I hope the message finds you well. I am an international graduate student and I recently defended my PhD dissertation (STEM field). I intend to file for EB1A visa; I think I've met 3 out of the 10 criteria. Then there's that second part from USCIS that reads... Read more »
The definition of extraordinary ability is a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor. You prove extraordinary ability by showing “sustained national or international acclaim” and that your...Read more »
I am from Bangladesh, I recently received job offer from an employer in US and I would like to know what's the procedure for Bangladeshi citizens to be able to meet the immigration requirements. I will be working at a Coffee chain shop in state of Massachusetts which I... Read more »
You may qualify for an L visa or you will need an H visa. More information is needed. Secondly, it is the employers responsibility to take care of the initial visa requirements for the employee. I suggest you have the emplooyer contact an experienced immigration attorney.
I'm currently on F-1, but I'm waiting for my marriage-based green card interview date and work permit (I already did my biometrics). I wish to apply for CPT for an employment opportunity directly related to my course of study (I'm a Ph.D. student and already used my OPT after my... Read more »
I had an f1 visa on my passport and I do not have an h1b visa stamped on my passport, however, i got a legal status for a h1b last October (2021). I wanted to enter my visa and was hoping that this would allow me to travel internationally, however my visa on my passport is still an F1.
I'm an Indian citizen holding an E19 Green Card that was issued in Aug '20. I separated from my husband around July '21 due to irreparable issues in the marriage. We both want to apply for a mutual divorce by Nov, '21. The green card is a 10-yr one. My marriage has been of 10.5... Read more »
As the spouse of a priority worker you derive your status from his status. You indirectly received your LPR status through marriage. There may be questions regarding whether the marriage was a legitimate marriage. However, given the length of your marriage it is unlikely. If asked, it sounds like...Read more »
Both husband and wife did not have a domicile in DR at the time of the divorce. Now in 2021, he is trying to remarry but immigration states before getting married to someone else he needs proof that one or both needed to reside in the Dominican Republic of which neither lived in DR. Is there... Read more »
It certainly presents a problem as if the USCIS does not recognize that DR dissolution of marriage then any attempt to marry a person in the United States would create an allegation of polygamy (being married to two or more people a the same time).
I assume your husband is the immigrant. He can have the conditions of his LPR status removed on his own by filing a waiver of the joint filing requirement. He can request alimony in a dissolution proceeding and he can request the affidavit of support be enforced.
I have sponsored my parents and my brother green card. My parents were able to get immigration visa and now in US with green card; however, my brother is not considered close relative, therefore, his visa can take up to 10 years; Question: can my parents sponsor him now as well as... Read more »
My dad is a green card holder and petitioned me, a U.S student visa holder, for a green card. Should I have filed for adjustment of status as well since I already live in the U.S or is that only for children under 21 years old?
the only thing I've done is file for an ITIN number but other than that everything has been done by my family but it feels like there is so many opportunities that I'm missing out on that my family is not a aware off.
Teen, 18, High School senior, undocumented, no birth certificate(trying to get one from Haiti), no ID, Aunt wont give SS# but claims on taxes, can't do DACA because of possible SS#, does not live with either parent but with family instead. Is there a way to find out her SS#?
There are many questions here, the most obvious is how do you have a SS# if you are undocumented? You need to sort this out before someone gets you into trouble without your knowledge. Please consult an attorney urgently. You can find one on the Justia Directory or on thevAmerican Immigration...Read more »
I met my wife last year, she’s on a tourist visa and we got married Dec 2020. I want to help her apply for a marriage based green card. Please what’s the rate of success (estimate) with marriage based green card applications?
We are going to different colleges in different states and will probably be doing long-distance for a while. Will this marriage be legitimate in Massachusetts? He is not American. If possible, I want him to live with me in America permanently.
Yes, this is a problem. The names of all spouses must be included in the petition. Bigamy is grounds for inadmissibility. This means that, as a bigamist, he should be disqualified from lawful immigration. This will require any previously approved I-130 petition to be revoked, even years later....Read more »
Hello, I am on F1 visa and am currently employed post-graduation on my initial OPT which is about to end in January. For some personal reason, I have been out of the country since a month. My company is in the process of preparing documents and I most likely will apply for STEM Extension in the... Read more »
I am a Masters' graduate from a STEM degree. I graduated in May 2020 so I am currently on OPT. I was given a confirmed written offer by a company, but when they were doing background checks etc, they asked me about my visa status. I told them I was on STEM OPT so I officially had 3 years of... Read more »
If employment is at will, then there is probably nothing you can do about it. It is hard to say if discrimination based on visa status is valid, given a company’s long-term goals. Your best option would be to discuss your case with an attorney with knowledge of workplace issues.
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