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CASE: Adjustment of Status Based on Approved K-1 Visa

CLIENT: Nigerian

LOCATION: Youngstown, OH

Our client came to the United States in November 2016 as a K-1 visa entrant from Nigeria.  Our client is the beneficiary of an approved I-129F petition. He came to the United States as a K-1 Fiancé of a U.S. Citizen whom he married within 90 days of his entry. By law, if you married your petitioner-fiancé within 90 days of your K-1 visa entry, you are eligible to apply for adjustment of status (green card) in the United States.

Our client contacted our office initially in March 2017 and consulted with us for his adjustment of status application. After the retention, our firm quickly prepared and filed the I-485 Adjustment of Status Application on April 4, 2017.  Things went smoothly and the receipt notices, and the fingerprint appointment all came on time.  

It is not mandatory to have an adjustment of status interview for an applicant who entered on a K-1 visa.  However, the USCIS may require an interview to test the validity and bona fide nature of the marriage between the Petitioner and Beneficiary. Nevertheless, the USCIS scheduled an interview for our client. Prior to the interview, we thoroughly prepared our clients at our office. On July 25, 2017, our clients were interviewed at the Cleveland, Ohio USCIS office. Attorney Sung Hee (Glen) Yu from our office accompanied them at their interview as well. After the interview, his green card application was approved.

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CASE: Fiancé Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Cleveland Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Filipina

PETITION FILED: December 9, 2015

PETITION APPROVED: January 25, 2016

K-1 VISA APPROVED: March 6, 2017

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met his Filipina fiancé in the Philippines in 2012. They started their relationship, and he visited the Philippines. His fiancé became pregnant and their son was born in May 2013 in the Philippines.  He proposed to her in the Philippines. After his proposal, he retained our firm to file a fiancé petition for her and immigrant visa petition for his son.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. Our client retained our office on November 24, 2015. We helped him and his fiancée draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the I-129F petition on December 9, 2015.

On January 25, 2016, after a month of the filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. Our office also prepared and filed I-130 immigrant visa petition on December 23, 2015 and this I-130 petition was approved by the USCIS on June 7, 2016.

On November 17, 2016, our client’s son appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines for his immigrant visa interview. After the interview, our son’s immigrant visa was issued. Later, our client’s fiancée appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines for her K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on March 6, 2017, the U.S. Embassy issued her K-1 visa.

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CASE: Adjustment of Status / Response to RFE

CLIENT: Filipina

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH

Our client is from the Philippines with K-1 Fiancée Visa. Once she came to the United States with her K-1 Visa, within 90 days of her entry, she married to her boyfriend (now her U.S. citizen husband). Then, she filed I-485 adjustment of status application by herself in 2016. However, on August 26, 2016, the USCIS issued a Request for Evidence. After the issuance of RFE, our client contacted our office and retained us on October 17, 2016.   

Once retained, we helped our client obtain supporting documents for the adjustment of status and prepared the response brief for RFE. We fully explained the basis of her adjustment of status and her husband’s financial ability through Form I-864. On October 20, 2016, we filed the Response to RFE.

On February 17, 2017, our client’s adjustment of status application was approved. Our client finally becomes a green card holder.

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K-1 Fiancé Visa Approved for Nigerian Client

by JP Sarmiento on January 10, 2017

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CASE: Fiancé Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Cleveland Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Nigerian

PETITION FILED: April 27, 2016

PETITION APPROVED: July 22, 2016

K-1 VISA APPROVED: November 14, 2016

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met her Nigerian fiancé online in 2013. They started their relationship, and she visited Nigeria.  In 2016, the beneficiary proposed and our client decided to file a fiancé petition for her fiancé.  She retained our firm to file a fiancé petition for him on April 15, 2016.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. We helped her and her fiancé draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the petition on April 27, 2016.

On July 22, 2016, little after three months of filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. On November 14, 2016, our client’s fiancé appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria for his K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on November 14, 2016, the U.S. Embassy issued his K-1 visa.

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CASE: Adjustment of Status Based on Approved K-1 Visa

CLIENT: Filipina

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH

Our client came to the United States in January 2016 as a K-1 visa entrant from the Philippines.  Our client is the beneficiary of an approved I-129F petition. She came to the United States as a K-1 Fiancée of a U.S. Citizen whom she married within 90 days of her entry. By law, if you married your petitioner-fiancé within 90 days of your K-1 visa entry, you are eligible to apply for adjustment of status (green card) in the United States. She also has a minor child who came with her with valid K-2 visa.

Our client contacted our office initially in May 2016 and consulted with us for her and her child’s adjustment of status application. After the retention, our firm quickly prepared and filed the I-485 Adjustment of Status Applications on May 6, 2016.  Things went smoothly and the receipt notices, and the fingerprint appointment all came on time.  

It is not mandatory to have an adjustment of status interview for an applicant who entered on a K-1 visa.  However, the USCIS may require an interview to test the validity and bona fide nature of the marriage between the Petitioner and Beneficiary. The USCIS did not require an adjustment interview for our client.  On August 28, 2016, her green card application was finally approved. Her child (U.S. citizen’s step-child)’s adjustment of status application was also approved.

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CASE: Fiancé Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Cleveland Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Italian

PETITION FILED: February 16, 2016

PETITION APPROVED: April 18, 2016

K-1 VISA APPROVED: July 1, 2016

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met her Italian fiancé in the airplane in 2013. They started their relationship, and she visited Italy.  They have lived together in Italy and have two kids together. However, they did not get married yet. In 2016, they decided to get married and our client decided to file a fiancé petition for her fiancé.  She retained our firm to file a fiancé petition for him on February 4, 2016.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. We helped her and her fiancé draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the petition on February 16, 2016.

On April 18, 2016, little after two months of filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. On July 1, 2016, our client’s fiancé appeared at the U.S. Consulate in Naples, Italy for his K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on July 1, 2016, the U.S. Embassy issued his K-1 visa. After the issuance of K-1 visa, our client’s fiancé came to the United States. They married on August 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio and our client’s husband filed I-485 adjustment of status application to get his green card.

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CASE: Fiancée Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Cleveland Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Russian

PETITION FILED: January 5, 2016

PETITION APPROVED: March 4, 2016

K-1 VISA APPROVED: May 10, 2016

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met his Russian fiancée in Russia in 2014. They started their relationship in 2015 while he visited Russia again. His fiancée also visited the United States to see him in the summer of 2015. In October 2015, he proposed to her during his trip in Russia. After his proposal, he retained our firm to file a fiancée petition for her.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. Our client retained our office on November 25, 2015. We helped him and his fiancée draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the petition on January 5, 2016.

On March 4, 2016, less than two months of the filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. On May 10, 2016, our client’s fiancée appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia for her K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on the same day, the U.S. Embassy issued her K-1 visa.

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CASE: Fiancée Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Cleveland Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Filipina

PETITION FILED: August 13, 2015

PETITION APPROVED: September 8, 2015

K-1 VISA APPROVED: April 26, 2016

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met his Filipina fiancée in the Philippines in 2011. They started their relationship, and he visited the Philippines. In 2014, he proposed to her during his trip in the Philippines. After his proposal, he retained our firm to file a fiancée petition for her.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. Our client retained our office on June 6, 2015. We helped him and his fiancée draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the petition on August 13, 2015.

On September 8, 2015, less than a month after the filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. On April 16, 2016, our client’s fiancée appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines for her K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on April 26, 2016, the U.S. Embassy issued her K-1 visa.

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CASE: Adjustment of Status Based on Approved K-1 Visa

CLIENT: Ukrainian

LOCATION: Cleveland, OH

Our client came to the United States in December 2015 as a K-1 visa entrant from Ukraine.  Our client is the beneficiary of an approved I-129F petition. She came to the United States as a K-1 Fiancée of a U.S. Citizen whom she married within 90 days of her entry. By law, if you married the petitioner-fiancé within 90 days of your K-1 visa entry, you are eligible to apply for adjustment of status (green card) in the United States.

Our client contacted our office initially in the middle of January 2016 and consulted with us for her adjustment of status application. After retention, our firm prepared and filed the I-485 Adjustment of Status Application on January 29, 2016.  Things went smoothly and the receipt notices, and the fingerprint appointment all came on time.  

It is not mandatory to have an adjustment of status interview for an applicant who entered on a K-1 visa.  However, the USCIS may require an interview to test the validity and bona fide nature of the marriage between the Petitioner and Beneficiary. The USCIS did not require an adjustment interview for our client.  On April 22, 2016, her green card application was approved.

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Fiancée Visa Approved for Colombian Beneficiary

by JP Sarmiento on January 28, 2016

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CASE: Fiancée Visa

PETITIONER: US Citizen in Ohio

BENEFICIARY: Colombian

PETITION FILED: March 4, 2015

PETITION APPROVED: April 2, 2015

K-1 VISA APPROVED: November 25, 2015

Our client, a US Citizen Petitioner, met his Colombian fiancée in Colombia in 2013. They started their relationship, and he visited Colombia. In June 2014, he proposed to her during their trip to Mexico. After his proposal, he retained our firm to file a fiancée petition for her.

After retention, we informed our client about the necessary supporting documents to demonstrate the bona fide nature of their relationship. Our client retained our office on November 5, 2014. We helped him and his fiancée draft letters in support of the fiancé petition, and we filed the petition on March 4, 2015.

On April 2, 2015, less than a month of the filing, the I-129F fiancée petition was approved. On November 25, 2015, our client’s fiancée appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia for her K-1 visa interview. The interview went well, and on the same day, the U.S. Embassy issued her K-1 visa.

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