Immigration Law Blog

Lawsuit Filed – Work Permit Delays

By Immigration for Couples / November 16, 2021 /

There was a lawsuit that was filed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association against USCIS because of the long work permit delays. If you’re eligible and you file your application for adjustment of status in the United States, part of that application is a work permit. The idea of the work permit is that USCIS…

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Can I Get Married on a Tourist Visa to a US Citizen? (ON ESTA at 2020?)

By Immigration for Couples / November 14, 2021 /

If someone who’s not a US citizen comes to the US, either on a tourist visa or on a visa waiver program, or commonly referred to as ESTA, can they get married and apply for a green card in the US? With this question, there’s a lot of online forums that have said that they…

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How Do I Confirm USCIS Received My RFE Response?

By Immigration for Couples / November 12, 2021 /

If you do not respond to a request that USCIS sends you, they’re going to deny your case automatically. It’s important to figure out whether it was actually received. When you respond to the government, you always want to keep a copy of what you send in case it gets lost. But they actually want…

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Top 3 Reasons for K1 Fiancé Visa Denials

By Immigration for Couples / November 10, 2021 /

There can be many reasons for a K1 visa denila but there are three things that we commonly see for denials. With the K1 fiancé visa, there are certain requirements that an individual has to meet. 1. Eligibility Requirements The first basis for denial with K1 fiancé visas is that the person is not eligible. We…

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K1 vs CR1 – Which is Faster?

By Immigration for Couples / November 7, 2021 /

One of the most frequently asked questions we have been receiving in the past few weeks and months is whether it’s faster to do the fiancé visa or the spouse visa. A lot of couples become paralyzed by this decision. The K1 is the fiancé visa route and the CR1, also called IR1, is the spouse…

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Important Tips USCIS Form I-134 – 2021

By Immigration for Couples / November 5, 2021 /

Important tips for USCIS form I-134. For those of you who are going through a fiancé visa process, you are probably already familiar with this form. Form I-134 is a form that’s used specifically for tourist visas and fiancé visas. Focusing on fiancé visas, form I-134 is used during the fiancé visa process right before the…

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Work Permit and Travel Document – Processing Times

By Immigration for Couples / November 2, 2021 /

We have received a lot of questions about work permits and travel documents from where are they processed to how long will it take. Are they two separate documents? What do they look like? The work permit is processed separately in a completely separate place from where your interview will be. To answer that first…

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Truth About Green Card Processing Times

By Immigration for Couples / October 30, 2021 /

Most people are shocked to find out that it can take more than a year, oftentimes, many years to receive a green card by marriage to a United States citizen. If you’ve ever seen a Hollywood movie that has any kind of reference to immigration, it makes it seem like you just marry someone from…

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K1 Visa Welcome Letter Timing

By Immigration for Couples / October 28, 2021 /

K1 visa welcome letters and when you can actually begin the next step in the K1 visa process. We’ve had a lot of people asking questions ranging from “When will I receive the welcome letter? “When can I get started with the next steps?” “I have received multiple letters, what do they mean?” “Can I…

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What is 221(g) Administrative Processing?

By Immigration for Couples / October 25, 2021 /

What is 221(g), also called administrative processing or admin processing? When you have an interview in a US consulate, it can either be because you want a K1 fiancé visa or because you are getting a spouse visa or other types of visas as well. 221(g) is not a rejection of your case. It doesn’t…

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