Archive for the ‘ Spousal Visa’ Category

20May2019
Do Visits After Getting Married Help Spousal Visa Chances?

“Does the USCIS take into account the visits between partners after getting married?” Absolutely. They take everything into account when you’re looking at establishing a bona fide or legitimate relationship. The more visits you have, the better. It’s also a good time to co-mingle finances if you haven’t already. Having children together is also great […]

17May2019
The NVC is Taking Forever! What Can I Do?

“We applied and were approved through the USCIS back in March, but I’ve heard nothing from the NVC yet.” From our experience, once you get the approval you should be getting the instructions after you receive the NOA2, which is a Notice of Action indicating approval of your application. But if you have not heard […]

01Feb2019
I Work In The Adult Industry – Can I Sponsor My Spouse?

I’m an independent contractor in the adult industry sponsoring my Canadian husband. Is my petition going to be declined because of my profession? Being in the adult industry in and of itself is not a ground for denial for a spousal visa. They will, however, look at criminal history and scrutinize your income at later phases. […]

07Jan2019
Does a Child of a Green Card Holder Qualify For Derivative Beneficiary? (CR1/CR2 Visa)

I’ve filed for my husband (CR1 spousal visa), and I’m a green card holder. Will his five-year-old daughter qualify for derivative beneficiary? You will have to file another petition for the child. You will need to file a new I-130 and all the same documents that you filed for your husband, but you can petition […]

04Jan2019
CR1/IR1 Spousal Visa Medical Exam – What Should I Expect?

Ahmed asks, “What should I expect from the medical exam on a spousal visa?” All applicants preparing to enter the US on a CR1 spousal visa are required to complete a medical exam before the consular officer will approve it. This medical exam is at the end of the process. We recommend completing the medical […]

29Nov2018
Sponsoring an Alien – Work History & Using Assets

I’m curious about being a sponsor. How long do I need to be at my job for proof of income, and how do I use my home to sponsor my spouse? If I want to bring a foreign individual to the USA, be that a spouse or a child or a parent, or a brother, […]

21Nov2018
After USCIS Approval, How Long Until NVC Phase?

After the USCIS approval, how long should I wait till we receive anything from the National Visa Center, and what’s next for me? Prior to 2018, it used to take about four to six weeks to get the invoice from the NVC. The invoice is going to be a request for payment for your affidavit […]

02Oct2018
Notarized 3rd Party Affidavit: Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage?

Do letters from friends and family about our relationship need to be handwritten and notarized? In the spousal visa process, the USCIS is trying to determine that you have a bona fide marriage. And, if you have just recently married most people understandably don’t have many of the typical bona fides, such as a joint […]

27Sep2018
How Long is the CR1 Spousal Visa Taking in 2019?

Prior to our current era of “extreme vetting“, we were seeing times of six to seven months for a CR1 visa, from the time you mailed it so the USCIS until the time that you had the visa in hand. But now, in 2019, our average timelines have increased to an average of 7-10 months. […]

25Sep2018
How Soon Can I Reapply After Denial? (K1 Fiance/CR1 Spousal Visa)

If your case is denied, how long will you have to wait before you can re-file? In the case of a fiance or spousal visa, it usually can take two to three months for the embassy to send your case back to the National Visa Center (NVC) and then the National Visa Center sends your […]

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