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Adjusting Your US Status from K-1 Visa to Green Card
Thousands of couples in long-distance relationships abroad are taking advantage of the K-1 visa process to reunite with their significant other and live with them in the United States. This opportunity is HUGE for many individuals and following the steps correctly is vital to your success. Once you’ve been granted a K-1 visa, the process […]
Can Canada Be Used as a Backdoor to the United States?
People who earn permanent residency in Canada can seek citizenship after staying in the country for at least three years in the five years before the citizenship application. Once they have obtained citizenship, they can come to the United States using the TN visa provided they have a legitimate employment offer from a US company […]
US Immigration 2021: Year in Review
Throughout the year of 2021, many important developments in immigration have occurred in the United States, particularly as a result of COVID-19’s continuous immigration adjustments. Despite this, the majority of visas are still being filed for, and US immigration is on the rise. President Biden has made several adjustments to the US immigration system about […]
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How Long Does It Take To Get A US Family Sponsorship Visa?
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 […]
I-864 Form for Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A
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, […]
Do I Need a Co-Sponsor for the K-1 Visa?
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 […]
US Immigration for LGBTQ+ Immigrants
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 […]
5 Visas That Allow Your Spouse to Work in the US
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 […]
President Biden’s Immigration Policy and Plan
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 […]
H-4 EAD: Employment Authorization for Dependents
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 […]
Form I-601 Waiver US Grounds of Inadmissibility
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 […]
Is DACA Back After 3 Years? Federal Judge Rolls Back Previous DACA Halt
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 […]
Form I-751 Waiver for US Spousal Sponsorship
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 […]
Returning to the US with a Spouse or Fiance: What You Should Know
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 […]
K-1 Visas May Be Prioritized in Processing
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 […]