Adjustment of Status and Green Card Granted for Wife of Fountain Valley Man After Entering on Fiance Visa

March 16th, 2012
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Adjustment of status was approved for the wife (and her son) of a US citizen. The couple married in mid-2011 after she entered on an approved K-1 Fiance Visa. She is originally from South America, and the husband was born in the United States. They met through a mutual friend in 2010.

The husband approached me in late 2010 because they were considering marriage, but they were not sure about the immigration process. I explained that the first step was the K-1 visa process which would allow his fiance to come to the United States with her son for the sole purpose of getting married within 90 days of arrival.

It took them a little while to gather all the necessary documents and save the money to pay the processing fees, but we filed the paperwork and evidence with USCIS in early 2011. We received an approval within several months and the K-1 visa was processed at the US consulate in Colombia.

After the K-1 visa was approved, his fiance and her son came to the US and the couple married within 90 days of her arrival. Then, we filed for the adjustment of status and everything went smoothly after that. The interview was held in Santa Ana and the officer was respectful and thorough asking questions about how the couple met and when they decided to marry. The officer was satisfied with the evidence we provided proving the marriage was entered into in good faith. Because the marriage is less than two years old, they will need to file an I-751 to have the conditions removed from her residency status in two years. Three years from now, she will be eligible for naturalization.

The couple was very happy with the outcome, and they look forward to living together in Fountain Valley. If you are considering the adjustment of status process, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a free consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you during a confidential consultation and help you better understand the options available to you.

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