A marriage based green card was approved for an Aliso Viejo client recently. She is originally from the Philippines, and she met her husband in the Philippines in 2006, while he was visiting. They stayed in contact for several years and he visited her on several occasions over a two year period. The couple visited Thailand and Vietnam together as well. He proposed to her in 2008.
She entered the United States on the fiance visa in 2009, and the couple married within a couple months of her arrival. At that time, the husband was overwhelmed with business obligations, selling his house and other time commitments, and the couple did not file for the adjustment of status until 2010. (Although an alien admitted to the United States on a K-1 fiance visa MUST marry the visa petitioner within 90 days of admission, there is no requirement that the couple apply for adjustment of status within the first 90 days.)
After one year living in the US, the couple decided to proceed with the adjustment of status process. We filed the I-485 and all necessary evidence in late 2010.
The interview went smoothly and the conditional green card was approved for a two year period. 1 year and 9 months after approval, the couple will be expected to file the I-751 joint petition to remove the conditions on permanent residency.
If you are considering a marriage based adjustment of status, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a free consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will help you understand the process and answer all your questions. The Nunez Firm has handled countless marriage based adjustments over the last few years, and we can help make the process as uneventful and unstressful as possible.