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

How to Bring Your Parents From India to the USA

In 2013, US citizens of Indian descent successfully petitioned for 6,467 parent visas from India. If you’re a US citizen over the age of 21, and you want to bring your parents over to the USA, you can, with an IR-5 parent visa. Green card holders aren’t eligible to petition for their parents only US citizens. So if you’re a US citizen over the age of with a parent in […]

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Federal Injunction Delays Expanded DACA & DAPA

RapidVisa offers DACA application and renewal services for the old version of DACA announced in 2012, and planned on adapting the system to receive expanded DACA applicants today, February 18, 2015. That expansion is temporarily on hold. On February 17, 2015, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen ordered a temporary injunction against the launch of expanded DACA. Since December, 26 states have sued the Federal Government over the expanded […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Fiance Visa and a Spousal Visa? [Video]

If you are not quite sure which visa you should apply for for to bring your loved one to the USA, this post should give insight to all the differences and pros and cons of each. If you are not yet married, you will want to put some thought into both options before making wedding arrangements. If you’re already married, the spousal visa is your only option […]

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Send Flowers to Your Overseas Valentine

Just because your fiance or wife is overseas this Valentine’s Day, doesn’t mean you can’t wow her and surprise her with a big bouquet of flowers. Don’t waste your time packing up a box then couriering it overseas at an arm and a leg. From your computer or mobile phone, you can place an order that will be delivered from flowers already in her country, […]

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5 Tips for a Successful K-1 Fiance Visa Embassy Interview

The embassy interview is the final step in the fiancee visa application process.  The applicant will need to meet face-to-face with a consular officer, usually at the US Embassy located in the applicant’s home country. The interview generally lasts 15 to 30 minutes and consists of between 5 and 10 questions. The focus of the questions is for the consular officer to determine if your relationship […]

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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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