15Nov2019
What is Advance Parole & How Do I Apply?

Advance Parole, otherwise known as a Travel Document or Travel Permit, is a document that permits an alien who is awaiting lawful permanent resident status to travel abroad and return to the United States without another visa. Such persons include those who have applied for adjustment of status but haven’t received their green card yet.

01Nov2019
Trump’s New Spousal Visa Health Insurance Requirement Starts November 3

President Trump issued a proclamation, requiring all immigrant visa applicants to show proof that they will be covered by health insurance. This situation is subject to change quickly, but at the time of this recording, this is the best information we have.

29Oct2019
New Public Charge Rule Thrown Out… For Now…

On October 11, just days before the new public charge rule was about to go into effect, federal judges in New York, California and Washington State issued injunctions temporarily blocking the rule. The rule, which we reported on in our last live stream, would have imposed stricter income guidelines, such as a “safe zone” for […]

27Sep2019
The NVC is Requesting Items I’ve Already Sent Them!

A couple things could be at play here with the National Visa Center stage they’ve switched over to electronic document processing. That means you have to scan and upload the documents now. We’ve had experience with this here at RapidVisa, and if your format is not exactly correct they reject the documents. So you may have to submit them over and over and over.

24Sep2019
Why to Always Update the USCIS With Contact Information

“My wife in Nicaragua changed her cell phone number. Do we need to inform the USCIS?” Yes, it is highly recommended that you update any and all information as soon as it changes. Especially the cell phone number. The reason being is because the consulate sends text messages. Basically, you filled out a form that […]

20Sep2019
Case Returned to USCIS – What Now?

“My CR1 visa was sent back to the USCIS on February 26th, no feedback yet. What can be the issue? Everything was legitimate, my husband is a citizen and we’ve been married since December 2016.” Unfortunately, we’re hearing this all too often from many of our applicants and more so probably in the last 6 […]

17Sep2019
New Public Charge Rule – 250% Poverty Level & Means Tested Benefits

Homeland Security recently issued a new public charge rule that our customers have been asking about, so we wanted to briefly go over this. A “Public Charge”, as defined by the USCIS, is a person who is likely to become: …primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the receipt of public […]

03Sep2019
I Entered on a K1 Fiance Visa But Haven’t Adjusted Status Yet

“I have been in the US for almost two months now. We processed our K-1 visa with you guys for only eight months from start to finish. Do you have an expiration to when you can process?” There is no expiration for when you must adjust status explicitly. However, keep in mind you will be […]

29Aug2019
Unable to Obtain Police Clearance For K1 Fiancé Visa

“I couldn’t produce the police clearance and my case was in administrative processing because of it. In Bangladesh, they say they usually finish administrative processing in 60 days. I explained why I couldn’t produce the police clearance by letter. Is it possible to have a K1 visa without the police clearance?” Usually, administrative processing lasts […]

23Aug2019
When Will a CR1 Visa Recipient Receive Their Green Card?

Normally, the USCIS will send the green card within two to four weeks. So, she should be able to get her green card within that time frame, unless you move to another address. Usually, it will be returned back to the USCIS and you have 60 days to contact them, otherwise, they will destroy her green card and you have to apply for a replacement, which is several hundred dollars.

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