Most everyone knows you can get a Green Card through a bona fide Marriage to a U.S. Citizen. But did you know that it is a multi-step process requiring over a thousand dollars in filing fees, multiple forms, applications, and supporting documents?
Our immigration lawyers are experts in assisting our clients with their immigration marriage cases. We have filed hundreds of marriage-based applications and sat through hundreds of interviews with our married couples.
It’s easy to make mistakes, which can be costly and, even worse, could lead to your husband or wife falling out of status. Let our family immigration lawyers help you avoid these mistakes, and let us take care of filing your husband or wife’s Petition and Adjustment of Status Application. Our services include properly submitting all required documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, and most recent income tax returns, to name a few.
Are you out of status? Are you married to a U.S. Citizen? Consult with our immigration attorneys to properly advise you on the best step for your immigration case.
FIANCE OR FIANCEE VISA (K-1 VISA)
Our lawyers have handled numerous fiancé visas (K-1 Visas). Due to our large military population in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and surrounding cities of Hampton Roads, many U.S. Citizens meet their future spouses abroad (note: you can also file an I-130 petition for a spouse abroad but in this article, we’ll cover the scenario for a K-1 fiancé visa.)
We can assist you in filing the I-129F Petition and consular processing for a K-1 approval so that your spouse may be issued the K-1 Visa to enter the U.S. Once here, the two of you will have to get married within 90 days, and our lawyers will continue to assist you in filing for the green card for your spouse by filing the Adjustment of Status Application (I-485). Enjoy your new marriage, and let us take the stress off of you and your spouse.
MARRIAGE INTERVIEWS AT THE USCIS OFFICE (UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES)
All new marriage cases filed with the USCIS will end up in an interview before a USCIS Immigration Officer. If you live in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Newport News, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, or Richmond, your interview will be with an Immigration Officer in the USCIS Norfolk Office. If you live in Northern Virginia, then your marriage interview will be at the USCIS Office located in Fairfax, Virginia.
REDUCE THE STRESS IN YOUR NEW MARRIAGE AND LET OUR FAMILY IMMIGRATION LAWYERS REPRESENT YOU AT YOUR INTERVIEW.
Our lawyers have handled hundreds of marriage adjustment of status interviews, so we know what to expect. We will prepare you before your interview by reviewing all the applications and making sure your bona fide documents are to present to the USCIS Officer. See our Successful Marriage Interview Tips for more information on how to prepare for an interview.
I-751 – PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS ON PERMANENT RESIDENCE
You’re almost there – the 10-year green card. But you’ve gotten a long Request for Evidence from the USCIS after you’ve filed the I-751. Let our attorneys properly respond to the USCIS with the right evidence to get your 10-year green card.
Did you get your green card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen but are now separated or divorced from your U.S. Citizen spouse? Do you not have much evidence to prove that your marriage to your U.S. Citizen husband or wife was a bona fide one? Do you know what it means to have a bona fide marriage? And the documents to prove it?
The Petition to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residency is only a short form. Still, many of our clients get requests for evidence from the USCIS due to a lack of evidence to show the marriage is a bona fide one.
Let our immigration lawyers help you decide what documents to put with your I-751 Petition. Getting your 10-year green card is too important not to have an experienced immigration attorney by your side.
Give us a call at (757) 464-9224 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.
Change of Status Tips Videos
Watch as Radyln Mendoza explains some of the key immigration issues, considerations, obstacles, and legal aspects of change of status situations and requests when applying for K1 visas and other necessary immigration paperwork.
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Additional Information on K-1 Visa:
Who Can Apply for Adjustment of Status?
How to File for Adjustment of Status (K-1 Visa)
What is the Cost of Adjustment of Status?
What to Bring to Adjustment of Status Interview
How Long Can Adjustment of Status Take?
Can I Travel While My Adjustment of Status is Pending?
What Happens if Adjustment of Status is Denied?
Different Types of Immigration Visas & Forms
Change of Status from Visitor Visa to Green Card