One of the benefits of being a U.S. citizen is that you can submit a K-1 visa to allow your foreign fiancé(e) to travel to the U.S. However, to qualify for a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, you and your fiancé(e) must have met in person in the two years prior to filing the K-1 visa application. If Covid-19 has prevented you from meeting your fiancé(e) in the past two years, you may be ineligible to apply for a K-1 visa.Read more
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Who can apply for a marriage green card?
Documents Required to Apply for Citizenship
Steps to Apply for U.S. Citizenship
1. Fill out online application
You input your information and upload your documents to our online platform.
~ 30 hours
2. Lawyer reviews
U.S.-licensed attorney reviews your information and documents.
3. Attorney Submits Application
Attorney submits all government forms and evidence to USCIS.
4. USCIS provides case number
USCIS provides a case number to monitor the status of your application.
~ 2 months after submission
You provides fingerprints at a USCIS office.
~ 3 months after submission
6. USCIS reviews
USCIS reviews your application and conducts a background investigation.
You participate in an interview at your local USCIS office.
~ One year after submission
If your interview goes smoothly, you will participate in a naturalization ceremony and receive a certificate of naturalization.
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Can I count my own income when I apply for a marriage green card?
The sponsor can count the intending immigrant’s income in his household income if the following requirements are satisfied: (1) you have the same principal residence as the sponsor and (2) your income will continue from a lawful source even after you obtain your green card.Read more
How do I respond to a Request for Evidence?
If your immigration application is missing important information or documents, USCIS will not immediately deny your application. Instead, USCIS will first mail you a Request for Evidence (RFE). The purpose of the RFE is to notify you of the defect in your application and give you an opportunity to correct the problem. If you timely respond to the RFE and provide all the information or documents that USCIS requests, USCIS will continue to process your application. If you do not, then USCIS can deny your application.Read more