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Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Visa Applicants Now Required to Disclose Social Media Accounts

Beginning May 31, 2019, the U.S. State Department is requiring all visa applicants to disclose their social media information, including usernames and handles for major social media websites and applications. Previously, only a small percentage of visa applicants were...

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3 Things to Know About Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

3 Things to Know About Changes to the H-1B Visa Program

President Trump’s administration has made many changes to the immigration process. One of its most recent changes involves the H-1B visa program. A new ruling was announced on January 30, 2019, and it will take effect on April 1, 2019. Three important changes include:...

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What Are the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

What Are the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule?

The phrase “public charge” is used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to describe individuals who are likely to receive monetary assistance from the U.S. government. When green card or visa applicants seek to enter the U.S., immigration officers...

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The 30/60-Day Rule is Now the 90-Day Rule

For around one-quarter of a century, the U.S. used the 30/60-day rule to determine whether a person was eligible to receive a visa or to enter the United States. The 30-day aspect of the rule involved determining if a visitor to the U.S. misrepresented his or her...

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