I am a DACA beneficiary since 2012. If I leave the US voluntarily renouncing all DACA benefits, how easy (or how hard) would it be to apply and be granted a tourist visa to visit the US in the future as a simple tourist?
Very unlikely that it would be approved. Best case would be if you were granted DACA before age 18 ... that means you have been lawfully present as an adult and may, eventually, apply for an immigrant visa through a permanent resident process.
But even so, you have presumably spent a...View More
He lives in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian calendar is different from the American calendar, in that the Ethiopian calendar has 13 months and is currently in the year 2012. Any legal document containing a date has an Ethiopian date as well as an American date. His birth certificate was issued in 1983 and... View More
I'm applying for naturalization and have filled out form N-400 except for a few questions. My spouse was married 20 years ago and the form is asking for the birth date of the ex-spouse and a few other questions that are difficult or impossible to answer. We have no way of finding this person.... View More
I am a J1 here in US and got denied with my extension, already overstayed. I am currently living with my boyfriend and we are still not ready to get married. Is it possible if I can get a fiancee visa instead while here in US?
Sorry, no. Question about your J-1, are you subject to the 2-year home-country return requirement? (Also known as being subject to section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.) Be sure to check that.
When and if the two of you decide to marry, you will be able to go forward --...View More
My wife is a recently naturalized US Citizen and would like to sponsor her elderly disabled mother (70Yrs Old - Stroke victim) for a Green Card. My question is, even though Iranian citizens are banned from entering the country, is it still possible to apply for an I-130 in anticipation of a new... View More
I'm in J1 visa and my 30 days grace period will be done in April 25.Got married to a US citizen and filed I130 and I485 concurrently, got rejected twice. Improper filling and I wasn't able to attach i994. On March 15 I got laid off in Marriott where I am having my internship (Which my... View More
Don't freak out. It will work out. No, not a disqualifying event. But lack of employment -- and believe me, I'm sympathetic! -- will put more weight on your wife (and maybe a co-sponsor) for financial support.
Here is how the Government replied to a question about receiving...View More
The I-140 must have ben approved at least 180 days ago in order to port the priority date. The new employer must go through the entire EB process of course before you can adjust, even though the PD may be current.
Her country of origin is Ukraine. She has been in the US for 20+ years. She was married and divorced in the US. She had two kids in the US in that same marriage. Her divorced husband (my father) was a US citizen and passed away in 2008. she received child support from him till 2008 and after... View More
I am a USA citizen, 32 years old. My income is good and I am capable financially to sponsor my family to come to the USA. I have 3 family members in Russia: my dad, 73 y.o., mom 53 y.o. and my little brother who is 14 y.o.
Am I amble to sponsor all of them for a family based immigration... View More
When you are divorced, by court order, you will automatically lose your H-4 visa STATUS. Your right to remain in the United States, as an H-4 spouse, will come to an end after a 30-day grace period. Hope that helps.
My partner has no proof that he is in the US legally. He came from Canada when he was a teenager to go to private school. He has a social security card but a Canadian birth certificate and no other information. He was born in Canada and adopted as a baby, his mother is a US Citizen and his father... View More
Assuming you are a US citizen, you can marry him and apply for permanent residence. Your partner either came as a foreign student (F-1 visa status) or as a visitor. The school probably has records that will help establish how he came into the USA. The point is to show he made a LEGAL entry,...View More
I am applying for citizenship - during the green card process in 2013 I forgot to disclose a citation for littering (dating back from 2006) on the initial application form. I filed an amendment with a lawyer after realizing the overlook and provided proof that i paid the $75 fine in court and a... View More
I would suggest you explain, on your N-400 application, that you didn't disclose that info on your I-485, and that you did file an amendment. Just be sure to DISCLOSE all the facts and you should be fine. Don't assume it wasn't important enough since it probably had nothing to do...View More
I have my PERM approved from employer X on 4/8/2015 and from the same employer X I got my I-140 approval on 10/30/2015. I change from employer X to employer Y on 04/18/2020 with H-1B transfer. Employer Y has started my PERM process mid last year which is not yet filed yet. My question... View More
I was issued 221(g) in India in 2018 and granted the visa two months later without being asked any additional information. The form I received was in white color. I am still employed with the same company as the one during my that visa stamping. I will be going to get my visa stamped again and... View More
I'm currently on my OPT (F-1) and want to take the online Credential of Readiness (CORe) program at Harvard Business School Online in order to prepare for my MBA. The program is online, 10-17 weeks and NOT for credit.
Can I go ahead with applying for the program or do I have any... View More
I am currently getting ready to file for a K1 visa for my fiance. I have not found anything online that tells me a definite answer on this. I have a CCDW and own multiple guns. I am located in Kentucky.
Check with your state for exact requirements on these activities. Go back to the CCDW people, they may know. I expect that AT LEAST permanent residence is required. Your fiancée should have PR about 6 months after wedding and filing application for PR and interview at USCIS. So that may help...View More
I know that working is not allowed on F2 visa. But if one uses his/her own savings to buy and sell stocks (for himself/herself) actively in the stock market using mobile apps like Robinhood, and profits/gains money in that process, would that be legal?
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