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On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in which it found a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Almost a month after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a precedential decision in which it confirmed that same-sex marriage licenses must be recognized for purposes of U.S. immigration law so long as the marriage was valid under the law where the marriage took place.

Same-sex spouses of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, along with their minor children, are eligible for the same immigration benefits as opposite-sex spouses. As with opposite-sex marriages, a civil union, domestic partnership, or other relationship that is NOT recognized as a legal, recorded marriage, is NOT considered a marriage for immigration purposes.

The foreign-born Spouse must submit the Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary form, which is included with this preparation service at no additional cost.

Filing a petition is only the first step in the process to help your Spouse immigrate to the United States. The filing and/or approval of a petition does NOT give your Spouse any status in the United States.

If your Spouse is inside the United States (through lawful admission, parole or is protected under §245(i) of the INA); your Spouse can apply to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status at the same time as the filing of the petition, OR once USCIS approves the petition, your Spouse can apply for Adjustment of Status.

If your Spouse is inside the United States, but is NOT eligible to adjust status, he/she may need to request a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver BEFORE departing the United States to appear at a U.S. Consulate for an immigrant visa interview.

If your Spouse is outside of the United States, USCIS will send the approved petition to the Department of State's National Visa Center (NVC) to initiate the immigrant visa pre-process, including the collection of any applicable fees, the Immigrant Visa Application, supporting civil documents, police certificate(s), Affidavits of Support, and financial documents.

NOTE: U.S. Citizens engaged to be married to a foreign national of the same sex, but cannot marry in the Fiancé(e)'s country, can apply for a Fiancé(e) Visa as long as all other immigration requirements are met. A same-sex engagement may allow the Fiancé(e) to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married.

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The Immigration Attorney’s Legal Services include:

  • An initial 30-minute telephonic Legal Advice Consultation; additional consultations may be offered on a case-by-case basis if needed;
  • A 5-key-point form(s) review performed by the Attorney.

After your case is approved by the independent Immigration Attorney, Signature will send to your home a neatly prepared package ready to be filed via USPS Priority Mail® (at no extra cost) that includes:

  • Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application;
  • Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction (you can use this form if you want to pay the USCIS filing fees with a credit card);
  • Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative;
  • Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary;
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, if applicable;
  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Supplement A if necessary;
  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and a list of Doctors in your area  (you must take this form to the Authorized Civil Surgeon’s Office for completion at the time of your medical examination);
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization;
  • Form I-864, Affidavit of Support;
  • Personalized cover letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • Table of Contents and exhibit tab separators;
  • Detailed but simple instructions on how to finalize the completion of your package and to mail your package to USCIS; and
  • Mailing label with the correct USCIS mailing address to mail out your finalized package.

After you receive the package from Signature, you are responsible to mail the completed and signed forms, evidence and required filing fees directly to USCIS. Signature DOES NOT do that for you.

These are the USCIS filing fees per form if you are filing concurrently:

I-130 Petition $535
I-485 Adjustment Application $1,140
I-485 Supp A, if applicabale *
I-765 Work Permit Application $0
I-131 Travel Document $0
Biometrics $85
TOTAL $1,760
I-693 Medical Examination Cost varies
Passport Photographs Cost varies

* add an additional $1,000 ONLY if filing under §245(i) using Form I-485 Supp A.

Signature’s Form Preparation Service fees DO NOT include USCIS filing fees, biometric service fees or any other fees to be paid to the government. Any fee intended for the government is a separate fee and must be paid at the Client’s expense directly to USCIS.  Signature does not do that for you.

You may pay the USCIS filing fees with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check or by credit card. If you pay by check or money order, you must make your check payable to: “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”. You must submit all fees in the exact amount. DO NOT MAIL CASH.

NOTE: USCIS filing fees and biometrics service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action USCIS takes on your application or petition, or if you withdraw your petition.

Once USCIS receives your application or petition you will receive:

  • Form I-797C, Notice of Action confirming receipt of your applications and the filing fees.
  • A Biometrics Service appointment at a local USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) to capture your  fingerprints, photograph and/or signature, if the Petition and the Application for Adjustment of Status are filed together;
  • If required, USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) to request missing initial or additional evidence.
  • If required, a Notice to appear for an interview with an Immigration Officer at your nearest USCIS Office.
  • A Notice of decision or Approval Notice by mail,  if your application is approved.
  • Your new Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), if your application is approved.

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DISCLAIMER: Signature Immigration Forms, Inc. ("Signature") is NOT a Law Firm and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Signature is affiliated with independent licensed immigration Attorneys to provide U.S. Immigration Government Form Preparation Services under the careful supervision of independent immigration attorneys who are authorized under federal law to practice Immigration Law in ANY jurisdiction within the U.S. The independent licensed Immigration Attorneys have agreed to unbundle their services to offer reliable and affordable immigration legal services. Signature is NOT endorsed by or affiliated with, USCIS, DHS, or any U.S. government entity. Signature’s fees for Services DO NOT include USCIS filing fees, biometrics service fees, or any other fees to be paid to the government. Any fee intended for the government is a separate fee and MUST be paid by the Client directly to USCIS. The Client is responsible to mail the completed and signed form(s), supporting documents, and filing fees directly to USCIS. Signature DOES NOT do that for the Clients. The forms we prepare, and the instructions for the forms, are available for free at the USCIS website. Client access to, and use of any of Signature’s websites, mobile app, and services, are subject to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Legal Services provided by independent Attorneys are subject to separate Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, and Limited Scope Representation Agreements.

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