Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: Travel Permits

Tech, Business Executives Petition Congress To Undo New Restrictions on Visa-Free Travel

Almost three dozen technology and business executives petitioned the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to repeal new visa provisions restricting visa-free travel to the United States for certain travelers under the Visa Waiver Program. The petitioners say the new rules are discriminatory and bad for the U.S. economy. Signatories to the petition include Mark… Read More

Holiday Travel and Visas

As year-end and the holiday season approaches, people from around the world travel great distances to be with family and loved ones. Certainly being with family during the holidays is one of the joys of life that makes the hard work done throughout the year seem worthwhile. However when the holidays are done, it is… Read More

USCIS Issues Work Authorization and Advance Parole on Single Card for Adjustment Applicants

On February 11, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). USCIS said the new card “represents a significant improvement from the current practice of issuing paper… Read More

USCIS Changes Filing Location for Advance Parole Application

On March 19, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131), which is used to apply for a travel document, reentry permit, or advance parole. The agency said the change of filing location is part of an overall effort to… Read More

Travel May Be Risky While Adjustment Application Is Pending, Recent Case Shows

The Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers warns that traveling outside the U.S. while an adjustment of status application is pending can be risky, even with advance parole. A recent case illustrates this point. While his adjustment application was pending, Nadeem Hassan, a citizen of Pakistan, traveled outside the U.S. to Saudi Arabia. He received an… Read More