U Visa Requirements: A Complete Checklist

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  The U Nonimmigrant Visa is designed to help people who: Have been victims of certain crimes, That occurred in the US or that violated US laws, Have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse, and Help law enforcement agencies or other government officials to investigate or prosecute criminal activity   We will go into much…

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How Long Is The Marriage-Based Green Card Interview?

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Marriage-Based Green Cards are an integral part of the immigration process. They help unite families across the world. However, the interview that goes along with this process is a point of worry for many couples. Many have questions about the interview, including how long it will last, and what details surrounding the marriage/relationship will be…

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Government Shutdown’s Impact on Pending Immigration Applications

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The United States has long been a destination for immigrants seeking a better life. The immigration system, though, is complex and often characterized by lengthy processing times. When a government shutdown occurs, it can exacerbate the challenges faced by those with pending immigration applications. In this blog post, we will delve into the implications of…

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K-1 Visas Explained

K1 Visa Explained

  Many people all over the world get married each day with ease, but when it comes to marriages where one of the parties is a U.S. citizen, and the other is not, things get a little more complicated. The road to obtaining a marriage-based visa requires that the couple make critical, and at times,…

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Can A Green Card Holder Sponsor A Parent?

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  Although immigrating to the U.S. and receiving a green card is a huge accomplishment, one of the toughest things about it is that you are separated from family abroad.  Most of our clients and prospective clients wish their entire family could be together.    As our parents age, the distance can be especially difficult. …

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Green Card After Marriage?

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Many U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the United States marry citizens of foreign countries, and embark on the process of obtaining lawful permanent resident status, a green card, for their new spouse. The immigration process can be daunting.  The right information and guidance can help streamline the immigration process.     Once you…

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Most Common Reasons VAWA Applications Get Denied

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A VAWA visa or green card is a type of “special immigrant” status that is issued to abused spouses or children of green card holders or U.S. citizens.  Abused parents of U.S. citizens can also qualify for immigration relief and a green card by filing a VAWA self-petition.   “VAWA” is an acronym that stands for…

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VAWA: How Long Does A Petition Take?

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Visa and green card waiting times are unprecedented, especially following the international COVID-19 pandemic.  Some green card applications can take over 2 years before approval.   No uniform waiting time can be applied to the processing time for a United States visa application, even under the best circumstances.  In addition, it can be years before you…

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VAWA Eligibility Requirements: How To Qualify In 2023

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VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) self-petition can allow many undocumented individuals to remain in the U.S. legally, receive a work permit, or social security card, and apply for a green card without the help of their U.S. citizen or green card holder spouse, child, or parent.  It is very important to note that one can…

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