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RapidVisa blog posts about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

08Nov2018

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.

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23Oct2018

2018 Update to Adjustment of Status Process (Medical Exam)

The USCIS announced last week that effective November 1st, 2018, they will require applicants to submit form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record that is signed by a civil surgeon no more than 60 days before filing the underlying application for immigration benefit. This applies to the adjustment of status or application to register […]

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27Aug2018

How Long Do I Have to Pay the NVC (After USCIS Approval)?

Once a petition’s approved by the USCIS, you’ll get an invoice from the NVC by email. It’s going to take a few weeks, could take up to a month before you get it. But, once you get it, you actually have up to a year. Obviously you don’t want to wait that long.

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14Jul2018

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.

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27Jun2018

What’s the Longest Part of the Spousal Visa Process?

The CR1 visa process is quite a bit different from the K1 visa process, specially when it comes to the National Visa Center. As far as processing times, the longest processing time is with the USCIS. You’re looking at easily about five to six months at the USCIS for the removal of conditions.

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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.

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11Jun2018

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.

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05Jan2018

Can I Get a Vaccine Waiver for K1 Fiance Visa?

“My husband is in the Dominican Republic. He would like a vaccine waiver. Does RapidVisa assist in that process?”

The short answer is no. The longer answer is, if you use one, you can still do the process with us and we can submit your waiver along with the petition. It’s no problem at all.

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29Dec2015

7 Common Reasons for Receiving an Adjustment of Status RFE

Whenever a request for evidence, or “RFE” is received, it can be a stressful part of the process. At RapidVisa, we see more RFEs at the adjustment of status phase than any other in the immigration process.

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08May2015

Can I Adjust My Status on an Expired Visa?

One of the most common questions we get about Adjustment of Status (also known as AOS) is whether or not one can adjust their status on an expired visa. Unfortunately the government isn’t absolutely clear about each type of case. There’s even language that seems partially contradictory in the form I-485 instructions.

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