The CLG fixed fee covers all legal services up to the issuance of the permanent residence card, regardless of the attorney time spent. The following illustrates the typical legal services undertaken by CLG during the immigrant visa process.
Fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding your options and explanation of the permanent residence (based on marriage) process and timeline.
USCIS Service Center Processing
Information and Document Collection
Online collection of the U.S. citizen and foreign spouse’s biographic information and the relevant documentation required for filing of the marriage petition and permanent residence application(s).
Information and Document Review
Review of the biographic information and relevant supporting documentation provided by the U.S. citizen and their foreign spouse.
Marriage Petition and Permanent Residence Applications Drafting
Drafting of the marriage petition and permanent residence application(s) and assembly of documentation for the U.S. citizen and foreign spouse’s final review and signatures.
Marriage Petition and Permanent Residence Applications Filing
Filing (by courier) of the marriage petition and permanent residence applications and documentation with USCIS Service Center and acceptance of case receipt notices.
Monitoring of the case progress using scheduled online status inquiries and automatic email updates provided by the USCIS Service Center to ensure expeditious processing.
Responding promptly to USCIS Service Center requests for evidence; making certain that the marriage petition and permanent residence applications are forwarded in a timely manner to the USCIS District Office (local); and that a permanent residence interview is scheduled.
Status Update and Advice
Providing clients with real time updates of changes in case status as well as advice and response to client questions.
USCIS District Office (Local) Processing
Interview Preparation and Attendance
Preparation of the U.S. citizen and foreign spouse for the permanent residence interview including document review, USCIS District Office protocol, sample interview questions to expect and identification and resolution of potential issues. If the clients reside in the Seattle area, a CLG attorney will attend the interview.
Continued monitoring of case progress using direct communication with the USCIS District Office to ensure expeditious approval of the permanent residence application.
How to Retain CLG
If you are seriously considering the permanent residence (based on marriage) process, please schedule a free consultation with a CLG attorney. The consultation consists of fact finding, identification of potential issues, advice regarding options, explanation of the process and timeline and discussion of fees. You may also wish to read “Why CLG?”