The Adam Walsh Act prevents a U.S. citizen or permanent resident green card holder from immigrating his foreign family members to the U.S. if petitioner has been convicted of a specified sexual offense against any minor child. This limitation also applies to Fiancee Visa petitions by U.S. citizens. Litigating The Adam Walsh Act in Federal […]
2019 Update to Income Requirements for Fiance & Marriage Visa and AOS Processing
The Income Requirements and Poverty Guidelines have been updated for 2019. For in-depth information about the specific requirements for K1 Visa and Marriage Visa or Adjustment of Status Processing please refer to the following pages: 2019 Fiance Visa Income Requirements 2019 Marriage Visa and AOS Income Requirements Satisfying minimum income requirements is necessary for visa issuance, […]
Same Sex Marriage Issues in U.S. Immigration: When is a Marriage Valid?
With the passage of DOMA, I’ve had the chance to speak with quite a number of same sex couples who are disoriented when it comes to figuring out immigration processing. There is the excitement of finally having validation and official sanction of the relationship, but then the realization in many cases that the immigration process […]
Fiance Visa or Marriage Visa? Which Has a Better Chance?
Currently, I would rather process a couple on a Marriage Visa than on a Fiance Visa, but for different reasons than you might think. Question Dear Allan, I am still analyzing some of the advantages and drawbacks of each process. Once both the fiance visa and marriage visa covers my daughter who is 16, then the […]