Legal permanent residents of the United States (LPR) who remain outside the U.S. for longer than one year (or longer than two years with a Reentry Permit) may, if the failure to return sooner was due to circumstances beyond the LPR’s control, be eligible for a Returning Resident (SB-1) immigrant
One or more Affidavit(s) of Support (forms I-864 and I-864A) are required for most family-based immigrants to the U.S. The purpose of the affidavits of support are to establish that sponsored immigrants have adequate means of financial support and that they are not likely to rely on the U.S.
K-1 visa was created to allow for the alien fiancée to come to the US, get married with the US citizen fiancée and begin their lives together.
Although the federal government’s 2012 fiscal year doesn’t end until Sept. 30, the Department of Homeland Security has already reached the annual 10,000 limit on special visas for undocumented immigrants who are crime victims and who also assist in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.