Archive for the ‘ Adjustment of Status’ Category

14Dec2018
Expect an RFE – Even If You Included It In Your Petition!

We wanted to alert all of our customers to be prepared to receive potential RFEs, or requests for evidence, even when everything in your petition is perfect. We have had numerous reports of customers receiving RFEs for items that were confirmed to have been included in their petitions, but the USCIS is requesting them anyways. […]

19Nov2018
K1 Adjustment of Status – Getting a Green Card After Entering on K1 Visa

How do I get my fiance a green card after she enters on a K1 fiance visa? Once your fiancée enters the United States, you have 90 days to marry. And you need to make sure that you do get married before that 90 days expires. On your arrival and departure record, your I-94, will […]

15Nov2018
Can I Get Married on a Tourist Visa? (Then Adjust Status)

Can you marry on a tourist visa? The short answer is “yes”. You can always get married. Perhaps your real question is: Can you marry on a tourist visa and adjust your status? The short answer to this is “yes”. It happens all the time. It’s extremely common and a lot of people do it, […]

13Nov2018
Can I Get Married in the USA if I Separated in Philippines?

Can I get married in the U.S. if I’m married here in the Philippines, but I’ve been separated for 12 years? You may be able to get married, but the USCIS and Department of State are not going to accept that as a legal marriage. In order to legally marry and receive an immigration benefit […]

08Nov2018
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

Is a copy of a birth certificate and divorce papers acceptable to USCIS or do I need originals? You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see […]

23Oct2018
2018 Update to Adjustment of Status Process (Medical Exam)

The USCIS announced last week that effective November 1st, 2018, they will require applicants to submit form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record that is signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for immigration benefit. This applies to the adjustment of status or application to register […]

09Oct2018
What’s the Best Evidence for K1 Visa Sponsor Income?

For K1 they require 100% of the poverty level, but that does go up to 125% once you get here and apply for the adjustment of status after you get married. The best evidence is 3rd-party evidence, such as W2s, pay stubs, tax transcripts, etc. Anything that is impossible to generate yourself and is provided […]

21Sep2018
Should I Wait To File Adjustment of Status? (K1 Fiance Visa)

My wife is here on a K1 Fiance Visa. We just got married (within the three months). But we haven’t applied for the adjustment of status, yet now her visa is expired. Could this be a problem? If you do not adjust status, your former fiance/current spouse is going to be in unlawful status. That […]

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 […]

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