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Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

The I-130 form, also known as the Petition for Alien Relative form, is the form used for sponsoring a spouse, parent, sibling, or child for alien residency in the United States.  The form can be obtained through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, either on their website or from a branch of their office.   In this case, we will be using the example provided by the USCIS website.
Once you have the I-130 form, you must read through all of the instructions before the form can be filled out. 
Do not make any marks in the top box.  This box is solely for use by the USCIS. 
In box A, you must identify your relationship to the person you are petitioning for and whether it is an adoptive relationship.
1. You must fill out a separate form I-130 for each relative you are petitioning for.  
Next, you must fill out the information about yourself in box B.
2. You must provide your name, your current address, date of birth, and your residency status, where you were born, 
3. Ensure that you provide all of the information that applies to you.  
4. In box C, you must provide the same information about your relative. 
Box C, on the second page., requires additional information about the relative you are petitioning for. 
5. In line 17, you must list your relative’s immediate family, naming their spouse and any children they have.  
In lines 18 and 19, you will need to state you’re relative’s intended place to stay as well as where they are currently residing. 
If your relative’s legal name uses letters other than Roman letters, you must write their name in their native language in line 20.  
In box D, you must provide the additional information needed if applicable to your petition for your relative.  
6. You must list any other relatives you are filing an I-130 petition for.  
7. You will also need to state if you have previously filled out an I-130 form for any other relative in the past.  
Once completed, you must certify the form I-130 with your signature.
8. If someone helped you fill out this form, they must certify their knowledge of the information.

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N-400 Application for Naturalization


An N-400 form is a document used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for an application for naturalization.  The form is used to apply for citizenship in the United States by foreign nationals. 

In this case, we are using the N-400 form provided by the Department of Homeland Security.   Examples of the N-400 form can be found online or through a Department of Homeland Security office.    

The first step in completing the form is to put your USCIS number in the top right box on every page of the application. 

1. Next, supply your legal name and the information on your permanent resident card exactly as it appears. Provide any name changes or other names you have used. 

2. Indicate your eligibility for naturalization in part 2.

3. In part 3, you need to fill out personal information, including your social security number, birth date, date of residency, the citizenship status of relatives, marriage status, and any disabilities that will preclude you from taking the English and U.S. history test. 

4. In part 4, supply your contact information and mailing address.  

5. For part 5, you will need to include personal characteristics of yourself for a criminal background check.  Indicate your gender, height, weight, race, hair, and eye color. 

6. In part 6, you must supply your residence and employment history.  Include all residences, education, and employment in the past 5 years.  If you need to attach additional information, you may do so by using a blank sheet of paper and attaching it to your N-400 Form.

7. For part 7, indicate the amount of time you have spent outside of the United States in the past 5 years.  If you have not left the United States in that time period, you still need to fill out the sections by putting zeros in the appropriate boxes. 

8. Part 8 requires a detailed history of marriage.  Supply information of all marriages and your spouses’ family history.  If you have never been married, skip to the next section.

9. In part 9, you must supply detailed information of all children you have had.  State their names, date of birth, USCIS number, country of origin, and address.  Include all children whether they live with you or not.  

10. Part 10 requires you to answer numerous questions pertaining to your background and family history.  Answer them to the best of your ability and be truthful. 

11. Certify and sign all sections on the last page, indicating your oath of allegiance, a signature of the person who prepared the form, and your signature at their interview.        


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I-129 H1B Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker



(USE PAGES 1 through 7 ONLY)

A I-129 Form is used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the petition of a non-immigrant worker visa. The form is required for any worker who does not intend to become a permanent resident to legally enter the United States

In this case, we are using the I-129 Form provided by the Department of Homeland Security.   Examples of the form can be found online or directly from a Department of Homeland Security office..    

The first step in completing the form is to provide the basic information of the employer.  

1. Put the employer's name in the proper boxes, followed by their address and contact number.

2. In part 2,  you must identify the purpose of the petition.  Include the non-immigrant classification of the worker, the basis for the classification, and the requested action that relates to your application. In line 5, indicate how many applicants your I-129 form will cover. 

3. In part 3, you must identify the individual or group you are sponsoring for the petition.  Indicate the person or group's name, birth dates, social security numbers, location of birth, and any other information that applies to the applicant.  Use the supplemental forms provided for each additional person the I-129 Form will cover.

4. Provide the processing information in part 4.  Select the offices that need to be informed of approval of the form.

5. In part 4 on the fourth page, indicate the passport and supplemental petitions being filed in conjunction with this form.  Select yes or no for each corresponding question.  Some questions may require you to write supplemental information on the extra forms that come with the I-129 form.  

6. Fill in part 5, stating the information of the employer and the nature of the employment.  You must include the type of business, the type of employment, the compensation that will be given to the employee, dates of the employment period, and any other information that relates to your situation. 

7. Part 6 requires the employer to certify they will comply with all technological data release regulations.  The employer must indicate whether a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce is needed for this type of employment. 

8. Page 6 requires signatures and certifications of the employer, as well as the preparer of the form if someone other than the employing entity filled it out.  

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Form DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application


NOTE: Must be completed through the U.S. Department of State Website 


The DS 160 form, which is the application for a non-immigrant visa to travel to the United States, is available to complete at the United States Department of State website.  The form must be filled out online, following their instructions, and must be printed out and submitted.  

For this video, we will help guide you through the Department of State’s website.  
First you must access the Department of State’s DS 160 Form webpage.  Once you have accessed the page, you will be prompted to being filling out your DS 160 form.

1. You must first select the region of the world in which you will file your DS 160 form. 

2. You can also select your language in order to help you through the form in your native language.

Once selected, you must click the start application button at the bottom of the page.  

3. You will be prompted with a page in which you can test a visa photo, which you will need to submit online with your application.

4. You then must start a new application. 

After reaching this step, you will be given an application ID number, which you will need to record for further reference. 

5. You will need to select a security question in order to continue. 

On the next page, you will be required to provide your basic information, including name, address, and date of birth. 

You will next be prompted to give your passport information and your travel information.

6. If you are unsure of your exact travel plans, make sure to be as specific as possible in order to have your visa application complete.  Ensure that your visa will cover everything which you want to do on your visit.  

The next prompts will require you to give your work information, security information, and general background information. 

7. Ensure that your information is as accurate as possible, failure to disclose information will lead to denial of your visa.  

Next, you will need to upload a picture of yourself, following the instructions for your picture. 

Finally, you must print the completed application and submit it to the appropriate place as specified by the U.S. Department of State.  

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Chinese Visa Application Form

Chinese Visa Application Form


A Chinese Visa Application Form is used by the Government of China for foreign nationals seeking entrance into the country.  Temporary visas are available for students, government officials, and business purposes. 

In this case, we are using the Chinese Visa Application Form provided by the government of China.   Examples of the Chinese Visa Application form can be found online or through the Chinese embassy.    

The first step in completing the form is to provide your general information in the first section.

1. Provide your name, sex, Chinese name, nationality, birthday, and passport information.  You must also indicate in box 1.14 your current occupation or status.

2. In section 2, you must indicate your reason for travel to China.  You must select the major purpose of your visit, the number of entries you will make, the date of entry, the counties and cities you plan to travel, and whether you need expedited visa service. 

3.  In section 3, you must include your health information and previous travel to other nations.  Check yes or no in the corresponding boxes to indicate your health status.  Any yes answer requires that you provide an explanation of your answer, which must be attached to your Chinese visa application form.

4. Provide your contact information in section 4.  Include your employer or school contact, your home address, and phone contact numbers.

5. Section 5 can be used for stating additional information that pertains to your visa application.  Leave blank if you do not have anything to write. 

6. If the application was filled out by another person than the applicant, that person must fill out section 6 with their name and contact information. 

7. At the end of the Chinese visa application form, the applicant must sign and date the form.

8. Submit the form to the local Chinese embassy and keep a copy for your records.    


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Form I-602 Application by Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludabiltiy


The Form I-602, titled the Application of Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability, is required for a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as a felony conviction or the presence of health conditions. The Form I-602 will enable this individual to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on the grounds of humanitarian reasons, national interest or family unity. The Form I-602 will be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service office that processed the refugee’s original I-590 form.

The Form I-602 consists of three pages; the first page will ask for basic information, including your family name, your full name, your present full address, your date of birth, your country of birth and your country of citizenship. 

The next portion of the Form I-602 will allow to explain why you were ruled inadmissible or ineligible for adjustment of status. Once you have given the reasons for your label, you will then check the box requesting your justification for being granted your Waiver; the reasons, as stated before include humanitarian reasons, to assure family unity and in public interest. Once you have checked the appropriate box, you will list the reasons for receiving your waiver; a large space is provided for you to illustrate your justification. Once you have submitted this information you must sign and date the document to satisfy the requirements of the Form I-602. The remaining sections of the document will be filed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service; these sections will notify their decision and will elucidate upon why they reached that particular decision. 

If you are granted a waiver, you must satisfy part 3 of the application when the document is sent back to you; this section is simply an oath and requires you agree to go directly to the physician or health facility named in the document, present copies of your medical examination, agree to treatment if required and remain under such treatment. Following your signature to uphold this oath the document will be signed by a medical provider and will be officially completed. 

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