Form I-134, Explained

Understanding the affidavit of support promising financial help for a visa applicant What is Form I-134? If you’re planning on visiting the United States on a tourist or visitor visa, or are coming to the country on a K-1 or K-2 fiancé visa, you can file Form I-134, where someone in the United States promises […]

What Is a Green Card Joint Sponsor?

The responsibilities of a financial co-sponsor on an Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) What is a joint sponsor? A joint sponsor — or a financial co-sponsor — is a U.S. citizen or green card holder (permanent resident) who agrees to take on the legal obligation of financially supporting an applicant for a family-based green card. […]

Black Immigrants in the United States: Status, Challenges, and Impacts

RapidVisa report uses public data to examine the state of Black immigrants in the U.S. Black Immigrants Are Part of the U.S. Immigrant Experience The Black immigrant experience in the United States is shaped not only by where people come from and what they experience when they arrive, but also the deep-rooted history of Black […]

Applying for a U.S. Driver’s License as an Immigrant

Learn more about the process of how immigrants can get their U.S. driver’s license. America is very much an auto-driven country (no pun intended). While some major cities also utilize subways, buses, streetcars and railroads, the vast majority of Americans get around driving a car along the thousands of miles of roadways and highways. And […]

How to Change Status From a B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa to the F-1 Student Visa

What you need to know about changing your temporary visitor status to study in the U.S. If you’re visiting the United States for a holiday or a business trip on a B-1/B-2 visa, and you’ve decided you want to study, then there’s great news: you may be able to apply for the F-1 student visa […]

New Document Reveals Biden’s Far-Reaching Plans to Expand Legal Immigration

Blueprint obtained by the NY Times show the president’s ambitious immigration agenda President Biden has already made significant strides in rebuilding the legal immigration system, and a new document obtained by the New York Times shows how far-reaching his ambitions are to make the United States more welcoming to immigrants. The 46-page document, called “DHS […]

A list of countries where U.S. residents — both citizens and legal permanent residents — can travel to during the pandemic

As more Americans get vaccinated, the lure of international travel beckons. Maybe there’s a loved one or partner who lives in another country that you are really eager to see. So, where can you go? Below is a list of countries where U.S. residents — both citizens and legal residents — can travel (as of […]

What Is a Remittance? A Guide to Transferring Money Abroad

A remittance is a sum of money sent from one person to another, typically overseas The following question will sound familiar to many people who live and work outside of their home countries: “How do I send money back home to my loved ones?” For example, you might be working in the United States and […]

Immigrants and Entrepreneurship

A RapidVisa report uses data to illustrate the vital role U.S. immigrants play in job creation and driving the economy

How to Set Up a Courthouse Wedding

Find out what you need to legally marry your partner in a courthouse wedding If you want to get married, but don’t want to deal with the astronomical cost and hassle of coordinating a traditional wedding, a courthouse wedding is a great option. Also called a civil wedding or civil ceremony, a courthouse wedding still […]

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