Greg Eisenberg

2024 Adjustment of Status Medical Exam Updates

By Greg Eisenberg / May 15, 2024 /

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a significant update to the medical exam requirement for green card applicants, simplifying the process and alleviating some of the stress for applicants. The medical exam is an important part of the marriage adjustment of status process, where the immigrant beneficiary must undergo a health examination…

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Consequences of Violating the USCIS 90-Day Rule

By Greg Eisenberg / May 14, 2024 /

The 90-Day Rule is a significant regulation in U.S. immigration law that affects individuals entering the country on non-immigrant visas, particularly tourist visas. It is designed to assess the intentions of visitors who may appear to misuse their visas for purposes other than those permitted. This rule is a guideline used by immigration officers to…

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The USCIS 90-Day Rule Explained

By Greg Eisenberg / May 9, 2024 /

Understanding the 90-Day Rule is important for anyone navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration, especially for couples where one partner may be in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa. This rule plays a critical role in determining the intent of persons entering the U.S. and affects decisions related to changing one’s immigration status. The…

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Virtual Utah Marriages and U.S. Immigration

By Greg Eisenberg / May 8, 2024 /

The option of Utah virtual marriages represents a modern solution to traditional marriage challenges. Initiated before the pandemic but popularized during it, these marriages have provided a legal alternative for couples facing logistical or bureaucratic obstacles. A virtual Utah marriage allows couples, potentially in different locations, to legally marry through a digital platform. This innovative…

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Understanding the “Taking Longer Than Expected” Case Status

By Greg Eisenberg / May 2, 2024 /

Navigating the U.S. immigration system can sometimes feel like a waiting game, especially when you encounter a status update indicating that your case is taking longer than expected. This message can be unsettling, but understanding the nuances behind these delays can help alleviate some of the stress associated with the waiting period. Delays in immigration…

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Preparing Documents for Your Consular Interview

By Greg Eisenberg / April 24, 2024 /

As your consular or embassy interview approaches, knowing which documents to bring is crucial for a smooth process. This preparation can significantly impact the outcome of your interview, potentially paving the way to a successful visa approval. Navigating through the preparation process involves understanding three main categories of documents you need to present at your…

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Understanding Expedite Requests

By Greg Eisenberg / April 24, 2024 /

The need to expedite the immigration process arises for some couples, prompting them to explore how they might accelerate their applications. An expedite request is a tool provided by USCIS for applicants who face urgent circumstances and cannot afford the usual processing times. These requests are challenging to get approved and are considered on a…

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Understanding the Top Reasons for Spouse and Fiancé Visa Denials at the Consular Interview

By Greg Eisenberg / April 17, 2024 /

The consular interview is a critical juncture in the spouse and fiancé visa application process, and while many couples successfully navigate this stage, a small yet significant number face denials. Understanding why these denials occur can arm applicants with the necessary knowledge to enhance their preparation and avoid common pitfalls.     Detailed Documentation Inadequate…

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Updates on Extended Work Permit Validity for Couples

By Greg Eisenberg / April 17, 2024 /

Couples going through the U.S. immigration process have received welcoming news. As of September 2023, USCIS has announced an extension in the validity period of work permits issued during the adjustment of status process from two years to five years. For non-U.S. citizens married to U.S. citizens, the adjustment of status process allows them to…

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Updating Your Address During the Immigration Process

By Greg Eisenberg / April 11, 2024 /

When you’re going through the U.S. immigration process, keeping your contact information up to date with USCIS is crucial. A change of address might seem minor, but it plays a significant role in how smoothly your case progresses. If you move while your immigration application is pending, it is your responsibility to notify USCIS within…

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