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September 2017 Archives

Non-U.S. citizens can get a valid Kentucky drivers license

According to ABC News, roads in the United States have plenty of unlicensed drivers operating vehicles on them. The reason may be that the penalty when convicted of doing so is often fairly benign, such as a small fine, at least for a first offense. This leniency may encourage some to not bother with the license or to drive even if they cannot secure a license legally.

What's the point of a points-based visa system?

As a prospective immigrant who wants to enter Kentucky or another location in the United States in the hope of securing a better life for yourself and your family, you're likely already aware that the process may be complicated and stressful. If you follow current event news, you may have also heard that the entire immigration process is undergoing an overhaul since the new presidential administration took office. A main topic of consideration has to do with the visa program.

Dual nationality acceptable and sometimes complicated

Kentucky residents may be United States citizens while also being nationals of a foreign country at the same time. The U.S. accepts dual nationality although it can pose dichotomies at times that are hard to reconcile.

What is the naturalization test?

The U.S. naturalization test assesses your familiarity with the country's language and basic history. If you are an immigrant in Kentucky seeking legal citizenship of the United States, this test will most likely be part of your naturalization process. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are a few potential cases in which you do not have to take the test, such as certain medical conditions. Another case in which you could opt out of part or all of the test is if you are over a specified age and have been a resident of the United States for at least 20 years. You may have up to two opportunities to pass.

What is the affirmative asylum process?

As someone living in Kentucky who's seeking asylum in the United States, there are unfortunately a number of hoops you'll likely need to jump through to achieve that status. Applying for asylum can be a tricky thing to navigate. Here's what you may need to know about the affirmative asylum process.