Archive for the ‘ IR-5 Parent Visa’ Category

06Jul2018
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?
Does Income Matter at Embassy Phase? Gross or Adjusted Gross?

“Once the USCIS and NVC approves the case, and the case is mailed out to the beneficiary’s local embassy for interview, should the interviewer still look at adjusted gross income or gross income?” For the fiance visa, absolutely. Because they don’t even look at income until the embassy. So for a fiance visa, which is technically […]

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 […]

06Jun2018
What is “Extreme Vetting” & How Do I Prepare For It?

New standards are being rolled out that are designed to basically make it harder to immigrate to the US. The process to immigrate has always included a quite extensive vetting process, but these new measures are likely going to make it even harder. This is likely to cause more delays, requests for evidence and denials. […]

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 […]

30Dec2017
How Long Does It Take To Process a Parent Visa From India?
How Long Does It Take To Process a Parent Visa From India?

“How long does it take to get my parents a green card from India?” This question is referring to what is called an IR-5 parent visa. Right now, those processing times are similar to the spousal visa. You’re probably looking at anywhere from seven to nine months on average. Again, that’s just an estimate. It could […]

23Dec2017
USCIS & NVC Scrutiny on Self-Employed Income Earners
self-employed-income

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 […]

12Dec2017
How Do I Qualify For the RapidVisa Payment Plan
rapidvisa-payment-plan

How do I qualify for your payment plan? Excellent question. Everybody qualifies. If you have a debit card, or a credit card, you can make the first payment, you qualify. Now, just to set your expectations. We do not write the check for the filing fee until after the third payment is processed, providing there’s […]

23Sep2015
Announcing RapidVisa Payment Plans

Over the years our customers have, through feedback, helped us improve and build upon the services we offer. This one comes after countless requests from customers having a hard time gathering up the fees to begin the process of their visa. We’re pleased to announce we now offer a payment plan for the K1 visa, CR1 […]

27Feb2015
How to Bring Your Parents From India to the USA

In 2013, US citizens of Indian descent successfully petitioned for 6,467 parent visas from India. If you’re a US citizen over the age of 21, and you want to bring your parents over to the USA, you can, with an IR-5 parent visa. Green card holders aren’t eligible to petition for their parents only US citizens. So if you’re a […]

02Dec2014
3 Lawyer’s Concerns About RapidVisa Debunked

There are a few different paths to get your family based immigration needs met. In fact, we made an infographic about just this comparison decision. One choice that people often unnecessarily opt for is hiring an ‘immigration attorney’. Attorneys are great, and have a very important role in society. In fact, we have our own. But, unless […]

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