Category Archives: Marriage Green Cards

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Marriage Based Greencard

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: May 25, 2014
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Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Marriage Based Greencard Immigration attorney answers your questions about marriage-based greencards Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Marriage Based Greencard Obtaining your greencard after marrying a U.S. Citizen can be a positive and happy experience but common mistakes can make the process needlessly stressful. Here […]

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Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: December 2, 2013
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Same-Sex Marriage Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In late November, Illinois legalized same-sex marriage, putting the state on track to join the fourteen other states: California Connecticut Delaware Iowa Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota New Hampshire New York Rhode Island Vermont Washington and the District of Colombia, in allowing same sex couples to wed. Previously, we discussed […]

Marijuana Your Greencard and Waivers

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: October 23, 2013
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I smoked pot and didn’t get caught, do I need a waiver? Today, we will discuss the effect of smoking marijuana for a person who is otherwise eligible for adjustment of status (the process of getting your greencard while in the U.S.) When you apply for a greencard you will be asked on the application […]

Unlawful Presence Part 3 – The I-601 Waiver

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: August 15, 2011
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To obtain a waiver of unlawful presence to be able to re-enter the United States, you have to show extreme and unusual hardship to your spouse who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident or son or daughter of a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Please note unlawful presence prior to April 1, […]

Unlawful Presence Part 2 – Waivers

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: August 1, 2011
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In my last post I discussed how an unlawful presence is incurred and how it can bar you from immigrating to the United States or even from getting a temporary visa. In this article, I would like to discuss how to get a waiver. Before doing that, let’s have a look at some special scenarios. […]

Unlawful Presence Part 1

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: July 25, 2011
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This is an important issue and very relevant to people, who have entered the United States unlawfully and later on want to marry a US citizen or gain some kind of other immigration benefit. What is unlawful presence? A very common unlawful presence scenario is when someone enters the country on a tourist visa, which […]

Green Card Through Marriage – San Francisco green card lawyer

Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Last Updated: February 15, 2011
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Every year more than 400.000 US citizens petition for their non-US citizen partners to obtain a green card for the US. The process of application for a marriage based green card is usually much faster than for other types of green cards, since they are exempt from the quota limitations. The applicants have to supply […]