My mother has GC I551 (77 no exp) and has lived lived outside USA with limited trips back and forth to USA with no issue getting through US immigration until 2019 when they questioned and allowed her through on a Visa waiver, which states that her GC is no longer valid. Question is my mother is now... Read more »
If they had her file a Form I 407 and turn in her green card, she will have to reapply for her LPR status. Even if they did not take the card, it is very likely that she may be in the system as having abandoned her status, which would mean she has to reapply. An experience immigration lawyer will...Read more »
I'm a new graduate , green card holder with a decent job now and planning to bring my wife in US. Last year my total income was around $8000 but this year it is around $50000. IRS ask 21k per year for family of 2. Can I submit my document will only the last tax year or will I need to add both... Read more »
When you submit your affidavit of support it will ask for the past 3 years of your income. You will need to submit evidence showing that this year you are earning significantly more despite only having earned $8,000.00 on your prior return. A qualified immigration lawyer can assist you in this...Read more »
Congratulations on your future marriage! Yes, it is possible in most circumstances, for you to stay in the USA and apply for a marriage based green card. The process is discussed in detail on my website:...Read more »
When Will These Obligations End? Your obligations under a Form I-864 that you signed will end if the person who becomes a lawful permanent resident based on that affidavit: A.Becomes a U.S. citizen; B.Has worked, or can receive credit for, 40 quarters of coverage under...Read more »
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?
I am a permanent resident of the US. CA accepted expired and or copy of the green card. GA does not. Aside from renewing card for $500 and waiting 6 months, is there anything else I can use to obtain a GA drivers license?
If you apply to renew your green card, you can either receive an extension sticker on the card when you do your biometrics, or you can ask for temporary card during an infopass appointment at your local USCIS office.
I want to petition my mom in December when I turn 21. I live in California right now. But I also plan on moving to Nevada in April of next year, before the process is complete. Would that affect the legal process in any way?
Im 23 year old citizen. My mom came to the U.S illegally and returned voluntarily to Mexico in 2002, no deportation. She’s been in Mexico ever since. I know I can petition her and it’ll be fairly quick process. But she also has my brother who is 14 and he can’t stay in Mexico alone. Is there... Read more »
You mother would be an immediate relative and you can petition for her and she would not have to wait for visa availability - meaning she could be a green card holder in about a year or so (not considering Covid delays). Your brother however is not an immediate relative to you and...Read more »
Went to the green card interview today and presented the evidence that was on the letter. This included papers from my bank showing my husband was added (hubby is the immigrant), car insurance cards showing he was added to the car insurance, copy of taxes to show we filed jointly, proof we were on... Read more »
The appointment letter generally shows examples of things that could be used to prove a bonafide relationship. Each relationship is different and will have a different mixture of bonafide evidence. Some couples will have extensive financial ties, and few pictures and no children. Other couple will...Read more »
Have you ever been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance in any country, excluding traffic violations (unless a traffic violation was alcohol- or drug-related or involved a fine of $500 or more)?
I recently just realized that i had lost my international passport, and I have just started the process to get my green card. I am beginning to be worried. I would like to know, do if its a requirement that i must have my passport as evidence on entry with immigration, or if i can get another... Read more »
My husband became a US Permenent Resident 4 years ago through our marriage. He now would like to become a US Citizen, but he is afraid it may be denied due to his past offenses from 2010 and later. They are all misdemenors, traffic violations, and one arrest (detained less than 4 hours). These all... Read more »
The requirements for Naturalization are higher than those for a green card and someone who may have successfully obtained a green card, may not qualify to naturalize, or may be denied naturalization at the discretion of USCIS. Your husband should have his records reviewed to determine if any of his...Read more »
Generally, to change your name, you have to change your ID documents. If you do not apply for a permanent resident card, then to change your name you would change it on your passport (or other ID document) with the country that issued it.
If you apply for your green card, you can change...Read more »
The requirements for naturalization are more stringent than the requirements for the renewal of your permanent resident card. You should have an attorney review the denial letter with you to see what options you may have to obtain your citizenship.
They have been behind by a few weeks in issuing notices and receipts. If you have not heard back in a month or so, call the USCIS 800 number. Also, if there is a deficiency in the filing, they will send it back and not send a receipt.
You should discuss the specifics of your situation with a qualified immigration lawyer to make sure all the requirements and qualifications are met, for example what is his current status and how long has he been here, what is your immigration status etc. If the requirements are met, generally you...Read more »
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