I’m happy to announce the upcoming publication of a massive resource for understanding marriage and fincé(e) immigration. The full guide will be completed later in 2018 and will be available both as a free resource here and as a published book. In the meantime, we will be posting draft sections of the book as they become available. We welcome your feedback in the comment sections of these posts. We want to ensure that this is the most helpful resource available on the the internet. Ask away with your questions and we will do our best to response individually within 24 hours.
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- Do I need an immigration lawyer? (Maybe not).
- About the author.
- How is this resource different?
- How to use this resource.
Overview of the three options.
Choosing the right strategy.
- Marriage visa (IR-1/CR-1) versus fiancé(e) visa (K-1).
- Marriage and fiancé(e) visas versus adjustment of status.
- May I visit the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 (or ESTA) after filing an I-130 or I-129F?
- Should I consider immigration options not based on my marriage or relationship?
- Are you eligible for a fiancée (K-1) visa?
- Can I apply for a K-3 to speed things up?
- Step 1 – the I-129F petition.
- Step 2 – the consulate.
- Step 3 – Adjustment of Status.
- Filling out the Form I-129F petition (item-by-item instructions).
Adjustment of status.
- Introduction to the grounds of inadmissibility.
- Economic grounds.
- Health-related grounds.
- Crimes involving moral turpitude.
- Polygamy (multiple spouses).
- 3- & 10-year bars for unlawful presence.
- Prior deportation.
- Illegal entry to the U.S. after unlawful presence or deportation.
- False claim to U.S. citizenship.
- Other grounds.
The Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.
Preparing your USCIS packet.
- Proving a bone fide (legitimate) marriage/relationship for immigration.
- Passport-style photographs.
- What to expect at your immigration medical examination.