The path to immigration and United States citizenship is likely the single most important journey that you and your family will undertake. Your legal status in the US deserves the care and attention of a professional, competent immigration attorney. At Cavanaugh Law Office, we understand the need for quality immigration representation at an affordable price. Millie Anne Cavanaugh, Esq. represents clients in all stages of USCIS and consular processing including I-130 and K3 marriage visa, immigration waiver, I-129f and K1 fiance visa, I-485 adjustment of status, I-751 removal of conditions, and N-400 naturalization and citizenship. Get your free immigration consultation today!
The spouse of a US citizen can immigrate and obtain a green card by filing a I-130 petition and, in some cases, a petition for a K3 visa. Adjustment of status (AOS) is available to some living in America. If living abroad, a US consulate/embassy will issue the marriage visa.… [READ MORE]
United States citizens can bring their foreign boyfriend (fiancee) or girlfriend (fiance) to the US in order to marry, by filing an I-129f petition for a K1 Fiance Visa. After marriage, the spouse will be able to apply for a green card and immigrate to the US.… [READ MORE]
Many immigrants, including spouses of US citizens applying for a marriage visa, can apply for their green card while in the US via the adjustment of status (AOS) process by filing form I-485 (I485) along with a visa petition such as I-130 (I130).… [READ MORE]
Foreign nationals who wish to visit or immigrate to the United States must be admissible. INA Section 212 lists the grounds of inadmissibility and indicates if it is possible to have the inadmissibility excused via an immigration waiver. Common types of inadmissibility waiver include 601 waiver for unlawful presence, criminal history and misrepresentation; deportation waiver (212 waiver) for prior deportation; 212(d)(3) waiver for nonimmigrants; and J1 waiver for prior J1 exchange visitors who wish to immigrate permanently. Mexico green card applicants can participate in a special Mexico waiver program at the US Consulate in Ciudad de Juarez (CDJ).
Once an immigrant has been a lawful permanent resident (LPR) green card holder for five years, or three if married to a US citizen, he or she can apply for US citizenship through the naturalization process. The applicant must meet several US citizenship requirements such as length of permanent residence, length of physical presence in the US, good moral character and knowledge of English and basic US civics. A citizenship lawyer can assist in obtaining US citizenship by preparing a complete and accurate US citizenship application and attending the citizenship interview. Read more about US Citizenship & Naturalization.