Local Americans pan US immigration rules
- The U.S. immigration agency is enforcing a new set of rules that can make life harder for Americans and their non-citizen spouses living overseas.
The new process of obtaining an immigrant visa increased from three months to a minimum of five. Sometimes it may take as long as three years
In an effort to centralize the process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security now requires applicants abroad to mail the visa document called I-130 to a central immigration office in Chicago, whereas before it was enough to contact a local consulate.
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