Immigration Documents

Five Challenges Facing U.S. Immigrants

Getting to the United States and completing the legal process to enter the country legally is challenging and rewarding for thousands of immigrants every year.  Unfortunately, the challenges don’t cease once the person crosses the border.  Regardless of their country of origin, establishing a new life in the United States is hard work.  These five […]

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Why Transcreation in Legal Translation is Important

It would seem that most legal translations are very straightforward.  Precision and accuracy are priorities, so it would seem a word-for-word translation from one language to another is best, but in reality, this is not always the case.  Translation, or the act of converting text from one language to another, is subject to many nuances […]

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Legal Requirements to Translate Consumer Contracts

Depending upon where you live and work in the United States, the number of people you do business with who don’t speak English fluently or at all could be significant.  A 2013 article in the National Review reported that only 2 percent of West Virginians reported themselves as non-English speakers on the 2010 Census compared […]

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Getting Medical Records Translated for the Immigration Application

As part of the immigration process, applicants must submit Form I-693, “Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.”   A government-authorized doctor must perform a medical examination on the applicant and complete the document.  USCIS uses this form to screen applicants for health-related conditions that make a candidate inadmissible to the United States.  Those seeking […]

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Asian Immigration Translation Needs

It seems that immigration in our news is focused on our southern border with Mexico.  Yet, people migrate to America from all parts of the world, not just through Mexico.  In fact, Asian immigration has risen steadily since the 1960s with the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.  In 2019, 14.1 million immigrants […]

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What Types of Documents are Needed for an Immigration Case?

The dream of coming to America inspires people worldwide to travel to the United States and seek employment and residency as American citizens.  Yet, immigration laws in the United States are some of the most stringent in the world, and potential immigrants are subject to intense scrutiny.  To help a client navigate the process efficiently […]

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Understanding Different Types of Document Certifications

Apostilled, certified, or notarized–oh my!  Several different document certifications can be required, but the how, where, and why for each can be confusing.  For immigration, business, and judicial purposes, it’s essential to understand how documents–including translated matters–must be handled to meet processing requirements. Certified Translations A certified translation doesn’t certify that the original document is […]

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What is Title 42?

News about Title 42 is hitting the headlines in recent news.  Democrats and Republicans are arguing about the possible removal of provisions that were put in place in March 2020, alleging the impact of immigration at the border will be greater than our country’s infrastructure can handle.  What is Title 42, and how does it […]

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Parole Status Helps Ukrainian Refugees at the U.S. and Mexico Border

In an April 11, 2022, news report, 9,926 Ukrainians were provided with parole status and allowed to enter the United States.  This follows a statement provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 31 that the U.S. would help protect Ukrainians fleeing from the war in their country by giving them “Temporary Protected […]

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How do Fiancé and Spouse Visas Compare?

Congress has made amendments to naturalization provisions to better facilitate the immigration process for spouses of U.S. citizens.  Yet, what if the couple isn’t yet married but intends to?  Achieving naturalization requires at least three years of permanent residency, making the first step of any immigration process entry to the United States with a visa.  […]

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