Yes, you can. Just mark the box on the N-400; and the officer will confirm this at your interview. Also, because you want a name change, you cannot be sworn the same day as your interview (if your case is approved).
i will become US citizen on February 2016 and want to bring my mother from Peru. Issue: she was in USA from 2001 as a tourist visa and overstayed until 2011, she just left the country. (not deported or anything). will there be an issue now that she will apply for a residence. she filed her tax... Read more »
She accrued over 1 year of unlawful presence then departed the U.S. This makes her subject to the 10 year bar. You can file the I-130, but retain counsel as a waiver must be filed before the green card is filed. Hopefully, she qualifies for 245i.
Hello and thank you for reserving time to answer questions. I'm an American Citizen and I’m going to sponsor my brother to study in a university here. I'll also apply for his green card after he starts to study and would like him to stay here until I can file Form I-485. So I have two questions:... Read more »
I sent away my immigration package last Friday. It arrived at the Lockbox facility in Chicago yesterday morning. After over checking my copies, I noticed a couple mistakes. I forgot to write down my Class of Admission on form I-131. I also forgot to write down my i94 number and my current USCIS... Read more »
It might get rejected (though I doubt this). For the I-485, you may get sent an RFE, or you may make it all the way to the interview and you can fix it at that point. As for the I-765 and I-131, you may get an RFE or the EAD may get issued with the wrong code. You can try and send notice via Fed...Read more »
Was adopted by a US citizen but he didn't apply citizenship for me - my mothers Filipino. So am technically not a US citizen. Am from the Philippines. I just need a newer copy of my vital certificate (they issued - a V.S. 15B - Certificate of Foreign Birth (short form) to get authenticated by the... Read more »
Even if you wanted to, the visa waiver does not allow your fiancé to change status within the U.S. That's a condition of the visa waiver. Regardless, no fiancé visa is required. Are you a U.S. citizen or an LPR? Timing as well as intent are issues (because of the presumption of fraud). It is...Read more »
I entered the U.S. on a J-1(not subject to the two-year residency requirement) visa, then i applied and got b2 visa and after that the company that i worked for applied for h2b visa and the visa got denied. Now after 3 years i am married to a U.S. citizen. May I adjust my status?
When my LCA was originally approved it has some amount (Minimum prevailing wage) mentioned in it, but a year later wages in that areas are revised (every year in July updated ICERT LCA site) and increased but I am getting... Read more »
Can I leave USA while my case for OPT card is pending? I plan to come back with G4 and then leave again within 3 months and enter USA with OPT card to undertake employment. This seems complicated but is it legal? Thank you.
It takes 90-100 days for EAD to be issued. Was the EAD filed with advance parole? Do you have a pending green card application? You can always depart and re-enter on G visa; this departure and re-entry will not directly result in a denial. However, it is never advisable for you to travel while a...Read more »
Due to financial problems, I dropped out of college and worked as a programmer for a couple of local companies. Papers did not matter to them because I had a fair bit of self-taught skills they needed. I have been outsourced by a US company five years ago and I have been working for them ever... Read more »
Have you maintained lawful status at all times? If you were on F-1, then let it lapse, and worked for 5 years without authorization, you have a problem. Having an employer file your H-1B now without addressing unlawful presence could land you in Immigration Court. Seek the advice of counsel.
I had H1b visa for four years and got laid off. I switched to B2 visa. I got a new job but my B2 expired April 10. The whole time I thought I was waiting on my H1b transfer and so I never applied for my B2 extension. I found out yesterday that the lawyer is waiting for the Labor Certification to... Read more »
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