Category: Immigration


U.S. Citizen’s Guide to Immigrating a Japanese Spouse to the United States

There are three options to immigrating a Spouse of a US Citizen to the United States: CR-1/IR-1 Spousal Immigrant Visa Adjustment of Status K-3 Spousal Visa Lets dive into a brief understanding of the three options: CR-1/IR-1 Visa: Spousal Immigrant Visa The CR-1/IR-1 Visa is the most likely option if you married your Japanese spouse […]

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US Immigration: Same Sex Marriage and the process to acquire a Green Card

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Under U.S. Supreme Court decision: Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015), the US Government established that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Regarding US immigration, both through the Marriage-based Adjustment […]

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Japanese Birth Certificate for US Immigration Purposes

In Japan, the household registration document (also known as the koseki) is generally the document used as a Japanese Birth Certificate. The US Government, whether in USCIS or at a US Embassy/Consulate abroad, accepts any of the following three types of Japanese Birth Certificate: Full version of family register (Koseki Tohon/Zenbu jiko shomeisho) Short version of […]

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Japanese Marriage Certificate and Divorce Decree for US Immigration Purposes

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The US Immigration Agency: USCIS NVC DOS has specific (Consistent among any US Immigration Agency) document requirements for individuals married or divorced in Japan. Japanese Marriage Certificate Requirement The US Government accepts the following documents to prove marriage: Full version of family register (Koseki Tohon/Zenbu jiko shomeisho) Short version of family register (Koseki Shohon/Kojin jiko […]

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¿Puede un Recipiente PIP Militar recibir una Tarjeta de Seguro Social?

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[Read this Post in English] Parolee para el Interés público, comúnmente conocido como Parole Militar en lugar (PIP) es un estatus de inmigración. EL PIP militar es proporcionado por USCIS, válido por 1 año después de la aprobación, y es presencia legal en los Estados Unidos. PIP militar está disponible para cónyuges, niños y padres […]

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