Marriage and immigration constitute two different areas of the law and together raise a host of questions for individuals who wish to enter the United States to legally live with their partners.
Travel between the United States and other countries is highly regulated. While in some cases a short-term traveler may be able to enter another nation with only a passport, visitor visas are required of non-United States citizens for their legal entry into the country. The B-2 visa is a commonly sought out visa for individuals who have personal reasons to enter the United States.
Spousal immigration is an important topic in the greater conversation of U.S. immigration law. When a Kentucky resident marries an individual who is not a legal citizen or resident of the country, they must go through an important legal process to allow their spouse to join them permanently in the United States.
Many current and former residents of Kentucky work for the American government in other countries. Whether they are diplomats or Foreign Service workers, members of the military or employees of other fields, thousands of men and women are employed by the government but stationed in locations outside of the borders of the United States.
Love knows no boundaries, and it is not uncommon for American citizens to fall in love with citizens of other nations. When this happens, the parties may run into some challenges as they decide where they will spend their lives in a married partnership. In order for a noncitizen to move to the United States in order to marry their American significant other, they may choose to seek a K-1 visa.
Family immigration is an important topic in the world of current events and concerns the reunification of individuals with their relatives. These individuals may have been separated from their relations by prior immigration events, changes in citizenship, and other processes. When families wish to reunite in Kentucky or other places in the United States, they must follow the rules of family immigration.
A "green card" grants a non-US citizen the right to remain permanently in the country where they may live, work and grow their family. Obtaining a green card is the goal of many non-citizens who live in Kentucky, and readers may know that there are a multitude of paths that may be taken to obtaining them. One of the most efficient ways to seek and obtain a green card is through a family connection, and this post will address some of the ways that family can influence this process.
According to some in Kentucky, love knows no geographic bounds. It is not unusual for a U.S. citizen to fall in love with someone from another country and wish to marry them. Sometimes, though, the couple wants to get married in the United States. To do so, the fiancé of the U.S. citizen must have the proper visa to live in the United States before he or she can ultimately become a U.S. citizen.
It is already known that there is a serious backlog in processing applications of those wishing to obtain visas that would allow them to reside in the U.S. and those seeking U.S. citizenship. Family immigration is important to many in Kentucky who have loved ones living abroad, as is permitting individuals to reside in the U.S. as refugees or as U.S. citizens. However, recently proposed changes by the federal government could further exasperate the current backlog of such cases.
Many people in Kentucky have loved ones living abroad that wish to lawfully enter the U.S. In order to do so, it is important to understand the family immigration process. This includes knowing what visa is most appropriate to your situation and what steps you need to take to obtain one. Depending on the relation to the sponsor, some family-based visas are limited in number, while others are unlimited. Again, knowing what is in one's best option takes a good understanding of immigration law.