L2 Visa Processing

By Tiara

As mentioned before, even though you’re not living in the United States at this time, there are still many things you can do while your visa is processing! You can take classes, find work, explore different cities-the list goes on and on.

One of the easiest ways to learn more about the US and its people is by listening to or watching TV shows and movies with English subtitles. There are several great resources that feature all types of languages including French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic!

There are some really good ones out there already, but we have another one for you to try out today! And it’s totally free! Get all the details below.

What will I get from reading this article?

You’ll be able to watch an entertaining movie with no sound using Google Chrome as your streaming device. You won’t hear any background noise whatsoever, making it a perfect place to practice basic English.

This article and video will show you how to do just that! So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Install the MovieStream app onto your smartphone

First, you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools. The best way to do this is to install the MovieStream app onto your phone. This will allow you to easily access the stream anywhere, every day.

Do I need a letter of invitation?

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It is not required to have an invite before you can come into the United States for vacation or business. However, it is helpful as proof that someone invited you here.

A letter of invitation does not guarantee entry into the US but it does verify that someone wanted you in America at this time. Some countries will require one so be sure to check with your country’s consulate about what documents they require to enter!

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t typically request letters of invitation unless there are specific issues during processing. If this happens then we would work with the individual on their visa to find a solution since this person has already been officially granted entry into our country.

We cannot revoke their visa status because only the government can do that.

What are the requirements?

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Being able to speak English is one of the most important things for you to know about when it comes to obtaining your L2 visa. You must be able to talk with ease, and not like someone who has trouble pronouncing their words.

If this isn’t the case then there can be major problems in terms of finding work once you have landed in the United States!

Luckily, there are many ways to test if you understand the language well. Some employers will ask you to read an article or review a product, which can easily be done online. If you are able to do so without too much effort then you have passed!

There are also websites that allow you to take practice tests. This way you don’t need to worry about buying any expensive materials, just head over to one of these sites and see what they have to offer.

How long does it take?

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The process of getting your visa can take anywhere from one day to several months, depending on how many documents you have and whether or not your department is busy at that time.

It’s important to remember that even though there’s no formal deadline for receiving your visa, we typically give people two-to-three weeks once we send off their applications.

This gives everyone enough time to go through all the necessary steps and procedures to get approved before they need to pick up their visas in person. And if something gets held up, you’ll have an extra couple of weeks to do whatever you needed to do!

Something that may affect this timing are holidays. Some countries hold special processing days around national holidays so make sure to check out when those occur during the year.

And just like with any other document you submit online, be sure to save your application somewhere and back it up regularly.

Who processes my application?

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The second most important factor in how long it takes to process your visa is who handles your applications. There are many companies that offer visa processing services, so make sure you find one that is reliable and trustworthy!

Some of the things to look for include:

A track record of successful visas

Experience in dealing with international documents

Documentation such as receipts, proof of funds, etc.

We have seen some companies that advertise very low prices but then ask large fees up front, making the trip expensive! Make sure you do not agree to pay until all parts of the process have been completed and proofs received.

There are also several websites where you can research visa agencies to determine their quality.

What are the costs?

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The cost of processing your visa can range from free to very expensive, depending on how long it takes to process your visa and what kind of documents you include in it. Some things that can increase the price are including pictures or proof of income, having more than one source of proof for your income, and sending your paperwork via certified mail with tracking so they know where it is.

It’s important to remember that even though some fees are fixed, like for example mailing your passport back out, the cost of doing this will be additional postage which most countries don’t charge for exactly because of something called “postal reciprocity.” This means that if you send an international package through their postal service, then they assume you want everyone else to be able to send packages through their postal system as well!

Another thing to note is that many employers run background checks before offering them employment. These usually cost around $100-150 per check, but there may also be a fee tacked onto top of that for a VISA card. A lot of times these expenses get included in the cost of hiring someone, not noticed until after the job has been offered.

So while the initial cost of getting your visa processed may seem low, there are always extra charges involved later.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

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If you are experiencing problems while processing your visa, there is someone you can turn to for help. This person’s job is to make sure that your visas get processed as smoothly as possible!

He or she will be able to tell you who in the consulate office you need to speak with about your application and what time frame we have to respond to their messages. Some posts may take longer than others so please be prepared for this.

This person does not work for VISA but he or she knows all of the people at the CONSULATE where you apply and how things are run. You can find his or her information here: http://visawebsite.usembassy.gov/Consulate-Visas/Contact-Us/.

What are the different types of visas?

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Visas come in three main categories: tourist, business, and work. A tourist visa is for one year. A business or employment visa can be shorter or longer depending on the job and country. Some jobs require only a short stay so they are only need to visit your employer once per year at most. Others may ask you to come back frequently, so make sure to check with their requirements!

There are also life-long residency visas that allow you to live permanently in Canada as well as citizenhips. More information about these can be found here.

Am I eligible?

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The next step in processing your L2 visa is to determine if you are indeed qualified to work in the United States! This includes verifying that you have enough money to survive while here, as well as confirming that you meet the health requirements to do so.

It’s important to understand that even though you may be able to work while on an F-1 or M-1 visa, working without authorization can result in deportation. Therefore it’s crucial to make sure that you are legally allowed to work in America before attempting to find employment here.

Some countries will grant you with a waiver or permission to work during this process but not all nations are the same. As such, making sure your immigration status is clear cut and legal will help ensure that you don’t face any complications when looking for work.