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Tag: Consular processing

  • First Time Entry with An Immigrant Visa

    Whether you are pursuing a marriage based green card, immigrating for your work, or being sponsored by a family member, obtaining a visa to enter the United States can be a time-consuming, stressful, and frustrating process. Every step of the way...
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  • An In-Depth Look at Direct Consular Filing

    A foreign national living abroad will typically start the family-based or marriage-based green card process by filing a Form I-130 petition with United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). This petition will typically pend for about 6-12 months (subject to change) before an approval is issued. Once this petition is approved by USCIS, the application […]
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  • Adjust Your Status or Depart for Consular Processing? The Pros and Cons

    There are several advantages and disadvantages to the process of Adjusting your Status from within the United States or going through Consular Processing from abroad after deciding to depart the country. Here we break down the pros and cons of each process and provide some tips for completing either option. If you must file an […]
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  • Administrative Processing "Waiting Game" Can Lead to Frustration

    Applying for a visa or green card at U.S. Consular posts can sometimes prove to be a long waiting process, especially when you hear the adjudicating officer say, “Your case needs further administrative processing.”  The Administrative Processing process is a key tool in ensuring careful consideration and screening of individuals admitted legally to the United […]
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