Visa Guidelines for Same-Sex Couples

Today, the State Department hosted an online discussion through Google+ Hangout about visa processing for same-sex couples.  In case you missed it, here’s a recorded video of the Hangout. #immigrationupdates   #DOMA

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First Derivative Visa Issued to Same-Sex Spouse in Amsterdam

U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam issues its first L-2 (Derivative) visa to same-sex spouse following the repeal of #DOMA. "This is the first derivative visa we have had the privilege of issuing to the same-sex spouse of a visa applicant

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State Department Issues Visa Guidance Post DOMA

DOS finally releases post DOMA guidance for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants through FAQs. "Effective immediately, U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for

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USCIS Issues Additional DOMA FAQ's

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), publishes its Same-Sex Marriages web page, which details more information about the implementation of the U.S. Supreme Court's #DOMA ruling. New information also confirms that applicants, who believe that they are eligible, may

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The Demise of DOMA: USCIS Now Granting Green Cards to Same-Sex Married Couples

By Rahul Soni Within two days of the monumental Supreme Court 5-4 ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Section 3, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced that it will grant green cards

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DHS Issues Guidance on DOMA Ruling

DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano directs the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to implement last week's historic Supreme Court ruling and, effective immediately, "review immigration visa petitions filed on behalf of a same-sex spouse in the same manner as those

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced at the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association conference in San Francisco that USCIS will start implementing the Supreme Court decision. Originally shared by +Loke Walsh Immigration Law Supreme Court Decision Striking Down DOMA Creates a

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SC Decision Striking Down DOMA Creates a Green Card Path for Bi-National Same-Sex Spouses

In a historic decision today, the Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to lawfully wedded same-sex couples. The court declined to rule on the merits of California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay

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