I am 21 years old. My Family is currently in Egypt.
answered on Aug 24, 2022
Yes you can petition for your father. However you need to have documentary proof that he raised you. Sometimes immigration may request DNA evidence as well
Looking to find out if he can apply for health insurance and other benefits as well
answered on Apr 17, 2023
I have done them before. I agree with the attorney below
My wife received her notice that extends her processing time to 48 months but would like to visit her
mother in Poland
answered on Mar 23, 2023
Yes your wife can travel to Poland to visit her mother. She needs to travel with her receipt showing that her green card is valid for an additional 48 months In addition she could request a stamp an I - 551 stamp on her passport at the nearest uscis office
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 »
answered on Oct 29, 2022
Since you are still within the time range immediately file the I-751 with all the supporting documents and file a withdrawal of the I-90
My question is, how do I go about getting all his documents together if I have nothing to go off on? All I have is the picture he took when they took refuge in Thailand before coming to the States. A few years back, I went to the Immigration center in Milwaukee and they told us to go to the place... Read more »
answered on Aug 16, 2022
You can file a FOIA G-639 with USCIS to get a copy of his immigration file. There he would find a copy of all his immigration documents
I am planning to get her here to live with me..Can I ask the immigration officer for adjust of status at the port of entrance ? O need to start the petition while she is over there? ..She is alone in Ecuador...my brother and sister can’t take care of her but I am
answered on Jan 18, 2021
1.No You cannot ask the immigration to adjust her at the port of entry
2. You can file the Petition for alien relative, wait about six to nine months for approval, then adjust status thru the embassy. She would arrive in the USA in about a year or less.
3. Please feel free to call... Read more »
I am a US citizen and I met a Brazilian citizen who came to the country with a visa (B1/B2). I fell for him and I don’t want him to leave country instead I want to marry him.
answered on Dec 25, 2020
Yes you can marry him as long as it’s 90-120 days after entry otherwise uscis can allege immigration fraud. Before Covid-19 it could take four to six months for approval now it takes about six to nine months. He cannot leave the us during the process until he is issued a travel document. Feel... Read more »
I applied for naturalization with qualifying military service in October 28th. USCIS's estimate case completion is July 2021 and my conditional green card expires in May 1st, 2021. Do I need to apply to remove conditions on my card/ renew card? Thanks a lot for reading this!
answered on Dec 17, 2020
They will not process your naturalization until your removal of condition is finalized and generally you can only apply for the removal until 90 days before the two years are up
My mother-in-law has not entered the US since 2014. Her daughter is unmarried over 21 years old.
answered on Aug 17, 2020
If your mother in law has been out of the country for four years then she is no longer a green card holder A green card would have been deemed abandoned after one year. That being the case she cannot sponsor her daughter
My husband had his pardon approved last year. We submitted all documents required from NVC on 4/30/20 we received a letter on 5/22/20 with case number and the letter stated that my husbands application was now in que awaiting for immigration appointment the preference category for visa is IR1 (... Read more »
answered on Jul 20, 2020
I had one client who went to his interview at the embassy, In London he was approved but was told he had to await the lifting of The trump ban before he could enter the USA
Due to new regulation, international students would have to leave the country if colleges transfer to online only. I currently have a F1 visa and was wondering: would you need to leave the country as well if you're married to a US citizen?
answered on Jul 7, 2020
No because you have a means to avoid deportation. However you should apply for your green card as soon as possible
Im 18 years old and I live with my parents in Spain, I would like to claim my citizenship through birthright, when I was born my dad was an American citizen but he didn't stay in America for 5 years or more, is it then possible to claim it through my grandparent?
answered on Jun 27, 2020
The answer is it depends once your grandparents can prove that they have also lived here for five years beyond age 14 there are several steps that must be taken including having an interview at one of Theresa service centers when you come in
Please feel free to call with additional questions
Very basic status. Green card through spouse (me as citizen husband) and (spouse is the person for green card) no criminal background, has daca and came to states as a B2 visitor, and has been here for years.
Have all applications in hand for process, just wanted to confirm if the specific... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2020
Additionally I do recommend a discussion with an immigration attorney. All I can advise is always follow the instructions given
They are reopening I am currently stuck in the US due to the coronavirus outbreak the borders of my country are closed. they are reopening this week, however the flights that were once available are being cancelled. this is very unstable and my stay is ending July 11th. I do not want to overstay on... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2020
Once the borders were closed you should and still could file the extension of stay and keep a copy of the filing should any issues arise in the future. Feel free to call for a consultation
She’s here on a tourist visa which expires next August. would it be too risky to get married and apply for the adjustment of status right away within this short time? I have to mention as well that I was previously married and filed for adjustment of status for my ex wife (which went on... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2020
Yes we need a bit more info regarding the previous filing. Feel free to reach out to me or any other experienced immigration attorney
I am just wondering on how much the total should for a layer and the green card?
answered on May 29, 2020
It depends on how you entered the USA. I will need more information. It’s one price if you came in with inspection and another if you entered illegally
id ike to know if it is possible, and yes she has a visa
answered on Mar 6, 2020
Because you are a non-citizen your wife is no allowed to stay during the green card process. She can come and visit for five months. It should take a year or more for the card to be issued
answered on Mar 5, 2020
You can earn your green card several ways . The main ones are through
Self petition through VAWA or National interest waiver.
You should call an immigration attorney to discuss your particular option
answered on Feb 6, 2020
I suggest you do not. Wait at least five years after the most recent DUI is settled. Speak with a criminal law attorney and see if it is possible to amend it to something else. It is possible that two dui can affect your status so arrange a consultation with an immigration attorney in your area
I've known her since 2011 and have visited her and her family many times. We have been engaged for 2 years and I want her to come to Boston so we can get married and I want her to stay with me in Boston. What is the best way to get this done?
answered on Jan 13, 2020
You can file a fiancé visa and once she arrives you can get married within 90 days and then apply for the green card
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