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30Jan2019
Does Visiting My Fiance On B1/B2/ESTA Pose a Problem For My K1 Visa?

"If my fiance comes to the U.S. "with a visitor's visa first to visit me and my family prior to us applying for the K-1 visa, will that pose a red flag?" Absolutely not, it's highly recommended, in fact, meeting in person is even a requirement to even be eligible for a fiance visa. You [...]

28Jan2019
I-90 Renew or Replace Green Card w/RapidVisa

We would like to announce that we have launched our Green Card Renewal Replacement Service. Typically, a green card expires after 10 years. Some people don't opt for becoming a US citizen, and instead opt to renew their green card. This service would cover such instances. Also, if you lose your green card, you will [...]

24Jan2019
How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration?

The USCIS issued a memo on December 22 stating that fee-funded activities will not be affected. None of the visa types RapidVisa handles will be impeded from filing and continuing with processing based on this memo. Programs directly affected at the USCIS level are EB-5 investor visas, Conrad 30 Waiver Program for J-1 medical doctors, [...]

22Jan2019
What If My Criminal History Was Expunged/Dismissed? (K1 Visa)

How does a dismissed arrest (or expunged criminal record) effect a K-1 visa outcome? Arrests and criminal history and convictions are not necessarily a reason for a denial. If you check the box on a K-1 fiance visa that states that you were convicted of a crime, you'll need to supply or provide the court [...]

18Jan2019
Should I Start My K1 Visa From Abroad?

Tony Carter says: Hello, I'm from the U.K. Am I right in thinking that my fiancee in America needs to start the visa process, do the paperwork for my K-1 fiance visa? Or can I start the ball rolling from the U.K.? You can start the process anywhere, but let's do a brief overview of [...]

16Jan2019
I got a 221(g)! My Case Is In Administrative Processing

My fiance received a 221(g) for two missing tax documents. We sent them the same day and they confirmed that they received it. It has been thirty days now, and the case shows in AP (administrative processing). How long should this take? We are seeing this scenario a lot right now, especially from certain countries [...]

14Jan2019
K1 Visa Background Checks - For Sponsor? Or Alien? Or Both?

On a K1 Visa, in the background check, is it focused on the petition of the beneficiary or both? Both the US sponsor as well as the alien beneficiary will receive separate background checks. Sponsor Background Checks During the first phase of the process, the USCIS filing, this process is mostly about the US sponsor. [...]

11Jan2019
Getting a Philippines CFO Seminar Appointment

"Do you know how long it takes to get an appointment for the CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) seminar? I don't want a situation where my girlfriend gets her visa and then has to wait a few months to attend the seminar. It seems like the website doesn't allow you to make an appointment without [...]

09Jan2019
What is Form I-797?

Form I-797 is used for various types of communication known as 'notice of action'. It's not a form you fill out. Rather, it's a form that is mailed to you by the USCIS to notify you of certain action that's been taken on your case. Often, our customers receive this commonly as a receipt notice, [...]

07Jan2019
Does a Child of a Green Card Holder Qualify For Derivative Beneficiary? (CR1/CR2 Visa)

I've filed for my husband (CR1 spousal visa), and I'm a green card holder. Will his five-year-old daughter qualify for derivative beneficiary? You will have to file another petition for the child. You will need to file a new I-130 and all the same documents that you filed for your husband, but you can petition [...]

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