What happens to all of the paper forms you fill out for immigration and customs?
Years ago I worked at document management company. There is cool software that can automate aspects of hand-written forms. We had an airport as a customer - they scanned plenty and (as I said before) this was several years ago...On your airport customs forms, the "boxes" that you 'need' to write on - are basically invisible to the scanner - but are used because then us humans will tend to write neater and clearer which make sit easier to recognize with a computer. Any characters with less than X% accuracy based on a recognition engine are flagged and shown as an image zoomed into the particular character so a human operator can then say "that is an "A". This way, you can rapidly go through most forms and output it to say - an SQL database, complete with link to original image of the form you filled in.If you see "black boxes" at three corners of the document - it is likely set up for scanning (they help to identify and orient the page digitally). If there is a unique barcode on the document somewhere I would theorize there is an even higher likelihood of it being scanned - the document is of enough value to be printed individually which costs more, which means it is likely going to be used on the capture side. (I've noticed in the past in Bahamas and some other Caribbean islands they use these sorts of capture mechanisms, but they have far fewer people entering than the US does everyday)The real answer is: it depends. Depending on each country and its policies and procedures. Generally I would be surprised if they scanned and held onto the paper. In the US, they proably file those for a set period of time then destroy them, perhaps mining them for some data about travellers. In the end, I suspect the "paper-to-data capture" likelihood of customs forms ranges somewhere on a spectrum like this:Third world Customs Guy has paper to show he did his job, paper gets thrown out at end of shift. ------ We keep all the papers! everything is scanned as you pass by customs and unique barcodes identify which flight/gate/area the form was handed out at, so we co-ordinate with cameras in the airport and have captured your image. We also know exactly how much vodka you brought into the country. :)
How do I fill out the Form 102 (ICAI) for an articleship? Can anyone provide a sample format?
Form 102 serves as a contract between you and your Principal at work. It becomes binding only when its Franked.Franking is nothing but converting it into a Non Judicial Paper. So u'll be filling in your name, your articleship period and other details and you and your boss(principal) will sign it on each page and at the end. It need not be sent to the institute , one copy is for you and another for your Principal .Nothin to worry..And while filling the form if you have any query , just see the form filled by old articles. The record will be with your Principal or ask your seniors.
What percentage of a total group has to fill out a poll to make it a representative sample?
I’m used to dealing with enormous population in which you don’t look at the percent, but at total absolute numbers.Depends on the margin of error you can accept as well as the proportion you might expect. For example… if you are doing a poll between two candidates for public office and its a 50/50 chance, you can:Error = 1.96 * sqrt (0.5*0.5/Number of people)Number of people = 1.96^2*.5*.5/Error^2Let’s say you want no more than a 3% error. Do the math, you’ll need about 1068 people.Now let’s say you want no more than 3% error but one of the candidates is a neo-Nazi. So now instead of 50/50, maybe you expect a 10/90.Number of people = 1.96*2*0.1*0.9/Error^2The sample drops to 385.As the expected results get close to 0, the number of people you need will drop.Just one other caution - beyond the math, you need to make sure that your sample is large enough to capture the variability of the population. If you’re polling an area that is 100% white rural people, there isn’t much variability. If you’re polling an area that is multiracial, multigender, whatever, there’s going to be a lot of variability in your population. Even if the math says to get a certain number of people, variability = less precision and in those circumstances I would get more than the math requires - just to be on the safe side.
How many have filled out an I-864 to sponsor an immigrant or opened their home to a refugee family?
It's an affidavit for support you can get it on line Homepage forms it's 10 pages. Get two or three or copy it in case you make a mistake.