Category Archives: Marriage Green Cards

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Marriage Based Greencard

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Last Updated: December 19, 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, April 18, 2015 | Last Updated: January 8, 2015
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Same-Sex Marriage Illinois Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage In late November of 2013, 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 marry. Previously, […]

Marijuana Your Greencard and Waivers

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 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, April 18, 2015 | 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, April 18, 2015 | 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, April 18, 2015 | 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, April 18, 2015 | 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 […]