Immigration Law Blog

NVC Says I’m “DOCUMENTARILY QUALIFIED” How Long Until I Get an Interview?

By Immigration for Couples / December 15, 2021 /

The National Visa Center says I’m documentarily qualified. How long until I get an interview? Once you’re documentarily qualified with the National Visa Center, that means that there’s nothing else they want from you in order to pass your file onto the embassy. What you don’t know is how many people are waiting in line…

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When to Schedule Immigration Medical Exam

By Immigration for Couples / December 13, 2021 /

When to schedule your medical exam? It depends on the type of case that you have. Adjustment of Status Adjustment of status is the process that happens inside of the United States. You file a petition that shows your relationship is real plus an application for your green card altogether. The interview happens here in…

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COVID Vaccine Required? – K1 Visa

By Immigration for Couples / December 11, 2021 /

There is a lot of confusion about whether or not the COVID vaccine is required for K1 fiancé visa applicants. Is it required for K1 visa applicants? Yes, it is required. It needs to be done before you receive your green card. K1 visa applicants have to complete a process through a US embassy or…

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Immigration Officers – What You Should Know

By Immigration for Couples / December 8, 2021 /

For couples who are just starting out in their immigration journey, one of the scariest parts of the entire process is the immigration interview. You’ll have an immigration officer on the other side of the desk asking you important questions about your immigration history, marriage, and relationship. It can be oftentimes a little invasive and…

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USCIS Courtesy Letter Received – How Long Until Interview?

By Immigration for Couples / December 6, 2021 /

How long does it take for an interview after being told we need evidence or a form needing a physical from the doctor? If you file an adjustment of status without the medical exam included, they send you a courtesy letter. It’ll say that you need to bring your medical exam to the interview. There…

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Interview Scheduled But No Work Permit – Should I Worry?

By Immigration for Couples / December 3, 2021 /

When someone’s applying for an adjustment of status, either straight from another type of visa or they’ve already come into the United States on a K1 fiancé visa and gotten married, part of that process involves applying for temporary work authorization at the same time. Lawyers will present the typical process as you apply for…

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K1 Visa versus K3 Visa – Which is Better?

By Immigration for Couples / December 1, 2021 /

K1 versus K3, which is better? One of the things people have been doing with their immigration cases is trying to unearth secret strategies that maybe will help them skip this whole process. Unfortunately, a lot of these alternate theories that people are unearthing are things that simply don’t work right now. The K1 visa…

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High Priority? CR1 Spousal Petitions

By Immigration for Couples / November 29, 2021 /

K1 fiancé visas have been designated as high priority. What about CR1 spouse visas, are they high priority too? Are they being ignored? What’s going on with my CR1 visa application? The CR1 is the spouse visa for individuals who are married to United States citizens or lawful permanent residents. The K1 fiancé visa is…

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Failure to Marry in 90 Days – K1 Visa

By Immigration for Couples / November 27, 2021 /

One of the requirements of the K1 fiancé visa is that you marry your fiancé upon entry to the United States with your K1 visa within 90 days. But what happens if you don’t get married in 90 days? Immigration is very strict. It has to be 90 days, not 91 or 92. There’s no flexibility. It’s…

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Special Option – Direct Consular Filing

By Immigration for Couples / November 25, 2021 /

Are you wondering what is the fastest way to receive your green card? There is a special option available to couples who are going through the immigration process that is the fastest way to receive a green card. It’s called direct consular filing. Direct consular filing is an option where you can skip two offices of…

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