Applying for a Return Visa

If you are a US Legal permanent resident or a Conditional resident, you are allowed to travel abroad and stay there for a short period of time. However, if you were absent from the US for more than a year, or stayed more than the time allowed on your Re-entry Permit, you have to get a new immigrant visa to enter the US to continue your permanent residence status. If you are carrying a green card and had to stay abroad because of compelling and unavoidable circumstances beyond your control, you can get a Returning resident special immigrant visa that will allow you to get back to the US. If you cannot return to the US within the two-year validity of a Re-entry Permit, you can still get a return visa. Applications for a returning resident (SB-1) visa has to be filed with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.

Once your return visa application is approved, it is not necessary for an immigrant visa petition to be filed for you. You have to attend interviews and should be able to establish eligibility for an immigrant visa. Not to forget having a medical examination. There is a fee for both visa processing and for medical test. If you are serving the US Armed Forces or a civilian employee of the US Government staying overseas on official purposes, your spouse and child/ren can use their green card to enter the US even if it has expired. It is not necessary for them to apply for a return visa (SB-1) as long as they have not abandoned their permanent resident status.

You should prove that you were in lawful permanent resident status when you left the US and came out with the intention of returning and have no intention of abandoning your status. You should also have strong evidence that your visit was a temporary one and if the stay abroad was extended, it was only because of inevitable situations not under your control for which you were not responsible.

File a completed Form DS-117 (Application to establish Returning Resident Status) at the US Embassy or Consulate. You will be required to submit your Permanent Resident Card and Re-entry Permit (if available) and other supporting documents. After reviewing your application and supporting documents, the Consular Officer will verify if you meet the criteria reserved for SB-1 status and if he approves, you must qualify for an immigrant visa in all other aspects to get a SB-1 visa.

The US Consulate will give you all details regarding further processing of your SB-1 visa and processing differs from each Embassy or Consulate. If the consular officer finds you have abandoned your residence in the US, it may or may not be possible for you to get a non immigrant visa depending on whether you have established a residence in a foreign country.

Qualifying for a return visa is a bit complicated. If you cannot show convincing evidence of compelling ties abroad, you will be left with the only option of applying for an immigrant visa on the same basis and under the same category through which you entered the US earlier.

Kaldeera Announces New Us Office

(1888PressRelease) Kaldeera, a leading provider of SharePoint Tools and web parts, announced today that it has opened a new US-based office in Atlanta, Georgia. The new office is aligned with Kaldeera’s strategy to expand business into the North American market.

Atlanta, GA – The new office is aligned with Kaldeera’s strategy to expand business into the North American market.

“We are excited that the new U.S. office will bring us closer to our North American partners and enable us to offer our SharePoint Tools in this region. We look forward to extending our product and service offering to new and existing partners in the North American market and developing new relationships in this region as we continue to build out our worldwide footprint.” said Joan Trilla, Managing Director. The office will be located at the Buckhead area.

Pau Codina, CTO of Kaldeera, said: “As more businesses recognize the cost savings and risk mitigation capabilities of the Kaldeera Tools for SharePoint, the ongoing expansion of our customer base in North America and especially in the US means this is the right time for Kaldeera to establish new premises. With the launch of Kaldeera Workflow and Kaldeera Advanced Forms in Q4 2010 we expect our client base to continue to expand further and we must be prepared to meet our customers’ expectations.”

-About Kaldeera-

Kaldeera is a global company which offers a technological proposal with a high added value to the SharePoint platform.
Kaldeera Tools has been developed within a large multinational with a wide knowledge of SharePoint world and supported by a major R+D department. This condition makes Kaldeera Tools the most flexible and easy to integrate on the market.

Its vocation for the client, has brought Kaldeera to develop solutions which adapt to their users specific needs and are focused to solve specific challenges in each case. Kaldeera Tools adds great flexibility to the SharePoint dynamic. Moreover, it contributes directly to improve the developments productivity margins, all of these with an investement without competition in the sector.

Kaldeera Tools is nowadays the most innovative set of tools for SharePoint in the market and it has been developed to improve SharePoint management, achiving high levels of quality and customer satisfaction.

Kaldeera Tools are installed in more than 100 companies in the US, Europe and Latin America.


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Should Applying for a US Passport Renewal Be on Your Fall To-Do List?

It’s finally fall. Summer’s over, kids are back in school, and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Should getting a US passport renewal be on your to-do list this fall? Possibly-check the expiration date, and keep in mind that the US Department of State recommends applying for a US passport renewal 9 months before your current passport expires.


Why is fall a good time to renew your passport? Here are four fall/winter activities that require a valid passport:


Traveling Europe in the Off-season


All of Europe is on holiday in the summer, it seems-which makes the fall a particularly nice time to visit. Say “Ciao!” to long lines, crowds and stifling heat, and enjoy a quieter, more relaxed European vacation.


Skiing in Canada

With world-class ski facilities like Whistler in British Columbia, Canada is an excellent place to hit the powder this fall and winter. Ski season in Canada generally begins in November and ends in April, so if you’re planning to go this year, now is an excellent time to apply for that US passport renewal. Under the WHTI, passports are required for US citizens flying into/out of Canada. When driving into/out of Canada, you need a passport, a passport card, an enhanced driver’s license, or another form of WHTI-compliant ID like a NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST card.


Chasing Summer


If you can’t bear to let go of that summer sunshine just yet, why not follow it? After all, September may mark the beginning of fall in the US, but great beach weather can still be found in the Caribbean, South America, or even further afield, in Thailand or Australia.


Spend the Holidays Overseas


Are you dreading the upcoming hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Sometimes, the best way to appreciate the holidays is to experience them somewhere else. Whether you just want to see the way another culture celebrates the holidays or you’d prefer to go all Ebenezer Scrooge and avoid them entirely, apply for a US passport renewal now and you’ll be all set!


Alison Kroulek is a freelance writer and blogger with a focus on the travel industry.

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Change Of Address And United States Postal Service

Those found guilty of providing incorrect and erroneous data could be penalized with a fine or jail term or both. The rules are very strict because any change recorded will be effected simultaneously in all related areas. It is not just a simple message to the office of the Postal Service requesting for all letters to be forwarded to the new address. This rule is meant to be rigorously followed in the U.S. and there is nothing discretionary about it. It is a mandatory procedure like voting for the candidate in the election.

A citizen has two choices – either he could correspond directly with the United States Postal Service, or he could utilize the services of the appropriate agencies to redirect the instruction and request of change of address to the Postal Service.

The change in address is effected by doing the following:

1. You should inform by giving the details in the format below:

PART A – Details of Old address

a) Name of the individual / company / firm – first name, middle name, last name

b) Previous address

c) Telephone No. Land line / Mobile / Fax No.

d) E mail address : communication after effecting change of address will be sent to this E Mail ID.

e) Date of birth of individual / Date of commencement of stay in the previous address.

f) Type of move to new place: Temporary / Permanent

If temporary, the duration of stay in new place and probable date of shifting to old place.

g) No. of persons moving With family or singly

h) In case of company / firm The entire office will be shifted

PART B – Details of new address

a) Purpose of shifting

b) Street,

c) Door No.

d) Apartment / Suit

e) City

f) State

g) Zip Code

h) Telephone No. LL / Mobile

i) E mail ID If different from the old one

j) No.of persons staying in new place

A statement is required from the individual or company guaranteeing that he has only provided factually correct data in the form and that he/they would not hold anyone else other than themselves responsible if this communication results in some kind of judicial action. The communication with the above details can be sent by secured mail say registered or courier with acknowledgment.

There are many private outfits on the internet who offer the services of helping an individual or a firm to have their address change intimated to the Postal Service office. These service providers are officially certified to carry out the task of sending the appropriate communication to the US postal authorities. You need to pay a token service charge to them for availing of this service. In view of the trust and want of time under busy schedule of life in the US, the citizens and residents are availing of this service.

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