Bringing A Foreign Fiancée or Spouse ToUS - Houston Immigration Lawyer Services                         www.thesolomonlawf...
Bringing a Foreign Fiancée or Spouse to the United States:» So you met a woman who lives in another country, fell in love ...
» Let’s address a couple of issues right up front. You will quickly learn that  your fiancée is called an alien by our gov...
» There may be others issues that are on your mind as you start this  process. Maybe the love of your life has children wh...
» We don’t provide you a legal advice. However, we provide some general information that will help you get started with th...
» One reason for this is that there is a common misconception that all that  is involved in the process is to fill out som...
So with all of this in mind, let’s revisit the first question you should askyourself, which is whether you want to try to ...
» Be careful, though, if you decide to hire a lawyer. If you aren’t careful,  you may just think you are hiring a lawyer w...
CONTACT THE SOLOMON LAW FIRM, P.C.             Main Office      510 Bering Drive, Suite 300        Houston, Texas 77057   ...
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Houston Business Litigation and Employment Law attorney Lee Solomon offers comprehensive business planning, employment law, business law and litigation and immigration services to corporate clients Throughout Texas and across the United States at www.thesolomonlawfirm.com. We hope this PPT raises your awareness of the importance of deciding whether or not to hire a lawyer to handle your fiancée visa or marriage visa case.

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Bringing A Foreign Fiancee or Spouse To US - Houston Immigration Lawyer Services

  1. 1. Bringing A Foreign Fiancée or Spouse ToUS - Houston Immigration Lawyer Services www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  2. 2. Bringing a Foreign Fiancée or Spouse to the United States:» So you met a woman who lives in another country, fell in love with her and either married her already or want to bring her to the United States and marry her here.» The reverse situation could also be true, where you are an American woman and your fiancé or spouse is from another country. If that is the case, please bear with me and understand that the focus on American men and foreign women in this discussion is solely for ease of presentation.» Quite frankly it is also because the number of American men who marry foreign women tends to be higher than the number of American women who marry foreign men. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  3. 3. » Let’s address a couple of issues right up front. You will quickly learn that your fiancée is called an alien by our government. That’s right, an alien. Not a foreign fiancée, but an alien fiancée. Don’t be offended. Alien is just a word. She is still your sweetheart.» And while we are discussing the meaning of words, let’s talk about another one that you will see repeatedly if you are looking at marrying or have married a foreign woman: Petition. Don’t let this word throw you. It is a word that lawyers use a lot. You can think of it as meaning “application” when used in the context of applying (petitioning) for a K-1 fiancée visa or a K-3 marriage visa. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  4. 4. » There may be others issues that are on your mind as you start this process. Maybe the love of your life has children who you and she want to bring to the United States with her.» Maybe the child or children can not accompany their mother when she comes to the United States, either because of school or other reasons. Does that mean they can never come later? Is the mother making an irrevocable decision to leave her children behind in order to be with you?» These are legitimate concerns, and you probably feel like you have a million other questions swirling through your head. You don’t know where to turn for help. It is so confusing.» What must you file, where do you file whatever you need to file, what does it cost, how long will it take, what are the rules? One very important question is whether you are you even eligible for whatever process might be out there for people just like you? We know how you feel. We have stood in your shoes. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  5. 5. » We don’t provide you a legal advice. However, we provide some general information that will help you get started with the process of bringing a Foreign Fiancée or Spouse to the United States by filing a petition for a K- 1 fiancée visa or a K-3 marriage visa. The Immigration lawyers at The Solomon Law Firm will also provide practical information from someone who has personal experience in going through what you are facing.» You might decide that you don’t need a lawyer, and perhaps you can handle your case on your own, but we have seen enough cases to have reached the conclusion that most people would be wise to hire a lawyer. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  6. 6. » One reason for this is that there is a common misconception that all that is involved in the process is to fill out some forms and send them in with a few documents.» Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a reason for each question on a form, and unless someone knows the reason for that question and the law that applies to it, they face the risk of a disastrous denial and a much more expensive legal fee after that happens.» There are services that offer a low fee to help with filling out the forms but that is actually much more expensive than hiring a law firm because the fee you pay is just for filling out the forms. There is no legal advice provided, and that is what most people really need.» Sometimes, for example, a knowledgeable immigration attorney will know that filing for a fiancée visa will result in a denial, whereas filing for a marriage visa will be successful because of the difference in the laws that govern these different kinds of visas. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  7. 7. So with all of this in mind, let’s revisit the first question you should askyourself, which is whether you want to try to do this (apply for a K-1fiancée visa or a K-3 marriage visa) on your own, or hire an attorney whounderstands immigration law. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  8. 8. » Be careful, though, if you decide to hire a lawyer. If you aren’t careful, you may just think you are hiring a lawyer when in fact, once you sign the legal services agreement and pay the fee, you will find it is very difficult or even impossible to speak with a lawyer about your case.» Instead, your case will be processed by paralegals or legal assistants and merely be signed by a lawyer. If you end up in this situation, you will be frustrated to no end because the lawyer is not available to answer your questions during the processing of your case, and believe me, you will have questions. www.thesolomonlawfirm.com
  9. 9. CONTACT THE SOLOMON LAW FIRM, P.C. Main Office 510 Bering Drive, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77057 Toll Free 888.777.6391 Fax to 713.358.5513 www.thesolomonlawfirm.com

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