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USCIS Makes Positive Changes in Marriage Visa Residency Applications

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Help from a Miami Marriage Visa Lawyer

In an unexpected move, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a positive change in the way it deals with permanent resident visas for those who come to this country to marry a U.S. citizen. In the past, these visas have been issued on a temporary and conditional basis and are only valid for a two-year period. After this time period, the immigrant spouse can apply for a permanent resident visa. Under the previous arrangement, immigrants were required to petition to “Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Based on Marriage” after the two-year period had elapsed. Failure to do so could lead to prolonged issues with establishing legal permanent residence in the United States. Working with a qualified and knowledgeable Miami marriage visa lawyer is typically the best way to resolve issues that can occur during this process.

Changes to USCIS Policy Guidance

According to the announcement made by USCIS representatives in November 2019, the agency will now allow immigrants to file adjustment of status applications without affirming the termination of conditional permanent residence. This removes the requirement for immigrants to obtain a final order from an immigration judge before they can apply for permanent resident visas. Previous restrictions on the application process made it very difficult for immigrants to achieve an adjustment of their status. Working with a Miami immigration lawyer is typically the best and most practical option for those uncertain of their status after the two-year conditional residency period is over.

The Importance of a Qualified Miami Marriage Visa Lawyer

The new USCIS guidance allows for new permanent residence status to be awarded to immigrants if they meet one of three criteria, which include a new basis for an adjustment of their status, general eligibility for adjustment of status and jurisdiction over their application by USCIS. A Miami marriage visa lawyer can determine if these conditions apply to your specific case and will work with you to find the right approach for your immigration needs.

If you need a qualified Miami immigration lawyer to navigate the complexities of marriage visas, Pozo Goldstein can provide you with the right solutions for your needs. Give our team a call today at 305-856-0400 to schedule a free initial consultation in our Miami office. Our team of immigration attorneys will be happy to work with you to determine the right solutions for you and your family.