Love Across The Globe: How To Get My Spouse To America

How to Get My Spouse to AmericaLove knows no borders, and in an increasingly interconnected world, couples often find themselves separated by geography. If you are in a committed international relationship and eager to reunite with your spouse in the United States, the immigration process can be complex.

At HAWM Law in Orlando, Florida, our seasoned immigration attorneys are here to guide you through the intricacies of bringing your spouse to America.

Understanding the Basics of Spousal Immigration
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers various avenues for U.S. citizens to sponsor their foreign spouses for immigration. The most common path is through the marriage-based immigration process. This process involves obtaining a family-based immigrant visa, ultimately leading to permanent residency (Green Card) for the foreign-born spouse.

The Marriage-Based Immigration Process

  • Filing the Petition: The U.S. citizen spouse must file a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with the USCIS. This form serves as the official request to establish the qualifying relationship between the petitioner and the foreign spouse.
  • Approval of the Petition: Once the USCIS approves the petition, it is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC), where additional documentation is processed. This includes visa application fees and supporting documentation.
  • Consular Processing: The NVC forwards the case to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the foreign spouse’s home country. The foreign spouse attends a visa interview, and if approved, they can travel to the United States.
  • Adjustment of Status (if applicable): If the foreign spouse is already in the United States, they can apply for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485) to obtain their Green Card without leaving the country.

If you need help with an immigration matter, it can be overwhelming, and be hard to even know where to start looking for help or what options are available. Our attorneys at HAWM Law are ready, experienced and committed to helping immigrants at any stage of the US immigration process. You do not have to struggle through this process alone.

Potential Challenges and HAWM Law’s Expertise
While the process may seem straightforward, challenges can arise, leading to delays or denials. Common issues include incomplete documentation, legal inadmissibility, or suspicions of marriage fraud. Sometimes, a simple spelling error is enough to delay the process by months. Especially after COVID-19, there is a massive backlog of immigration cases, and therefore, any couple trying to go through America’s immigration process will have to deal with frustrating delays. However, at HAWM Law in Orlando, Florida, we have extensive experience navigating these challenges, providing clients with expert guidance to ensure a smooth and successful immigration process.

Comprehensive Legal Services
HAWM Law is a full-service law firm in Orlando, offering a range of legal services beyond immigration, including family law, criminal defense, and auto accidents. Our commitment to excellence extends to every aspect of our practice, ensuring that our clients receive comprehensive and personalized legal support.

Reach Out to HAWM Law Today
Bringing your spouse to America is a significant step in your journey together, and HAWM Law in Orlando, Florida, is dedicated to making this process as smooth as possible. Our immigration attorneys understand the emotional and logistical challenges you may face, and we are here to provide expert guidance every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward reuniting with your loved one in the United States.

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