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Nashville Adjustment of Status Attorneys
When love crosses international boundaries, the immigration process can become complicated. An experienced immigration lawyer can simplify the process and make it easier for U.S. citizens to bring spouses and other loved ones to live in the United States legally.
Permanent Residency and Citizenship for Spouses and Relatives of U.S. Citizens
The law office of Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, in Nashville, Tennessee, helps clients throughout the United States complete all the steps necessary to obtain marriage visas, fiancé(e) visas and other potential visas. The attorneys at Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, can assist their clients to obtain work authorization, legal status, permanent residency and ultimately U.S. citizenship. If you are a U.S. citizen married to a non-U.S. citizen, Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, can assist you in the following ways:
Adjustment of status
If your non-citizen spouse is currently in the United States and entered the country with a visa, he or she can apply for permanent residency (green card) through a process called “adjustment of status.” This process includes filing several forms simultaneously with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services accompanied by supporting documentation.
- Genuine Marriage: You and your spouse have the burden of proving the marriage was entered into in good faith and not simply to obtain an immigration benefit. This will include more than just proof the marriage is legal. Your attorney can assist you in compiling sufficient “Bona Fide Marriage Evidence” to show your marriage is genuine.
- Eligible for Permanent Residency: You must also provide evidence that your spouse is eligible for permanent residency. This includes not only proof of valid entry into the United States, but includes exploring potential pitfalls such as criminal convictions and immigration law violations. Anyone with even a minor criminal record should have their case reviewed by an attorney to ensure your application isn’t denied on these grounds.
- Public Charge Considerations: The petitioning U.S. citizen must also prove he or she earns enough income to support the household. This is done by submitting tax and income records, however assets and joint sponsors can be utilized to assist in this process if necessary. In addition, any attempts at obtaining or receiving any type of U.S. government benefit must be disclosed. Applicants have the burden of proving they will not end up relying on the federal government for future support.
If your spouse is not in the United States, or did not enter the country with a visa, check out our page to learn more about Consular Processing of Immigrant Visas.
Dedicated To Your Success
The firm’s founding attorneys, Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis, are dedicated to their clients’ success. They understand immigration laws and procedures, and how to navigate the confusing U.S. immigration system. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, will work hard to complete the necessary paperwork accurately and completely, meet filing deadlines, and complete every step as quickly as possible. The attorneys and staff at the firm are open and honest, communicate promptly, and keep clients apprised of all important developments in their cases in a timely manner.
Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, follows direction from clients, and encourages clients to speak openly and honestly about their circumstances and histories to better help them obtain immigration relief.
Contact Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC
The firm’s goal is the same as yours – to bring your loved one to the U.S. so you can live together permanently. For more information, contact a Nashville marriage visa lawyers online or by calling 615-366-1211 or 615-366-1611.