Information about citizenship and visas for families of U.S. citizens, green card holders, refugees and asylees, and fiance(e) Visas

Can A U.S. Citizen Abroad Be a Valid Sponsor for Immigration Purposes?

It depends on whether the U.S. Citizen Petitioner can meet the legal definition of being “domiciled” in the United States. If the U.S. Citizen cannot prove he or she is domiciled in the United States, the U.S. Citizen may need […]

Bigamy and Polygamy

Bigamy and Polygamy

You should always disclose to your immigration lawyer whether you can be construed to be married to more than one person. This is one of those areas of immigration law (like adultery having caused the breakup of a pre-existing marriage) […]

Susan Pai’s national trainings on marriage based immigration

I-693 Medical Exam

1. Choose a “Civil Surgeon” a. Call 1-800-375-5283 (English and Spanish), or b. Find one here 2. Before the Medical Exam a. Bring your Passport as proof of identification b. Bring any vaccination records you have 3. During the Medical […]

I-864 Assets vs Income

Assets vs. Income

It is possible to establish sufficient financial resources other than by income. The most common method to establish sufficient financial resources other than by income is by value of your assets… or the assets of the intending immigrant. When we […]

Helpful Forms and Information

Free legal forms Department of State Reciprocity Schedule I-130 Petition for Alien Relative I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status I-131 Application for Travel Document I-765 Application for Employment Authorization G-325A Both Petitioner and Beneficiary must fill out […]