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How much do lawyers charge for I601A?

I601A Waiver: How much do lawyers charge for an I601A waiver?

Introduction to How Much Lawyers Charge for an I-601A Waiver Generally speaking, lawyers charge for I601A waivers based on an hourly rate. Most immigration lawyers will charge a flat fee where they estimate the number of hours that they will spend on the case and then calculate the fee to charge Read More

How do I apply for an I-601 hardship waiver?

I-601 Hardship Waivers: How do I apply for an I-601 hardship waiver?

I-601 Hardship Waiver Application Process The I-601 hardship waiver application process involves six main steps: Step 1: Confirm that an I-601 hardship waiver is needed and available for your situation. This step involves first making sure that a hardship waiver is needed in your case. For Read More

Will I need a nonimmigrant waiver?

Nonimmigrant Waivers: Will I need a nonimmigrant waiver?

What is a nonimmigrant waiver? Some people are unable to travel to the United States because they are considered to be "inadmissible" under immigration law. This means that they can't visit the United States even for a short trip for business or to see family. A nonimmigrant waiver can help Read More

Do I get citizenship if I marry a United States citizen?

Do I get United States citizenship if I marry a citizen?

Marrying a United States citizen does not make you a citizen automatically, but it could provide you with a path to becoming a permanent resident and then eventually a citizen. United States Citizenship Through Marriage The first step on your path to becoming a citizen will likely be for your Read More

immigration grounds of inadmissibility

What are the immigration grounds of inadmissibility?

There is a good chance that if you've been exploring immigration options that you've heard people mention the "grounds of inadmissibility." You should never apply for an immigration benefit or travel outside the United States without first consulting an immigration lawyer if you don't understand the Read More

Green card - asylum - divorce

Can I get a green card based on asylum if I am divorced?

Derivative Asylum and Applying For A Green Card If you received your asylum status based on your spouse's sucessful asylum application, your asylum status is likely what is known as "derivative asylum." If you have received derivative asylum you may be able to apply for permanent resident status Read More

How long will it take to get an immigrant visa for my husband or wife?

How long will it take to get an immigrant visa for my husband or wife?

I-130 Petition Approval Time The expected waiting time for the approval of an I-130 for a spouse of a United States citizen is five months. The waiting time for an I-130 for a spouse of a permanent resident is often longer. This processing time could go faster or slower depending on how many Read More

What happens if my green card expires?

Green Card Information: What happens if my green card expires?

What happens if your green card expires? If you have a 10-year green card, you will not lose your status as a permanent resident just because your card expires. This does not mean that renewing your green card is optional. It is very important that you renew your green card on time. At a minimum, Read More

applying after asylum one year deadline

Can you still apply for asylum after the one year deadline?

Generally speaking, you need to file an application for asylum within one year of arrival in the United States. Are there any options if you don't meet the one year deadline? Asylum One Year Deadline - Limited Exceptions There are two limited exceptions to the one year deadline for filing an Read More

How do I get a fiance visa?

How do I get a fiance visa or K1 visa?

There are two basic steps to applying for a fiance visa or K1 visa: Step 1: Fiance visa petition The fiance visa petition process begins when a United States citizen submits a Form I-129F fiance visa petition on behalf of their fiance. This petition requests that your fiance be allowed to enter Read More

cost for adjustment of status

How much does it cost to get a green card through adjustment of status?

There is no point in trying to hide from the truth --- the adjustment of status process to get a green card costs money. The required government filing fees alone are almost $1,500. On top of that you'll also have other costs associated with the process, and if you hire a lawyer to help you then Read More

immigrant visa cost

How much will it cost to get an immigrant visa for my husband or wife?

The simple truth is that it can be expensive to get an immigrant visa for your husband or wife. In general, there are three general categories of costs of getting an immigrant visa: government filing fees, other required costs and legal fees. Government Fees for Immigrant Visas $420 Form I-130 Read More