11 09, 2013

National Visa Center Fee Requests: With the Alien Relative in the U.S., It Might Be Foolish to Pay

By |2013-09-11T14:07:55-05:00September 11th, 2013|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Family-Based Immigration Law, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas|Tags: , , , , |

Published:  September 11, 2013 The following sequence of events may sound familiar.  First, the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident files an I-130, Alien Relative Petition on behalf of a family member living outside the U.S., or maybe even living in the U.S. – with or without status.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) eventually issues a notice confirming that the petition has been approved and shortly thereafter the National Visa Center forwards a correspondence informing the parties that visas are not available and that no travel plans should be made for the immediate future.  And then, after […]

2 06, 2013

U.S. Based Applicants for Green Cards and Citizenship: DHS/CIS Processing Times

By |2013-06-02T09:41:11-05:00June 2nd, 2013|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Published:  June 2, 2013 U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services continues to do its job with efficiency and speed when it comes to processing Applications for Naturalization (N-400) and Applications for Adjustment of Status (I-485, green card application for individuals living in the U.S.) based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, or other family or employment immigrant category with current visa availability. Immigration interviews, at least through CIS Chicago, continue to be scheduled efficiently for both permanent resident and U.S. citizenship applicants, with card production for approvable permanent resident applicants usually takes place within approximately 120 days of filing.  Oath ceremonies […]

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