Form I-130

Reopening a K or I-130 Designated for Revocation by USCIS

Can an attorney reopen a K or I-130 designated for revocation by USCIS? If yes, what is the procedure?

The State Department says that the Consulate will review additional documentation until the case has been physically transferred to USCIS.

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Direct Consular Filing of I-130's

Regarding direct consular filing of I-130's, under what exigent circumstances does the Consulate accept jurisdiction of I-130 Immediate Relative Petitions for consular review?

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I-130 petition and removal proceedings

I am in removal proceedings and I just filled 1-30 petition through my USC wife. Is there an interview and what does it involve?

Typically there is an interview. Times are widely different depending upon security clearance, etc. The interview involves investigation of a "real," not sham marriage.

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Guestbook Entry for Rahul, United States

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Mr. Rajiv is very helpful to Indian community  through community call as well as to students.. he has profound knowledge in all category of immigration from employment to family. Very satisfied with consultation. Thank you very much.

USCIS Announces Changes to Stand-Alone I-130 Filing Locations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will change the filing locations for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, domestic petitioners will mail their stand-alone I-130 applications to either the Chicago Lockbox or the Phoenix Lockbox, depending on where they reside in the United States. The new filing locations will be updated with the corresponding addresses on Jan.

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Guestbook Entry for Dilip Jeyram, United States

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Dilip Jeyram
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Father filing an I-130

My US citizen father is filing an I-130 for me; will my husband automatically be accepted at the same time as me if I get accepted?

Your father does not have to file a separate application for your husband. In the various papers you get from the consulate and the National Visa Center, you can indicate that he is getting his green card with you.

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USCIS Centralizes Filing of Form I-130

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective Aug. 15, 2011, petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file a Petition for an Alien Relative (Form I-130), with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. This will increase the efficiency of the relative petition filing process and give USCIS more flexibility in managing its workload. Previous regulations permitted these petitioners, who comprise about 5 percent of all I-130 petitioners, to file with USCIS or the U.S.

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