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01Mar2019
USCIS Strengthens Guidance on Spousal Petitions Involving Minors

The USCIS announced on February 15th that it’s publishing guidance for it’s officers to consider when adjudicating spousal petitions involving minors. The guidance published is an update to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual. It clarifies age requirements for a petitioner filing an affidavit of support for a spouse in conjunction with concurrently filing the I-485 and […]

04Feb2019
2019 RapidVisa Youtube Channel Introduction

Please subscribe to our Youtube channel, and also check us out on Facebook. [Ben]: Hi, I’m Ben, founder and CEO of RapidVisa. Welcome to our channel! [Camila (English)] RapidVisa is America’s largest full-service online family immigration service provider. [Camila (Portuguese)]RapidVisa é a maior empresa americana de imigração familiar que oferece serviço online completo. [Pedro (English)] […]

24Jan2019
How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Immigration?

The USCIS issued a memo on December 22 stating that fee-funded activities will not be affected. None of the visa types RapidVisa handles will be impeded from filing and continuing with processing based on this memo. Programs directly affected at the USCIS level are EB-5 investor visas, Conrad 30 Waiver Program for J-1 medical doctors, […]

27Dec2018
Taking Advice From Family Immigration Forums

There are a couple very good, very helpful communities of self-help folks that are full of people just like you, going through this process and sharing their experiences. Sites like VisaCommunity.com or VisaJourney. To touch on VisaJourney – we have worked with their owners for years and are even an endorsed service on their site. […]

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. […]

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 […]

11Jun2018
USCIS Admits Processing Times Increasing With Receipt Notice Update

On June 12, 2018, USCIS announced that as of June 11, removal of conditions applicants can use their receipt notice along with the old green card as evidence of continued status for up to 18 months past the expiration date. This was formerly 12 months. The fact they’re extending it from 12 to 18 months is further evidence […]

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 […]

23Apr2018
RapidVisa’s First Customer Affected by Trump’s Travel Ban (Executive Order 13769)

We want to update our audience on what we’re seeing in relation to President Trump’s Executive Order 13769, the “Travel Ban”. We have seen our first customer officially turned away for an embassy interview by terms cited in this executive order. The customer was from Iran. The customer was approved through the USCIS months before, […]

10Oct2017
Homeland Security to Collect Social Media Info on Immigrants
Homeland Security Monitoring Social Media on Immigrants

Homeland security will now collect social media data on all immigrants. This is a news memo that came out that the USCIS and Department of State can start reviewing social media like Facebook and they can start looking at all of your posts. Anything that you post on the web is not only there temporarily […]

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