In this week’s Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I’m joined by my law partner Anita Koumriqian as we talk about love and immigration. We’re talking about marriage-based options, including adjustment of status and the K-1 fiancé visa. Anita highly suggests that if you can go through a marriage-based option in good faith, then do that over the employment-based one.
From an immigration standpoint, you can have two weddings as well – one being a civil ceremony and the other, a larger wedding, whether time or finance was the issue at that time, and now you can do that.
Regardless of how you’re going to do it, take both weddings seriously, especially the legal ceremony. In the immigration’s eyes, that’s the date they care about. They want to know if you have taken your marriage seriously from the day you legally married and filed a green card application. Or whether you just did it as a show so you can hurry up and go through the green card process.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Benefits of a marriage-based green card over an employee-based green card
- Basic requirements for marriage-based green card application
- How to prove marriage in good faith
- Adjustment of status: application, supporting documents, and complications
- Getting the green cards from your home country
- An overview of the K-1 fiancé visa
- Stories of people who went through the marriage-based green card process
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