PUBLIC CHARGE RULE FAQs

As of February 24, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires new forms and additional documents for most types of immigration cases in order to address the revised Public Charge Rule.  

Waivers

Foreign nationals may be inadmissible to the United States for a multitude of reasons, including health-related grounds, economic grounds, criminal grounds, moral grounds, violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding entry or documentation, fraud or misrepresentations, security and related grounds, and other miscellaneous grounds.

B-1 Business Visitor

A B-1 business visa is the most common type of visa to conduct business in the United States. B-1 business visitors are admitted to the United States for a limited period of time for the purpose of engaging in short-term commercial or professional activity, but not for productive employment or so-called “local labor for hire.”

E-1 Treaty Trader

The “E” category was established to give effect to treaties between the United States and foreign countries that provide for reciprocal benefits to nationals of each country who invest in the other country, or who conduct trade between the two countries.