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Does marriage guarantee citizenship in the U.S.?

If you live in Kentucky and want to become a United States citizen, you may think marriage is the best route. Naturalization, or the process of becoming a citizen, can occur through marriage, but you must meet a number of other requirements laid out by the government. Also, there are other factors involved that may lead to deportation even when you follow the guidelines.

Gathering supporting documents to apply for citizenship

As diversification grows in Kentucky, there are many families with couples who come from significantly different backgrounds. Often, the circumstances under which they met and were wed are unconventional compared with times past. In cases where one of the parties is a U.S. citizen, but the other is not, the process of getting citizenship for the immigrant party can be lengthy and confusing. However, when proactive efforts are made to get the process underway as soon as possible and attention is paid to following the process exactly, naturalization may be more productive and efficient. 

Tips on adjusting to life in a new country

If you’re a recent immigrant in Louisville, KY, you may find adjusting to your new life rather difficult. After all, moving to a new country can be a bit of a culture shock, both for you as well as the other members of your family who’ve also made the journey. The following information will help you adjust to your new environment so that you can thrive both personally and professionally.

Reviewing family preference immigration quotas

Many around the world have aspirations of immigrating to the U.S. and settling in areas like Louisville. Yet given the complexities of U.S. immigration law, some of those who have this goal will first seek to obtain legal entrance to and residency in the country themselves and then send for the families to join them. This can often ease some of the restrictions potential immigrants face when applying for entry to the country due to the fact that preference is given to applicants who already have family members here. There is, however, a quota on the number of immigrants allowed entry through the family preference program

Immigration hurdles involving your fiance or spouse

We have covered many of the different immigration challenges people face whether they move to the U.S. for work or to live with a loved one. For those who are engaged or married, immigration issues can be especially difficult for a variety of reasons. Aside from making sense of immigration laws, these cases can be especially emotional for couples. Whether you have already moved to the U.S. with your partner and are facing challenges or you plan to make the move in the near future, it is pivotal to ensure that any immigration problems you encounter are addressed properly.

The emotional side of family immigration

There are many different facets of family immigration and we have covered a number on this blog. Any immigration matter can be stressful, but those which involve loved ones are often especially difficult for people to work through. People face a number of different issues related to family immigration and each case is unique. For example, someone may immigrate to the U.S. because of their relationship with a spouse or as a result of their child or even sibling. Moreover, while the legal considerations regarding these cases may seem complex, family immigration may also bring up strong emotions. In this post, we will look into the emotional side of family immigration.

Unaccompanied children allege abuse by border officials

Navigating the immigration system can be frightening and difficult for adults. It can be hard to imagine children attempting to come into the United States without their parents or other adult caregivers. However, due to many factors, unaccompanied child immigrants frequently seek admittance into Kentucky and elsewhere.

Understanding a B-2 visa

At the Vickerstaff Law Office in Kentucky, we know how exciting it is when your friends and relatives come for a visit, especially when they are coming from another country. You and they may already know that they need a B-2 visa in order to visit America for pleasure purposes, but you may be unclear as to exactly what a B-2 visa is and how they go about getting one.

What about those who marry U.S. citizens employed abroad?

Given that love knows no borders, it is not uncommon to hear of cases where American citizens relocate to a foreign country and end up marrying a local resident. If that describes your situation, then you rightly may be wondering how your immigration status may be viewed when your spouse chooses to return to Louisville. If your shared intention is to make the United States your permanent home, how long then must you wait until you can become a naturalized citizen? 

Immigrating to the U.S. with your family

Immigration can be stressful for a wide range of reasons and this can be especially true for those who have a spouse and/or children. Moving to another country for work or some other purpose can be a huge change which brings uncertainty and this is especially true for those who leave behind families. Vickerstaff Law Office recognizes that each family immigration case is unique and that immigrants and their loved ones may be facing a plethora of difficulties. In Louisville, and cities all over Kentucky, it is pivotal for people in this position to take a careful look at their rights and figure out the most sensible plan of action.