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29Jun2018
Why is Removal of Conditions Taking So Long in 2018?

“Why is the removal of conditions taking so long this year?” Everything is taking longer this year in regards to immigration, and it’s really because of the Trump administration. Wherever you’re at politically, elections matter. Right now we have an administration that is anti-immigration, and they campaigned on that so it shouldn’t be any surprise […]

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 […]

12Jun2018
Will Not Living With My Spouse Be a Problem for Removal of Conditions?

Tiffany asks, “I live in a different state than my husband. Will this be a problem for my removal of conditions?” It might be. It is possible to get a removal of conditions, or ROC approved, if you are living separate from your husband. But the reason if you’ve been married less than three years, […]

08May2018
Could a Traffic Ticket Get My Removal of Conditions Denied?

“What are the chances of getting a removal of conditions denied, and do traffic violations impact that?” Traffic violations, unless you’re talking about a DUI or something more serious. With the removal of conditions, they want to determine if the relationship was real. It’s the governments chance, two years later, to take another look at […]

04Apr2018
Can I Use Social Security Disability (SSDI) as Income to Sponsor an Alien?

“Do Social Security Disability payments count towards the income requirement when bringing my fiance or spouse to the USA?” Income is income. Regardless of the source of the income, you can still count it and still use it. You must provide proof and evidence of income. Having said that though, if you look at the […]

30Mar2018
He Used Me For a Green Card! Can I Prevent Green Card Renewal?

Sonya asks: “My ex-husband only married me for immigration purposes. Basically he just used me to get a green card. Is it possible for me to stop him from renewing his green card?” If your marriage is less than two years old when the permanent residence was granted, you received what is called a conditional […]

02Mar2018
What’s the Adjustment of Status Cost in 2018?

This is one of our frequently asked questions that we get on a daily basis. “What are the costs of the adjustment of status in 2018?” The USCIS filing fee of the adjustment of status at the moment is at $1,140 plus an $85 biometrics fee, which gives you a total of $1,225. That includes […]

28Feb2018
What if I Haven’t Known My Fiancé For 2+ Years?
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Carlyn says, “What if I haven’t known my fiance for two years?” Let’s say you just met a year ago or less than a year ago. You just hit it off, basically. You don’t have to know each other for two years. The requirement is that you have met within the two years that you […]

20Feb2018
Can My Boyfriend Adjust Status on an Expired Tourist Visa?
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Julia asks: “My future husband and I want to get married, he’s already in the USA his tourist visa has expired and I have no idea what we need to do. I’m a US citizen and he is from Dominican Republic.” We get asked this question quite a bit and generally a foreign national is […]

08Feb2018
How Soon After I Marry a US Citizen Can I Become a Citizen?
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Larissa asks: “How soon after you marry US citizen can you get citizenship? It might be surprising for you to know that your marriage date is completely irrelevant and has nothing to do with it. What does determine when you can get US citizenship is when you receive your green card and if you receive […]

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