Expert LGBTQ+ Immigration Services
Why Choose Us for Your LGBTQ+ Immigration Needs
With over a decade of advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, our founder understands the unique challenges you face. From discrimination to complex legal hurdles, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Common Challenges in LGBTQ+ Immigration
Navigating the immigration process can be especially daunting for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples. Our founder, Ms. Kaplan, has built strong relationships within the LGBTQ+ community, making us uniquely positioned to understand and address the specific challenges you may face
Whether it’s dealing with a significant age difference between partners, a history of illegal entry, prior heterosexual marriages, marriage fraud accusations, denied or pending applications, waivers, polyamorous relationships, gender markers, or domestic violence and abuse, we have the experience and expertise in handling these cases, and moreover the sensitivity to guide you
Our LGBTQ+ Immigration Services
Whether you’re looking to bring a loved one to the U.S. or secure your own future here, we offer a range of services tailored to the LGBTQ+ community. These include K-1 fiancé visas, transgender immigration issues, and family immigration services.
K-1 Fiancé Visas
The K-1 Fiancé Visa lets you bring a loved one from another country to the U.S. Same-sex couples sometimes face unfair denials. We make sure your application is strong to fight or avoid such issues.
Transgender Immigration Support
Navigating immigration can be extra challenging for transgender individuals due to lack of awareness or discrimination. We specialize in LGBTQ+ immigration and stand by you at every stage of your journey, advocating for your rights.
Family Immigration for the LGBTQ+ Community
Keeping your family united in the U.S. is our priority. From visas to permanent residency, we offer specialized LGBTQ+ immigration guidance. We’re more than paperwork; we’re your support for a successful immigration journey. Start building a brighter future for your family today.
Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Immigration Journey?
Embarking on your immigration journey can be overwhelming. Let our experienced team guide you through the complexities. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your unique situation and explore your options.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
A K-1 fiancé visa allows the foreign partner of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married. The U.S. citizen must file a petition proving a genuine relationship and that they’ve met in person within the last two years. Once approved, the foreign fiancé(e) has 90 days to marry the U.S. citizen after entering the country. If the marriage doesn’t happen within 90 days, the foreign fiancé(e) must leave the U.S.
A K-1 visa allows a U.S. citizen to bring their foreign fiancé(e) to the U.S. for marriage, and this applies to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Since the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, same-sex couples have the same federal rights for this visa as opposite-sex couples. However, it’s crucial to know that the marriage must be recognized by the state where it occurs. Be prepared to show proof of your genuine relationship and be aware that some same-sex couples report extra scrutiny during the application process. After marriage, the foreign spouse can apply for a green card but must wait for approval before working or leaving the U.S.
Marriage-based green cards offer a way for the spouses of U.S. citizens or green card holders to become lawful permanent residents, and this includes LGBTQ couples. Since the 2013 repeal of DOMA, same-sex marriages are federally recognized for immigration. The process involves the U.S. partner petitioning for their spouse and usually takes 12-15 months. If the marriage is less than 2 years old when the green card is approved, it will be conditional for 2 years, requiring another application to remove conditions. While green card holders gain the right to live and work in the U.S., be aware that some LGBTQ couples report facing extra scrutiny during the application process. Legal representation is highly recommended; schedule a consultation today.