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. […]

Giving Up U.S. Green Card Voluntarily:

Introduction While becoming a permanent resident or “green card” holder in the U.S. continues to be a highly sought-after privilege for millions of people around the world and in the U.S., in an increasingly mobile and developing world, there are many green card holders who no longer want to be permanent residents of the U.S. […]

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 […]

Immigrant Visas Vs. Nonimmigrant Visas

Introduction Most foreign nationals require a visa to the enter the U.S. It is the purpose of your intended visit to the US that determines what visa options are available to you. The visa indicates that your application has been reviewed by a US consular officer at an American embassy or consulate, and that the […]