My sister is a US Citizen. She sponsored me for the I-130 F4 immigration visa Category. My daughter was 14 years of age at the time and therefore was a derivative of myself. She is currently 26 years of age and my priority date is soon to be current. The I-130 application was filed on December 2007... Read more »
I went to every office for immigration paid for it and i have no idea about the paperwork and i want to ask the lawyer for a copy but dont want to tip off my ex wife so she doesnt try to stall my new marriage. She is also and immigrant with a work visa and i dont even know if it will be a problem.... Read more »
You can do a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the I 130 and for any documents that you signed, but you will not be entitled to a copy of the documents she signed, such as the I 485, Application for Employment Authorization or Application for Advanced Parole, as those belong to her.
I currently reside outside the US with my foreign spouse. We plan to return to the US, but I no longer have a job or residence there, however, we do have someone willing to co-sponsor. If the co-sponsor can show for these things, do I need to as well?
In order to file for your spouse, you must provide a US residence where you intend to reside. In terms of having job or finances you will have to document your current income and your adjusted gross income for the past 3 years. This is true even if you do not meet the poverty guidelines and even...Read more »
It appears that you are asking if an I 130 can be approved while there is a pending request for evidence on the I 485. The answer to that question would be "yes." The purpose of the I 130 is to determine if the relationship is real (e.g., spouses, parent/child etc.). The purpose of the I 485 is...Read more »
Typically the only time that your criminal background would become an issue is if any convictions are for criminal sexual conduct. If so then they may he covered under what is known as the Adam Walsh Act which seeks to protect the potential immigrant from coming in and becoming a sex slave or a...Read more »
You have to prove that you have been inside of the US for the requisite time period (30 months over the preceding 5 years). You also have to document that you do not have any large periods of time outside of the U.S. an absence of 9 months can break the continuous physical presence and cause your...Read more »
I got my green card in April 2010, and it is due for renewal soon. Currently, I have had 25 months of physical presence in the country over the last 5 years, but continuous residence (not being outside the US for more than 6 months a year) since April 2017. I held a reentry permit when I was... Read more »
If your green card has less than 6 months until it expires, then I suggest that you file to renew it prior to filing for your N 400. With regard to the issue of your physical presence, there are two things that USCIS looks at. First, they will look at the total number of days you were out of the...Read more »
You have to make sure that you are very clear about whether you had an arrest or whether a police report was generated. You are obligated to disclose this information to USCIS and failure to do so can be treated as if you lied on your N 400.
You can travel inside of the United States while you are waiting for your green card to be approved. You do not need an I 131 travel authorization. The I 131 (in your case advanced parole) allows you to travel outside of the U.S. and re-enter while the process is ongoing. Since Texas is inside...Read more »
I have filed green card petitions for both of my parents, so far I have received appointment details for my mother from National Visa Center. There is one month difference between approvals for my mother and father, we have yet to recieve approval for my father. I just wanted to check if I can have... Read more »
Each embassy or consulate has its own procedures for changing an interview for an appointment. It should be listed on their web page. If it is not, then you can contact the embassy or consulate directly. You indicated that you have not yet received the approval for your father. If this is true,...Read more »
There are waivers available for certain criminal offenses, but you have not provided sufficient information in order to give you any advice as to whether you would qualify for any such waiver. I suggest that you speak with an experienced immigration attorney who can review all of the relevant...Read more »
I suggest that you contact a criminal defense attorney and then consult with an experienced immigration attorney before you agree to participate in the CAP program. There is no guarantee that they won't use your participation in the CAP program to prosecute you after the fact.
You can either file a K-3 marriage visa which does use the form I 129 (and also the form I 130) or you can file a stand alone I 130. The first would take minimally 6 months to a year, and once approved would give your wife a marriage visa to come to the US. Once she is here, then you would file...Read more »
You basically have two choices, you can either file a motion to reopen (Form I 290 B), pay the filing fee for this form and include the I 864 and supporting documents for the Affidavit of Support or you can refile the I 485 package again and pay the filing fees. Filing the I 290B is not a...Read more »
I am us citizen and my parents in law are coming to help us with the baby and we would like them to stay as long as six months. s it possible to extend their stay here in the USA once they are already here or do they have to leave and come back, and if so, for how long? can they go to Canada for a... Read more »
Unfortunately, you cannot extend your stay when you enter through ESTA Waiver program. You would have to leave and make a new entry. It does not matter what country they go to, but leaving for a day or two or even a week and then attempting to return might be seen as visa abuse or as...Read more »
It is not clear from your question whether you are waiting for the I 130 to be approved or whether your case is stuck in consular processing. I suggest that you provide more information to an experienced immigration lawyer so that they can assist you in finding out about the delay, making an...Read more »
You will need to meet with an experienced immigration attorney and provide them with a copy of the approval as well as the notice of intent to revoke. You will also have to give them all the information about yourself which will help them to give you the proper advice. Unfortunately, you have not...Read more »
Yes a US citizen can marry a foreigner on a visa. As a general rule, yes the foreign spouse may remain in the US while they are awaiting their adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident. In order to make certain that the facts of your case allow this, I suggest that you speak with...Read more »
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