Immigration Law Blog

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 / 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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Top 3 Reasons Couples Get Denied at Their Interview

By Immigration for Couples / October 30, 2023 / Fiance and marriage-based visa applications have a reasonably high approval rate, but not all cases sail smoothly through the system. In fiscal year 2022, immigration statistics showed that approximately 15% of these cases were not approved. It’s crucial for couples to understand that it’s their responsibility to prove their relationship’s authenticity and eligibility for…

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Why did my friend’s case go faster?

By Immigration for Couples / October 27, 2023 /

When navigating the labyrinthine world of immigration, you’re bound to encounter the perplexing conundrum of varying processing times for seemingly similar cases. You might find yourself wondering why your friend’s fiance visa was processed faster than yours, or perhaps why your case, seemingly identical to another’s, took a different amount of time to reach a…

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Which is Better: Spouse or Fiance Visa?

By Immigration for Couples / October 25, 2023 /

The question of whether to opt for a spouse visa or a fiance visa is a common one for couples beginning their immigration journey. While both paths have their merits, the choice largely depends on your unique circumstances and goals. Let’s break down the key considerations. Speed of Processing: First things first, let’s address a…

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What is a NOID?

By Immigration for Couples / October 23, 2023 /

In the world of immigration, there are numerous hurdles and complexities that individuals may face during their journey towards obtaining legal status in a new country. One such obstacle that has been the source of confusion and anxiety for many is the “Notice of Intent to Deny” or “NOID.” We want to shed light on…

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AOS Processing Times in 2023

By Immigration for Couples / October 18, 2023 /

As we near the end of 2023, immigration processes continue to be a hot topic, especially for couples seeking to adjust their status and obtain a green card in the United States. One burning question that remains on the minds of many is, “How long will my case take?” In this blog, we will explore…

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