Immigration Articles2020-10-26T00:13:35-05:00

Helpful Immigration  Articles

Herman Legal Group’s Richard Herman is a vocal advocate for immigrant rights, always staying on top of the latest immigration reforms and practices. Below are some articles written by Richard Herman that may help you gain a new perspective on the issues that today’s immigrants face.

Most Common Questions at The Marriage Green Card Interview

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

Are you getting ready for a marriage-based green card interview? Your interview is approaching, and you want to know everything that you can encounter there. If your response is uncertain or discrepancies with your spouse's, the officer can become suspicious or believe that your marriage might be a fraud. If this happens, they can separate you and conduct individual interviews in the "Stokes" format.

What is the Stokes Interview?

By |October 25th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

The Stokes interview is a second chance for the couple to convince the USCIS officer of their marriage's authenticity. Usually, it is scheduled when the immigration officer has some doubts after holding the initial status interview. That is why the Stokes interview is also called the marriage fraud interview.

90 Days Fiance – Real Advice from Real Attorney

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , , |

Only US citizens can bring K-1 fiances home. You should meet in person at least once within the last two years. Then you file your intent to marry with USCIS. About half a year to a year or more later, your fiance applies to an interview at an embassy or consulate. With an approved K-1 visa, your fiance can enter the US in K-1 non-immigrant status. After that, you have 90 days to marry and file another application for their adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident (commonly known as an LPR or green card holder).

How do I prepare for the marriage green card interview?

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

A marriage-based green card interview is the last step in getting U.S. citizenship for immigrants. After three years of green card marriage with a U.S. citizen or a green card holder, the spouse can submit their application. Green card interviews are led by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office, at the local field office, or by the U.S. State Department if one of the spouses is living abroad.

Legal Issues Involving Bridging The Gap While Waiting for F-1 Change Status Approval

By |October 20th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

A major difficulty for anyone with a B-1 or B-2 visa who wants to change their status to F-1 status is that - due the length of time it takes for the USCIS to consider the change request, the SEVP institution which approved the course of study may “defer” that start date. Applicants seeking to change their status to F-1 must have approved nonimmigrant status (such as B-1 or B-2 status) which extends to, at least, 30 days before school’s start date AND the F or M change request must be approved before that 30 day period.

What should I expect at the Marriage Green Card Interview?

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

Knowing what to expect at the marriage-based green card interview may relieve anxiety, make this procedure more comfortable for spouses to go through, and successfully finish the application process. When the spouses get to the USCIS local field office where their interview is scheduled, they will generally have to show their photo identification and initial appointment notice. The security procedure is similar to those at the airport, and the couple will have to pass the metal detector. Once they give the security checking, they will get a number in a waiting area, and lastly, they will be called by an immigration officer to access the interview office. If the couple has the immigration attorney, he or she will also be allowed to enter the interview.

FAQs about Changing to F or M Status from Another Nonimmigrant Status (Such as B-1 or B-2 status)

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , |

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency provides a few useful questions and answers for foreigners in the United States who want to enroll in a course of study at an approved American institution.

What happens after the marriage green card interview?

By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

Before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office, the marriage-based green card interview is the last step in the application process for getting permanent residence. However, there can be few more requests and different outcomes as a result of the interview.

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