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February 2015 Archives

How To Get A Visitor's Visa | Proof of Non-immigrant Intent

bigstock-Immigration-Stamp-38462311.jpgUnless a foreign national is applying for or entering the United States on an immigrant visa, he or she must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the US government that he or she bears non-immigrant intent. In other words, the individual must prove that he or she does not harbor an intent to stay here permanently. Rather, he or she is coming to the US on a temporary basis, whether that means for pleasure, school, or in some cases, business. The important point is that once the individual has accomplished his or her purpose, he or she will be leaving the United States. With a few limited exceptions, the doctrine of non-immigrant intent applies to all non-permanent resident visitors, whether they are entering the country on a visa, coming from a visa-exempt country like Canada, or from a visa-waiver country, like England. Non-immigrant intent may need to be proven at a US Consulate before a consular officer or at the border before a Customs and Border Protection officer. In some cases, one may even need to prove continuing non-immigrant intent before USCIS, i.e., in connection with an extension of status.

Fake Driver License and False Documents Can Raise Fraud Issues with Immigration

bigstock-Driver-License-Card-4352180.jpgFor many undocumented immigrants, the ability to drive legally is just as, if not equally, as important as the ability to work. Unfortunately, depending on which state the person lives in, getting a driver's license legally may be next to impossible, since the vast majority of states require proof of legal residency or status in the US. An individual may be tempted to apply for a license in a different state where the requirements may be less stringent. For example, in New Jersey, applicants for driver licenses must meet the six points of identification test, which requires proof of legal immigration status. California, on the other hand, started accepting applications from those here in the country illegally. Individuals need to be aware, however, that nearly all states require proof of residency within the state. If an individual fabricates or misrepresents a residential address in a different state just to be able to apply for a driver license, he or she may be unknowingly creating a time-bomb that can cause serious problems in the future when making an application with the Department of Homeland Security. Falsifying information on a driver license application may not only be criminal but also evidence of fraud that can potentially sink an application for benefits from USCIS.


    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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