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Sample Interview Questions and Answers For US Visit Visa Applicants

While these may not be the questions consulate or embassy staff may ask you -- nor you have the same answers as shown below -- having understood these questions and preparing sensible answers could increase your chances of being granted your visit visas to the United States. Q: What is your purpose of travel to the United States? Sample Answers: I would like to visit a family in Los Angeles, California and go to Hollywood Disneyland with them. I would like to visit my son who is studying at UCLA. Q: Why do you want to…

Filipina in Toronto Charged in Air Ticket Fraud

A Filipino woman is facing charges in Canada after authorities an investigation uncovered an airline ticket syndicate that scammed victims trying to book air tickets, in a report by Toronto Star. Lorna Natalie Arcega, 38, was arrested Thursday and charged with 18 charges including fraud and unauthorized use of credit card data. The Toronto police teamed up with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario and the joint investigation discovered that fraud that allegedly scammed victims out of an estimated $150,000. Victims…

List of Prohibited and Restricted Items at Ports in the United States

Traveling to the United States can be a stressful experience. As authorities often receive alerts of terrorist threats, an extra layer of security is often enforced. This means passengers are subject to longer, more thorough security checks. But more than just security issues, the United States also abides by international laws on shipment of items that are prohibited, endangered and potentially deadly. But whether you are traveling with certain items or shipping them through  authorized forwarders, it pays to be aware of…

5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Becoming ‘TNT’

One of the many reasons why people go abroad is because they wanted to have a greener pasture. Because of that goal, they do everything to set off overseas. They even go to the extent of faking their documents, going on tourist visas and then overstaying, and others. In 2006, statistics showed that there were about 11 million illegal immigrants in the US, 215,000 of these are Filipinos. Hence the term, TNT or in local lingo 'tago ng tago' which means constantly hiding. Chasing one's dreams is not at all a bad idea.…

Top Mistakes When Applying for US K1 Fiance Visa

K1 in immigration terminology is the fiancé(e) visa, issued to foreigners coming to the United States, allowing them to enter the US and stay for 90 days. During that time, the US citizen and his/her fiancé(e) need to get married in order for the foreigner to be able to stay in the country. There are many misconceptions about the K-1 visa. People think the process can be done in a few weeks. Notwithstanding, people need to be realistic, since the process is long and can last for several months. There are no shortcuts to…

How to Apply for US H1B Visa

The United States grants H1B visa that allows people from other countries to work there. Commonly known as working visa, H1B can be granted to temporary workers. To obtain a H1B visa, an employer must offer the job to the candidate, and apply for the visa in the Immigration Department. Employers file a petition, known as work permit, that allows workers to obtain visa stamp and work in the USA. Eligibility To qualify for a H1B visa, applicants must fulfill certain requirements: A successful relationship with their US…

Step by Step Application for K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa

Commonly known as fiancé visa, K-1 is issued to the fiancé of US citizen. The visa allows the holder to enter the country and stay for 90 days. During this time, the holder of the visa and the US citizen can get married and file application to become legal resident of the United States. Eligibility Both the US citizen and his/her fiancé must be unmarried. Previous marriages must have ended in a divorce, annulment or death. Citizens of US must have met with their fiancé in person at least once in the previous two years…

Common Immigration Myths in America

Not everything you hear about moving to America is true. Some people get more than they expect while others might be surprised that situations are not always as good as they imagined. Even the information that people read on the internet or hear from Americans is not as accurate compared to actually living in the United States. Here are the common myths. 1. Migrating to America is so difficult which is why most people enter illegally.  Although America remains as one of the top countries where people intend to enter and…