This Week in Immigration

Atty. Dennis Chua

Atty. Dennis Chua Atty. Dennis E. Chua is a partner in The Law Firm of Chua Tinsay and Vega (CTV), a full service law firm with offices in San Francisco, San Diego and Manila. The information presented in this article is for general information only and is not, nor intended to be, formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Call or e-mail CTV for an in-person or phone consultation to discuss your particular situation and/or how their services may be retained at (415) 495-8088; (619) 955-6277; Dchua@ctvattys.com.


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Failed relationships of fiance visa beneficiaries

One advantage in filing a fiancé visa petition is that the fiancé beneficiary will be able to enter the United States faster compared to a spousal immigrant petition to be filed for the fiance. Once the fiancé beneficiary enters the … Continue reading

January 05, 2017

Crimes that may affect your citizenship application

WHEN a legal permanent resident files for citizenship, one of the questions being asked of the applicant is whether the applicant has ever been convicted or charged with a crime.  Depending on the nature of the crime committed, a criminal … Continue reading

December 15, 2016

Immigration filing fees to increase

ON December 23, 2016, the filing fees for most petitions and applications filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase. The current filing fee for an application for naturalization is $680.  Effective December 23, 2016, the filing … Continue reading

November 10, 2016

Citizenship application — not just a formality

A LEGAL permanent resident may be eligible to file for U.S. citizenship if he or she has lived in the United States for at least five (5) years or three (3) if married to and living with a U.S. citizen.  … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Crimes that may affect your citizenship application

WHEN a legal permanent resident files for citizenship, one of the questions being asked of the applicant is whether the applicant has ever been convicted or charged with a crime.  Depending on the nature of the crime committed, a criminal … Continue reading

October 06, 2016

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