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Tips, resources and news related to family immigration to the United States.

Should I Marry my British Fiance in the UK or the US?

If you are reading this, chances are you are an American who fell in love with a Brit, or a Brit who fell in love with an American. This post will focus on couples who plan to get married and settle in the United States, and wish for the British citizen to obtain permanent residency in the US with a green card. If you are looking to settle in […]

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CR-1 Spousal Visa Timeline [Infographic]

One of the first questions our clients ask is about the timeline… “How long does it take to get a CR-1 spousal visa?” This post is hoping to give some insight into what you could expect in terms of waiting times for each step of the process. Be advised that the times mentioned in this resource are not meant as legal advice and are only informational, […]

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6 Tips to Expedite Your Fiance Visa

We know you’re very excited to be with your fiancee, so we’ve put together some tips for you to push the K-1 fiance visa process along faster. For more information about how long to expect the process to take, check out our post here. Be advised that nobody can make the government move faster. But there are certain things you can do to speed up […]

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Preparing for Deferred Action (DACA & DAPA)

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama made an announcement regarding deferred action for certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (LPRs). In this announcement, President Barack Obama stated that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport these parents if they met certain criteria and were qualified under the new program. The president also announced an expansion […]

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3 Lawyer’s Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

There are a few different paths to get your family based immigration needs met. In fact, we made an infographic about just this comparison decision. One choice that people often unnecessarily opt for is hiring an ‘immigration attorney’. Attorneys are great, and have a very important role in society. In fact, we have our own staff attorneys that can help with any legal issues. But, unless you […]

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RapidVisa Partners with Leading Passport & Travel Visa Expeditor

In an effort to keep offering our customers products and services that will help them, we’ve partnered with a leading travel visa and US passport expeditor. Whether you need your passport in 2 weeks, or 2 days, we can now help. And if you need to travel overseas to visit your loved one(s), and they live in a country that requires a visa, like China, Brazil or […]

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The Definitive Guide to Getting Married in the Philippines

Congratulations are in order if you have found the love of your life and you have decided to marry that special someone in the Philippines. This is not a complicated process but it can be very time consuming and may include a few steps or processes that you are not aware of. The original version of this post was made on Oct 21, 2012, however has […]

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NVC No Longer Requires Original Civil Documents

Great news for all immigrant visa applicants! As of November 12, 2014, the National Visa Center announced it will no longer be collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa applications. So now, instead of having to send your original birth, marriage and police certificates, you can send photocopies. This doesn’t include the original Affidavit of Support which will still need to be signed by the applicant to […]

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How Does The Ebola Outbreak Affect US Immigration?

Ebola has caused quite the scare in recent weeks, with several cases being reported in the United States, with the most recent victim being in New York City. The situation is serious, with over 4,800 deaths to date. If you’re in any of the key affected areas of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone or Nigeria, you may be wondering if and how this affects you as a current or future immigrant. […]

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Can I Use a Tourist Visa to Get Married in the US?

Gray areas aren’t generally the government’s forte. It is legal to enter the U.S. on a tourist visa, travel visa or the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and get married to a U.S. citizen.  It is also legal to adjust your status after getting married. However, the condition of a tourist visa, travel visa and the VWP is a sworn promise that the person using this […]

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