How can I inform USCIS about change of marital status?
My mom applied for Immigrant visa for my brother in 2012. He was over 21 years old so he wasn't able to come to the states when we moved here. We just received an approval of immigrant visa from USCIS. However, he got married approximately 2 years ago. I was wondering, how can we inform the USCIS about the change of marital status? and how long will it take for him to come to the US after the change? and is it possible for him to come here first and then apply for his wife?
Thank you so much!
2 attorney answers
Unfortunately, once your brother married his Preference Category does change. He will no longer be current, so he will not be able to come to the U.S. ahead of his wife. You may wish to explore other options on his behalf. Perhaps he might qualify for a non-immigrant visa in the meantime?
Mr. Smith is an immigration attorney and former judge with an LLM in transnational law and taxation. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Smith's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Mr. Smith is an attorney with over 25 years of business law and immigration experience with complex immigration issues and successful filings. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Smith's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
You can correspond with the Agency referencing that case number and also inform the NVC when they contact you for visa processing.
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