Same Sex Immigration

Same-Sex Immigration Lawyer in Salt Lake City

Also Offering Services from Offices in Cottonwood Heights & Las Vegas

In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. This meant that the United States Government would recognize same-sex marriages and relationships for all federal purposes. Immediately, same-sex couples became eligible to petition for their spouses and fiancé(e)s to obtain green cards, K-1 visas, and consular processing.

Monument Immigration was among the first LGBT immigration law firms in the nation to begin processing same-sex immigration cases the day after DOMA was reversed, and clients continue to choose us as one of the quickest, most dependable legal teams around. We’re pleased to offer same-sex immigration services in Salt Lake City and beyond.

Call (801) 609-3659 or contact us online for your free phone consultation in English or Spanish.

Our Firm Keeps Families Together

Monument Immigration offers a number of immigration services to help same sex couples, including K-1 visas, consular processing, and adjustment of status.

K-1 Visas

A same sex K-1 fiance(e) visa allows your fiancé(e) to enter the United States with the purpose of marrying a U.S. citizen within 90 days of arrival. Once married, an adjustment of status application can be submitted to obtain a green card (lawful permanent residence).

Requirements for a K-1 visa are:

  • The intending immigrant is engaged to a U.S. citizen
  • The U.S. citizen does not have a criminal history involving sex crimes
  • The intending immigrant has never been unlawfully present in the U.S.
  • The U.S. citizen and fiancé(e) have met at least once in the last two years
  • The intending immigrant is currently outside of the United States

The benefit of having a highly focused LGBT immigration lawyer can’t be overstated.

Once submitted, the government processes these applications within approximately nine months. A fiancé(e) visa is faster and more efficient than consular processing once you are married. It also gives the Intending Immigrant an opportunity to come to the United States before getting married by bringing your fiancé(e) to the US.

We charge a flat, no-hassle fee of $2,000, while the government filing fee for a K-1 Visa is $800.

Consular Processing

Consular Processing allows U.S. citizens to petition to bring their family members to the United States. These family members must be spouses, parents, or children under the age of 21 of U.S. citizens.

You may qualify for consular processing if:

  • You’re a spouse, child under 21, or parent of U.S. citizen
  • U.S. citizen does not have a criminal history involving sex crimes
  • Family member has never been unlawfully present in the U.S.
  • Family member has no or very minor criminal history in home country.

Consular Processing allows you to bring your immediate family member to the United States where they will immediately become Lawful Permanent Residents (gay marriage Green Cards). We charge a flat, no-hassle fee of $3,500. The government filing fee for Consular Processing is $860.

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status allows U.S. citizens to apply for the lawful permanent residence of their immediate family members currently in the United States. This includes children under 21, parents, and spouses.

You qualify for adjustment of status if you’re:

  • An immigrant entering the U.S. with a visa or on the visa waiver program
  • An intending immigrant currently in the U.S.
  • An intending immigrant under 21, a parent of a U.S. citizen over 21, or a spouse
  • Not possessing serious criminal history

Once submitted, the government processes these applications within approximately 6 months. We charge a flat, no-hassle fee of $2,500. The government filing fee for adjustment of status is $1,760. We’ve helped many families achieve visas to join their loved ones, and we’d love to help you or your loved one, too.

Trust Our Salt Lake City Same-Sex Immigration Attorney

Our firm will tell you exactly what is required to apply, gather your application information, and accurately prepare your submission to the federal government. We can have your application ready for submission within 48 business hours after receiving your information and documentation.

Call (801) 609-3659 or contact us online to consult our experienced immigration attorney.

Words From Our Clients

Testimonials
  • Hector

    I can't believe how easy Monument Immigration made it for me to become a permanent resident.

  • Susana

    I am so happy I chose Monument Immigration to help me become a permanent resident.

  • Omar

    They did everything for me to become a US Citizen and walked me through the entire way.

  • Mefour

    Highly ethical lawyer but also extraordinarily caring & concerned for his clients.

  • Erik

    Instrumental in handling my case in a professional & speedy manner.

  • Leo

    Amazing follow up, friendly service!

  • Dallin

    Mark is completely dependable. Thanks again for everything!

  • Dennis

    Mark helped me to get a green card after my problems with USCIS.

  • Kacey

    Mark was extremely organized and efficient throughout the entire process.

  • Susana

    Mr. Mark Naugle was great throughout my application process.

  • Cezar

    He consistently exceeds my expectations and always delivers.

  • Leobardo

    He is super friendly and treated my case with urgency and was very courteous.

  • Tina

    Mark provided a very valuable legal service efficiently, quickly and without hassle and heartache.

  • Wende

    He was sensitive to the personal nature and treated me with consideration and professionalism.

  • David

    Professional & fast!

  • Nick

    If you're looking for someone to help you during this stressful process look no further than Mark and his team.

  • Omar

    He will be always available for you and will take good care of you.

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