Episode 111

Published on:

30th Jul 2021

What Does Conversion Of Immigrant Petitions Mean?

The immigrant visa system puzzles many immigrant families.

Confusion often increases when the relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary changes during the permanent residence process.

For instance, take the visa processing situation of a daughter, 21 years or older, of a U.S. citizen, whose petition has been filed and is pending.

As she waits for her green card interview, she decides to get married.

Now, she is placed in a lower category, and her wait is extended, often by several years.

Recommended Links For More Information:

Immigrant Relative Petitions And Family-Based Visas

What Family Members And Relatives Can You Sponsor For A Green Card?

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About the Podcast

The Immigration Mastermind
The Immigration Mastermind is a podcast for immigrants and their families that shares tips, insights, and tidbits to help guide the quest for permanent residence and citizenship in the United States. The podcast strives to build knowledge, while dispelling myths in short bite-sized, easy-to-understand snippets of pull-no-punches information.

Designed for both immigrant families who have already started the immigration process and those just starting to think about their journey, the Immigration Mastermind provides a mix of expert tips about legal rules, insights about breaking news, and tidbits to help immigrants and their families to keep their chin up, even when the road to success seems to be a never-ending road.

About your host

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Carlos Batara

Carlos Batara is an immigration lawyer, author, educator, public speaker, and online talk show host. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has cared for, protected, and guided immigrants from over 100 countries on their journeys to the United States. His goal is to help at least one family from every nation in the world before he calls it quits.

With family roots from Mexico, Spain, and the Philippines, as well as Native American, Greek, and Turkish ancestry, he brings a broad multicultural background to the practice of immigration law.

Combined with knowledge gained from advanced studies in international relations and constitutional politics, Carlos is always willing to speak his mind openly on immigration issues.