Archive for the ‘ Adjustment of Status’ Category

22Nov2019
Can We Move In Together While On Visa Waiver?

I am from Germany and my boyfriend is an American. We want to experience living with each other before committing to marriage. Can I visit on a visa waiver then adjust status if we decide to get married? Yes, however it is not technically the correct way to do it. This might be viewed by […]

08Nov2019
Adjustment of Status Medical Exams (Excluding K1)

We have a quick public service announcement for any adjustment of status applicants who did NOT enter on a K1 fiance visa. As part of your process, you’ll need to have a medical exam with an authorized civil surgeon. You cannot just go to your run of the mill doctor of your choice. You must […]

10Oct2019
When Will My Green Card Arrive After Adjustment of Status?

I had my interview for adjustment of status from a K1 on 20th of August. The interview went smoothly. Within 20 minutes, the officer said we were good, but she will have to review and mail our card if everything’s okay. It’s been almost 21 days, and my case is still under review. Should I […]

17Sep2019
New Public Charge Rule – 250% Poverty Level & Means Tested Benefits

Homeland Security recently issued a new public charge rule that our customers have been asking about, so we wanted to briefly go over this. A “Public Charge”, as defined by the USCIS, is a person who is likely to become: …primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public […]

03Sep2019
I Entered on a K1 Fiance Visa But Haven’t Adjusted Status Yet

“I have been in the US for almost two months now. We processed our K-1 visa with you guys for only eight months from start to finish. Do you have an expiration to when you can process?” There is no expiration for when you must adjust status explicitly. However, keep in mind you will be […]

01Aug2019
When Will I Get My Social Security Card After Adjustment of Status?

“How long does it take to receive your SSN once you apply for adjustment of status?” Based on our experience, most customers receive their SSN after they’ve received the combo card. At least, that’s what we’re seeing right now. They usually receive it one to two weeks after they receive their combo card. The combo […]

08Jul2019
When Should I Get My Adjustment of Status Medical Exam?

“I’m about to go through the AOS (adjustment of status) process. When is the best time to get the medical examination?” If the alien beneficiary entered on a K1, they should file for adjustment of status after getting married, but before the medical examination expires, which is one year from the time the DS-3025 was […]

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

“I have my own business but deducted a lot last year, due to the new addition to my business, so it looks like I didn’t make enough money. But I’ve got bank statements this year, and I’ve made enough money. Will it be okay to be a co-sponsor?” As a self-employed individual or person who […]

15May2019
Tax Returns vs. Tax Transcripts – Which is Better Income Proof?

“Are tax transcripts showing income better than tax returns to submit proof of income?” IRS tax transcripts are better proof of income because providing you tax return alone does not actually prove that they’ve been filed with the IRS or that you paid any taxes. Anyone can fill out a 1040 in 5 minutes online. So […]

12Apr2019
Can an Intending Immigrant Sponsor Himself/Herself?

For a family-based immigrant visa, you cannot sponsor yourself. The petitioner must file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, on your behalf. In certain situations you may be able to include your income and/or assets with the petitioner’s household income/assets. The income must continue from the same source after obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the […]

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