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Category: Marriage In The US

  • 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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  • Crossing the Border: Form I-751 Processing Times

    Conditional green cards are issued to foreign nationals who, at the time of filing a marriage-based green card, have been married to their U.S. citizen spouse for less than two years. A conditional green card is only valid for two years. To remove the conditions on residence and obtain a 10-year green card, you and […]
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  • I-130 Processing Times

    The top question we receive from individuals applying for family-based or marriage-based permanent residence in the U.S. is: How long will it take to get my green card? This answer will vary depending on the method that families and couples pursue to obtain this benefit as well as the category of relationship involved. Watch the […]
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  • 4 Things You Should Do at Your Immigration Interview

    Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom talks about four things you must do at your immigration interview in the video below. Preparing for a marriage-based green card interview – we’ve got that on the Berardi Blog, too. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Major Settlement Will Change How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

    USCIS has announced major policy guidance changes as to how they will adjudicate work permits for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. The process of obtaining employment authorization documents from USCIS has long been a problem in the immigration system. Recent litigation in the case Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas reversed the USCIS […]
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  • Medical Exams & Vaccinations for U.S. Green Card Applicants

    USCIS recently made changes to medical exam and vaccination requirements for marriage-based, family-based, and employment-based U.S. Green Card applicants. In the video below, Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli tells you what you need to know. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Virtual Zoom Weddings for Partners Living in Different Countries: Are They Recognized under U.S. Immigration Laws?

    In November 2020, Utah became the first state to allow virtual Zoom weddings for long-distance couples seeking to get married. This option is especially salient to cross-border couples who have been separated for the past year and a half due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions. Utah’s marriage option is considered a proxy marriage and allows […]
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  • Client Approval: Individual L-1A & L-2 for Spouse and Children

    Attorney Erica Chiodo shares another Client Approval story from the border below. This particular client wanted assistance preparing his L-1A application. He also wanted the necessary dependent status for his wife and minor children. We helped the client prepare and we’re happy to report everything went smoothly at the border. If you need help preparing […]
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