Archive for the ‘ CR1 Spousal Visa’ Category

12Feb2019
Does My Joint Sponsor Need To Live With Or Near Me?

No. A joint sponsor can be any US citizen or legal permanent resident who is at least 18 years old and meets the income requirements. Please be advised that some embassies don’t allow the use of joint sponsors for fiance visas. Among these is the Philippines and Vietnam, among others. Please call your embassy to […]

01Feb2019
I Work In The Adult Industry – Can I Sponsor My Spouse?

I’m an independent contractor in the adult industry sponsoring my Canadian husband. Is my petition going to be declined because of my profession? Being in the adult industry in and of itself is not a ground for denial for a spousal visa. They will, however, look at criminal history and scrutinize your income at later phases. […]

07Jan2019
Does a Child of a Green Card Holder Qualify For Derivative Beneficiary? (CR1/CR2 Visa)

I’ve filed for my husband (CR1 spousal visa), and I’m a green card holder. Will his five-year-old daughter qualify for derivative beneficiary? You will have to file another petition for the child. You will need to file a new I-130 and all the same documents that you filed for your husband, but you can petition […]

04Jan2019
CR1/IR1 Spousal Visa Medical Exam – What Should I Expect?

Ahmed asks, “What should I expect from the medical exam on a spousal visa?” All applicants preparing to enter the US on a CR1 spousal visa are required to complete a medical exam before the consular officer will approve it. This medical exam is at the end of the process. We recommend completing the medical […]

07Dec2018
What Are The Most Common Reasons For Denial? (Fiancé/Spouse Visas)

What are the most common reasons for denials? The number one reason we’re seeing right now is for finances. That’s the affidavit of support. We used to see quite a few RFEs, but now we’re actually seeing denials come in, because they do not meet the income requirements. For a fiance visa, you have to […]

29Nov2018
Sponsoring an Alien – Work History & Using Assets

I’m curious about being a sponsor. How long do I need to be at my job for proof of income, and how do I use my home to sponsor my spouse? If I want to bring a foreign individual to the USA, be that a spouse or a child or a parent, or a brother, […]

21Nov2018
After USCIS Approval, How Long Until NVC Phase?

After the USCIS approval, how long should I wait till we receive anything from the National Visa Center, and what’s next for me? Prior to 2018, it used to take about four to six weeks to get the invoice from the NVC. The invoice is going to be a request for payment for your affidavit […]

08Nov2018
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

Is a copy of a birth certificate and divorce papers acceptable to USCIS or do I need originals? You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see […]

23Oct2018
2018 Update to Adjustment of Status Process (Medical Exam)

The USCIS announced last week that effective November 1st, 2018, they will require applicants to submit form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record that is signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for immigration benefit. This applies to the adjustment of status or application to register […]

02Oct2018
Notarized 3rd Party Affidavit: Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage?

Do letters from friends and family about our relationship need to be handwritten and notarized? In the spousal visa process, the USCIS is trying to determine that you have a bona fide marriage. And, if you have just recently married most people understandably don’t have many of the typical bona fides, such as a joint […]

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