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24Jul2018
Can I Postpone My Interview While I Gather Documents? (Fiance/Spousal Visa)

Sandy asks, "Does it matter if your case is at the NVC, ready for interview schedule, but you don't want to set the interview date yet, because you're still gathering documents?" Fiance Visa If you're filing for a fiance visa, you actually control that timeline yourself with most embassies. What that means is, you physically [...]

19Jul2018
Top 3 RFEs for the K1 Fiancé Visa in 2018
Top 3 K1 Fiance Visa RFE

There are different departments involved with the processing of a non-immigrant K-1 fiance visa. There are different types of requests for evidence (RFE) generally issued by department. Top 3 RFEs at the USCIS Proof that intent to marry was genuine. Proof of meeting in person within two years of filing their petition. Proof that all [...]

18Jul2018
Can I Get a Tourist Visa While Waiting On My NOA2?

The immigration process is frustrating, and as of 2018, taking even longer than ever. Understandably, couples want to see each other before their visa is approved. So we often get asked the question "Will I get approved for a tourist visa if I'm waiting on my fiance or spousal visa to get approved?" The unfortunate answer [...]

17Jul2018
Immigrant vs. Non-Immigrant "Intent" (U.S. Visas)

What's the difference between immigrant and non-immigrant "intent"? The type of visa is determined by the purpose of the travel to the United States. Immigrant Visa An immigrant visa is for someone that intends to immigrate to the US or permanently live in the United States. Most immigrant visas have a path to citizenship after a number [...]

14Jul2018
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs

In a disturbing memo issued by USCIS (PM-602-0163) on July 13, 2018, we were made aware of a new policy which will make it much easier for the Trump Administration to issue denials for legal immigration cases across the board (with the exception of DACA), including fiance visas, spousal visas, green card applications and more. According to [...]

11Jul2018
What is "Administrative Processing"? (Visa Applications)

For various reasons, some of which you may never really find out, your case, you may get an update from the State Department that tells you your case is in "Administrative Processing", or AP. What that means in terms of immigration matters, is that there is something about your case that they don't like, so [...]

06Jul2018
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?

"Once the USCIS and NVC approves the case, and the case is mailed out to the beneficiary's local embassy for interview, should the interviewer still look at adjusted gross income or gross income?" For the fiance visa, absolutely. Because they don't even look at income until the embassy. So for a fiance visa, which is technically [...]

04Jul2018
Philippines to USA Tourist Visa Chances Of Approval

So you are a Filipina with a fiance in the US and you want to visit him on a tourist visa. What are your chances for tourist visa approval? Honestly, they're not good, unfortunately. Issues that face most people in this situation are regards to strong ties. If you are a young, single Filipina with [...]

02Jul2018
Fiance & Spousal Visa Approval Rate From Morocco

Most spousal fiancee visas are approved. The approval rates, although there's a lot of variables, are very high. Vastly more people are approved for these visas than denied, from every country. Having said that, Morocco is not the highest on the highest denial countries. That would be Nigeria and Ghana. But even there, most people [...]

29Jun2018
Why is Removal of Conditions Taking So Long in 2018?

"Why is the removal of conditions taking so long this year?" Everything is taking longer this year in regards to immigration, and it's really because of the Trump administration. Wherever you're at politically, elections matter. Right now we have an administration that is anti-immigration, and they campaigned on that so it shouldn't be any surprise [...]

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