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Lisa E. Battan

Lisa Battan’s Legal Guides

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  • Applying for an Immigration Waiver

    Extreme Hardship May Qualify You for a Waiver A person who has been unlawfully present in the U.S. and who leaves the U.S., may be barred from returning to the U.S., or barred from obtaining permanent residence. U.S. immigration laws include some exceptions from denial of your gr...

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  • Apply for Permanent Residence Based upon Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

    Spouses, parents and children (including most stepchildren) of U.S. citizens are considered "immediate relatives." U.S. citizens may petition for permanent resident status for their immediate relatives. If the immediate relative entered the country legally, after being inspected ...

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  • Applying for Naturalization

    Almost all persons who are born in the United States are U.S. citizens. Certain other people who are born abroad may be U.S. citizens if their parents and/or grandparents were U.S. citizens and certain requirements are met. If you were born abroad and you have parents or grandpar...

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  • Applying for a K-1 Fiance Visa

    Question: I understand there may be a visa available for fiancs, is that true and how does it work? Answer: K-1 visas allow U.S. citizens to bring a foreign national fianc(e) to the U.S. in order to marry. The fianc(e) visa process includes three steps. 1. United States Citize...

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