Tag Archives: DHS

Exceptions to the 1 Year Asylum Rule

What are the exceptions to the one year rule asylum application filing deadline?

Exceptions to the one year deadline fall into two categories, “changed circumstances” and “extraordinary circumstances.” Even if you meet one of these exceptions, you must file within a reasonable time, which is generally understood to mean within a few months. You...

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What is the Student and Exchange Visitor Program?

What is SEVP and what does it do?

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program, or SEVP, collects, maintains, analyzes and provides information so only legitimate foreign students or exchange visitors gain entry to the United States. The result is an easily accessible information system that provides timely information to the U.S. Department of State...

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Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

What is the process to apply for an unlawful presence waiver to obtain U.S. permanent resident status?

A new process is expected to shorten the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members are obtaining immigrant visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Beginning March 4,...

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