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Direct consular processing of I130 petitions in the U.K.
The spouse, widow(er) and unmarried children under 21 of a U.S. citizen, and the parent of a U.S. citizen who is 21 or older are eligible to receive a Green Card under the “Immediate Relative” category. In this article we outline the procedure of filing I130 petition for alien relative with the DHS in London (direct consular processing) and its further processing by the U.S. Embassy, London.
K1 Fiancée visa processing in Russia
The visa application procedures and policies followed by Consular Posts vary depending on the local conditions and requirements. In this article we aim to cover K1 visa processing procedures in Moscow, Russia.
How Do I Apply for Green Card Through Marriage to U.S. Citizen?
Securing permanent residence through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen is a multistep process. Some of these steps are required to be completed before your fiancé or spouse enters the US and some after entering the US. In the article U.S. citizen marrying a foreign national: Issues involved which was published in November 2005 issue of Immigration Monitor, our monthly newsletter, we covered the requirements, benefits, and application process of the K1, fiancé visa, and K3, spouse visa. In this article we shall cover the steps involved in getting permanent residency after entering the U.S.
How do I bring my foreign national fiancée / spouse to the U.S. I am a U.S. Citizen?
Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens marry foreignborn persons and file for their permanent residence process in the United States. The immigration process for green card through marriage depends upon whether you intend to marry the foreign national in the U.S. or outside the U.S. Each situation has its own distinct requirements and procedures and thus, requires different planning.
K3 Spouse Visa : Pros and Cons?
The USCIS and DOS estimates that each year 450,000 US citizens marry foreign nationals out of which a major percentage of marriages have the sole intention of migrating to the US. It is for this reason that the US government agencies scrutinize each international visa application. The K-3 Visa, sometimes called the Marriage Visa or Spousal Visa, was adopted by the US Congress and went into effect in August 2001. It was basically designed to sidestep the long delays in USCIS processing for Immediate Relative petitions for bringing a foreign national spouse into the US. At the time it was adopted it was taking two years or more to process an I-130 petition for the spouse of a US citizen. The new K-3 visa regulations were designed with a view to shorten the processing time for bringing a K-3 spouse to the US from years to months, a goal that for the most part has been achieved.
Green Card Marriage Interview: 10 Tips to Succeed
Many people become extremely overwrought when it comes to facing an interview with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for their marriage-based green card, so was the case with Jennie and Robbie. The “marriage interview,” which both of the partners are required to attend as part of the green card application, should not be presumed as a simple process; it has the possibility of being a very grueling and painful event. You can take the stress and anxiety out of the situation through thorough preparation. It is for this reason that this article has been designed to make your voyage of obtaining a marriage based green card either for yourself or for your spouse, an easy and pleasant experience. The 10 simple yet amazing tips revealed in this article helps you to be successful at your marriage based immigrant visa interview.
Marriage Based Green Card Interview Questions
The Green Card marriage interview is a major step in the process of obtaining a Green Card through marriage. With some applicants faking marriage to gain immigrant status, the immigration officers are cautious to thoroughly examine the bona fides of a marriage and do not make the marriage based Green Card interview an effortless process. Hence once should not presume the Green Card marriage interview to be easy, or a mere formality. Thorough preparation is sure to limit the stress and anxiety generally associated with the USCIS marriage interview. For the benefit of our readers, we have put together in this article some common Green Card interview questions asked by USCIS officers and tips on how to better prepare for the interview.

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