Getting Married On A Tourist Visa To A US Citizen

Introduction Foreign nationals often wonder if they are allowed to get married on a tourist visa while in the U.S., and apply for Adjustment of Status seeking Permanent Residence in the U.S. You may have heard about individuals who got married in the US while on a tourist visa, didn’t return home, and later successfully […]

Green Card Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Introduction Following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding DOMA, specifically stating that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages that are conducted in places where it is legal, USCIS announced that it would begin accepting and reviewing immigration visa petitions involving same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed which involve opposite-sex spouses. […]

Obtaining U.S. Immigrant Visa for Family Members:

Introduction Family-based immigration forms an important component of the US immigration system.  The emphasis on family re-unification has made the U.S. truly the melting pot of the world.  Among the rights and privileges of being a Legal Permanent Resident(LPR) or U.S. Citizen is the ability to sponsor family members so that they can also become […]

Obtaining A Family Based Green Card:

Introduction Among the rights and privileges of being a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) or U.S. Citizen is the ability to sponsor certain family members so that they can become lawful permanent residents or “green card” holders in the U.S. The Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, is used method by US citizens or LPR’s to […]

Form I-130 Denied Because Of DOMA:

Introduction Following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages that are conducted in places where it is legal, USCIS has announced that it has begun accepting and reviewing immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed on behalf of […]