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    • POSTED: May 24, 2019
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    Top 10 Reasons Fiance Visas Are Denied

    Here are the Top 10 Reasons a K-1 Fiance Visas are denied. It used to be that fiance visa cases were approved over 90% of the time. Those were the good old days. Unfortunately, as of the beginning of 2019, due to the current stance on immigration, fiance visa cases are only being approved 50% […]

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    • POSTED: May 15, 2019
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    Spouse Green Card Process

    The Spouse Green Card Process you will follow will depend on whether your spouse is in the United States or is in his or her foreign country. Spouse in the United States If your spouse is in the United States you will submit all of your required paperwork to the USCIS lockbox in Chicago.  You […]

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    • POSTED: March 26, 2019
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    Top 5 Things You Should Know About Marriage Green Cards

    Please understand that this article is general in nature and does not substitute for legal advice on your particular case. This article assumes that your spouse is outside of the country not inside the United States. If your spouse is inside the United States you should visit our marriage green card page. 1.    You are […]

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    • POSTED: March 19, 2019
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    Americans’ opinion of Immigrants overall is positive

    The Washington Post recently ran an interesting article titled: “More say immigrants strengthen than burden their countries, according to survey of 18 nations.” The article states that “majorities of people in countries that have accepted many of the world’s migrants say that immigrants strengthen their countries rather than burden them….And on several questions, Americans offered […]

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    • POSTED: March 18, 2019
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    Top 10 Fiance Visa Interview Tips

    Top 10 Fiance Visa Interview Tips 1.    Know Your Fiance    The number one thing you can do to make sure you do well at your interview is to know your fiancé very well.  You should know about his past (previous marriages, criminal matters etc.) and know all about his current situation (where he works, where he […]

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    • POSTED: March 1, 2019
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    How Much is a K1 visa?

      How Much is a K1 Visa? The total cost to file a K1 is based on whether you wish to file the case by yourself or whether you would like a paralegal/notario to help you or whether you wish to work with a law office. Whichever route you choose the U.S. government filing fees […]

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    • POSTED: March 1, 2019
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    How Long to Get Green Card After Marriage

    Is Your Spouse in the United States or Abroad? Spouse in the United States The wait time to get a green card after marriage will vary depending on where your spouse is located. If your spouse is in the United States, and he or she qualifies to obtain permanent residence via the adjustment of status […]

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    • POSTED: October 30, 2018
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    U.S. Citizenship Wait Time in 2018

    The Washington Post ran an interesting article recently titled: “Immigrants seeking citizenship face growing longer wait times for their applications”. The article starts out by letting the reader know that “more than 700,000 immigrants are waiting on applications to become U.S. citizens, a process that once took about six months but has stretched to more […]

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    • POSTED: October 29, 2018
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    Fiance Visa Denial Rates 2018

    Fiance Visa Denial Rates Please also see our video below explaining the top 10 reasons fiance visas are denied.   The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran an interesting story recently titled “We fell in love before we met: Wisconsin Man sues over visa denial for his Chinese Fiance”.  The article is about an American man who […]

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    • POSTED: October 8, 2018
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    What is a K1 Visa?

    What is a K1 visa? I am often asked: What is a K-1 visa?  A K-1 visa is another name for a fiance visa.  A fiance visa is used to bring someone who you intend to marry into the United States. If you only want a friend or family member  to come visit you in […]

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    • POSTED: September 22, 2018
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    Limiting Legal Immigration is Hurting U.S. Businesses

    The New York Post ran an interesting article recently titled: “Companies Say Trump is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration”. According to the article: “The government is denying more work visas, asking applicants to provide additional information and delaying approvals more frequently than just a year earlier. Hospitals, hotels, technology companies and other businesses say […]

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    • POSTED: September 21, 2018
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    How Long Does it Take to Get a Green Card?

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Green Card? I am often asked by potential clients : How long does it take to get a green card for my spouse?  (This article deals with spousal green cards, not other family based green cards or employment based green cards.  Those types of green cards are […]

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    • POSTED: September 14, 2018
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    Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to a scholarship for Dreamers

    Time magazine recently had an interesting article titled: ” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just gave $33 million to a scholarship fund for dreamers.” The article states that “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have donated $33 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children — the biggest grant […]

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    • POSTED: September 12, 2018
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    Fiance Visa Timeline

    Fiance Visa Timeline This article will break down the fiance visa timeline.  This is the timeline you should expect if you file your case in 2019.  If you handle your case correctly, and your fiance is not from a country that is considered to have high fraud, then the total wait should be between 8 […]

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    • POSTED: September 11, 2018
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    Fiance Visa From Philippines to USA

    Fiance Visa From Philippines to USA This article will break down what you will need to do in order to obtain a fiance visa from the Philippines to USA. We have handled many cases from the Philippines over the past 25 years. The process for obtaining a fiance visa from the Philippines to the USA […]

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    • POSTED: August 18, 2018
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    How Long to Get Green Card After Marriage

      How Long to Get Green Card After Marriage I am often asked how long will it take to get a green card for my spouse after marriage. If  your spouse is living in another country and you, as a U.S Citizen, are planning to file an I-130 case for her the process should take […]

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    • POSTED: August 16, 2018
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    Fiance Visa Processing Time

    Fiance Visa Processing Time If you do everything correctly in your case, and are not from a country which USCIS considers to be a high fraud area, then the current wait time (beginning of 2019) should be about 9-10 months.  Currently, most of our fiance visa cases are finishing in that range. This article will […]

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    • POSTED: August 14, 2018
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    How Much is a Fiance Visa?

    How Much is a Fiance Visa? I am often asked how much is a fiance visa. Here is a current (2018) breakdown of the charges you should expect to pay during the fiance visa process.  USCIS does change the fees so make sure to double check prior to sending in your case.  The current fees […]

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    • POSTED: July 26, 2018
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    Will USCIS Check Your Social Media Accounts?

    In October of 2017  the Department of Homeland Security began collecting social media data from all immigrants entering the United States.  According to the New York Times article titled: “U.S. to Collect Social Media Data on all Immigrants Entering Country“, green card holders and naturalized citizens would also have their information collected.  The data collected […]

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  • Could You Pass the Green Card Marriage Interview?

    The New York Times ran an article recently titled: “Green Card Marriage Interview: Can You Pass it?” The article correctly pointed out that the U.S. government is always on the lookout for people “gaming the system for a green card.” Never, under any circumstances should you illegally try to help someone obtain a green card. […]

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