"My relationship is going south with my spouse. Can I get a divorce without affecting my status (I-751 pending)?" If you've already filed the removal of conditions, it's not likely to affect anything. It would be rare that you would get an interview for that. If you did, of course, you'd have to be honest […]Read More »
I-751 Removal of Conditions NOA Received – What’s Next?
As of 2019, you could probably expect delays and you may not hear anything for five to six months. The normal processing time to remove conditions is usually about six to eight months. After you receive your notice of action, you may in fact receive a letter requesting an interview, however, not all applicants receive that.Read More »
Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?
You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see them again if you send those in.Read More »
New Policy: Trump Admin Will Deny Rather Than Issue RFEs
In a disturbing memo issued by USCIS (PM-602-0163) on July 13, 2018, we were made aware of a new policy which will make it much easier for the Trump Administration to issue denials for legal immigration cases across the board (with the exception of DACA), including fiance visas, spousal visas, green card applications and more.Read More »
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 to anybody.Read More »
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.Read More »
USCIS Admits Processing Times Increasing With Receipt Notice Update
On June 12, 2018, USCIS announced that as of June 11, removal of conditions applicants can use their receipt notice along with the old green card as evidence of continued status for up to 18 months past the expiration date. This was formerly 12 months. The fact they’re extending it from 12 to 18 months is further evidence that everything is taking longer in immigration, across the board.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 green card (a green card with conditions). That means that the card is valid for two years.Read More »
Why is NOA2 Taking Longer than We Estimated?
This question comes to us from Instagram. “My husband and I have been waiting seven months for the migration application. You guys said it would take three to five months. Why are we in month seven and have not received migration response?”Read More »