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How does someone become a U.S. citizen?

There are four basic ways to become a U.S. citizen. The most common way is to be born in the United States. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that all persons born in the United States or United States territories are citizens of the United States. The second method of becoming a U.S. […]

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Adjustment of Status: Its Requirements and Processes

Adjustment of Status is the process of converting your K-1 or K-3 spouse to a U.S. permanent resident. The process begins with organizing your supporting documents. They can be placed into these categories.

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E-2 Investor Visa: Treaty Investor Countries and their Nationals

The E-2 Investor Visa is an attractive visa for foreign nationals who do not have family in the United States or an Employer who is willing to sponsor them to come live and work in the United States. With the right financial resources, an E-2 visa allows foreign nationals to self-sponsor themselves to start a […]

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Three Things to Know About Visa Denials

One of the most stressful events for foreign nationals trying to get a visa to the United States is the final interview with the consular officer. Once a visa application is submitted to the consulate, the consular office must make a decision on the application. The officer needs to decide whether the visa should be […]

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Same Sex Relationships and K-1 Fiancé Visas

There was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 that dramatically effected U.S. immigration law and same sex couples living in Thailand. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act which barred federal recognition of same sex marriages. On July 1, 2013, the United States announced that it will allow immigration […]

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I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

An I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record needs to be completed by a registered United States Civil Surgeon prior to submitting an application for adjustment of status from a non-immigrant status to a U.S. permanent resident. Registered Civil Surgeons can be located at the USCIS website. There is an exemption for applicants who […]

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US Visa Inspection Process

All foreign nationals must present themselves to an immigration officer when they attempt to enter the United States. Certain non-immigrants visa holders such as tourist visa holders will receive more scrutiny than non-immigrant visa with a dual intent. The immigration officer has the authority to deny entry of a foreign nationals even though they have […]

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What happens after your Fiancé enters the United States on a K-1 visa?

The U.S. consulate approves a foreign national for a K-1 Fiancé visa. The K-1 visa provides the foreign national up to 6 months to enter the U.S. Once the fiancé enters the United States, what are the next steps? When should the U.S. Citizen and K-1 Fiancé get married? The U.S. Citizen and the K-1 […]

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Upon approval of the K1 visa, is my fiancé required to leave Thailand immediately?

The holder of a US K1 visa can travel to the US anytime within the validity period of the visa. In general, the K1 visa requires the holder to leave within the first six months from the visa approval. This also means that the holder can wait to make travel arrangements and set a date […]

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Important Reminders for CR-1 Visa Applications

If you are a foreign immigrant in the US whose marriage with your US citizen spouse was less than two years when you were given your permanent residence, then you have a resident status on a conditional basis. This type of visa is popular to many US citizens who wish to take their foreign spouses […]

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