March 2013, the House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on "Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration". The Subcommittee heard testimony from business leaders, ...

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    • Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law

      1930s British politician Pearl Strachan Hurd famously said, "Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs". While the context may have changed, the warning continues to ring true ...

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    • Significant changes proposed to US consular fees

      The Department of State, the agency which oversees all United States Embassies and Consulates around the world, has published an Interim Final Rule today announcing changes to consular fees. Some fees ...

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    • Applying for a US visa at the US Embassy in London or other US Embassy abroad? Delays are expected.

      If you are awaiting a US passport, Report of Birth Abroad for a child, an immigrant visa allowing a person to move to the USA on a permanent basis, or a temporary US visa (such as student or visitor's ...

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    • Attorney Hyde: Speaker at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in Rome

      I recently had the immense honour of being asked to be a speaker for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Spring Conference, held on this occasion in Rome, Italy. As speaker and ...

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    • Happy Holidays From American Immigration Law Office LTD

      HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! From Amercian Immigration Law Office LTD, we would like to wish all of our friends and family across the globe, Happy Holidays and a joyful New Year! We thank you so much for all of ...

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    • Attorney Hyde To Chair the AILA RDC Practice Management Committee

      The American Immigration Law Office Ltd is pleased to announce that Attorney Hyde has been appointed as the acting 2014/1015 Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rome District ...

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    • Alien? Ex-pat? 'American in waiting'? The importance of language used in US immigration law

      1930s British politician Pearl Strachan Hurd famously said, "Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs". While the context may have changed, the warning continues to ring true ...

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    • United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom Discusses DOS Support for LGBT Rights

      To mark this year's Human Rights Day, US Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun spoke about LGBT rights in London last evening, expressing both his personal committment, as well as the US Department of ...

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    • Applying for a US visa at the US Embassy in London or other US Embassy abroad? Delays are expected.

      If you are awaiting a US passport, Report of Birth Abroad for a child, an immigrant visa allowing a person to move to the USA on a permanent basis, or a temporary US visa (such as student or visitor's ...

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    • US Traveler in Need of Your Arrival/ Departure (I-94) Number?

      If you have visited the US in the past, you may remember a white (I-94) or green (I-94W) card that was handed to you by the flight attendant en route to the USA which had to be filled out before ...

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    • Paper I-94 (Arrival/ Departure Form) To Be Eliminated Starting On 21 May 2013

      US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced that, starting on 21 May 2013, the I-94 Arrival/ Departure Form will be automated and travellers to the USA will no longer be issued with a paper form in ...

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    • I-94 no more? Update on Plans to Eliminate the Arrival/ Departure Record Form

      The proposal of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to eliminate the paper I-94 form may create unintended consequences and numerous problems for foreign nationals in the United States. This blog ...

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    • What Happens if You Lie on the ESTA?

      Autonomy is becoming increasingly hard to maintain in the digital age. If you did something legally reprehensible in the past and decided to speak about it on social media, it may come back to haunt ...

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    • Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

      Trump's Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration President Trump issued three executive orders (EO) affecting US immigration the week starting 23 January 2017. Of these, the EO signed on 27 January is the ...

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    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands

      A judge in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, has denied a motion filed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to dismiss the Meredith R. Brown, et al. v. U.S. Customs ...

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    • What is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude?

      I discussed in an earlier blog that all arrests, convictions and cautions must be declared by applicants seeking entry into the USA. If you haven't already, you may wish to read Help! Will My Criminal ...

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    • Help! Will My Criminal Record Prevent Me From Travelling to the USA?

      British nationals who have had run-ins with the law often become confused- and alarmed – upon reading the following question as they complete the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization ...

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    • Immigration Reforms Spark New Scammer Alert

      There's been a lot of talk lately about US immigration reform. With politicians, the media, and popular opinion all chiming in on the topic, some people are understandably confused: what changes will ...

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    • Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

      Trump's Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration President Trump issued three executive orders (EO) affecting US immigration the week starting 23 January 2017. Of these, the EO signed on 27 January is the ...

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    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands

      A judge in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, has denied a motion filed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to dismiss the Meredith R. Brown, et al. v. U.S. Customs ...

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    • Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched

      United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced the launch of a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travellers. The new ...

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    • U.S. Visa Applications Are Experiencing Delays

      The United States Department of State (DOS) announced that it was experiencing technical difficulties with its visa issuance. The problems are not specific to any particular country or visa type. ...

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    • Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

      US immigration reform has been in the news yet again, but what exactly has happened and what does it mean in terms of going forward? Here are some brief bullet points outlining the situation: 1. On 16 ...

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    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Faces Shutdown from 27 February Over US Immigration Dispute

      US Immigration controversies are nothing new. Fundamental disagreements over how US immigration reform should be accomplished has led to serious clashes between Republicans and Democrats in the last ...

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    • Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

      Trump's Executive Orders on U.S. Immigration President Trump issued three executive orders (EO) affecting US immigration the week starting 23 January 2017. Of these, the EO signed on 27 January is the ...

      Read More
    • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Freedom of Information Act Challenge Stands

      A judge in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, has denied a motion filed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to dismiss the Meredith R. Brown, et al. v. U.S. Customs ...

      Read More
    • Redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Website Launched

      United States Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced the launch of a redesigned Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travellers. The new ...

      Read More
    • Significant changes proposed to US consular fees

      The Department of State, the agency which oversees all United States Embassies and Consulates around the world, has published an Interim Final Rule today announcing changes to consular fees. Some fees ...

      Read More
    • Changes Proposed To The Exchange Visitor Programme for Teachers

      Did you know that teachers from the UK and around the world may be able to work in US schools? The Exchange Visitor Programme for Teachers is a US visa classification set aside precisely for members ...

      Read More
    • Enhanced Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Skilled Immigrants Overwhelmingly Supported

      On 5 March 2013, the House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on "Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration". The Subcommittee heard testimony from business leaders, ...

      Read More