CHILDREN& THE RIGHT TO FAMILY LIFE, A CONFLICT OF OPINION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IMMIGRATION RULES –THE UK & THE USA
Family reunification and the recognition of a family life is a cornerstone for immigration law in many countries. Many countries recognize the need for the migration of family members to join their relatives in another country. This article considers how children fit into this family life and how the treatment of a child’s family right differs between the United Kingdom and the United State of America.
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Crewmember Visa (D Visa)
Crewmember (D) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons wishing to work on board commercial sea vessels (ships) or for international airlines in the United States (example flight attendants) , providing services required for normal operation and intending to depart the United States on the same vessel or any other vessel within 29 days.
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- If you have been working at least for a year within 3 year period as a manager, executive, or a specialized knowledge position, for a multinational company in a foreign country that has a branch in United States, this is your opportunity to render your services in the United States and bringing your family with a visa that allows them to work and study legally in United States with the choice of being in the country temporarily but with the possibility of becoming a permanent resident in the future.
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About B1/B2 Visa and Visa Waiver Program
Coming to United of States as a visitor will be defined according to the purpose of your visit. You may apply for a B1 visa for a business visit or a B2 visa for visits for other purposes except business. For applicants of some countries that have a low ratio of refusal, a program named “Visa Waiver Program” (VWP) has been designed to enter to United States up to 90 days to conduct business or for pleasure without first obtaining a B1 visa or a B2 visa.
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The K1 Visa – A brief synopsis
(1) K1 Visa
- Must be a foreign-citizen fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen is the recipient of an approved Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
- Must be legally free to marry at the time the petition was filed and remain so thereafter, and must be legally possible according to U.S. laws in the State in which the marriage will occur.
- Must have met the person within the past two years, USCIS may grant an exception to this requirement based on extreme hardship for the U.S. citizen sponsor to personally meet the foreign-citizen fiancé(e) or if it is contrary to culture for man and woman to meet before marriage.
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The Complexities and Confusion of the United States’ Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a quick and easy way to enter the United States for reasons of business or pleasure. If you are a citizen of a participating VWP Country, you can enter the United States for 90 days without enduring the long process of obtaining a travel visa.
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Green Card: Quest for residency
For every immigrant the most important step in the quest of become a US Citizen through naturalization is getting a green card first. However, the path to become a permanent resident is narrowly tailored because you need a familiar petition for an US citizen/Legal Permanent Resident or a working visa to become an immigrant, being admitted, and receive your green card later.
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