Immigration Law Blog

Will Drug Use Impact My Immigration Case?

By Immigration for Couples / September 6, 2023 /

When you embark on the immigration journey, honesty is your strongest ally. During the application process, you will encounter a question about past drug use or abuse. This includes any history of drug abuse, marijuana usage, alcohol addiction, or the use of controlled substances. Being truthful in your responses is crucial, as failing to do…

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How do you register a foreign marriage in the USA?

By Immigration for Couples / September 1, 2023 /

If you’ve recently gone through the spouse visa process and were married in another country, you might be wondering how to register your foreign marriage in the United States. Once you complete the spouse visa process and obtain your green card, it’s natural to want to ensure that your marriage is recognized by the U.S.…

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Family Immigration Petitions: Who Can You Sponsor?

By Immigration for Couples / August 30, 2023 /

Once you’re a U.S. citizen there are a few different categories of individuals you can petition for. These categories include your spouse, children, parents, and siblings. However, it’s important to note that there are two primary distinctions within these categories: immediate relatives and non-immediate relatives.   Immediate Relatives: Spouses, Parents, and Children Immediate relatives are…

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K1 Visa Wait Times in 2023

By Immigration for Couples / August 28, 2023 /

The immigration process involves multiple steps, each with its own set of wait times. Estimating the total wait time involves considering all the various steps across different immigration departments and offices. With that in mind, let’s dive into the details of K1 Visa wait times, focusing on the journey to bring your loved one to…

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How long do you have to file for AOS once married?

By Immigration for Couples / August 16, 2023 /

After the fiancé visa process, couples are ready for immigration to be kind of in the rear-view mirror. Couples are excited about wedding planning and although it’s not fair to say they forget about the immigration case, it’s not top of mind when they’re getting acclimated to being together and starting their lives together. It…

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How do you get married in the United States?

By Immigration for Couples / August 11, 2023 /

  We’ve been flooded with questions about the process of getting married in the US which is exciting because that means that they are probably engaged or thinking of popping the question. As soon as they begin to entertain those thoughts, they start to wonder what the marriage process is like in the United States.…

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Top Consular Interview Questions for Spouse & Fiancé Visas

By Immigration for Couples / August 9, 2023 /

With both the Spouse Visa and the Fiancé Visa Processes, the Immigrant Beneficiary is required to attend an interview at a US Embassy or Consulate abroad. The purpose of this interview is for the consular officer to ask questions about the beneficiary’s immigration history and background because their job is to do a final check…

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My Spouse Visa Was Approved – What Next?

By Immigration for Couples / July 1, 2023 /

After your Consular Interview, they will let you know their final decision regarding your application. One outcome is that they say, “we can’t make a decision today.” If this happens, they’ll give you a piece of paper that explains why. It might state that they need more evidence, they might need a more complete background…

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Are you trying to control the uncontrollable?

By Immigration for Couples / June 23, 2023 /

  We’ve had quite a few appointments with clients recently and a lot of questions from our Facebook audience that tell us that many of you are stressing yourselves out and trying to control the uncontrollable. Why is the immigration process so long? Why is it so onerous? Why is it such a labyrinth? We…

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Can I work on a Tourist Visa?

By Immigration for Couples / June 23, 2023 /

  In the past several weeks we have been discussing immigration violations and waivers because we always receive a lot of questions from individuals who have gone to consular interviews thinking that everything was fine, that they were doing everything right during their application process, only to receive a denial – or from individuals whose…

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