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Information about US embassies throughout the world, and how they can help immigrants to the United States.


Why to Always Update the USCIS With Contact Information

"My wife in Nicaragua changed her cell phone number. Do we need to inform the USCIS?" Yes, it is highly recommended that you update any and all information as soon as it changes. Especially the cell phone number. The reason being is because the consulate sends text messages. Basically, you filled out a form that […]

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Do I Need a Police Clearance From Every Country I Lived In?

You will need police clearances or police certificates from every country that you have worked or lived in since age 16. There are some exceptions to the rule. There are some countries that state that you’re unable to obtain the police certificate if you are no longer living in the country.

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What Are Strong Ties For A B1/B2 Tourist Visa?

Next question comes from Denny. “What kinds of things can count as strong ties for a tourist visa?”

A “strong tie” is anything that you can use to prove to the consular officer that you’re going to return to your home country. That could be a house that you own, could be a great job, or maybe you own a business.

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Are There Quotas for Family Based Visas to the United States

So the next question, yeah I'll do this one. Abigail asks, "Do they really have a cap per year for visa applications?" This is a good question. Prominently what we do at RapidVisa with family based visa's. If you're a US citizen sponsoring someone, the answer is no there is no per-cap. You get to […]

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Converting to Islam in the Philippines to Legally Divorce

So, the next bit of news, this has been a topic for a while, and something that we started to see a lot of denials for at the beginning of the year. Since we do a lot of business with the Philippines with fiance visas and spousal visas, Philippines is one of the few countries in the world, to give you a little bit of history, that it’s really hard to get a divorce, especially if you marry in a Catholic church.

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5 Tips for a Successful K-1 Fiance Visa Embassy Interview

The embassy interview is the final step in the fiancee visa application process. The applicant will need to meet face-to-face with a consular officer, usually at the US Embassy located in the applicant’s home country. The interview generally lasts 15 to 30 minutes and consists of between 5 and 10 questions. The focus of the questions is for the consular officer to determine if your relationship is bona fide.

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The Definitive Guide to Getting Married in the Philippines

In the Philippines, this is not a complicated process but it can be very time consuming and may include a few steps or processes that you are not aware of. The original version of this post was made on October 21, 2012, however has been updated today.

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The Chinese Hukou System

Hukou is built upon a history of family registries that dates back to the Xia Dynasty (2100 BCE- 1600 BCE). The modern usage takes this and is applied similar to the internal passport system used in the former Soviet Union.

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How to get a Singapore Police Clearance

If you worked in Singapore for 6 months or more from age 16, you definitely need a Police Clearance for your US Embassy Interview. Here's the instructions on how you get obtain a Singapore Police Clearance. Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department of Singapore Police Force to CITIZENS OF SINGAPORE […]

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Getting a Philippine Passport

New Applications Please have all your original documents and IDs photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date. General Requirements: Personal appearance Confirmed appointment Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly […]

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