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U.S. Family Immigration Services

Two of our most popular services are helping couples and families immigrate to the United States through the I-130 Petition (Spouse) and K-1 Visa (Fiancé). We are proud of our 100% approval rate* for 1-130’s and K-1 Visas. Our comprehensive services for couples and families are “second to none” according to our clients. By understanding the risks and opportunities for errors and preparing strategic and meticulous applications, we take the stress out of your journey.

Andrew was born in Melbourne, Australia and married his U.S. spouse in 2006, so he has a great deal of compassion for people beginning their own immigration journey to the U.S. The K-1 Visa and I-130 Spouse Green Card application process is rarely straight-forward and unfortunately carries high consequences if details are over-looked.

David Immigration Law provides advice and preparation for U.S. permanent residence petitions (also known an Immigrant Visa Applications, I-130 or Green Card petitions) for relatives of U.S. citizens, including spouses of U.S. citizens, unmarried children of a U.S. citizens under the age of 21; parents and siblings of U.S. citizens.

I-130 petitioners located outside the U.S. (including those in Australia) are required to file their I-130 petition with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Chicago. David Immigration Law assists with preparing these petitions, as well as the subsequent steps included throughout the immigrant process. For individuals who are already Green Card holders and are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, we can help you navigate that process too.

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Services for Couples & Families

K-1 Fiancé Visa

The K-1 Visa for Fiancés of U.S. Citizens allows people to complete the majority of their application process within the U.S. You will have 90 days to marry your fiancé upon arriving in the U.S. We will then help you adjust your status. Our tailored K-1 service removes the stress for you and your fiancé:

Undertaking an initial eligibility assessment

Optimizing the information intake process

Preparing an application that includes the critical K-1 requirements

Drafting and filing the Adjustment of Status (AoS) after marriage

Interview scheduling and preparation (an often overlooked but critical step) 

I-130 Green Card for Spouses

The 1-130 Green Card application is an immigrant visa and requires that most of the application process be completed outside the U.S. We have a 100% success rate with our I-130 applications thanks to our meticulous processes and planning. Our I-130 services include:

Undertaking an initial eligibility assessment

Developing a strategy tailored to your circumstances

Streamlined application preparation

Interview scheduling and preparation

Preparation of second stage applications with the National Visa Center

I-130 Green Card for Family Members

U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders (permanent residents) can petition for their children and siblings to join them in the United States. Processing times vary, and are often considerably longer for sibling relatives. Our Green Card services for families include:

Undertaking an initial eligibility assessment

Tailoring a strategy based on circumstances

Streamlined application process

Interview preparation and scheduling

Preparation of second stage application with the National Visa Center

U.S. Citizenship

We assist people with applying for U.S. citizenship, as well as renouncing citizenship. Our services include:

Undertaking an initial eligibility assessment

Tailoring a strategy for you

Application preparation

U.S. Citizenship test preparation

Our process.

David Immigration Law provides complete advisory and application preparation services for businesses and individuals on many U.S. immigration matters. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, we have a proven track record for success – over 99% of our applications have been approved*. Our goal is to reduce your stress, speed up your outcome, and eliminate problems caused by common application errors.

Step 1:
Phone Consultation

Schedule your initial call. Attorney Andrew David will outline your options, assess eligibility, develop a strategy and help you decide the best course of action.

Step 2:
Confirmation of Work & Engagement

After receiving your electronically signed Letter of Engagement, you can expect your case to be initiated within one business day. Our goal is to achieve your immigration solution as quickly as possible.

Step 3:
Case Preparation

You will benefit from our streamlined system for gathering relevant documents and information to support your case. Your case will be prepared promptly, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions along the way.

Step 4:
Interview & Outcome

Attorney Andrew David will walk you through what to expect at your interview (if relevant), and go through your final case before submission. You can trust that we will put forward the strongest case possible for your unique situation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following answers are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should consult a licensed U.S. immigration lawyer to get specific advice for your situation prior to making decisions.

Can I qualify for an E-3 Visa without a 4-yr degree?

Yes. An E-3 Visa requires an applicant to have a 4-yr bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, or a combination of both. This generally translates to 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of tertiary study. So, an applicant without any tertiary education would require a minimum of 12 years of work experience in the same career field they are applying to work in.

Does an E-3 Visa require an employer to sponsor me?

No, it only requires an employer to formally offer you a job. The job should require a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, and the salary needs to meet or exceed the prevailing wage.

Can any U.S. company hire me for an E-3 Visa?

Yes, as long as they are a legitimate trading entity/business.

How long does it take to get an E-3 Visa?

Comparatively speaking, the E-3 Visa is the fastest U.S. work visa to obtain. It generally takes David Immigration Law less than 2 weeks to prepare an E-3 Visa application. Overall processing time depends on whether you are applying at a consular or embassy location, or filing internally within the U.S, and can range from a few weeks to a few months.

Who can be a financial sponsor for an I-130 family-based Green Card application?

Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident living or domiciled in the U.S. who earns U.S. income that meets or exceeds the U.S. poverty guidelines or equivalent through U.S. assets.

How long do I have to marry my U.S. fiancé after I enter the U.S. on a K-1 Visa?

You will have 90 days to marry your U.S. citizen petitioner and file to Adjust Status to become a U.S. permanent resident.

How long do I have to enter the U.S. on my K-1 or Immigrant Visa?

You can enter the U.S. at any point in time as long as your visa is valid.

How long does it take to get a K-1 Visa?

Processing times for K-1 Visas are always in flux and subject to change. In general, you can expect to wait approximately 10 months once your application is submitted.

How long does it take to get an I-130 and Immigrant Visa approved?

Processing times for I-130 petitions and Immigrant Visas are in flux and always subject to change. In general, it takes USCIS approximately 12 months to process the I-130 application. You should also prepare for an additional 6 months to go through the remaining stages required for USCIS to issue the Immigrant Visa you will need to enter the U.S.

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