Posts Tagged ‘b1b2’

14Jun2019
Self-Employed Income & Sponsoring an Alien

“I have my own business but deducted a lot last year, due to the new addition to my business, so it looks like I didn’t make enough money. But I’ve got bank statements this year, and I’ve made enough money. Will it be okay to be a co-sponsor?” As a self-employed individual or person who […]

13Jun2019
Sponsoring Alien Parents to Immigrate to the USA

“I just passed my citizenship interview. What are some documents I need to prepare for my parents and how do I petition to bring them to the USA?” To petition for your alien parents, you must be 21 years old, and a US citizen, which you now are. If you are using RapidVisa, you simply […]

11Jun2019
Does a Divorce Complicate My Pending I-751 Removal of Conditions?

“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 […]

07Jun2019
Can I Travel Outside the USA While On a K1 Visa?

Can somebody travel outside the US for a short trip if they are on a K1 visa? Unfortunately the K1 is a single-entry visa. This means once you enter through a port of entry, it is essentially useless. It does not allow you to leave the country and re-enter. It’s best to avoid leaving the […]

06Jun2019
USCIS To Permanently Close Manila Field Office, NOT EMBASSY

On July 5th, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in Manila, Philippines, as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to reduce legal immigration. After this date, there will be no USCIS international field office located in the Philippines. The office began redirecting Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, to the USCIS Lockbox on […]

05Jun2019
DS-160 Now Requires Your Social Media Profiles

The online form DS-160, which is used for all nonimmigrant applicants, including K1 fiance visas, now has a new question about your social media. The question says quote “Select from the list below each social media platform you have used within the last five years. In the space next to that platform’s name, enter the […]

03Jun2019
Why Does RapidVisa Request Items Not Mentioned By USCIS?

“Why does RapidVisa require things the USCIS doesn’t?” Our assembly department may find that your petition is missing something that we require and put your petition on hold before mailing them to the USCIS. Our job is to give your case the best chance of going through the system smoothly, so part of our strategy […]

28May2019
How Does RapidVisa Have a 99.7% Approval Rating?

“You guys advertise 99.7% approval rate, is that just the USCIS stage, or is that the percentage for the embassy stage as well?” 99.7% is our approval rate for all petition types (tourist visas not counted as no petition is involved). How is that even possible? We are able to accomplish this by pre-screening all […]

23May2019
I Was Recently Hired. Do I Still Need Tax Returns? (Immigration)

“I just started working… I can’t provide my last year’s taxes, only an employment letter and an estimated annual salary. Is it enough for my affidavit of support?” You are required to provide your most recent tax returns (ideally transcripts). If you didn’t file taxes, you’ll need to provide at least evidence that you are […]

22May2019
White House to Potentially Expand Travel Ban

When a visitor enters the US as a nonimmigrant, and does not exit the US before the terms of the visa allow, this is referred to as an “overstay”. Overall, the rate of overstays is low. In fact, in 2018, only 0.41% of visitors on ESTA overstayed, and only 2% of B1/B2 visitor visa holders […]

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