Category: Consular Processing


Pruebas de matrimonio de buena fe: ¿Cuántas fotos quiere USCIS con una presentación I-130?

[Read this Post in English] Buena fe evidencia de matrimonio significa: documentación o prueba de que un matrimonio es verdadero, amoroso y real, y no sólo con el propósito de adquirir una tarjeta verde. Para los propósitos de la presentación basada en el matrimonio I-130, nuestra oficina tiene la siguiente fórmula / criterios para determinar […]

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Joint Bona Fide Documents: How to Start meeting the USCIS I-130 Evidence Requirement for a Marriage

[Leer Post en Espanol]     [Ler Post em Português] The I-130 Petition of Alien Relative is a “Relationship Verifying Process” that creates a high level of “document requirements” for marriage-based filings. The younger the relationship/marriage, the less evidence generally exists. This blog post will discuss how to start preparations before filing an I-130 (or if an I-130 […]

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I-864 Asset Calculations

The I-864 Form (Affidavit of Support) allows the US Government to assess someone’s financial capability to support a sponsored person, whether they are a spouse, parent, child, sibling, and even friend. The I-864 primarily assesses two areas of someone’s financials: Annual Income, derived from Paystubs / Pay Checks Adjusted Gross Income taken from the most […]

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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

[Ler Post em Português] 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 […]

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

[Leer Post en Espanol] 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 […]

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