We recently found out that our clients from Newport Beach were approved for a fiance visa. The wife is a US citizen living in Orange County. The husband is from India. They met through a friend while the wife was visiting India. They began corresponding with each other and after another visit by the wife to India, they decided to get engaged. We applied for the fiance visa earlier this year and the husband recently attended the consular interview in India. We provided evidence of the wife’s travels to India.
The consular officer approved the fiance visa and the couple traveled to the United States together last week. As is required under the fiance visa adjustment process, the couple plans to marry this month so that we can move forward with the green card application. We will need to attend an interview at the USCIS office in Santa Ana. Assuming everything goes smoothly there, the husband should receive his green card and be able to start working within the next six months.
If you are considering the fiance visa process, contact The Nunez Firm. We handle all types of marriage-based immigration matters and managing attorney Jay Nunez can help you better understand the process and whether the fiance visa is the best option for you.
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Our client in Colombia just had her consular interview at the U.S. consulate in Colombia. She is engaged to her fiancee in Orange County, California. He is a teacher in Costa Mesa, and they met two years ago through a friend. He has visited her several times, and the couple even traveled to Peru and some other South American countries during one of his visits. The couple decided to marry last year, and they approached The Nunez Firm in the Summer of 2010.
We filed the necessary forms and evidence with USCIS and they approved the fiance visa petition. Once the visa petition was approved, the case was transferred to the consulate in Colombia for consular processing. We helped prepared all the necessary forms and evidence for the consular interview. When the interview went forward, everything went smoothly and the K-1 visa was approved. Additionally, one of the client’s sons was approved for a K-2 visa.
When she arrives in the US, the couple will have 90 days to get married. Then, we will file for the adjustment of status to obtain lawful permanent residence for her.
If you are considering the fiance visa process, contact The Nunez Firm today to schedule a free consultation with managing attorney Jay Nunez.
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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.
He filed for a fiance visa using another law firm, and although the fiance visa was approved eventually, he was not satisfied with his previous attorney’s communication and attention.
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.
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We just attended an adjustment of status interview in the Orange County office of USCIS (in Santa Ana). My clients are a married couple. The husband is a US citizen, and the wife is from the Philippines. They recently moved from Ladera Ranch to Costa Mesa.
The interview went well and we were well prepared for the officer’s questions. The officer approved the conditional lawful permanent resident status for a two year period, which is standard for marriages under two years.
The wife came over from the Philippines in late summer on a K-1 visa that we helped prepare. The couple married within the first 90 days as they are required to do for a fiance visa. After their marriage in Las Vegas, we filed the I-485 application to adjust status with USCIS. Several months later (today), we attended the adjustment interview.
At the interview we brought photos, the lease agreement and a 2 inch stack of documents evidencing that their marriage was entered into in good faith.
The couple was very happy to be done with the immigration process for now. In two years, the couple will be required to file an I-751 petition to remove the conditions on the wife’s permanent residence.
If you are married to a US citizen and would like a free consultation regarding your immigration options, please contact The Nunez Firm. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you for a free and confidential consultation.
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We just received the good news that a fiance visa petition was approved for an Orange County client living in Ladera Ranch. His fiance is Filipino and currently lives in the Philippines. They met while he was working and visiting the Philippines several years ago. Over the last few years he has visited her several times, and they finally decided to get married.
We filed the fiance visa petition for the K-1 visa several months ago, and today we received the approval from USCIS. USCIS will now forward the file to the National Visa Center, a branch of the Department of State, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The National Visa Center will forward the file to the Philippines to schedule a visa interview at the consulate.
We anticipate that the visa interview will likely occur later this summer, and we hope that the couple will be reunited in the United States by the end of Summer. They will get married within 90 days of her arrival and adjust her status to lawful permanent resident after that.
If you are considering marriage to a foreign-born person, contact The Nunez Firm to discuss the options available to you and the best way to accomplish your immigration goals. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you during a free and confidential consultation and help you better understand your situation and options.
An Irvine client just found out today that the United States Consulate in Brazil approved a fiance visa for his future wife. The couple has been dating for over two years. They met while he was working in Brazil in 2006. They began dating, and she visited him in Orange County, California in 2007. In 2008, he began the fiance visa process by filing an I-129F along with the necessary evidence and documents. After the I-129F was approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the file was transferred to the consulate in Brazil for a state department interview with the Brazilian fiance. He just informed me today of the great news that his fiance was approved for the K-1 visa, and she will be coming to the Orange County soon.
Once she arrives in the United States, the couple must marry within 90 days. After the marriage, we will file the adjustment of status application so that she can receive her green card and lawful permanent resident status. If everything goes well, she will receive her green card after an interview with a USCIS officer.
In many situations, the fiance visa process is the best way for a US Citizen to help his/her future spouse immigrate to the United States as quickly as possible. In some instances, there are other options that might result in quicker processing. In order to be eligible for a fiance visa, the couple must show that there is a bona fide intent to marry within 90 days of the fiance’s arrival in the United States. The couple must show that there are no legal impediments to marriage (all other marriages have been terminated). The couple must show that the couple has met each other within the past two years as well. Some petitioners may not be eligible to file a fiance visa petition due to criminal history or previous petitions for other fiances.
Once the fiance visa petition is approved by the appropriate USCIS office in the United States, the file is transferred to the consulate. The consulate will determine whether the fiance is eligible to receive an immigrant visa. If the consular officer finds that the foreign fiance is eligible, the K-1 visa will be approved, and the fiance may immigrate to the United States for the sole purpose of marrying the United States Citizen.
If you are interested in having your foreign fiance immigrate to the United States in order to marry, contact The Nunez Firm to discuss your case during a free and confidential consultation. Although the K-1 Fiance Visa might be the best option available to you, there might be other options that are more appropriate for your situation. Managing Attorney Jay Nunez will discuss your case with you and help you determine which strategy is best for you.
My client from Newport Beach recently found out that the I-129F he filed for his fiance in Colombia was approved by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The California Service Center for USCIS notified us of the approval earlier this week.
He has been dating his fiance since 2007, and the couple got engaged in 2008. We filed the I-129F early this year along with all the necessary forms and evidence. The next step is to have the fiancee attend the consular interview in Colombia. As of right now the interview is not yet scheduled. USCIS must transfer the file to the National Visa Center in Washington DC. Then, the National Visa Center will forward the file to the Department of State at the Colombian Consulate. This process will likely take several more months. Hopefully, my clients will be reunited in Newport Beach by the end of the year.
If you are considering the K-1 fiance visa process, The Nunez Firm can help you. Managing attorney Jay Nunez has helped many clients obtain permanent resident status through the fiance visa and adjustment of status process. Please contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a free and confidential consultation.