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Getting a Fiancé Visa in Los Angeles

Aug 13, 2014 8:36:37 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Uncategorized

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If you are a United States citizen who is engaged to a foreign national, you can legally bring your fiancé here to get married. The fiancé K-1 non-immigrant visa permits foreign citizens to travel to the United States as long as they get married to their U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of arrival.

Once married, the foreign citizen will then have an opportunity to apply for adjustment of status to become a permanent resident through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security. There are ample opportunities to make mistakes during the process of securing a fiancé visa and not all applicants qualify.

In order to secure an approved Petition for Alien Fiancé (Form I-129F), both the U.S. citizen and the K-1 visa applicant must prove:

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What are the Benefits of an I-130 Visa Petition with Provisional Waiver?

Jan 16, 2014 8:18:42 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Uncategorized

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One of the most common ways for immigrants to obtain permanent resident status in the United States is through a family member who is a citizen. In order to begin this process, the U.S. citizen sponsor will have to correctly fill out a visa petition known as Form I-130 or “Alien Petition.” In the past, once that was processed, the non-citizen would have to be interviewed in their home country for the right to enter the United States legally.

Many immigrants, however, worry that beginning this process will result in deportation because they entered illegally. Others may worry that if they leave the United States for their consular visa interview, they will not be allowed to return. This is when the new provisional waiver begun in 2013 can prove useful.

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Opening With Flexible Schedule for Experienced Immigration Attorney

Apr 1, 2013 10:33:48 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Uncategorized

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OUR OFFICE: We are a botique law office seeking to add an attorney. Our focus is complicated family petitions, U visas/VAWA, waivers, removal proceedings and BIA and 9th/10th circuit appeals. You will meet with potential clients 2 or more days per week in Culver City and attend USCIS and EOIR (mostly) in Los Angeles. You will work collaboratively with a dedicated legal assistant with 25 years of experience.

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Great book: My Trials: What I Learned in Immigration Court

Sep 19, 2012 5:44:21 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Uncategorized

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My Trials: What I Learned in Immigration Court. by Paul Grussendorf

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Welcome to our new Los Angeles Immigration law blog!

Oct 17, 2011 9:39:37 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Uncategorized

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Los Angeles Immigration web site and law blog! Please subscribe to our blog RSS Feed to stay up to date with helpful immigration information.

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A Sermon on Immigration, by Scott McVarish

Oct 1, 2011 6:44:18 AM / by Staff Attorney posted in Success Stories, Uncategorized

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Scott Daniel McVarish, Esq.
Immigration Sermon (translated into English from its original Spanish)
Originally given on Celular Church Charla, January 23, 2011

Sermon

Buenas tardes hermanas y hermanos.

It has been such a joy for me to get to know many of you on the past two weekends. I have loved hearing the words of your great pastors and the very moving music that fills this great space. The emotion you have shared with me has challenged me to feel God in a different manner. It is powerful and for this I give thanks.

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