CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

Eligibility requirements f visas strict but manageable

You’ve accomplished something not everyone can say they have — you’ve found “the one.” Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is no small feat, and it is certainly something to celebrate. However, for California residents whose special someone is a foreign national, getting them into the United States legally may prove to be a frustrating experience. For those in this situation fiancé visas are available but, as with all visas, certain eligibility requirements must be met before these types of visas are approved.

There are many ways to immigrate to the United States. For those who are engaged to a citizen and wish to get married in the country, a fiancé visa may be the ticket in. The eligibility requirements for this type of visa include:

  • Petitioner must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Intended marriage date must be within 90 days of entering the country
  • Couple must meet at least once in a specified time frame, unless one of two exceptions can be claimed

If this type of visa is approved, your fiancé would then be allowed to enter the country for a 90 day period. As fiancé visas cannot be extended, the marriage must take place sometime during this 90 day window. Should the visa expire before the wedding takes place, your fiancé would be asked to voluntarily depart the country or face formal deportation and removal proceedings.

Fiancé visas are processed in the order in which they are received. As approval and processing can take time, depending on the number of applications pending at any given time, it is important to ensure petitions are in order, complete and error free as to avoid any further delays. Legal assistance is available to help California residents complete this process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Source: uscis.gov, “Fiance(e) Visas“, Dec. 2, 2014

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We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.