She wanted to apply for a passport to travel to Canada in June but learned she needed to submit various documentation for this. She found the necessary paper at home and learned that her Permanent Residency Card had expired in 2012. She mailed this in and now is waiting for a response. Should she... Read more »
Good morning, I got married to a us citizen in August last year in the US. I am a German citizen. I went back to Europe after our wedding and returned to the US in October 2018. We filled i130, i485 and i765 concurrently in November. Since then we have been waiting for approval. The petition got... Read more »
There could be a number of reasons why USCIS is notifying you regarding consular processing. It is unlikely, but it could be as simple as an error on the form where you checked the box for consular processing. Or there is some underlying reason why you are not eligible for adjustment of status -...Read more »
As part of the requirements for citizenship a person must show they possess good moral character during the statutory period leading up to their application for naturalization. The officer is likely requesting your police records to determine whether you meet the standard of a person of good moral...Read more »
It depends. Was the denial at USCIS or at the Embassy/Consulate? If the denial was of form I-129f then you can appeal. If the denial was at the embassy you cannot appeal. You will have a limited time to act. She can reapply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate if it is still in the validity period...Read more »
so i received my green card through marriage around 2 months back and we broke up now we have a four month old baby, so if i file for divorce what is the possible way i can still have the valid green card, and can i take the shared physical custody of the child and stay here or what is the best way... Read more »
You can file an I-751 with a waiver of the joint filing requirement. This will allow you to remove the conditions on your green card and receive Permanent Residency without conditions. Each case has specific issues that may arise in the process.
The proper option is the K1 fiance visa. You will need to file an I-129f with USCIS. You will need to include the correct evidence and filing fees - the form instructions are extremely helpful in providing that information. Once your petition is approved your fiance can apply for visa to enter the...Read more »
Yes. A person traveling to the United States on a visitor visa is limited to activities related to the temporary nature of their visa. Getting married is considered a legitimate activity while on a visitor visa, and is permitted.
A United States citizen over the age of 21 can petition for the permanent residency of their parents. Without more information it is difficult to say if there are any other options. You should speak with a competent immigration attorney to explore your best options.
I am a US Citizen located in Ohio. My fiance and I have been together for about 2 years. He was in the states on an L1 work visa and hated his job and decided to quit. We had discussed the option of getting married to stay together but with the time constraint he had to leave within 60 days to stay... Read more »
The K1 visa is your best option for having your fiance join you here in the United States. You can apply for the K1 and then when he arrives you will get married within 90 days of his entry. It is important to know that getting married is considered a legitimate activity on a visitor visa....Read more »
Technically yes. However, filing a lawsuit requires showing particular injury. This is a hard standard to meet when suing the government in that it is difficult to show that you specifically have suffered a particular and personal injury. Additionally, suing the government requires consent by the...Read more »
This is a very case specific question. The document requirements for each unlawful presence case will be different depending on the circumstances. You should contact a local immigration lawyer that can evaluate your case and give you the best recommendation.
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