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 has announced that it has begun accepting and reviewing immigration visa petitions involving same-sex spouse in the same manner as those filed which involve opposite-sex […]

Obtaining U.S. Immigrant Visa for Family Members:

Introduction Scenario 1: Jack, who was born in Poland and came to the U.S. as a student, has just become a U.S. Citizen. He would like to bring his parents and little brothers, who are both under 21, to the U.S. so that they can live in the U.S. near him. Key Points 1.U.S. Citizens […]

Obtaining A Family Based Green Card:

Introduction Scenario 1: Jack, who was born in Poland and came to the U.S. as a student, has just become a U.S. Citizen. He would like to bring his parents and little brothers, who are both under 21, to the U.S. so that they can live in the U.S. near him. Key Points The Adjustment […]

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 […]