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09Aug2019
Old I-693 Medical Exam Forms Soon to be Rejected

The USCIS has updated to a new version of form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. However, up until the time of this post, they are still accepting the old version of the form. Starting September 23, 2019, the USCIS will only accept the 07/15/19 edition. Until then, you can use the old […]

01Jul2019
What Are My Chances of Getting An RFE On My K1 Visa? (New Tool!)

We have launched a free tool which allows K1 fiance visa applicants to gauge their possible risk level of receiving an RFE, or request for evidence. RFEs are more common than ever, so knowing your risk level might help give you ideas on building up your bona fides before applying. You can go to https://rapidvisa.com/fiance-visa-rfe-o-meter/ and […]

28Jun2019
Trump Executive Order to Enforce Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors & Co-Sponsors

The White House recently issued a memorandum on the enforcement of legal responsibilities of immigrant sponsors & joint sponsors. The memo directs relevant federal agencies to update procedures, guidance, and regulations to comply with current law and ensure that ineligible immigrants do not receive federal means-tested benefits. So, what this means is, when you sponsor an […]

06Jun2019
USCIS To Permanently Close Manila Field Office, NOT EMBASSY

On July 5th, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce legal immigration. After this date, there will be no USCIS international field office located in the Philippines. The office began redirecting Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on […]

22May2019
White House to Potentially Expand Travel Ban

When a visitor enters the US as a nonimmigrant, and does not exit the US before the terms of the visa allow, this is referred to as an “overstay“. Overall, the rate of overstays is low. In fact, in 2018, only 0.41% of visitors on ESTA overstayed, and only 2% of B1/B2 visitor visa holders […]

07May2019
Legal Marijuana Users To Be Denied Naturalization

On April 19, 2019, the USCIS issued a policy guidance update in the USCIS Policy Manual. The update clarifies that violations of federal controlled substance law, including violations involving marijuana, are generally a bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization, even where that conduct would not be an offense under state law. So, as […]

01Apr2019
Old Versions of Form I-129F & Form I-130 Will Be Rejected Soon

The USCIS updated the versions of forms I-129F, I-130 and I-130A. However, up until now, they’ve still accepted the old versions. As of April 29, 2019, they will only accept the new November 7, 2018 versions of I-129F form. On the other hand, the USCIS would only accept the new versions of forms I-130 and […]

29Mar2019
Updated Affidavit of Support Poverty Guidelines for 2019

The poverty guidelines for the affidavit of support have been updated by the USCIS. As of March 1, the minimum income requirements have increased. You will want to make extra sure that you meet the new requirements, which you can do so on our updated visa income requirement calculator. We have updated not only the […]

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)] […]

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