The immigration interview husbands and wives are required to attend in order to get the foreign spouse their green card (lawful permanent residence) through marriage can be very anxiety producing.... more
After DOMA was voided, I am often asked whether Immigration Officers conduct the marriage green card interviews differently for same sex married couples. The answer is no, but there are different... more
When a United States Citizen marries a foreign visitor / student / employee or any other individual who entered the United States with inspection, s/he he can petition their foreign spouse without... more
U.S. immigration law relating to marriage as a path to obtaining legal permanent resident status has become more restrictive over time as a result of the increasing number of fraudulent marriages... more
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A GREEN CARD - ADJUSTMENT INTERVIEW AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR IT.
ARRIVING AT THE
IMMIGRATION OFFICE - STEP 1
Be sure to arrive at the immigration
office printed on your adjustment... more
When an immigrant is married to a US Citizen, the person is sometimes eligible for a marriage-based adjustment of status (I485). However, many details need to be understood before you move forward... more
How one enters the United States can have a profound effect on their eligibility for future immigration benefits. Inspection is the process of applying for admission or parole into the U.S. This... more
What Is The Stokes Interview?
When a husband and wife did not convince an immigration officer that their marriage was real at their first green card interview (adjustment of status interview) they... more
An interview with an embassy official can be daunting. However, breaking the interview down into the following steps will help create a (relatively) stress-free experience.
Step 1: Hire an attorney.... more