Immigration Law Blog

USCIS Fee Increase: What You Need to Know About April 1, 2024

By Greg Eisenberg / March 5, 2024 /

As April 2024 approaches, individuals and couples navigating the U.S. immigration system are facing a significant change: a substantial increase in USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) fees. This adjustment marks the first major fee rise since 2016 and is expected to have a considerable impact on various immigration applications. This fee hike is not…

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A Guide to Finding Joy and Embracing Happiness in Your Immigration Journey

By Greg Eisenberg / February 21, 2024 /

The journey through immigration is often marked by a spectrum of emotions, from anticipation and hope to stress and uncertainty. However, amidst the complexities of paperwork and waiting periods, there exists a profound opportunity for personal growth and happiness. This article explores the ways couples can find joy and contentment in their immigration journey, transforming…

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Updated USCIS Processing Times: How Long is the Journey Looking?

By Greg Eisenberg / February 21, 2024 /

The journey towards achieving American residency or citizenship is often perceived as a long and arduous process. However, recent updates from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have introduced a wave of optimism for applicants. USCIS has made significant strides in reducing wait times across several key applications, marking a notable shift in the…

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Achieving Four-Month Green Card Approval in US Immigration

By Immigration for Couples / December 19, 2023 /

The US immigration landscape is witnessing a remarkable trend: the possibility of obtaining Green Card approvals within an unprecedented four-month period. This shift represents a significant deviation from the traditionally lengthy process, bringing a new sense of hope and urgency to applicants. As these rapid approvals become more common, understanding the underlying factors and strategies…

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Transferring Your Immigration Case to Another US Embassy or Consulate

By Immigration for Couples / December 12, 2023 /

In the fiancé and spouse visa process, the interview at a US embassy or consulate abroad is a pivotal step. This interview is typically scheduled in the country of the immigrant beneficiary’s citizenship. However, the global nature of our world means that applicants often reside in different countries. Transferring your immigration case to another embassy…

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What to Do If You Open the Visa Package Envelope Labeled “DO NOT OPEN”

By Immigration for Couples / December 12, 2023 /

The visa packet is a crucial component in the US immigration process for fiancé and spouse visas. After a successful interview at a US embassy or consulate abroad, you receive this packet. It contains important documents including your passport with the visa and a sealed envelope marked “DO NOT OPEN”. This sealed envelope is not…

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Unveiling the Truth About Case Tracker Apps

By Immigration for Couples / December 5, 2023 /

When embarking on the U.S. immigration journey, staying informed about your case status is crucial. With the advent of case tracker apps, many couples find themselves wondering about the reliability, safety, and utility of these tools. This article aims to shed light on the key aspects of these apps to help you make an educated…

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Green Card Options for Snowbirds: Navigating U.S. Immigration for Bi-National Couples

By Immigration for Couples / November 29, 2023 /

Navigating the U.S. immigration system can be particularly challenging for couples who wish to maintain a bi-national lifestyle, often referred to as “snowbirds.” In our recent weekly live immigration attorney chat, Attorney Megan Pastrana from Immigration for Couples delved into this topic, offering valuable insights for couples looking to balance life in multiple countries while…

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Virtual Utah Marriage: Valid for Immigration?

By Immigration for Couples / November 9, 2023 /

Navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration can be daunting for couples spread across the globe. With advancements in technology and the shifting circumstances brought about by global events such as the pandemic, new avenues have opened up for couples seeking to unite and build a life together in the United States. One such avenue…

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Important New Announcement About Work Permits

By Immigration for Couples / November 1, 2023 /

https://youtu.be/4uiavVaaA58 We have some fantastic news that could significantly impact your immigration journey. If you’re going through the immigration process, especially if you’re married to a United States citizen and seeking a green card, this update is for you. In the world of U.S. immigration, there’s a crucial component known as the “adjustment of status.”…

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