Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Federal law now allows immigration benefits to same-sex partners!

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Overview

After the Supreme Court's overturn of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, gay and lesbian couples are now entitled to federal immigration benefits. This landmark decision allows U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their same-sex partners. U.S. Citizens may petition for their fiancés living oversees, and both citizens and residents may begin the immigration process for their foreign-born spouses. This change is effective immediately.

Benefits

  • Lawful permission to reside in the United States;
  • Work in the United States legally;
  • Obtain a Driver’s License and Social Security number;
  • Live without fear of deportation;
  • Stay united with your spouse and family.

Eligibility

Gay and lesbian couples may now be eligible for family-sponsored visas, such as:

  • K-1 Fiancé Visas;
  • K-3 Marriage Visas;
  • Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative;
  • Adjustment of Status to obtain a Green Card;
  • Immigrant Visas obtained through consular processing;
  • Waivers based on a qualifying US citizen or LPR Spouse.

Gay and lesbian couples may now seek protection against deportation in removal proceedings and may apply for certain forms of relief such as:

  • Cancellation of removal;
  • Adjustment of Status in proceedings;
  • I-212(h) waiver.

Gay and lesbian couples may now accompany a spouse who is able to obtain an employment-based visa, such as:

  • H-4 visa for the spouse who holds an H-1B Specialty Occupation visa;
  • L-2 visa for a spouse who holds an L-1 Intracompany Transferee visa;
  • E-2 visa for a spouse who holds an E-2 treaty trader or treaty investor visa;
  • R-1 visa to accompany the spouse of a religious visa holder;
  • Green-card benefits for spouses of EB-5 investors.

Process

  1. Provide us with as much case details as possible. Do not worry if you do not have everything. We perform case research at no extra charge.
  2. Attorney creates strategy for your case and prepares necessary motions and evidence.
  3. You receive and introductory call or email from the attorney and case manager assigned to your case.
  4. You receive an online account so you can see up to the minute details about your case 24 hours a day.
  5. Attorney sends you a questionnaire for you to complete online that asks you to talk about your goals, accomplishment and need for relief.
  6. Attorney creates strategy for your case and prepares necessary motions and evidence.
  7. Attorney sends the motion and evidence to the court and district attorney.
  8. Attorney files a written response to any written objection from the district attorney.
  9. Attorney attends the hearing and argues against any oral objection from the district attorney.
  10. Judge determines whether relief can be granted.
  11. We send you an order signed by the judge showing your record is cleared.

Why Choose ImmigrateFast

Why Hire ImmigrateFast?

Our immigration attorneys are some of the best. Not only are we experienced and knowledgeable, we are passionate about protecting the rights of immigrants and the LGBT community.

Immigration law is one of the most complex areas of law. Having Higbee & Associates represent you will ensure that your case is handled correctly. Anyone can fill out forms; very few are able to correctly analyze an immigration case. Mistakes can be very costly – you may lose time, money, and the opportunity to live securely with your family.

Our attorneys are completely dedicated to the filed of immigration, and that has enabled us to become experts. In fact, we have a reputation for successfully handling very complex cases. We have been successful in thousands of cases and have earned an "A" with the Better Business Bureau.

Some other notable reasons are:

Value. We believe all individuals and companies deserve to receive high-quality representation at an affordable cost. We offer flat-fee pricing with no hidden fees. At Higbee,& Associates you will never be surprised when you see your bill.

Technology. We use the latest legal technologies and resources. We have access to the latest decisions and have connections to industry experts. Furthermore, we have a comprehensive online database where clients can log in to access information on their case detailing every step taken. With Higbee & Associates, you will never be left wondering, “What is my attorney doing?”

Personal Service. We take our clients seriously. We listen to their concerns and advise them accordingly. We answer phone calls and emails promptly. We treat our clients with the highest level of respect and professionalism.

Hire us, and we will get it right the first time!

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Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples Our Law Firm Typical Law Firm
Price * $0 $2,000
Includes Full Representation Yes No
Flat-Fee Contracts Yes No
Zero Interest Payment Plans Yes No
Price-Match Yes No
24-Hour Case Status Updates Yes No
Specialize in Immigration Yes No
Top-Rated Attorneys Yes No
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* Price above reflects processing of K-1 fiancé visas. If your spouse is eligible for adjustment of status, the attorney fees are $2500. If your spouse is outside of the United states and is eligible for an immigrant visa, the attorney fee is $3000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries allow same-sex marriages?

Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand (starting August 19, 2013), Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay (starting August 1, 2013), as well as certain jurisdictions in Brazil and Mexico.

Do I need to be a resident of a state to get married in that State?

No.

I have a civil union from another state. Can I still get married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage?

Yes, as long as you are marrying the same person. If you are marrying a different person, you will need proof that your civil union ended (i.e. death, dissolution, divorce, or nullity).

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