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How Visitors to the U.S. Can Bring Domestic or Personal Servants

How Visitors to the U.S. Can Bring Domestic or Personal Servants

 

If you are in the process of coming to the United States on a temporary nonimmigrant visa or if you are already in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa, you may be able to bring not only your family members, but also your nanny, maid, cook, and other domestic or personal employees. They may qualify for a B-1 visa, primarily intended for business visitors to the United States. It is a more uncommon use of the B-1 visa, evidenced by the fact that these types of visas are specially annotated with the visitor’s position. 

Which types of visa holders can bring employees to the U.S.?

Waiving the Green Card Signature Requirement

Waiving the Green Card Signature Requirement

 

Typically, a green card (permanent resident card) must bear a beneficiary’s signature. This signature is captured at the beneficiary’s biometrics appointment and electronically transferred onto the card. However, USCIS released a statement last week explaining that not all green cards must bear the holder’s signature. 

When a green card holder is physically unable to provide a signature or is a child below the age of consent, the government may waive the signature requirement. In such a case, the green card will state “Signature Waived” on the front or back of the card where a signature would normally be located. 

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

Reliant Capital Solutions to Expand into WNY, Host Job Fair on June 18

 

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that specializes in education collections, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a small business contract for the U.S. Department of Education. After careful consideration on a second location to support the new contract, Reliant has selected Buffalo, N.Y., as the site for its expansion! Reliant will open a new facility in Transit Commons, located at 2701 Transit Road in Elma. 

Berardi Immigration Law to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Berardi Immigration Law to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

 

Berardi Immigration Law, a full-service immigration law firm headquartered at 2300 Wehrle Drive in Buffalo, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on June 24. Founded by Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi, the firm now employs a staff of 10 and has added regional offices in Newport Beach, CA; London, England; and Toronto, Canada.

“Berardi Immigration Law is recognized in legal circles for our reputation in delivering exceptional immigration services with a strong focus on employment and family matters,” said Berardi. “Our success has been based on our commitment to clients and our responsiveness. We appear at the border on a near daily basis to represent our clients and help them cross the border with confidence.”

What is an ‘A-Number?’

What is an ‘A-Number?’

 

Foreign nationals applying for status in the United States with USCIS have likely seen the term, “A-Number.” Many people wonder what this term refers to as it appears on virtually every USCIS form.

The “A-Number” stands for Alien Registration Number. It may also be referred to as an “Alien Number” or “USCIS Number.” This number is issued by USCIS to noncitizens of the United States. Most foreign nationals are assigned an A-Number when applying for a green card, a waiver, employment authorization and certain visas. However, not all foreign nationals receive an A-Number. 

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

 

USCIS put into effect a new rule on May 26, 2015, allowing certain H-4 spouses to apply for work authorization. Previously, USCIS did not provide work authorization to any H-4 spouses. Since last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. Premium processing is not available for this application.

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

 

With the school year quickly coming to a close, thousands of Americans and foreign nationals alike will begin booking their summer getaways. Whether you will be flying to a popular international destination like Britain or France, or perhaps visiting the U.S. from Canada or Mexico, CBP offers the Global Entry Program to help shorten U.S. entry wait times at certain airports.