Archive for the ‘Adjustment of Status’ Category

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Green Card Scams

This page addresses why green card scams are so prevalent and how to avoid them. Many First World nationals have a tendency to take their citizenship for granted. That is, we sometimes forget just how fortunate we are to be part of the 8% of the world’s population that was born into a developed “First […]

Income Requirements for Fiancé (K1) and Spousal (CR1) Visas

Whether you are looking to sponsor a fiance (K1) or spousal visa (CR1), keep in mind that specific visa income requirements are required by the USCIS. These financial requisites are in place to ensure that the sponsored foreign national does not become a “public charge” – that is, to make sure that they are not […]

7 Common Reasons for Receiving an Adjustment of Status RFE

7 Common Reasons for Receiving an Adjustment of Status RFE

Whenever a request for evidence, or “RFE” is received, it can be a stressful part of the process. At RapidVisa, we see more RFEs at the adjustment of status phase than any other in the immigration process. Most RFEs we receive for AOS petitions are related to the financial ability of the sponsor to support the […]

Bringing a Fiance or Spouse to the USA [Infographic]

Bringing a Fiance or Spouse to the USA [Infographic]

We’ve designed this helpful infographic which is a flow chart depicting the path to citizenship available to fiances and spouses of US citizens and lawful permanent residents. We hope it’s helpful in simplifying the overall big picture of what you can expect.

What if We Don’t Marry Within 90 Days on a Fiancé Visa?

The K1 visa is valid for 90 days from the time the alien enters the U.S. That means, you’re expected to fulfill the visa’s purpose of getting married within this time frame. But, what if you don’t? This is a common question we get that can add a lot of stress to anyone’s situation. There are […]

Can I Adjust My Status on an Expired Visa?

One of the most common questions we get about Adjustment of Status (also known as AOS) is whether or not one can adjust their status on an expired visa. Unfortunately the government isn’t absolutely clear about each type of case. There’s even language that seems partially contradictory in the form I-485 instructions. If you have a case that […]

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Alternatives to Meeting the Visa Income Requirement

In order to sponsor an alien for a non-immigrant visa, an immigrant visa, or a green card through marriage, you will need to meet certain income requirements. The government wants to make sure the alien doesn’t have a high likelihood of becoming a ward of the state. The income amount determined is based on several factors but […]

Can I Adjust My Status if I Get Married in the USA?

Can I Adjust My Status if I Get Married in the USA?

If you enter the US on a non-immigrant visa, then decide to get married, you may want to stay in the US with your new spouse. The problem is, you entered as a non-immigrant. That means when you applied for your visa, you did so under the pretense that you did not intend to stay. The […]

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Should I Marry my British Fiance in the UK or the US?

If you are reading this, chances are you are an American who fell in love with a Brit, or a Brit who fell in love with an American. This post will focus on couples who plan to get married and settle in the United States, and wish for the British citizen to obtain permanent residency in the […]

3 Lawyer's Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

3 Lawyer’s Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

There are a few different paths to get your family based immigration needs met. In fact, we made an infographic about just this comparison decision. One choice that people often unnecessarily opt for is hiring an ‘immigration attorney’. Attorneys are great, and have a very important role in society. In fact, we have our own. But, unless […]