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Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby bradyso » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:31 am

In a nutshell, I'm American and my fiancee and I are getting an ROM in March of 2015 and we need to get her a marriage visa to the US quickly as possible. The US embassy website on the matter is a joke, and half the attorneys listed are either not in business anymore or will not handle immigration away from SG.

Do you guys have any attorneys that you'd recommend? Mucho thanks in advance!

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby the lynx » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:20 am

bradyso wrote:In a nutshell, I'm American and my fiancee and I are getting an ROM in March of 2015 and we need to get her a marriage visa to the US quickly as possible. The US embassy website on the matter is a joke, and half the attorneys listed are either not in business anymore or will not handle immigration away from SG.

Do you guys have any attorneys that you'd recommend? Mucho thanks in advance!


US Immigration will always be interested in these questions.

Where is your fiance from? What are her qualifications? Her earning power? Any asset to her name? Any criminal record or immigration offence? Are your relationship well-established (long term, genuine, not marriage of convenience, etc)

If she is straight cut clean, you do not need attorney for this.

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby bradyso » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:29 am

Thanks for writing in! Respective replies to your Qs....

Born and raised in SG. College degree. 4k per month as an ad agency copywriter. Not much money saved up, just a few thousand. No criminal record. We've been together for a little over 6 months, so I guess it being that short of time span hurts our chances?

We're pretty worried about the process getting delayed, we would really like her to be able to move to the US by July this year. We heard that one small misstep will delay the process by months and we're hoping that an attorney will help avoid that.

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby the lynx » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:43 am

bradyso wrote:Thanks for writing in! Respective replies to your Qs....

Born and raised in SG. College degree. 4k per month as an ad agency copywriter. Not much money saved up, just a few thousand. No criminal record. We've been together for a little over 6 months, so I guess it being that short of time span hurts our chances?

We're pretty worried about the process getting delayed, we would really like her to be able to move to the US by July this year. We heard that one small misstep will delay the process by months and we're hoping that an attorney will help avoid that.


Only 6 months. What's the rush? And why the rush to be there by July?

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:57 am

Two Things,

First, why is it necessary to start what appears to be another thread just like the one that appears to be started by your fiancee......

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=104835

Secondly, why the hurry to get your future spouse a green card? And why her insistence that if she cannot get it in a hurry the wedding will have to be postponed? To this old curmudgeon who is also in an east-west marriage for the past 32 years, it seems like a ploy used by some to get a ticket out of Singapore. I've seen a lot over the years. I'm sure it not, but this is what will be the first thoughts of the INS officer just like it's the first thought for ICA officers here. Add to that a lawyer and they will be wondering 'why' a lawyer is necessary. Double whammy. Again, I am not saying this is the case, but only telling you how it appears at first glance, both to this old timer and to INS. For the record I used to share an office with with US INS officer here in Singapore from 1988 to 1991 while working for the US Refugee Program under auspices of the UNHCR. Good luck in your application and wishing both of your a Happy New Year.

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby jsreesoule » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Two Things,

First, why is it necessary to start what appears to be another thread just like the one that appears to be started by your fiancee......

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=104835

Secondly, why the hurry to get your future spouse a green card? And why her insistence that if she cannot get it in a hurry the wedding will have to be postponed? To this old curmudgeon who is also in an east-west marriage for the past 32 years, it seems like a ploy used by some to get a ticket out of Singapore. I've seen a lot over the years. I'm sure it not, but this is what will be the first thoughts of the INS officer just like it's the first thought for ICA officers here. Add to that a lawyer and they will be wondering 'why' a lawyer is necessary. Double whammy. Again, I am not saying this is the case, but only telling you how it appears at first glance, both to this old timer and to INS. For the record I used to share an office with with US INS officer here in Singapore from 1988 to 1991 while working for the US Refugee Program under auspices of the UNHCR. Good luck in your application and wishing both of your a Happy New Year.

sms


hi!
Sorry, he probably shouldn't have posted another one, apologies. He was hoping for more opinions. And looks like we've got those :) No, I'm not looking to get a ticket outta here, actually I've been bugging him to get a job here but it doesn't look good. I have a great job and would much rather stay here, but we don't want a long distance relationship. And thanks for giving us the heads up, appreciate it.

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 5:52 pm

bradyso wrote:In a nutshell, I'm American and my fiancee and I are getting an ROM in March of 2015 and we need to get her a marriage visa to the US quickly as possible. The US embassy website on the matter is a joke, and half the attorneys listed are either not in business anymore or will not handle immigration away from SG.

Do you guys have any attorneys that you'd recommend? Mucho thanks in advance!



First off, calm down. You only hear horror stories about visas on the Internet. The 99% who have no problem at all getting theres don't go and post "Yep, smooth sailing, went exactly as the USCIS website said it would".

Second, why ROM here and then Spousal visa. Why not a K1 fiance visa? Have you even researched this or considered the pros and cons? It is much easier and shorter in time.

Read about the things which will cause you a hard time. Proving your marriage, previous marriages, deportations/immigration refusals, visa refusals, criminal records, etc. If you're honestly convinced none of those are factors in your case then you don't need an attorney unless you have a lot of extra money to spend. If one is a factor, then none of our advice matters and consult your attorney since your hope will basically be pinned on committing fraud or jumping through dozens of hoops.

If she's Singaporean, I'm guessing you'll have smooth sailing.

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Re: Moving wife to US, Need Attorney

Postby the lynx » Fri, 02 Jan 2015 9:33 am

Should be no problem based on your description of your fiancee. No need attorney. Follow zzm's advice because he is experienced in this situation :mrgreen:


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