Archive for the ‘ CR-1 Spousal Visa’ Category

31Jul2018
Will a Discrepancy On My Birth Certificate Be a Problem? (Fiance/Spousal Visa)

“Do you think it’s a problem when my birth certificate has a conflict? My mother’s maiden name in my birth certificate shows my dad’s surname, but my dad is not on my birth certificate?” On a fiance visa, your birth certificate is not required until the end of the process when you go to your medical […]

24Jul2018
Can I Postpone My Interview While I Gather Documents? (Fiance/Spousal Visa)

Sandy asks, “Does it matter if your case is at the NVC, ready for interview schedule, but you don’t want to set the interview date yet, because you’re still gathering documents?” Fiance Visa If you’re filing for a fiance visa, you actually control that timeline yourself with most embassies. What that means is, you physically […]

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 […]

11Jul2018
What is “Administrative Processing”? (Visa Applications)

For various reasons, some of which you may never really find out, your case, you may get an update from the State Department that tells you your case is in “Administrative Processing”, or AP. What that means in terms of immigration matters, is that there is something about your case that they don’t like, so […]

06Jul2018
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?

“Once the USCIS and NVC approves the case, and the case is mailed out to the beneficiary’s local embassy for interview, should the interviewer still look at adjusted gross income or gross income?” For the fiance visa, absolutely. Because they don’t even look at income until the embassy. So for a fiance visa, which is technically […]

02Jul2018
Fiance & Spousal Visa Approval Rate From Morocco

Most spousal fiancee visas are approved. The approval rates, although there’s a lot of variables, are very high. Vastly more people are approved for these visas than denied, from every country. Having said that, Morocco is not the highest on the highest denial countries. That would be Nigeria and Ghana. But even there, most people […]

27Jun2018
What’s the Longest Part of the Spousal Visa Process?

The CR1 visa process is quite a bit different from the K1 visa process, specially when it comes to the National Visa Center. As far as processing times, the longest processing time is with the USCIS. You’re looking at easily about five to six months at the USCIS for the removal of conditions. You’re looking […]

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 […]

21Jun2018
Does My Fiancé Need a Round-Trip Ticket? (K1 Visa)

“My girlfriend lives in Columbia, and she has a fiancee visa. Does she need to buy a ticket one-way or round trip?” We actually receive that question quite often. If they do in fact have the fiancee visa, they’ll only need a one-way ticket because they are coming to migrate to the United States and […]

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