She came to the usa in 2019 on a K1 visa, we were married and applied for adjustment of status, we received a deny notice in April 2022 due to previous visa fraud issues on her part which I was unaware of, in September 2022 we received final denial of her AOS, once I explained to my wife what our... Read more »
Ideally you should hire an attorney who practices both immigration and family law. This way the attorney will be able to make sure the grounds for the divorce are appropriate (limiting your wife's ability to sponsor herself for a green card) and protect you as to any potential spousal support...Read more »
Hello, I am a us citizen and I want to marry a girl in india but she is going through a divorce and also have a 4 year old daughter, so I wanted to know how will I be able to get her and her daughter to the states? I know I will have to wait until her divorce is finalized in india but what process... Read more »
I’ve been a LPR (10 year green card) since Dec 2020. In 2022 I’ve been out of the country for 164 days as of now (multiple entries from Brazil - my home country). I just got back last week, so technically I’d still have 14 days left for this year, totaling 179 days abroad for the current... Read more »
It is impossible to tell if you will be permitted to return in January after a short visit to Brazil because it is up to the officer at the Border whether to let you in AND for how long REGARDLESS of the "180 day clock" (reset or not). Each time you cross the border on an non-immigrant...Read more »
In the immigration process, the counselor asked us to add a joint sponsor. We prepared the papers for the joint sponsor, but the embassy is not accepting them by email, and asked us to upload them. They didn't provide additional information, and we don't know where to upload. Our NVC... Read more »
The NVC account is where you would upload co-sponsor affidavit of support and documents. The button is on the main/home page, right under the "Affidavit of Support" section, says "Add Joint Sponsor". Best wishes!
This is not a simple question or answer. You should do a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss your situation and any potential problems. I know time is of the essence for you but many attorneys offer phone/virtual consultation and you can speak with an attorney who is located...Read more »
I travel on a UK passport and have a B1/B2 visa. I understand that the first step is for her to file an alien relative petition as my sponsor, is that correct? How long does this process generally take?
Filing the Petition for Alien Relative is the first step in applying for a green card. However, if you are applying for Adjustment of Status (i.e. process of getting a green card while being INSIDE the United States), there are additional forms you would file. The next steps are different when you...Read more »
For an attorney to advise you WHEN to file for a green card would require more information about your and your spouse's specific situation. Obviously, the first step an attorney would want to do is to make sure that your spouse even qualifies for a green card. For those reasons it would be...Read more »
I have been hearing that I cannot travel outside Usa within 90 days before applying to naturalization N-400 form. I don’t see anywhere in the requirements that I am unable to travel within 90 days before applying for naturalization. Could you please advise me if I could apply for naturalization... Read more »
It is not just 90 days before applying for citizenship that is of importance. There is a "continous presence" and " physical presence" requirement for naturalization elligibility. Learn more about those here: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12
The mere fact of being married to a US citizen does NOT confer legal status to an immigrant. However, if the immigrant qualifies for adjustment of status they could acquire legal status by becoming a permanent resident and eventually a US citizen. Best to do a consultation with an experienced...Read more »
I accidentally filed for the I-90 on October 20,2021 which was 90days prior to when my 2 year green card expired . Unfortanetly I just found out while checking on any updates That I was suppose to file for the I-751 . I am in disbelief and don’t know what to do because I read that they can deport... Read more »
So your green card has been expired for almost a year? Normally, if your failure to file was through no fault of your own, you can file your petition late with a written explanation and request that USCIS excuse the late filing. Failure to file before the expiration date may be
We have been together over a year and I will be visiting again in November/December which I will be proposing to her. So I was hoping to get some information on how the immigration process would be to have her eventually be with me in the US.
I would recommend you do a consultation with an immigration attorney to go over the process, requirements and timeline and so you can ask questions as this is explained. Many attorneys such as myself offer free phone consultations. Best wishes!
You should always feel comfortable and confident working with an attorney. If you are having doubts as to their abilities or costs, I would recommend that you have an honest conversation with that attorney to allow him/her to address your questions and concerns. If you are still not feeling good...Read more »
If you don't intend to spend more than 6 months out of a year in the US after you retire then it may be better to officially relinquish your permanent residency (although you may have already abandonned it) and seek a tourist visa which should be sufficient for your couple of entries per year....Read more »
I’m applying for the N400 form after marrying a US citizen (and obtaining green card through marriage). My husband was born in China but was adopted by US citizen parents. He has a US passport but no naturalization documents. Can he use his adoption papers or US passport to show proof that he is... Read more »
Passport AND adoption documents may be enough to prove citizenship. If it is not, USCIS will send a Request for Evidence and you can do a Freedom of information act (FOIA) request to USCIS for a copy of his naturalization certificate. Best wishes!
After 40 days, my RFE Notice Letter regarding EB-1A case just delivered yesterday. On the 20th day, I sent a physical letter to USCIS Texas Sevice Center notifying them that the RFE had not been received yet ( done in addition to the online method instructed ).
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