Category: K-1 Fiancé Visa


Active Duty US Military, Double Proxy Marriage in Montana, and US Immigration

Active Duty Military often consider Proxy Marriage as a solution to marrying their spouse overseas. Being an Active Duty Service Member, foreign travel may be limited or prohibited. Similarly, a foreign national fiance may be unable to travel to the United States on a Tourist Visa or under ESTA/Visa Waiver. This Blog Post will discuss […]

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Why does USCIS ask for Debt Statements and Credit Reports?

Self sufficiency and financial stability are the main focus of USCIS’s I-944 Form and their $8100 Immigration Bond. When someone is self-sufficient, USCIS Officers are not likely to request the I-945 Immigration Bond. If it had to be broken down, the Credit Report states all of the Debts someone has, whereas the Debt Statements state […]

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DHS Annotated US Social Security Card versus an Unannotated US Social Security Card

Immigrants and many visa holders are able to apply and receive a US Social Security Card. This post will not cover eligibility requirements, but rather the difference between annotated and unannotated cards. The US Social is oftentimes “annotated” with the requirement of the person being presented the card as proof of US Social to confirm […]

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US Consulate Immigrant Visa Instructions: Eastern Asia

Below is a list of US Consulates and Embassies across Eastern Asia 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 […]

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US Consulate Immigrant Visa Instructions: South Eastern Asia

Below is a list of US Consulates and Embassies across South Eastern Asia 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 […]

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Foreign Document Translation: Our Recommendation

Our Office Recommends using one of the following Translation Services: For Civilians, Veterans, and Fiance Filings: www.rev.com For foreign documents of an Active-duty Service Members and their Dependants: www.militaryonesource.mil   If you need a scan of your foreign document and the original was provided to our office staff, you can ask for the scan in […]

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DEERS Office and the need for Apostille / Legalized Foreign Documents

If your spouse or child is a foreign national, the foreign documents required to receive a military ID must be translated to English with a Notarized Certificate to be accepted. The Notarized Certificate is called an Apostille or Legalization (terminology depends on the Foreign Government / Consular Service). WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED AT THE DEERS […]

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When Should I Get the I-693 Immigration Medical?

Timing is always important when considering the Immigration Medical. The I-693 has a shelf life of 60 days prior to submission to USCIS. If the Green Card Filing is not being submitted within 60 days, then the medical is not needed at this time. In our office, there are four types of common filings that […]

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When Do I Receive The Employment Authorization Card through the Pending I-485 Green Card Application?

The Employment Authorization Card, also known as the EAD Card (or as the Red Card or a “Plan B” while the Green Card filing is processing), is created from the I-765 Filing. It is free through a pending I-485 Green Card Application. The Classification code through a Pending I-485 is (C)(9). There are many questions […]

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