Spouse Visas

South Carolina Marriage Visa Lawyer

Immigration law allows United States citizens and legal permanent residents to bring their spouses to the U.S. on IR-1 or CR-1 visas. These are immigrant visas, and foreign nationals who are spouses of U.S. citizens also receive green cards or legal permanent resident (LPR) status. As with other types of family-based immigration, obtaining a spouse visa can be complex. It is important to have an experienced guide through the process.

Commitment to Helping Immigrants

At the Pinilla Law Firm help clients obtain visas for their spouses. As the child of immigrants, I understand how confusing dealing with U.S. immigration law can be. We are proud to help families and couples reunite through immigration to the U.S. At the Pinilla Law Firm we answer clients’ questions and ensure that all paperwork and documentation is correctly prepared and submitted in a timely fashion. We also prepare the foreign spouse for the consular interview required of individuals seeking to enter the U.S. on IR-1 or CR-1 visas. If the foreign spouse has minor children, we will also manage the process of applying for IR-2 or CR-2 visas.

Please note, although K-3 visas, which are non-immigrant spouse visas designed to speed up the spouse’s ability to travel to the U.S. Due to the increased processing times and large volumes, there is little advantage to using these visas, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ceased to issue them.

The difference between CR-1 and IR-2 visas is the length of marriage required; the CR-1 visa are for spouses who have been married for less than two years, while the IR-1 are for spouses who have been married for two years or more. If the marriage of a CR-1 visa holder fails before the second anniversary of the wedding, the foreign spouse will need to leave the U.S.

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