DOMA Ruling and Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

With the overturn of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex partners of U.S. Citizens and permanent residents are now entitled to same immigration benefits that were earlier available only to opposite-sex couples.  Some of the notable immigration benefits that the same-sex partners are now eligible to includes: Fiancé Visa, Marriage Visa, Adjustment of Status, Immigrant Visa at a US Consulate, Dependent Visa like H-4, L-2, F-2, etc.

At a recent American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) conference, the USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas revealed that USCIS is working on guidance to address issues arising from applications requesting same-sex immigration benefits.  

We, at Sharma Law Offices, are honored to be helping same-sex couples and businesses that wish to avail of the same-sex immigration benefits.  Over the years, we have handled thousands of marriage-based and employment-based petitions and are excited to put our expertise to work on behalf of individuals and businesses seeking same-sex immigration benefits.