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If you are someone who is thinking about applying for a green card based on your recent or upcoming marriage to a US Citizen, you likely have a lot of questions. One question that people ask is “how does the application process work?” This flowchart is designed to answer that question for people who are …

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This whiteboard video discusses three common ways to obtain a US Green Card. Immigration lawyers commonly help people obtain green cards through family relationships and employment. If you are not admissible to the United States, you may have to explore waiver options such as the 601A Waiver. I hope that you find this helpful!

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Whenever you are applying for your spouse to obtain a green card, you will have to comply with a number of requirements. Many of these requirements are fairly straightforward. For example, you will have to file the form I-130 along with other documentation. This documentation includes passport style photos of you and your spouse. It …

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A couple of people contacted my office recently who were facing the same dilemma. They had overstayed on their visas and wanted to know about the possibility of staying in the United States with their US citizen spouses. They wanted to know: Would they have to leave the country? If they did leave, would they …

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601A Waiver Charlotte Immigration Lawyer

One common scenario that immigration lawyers come across looks like this: A person risks their life by crossing the desert and entering the United States without being inspected at the border. The person then begins living and working in the United States. After living in the US for a period of time he/she  falls in …

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If you are reading this post, you are probably considering the K1 visa for you and your fiance. The initial process for the K1 visa involves completing the form I-129F and submitting supporting documentation. This may sound fairly straight forward, but sadly many I-129F petitions fail due to inadequate supporting documentation. This checklist can be …

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Recently, I received a call from a gentleman who was in a very difficult and stressful situation. He married a US citizen while he was here on a visa. His wife then filed an I-130 on his behalf and he filed an application for adjustment of status. Fortunately, the process went smoothly. The I-130 was …

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If you are a foreign national who plans to marry or get engaged to a US Citizen, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that if you do not have certain immigration violations or criminal convictions you will be able to get a green card as long as you can show …

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Having a US green card has a lot of perks. These perks include the ability to travel freely and the ability to plan for a long term future in the US. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that immigration lawyers are frequently asked about the best way to obtain a green card. This post highlights …

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