Immigration Issues/Immigrant Intent

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Hi, could you explain immigrant intent? When is it established?

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Hi,

When you enter the U.S., your intention should comport with the visa stamp in your passport. For example, if you have an H1B visa stamp in your passport, your intention at time of entry should be to work for the H1B employer. If your intention is actually to be a student or to be simply a visitor, then you should enter the U.S. on F1 or B1/B2 visa stamp instead. If your intention at time of entry does not correspond to the actual visa stamp in your passport, you could be guilty of "fraudulent entry" and denied admission to the U.S.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
www.h1b1.com

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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