Immigration Law Blog

Changes to N400 Civics Test (Again) February 2021

By Admin / February 25, 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

By Admin / February 24, 2021 /

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…

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

By Clare Corado / February 19, 2021 /

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?…

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Trump’s New Executive Order in 2020

By Clare Corado / April 22, 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

By Clare Corado / February 21, 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?

By Clare Corado / May 30, 2019 /

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

By Clare Corado / May 28, 2019 /

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?

By Clare Corado / May 27, 2019 /

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…

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