Archive for the ‘ Adjustment of Status’ Category

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 […]

02Mar2018
What’s the Adjustment of Status Cost in 2018?

This is one of our frequently asked questions that we get on a daily basis. “What are the costs of the adjustment of status in 2018?” The USCIS filing fee of the adjustment of status at the moment is at $1,140 plus an $85 biometrics fee, which gives you a total of $1,225. That includes […]

20Feb2018
Can My Boyfriend Adjust Status on an Expired Tourist Visa?
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Julia asks: “My future husband and I want to get married, he’s already in the USA his tourist visa has expired and I have no idea what we need to do. I’m a US citizen and he is from Dominican Republic.” We get asked this question quite a bit and generally a foreign national is […]

08Feb2018
How Soon After I Marry a US Citizen Can I Become a Citizen?
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Larissa asks: “How soon after you marry US citizen can you get citizenship? It might be surprising for you to know that your marriage date is completely irrelevant and has nothing to do with it. What does determine when you can get US citizenship is when you receive your green card and if you receive […]

03Feb2018
How Do I Marry a US Citizen While on a Student Visa and Legally Stay in the US?

Moving on next question comes from Marlin. “And I’m currently in the United States on a student visa and want to marry my boyfriend a US citizen. What visa do I need and how do I get it?” We get this question quite a bit and first and foremost just let you know a visa […]

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