Do It Yourself Immigration: Green Cards for Spouses
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Do It Yourself Immigration: Green Cards for Spouses

How to apply for lawful permanent residence (i.e., a Green Card) in the United States based on marriage to a citizen.
4.6 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
376 students enrolled
Created by Spencer Larche
Last updated 1/2015
English
Current price: $99 Original price: $200 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to accurately complete all USCIS forms required to request a green card.
  • By the end of the course, you will know which supporting documents are required by USCIS.
  • By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the post-filing process and know what to expect in the coming months.
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Requirements
  • You must meet the eligibility requirements stated above in order for this lecture to be helpful in your quest for a green card.
Description

This course is specifically tailored for immigrants who are married to a U.S. citizen, reside in the U.S., entered lawfully, and are seeking a green card through family-based immigration. This course will enable you to complete the necessary forms accurately and provide the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services with the required supporting documentation, all without the need for an expensive immigration attorney.

However, this course is not intended for complex cases that require an attorney's expertise. To that end, if any of the following apply to your situation, this course will be useful, but cannot provide you with the specific guidance you may need:

1. You entered the U.S. without inspection (e.g., you are an unauthorized immigrant);

2. You are currently in or have previously been in immigration proceedings (i.e., immigration court);

3. You have been previously removed from the U.S. by Customs and Border Patrol or Immigration & Customs Enforcement; or

4. You have a criminal history beyond traffic citations, driving without a license, and other simple matters.

The course includes an overview of the immigration system and necessary terminology, and then proceeds to walk you through each required USCIS form: Form I-130, Form G-325A, Form I-131, Form I-765, Form I-485, and Forms I-864, I-864A, and I-864W. It concludes with an description of the various supporting documents required by USCIS to prove your case and a brief description of what to expect once you have filed.

This precise, "how-to" knowledge would easily cost in the $1000s, but this start-to-finish course gives YOU the power to do it yourself! Enroll today!

*** Please note that USCIS regularly modifies the forms required for this process, often changing around the wording of questions or the structure of forms.  In fact, it has now added a Form I-130A that is required for spousal adjustment of status cases.  As this new form is primarily biographic in nature and not substantive, no direct discussion of the form is contained in this course.  Be advised, though, that it is now required. ***

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended solely for immigrants that reside in the United States, are married to a U.S. citizen, entered the U.S. lawfully, have no significant criminal history, prior removal orders, or prior immigration court proceedings, and who desire to obtain a green card.
Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
02:41:33
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Course Overview & Immigration 101
2 Lectures 06:44
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How Do I Apply?
8 Lectures 01:18:27
Introduction to Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative
06:25

Step by Step: Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative
14:41

Determine whether you've retained the key concepts regarding Form I-130.

Test Your Knowledge of Form I-130
4 questions

Step by Step: Form G-325A
08:37

This quiz will make sure you complete the form accurately!

Test Your Knowledge of Form G-325A
3 questions

Step by Step: Form I-485, Petition to Adjust Status
13:22

This quiz will make sure you complete the form accurately!

Test Your Knowledge of Form I-485
2 questions

Step by Step: Form I-131, Advance Parole
10:03

Step by Step: Form I-765, Employment Authorization
07:23

Supporting Documents: What Do I Send to USCIS?
10:03

Form I-693, Medical Examination
07:53
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Affidavits of Support
7 Lectures 51:57
Introduction to Forms I-864, I-864A, I-864EZ, and I-864W
05:05

Step by Step: Form I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support
09:02

Step by Step: Form I-864, Affidavit of Support
14:30

Step-by-Step: Form I-864, Calculation of Assets
06:02

See if you've mastered the material!

Test Your Knowledge of Form I-864
3 questions

Step by Step: Form I-864A, Affidavit of Support
08:35

Form I-864P
02:49

Step by Step: Form I-864W, Exemption to Affidavit of Support
05:54
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Post-Filing Process
4 Lectures 17:50
The 30-60-90 Rule
03:48

What Should I Expect After I File?
06:18

Conditional Resident vs. Lawful Permanent Resident
02:57

Useful USCIS Tools for Your Case
04:47
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Course Wrap-Up
1 Lecture 00:32
Course Wrap-Up
00:32
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Bonus Materials: Updates and Miscellaneous Pointers
1 Lecture 06:03
About the Instructor
Spencer Larche
4.6 Average rating
26 Reviews
2,272 Students
3 Courses
Immigration Attorney

I am an attorney whose practice is focused on both family and business immigration. I have significant experience aiding business clients with the preparation of various non-immigrant, employment visa petitions, including those in the H-1B (professionals), H-2B (temporary/seasonal workers), E-1 / E-2 (treaty traders/investors), L-1A (intracompany transferees), J (exchange visitors), and R (religious workers) categories. I also regularly advise clients on PERM processing with the Department of Labor and employment based green cards in the EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories.

For my individual clients, I assist them in obtaining visas, permanent residence, and citizenship, among other things. I have experience with non-immigrant visa petitions, including those in the B-1/B-2 (business/pleasure), F-1 (student), and K (fiancée) categories, and immigrant visa petitions, including adjustments of status, VAWA petitions, and extreme hardship waivers. I have also represented individuals in removal proceedings.

I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and am licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.