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 […]

Giving Up U.S. Green Card Voluntarily:

Introduction Practically speaking, people from all over the world want to come to the U.S. They will look at every possible visa option that will allow them to work and stay in the U.S. permanently, and if not permanently at least long term. However, there are also a few people who have their Green Card […]

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 […]

Immigrant Visas Vs. Nonimmigrant Visas

Introduction If you are a citizen of a foreign country, in most cases you will need a visa to enter the United States. It is the purpose of your intended visit to the US that determines what visa options are available to you. A visa, however, does not automatically permit entry to the US; it […]