Immigration and Firm News

The U.S. State Department, which issues visas abroad, issues U.S. passports and looks after the safety of U.S. citizens overseas, has a lot of useful information following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan as well as the nuclear radiation situation that is evolving. Here are some useful sites and contact information: U.S. Citizens in Japan Contact Information for the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo: For calls from within the U.S. 1-888-407-4747 For calls from outside the U.S. 1-202-501-4444 For … [Read more...]

USCIS has posted a Q&A on its website covering several immigration scenarios that Japanese nationals in the U.S. and abroad may be facing as a result of the earthquake and tsunami devastation and nuclear radiation evacuations. There are materials on their website in both English and Japanese. Tourists in the U.S. There are two kinds of tourists in the U.S. The first group involves those who entered without a visa through the visa waiver program. By using this program, tourists typically … [Read more...]