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    • POSTED: February 23, 2024
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    Best Evidence for Your Marriage Green Card Interview

    Marriage green card interviews, at least in northern California, but likely in most other places, are being held much sooner now that we are post pandemic.  During the pandemic these interviews were taking a long time to occur.  It was not uncommon for an interview to take a couple of years after the initial adjustment […]

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    • POSTED: February 21, 2024
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    What to Wear to Your Marriage Green Card Interview

    What Should you wear to your Marriage Green Card Interview? We prepare our clients for their marriage green card interviews down to what they should wear.  When I first started doing marriage green card interviews I would simply meet the clients at the federal court house.  I would expect them to dress appropriately for one […]

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    • POSTED: February 20, 2024
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    Fiance Visa Wait Time in 2024

    This article will go over what the fiance visa wait time is in 2024. The fiance visa process is made up of 3 parts: the USCIS portion; the National Visa Center portion and the embassy/consulate portion. During the pandemic K-1 fiance visa cases were taking 18 months or longer to go through the entire process. […]

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    • POSTED: September 20, 2023
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    USCIS Is Likely Looking at Your Social Media Accounts in Detail.

    Your Online Posts and your social media accounts can impact how USCIS views your Immigration case. In today’s interconnected world, social media has become an integral part of our lives. We share our thoughts, experiences, and personal moments online, often without realizing the potential consequences. As immigration attorneys, we want to emphasize the importance of […]

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    • POSTED: September 5, 2023
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    USCIS Set to Raise Filing Fees Significantly

    USCIS Likely to Increase Visa Fees in Early 2024: What You Need to Know The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced plans to increase visa fees in early 2024. This decision has raised questions about the reasons behind the fee hike, the expected impact on applicants, and how USCIS plans to […]

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    • POSTED: July 1, 2021
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    Do Immigration Attorneys Give Free Consultations?

    We receive this question fairly regularly. The answer is, like most things, it depends. Some Immigration Attorneys will provide a 20 or 30 minute consultation to go over your matter for free. The hope is that the attorney will establish a connection with the client, and, if the attorney is able to help, they can […]

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    • POSTED: March 20, 2021
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    Marriage Based Green Card for Spouse

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    • POSTED: May 14, 2020
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    Fiance Visa Processing Time 2020

    How long does the fiance visa process take in 2020? There are several factors that influence how long a given fiance visa case will take.  These include overall case filings, which country your fiance resides in, and whether the case has been prepared properly. For many years, for most people, the total time it would […]

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    • POSTED: April 22, 2020
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    Over 200K DACA Recipients on Covid-19 Front Lines in the U.S

    The Center For American Progress recently had an article titled: “A Demographic Profile of DACA Recipients on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Response”.   The article states that there are over 200,000 DACA recipients who are on the front line helping America in the battle against Covid-19. These workers include medical doctors, nurses, teachers, and […]

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    • POSTED: October 17, 2019
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    Fiance Visa Interview Most Important Question

    In 2019 fiance visa cases are taking about 10 months to complete. This is the time period needed to go through all 3 stages of the fiance visa process. We have had cases that have gone through all 3 stages in less than 10 months this year but those are outliers. At the end of […]

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    • POSTED: October 11, 2019
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    Fiance Visa Form

    Fiance Visa Form The Fiance Visa form is the I-129 f. The current version of the fiance visa form  is 13 pages long .  It has a whopping 14 pages of instructions. If you are trying to handle the fiance visa process yourself please confirm that you are using the most recent version of the […]

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    • POSTED: September 25, 2019
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    Can I Bring my pet on my Fiance Visa?

    Q. My U.S. Citizen fiance wants to file a K1 fiance visa for me. I have a little dog who I love very much (she sleeps at the foot of my bed every night) and I want to bring her to the U.S. with me once my fiance visa is granted. Can I bring my […]

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    • POSTED: September 20, 2019
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    HOW TO GET A GREEN CARD THROUGH MARRIAGE

    Green Card Through Marriage A green card through marriage is a great way to obtain a green card for your spouse. The process for obtaining a green card through marriage will depend on where your spouse is located. If your spouse is in the United States, you may be able to obtain a green card […]

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    • POSTED: September 19, 2019
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    When to Marry After Your Fiance Visa is Granted?

    Once your fiance visa is granted you should enter the United States. Upon entry into the United States you will have 90 days in which to marry your U.S. Citizen fiance. Once you are in the United States there should not be a reason to delay to get married. The fiance visa is meant for […]

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    • POSTED: September 17, 2019
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    How Should You Dress For Your Marriage Green Card Interview?

    Q. My marriage green card interview is coming up and I am not sure how I should dress. Should I wear a dress? Should my husband wear a suit? A. What you wear is definitely something to consider about your marriage green card interview. It is appropriate for you both to wear nice clothes for […]

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    • POSTED: September 16, 2019
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    Green Card For Spouse

    How do you obtain a green card for your spouse? The procedure you will follow will depend on whether your spouse is in the United States or is in his or her foreign country. If your spouse in the United States If your spouse is in the United States (with a legal entry and you […]

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    • POSTED: September 11, 2019
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    Fiance Visa Income Requirements

    Fiance Visa Income Requirements A fiance visa case goes through 3 steps.  The initial paperwork is filed with USCIS.  Once that paperwork is approved your case will be sent to the National Visa Center.  The National Visa Center will primarily do background checks on the U.S. Citizen and the foreign fiance. If all checks out […]

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    • POSTED: September 7, 2019
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    Marriage Green Card

    I am often asked how a person can get a marriage green card based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen. If you entered the U.S. legally and with an intention that matched your visa If you entered the U.S. with a legal visa, you were inspected at your point of entry (you did not enter […]

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    • POSTED: September 5, 2019
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    K1 Application Form

    K1 Application form The K1 Application form for K1 fiance visa visa cases is the I-129 f. The current version is 13 pages long and has 14 pages of instructions. Make sure you are using the latest version of the K1 application form and that you read all of the instructions prior to putting together […]

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    • POSTED: September 4, 2019
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    K1 visa cost

    In the beginning of 2019 the fiance visa costs are as follows: a) USCIS filing fee to start the fiance visa case is $535; b) The embassy fee for the fiance visa is $265 (this is paid near the end of the process at the embassy where the fiance visa interview is held); and c) […]

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