Friday, December 13, 2013

US Immediate Relative Visa

When we immigrate to a different country, we are often left missing what we left behind. This is no truer than when we have to leave behind close relatives, who we miss dearly and want to be with us in our new home. It’s for this reason that the US issues Immediate Relative visas, so that immigrants can be reunited with their loved ones once again. We, at IXP, deal with thousands of immigration cases every month and our team of immigration experts know how to get the best results for our clients. Our years of expertise could make all the difference in having your application for US immigration accepted.

A Family Route to American Immigration
The Immediate Relative visa is seen as a stepping-stone towards citizenship as it can lead to the client being granted Green Card status. The visa gives our client the right to live and work in the US for the duration of the visa and there is no requirement for the client to have a job offer from an American firm for the application to be accepted. Neither will the client have to show that he or she is able to financially support themselves for the length of the visa.

The US immigration authorities determine both the cost and the length of processing and, as such, we are unable to affect either. Currently, processing takes anywhere from nine months to one year and costs roughly a few hundred dollars in fees, although these times and prices are being constantly reviewed.

Qualifying Criteria
For your case to be accepted, you will need to be sponsored by an American citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18. This sponsor must be related to you either through marriage, as a spouse, as a dependent child under the age of 21, or as a parent. If the relation is through marriage then the criteria for the K-3 spousal visa remain the same.

This visa type, along with many others, requires that candidates prove that they are of a good character and are in good health. To show that you are of good character, the US authorities will need to see a police report from your current country of residence. Additionally, you will need to provide a medical certificate from an approved doctor to show that you are in good health. 

US K1 Fiancee Visa

Applying for a USA K-1 visa or fiancé immigration to America allows an American citizen to bring a foreign fiancée to the United States for the specific purpose of getting married. Beyond the marriage, an applicant will be able to pursue a Permanent Resident Card for lawful permanent residence in the US or as it is usually referred to, a USA Green Card, in order to live and work in the USA permanently. This type of US visa is a very specific American immigration service designed solely for those intending to migrate to the USA in order to get married.

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US immigration through the Fiancé visa is intended as a step towards lawful permanent resident status and as such, it will lead to the benefits of an American Green Card for a successful applicant, if the necessary requirements are fulfilled. A candidate embarking on this route will be able to seek permission to undertake employment and commence living and working in the USA without the time restrictions that a non-immigrant route would impose. In addition, as a family immigration route, no pre-arranged offer of employment is required for people immigrating to the USA in this class. Family visa routes are based entirely upon connections with a US citizen, and as such, no offer of employment is required.

Eligibility Criteria
In America, visas for fiancés are aimed exclusively at those intending to marry in the USA and as a result, applicants must fulfill this requirement, otherwise the right to remain in the United States will be withdrawn. Parties must get married to each other within 90 days of the arrival of the applicant in the country; no extension can be obtained for this American visa class. If a marriage does not occur, the applicant will have to leave the US and may not be granted another fiancé visa. In order to qualify for this USA visa class, parties must fulfill the following requirements:

- Both parties must be free to marry.
- Parties must have met in person at least once during the last two years.

(This must be demonstrated through documentation, which may include photographs or airline tickets, as well as any other documentation, which can prove the requirement. If meeting before the marriage would go against a traditional custom in the applicant's country or would create extreme hardship for the US citizen, this may be waived). After the petition is approved by USCIS, the fiancé may obtain a K-1 visa at a US embassy abroad.

Working in the United States
A USA fiancé visa in itself does not offer a grant of permission to work in America, visa applications of this kind are designed solely for those intending to marry in the imminent future. However, once a marriage has taken place, an applicant can apply for both an Adjustment of Status (AOS) in order to become a permanent resident and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which will permit them to seek and undertake employment. An application for Employment Authorization can be submitted upon arrival, before the marriage has taken place, however, it may not be processed within the 90-day period in which a marriage must occur. Since a new Employment Authorization must be sought once an applicant applies for adjustment of status, in practice, it is more effective to wait until after parties are married.

Dependent Immigration
As a route to permanent immigration, fiancé visas also make provision for dependent immigration, and unmarried children under 21 may accompany an applicant immigrating to the USA as long as they are included on the application form and are issued with K2 dependant visas. Find out further information on our page.

Living in America
When a couple meet, they don’t want to be separated by anything, least of all borders. We have been helping these happy couples to overcome border bureaucracy since 1996 and it always makes us happy when a case works out like this:
“My husband and I met when we were both travelling through Europe and ended up living together in Germany together. Although we were having a great time there, we both knew that it was time to be a little bit more settled. So, we had a choice between living in America and my native Italy. As my husband’s Italian wasn’t very good, we decided that America would be more comfortable for us both. We heard about through a friend who had moved to Canada, so we took their free assessment. As we were planning on getting married, the Fiancée visa was perfect. helped us to gather all of the relevant information about our relationship and began to build our case. After a few months, it was accepted. Now, we’re both happily married and I’m working towards my Green Card, so we can build a lasting future together here in the U.S.A.”

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vietnam entry requirements

Vietnam is not so strict on entry visa requirements like other countries. Below is list of things you will need to know before you enter Vietnam:
Mandatory Requirements
* Passport should be valid 6 months beyond intended stay
* Vietnam visa is required

Mandatory Requirements
* Applicants must enter Vietnam by air to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city or Da Nang. 
* Passport must valid at least 1 month from the date of exit.
* Two passport photos size 4 x 6 cm (see photo specifications).

In most case, you do not need to show the following:
* Proof of Return
* Vaccination Certificate
* HIV Examination Certificate

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Non-immigrant visas for temporary visitors to the U.S.

You will find in this section everything you need to know about non-immigrant visa.

What is a visa?

A visa is an authorization to present yourself at the U.S. border and apply for entry on the U.S. territory. A Consular Officer grants a visa to an applicant, according to the U.S. Immigration Law, depending of the purpose of the travel. At the U.S. border, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Officer grants entry on the U.S. territory. This DHS Officer will decide how long you can stay in the U.S., according to the U.S. Immigration Law, depending of the purpose of the travel. He will write it on the I-94 form which will be attached to your passport. You are required to leave the U.S. before the expiration of that date.

What a visa is not?

A visa is not an authorization to stay in the U.S. Only the DHS Officer can authorize you to enter the U.S.

How long is a visa valid?

In Vietnam, U.S. Consular Officers currently deliver a maximum of 12 month with multi-entries visa to Vietnamese citizens. With this visa, you can present yourself to the border several times during a year. Each time you arrive at the border, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Officer will tell you how long you can stay in the U.S. Depending on your application, the Consular Officer may instead issue you a shorter validity visa.

In the future, the United States may start issuing only 3 month validity visas to Vietnamese tourists and other visitors to the United States because this is the length of visa validity that is typically issued to United States citizen visitors to Vietnam.

The duration of validity for U.S. nonimmigrant visas is based on reciprocity (what another country grants a United States citizen for a similar type of visa). Currently, we are issuing Vietnamese citizens 12 month visas.

We continue to hope the Vietnamese Government will begin issuing United States citizens 12 month validity visas so that reducing validity for Vietnamese citizens, which will negatively affect many, can be avoided.

The United States Mission in Vietnam hopes nonimmigrant visa applicants find this information useful when preparing for future travel to the United States.

Note: Other nationalities citizens receive a visa according to the reciprocity agreement with their country. Please refer to the Bureau of Consular Affairs website or to the U.S. Embassy website in your country to find more information.

How long does it take to process a visa?
The processing time for a visa in Vietnam depends on the period of the year. May to September is traditionally the “high season” when applicants’ demand is high. Plan your trip in advance and prepare your visa request as early as possible to avoid useless stress.

After your interview, there is an incompressible 24 hours of technical processing: no matter the emergency, we cannot process same-day visa. Between the date of your interview and the date you receive your passport with your visa, there are usually a few days. Occasionally, depending on your case, your application can require additional administrative processing. If that happens, the Consular Officer will notify you during the interview and keep your application open, up to 60 days.

Visa via our renewal program follows a different process. Qualified applications for visa renewal will be processed and returned within three to five business days. Do not use the renewal program if you need your passport in that interval.

Non-immigrant visas for temporary visitors to the U.S.

Applicants can view the status of their visa cases from the CEAC launch page. In order to use the CEAC Status Check, an applicant will need to enter their CEAC Barcode and the interview location. The check will return one of the following statuses with a message explaining the situation:

No Status
Application Receipt Pending
Administrative Processing

The Embassy is thrilled that this initiative will reduce the number of public inquiries sent to post while a case is being processed.

What happens if I present false information with my application or during my interview?

Please keep in mind that your signature, including the electronic signature on any visa application form is your guarantee that all information you provide is true and correct. You are personally and legally responsible, even if a travel agent or someone else prepares documents for you. Any fraudulent documents or misleading statements may result in your permanent ineligibility for any future visa.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vietnam embassy in Azerbaijan

Are you looking for location of Vietnam embassy in Azerbaijan ?
We are sorry to inform you that we can’t find any information about the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in Azerbaijan because there is currently no Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in this country.
You may be surprised to hear that we work day and night to update information to our website, so, as soon as there is a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate established in Azerbaijan, you can immediately know their contact information by checking in our website for the latest news.

Complete Name: Republic of Azerbaijan
Native Name: Azərbaycan
Capital: Bakı
Principal Cities : Bakı [Baku], Gəncə (Kirovabad), Sumqayit (Sumgait), Mingəçevir, Xırdalan, Qaraçuxur, Şirvan (Əli Bayramlı), Naxçıvan, Bakıxanov (Stepan Razin), Şeki (Nucha)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Visa free policy for overseas Vietnamese in US

Overseas Vietnamese, foreign spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens or overseas Vietnamese are eligible for entry visa exemption if fully meeting the following conditions:

1. Possessing foreign passports or foreign passport substitutes (below collectively referred to as passports) which remain valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. An overseas Vietnamese who has no passport must possess a residence permit granted by a foreign country which remains valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

2. Possessing visa exemption certificates granted by a competent Vietnamese agency.

Disclaimers : Please note that this translation is for reference only. This is not our publication. We are not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Users of the English translations of legal instruments published on this website should note that in the event of any inconsistency between the English translations and the original Vietnamese text, the later shall prevail.

DECISION No. 135/2007/QD-TTg OF AUGUST 17, 2007,

Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the April 28, 2000 Ordinance on Entry, Exit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam;
At the proposal of the Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Article 1. - To promulgate the Regulation on visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese.
Article 2. - This Decision takes effect on September 1, 2007.
Article 3. - Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, heads of government-attached agencies, and presidents of provincial/municipal People’s Committees shall implement this Decision.

Prime Minister



(Promulgated together with the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 135/2007/QD-TTg of August 17, 2007)

Article 1.- Visa exempts

Overseas Vietnamese, foreign spouses and children of Vietnamese citizens or overseas Vietnamese are eligible for entry visa exemption if fully meeting the following conditions:

1. Possessing foreign passports or foreign passport substitutes (below collectively referred to as passports) which remain valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. An overseas Vietnamese who has no passport must possess a residence permit granted by a foreign country which remains valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.

2. Possessing visa exemption certificates granted by a competent Vietnamese agency.

Article 2. - Visa exemption ineligibles

1. Those who fail to fully meet the conditions specified in Article 1.

2. Those who are not allowed to enter Vietnam under the provisions of Clause 1, Article 8 of the Ordinance on Entry, Exit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, specifically:

a/ Using forged papers or intentionally making untruthful declarations when carrying out entry application procedures;
b/ On the ground of epidemics prevention and control;
c/ Having seriously violated Vietnamese law during their previous entries;
d/ On the ground of national security maintenance or other special grounds under the Public Security Minister’s decisions.

Article 3. - Visa exemption certificates

1. Agencies competent to grant visa exemption certificates include:
- Overseas Vietnamese representative missions;
- The Immigration Control Department under the Ministry of Public Security.

2. A visa exemption certificate has a validity duration of up to 5 years but at least 6 months shorter than the remaining validity duration of the passport or residence permit granted by a foreign country.

3. A visa exemption certificate is granted to each person. For under-14 children sharing passports with their fathers or mothers, visa exemption certificates shall be granted together with passports of their fathers or mothers.

4. A competent agency shall grant a visa exemption certificate within 7 working days after receiving a valid dossier.

5. Visa exemption certificate grantees shall pay dossier-processing fees according to the Finance Ministry’s regulations.

Article 4.- Dossier of application for a visa exemption certificate

1. A foreign passport, or a residence permit granted by a foreign country (enclosed with its copy for archive by a competent agency), for persons having no foreign passports;

2. A paper or document proving that the applicant is an overseas Vietnamese under the provisions of Vietnamese law or treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party, or previously granted papers from which the applicant’s original nationality or Vietnamese origin can be inferred. If there is no paper proving that the applicant is an overseas Vietnamese, he/she may present a paper of guarantee issued by an overseas Vietnamese association based in the country where he/she resides or a written affirmation by a Vietnamese citizen.

Foreign spouses or children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens are required to present papers proving their spouse or child relationship with overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens (marriage certificate, birth certificate, paper certifying parental or child relationship or other valid papers as provided for by Vietnamese law).

3. If having no papers specified in Clause 2 of this Article, the applicant may present papers granted by competent foreign agencies, which indicate that he/she has original Vietnamese nationality or of Vietnamese origin, to competent Vietnamese agencies for consideration and grant of visa exemption certificates.

4. A declaration of application for a visa exemption certificate (made according to a set form).

Article 5. - Cancellation of visa exemption certificates

1. Visa exemption certificates must be cancelled if their holders are detected ineligible according to Article 2 of this Regulation.

2. Overseas Vietnamese representative missions shall cancel visa exemption certificates whose holders reside overseas. The Public Security Ministry’s Imigration Control Department and the Defense Ministry’s immigration control forces (border guards) at border gates shall cancel visa exemption certificates whose holders temporarily reside in Vietnam or are at Vietnamese border gates.

3. Dossier processing fees are not refunded when visa exemption certificates are cancelled. Article 6.- Stay duration in Vietnam

People entering Vietnam with visa exemption certificates may stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days following each entry. Those who wish to stay longer shall carry out visa application procedures according to current regulations before or after their entry into Vietnam.

Article 7. - Organization of implementation

1. The Ministry of Public Security shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense in, implementing this Regulation. The Ministry of Public Security shall, after consulting and reaching agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promulgate a form of visa exemption certificate, a form of declaration of application for visa exemption certificate and a form of paper of guarantee.

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify Vietnam-based foreign representative missions, and coordinate with the Ministry of Transport in notifying international airlines, creating favorable conditions for visa exemption certificate holders to enter Vietnam.

3. The Ministry of Finance shall guide the collection, remittance and use of fees for processing dossiers of application for visa exemption certificates.
Prime Minister

Is the Vietnam Visa on Arrival Program Trustworthy for US citizens ?

One of the most important lessons travelers learn is that they should work only with trustworthy individuals and companies. Whether it is booking a hotel room, finding a great rental car or securing travel documents, travelers need to be careful.

When it comes to travel documents, it is even more important to exercise caution. After all, not securing the right travel documents could end your trip before it even begins. If you have traveled internationally before, chances are you already have a valid passport, but if you are planning a trip to a more exotic destination, you might find that you need additional documentation, like a valid entry visa.

If you are planning to travel to Vietnam, you will need a valid entry visa in addition to a passport. Many new travelers are intimidated by this visa requirement, but it is really quite simple to obtain the documentation you need, even before you leave home.

There are a number of ways to get the entry visa you need to travel to Vietnam, but not all options are equally convenient. One choice is to travel to an embassy, where you can present your identification and get the entry visa you need.

The problem is that many people do not live anywhere near an embassy. If you live in a major city, you may be lucky enough to have an embassy within a reasonable driving distance. If not, you could be looking at a long drive, or a costly plane ticket, just to get to the embassy. Once there, you could face further obstacles in the form of limited hours and low staffing levels.

The good news is  that you do not need to travel to a far off embassy to get the travel documents you need to enter the country of Vietnam. The government of Vietnam has created a program known as the Vietnam visa on arrival. This program allows travelers to submit their identification documents to an authorized travel agency and receive an official letter. When the traveler arrives in Vietnam, he or she presents that official letter and receives an entry visa. The process is designed to be simple, easy to understand, and very streamlined.

Some first time travelers to Vietnam may wonder if the Vietnam visa on arrival program is trustworthy and legitimate. The truth is that this program has been designed by the Vietnamese government, and the officials at all airports in Vietnam are well aware of it and have a thorough understanding of how it works. That means you can rest assured that your arrival letter will be honored when you arrive at the airport in Vietnam. You can simply get your official approval letter, put it with your passport and board your flight. Then when you arrive, you can disembark, present your letter, go through customs and be on your way.