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US Citizen’s Guide to Immigration a Vietnam Spouse or Fiance

This guide is for the US Citizen that is trying to fully understand (1) what are the marriage options and (2) the immigration options/processes. If you have a Vietnamese Spouse or Fiance, this Guide will cover the most common topics and questions. First, what are the two Immigrant Visa Options: The CR-1/IR-1 Spousal (Immigrant) Visa, […]

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What is a Biometric Appointment? What if I get Multiple? Why should I Go?

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A USCIS Biometric appointment is commonly required in order for an immigrant to receive an immigration benefit, such as: Employment Authorization Document (EAD Card) Travel Permit / Advance Parole Document Green Card (aka Lawful Permanent Resident) The Biometrics Appointment allows USCIS to perform a Background Check, and see any criminal records or any prior immigration […]

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¿Puede mi esposa extranjera conducir en los Estados Unidos  con su licencia de conducir extranjera?

[Read this post in English] Esta es una pregunta común para los esposos o esposas que llegaron recientemente a los Estados Unidos en: Visa K1 Visa IR-1/CR-1 Visa Turista, estudiante o ESTA/VWP En resumen, las leyes difieren según el estado. Su estado puede permitir una licencia de conducir extranjera por un período corto de tiempo. […]

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Naturalization with N-648 Medical Waiver and Oath Waiver

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Naturalization is the process of becoming a US Citizen through the USCIS Form N-400. The N-400 can (should always now) be done electronically on WWW.USCIS.GOV Website. However, there are instances due to age, medical conditions, and disabilities that occurred at birth where the N-400 can be daunting. This post will discuss two possible waiver options. […]

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I-864 Question: Should Spouses file “Married, Filing Separate” or “Married, Filing Jointly”

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This question of whether to file separately or jointly is extremely common with regard to the I-864 Affidavit of Support. The Answer actually differs depending on the situation. The common situations are as follows: Scenario 1: Spouse is Illegal The unauthorized and illegal income from an illegal spouse is NOT RECOGNIZED by US Immigration Agencies. […]

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Immigration Checklist: What our law office generally recommends

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Documents! Documents! Documents! US Immigration Filings REQUIRE documentation to establish eligibility and confirm the information provided and what resulted in a background check. Without documents, nothing is believed. Without documents, an immigration filing can be Rejected, RFE-ed/Delayed, or Denied. This post will break the Immigration Process down into 3 main time periods: Filings generally before […]

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Policy Update: USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office beginning to Waive Green Card Interview Requirements

In the Summer of 2022, USCIS Raleigh-Durham Field Office began Waiving some Green Card Interview Requirements as a way to reduce local processing time and the focus of local USCIS field officers. The local field office is likely to waive I-485 Adjustment of Status interviews where the following have occurred: The I-693 Sealed Immigration Medical […]

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