Archive for the ‘ CR1 Spousal Visa’ Category

15Nov2012
Visiting the Philippines Beyond 59 Days
Visiting the Philippines Beyond 59 Days

This article is part 3 of a 5-part series and will cover the entry and exit requirements for U.S. citizens visiting the Philippines as a tourist. This article looks at the requirements for extending your stay in the Philippines beyond 59 days. As a U.S. citizen you can extend your stay up to 16 months […]

05Nov2012
US Embassy in Manila, Philippines: Embassy Interview No-Shows and Latecomers
US Embassy in Manila, Philippines: Embassy Interview No-Shows and Latecomers

All applicants for nonimmigrant visas are advised to arrive at the Embassy gates at least an hour before their scheduled appointments and to be inside the Embassy at least 15 minutes before their appointments. You need to make sure that all necessary documents are available on the day of the interview to avoid any inconvenience or delay […]

01Nov2012
Visiting the Philippines as a Tourist

Overview This article will cover the entry and exit requirements for U.S. citizens visiting the Philippines as a tourist. This article covers quite a bit of information so it has been written in a five-part series with the first part covering the initial requirements to enter and exit the Philippines without extending or requiring a […]

11Oct2012
Online Registration for St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic

St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC) now offers online registration for those applying for a U.S. Immigrant Visa. This online service is to aid in the registration process and is expected to reduce registration time by having most of the applicant’s information ready upon arrival at the registration area. Upon arrival at SLEC applicants […]

02Jul2011
Fiance Visa Medical Exam at St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic

All visa applicants, regardless of age, need to complete a medical examination at the St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLMCEC) before the visa interview. Applicants are advised to have their medical examinations done at least one week before their interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. SLMCEC is located at 1177 J. Bocobo Street, Ermita, […]

05Mar2011
Is the K-3 Spousal Visa Still Available?

In theory, yes, but in practice, not really.  The K3 has been obsolete for several years, and if you submit a K3 nonimmigrant visa petition it will likely be changed to the CR1/IR1 Immigrant visa. The K-3 visa was created in 2000 to address a huge backlog of immigrant visa petitions for spouses.  To address […]

11Jan2011
What happens if the sponsor dies before the K-1 or K-3 recipient receives a green card?
What happens if the sponsor dies before the K-1 or K-3 recipient receives a green card?

In the case of a K-1 nonimmigrant who marries the petitioner within 90 days of admission, the K-1 nonimmigrant (and any K-2 children who are otherwise eligible) may obtain adjustment of status without the need for Form I-360 just as they would have been eligible for adjustment without Form I-130, if the petitioner had not […]

06Dec2010
New Income Requirements Calculator

We have added a nifty income requirement calculator to help you determine the income you will need to sponsor your alien relative.  The tool gives you both the non-immigrant requirement for Form I-134 (100% of the poverty level) and the immigrant requirement for Form I-864 (125% of the poverty level). Check it out here.

03Aug2010
Does the Form I-134 or Form I-864, Affidavit of Support need to be notarized?

No. The sponsor just has to sign the form. You should know however, when the sponsor signs an Affidavit of Support form, he/she certifies that the information provided, transcript and/or photocopy of tax documentation is true and correct, under penalty of perjury.

03Aug2010
Can I bring my wife to the U.S. if we were not married in the U.S.?

If the alien’s marriage to the U.S. citizen was contracted outside of the United States, the alien is applying in the country in which the marriage took place, or if there is no consular post in that country, then at a consular post designated by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services to accept immigrant visa applications for […]

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