Upland Marriage Immigration Lawyer
Providing Friendly, Competent, & Caring Legal Representation in California
Do you wish to sponsor your foreign national spouse or bring your foreign national fiancé(e) into the United States? Various options exist for these scenarios for which Deccan Law can help. Our firm is dedicated to providing outstanding legal representation to clients throughout our community in all types of immigration cases.
When you bring your marriage immigration case to our firm, you can count on friendly, caring, and competent legal assistance. We take the time to answer your phone calls, provide the guidance you need regarding your questions and concerns, and will apply diligence in seeking to accomplish your legal objectives. Our goal is to continue to provide a stable legal presence for individuals, families, and businesses seeking immigration help long into the future which is why we prefer to build sincere and lasting relationships with our clients.
Visas for Fiancé(e) Visas of U.S. Citizens
Certain qualifications apply for bringing your foreign-born fiancé(e) into the United States for marriage purposes.
Eligibility rules under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You and your fiancé(e) intend to marry within 90 days after he or she arrives here
- Neither of you is prohibited from entering into a legal marriage (previous marriages have been voided through divorce or death)
- In the two years prior to filing for a fiancé(e) visa, you and your fiancé(e) have met one another in person
The process for bringing your fiancé(e) into this country starts with a petition and involves several U.S. agencies. Background and security checks on both you and your fiancé(e) are routine in this process. These background checks are conducted to discover information for security and criminal purposes and to have full documentation about you as a couple. Once you obtain a fiancé(e) visa and are married, your immigrant spouse can then apply for a green card to become a lawful permanent resident to live and work here.
Visas for Immigrant Spouses
To obtain permanent residency status for your immigrant spouse, the process also begins with a petition. The type of petition that will apply will depend on whether you married your spouse inside or outside the United States. You must either be a U.S. citizen or a permanent lawful resident (green card holder) to accomplish this. This process is known as “adjustment of status” and involves many steps, documentation, paperwork, and an interview.
Your spouse cannot have any previous criminal history or immigration issues that would render him or her inadmissible to the U.S. He or she will have to have passed inspection and have been lawfully admitted by an immigration official. You will have to provide documentation certifying his or her safe admission on medical grounds as well as documentation demonstrating that you can financially support your spouse. Your spouse can also file for employment authorization while waiting for his or her green card in order to be able to work.
How Deccan Law Can Help
The process for obtaining marriage-based immigration can be tedious, confusing, and time-consuming. Without proper legal guidance, you can make mistakes that could lead to unnecessary delays or denials. Our firm is well-versed in immigration law and can provide capable legal assistance which can help you avoid any pitfalls or errors. We will use our experience and considerable knowledge to help smooth the way and streamline the process. Our goal is to ensure that you and your new spouse can start your life together and move forward safely into the future.
“He was extremely patient and helpful throughout the whole process”- Melinda L.
“Deccan Law helped me through a very difficult time not only with the legalities, forms and necessary actions but was also very ...”- Deborah A.
“He covered everything we were worried about and more and now we can sleep stress free at night.”- Corey R.