Getting married in the U.S.A.
Welcome to my immigration web pages. I moved from Finland to U.S.A. in
September 1996 and married my wife who is U.S. citizen. The process
in filing all the papers was complicated and not even over yet. I have
just got my green card application approved and there still are many steps
in the future (removal of condition in green card and citizenship).
I have been receiving a lot of emails about my move to U.S.A. - how
it should be done and what kind of papers I had to fill. There are so
many people interested in this topic so I thought to create
web pages about that... But please note that I am not lawyer and I
am not giving any legal advises on these pages. Everybody who writes
on these pages writes about their own experience and all opinions are
their own - they are not giving you any legal advices. I and
many others (who will send their contributions to me - hopefully)
just want to share their experience with you and help you doing the
same we have done.
I hope these pages helps you. If you have any
comments or questions you would like to be answered here, feel
free to email me - firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you have your own stories I
would like to hear from you - please contribute to these pages - and
let's make this the information source #1 about K-1 visas and
way to green card and citizenship of the U.S.A.
Dealing with Immigration and Naturalization Service
What else an alien in the U.S.A. should know?
These pages are under constant development. If you find errors or
you have your experiences about issues let me know. My case is only
one case and together we can make these pages comprehensive - I want
to take all issues of being an alien in U.S.A. and dealing with
problems we face to these pages. Whatever it is - if it is something
to do with K-1 visa way to U.S. citizen it is welcome here.
Btw, my guess is that these pages will become very popular. I am sure
these will get hundreds/thousands of hits per day. If you are interested in
sponsoring these pages, feel free to contact me. I can place your add
to these pages (for example, if you are an immigration lawyer this
is an opportunity to you).
Links to Official Information
Other K-1 web pages
Links to Law Offices, Lawyers
Be aware - they are professional - they know what they do and they usually
want your money. They have some good information on their pages though.
Please note that this list is NOT list of recommended law offices. Actually
I recommend the best lawyer possible: yourself. If your case is clear and you can read and write and have patient - you can do it yourself.
If you have anything to add to
these pages... comments... stories about your own
experience - feel free to email me to email@example.com. Yes...
I am still using my address in Finland (all mails will be forwarded
from there to my ISP address here).
I wish to thank following people giving me help doing this page:
- My wife... Barbara Kotalampi, barbara at kotalampi dot com
- Markku Nylander, Oak Ridge, TN - firstname.lastname@example.org
These pages are devoted to my lovely wife, Barbara Kotalampi, who has been my inspiration, help and support going
through all these things. I made all this for her - left Finland
and started new life here.
(c) Risto Kotalampi, email@example.com. 5/7/2000.