Iranian IRGC or Sepah Immigration Ban: What You Should Know If You Have Completed Mandatory Military Service in IRGC or Sepah
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also known as Sepah, was designated as a terrorist organization by President Trump in April 2019. This designation carries serious immigration repercussions for Iranian males who did their mandatory military service with IRGC or Sepah. There are some distinctions and options depending on whether you are applying for a U.S. immigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa and whether you are applying from outside the United States at an embassy abroad or whether you are applying for an immigrant benefit from within the United States, such as adjustment of status or citizenship (N-400/Naturalization). This article discusses obstacles and strategies arising from a case involving an IRGC mandatory service.
How to Sponsor Your Muslim Spouse for a Green Card in the United States - Adjustment of Status Process Explained
If you are a Muslim living in the USA and looking to sponsor your spouse for a green card who is currently in the United States, you may be facing some unique challenges in the immigration process. As an immigration law firm with extensive experience working with clients from Muslim / Islamic countries and communities, we understand the specific needs and concerns of our Muslim clients. In this article, we will guide you through the process of sponsoring your Muslim spouse for a green card in the USA and provide tips and insights to help you navigate the process with confidence.
Navigating the complex world of U.S. immigration can be daunting for anyone, but the process can be especially challenging for Iranian applicants seeking a green card. One critical component of the green card application process is securing a joint sponsor if the sponsor of your application does not have sufficient income to support the intending immigrant. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the role of a joint sponsor, discuss the eligibility criteria, and outline the responsibilities and requirements of being a joint sponsor for Iranian green card applicants.
The K-1 fiancé visa is a unique nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign national to enter the United States with the intention of marrying their U.S. citizen fiancé. This visa is an excellent option for Iranian couples who wish to unite and start a life together in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the essential steps in the K-1 visa application process, eligibility requirements, supporting documentation, and important tips for a successful application.
As one of the best immigration law firm for Persian/Farsi-speaking clients, ImmigraTrust Law understands Iranians' unique challenges when navigating the U.S. visa process. One common goal for many of our clients is to bring their fiancé to the United States. The fiancé visa, also known as the K-1 visa, allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor their fiancé to come to the United States to get married.
In this article, we discuss the typical questions regarding fiancé visas and all you need to know when exploring a fiancé visa also known as a K-1 visa. You can feel confident and secure in applying for a fiancé visa after reading this article written by our best fiancé/K-1 visa immigration lawyers. In this guide, we cover these questions:
Are you a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder) who has a girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancé, husband or wife that is abroad? If you recently got engaged, planning on getting engaged, or getting married, congratulations! You have a lot of exciting things to plan. “What is the quickest way to get my fiancé to the United States?” is probably a top question on your list. As well as questions such as “Should we get married? Is the visa for marriage better compared to fiancé visa?”
(**UPDATE: November 13, 2020) Mr. Joseph R. Biden has been elected as the President of the United States. He has promised to stop the Muslim ban/travel ban when he officially becomes the President in January 2021. Mr. Joe Biden has promised to cancel the ban on the first day he is in office. This is great news for so many families that have been separated because of this unjust immigration policy. However, it is still important to be vigilant and realistic that these changes may take time. First, Mr. Biden might not cancel the policy right away. Second, there might be lawsuits challenging the policy change causing the travel ban to continue and be in effect for several more months, if not longer. Third, it might take time for the Department of State and embassies to revise their practice and implement any new policies adopted by the Biden administration. Therefore, if you are from Iran and/or your family member is affected by the travel ban/Muslim ban, it is important to know your rights and options in these challenging times. You can read our article below regarding travel ban waiver options, administrative processing, and strategies for following up regarding your case if it has been severely delayed. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help any way we can.
Starting Today, You are Blocked From Traveling to USA if From Iran, Syria, Yemen, and Others, Unless You Qualify for Exceptions - Supreme Court Rules
Today, December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court has allowed the third version of President Trump's travel ban to come back. Citizens of the eight countries listed (Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela) are NOT allowed to travel to the United States, unless they qualify for an exception. Previously, in June 2017, the Supreme Court allowed the travel ban to come back, but in a limited way. The Court stated that an immigrant from one of the banned countries was required to have a personal or professional relationship in the United States, which was defined as a relationship with a qualifying family member in the United States or a professional relationship with a U.S. company or university. But now, such a qualifying relationship does NOT matter, as the Supreme Court has now ruled that the travel ban can be implemented to the FULLEST extent.
HAPPY NEWS: Travel Ban 3.0 BLOCKED by Hawaii once again. This decision will likely be appealed. We have to wait to see what the Supreme Court does ultimately once it sets oral arguments. But, for now, GREAT news!
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