Yes. A permanent resident can file a relative petition on behalf of a spouse or unmarried son or daughter. A spouse or unmarried son or daughter of a permanent resident is not considered an immediate relative. As such, the wait time for an immigrant visa to become available and issued by a U.S. embassy or… Read More
The petitioner must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There is a legally recognized family relationship between the petitioner and foreign relative.
A relative petition is the first step in the immigrant visa process (this is a link) and is filed by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident on behalf of their foreign relative with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If approved, the relative petition is forwarded to the National visa Center (NVC) to… Read More
Yes. Upon entry into the United States, your foreign spouse is a permanent resident. Your foreign spouse will receive a social security number.
The consular officer will return your foreign spouse’s and any child’s passports with machine readable visas, along with a sealed envelope containing the documents previously provided and other documents prepared by the United States embassy or consulate. Before departing for the United States the foreign spouse and any children must pay a USCIS Immigrant Fee… Read More
An immigrant visa is issued by the United States embassy or consulate in the foreign spouse’s home country. An immigrant visa allows your foreign spouse to legally enter and live permanently in the United States.
An experienced immigration attorney is well versed in the nuances of the visa process including petition and application preparation, responses to requests for evidence, documentation collection, government communication, consular interviews and advocacy. The attorney can successfully overcome possible issues by providing clients with solid advice based upon education and experience. If you are unsure as… Read More
CLG clients can verify the status of a case online at anytime. At the beginning of the process, CLG clients register with our website by selecting a username and password and creating an individual account. You can verify the status of your case by logging in to the client section of the Choquette Law website…. Read More