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Proof of Having Met Your Fiance within Two Years

This one gets a surprising number of people. The rule is pretty simple. You need to have met your fiance in person sometime during the 24 month period ending on the date you file your K1 visa request (I-129F). The actual language is from Section 214(d) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 5 1184(d) and reads […]

Yet Another Alien Fiance Petition Rejected for No Supporting Documents

Well here is another case of somebody sending in a Petition for Alien Fiance with no supporting documents. The I-129F instructions are very clear on what supporting documents you must attach to your petition. Here is a shortened version of what you find on pages 2 & 3 of the I-129F instructions: Provide copies of […]

No Supporting Documents Frustrates Director

Today’s case involves an appeal that was neither sustained nor rejected. The Administrative Appeals Office instead sent the case back to the director who denied it. We don’t see many of these but they do happen. In this case the U.S. citizen petitioner applied to the Vermont Service Center for a K1 visa for his […]

Employment Authorization & EAD

U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. If you are not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident, you may need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove you may work in the United States.   […]

Social Security Cards and Immigrants

Social Security numbers are used for a variety of purposes such as for the individual’s taxpayer i.d. number, for bank and other financial accounts, and as Social Security and Medicare account numbers. Anyone in the U.S. can get a Social Security card. There are basically three kinds of cards. 1. A person authorized to live […]

What is a U.S. National?

A U.S. National is a person who because of his or her birth in American Samoa or on Swains Island owes permanent allegiance to the United States and who may naturalize based on residence in an outlying possession of the United States.

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