A Form I-129F is a Petition for Alien Fiance filed through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The form can only be filed by a U.S. citizen over the age of 21. Non-US citizens including Lawful Permanent Residents (i.e. Green Card Holders) are not able to petition their foreign fiances.
A Form I-130 is a Petition for Alien Relative filed through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The form can be filed by either a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) which establishes that a valid family relationship exists. It is the first step in helping immediate relatives immigrate to the United States. U.S. citizens over the age of 21 are allowed to file an I-130 for the following immediate foreign relatives:
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published on it's website that applicants filing for a Form I-131 Travel Document will not have their applications considered abandoned if they travel abroad with an approved advance parole document while a second one is pending provided that the first approved advance parole document is valid for the entire duration of the travel.
On October 30, 2018, USCIS announced plans to expand the InfoPass pilot program, known as the Information Services Modernization Program, to additional USCIS field offices throughout the United States.
The Information Services Modernization Program ends self-scheduling of InfoPass appointments and instead encourages applicants to use USCIS ...
David Enterline, Founder and managing partners of Enterline & Partners, of counsel at Taipei Commercial Law Firm, has successfully obtained an E-2 visas for a Chinese investor who became a Grenadian citizen via the Grenadian Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program, joining only a handful of U.S. attorneys who have done so.
Grenada is one of the score of countries that offer CBI programs, but is special because of its ...
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated their website so that the training experience of F-1 visa international students who receive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees can no longer complete their optional practical training (OPT) in the workplace of their employer's clients or customers.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its visa issuance statistics for July, August and September 2018. For Vietnamese nationals, a total 2,637 immigrant visas were issued in July; 3,836 were issued in August; and 2,393 were issued in September.
July: Only 83 of the immigrant visas were classified as IR-1 visas while 194 were CR-1 visas.
Currently, any change to the US$500,000 minimum investment amount in a Targeted Employment Area (proposed increase to US$1,350,000) would require the publication of the Final Rule for the related EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization regulation. This is currently listed on the "Fall 2018 Unified Agenda action dates," but may or may not occur in...