Do i need an immigration attorney?

girlfriend of 2 years and i are seriously AT the spot that we want to GET married. she is a canadian citizen, ii am us. i need to know the process start to finish on how this will work and what i need to do to make it work

Cornelius, NC -

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Philip Alan Eichorn

Philip Alan Eichorn

Immigration Attorney - Cleveland, OH
Answered

The forms are I130, I485, I131, I765, I864, and G325. Read each of the instructions carefully. Make sure you understand INA 245(a) and your burden to prove admission. Aldo read up on the caselaw and how to prove the validity of the marriage. Or you can retain counsel who is experienced in these matters and allow them to do the filings for you and attend the marriage interview with you.

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J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Whether you need an immigration attorney depends on whether you understand the process. If you do not, then, yes, you do need an immigration attorney.

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Jonathan Scott Greene

Jonathan Scott Greene

Immigration Attorney - Columbia, MD
Answered

You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the eligibility for different visas. One of the big questions is whether you want to get married in Canada or the U.S., because that will determine what process would be followed. An attorney can explain the full process from start to finish once you determine which process works best for you and your girlfriend.

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Margo Chernysheva

Margo Chernysheva

Immigration Attorney - Las Vegas, NV
Answered

If after reading all the forms, you still have questions -- you need an attorney to represent you. Make sure you include ALL supporting documents with your forms. Good luck!

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