Receipt of a Request for Evidence (“RFE”) from UCSIS is the first sign that your visa or immigration case is in trouble. In most cases, an RFE signifies that you have not properly addressed the legal requirements underpinning the visa category for which you have applied. In some cases, it can mean that USCIS discovered contradictory or inconsistent information when it compared the various supporting documents you submitted as against the forms and covering letter, or as against information in the public domain.
It’s a new year and resolutions are normally made to be broken, but you’re serious about moving to the USA this year – or at least making considerable steps towards it. Along with thinking about the logistics that sit hand-in-hand with moving abroad, you need to suss out your location options and ensure you pick the perfect location for you and your family.
Moving anywhere these days forces us to evaluate the things we have and whether we really need them. So when it comes to an international move, that pressure is even greater. Particularly so when the country in question is America; is it really worth taking every single item you own? After all, they match us for technology, goods and services. Or, when all is said and done and you add up the cost of replacing items you need on a daily basis, is it actually cheaper to ship your entire life out there?
The EB-5 program is a well-established and popular choice for high net worth individuals who wish to make an investment into a pre-approved US business in order to receive a green card. Those who invest will receive a conditional green card for an initial two year period, before becoming eligible to remove their status and re-apply for permanent US residency.
The E-2 Treaty Investor visa can provide a unique opportunity for many who wish to kick start a new business in the USA, but it is important to understand some of the core features of this category, for you to decide whether E-2 is the right route for you. If you are researching your immigration options, your mind is likely to be swamped with a myriad of letter-number combinations ascribed to the many different visa categories available.
Floridian tradition tells of its world famous theme parks, but the choice of leisure benefits it provides stretches far beyond this. With low property prices, miles of natural landscape to explore enabled by year-round sun, along with a diverse culture bringing together millions of people from all over the world, relocating to the Sunshine state means that you need never be bored, nor alone in your non-US heritage.
I had only visited San Francisco once before moving here, so was not 100% sure what to expect. I was surprised at how friendly everyone in our neighborhood was, everyone stopped to talk to you and seemed genuinely interested in you. I think it wasn't until I first went back to England that I noticed bigger differences, the level of customer service is so much higher here especially in restaurants than it is in shops.
"My husband had never been to the US before he met me, but ended up taking several vacations to America and we even had our honeymoon in California. I said, in passing, that it would be interesting to see if we could move to the US, but was not honestly expecting anything to come of it. We thought we’d give it a go, as we did not want to get further on in life and wonder 'What if?'"
Since you are reading this article you are probably either a US citizen hoping to marry a non-citizen, or a non-US citizen hoping to marry an American citizen. Although we will speak in terms of the non-US citizen being British, this is largely for the sake of convenience, and most of what will follow applies equally to citizens of other countries who are residing here in Britain.
A new year provides new opportunities. Time is already flying by – Hard to believe January is gone. It's worth setting out the major opportunities taking place across Britain and the US in 2012. We're thinking about how we in Florida have already contributed to these opportunities, and what else we can do. 2012 promises much. For this year Britain will be at the centre of world sporting and pageantry events and the US at the centre of the political world with the November Presidential elections.