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Does My Spouse/Fiancé Attend the Embassy Interview?

By Admin / April 18, 2022 /

Are you wondering if the United States petitioner spouse or fiancé has to attend the embassy or consular interview? The embassy or consular interview is part of the process for a spouse or a fiancé visa. Just as it sounds, it’s the interview that occurs at a United States embassy or consulate in the country where that individual…

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Religious Ceremony or Wedding Ceremony Required?

By Admin / April 18, 2022 /

Will it be a minus for your case if you don’t do the religious ceremony or wedding reception and only did the civil ceremony? It’s your burden to prove you have a real relationship. There are certain things that immigration will look at that they consider to be important aspects of proving whether or not…

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Immigration Updates – Russian Citizens

By Admin / April 16, 2022 /

What kind of impact do the current events have on citizens in Russia? Last May 2021, the US embassy in Moscow, Russia closed due to political reasons. The government of Russia made the United States cease operations at that US embassy. The visas and the review of files and cases were transferred to Warsaw, Poland.…

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Adjustment of Status – Work Permit Timing

By Admin / April 12, 2022 /

“I filed my adjustment of status or recently entered on my fiancé visa and I’m getting ready to file my adjustment of status. When can I start working?” Part of that adjustment of status application is a work permit and you would receive that work permit to be able to work. In some states, it’s…

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Why Did Processing Times Increase? I130/I129F

By Admin / April 12, 2022 /

Why do processing times continue to increase specifically for the I-130 and the I-129F visas? There are a lot of applications that are going to immigration and they don’t have the people power to review the applications. The applications are going to certain service centers that handle the spouse visa I-130 petitions. There are other…

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Spouse Visa Wait Times – Mexico

By Admin / April 12, 2022 /

Wait times for spouse visas in Mexico are very long. The US consulate in Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is the one that handles all visas. Fiancé visas are handled in Mexico City but the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez has one of the longest wait times in the world. Mexico has the highest volume of…

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Prioritization of Visas for Ukraine – Processing Time Impact

By Admin / April 11, 2022 /

How does the prioritization of visas for Ukraine citizens impact processing times for other cases? Immigration shifts cases around from different countries to different US embassies and consulates on a more regular basis than you would think. Things happen all the time; natural disasters, politics, and things that occur that make it such that visas…

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Spouse Visa Received – Green Card Timing

By Admin / April 11, 2022 /

Once you’re approved for your spouse visa, what happens next? When do you get your green card? Once you have that visa, you need to make sure you enter the United States before the expiration date. Typically, they give you six months. Once you enter the United States, immigration will put a stamp on your…

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K1 Visa Wait Times – Should I Just Get Married?

By Admin / March 22, 2022 /

Processing times are a year or more right now just to receive a decision on that first step. It’s disheartening but we want to caution all of you about taking extreme measures out of desperation. There have been a lot of individuals who have gotten married, thinking that it would be faster. You’re already in…

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Immigration Options for Ukrainians

By Admin / March 20, 2022 /

Here at Immigration for Couples, we are heartbroken and horrified by the recent invasion of Ukraine. There are a few options for couples who are going through the process and one of them happens to be a citizen of Ukraine. For those who are outside of the United States, if you have already started a…

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