My fiance and I met on line over 3 and a half years ago. We fell in love over this time and now we both want to marry and have him emmigrate permanently to the US. We have communicated through video chats, 4-8 hour long calls daily, and messages, but we want to make everything legal and share our... Read more »
Meeting in person is generally required for either a fiance or spouse visa unless there is good cause to waive the requirement. Skyping or other forms of communication are not adequate. The idea is to avoid such things as mail order brides, a relic from the distant past. Given current technologies,...Read more »
My calculations suggest I can file in March 2020. Can I go for 4 year 1 month rule (sensible construction of statute argument)? How about filing at four years six months and one day (to avoid a stay of over 6 months within statutory 5 year period)?
If you are talking about applying for naturalization, it can take anywhere between 4 months to 1 year depends on your jurisdiction. In Kansas City, it's generally pretty fast. However, it depends on the background checks and security clearance. You can file the N-400 on your own, or you could...Read more »
I'm F1 visa student who just moved to Missouri from Kansas state and I couldn't get a driver license from Kansas City, MO since my visa has expired. Anyway, when I was a resident in overland park, Kansas City, I had two tickets. The first one for "failure to avoid a collision"... Read more »
Generally speaking, not knowing the law is not a defense. You should seek a traffic attorney if you don't know what to say in Court. I will also seek the advice of an immigration attorney to fix your F-1 Out of Status as soon as you can. It is not a good idea to drive without a driver's license.
We know a couple who arrived just a week ago and the wife is fully pregnant (8 months, at least). At least, the wife is going to stay here until the end of March. What (if any) should we do? The husband, who just arrived with her, is heading back home in two days on some family emergency in Dubai... Read more »
I am German Citizenship and am applying for US Citizenship right now. I just found out that the moment I accept the US Citizenship I will automatically loose my German one UNLESS I applied and received a retention permission from Germany before I accept the US Citizenship. I just applied for that... Read more »
You are not a U.S. citizen until you have been sworn in. Even after you pass the interview, you cannot call yourself a U.S. citizen until you receive the naturalization certificate. It's common to reschedule interviews or oath dates, people travel, get sick, etc. However, failing to appear...Read more »
My aunt who is an illegal immigrant got pulled over for going 45 in a 35. The officer gave her a warning for speeding but gave her a slip that says she has to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license. This is her first time getting in trouble for anything. Because she is a single... Read more »
Before doing anything else, your aunt needs to consult with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in both criminal law and deportation law. This is a situation that could very possibly lead to serious problems for her.
The filing fee for a permanent resident or US citizen to file for their spouse that the US government charges is $535. In addition, lawyers charge fees to prepare if you hired an attorney. It depends on a number of factors in terms of length of time the process would take. Consider consulting...Read more »
Been in H1B with green card priority date:Apr 2010. Had to leave job 1st week of June for personal reasons. Applying for jobs and taking interviews right now. My question is will I be able to transfer from previous job to new one when I get one in next week or should they apply a new one in the 60... Read more »
Check with the requirements for ES on the NVC website and on the ES website. Some countries allow you to give power of attorney to someone or an attorney in ES. The requirements of the NVC have recently changed for various countries.
I suggest you consult with a experienced immigration attorney who will determine whether you qualify for any visa. Do not overstay your visas. An overstay will make it very difficult to receive new visa or extend your current visa.
If you are a US citizen you can apply for her but the approval process might take a while depending on which country your mother is from. I suggest talking to an immigration attorney to get some help and guidance regarding this matter. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free...Read more »
It depends on how he entered the country. There are ways to do it where he does not have to leave the country. It all depends on the attorney. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations and talk to an attorney soon. All the best.
You may still be able to apply under the previous category if your CSPA adjusted age is under 21. To calculate that age more information is needed, so please contact an immigration attorney in private to help you with this process. All the best.
I got denied citizenship for lack of good moral character, I had a charge back in 2009 for theft at Walmart. I was 18 back then when i committed the crime but I successfully completed my diversion and have not been in trouble ever since. When I filled for naturalization I forgot to mention on the... Read more »
It depends on what kind of investigation is going on. In most situations criminal investigations will not prevent you for applying for your fiance but in some cases they do. So talk to an immigration attorney in private tell them what investigation is going on. All the best.
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