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Family Immigration News and Updates 2024

The latest news from the USCIS about family-based immigration to the US in 2024, including sponsorship and family reunification programs green cards or citizenship for spouses, children, parents, and other extended family members. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to the US, visit our section on the Family based petitions.

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How Long Does It Take To Get A US Family Sponsorship Visa?

By CaseyAugust 30, 2021
Family Immigration

The first step in the family-based green card procedure is to file the I-130 petition with US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Filing the I-130 petition puts you in line for a family sponsorship-related green card as one becomes available. Unless you are the spouse, parent, or unmarried child (under the age of 21) of a […]

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I-864 Form for Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A

By Ella BergquistAugust 26, 2021
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For those who want to sponsor an immigrant to get a Green Card, they must fill out the I-864 Form which is officially called the “Affidavit of Support”. People will use this form to promise financial support of the sponsored foreign national. What is an Affidavit of Support? The Immigration Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, […]

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Do I Need a Co-Sponsor for the K-1 Visa?

By Ella BergquistJuly 5, 2021
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

The K-1 Visa is a fiance visa made for foreign fiances to move to the United States and get married to their fiance(e) within 90 days. If you’re looking to come to the United States on a K-1 Visa, your sponsor must meet income requirements in order to prove they can provide for you in […]

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US Immigration for LGBTQ+ Immigrants

By SierraJuly 14, 2021
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

As pride month comes to an end in the United States, we find it important for same-sex couples to understand and explore their immigration options. For decades, many in the US have been fighting for more equality and we are slowly taking a stride forward. In 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in […]

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5 Visas That Allow Your Spouse to Work in the US

By SierraMay 27, 2023
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Are you immigrating to the United States and bringing your spouse along? Thousands of individuals apply to move to the United States but have already started growing their family in their home country prior. In these cases, those applying will sponsor their spouse, dependents, and any other qualifying relatives to immigrate to the US with […]

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President Biden’s Immigration Policy and Plan

By Ella BergquistFebruary 4, 2021
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February 2nd Update: President Biden signs 3 executive orders which include: reunifying children and their families who still remain separated under policies enacted by the Trump administration developing a strategy to address irregular migration across the Southern Border and create a Humane Asylum System restoring faith in the US Legal Immigration System and promoting integration […]

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H-4 EAD: Employment Authorization for Dependents

By SierraDecember 5, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you a skilled worker interested in immigrating to Canada with your spouse and/or dependents? When immigrating through an H-1B visa, you are given the chance to bring eligible family members with you on an H-4 nonimmigrant visa. US businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreigners in specialty occupations that require a bachelor’s or higher degree […]

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Form I-601 Waiver US Grounds of Inadmissibility

By SierraNovember 18, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you considered a public charge and inadmissible to the United States? The ground of inadmissibility are reasons a foreigner could be denied entry, a visa, or a green card in the United States that doesn’t apply to everyone. The term “public charge” is a type of ground of inadmissibility, in this case, someone that […]

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Is DACA Back After 3 Years? Federal Judge Rolls Back Previous DACA Halt

By Ella BergquistNovember 17, 2020
Family Immigration

On November 14, 2020 a federal judge ruled that the previous stop for any new DACA applications would not be accepted was unlawful and would be overturned. Chad Wolf was the man who sent a memo ending DACA applications and limiting renwals to only one or two years amid an ongoing review. The Supreme Court […]

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Form I-751 Waiver for US Spousal Sponsorship

By Ella BergquistNovember 12, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

After marrying a U.S. Citizen a foreign national will get a “conditional” green card allowing them to reside in the United States as a permanent resident. This conditional green card expires in two years and within 90 days before that expiration date, the newlywed must file for a permanent green card jointly or separately. Filing […]

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Returning to the US with a Spouse or Fiance: What You Should Know

By CaseyOctober 5, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

US citizens living in another country often find someone they wish to marry and bring to the United States. If you are a United States citizen living abroad looking for the best way to obtain an immigrant visa for your fiance or spouse, there are a couple of options for you. File for the I-130 […]

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K-1 Visas May Be Prioritized in Processing

By Ella BergquistSeptember 9, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

K-1 Visas are back! It is overly important to make sure if you’re interested in sponsoring your fiance to the US, to do it now! On August 31st the State Department announced that some consulates will give K-1 fiance visas a high priority. Due to COVID-19 and the border shutdowns, K-1 visas have previously been […]

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