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Change Location of US Embassy Interview

Can I change the location of my US embassy or consulate interview to another US embassy or consulate? We understand that the reason you’re asking this question is because you’re wanting to be creative and try to find the fastest route to be together. We love that you’re being creative and that’s what we do…

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4 Ways to Speed Up Your Immigration Case with USCIS

I’ll be discussing with you four ways that can help to speed up your immigration process. We know how important it is for you to be able to be with your spouse, with your family, to be able to start your future without an immigration cloud hanging over you. This is a question we receive…

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Good News – Waived Biometrics Appointment 2021

Biometrics appointments being waived. This is the great news. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what a biometrics appointment is, I’d like to give you a little bit of a background of exactly what it is. I will speak to applications as it relates to immigration for couples. That is what we focus…

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Delayed Receipt and Biometrics Notices: January 2021

I want to give you an update about delayed receipt notices and biometrics notices. We know we’ve been getting a lot of questions about this and so, we wanted to provide you all with some clarity about what’s going on. What’s going on with receipt notices and biometrics notices? Like I said, we’ve had a lot…

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How Does USCIS Process Cases

We’ve had a lot of people asking, “how does USCIS process cases?”. A lot of people are asking this because they’re saying, “There’s other people that I know or other people in the group that have gotten a receipt notice before me but I filed my application before them or they got a decision months…

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Changes to N400 Civics Test (Again) February 2021

The great news that I’m sharing with you today is regarding the USCIS civics test for naturalization. For those of you who are going through the naturalization process, you may know that immigration introduced a change in December 1st of 2020 that expanded the civics test from 100 questions to 128 questions. They also made…

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Disqualifying Medical Conditions – USCIS

What medical conditions disqualify people from passing their medical exam? Either with USCIS because they’re adjusting their status inside the United States or if they’re abroad and they’re getting a fiance visa or a spouse visa, you have to go through a medical clearance process. There’s a lot of concern and fear out there if…

Do I need to have a formal engagement for the I-129F?

There is a great question floating around the internet currently about how formal does your engagement actually have to be to qualify for a fiancé(e) visa. If you’re getting ready to apply for the I-129F application which is the first step in obtaining a fiancé(e) visa, you have to be engaged. What does that mean?…

Trump’s New Executive Order in 2020

So you probably saw the tweet… We’re facing a potential new immigration executive order this week. We understand it is already an incredibly stressful time with everything happening with COVID-19 and the last thing you want to hear in the news is that there could be immigration changes that negatively impact you. We feel the…

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Overview of the K-1 Fiance Visa Process in 2020

If you’re engaged and starting to look ahead to the fiance visa process, you’re probably wondering what the visa journey will look like. There are three different main phases of paperwork when applying for a K1 fiance visa. Read on for all of the highlights! The Petition The first step is a “petition.” The petitioning…

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My Spouse and I Don’t Share a Bank Account. Will USCIS Care?

Bona Fide Relationship Evidence USCIS officers have a tough job. They must decide whether someone is in a real marriage just by looking at some documents and then talking to the couple for about 20 minutes. Many of them have developed a super sharp intuitive ability to spot fake relationships. At the same time, they…

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What NOT to Include in Your Relationship Evidence: #3 Alcohol Use

What Not to Include in Relationship Evidence Welcome back to our article series on what not to include in your application as evidence of your relationship. As mentioned previously, it is easy to submit things with your best intentions that you think will prove your relationship and accidentally cause yourself a lot more problems. As…

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Can My Fiance Get a K-1 Visa From Inside the United States?

It seems logical enough that if you’re engaged to marry someone from a foreign country, you need a fiance visa. And many times, it is what the person needs. However, there are some circumstances in which it doesn’t make sense to try to get a fiance visa for your foreign fiance. One of these times…