US Permanent Residence Visa – Case Study

Client’s Issue or Problem

Client was on a three year TN visa, when she had met a US citizen. The US citizen courted the Canadian on the TN,, they fell in love, and decided that they wanted to get married. The Client had obligations in the US and in Canada and knew that she had to travel to and from the US. If they got married and did an adjustment of status, there would be a period of time that the Client would have to remain in the US for. Although the Client wanted to get married and wanted to gain C, she did not want to be restricted with her travels.

Our Solution (Type of Visa/Action Recommended, What We Did)

Looking at the pros and cons to an Adjustment of Status versus a spousal sponsorship with consular processing, we decided that the consular processing method would be most appropriate along with a letter that the Client would carry when traveling to the US in case a CBP officer does not deem Client is entering for “temporary” reasons as a TN holder and denies the Client entry. The Client was advised of the risk that travel to the US may be denied while a permanent based application was pending.

 Outcome

Our letter was persuasive enough that the Client was never turned away when traveling to the US and the application for US Permanent Residency is in the final stages of approval. We do not anticipate any issues and the Client should be deemed a Conditional Legal Permanent Resident in a matter of weeks.

About Fadi Minawi

Fadi primarily practices in US Immigration Law. He assists with matters relating to business immigration (including: relocation, expansion, investments, and work visas), litigation, admissibility issues, customs forfeitures and other cross-border issues. Fadi is also a criminal defense attorney and can assist with criminal matters in the US. Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

After initially having a very bad experience with one of their immigration consultants and after posting a negative review on Google I was immediately contacted by the Managing Director to reschedule another consultation to try and provide me with a more positive experience. I have been impressed by their attention to customer service as a result of this and I appreciate the initiative that they have taken to turn my negative experience into a positive one. My second consultation was a great experience, I spoke with Brian about my Canadian PR application and he was able to give me great advice and was extremely helpful. He answered all my questions and explained the process of how to apply and was very patient with me which I really appreciate.

Madhav Kin the last week

Great law firm with great staff. My lawyer Rania did a great job for my Canadian work permit and my daughters study permit. You are great in your work. And my Para Legal officer Alicea, you are just amazing. They did not rest until my job was promptly and properly done. Always there to answer my calls, reply my emails promptly. She tried her best and the results were amazing. I recommend visa place if you need the best immigration job. Many thanks to Rania and Alicea.

Charity Musaa month ago

Great firm on top of their game. Worked with us til the end to ensure my parents visa was approved and guided us along the way in a professional manor. Natalie is awesome. Majority of our communications were via email, but the responses were immediate. I would greatly recommend this firm. Thank you for all your hard work and help. My family and I do really appreciate it.

Daxesh Patel2 months ago

Associations