Temporary I Visa for Journalists
New Jersey Immigration Attorneys Promoting Foreign Media
The United States government permits representatives of foreign media to travel to the United States to participate in journalism and other forms of media on behalf of their institution or corporation from their home country. Just like another visa, the I visa is attainable only through certain qualifications and has limitations that its holders need to be aware of. Our New Jersey Immigration Attorney explains.
Who Is Eligible for the Visa?
In order to qualify for the I nonimmigrant visa, all of the following must be true:
- You have an office in the country you operate out of.
- You’re going to the United States only for the purpose of your profession.
- You represent a foreign media outlet.
- Your activities for this media outlet are necessary to the function of it.
- The consular officer at the U.S. embassy has approved your activities.
How Long Can I Stay on an I Visa? Can I Bring Family?
Typically, your admission is authorized for duration of status and no application to extend will be required if there is continued employment for the medial outlet. Spouses and children can accompany I visa holders. However, spouses cannot work.
Call the Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett for Counsel
If you have questions regarding your visa application, contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible. In an initial consultation, our attorneys exhaustively review your entire immigration history to determine if you qualify for an I visa. To be thorough, we also examine your family's history to determine if you have any other options. Once we've laid out all your choices, we help you make an informed decision regarding your case.
It's vital to choose experienced legal counsel to help shepherd your application down the right path. Since 1987, our New Jersey immigration lawyers have helped over 10,000 individuals and organizations secure visas and solve their immigration issues. We have the resources, experience, and insight to guide your case down the right path—immediately beginning after your initial consultation.
If you are interested in obtaining an I visa for representatives of foreign media, call our New Jersey immigration attorneys today at (800) 909-8129 for the quality representation you deserve.
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