Category: Immigration


Dominican Republic Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, and Divorce Decree requirements for US Immigration Purposes

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Documents from the Dominican Republic must comply with the US Immigration Requirements, this is especially true for the following common documents: Birth Certificate Marriage Certificate Divorce Certificate Dominican Birth Certificates: There are several versions of Dominican Republic birth certificates: a short-form birth certificate, mainly used for school enrollment purposes an abstract version birth certificate (extracto […]

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US Citizen’s Guide to US Immigration of a Canadian Spouse or Fiance

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This post will discuss two types of Immigrant Visas available for a Canadian Spouse or Fiance: CR-1/IR-1 Spousal (Immigrant) Visa K-1 Fiance (Immigrant) Visa Additionally, the Adjustment of Status filing option will be discussed. What US Consulate in Canada can you receive an Immigrant Visa? Montreal!!! The only US Consulate that processes Immigrant Visas in […]

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Visual Guide: Setting Up an Online USCIS Account and Finding a Filing Prepped by a Law Firm

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The Online USCIS Account is a tremendously beneficial system. Filings can be instantly submitted to USCIS, and more importantly, all USCIS Notices can be provided electronically to a Client/Applicant and the Law Firm. This guide will be a visual, step-by-step resource in (1) the setup of a new USCIS Account OR (2) adding a new […]

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Canada Police Certificate: US Visa Document Requirement

The Canada / Canadian Police Certificate is a requirement for a number of US Visas, most importantly to include: K1 Fiance Visa K3 Spousal Visa CR1 Conditional Resident (Spousal) Visa IR1 Immediate Relative (Spousal) Visa IR5 Immediate Relative (Parental) Visa The Police Certificate is similar to an FBI Fingerprint Check within the United States. Where […]

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Fear of Turning 21: “Aging Out” Your Derivative Visa Status

Many foreign nationals have brought their families to the United States in pursuit of career advancement or employment opportunities. They generally acquire a temporary nonimmigrant visa (such as F-1, J-1, L-1, or H-1B) in the United States while their spouse and/or children have a derivative visa status (such as F-2, J-2, L-2, or H-4). However, […]

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Because of COVID, I can’t see my Fiance and start the K1 Visa Process

This is probably the most common statement among K1 Visa Applicants that DO NOT meet the Physical Meeting Requirement of the I-129F Petition. Many US Citizens believe that COVID has still “closed” the world as it did back in 2020. However, throughout 2021, most of the world “reopened”: airports reopened permitting travel, plane ticket pricing […]

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¿Es la visa de prometido K1 una visa de inmigrante o no inmigrante?

[Read this post in English] Constantemente, la gente dice que un amigo o familiar recibió una entrevista para la visa rápidamente en la Embajada o el Consulado de los Estados Unidos. Esta publicación de blog discutirá las diferencias entre las categorías de visa: inmigrante y no inmigrante y, con suerte, aclarará muchos de los malentendidos […]

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