Financé and Marriage Visas: A Couple's Guide to U. S. Immigration

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You're engaged or married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and all you want is the right to be together in the U.S. Should be easy, right? It's not. Information can be hard to find, the government bureaucracy isn't helpful, delays are inevitable. Worst of all, there wasn't an easy-to-understand guidebook to the process -- until now. Fiance & Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible. It helps you decide the fastest and best application strategy for you, whether you ...
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Overview

You're engaged or married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and all you want is the right to be together in the U.S. Should be easy, right? It's not. Information can be hard to find, the government bureaucracy isn't helpful, delays are inevitable. Worst of all, there wasn't an easy-to-understand guidebook to the process -- until now. Fiance & Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible. It helps you decide the fastest and best application strategy for you, whether you are married or unmarried, living in the U.S. or overseas. sFiance & Marriage Visas also gives you helpful advice on protecting and renewing your green-card status. The book provides all the forms and checklists you need as tear-outs and on CD-ROM. The 2nd edition covers the new process of applying for a fiance visa as a married spouse, and takes into account the stricter procedures and security delays imposed since 9/11.
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What People Are Saying

Lynne Parker
Useful not only to couples who are married or planning to marry, but to lawyers and legal assistants. It contains real-life, hands-on information that you won't find anywhere else.... I'll recommend this book to my friends and to my graduating law students, who plan to practice immigration law.
Supervising Immigration Attorney & Adjunct Professor,Santa Clara University School of Law
Mark Silverman
An excellent resource for people who are trying to wind their way through the immigration service's byzantine rules and regulations...
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873377171
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 10/1/1901
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 First Things First
A. Who Should Use This Book 3
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 Book 9
2 Are 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
3 Meeting Income Requirements
A. Meeting the Minimum Requirements 2
B. Applicants Who Must Meet More Than the Minimum 8
C. Increasing Your Sponsor's Income to Meet the Minimum 10
4 The Right Way to Prepare, Collect, and Manage the Paperwork
A. Getting Organized 2
B. How to Prepare USCIS and Consular Forms 3
C. How to Obtain Needed Documents 6
D. Before You Mail an Application 9
5 Overseas Fiances of U.S. Citizens
A. The Fiance Visa Option 2
B. The Marriage-Based Visa Option 3
C. The Tourist Visa Option 3
D. Choosing Among the Visa Options 4
E. The Fastest Option: Direct Consular Filing 5
F. How to Use a Tourist Visa 6
G. The K-1 Fiance Visa Application Process 7
H. How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You 32
I. Your Ninety Days on a Fiance Visa 32
6 Overseas Fiances of U.S. Permanent Residents
A. The Marriage Visa Option 2
B. If Your Fiance or Spouse Becomes a U.S. Citizen 2
C. Fiances Coming as Tourists 3
7 Overseas Spouses of U.S. Citizens
A. Marriage-Based Visas 2
B. The Marriage-Based Immigrant Visa Application Process 3
C. The K-3 Visa Application Process 27
D. How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You 42
8 Overseas Spouses of Lawful Permanent Residents
A. The Immigrant Visa Application Process 2
B. How to Have Your Children and Pets Accompany You 35
9 Fiances in the U.S. Engaged to U.S. Citizens
A. Did You Enter Legally or Illegally? 2
B. Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Legally 2
C. Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Illegally 6
10 Fiances in the U.S. Engaged to Permanent Residents
A. Did You Enter Legally or Illegally? 2
B. Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Legally 2
C. Fiances Who Entered the U.S. Illegally 4
11 Spouses of U.S. Citizens, Living in the U.S.
A. Did You Enter Legally or Illegally? 2
B. Spouses Who Entered the U.S. Legally 2
C. Spouses Who Entered the U.S. Illegally 5
D. The First Application: I-130 Visa Petition 8
12 Spouses of Permanent Residents, In the U.S.
A. Did You Enter Legally or Illegally? 3
B. Spouses Who Entered Legally 3
C. Spouses Who Entered Illegally 9
D. Step One: I-130 Visa Petition 13
E. The Waiting Period 22
13 Interviews With USCIS or Consular Officials
A. Who Must Attend an Interview? 3
B. Preparing for Your Interview 3
C. Procedures for Consular Interviews 5
D. Procedures for USCIS Interviews 8
E. The Fraud Interview 10
F. Sample Interview Questions 13
G. What to Do If an Interview Is Going Badly 15
14 Applying for a Green Card at a USCIS Office
A. Documents and Information to Have on Hand 3
B. Line-by-Line Instructions for Adjustment of Status Forms 7
C. Submitting the Adjustment of Status Packet 20
D. Moving or Traveling While Waiting for Your Interview 23
E. Your Fingerprint Appointment 25
F. Advance Preparation for Your Adjustment of Status Interview 27
G. Green Cards for Your Children 29
15 Dealing With Bureaucrats, Delays, and Denials
A. Anticipating and Dealing With Delays 2
B. What to Do If an Application Is Denied 10
C. What All Else Fails, Call Your U.S. Congressperson 11
16 After You Get Your Green Card
A. How to Prove You're a U.S. Resident 2
B. Traveling Abroad 4
C. Your Immigrating Family Members' Rights 5
D. Sponsoring Other Family Members 5
E. Losing Your Permanent Resident Status 6
F. How to Renew or Replace Your Green Card 7
G. Converting From Conditional to Permanent Residence 8
17 Legal Help Beyond This Book
A. When Do You Need a Lawyer? 2
B. Where to Get the Names of Good Immigration Lawyers 2
C. How to Avoid Sleazy Lawyers 3
D. How to Choose Among Lawyers 4
E. Signing Up Your Lawyer 5
F. Paying Your Lawyer 6
G. Firing Your Lawyer 7
H. Do-It-Yourself Legal Research 7
Glossary
Appendixes
A Fee Tables
B Table of Visas and Immigration Benefits
C USCIS Service Center Addresses
D USCIS District Offices and Suboffices
E Instructional Publications
F How to Use the CD-ROM
G Tear-Out Immigration Forms
H Tear-Out Checklists
Index
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