Archive for the ‘ Adjustment of Status’ Category

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 […]

25Jun2018
Will USCIS or a U.S. Embassy Look at My Social Media?

“I’ve read they passed a bill on where they go into your social media after interview, which would prolong the process, and that’ll effect a lot of K-1 Visas and my fiance is from the Philippines.” The government has always had that authority to investigate pretty much anything. They already do a background check on […]

06Jun2018
What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder. This is likely to cause more delays, requests for evidence and denials. […]

05Jun2018
K1 Fiancé Visa & Green Card for Only $269/mo.

We wanted to make a formal announcement of our new K1 & Adjustment of Status Combo Payment Plan. Everyone who enters on a K1 visa will eventually need to adjust status from a non-immigrant to an immigrant, a process known as the adjustment of status. This is the process needed to obtain a green card and […]

16Apr2018
Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program is a program the US has set up that allows most citizens from certain countries to travel to the US for tourism or business up to 90 days without the need for a visa. To travel on Visa Waiver, each traveler must have Travel Authorization through the Electronic System for Travel […]

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