Consular Process & Administrative Processing

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Consular Processing and Administrative Processing In many instances an immigrant or non-immigrant visa petition is put in “administrative processing” instead of the visa being denied or approved. What is administrative processing? It is basically the consulate indicating that they need more documentation, more time to make a decision and or do more security checks.  Generally a […]

RESPONDING TO RFE’s & NOID’s

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RESPONSE TO RFE’S So you have received a RFE  (request for evidence) for an immigration petition that you have filed. What do you do? What steps do you take? Here are some essential steps one must take prior to responding to a RFE. Do not panic!! Read the RFE request carefully and make notes of […]

I am a United States Citizen and I am married to a foreign national. I want to bring my spouse and children to the United States. Can I do this? How long will this take? what steps do I need to take?

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My spouse is outside the United States? Can I bring then to the United States and what steps would I need to take to bring them to the United States? Yes, a spouse of a United States Citizen is an immediate relative, and you can petition for your spouse to enter and reside in the […]

U Visa: Securing U Visa Certification.

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U VISA CERTIFICATION SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO APPROACH One of the key aspects of filing a U Visa application for a client is being able to secure certification from an appropriate law enforcement agency. Some common obstacles one may face are as follows: The law enforcement agency may have a policy of not certifying if […]

DOCUMENTATION FOR DACA

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What documents are needed for DACA applicants? Proof of Identity Passport or national identity document from your country of origin. (Ideally not expired) Birth Certificate School or military ID with photo Any US government immigration or other document that has your name/photo on it Proof of when you came to the United States before turning […]