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In every case, the U.S. citizen or permanent resident petitioner must file a petition for the beneficiary. When the petition is approved, USCIS will forward the petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) to commence visa processing if the beneficiary is residing abroad.

The petitioner has to pay certain fees after the petitioner is notified by NVC to do so. After the fees are paid the spouse beneficiary has to apply for an immigrant visa and submit certain civil documents. The petitioner is also required to submit certain civil documents.

Eligibility Requirements for Spouses of USCs or LPRs

Petition Process

The petitioner (person filing the petition) must prove:

  • That the marriage is valid marriage according to the laws of the state or country where it took place;

  • That the marriage is bona fide and not fake or bogus. The petitioner must prove the bona fide of the by a preponderance of evidence.

Visa Process

After the petition is approved, USCIS will send the petition to the National Visa Center for visa processing. A spouse beneficiary who is not an immediate relative can only apply for an immigrant visa when a visa becomes available. Immediate relative spouses can apply for a visa after the petitioner pays the visa application and affidavit of support fees.

  • The spouse beneficiary cannot be inadmissible. There are many grounds of inadmissibility including medical grounds of inadmissibility. If inadmissible, is entitled to a waiver of the ground of inadmissibility.

  • The beneficiary is not likely to become a public charge;

During this process the beneficiary must submit certain documents to the National Visa Center. When the application is complete and all required fees are paid and documents submitted, NVC will schedule an interview and inform the beneficiary and his or her attorney.

The beneficiary has to attend the interview and if a visa is granted travel to the US before the visa expires.

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Eligibility Requirements for Other Beneficiaries

Petition Process

The petitioner files a petition and proves:

  • The petitioner must prove the claimed relationship such as parent/child or brother/sister by documentary evidence.

Visa Process

The beneficiary applies for an immigrant visa and proves that:

  • The beneficiary is not inadmissible including medical grounds of inadmissibility. There are many grounds of inadmissibility. If inadmissible, is entitled to a waiver of the ground of inadmissibility.

  • The beneficiary is not likely to become a public charge;

During this process the beneficiary must submit certain documents to the National Visa Center. When the application is complete and all required fees are paid and documents submitted, NVC will schedule and interview and inform the beneficiary and his or her attorney.

The beneficiary has to attend the interview and if a visa is granted travel to the US before the visa expires.

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