Archive for the ‘ Green Card’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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What if I Haven’t Known My Fiancé For 2+ Years?

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 […]

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Can My Boyfriend Adjust Status on an Expired Tourist Visa?

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 […]

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How Soon After I Marry a US Citizen Can I Become a Citizen?

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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What Benefits Does the Spousal Visa Have vs. Fiance Visa?

First question comes from Bob. “What benefits does the spousal visa have over the fiancé visa?” Well, actually a spousal visa has quite a few benefits over a fiancé visa. First and foremost, it comes with a lawful permanent resident card, which is the Green Card. What that means is, once the alien beneficiary enters […]

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Am I Required to Adjust Status Within 90 Days on a Fiancé Visa?

“Do I have to file adjustment of status within 90 days of my arrival in the United States?” The short answer is no. When you come into the United States on a K-1 Fiance Visa you must marry within 90 days. That the important timeframe to remember but you can file for adjustment of status […]

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Can an Unemployed US Fiance Sponsor an Alien?

Hasan asks “My fiance is jobless. It’s been four months since she had her mom be a joint sponsor. Do you think it’ll work?” That’s a good question. It comes down to the income of the mother. If the mother’s income is solid then it’s not going to be a problem. So, that’s really what […]