October 22, 2019

The following steps are necessary to file a petition for your fiancé:

  1. The U.S. citizen sponsor must file form I-129, Petition for Alien Fiancé, with the USCIS office where you live.

  2. After the petition is approved, it is sent to the NVC (National Visa Center)....

June 12, 2019

When filing an immigration petition (family based), the test is NOT marriage to a U.S. citizen but rather do you have a life together?  We recommend submitting as many substantiation documents as possible showing that you have a life together.  These include joint tax...

April 30, 2019

The answer to this question is that it depends. You are allowed to naturalize if you have had a permanent green card for three years or more. This means if you married a United States citizen and got your green card, the initial green card is a conditional one. The con...

May 2, 2018

Unfortunately, the answer is yes.  If you are on an H1B or an L1 visa and you are charged (arrested for a crime of moral turpitude), USCIS can immediately revoke your visa status.  Sometimes, they do so even before your arraignment.  It is extremely important to be ver...

March 14, 2018

USCIS has the sole discretion to deny, revoke, or hold the processing of green cards or naturalization paperwork if you have a criminal history.  If it is determined that your crimes are crimes of moral turpitude, then this may adversely effect your ability to petition...

November 30, 2017

Yes!  The creation of an estate plan for you and your spouse is a great substantiation document that you can submit as proof of your life together.  USCIS looks for proof that you and your spouse have a life together.  This includes joint bank accounts, joint utility b...

July 6, 2017

Can an H1B holder own property?

The answer is yes!  If you are on a H1B visa and you wish to buy property to live in or rent out, you can do it.  Your visa status has no effect on your ability to buy property, but be advised you may have issues with getting a loan.  The...

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