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Category: Marriage In The US

  • Featured Client of the Month: Farina Barth

    We are so thrilled that our client, Farina Barth, became a United States citizen in August 2022. We worked with Farina throughout her immigration process, starting with her marriage based green card application, then her I-751 Removal of Conditions Application, and finally with her naturalization application!  In 2014, Farina met her future husband, Charlie Barth, […]
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  • Naturalization Based on Marriage

    If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) you have the option to pursue naturalization once you meet certain criteria. Most frequently, this is done after holding LPR status for five years. However, you may apply earlier, just three years after becoming an LPR, if you are married to a U.S. citizen. The requirements for […]
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  • Relationship Evidence for a Marriage-Based Green Card

    The first step of the marriage-based green card process is proving to the U.S. government that your marriage is bona fide. To do this, the U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident spouse must file Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) along with evidence demonstrating the legitimacy of your […]
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  • Client Approval: Timeline for Marriage-Based Green Card

    A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States can sponsor their foreign national spouse for a green card (see our page on Marriage-Based Green Cards). This is a two-step process that involves proving the bona fide nature of the relationship and then requesting that the government issue the physical green card. Watch […]
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  • Client Approval: Marriage-Based Green Card

    Erica Chiodo presents Berardi’s latest Marriage-Based Green Card client approval video. You may also be interested in this related content from our website: Marriage-Based Green Cards Do You Need a Lawyer for Marriage-Based Green Cards? Preparing for Your Marriage-Based Green Card Interview If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love […]
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  • Automatic Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship After Birth

    Erica talks about pathways to U.S. citizenship in the video below. Learn more about Citizenship After Birth on the Berardi blog, as well as posts on U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad, Delving Into Derivative Citizenship, and U.S. Citizenship at Birth. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to […]
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  • Do You Need a Lawyer for Marriage-based Green Cards?

    U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States can sponsor their foreign national spouse for a green card. This is a two-step process that involves proving the bona fide nature of the relationship and then requesting that the government issue the physical green card. Find out more more on our page about Marriage-Based […]
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  • USCIS Updates Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Visa Spouses

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is updating its guidance as to what types of documentation E and L nonimmigrant spouses may use as evidence of employment authorization based on their nonimmigrant status.  This announcement comes after a previous announcement on November 12th, 2021, in which USCIS said that it considers […]
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  • Client Approval: I-751 + N-400 for Spouse of U.S. Citizen

    Watch Erica Chiodo’s client success story looking for assistence responding to a request for evidence for a pending I-751. Check out these related stories on the Berardi blog: Citizenship Through Permanent Residency (Marriage to U.S. Citizen Spouse) Crossing the Border: Form I-751 Processing Times I-751 Conditional Residency If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration […]
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  • Crossing the Border: Great News for L-2 & E-2 Spouses

    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol begins issuing new I-94 designations for L-2 and E-2 spouse visa holders. Watch the video below and learn more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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