On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Deferred action does not provide an individual with lawful status.
You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:
1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Call our office today to see if you qualify for the deferred action program!
Obtaining a visa to travel to Russia for business or pleasure can become complicated and stressful without the guidance of an experienced professional.
A visa to Russia can be obtained from a Russian Embassy or Consulate abroad. Our professional staff will assist you in gathering the necessary documentation, filling out the requisite forms and answering to all of your questions.
Business visa can be single-, double- or multi-entry depending on the invitation. Single-entry and double-entry visas can be valid for the period of no longer than 90 days.
A one year multi-entry business visa enables a foreign citizen to enter the Russian Federation multiple times within the indicated timeframe. It doesn’t mean that the visa holder is allowed to remain in the Russian Federation for a year. According to the Russian Migration Law, a multi-entry visa holder is allowed to stay in Russia up to 90 days within every 180 days.
A tourist visa can be single-, double- or multiple entry. Single-entry and double-entry can be for a period of no more than 30 days.
Private (homestay) visa can be single-, double- or multi-entry. Single-entry and double-entry visas can be valid for the period of no longer than 90 days. Multi- entry visa can be valid for 1 year or 3 years depending on the invitation.
Both private and business visas require the issuance of an invitation from the person inviting you to visit Russia. Such invitation must not only be prepared in the requisite form but also stamped and approved by the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs.
Our experienced and qualified legal staff will be happy to assist you with your visa application to Russia! Call us today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case!