Archive for the ‘ CR1 Spousal Visa’ Category

31Jan2020
Why Do Spousal Visas Take Longer for Permanent Residents Than Citizens?

“Why does the CR1 take longer for a green card sponsor?” The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sets the number of immigrant visas that may be issued to aliens seeking to become lawful permanent residents (get a Green Card) each year. Immigrant visas for the family-sponsored immigrant preference categories are numerically limited, so they are […]

27Nov2019
Expediting a Spousal Visa (Form I-130) While in the Military
Expediting a Spousal Visa (Form I-130) While in the Military

We’re just about to send our 130 Petition. My husband is in active duty military. We want to expedite the process as he will be leaving for his next duty station in the U.S. on December. Do we need to put the expedite letter in the petition package when we send it, or wait for […]

01Nov2019
Trump’s New Spousal Visa Health Insurance Requirement Starts November 3
Trump's New Spousal Visa Health Insurance Requirement Starts November 3

President Trump issued a proclamation, requiring all immigrant visa applicants to show proof that they will be covered by health insurance. This situation is subject to change quickly, but at the time of this recording, this is the best information we have. As of November 3, during your immigrant visa interview, you will be required […]

23Aug2019
When Will a CR1 Visa Recipient Receive Their Green Card?

“My wife just got here on a CR-1 visa. How long would it take her to get her green card?” Normally, the USCIS will send the green card within two to four weeks. So, she should be able to get her green card within that time frame, unless you move to another address. Usually, it […]

05Aug2019
What Happens After My I-130 is Approved?
What Happens After My I-130 is Approved?

“My I-130 is approved, what is the next step? How will they contact me? I am the beneficiary.” Once your I-130 is approved for a spousal visa, the USCIS is going to send it on to the National Visa Center. Once they receive it, they will send you an email that contains an invoice for […]

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

“I have my own business but deducted a lot last year, due to the new addition to my business, so it looks like I didn’t make enough money. But I’ve got bank statements this year, and I’ve made enough money. Will it be okay to be a co-sponsor?” As a self-employed individual or person who […]

17May2019
The NVC is Taking Forever! What Can I Do?
The NVC is Taking Forever! What Can I Do?

“We applied and were approved through the USCIS back in March, but I’ve heard nothing from the NVC yet.” From our experience, once you get the approval you should be getting the instructions after you receive the NOA2, which is a Notice of Action indicating approval of your application. But if you have not heard […]

12Apr2019
Can an Intending Immigrant Sponsor Himself/Herself?

For a family-based immigrant visa, you cannot sponsor yourself. The petitioner must file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, on your behalf. In certain situations you may be able to include your income and/or assets with the petitioner’s household income/assets. The income must continue from the same source after obtaining lawful permanent resident status in the […]

15Mar2019
Getting Married on a Tourist Visa Then Adjusting Status vs. Spouse Visa
Getting Married on a Tourist Visa Then Adjusting Status vs. Spouse Visa

My fiance from China now has a B1/B2 visa, which is a tourist visa. Is it possible to wed in the States and then file for the spousal visa? Yes, you can get married in the US while on a tourist visa. It happens all the time, and doesn’t always have anything to do with […]

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

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