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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 […]

19Jan2018
What Benefits Does the Spousal Visa Have vs. Fiance Visa?
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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 […]

13Jan2018
Am I Required to Adjust Status Within 90 Days on a Fiancé Visa?
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 […]

10Jan2018
Can an Unemployed US Fiance Sponsor an Alien?
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 […]

28Dec2017
Which Birth Certificate Do I Submit With the I-130?
which birth certificate do I submit

Do you need a long or short form birth certificate for the I-130? And how do I know, which one I have? I have a CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad). The short answer is that you need the long form. You’ll know whether it’s the long form or the short form depending on if […]

23Dec2017
USCIS & NVC Scrutiny on Self-Employed Income Earners
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We have noticed that the USCIS as well as the National Visa Center has started scrutinizing affidavit of support documents that list a petitioner or the sponsor as being self-employed and so what they want to see is now at least 6 months of bank statements. They want to see at least three years of […]

16Dec2017
Can I Remove Conditions From My Green Card if I Got Divorced?
Divorced can I removed condition

“I married my wife after the K1 Visa, already have a green card, but now after a year we’re divorced, live in different states, can I remove the conditions on my green card?” Okay. Little background for those who know. When you come here on a Fiance Visa you’re gonna get a conditional green card, […]

10Nov2017
Why is Citizenship Better than a Green Card
Citizenship better than green card

Next question comes from Pedro Estevez: “What’s the main benefit or benefits to becoming a citizen rather than just keeping my green card?” You know, that’s an excellent question. One of the biggest benefits that I’m aware of is that as a US citizen, you can get a US passport. With a US passport, you […]

06Oct2017
Can I Apply for Citizenship With a Conditional Green Card?
Can I Apply for Citizenship With a Conditional Green Card?

Okay let’s see Che-Che Acote Quisada asks, “My daughter and I received our green card May of 2015, should we renew our green card this coming May? Or can I apply for citizenship instead of renewing the green card? Thanks in advance.” Well yeah you can’t … So we’re assuming that you have a conditional […]

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