A United States citizen can sponsor a foreign national spouse who entered the US with permission, despite that the spouse has overstayed his visa. You need to file an immigration case adjustment of status case after you marry.
You can file a fiancé visa petition, and once approved he can enter the United States, but must marry within 90 days of arrival. After marriage, you can sponsor him for his green card through the adjustment of status process.
If you entered the USA with a visa, then you can adjust status after marriage to a US citizen. This is despite the fact that you are out of status currently. You can represent yourself in this process, but if you make a mistake it could be years long delay or an outright denial. Some of us handle...Read more »
A fiancée visa cannot be issued unless you and your significant other have physically met in person and have proof of that meeting within two years of applying for the K visa. The US immigration laws only allow for marriage to be conducted remotely in very limited circumstances. You should retain...Read more »
A US citizen can sponsor his wife who entered the country on a student visa, and thereby adjust status to get a green card. This is true even if your wife is currently out of status. Any lawyer from any state can represent both of you in this process. Some of us handle these types of cases on a...Read more »
Your facts make out a very strong case for a VAWA application. You should retain counsel anywhere in the United States for representation. The violence against women act allows a spouse who is a victim of physical or emotional abuse in the marriage to petition for a green card without the...Read more »
Today, I became a US citizen. My mom is currently a green card holder. 8 years ago my mom filed a police report against my dad for domestic violence. (However, there's no police report filed against my dad according to the olathe police.) Then we filed for a U-visa. Got approved, then after 3... Read more »
A US citizen child over the age of 21 can sponsor his or her parent for a green card, provided that the parent entered the United States with permission. This is true even if the parent currently is out of status. That being said, your father may be subject to one or more grounds of...Read more »
I am from Turkey. I am married to an American citizen, and up until 6 months ago, we were living in Atlanta, GA. We applied for a green card for me. Meanwhile I got pregnant. When 7 months pregnant, I was diagnosed with severe breast cancer. My husband and I immediately came to Turkey for our... Read more »
My sister's son is a US Citizen, adult living in the United States. he petition for his mother currently living in Chile. But he didn't petition for his sister which is a 14 year old minor. the attorney said that since he just makes enough money to petition for his mother that... Read more »
I agree with my colleague. You need to retain counsel to file the 601 waiver application. You only have one chance to get it right, and if you don’t, you will be considered inadmissible and put into removal proceedings.
The only problem is that I was laid off in January 2022. I’m still looking for a job. Can I still sponsor both my parents without earning an income right now or can any friend/family help sponsor them?
Under the Terry v Ohio Supreme Court decision, the answer is most likely yes. The case is famous for holding that a limited search of a suspect's exterior clothing and immediate surroundings to check for weapons based on a police officer's reasonable suspicion does not violate the Fourth...Read more »
I've recently got divorced in Wisconsin which requires a 6-month stay to remarry. Since then I have moved to Iowa that does not have those restrictions on remarrying. I have met a girl in the Philippines while visiting there and we have been dating every since and want to get married. Since I... Read more »
A US citizen who is unmarried is free to sponsor a foreign national for a fiancé K visa. Both of you must physically meet within 2 years of filing the case. Once the visa is issued the two of you must marry within 90 days after her entry into the US. Then she can adjust status to get her green...Read more »
I remained in the US for 4 years and left in 2022 without any removal notice from the government. My I-94 states D/S and I’m not sure if I triggered any reentry bans and if I did, if I may return to the US for vacation after 10 years?
A foreign national who remains out of status for longer than one year, and then exits the United States, is barred to return to the US for a period of 10 years. After that period, you can apply for a visitor visa at the consulate overseas.
An immigrant here on a J1 visa can marry a US citizen and adjust status to get a green card, provided that the J1 visa is not subject to the two-year home residency requirement. Counsel in any state can represent you and process the case from start to finish.
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