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 […]