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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I am currently awaiting my green card. Mother was approved, my case is still pending. Both filed at the same time.

My priority date is August 17, 2007. EB3. Employment based. Dependent. Canadian citizen. My mother received her green card two months ago(primary applicant). I called USCIS and did not get a direct answer. I was only told to call back in August if I haven't received anything from them and not... Read more »

Oksana Tsykova
Oksana Tsykova answered on Sep 2, 2013

Hopefully, you already received you green card by now. If not, don't worry. USCIS works in mysterious ways. There is no way to predict why some dependents are approved before primary applicants and vice versa. Keep checking in periodically. Unless USCIS has a reason to delay your application... Read more »

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Q: Whats my options when buying our first home as a couple when im a US citizen and my fiancee is yet to enter the US?

Were due to get married August 2014, looking at buying our first home together in Hollister California.

Applying for a K1 visa, do we have to wait till my fiancee enters the US on his visa or can we still buy property before hand

Oksana Tsykova
Oksana Tsykova answered on Sep 2, 2013

This questions has both immigration and real estate dimensions. Ultimately, the decision how/when to purchase a property will rest on your personal goals. Foreign nationals can purchase property in the United States. In fact, if you purchase together before the marriage, this may be a strong... Read more »

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Q: I am a US citizen and just married. My husband entered illegally at age 19, now is 30. what can I do to legalize him?
Oksana Tsykova
Oksana Tsykova answered on Sep 2, 2013

You need an experienced immigration attorney to review whether you husband is eligible for a I 601 Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. If he entered without inspection, he must leave the US in order to apply for an immigrant visa at the US Embassy abroad.

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Q: I-130 approval what next ?

Hi, m a spouse of permanent legal residents,

In july 31/2013 i recived the approvel letter from USCIS.

What needs to be done after I 130 approval?

what are the documents that must be sent to the nvc?

Oksana Tsykova
Oksana Tsykova answered on Sep 2, 2013

You can find basic information about what happens after the I-130 approval at:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1309.html

As the site explains,if your Priority Date meets the most recent Qualifying Date, the NVC will:

1) Invoice you for your visa...
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