Category: Consular Processing


US Consulate Immigrant Visa Instructions: Africa

Below is a list of US Consulates and Embassies across Africa that provide Immigrant Visas. The Instruction links should be the most up-to-date version of the Immigrant Interview instructions since they are webpages and the US Government has moved away from PDF Versions being the only form of Instruction, which has a high tendency of […]

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Can you send Unsolicited Evidence to a USCIS Immigration Filing, like the I-130, I-129F, I-485, and I-751?

Immigration can be confusing, and many people realize that they may have forgotten to send something or many things to USCIS with their filing. Now, the question for this post can also be titled: Do I need to wait for an RFE to send in documents? Can I send additional documents to USCIS without an […]

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Can my Military-Dependent Spouse get a Green Card and then US Citizenship?

In order to acquire US Citizenship, an Immigrant Spouse would need to acquire Lawful Permanent Residence. Common filing situations could be as follows: 3-Year Marriage-based Naturalization 5-Year General-based Naturalization INA 319(b) Naturalization Option: Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed or Stationed Abroad So, yes, it is possible to go from Green Card Holder to US Citizen. […]

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What You Need to Know if You are Selected for Diversity Visa Lottery

You are in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa. You submitted your application for Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery at www.dvlottery.state.gov in last November and logged into the website to use the Entrance Status Track in May again for the result. You saw that you were selected for DV 2021! Congratulations! Later in June, you […]

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Brazilian Birth Certificate for US Immigration Purposes

Brazilian Birth Certificates vary in form depending on the state where it was issued and can be found at the Civil Registry (Cartório de Registro Civil das Pessoas Naturais) of the Brazilian State of Birth. However, there are two (2) versions that are acceptable for US Immigration: standard version and unabridged version. The extended versions […]

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US Immigration Requirements: Colombia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Police Certificates

The US Immigration Process is very strict when it comes to documentary requirements. The National Visa Center (NVC) is the leading guidance regardless if you are applying for a Green Card in the United States through the Adjustment of Status process, at the US Embassy in Bogata, or at any other US Embassy/Consulate around the […]

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US Citizen’s Guide to Marrying in the Philippines and Immigrating a Philippine (Filipina) Spouse to the United States

The Philippines, a beautiful country with polite people, delicious food, and a positive culture. Marrying someone from the Philippines is wonderful! This article will discuss the two common questions: How does a US Citizen marry in the Philippines? How does the Philippine Spouse immigrate to the US? If you are interested in the US K-1 […]

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Bona Fide Marriage Evidence: How many Photos does USCIS want with an I-130 Filing?

Bona Fide Marriage Evidence means: documentation or proof that a marriage is true, loving, and real, and not solely for the purposes of acquiring a Green Card. For purposes of the I-130 marriage-based filing, our office has the following formula/criteria to determine the ideal amount of photos: If you are under the age of 30: […]

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