Immigration Law Blog

Do Couples Need to Live Together When Filing Their Immigration Case?

By Greg Eisenberg / April 9, 2024 /

Tthere’s a common misconception that couples must live together to successfully file their case. This belief can be a significant source of stress for couples in long-distance relationships or those separated due to work or education. The truth is, living together is not a mandatory requirement for immigration approval. In many fiance and spouse visa…

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Understanding USCIS Service Center Assignments: Can You Choose Yours?

By Greg Eisenberg / April 3, 2024 /

For couples embarking on the U.S. immigration process, understanding how USCIS Service Centers are assigned to their case is important. It’s a common misconception that applicants can choose their service center based on faster processing times. Contrary to what many hope, couples cannot choose which USCIS Service Center will handle their case. This decision is…

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What Does Your “Actively Reviewed” Online Case Status Mean?

By Greg Eisenberg / April 3, 2024 /

Among various status updates, ‘Actively Reviewed’ is one that often causes confusion and anxiety for couples. It’s important to understand what this status means in the context of your immigration process. The term ‘Actively Reviewed’ in immigration does not always align with the common expectation of an ongoing, hands-on review. It’s more encompassing, indicating that…

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Navigating the Affidavit of Support (I-864) as Couple

By Greg Eisenberg / March 27, 2024 /

The affidavit of support, known as the I-864, is a key component of the green card process for couples. It’s a form that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident petitioner completes to show their ability to support their immigrant spouse financially. This requirement ensures that the immigrant will not need government assistance and can…

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Fiance Visa or Tourist Visa: Navigating the Best Path for Your Immigration Journey

By Greg Eisenberg / March 26, 2024 /

When love crosses borders, the choice of visa becomes an important step in your journey together. Understanding whether a fiance visa or a tourist visa is the right path for your unique love story is not just about legalities; it’s about ensuring your journey to unite is as smooth and joyful as possible. At first…

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The Value of US Citizenship: Understanding the Benefits of Naturalization

By Greg Eisenberg / March 19, 2024 /

The transition from a lawful permanent resident to a US citizen, known as naturalization, is more than a legal process; it represents a significant milestone in an individual’s life. This journey from holding a green card to embracing US citizenship involves not just a change in status but a deeper integration into the social and…

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Understanding the Financial Aspects for Young Married Couples

By Greg Eisenberg / March 19, 2024 /

The journey of immigration for young married couples is often a tapestry woven with dreams of a shared future and the intricate realities of legal processes. Among these, the aspect of demonstrating financial stability stands out as both a challenge and a profound testament to the commitment shared by these couples. This phase of the…

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A Guide to Relocating Your Pets to the United States

By Greg Eisenberg / March 12, 2024 /

For many individuals and families moving to the United States, pets are cherished members of the family (us included). Ensuring their safe and comfortable relocation is as crucial as any other aspect of the immigration process. This guide provides essential tips for successfully bringing your pets to the U.S., making the transition smooth and stress-free…

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Understanding Naturalization Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizenship

By Greg Eisenberg / March 12, 2024 /

Navigating the journey from being a green card holder to becoming a U.S. citizen is an important milestone for many immigrants in the United States. This process, known as naturalization, involves specific eligibility criteria that applicants must meet. This article aims to demystify these requirements, providing clear guidance for those aspiring to achieve U.S. citizenship.…

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What Do Couples Need to Know About Requests for Evidence (RFE) in U.S. Immigration

By Greg Eisenberg / March 5, 2024 /

Navigating through the U.S. immigration process can be a complex and daunting task, especially when confronted with a Request for Evidence (RFE). An RFE is a formal request issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seeking additional evidence or information to make a decision on an immigration case. Understanding the nuances of…

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