Fiance & Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration / Edition 6

Fiance & Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U.S. Immigration / Edition 6

by Ilona Bray
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413312543

ISBN-13: 9781413312546

Pub. Date: 09/02/2010

Publisher: NOLO

Fiance & Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible for spouses and fiances. Easy to understand, this oneofakind book: demystifies the immigration process, guides readers through the bureaucracy, and provides intensive instructions for each step.  See more details below

Overview

Fiance & Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible for spouses and fiances. Easy to understand, this oneofakind book: demystifies the immigration process, guides readers through the bureaucracy, and provides intensive instructions for each step.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413312546
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
11.14(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1First Things First
A.Who Should Use This Book3
B.Is a Fiance or Marriage Visa the Best One for You?5
C.Using a Fake Marriage to Come to the U.S.6
D.How to Use This Book9
2Are You Eligible for a Visa or Green Card?
A.Can You Enter the U.S. at All?2
B.Are You Eligible for a Fiance or Marriage-Based Visa or Green Card?10
3Meeting Income Requirements
A.Meeting the Minimum Requirements2
B.Applicants Who Must Meet More Than the Minimum8
C.Increasing Your Sponsor's Income to Meet the Minimum10
4The Right Way to Prepare, Collect, and Manage the Paperwork
A.Getting Organized2
B.How to Prepare USCIS and Consular Forms3
C.How to Obtain Needed Documents6
D.Before You Mail an Application9
5Overseas Fiances of U.S. Citizens
A.The Fiance Visa Option2
B.The Marriage-Based Visa Option3
C.The Tourist Visa Option3
D.Choosing Among the Visa Options4
E.The Fastest Option: Direct Consular Filing5
F.How to Use a Tourist Visa6
G.The K-1 Fiance Visa Application Process7
H.How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You32
I.Your Ninety Days on a Fiance Visa32
6Overseas Fiances of U.S. Permanent Residents
A.The Marriage Visa Option2
B.If Your Fiance or Spouse Becomes a U.S. Citizen2
C.Fiances Coming as Tourists3
7Overseas Spouses of U.S. Citizens
A.Marriage-Based Visas2
B.The Marriage-Based Immigrant Visa Application Process3
C.The K-3 Visa Application Process27
D.How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You42
8Overseas Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents
A.The Immigrant Visa Application Process2
B.How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You35
9Fiances in the U.S. Engaged to U.S. Citizens
A.Did You Enter Legally or Illegally?2
B.Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Legally2
C.Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Illegally6
10Fiances in the U.S. Engaged to Permanent Residents
A.Did You Enter Legally or Illegally?2
B.Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Legally2
C.Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Illegally4
11Spouses of U.S. Citizens, Living in the U.S.
A.Did You Enter Legally or Illegally?2
B.Spouses Who Entered the U.S. Legally2
C.Spouses Who Entered the U.S. Illegally5
D.The First Application: I-130 Visa Petition8
12Spouses of Permanent Residents, In the U.S.
A.Did You Enter Legally or Illegally?3
B.Spouses Who Entered Legally3
C.Spouses Who Entered Illegally9
D.Step One: I-130 Visa Petition13
E.The Waiting Period22
13Interviews With USCIS or Consular Officials
A.Who Must Attend an Interview?3
B.Preparing for Your Interview3
C.Procedures for Consular Interviews5
D.Procedures for USCIS Interviews8
E.The Fraud Interview10
F.Sample Interview Questions13
G.What to Do If an Interview Is Going Badly15
14Applying for a Green Card at a USCIS Office
A.Documents and Information to Have on Hand3
B.Line-by-Line Instructions for Adjustment of Status Forms7
C.Submitting the Adjustment of Status Packet20
D.Moving or Traveling While Waiting for Your Interview23
E.Your Fingerprint Appointment25
F.Advance Preparation for Your Adjustment of Status Interview27
G.Green Cards for Your Children29
15Dealing With Bureaucrats, Delays, and Denials
A.Anticipating and Dealing With Delays2
B.What to Do If an Application Is Denied10
C.What All Else Fails, Call Your U.S. Congressperson11
16After You Get Your Green Card
A.How to Prove You're a U.S. Resident2
B.Traveling Abroad4
C.Your Immigrating Family Members' Rights5
D.Sponsoring Other Family Members5
E.Losing Your Permanent Resident Status6
F.How to Renew or Replace Your Green Card7
G.Converting From Conditional to Permanent Residence8
17Legal Help Beyond This Book
A.When Do You Need a Lawyer?2
B.Where to Get the Names of Good Immigration Lawyers2
C.How to Avoid Sleazy Lawyers3
D.How to Choose Among Lawyers4
E.Signing Up Your Lawyer5
F.Paying Your Lawyer6
G.Firing Your Lawyer7
H.Do-It-Yourself Legal Research7
Glossary
Appendixes
AFee Tables
BTable of Visas and Immigration Benefits
CUSCIS Service Center Addresses
DUSCIS District Offices and Suboffices
EInstructional Publications
FHow to Use the CD-ROM
GTear-Out Immigration Forms
HTear-Out Checklists
Index

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