he was arrested with minor charges a year ago but case was dismissed. he graduated high school with a 4.2 gpa. im planning on getting married next june and need to know if he will have to go back before we get married. and if he does will the record that got cleared still show up and affect his... Read more »
answered on Sep 25, 2018
Hello Sir or Ma'am,
J1 and J2 Visa Holders may have the 2 Year Home Residency Requirement, that would prevent the ability to get a Green Card, unless the requirement/restriction is waived. The Visa Restriction should be looked into first, and if it exists on the J1/J2 Visa, this... Read more »
answered on Jun 3, 2017
Hello Sir or Ma'am,
You would have to speak with an Immigration Attorney to fully assess your parent's options, whether immigration violations could cause some complications, and to determine whether there is a risk of deportation.
I do not know the status of your... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2017
Hello Sir or Ma'am,
I do not know if "citizenship" means Naturalization or Lawful Permanent Residence. It is a common confusion in my office with prospective clients. So, I will provide an answer for both possibilities.
Tax Documents are normal requirements for... Read more »
I didn't realize I didn't send the right amount on one of the money orders is there a way I can just send two money orders with the total amount adding ?
answered on Jan 28, 2017
Hello Sir or Ma'am, If you paid the improper amount, USCIS will likely reject the filing and return everything to you in a couple months. Please note that USCIS fees increased December 23, 2016. Respectfully.
Which is the quickest way to get him here and be able to work ASAP? Fiance visa, go straight to a green card application, or something else?
How long does the process usually take to get a visa plus work permit, assuming we do everything we need to do immediately?
We'll... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2016
Hello, You have many different questions, but I will try my best. The two options you'd have is Fiance Visa and Consular Processing.
If you plan to marry in the U.S., the Fiance Visa is what you will need. Some think that entering with VWP/ESTA or entering with a B-2 Tourist Visa is a... Read more »
I have DACA, which means I already have a social security number and work permit number, I am 31 years old and unmarried.
answered on Nov 17, 2016
Hello, Both may petition for you. However, each will have your Green Card application fall under different categories. The category is important because it dictates how long you will have to wait for a Green Card to become available. You will have to review the DOS Visa Bulletin. The waiting period... Read more »
When I met my husband he was going through deportation. After talking to a lawyer he advised us if we were going to get married anyways to do it sooner than later. My husband was granted a permit to be here after the fact we were married. But now we're not sure if we get a divorce if it will... Read more »
answered on Nov 14, 2016
If your husband has an attorney, it is best that you raise this concern with the attorney. Merely being in deportation does not give a permit. You need a basis for getting out of deportation and starting the path to lawful permanent residence (aka green card).
If the reason for the... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am, I rarely recommend leaving the U.S. when a filing is pending, assuming the Advance Parole is related to Adjustment of Status Green Card Processing. However, I 100% would not leave the U.S. on Advance Parole if it is related to a deferred action (DACA). Respectfully.
due to family problems.. i cant take my stepfather anymore.. im planning to leave his(stepfather) house .. and just worried about if he(stepdad) can report me and lie to the authorities and send me back where i came from..
answered on Nov 10, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am, I am assuming you are a Green Card Holder (aka Lawful Permanent Resident) because you mentioned "petition." A family member, even someone who petitioned for you in the past, cannot take away your Lawful Status in the U.S. and force your return to your home... Read more »
answered on Sep 15, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am,
The G-325A is for employment history. However, it is a good practice to cover the entire past 5 years. For instance, if you worked during some periods, were unemployed during others, attended school, or volunteered (e.g. internship), that should be provided. The... Read more »
I called the US citizenship and I was told I need to reside in NC for 90 days prior to filing citizenship, but by then, my 6 months prior to residency expiring deadline will be past due. what are my options ? Thanks
answered on Sep 5, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am, Usually it is best to have a Green Card with 6+ months remaining before you file for citizenship. Some jurisdictions require this, while others may waive it. Naturalization is different from Applying for Lawful Permanent Residence. You should speak with an Immigration... Read more »
My boyfriend and I are planning for him to come here during their summer (April - June) because my 18th birthday is on April (important for Filipinos) and I'll be graduating on June. He will be staying with me and my family. I understand the steps and the process but during the interview, what... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2016
The most important tip I can give is to be honest to the consular officer. Manila denies over 25% of Tourist (B-2) Visa Applications a year. Be clear that he is visiting a girlfriend and not a mere friend. This fact may lead to a denial, but if the officer arrives at this fact while questioning... Read more »
I have gone to mexico and came back with advance parole, married to a usa citizen shes a stay at home mom. have work legally since i received DACA 2012 and have done my taxes every year.
answered on Sep 1, 2016
Hello Sir, Your wife will still need to sponsor you since she would be your petitioner in the I-130 form, but you can be included as the household member ("intended immigrant") in the I-864. This means that your income of $35,000 can be used to overcome the 2016 federal poverty guideline... Read more »
What can I do bout the power of attorney telling me I can not move in to the house. The deed is in my name.
answered on Jan 15, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am, A deed signifies legal ownership of property whereas a power of attorney is a legal instrument to allow another person to act in the place of someone else. Under the question you stated, your deed should mean that you own the home and have the power to move into the deeded... Read more »
We moved 250 miles due to job relocation 6 months prior to lease end (2 year lease). Landlord is holding us to remaining rent payments. We don't like it, but we did sign the lease, and have resigned ourselves to living with the consequences.
I've read that landlord is legally... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2016
Hello Sir or Ma'am, North Carolina law states that the landlord has a duty to mitigate his damages after a breach of a lease. The law does not force a landlord to rent to the next available tenant, or to rent at all. However, if the landlord wishes to enjoy the benefit of the breached lease... Read more »
I have only been married 1 week. Each day I discover a different lady calling my husband really really late in the night. When they discover he is not married, they all say he only married me for a green card. I do not speak spanish. But I'm starting to believe them. What can I do?
answered on Dec 21, 2015
The immigration process is not automatic. If your husband is seeking to apply for a green card based on marriage to a United States Citizen, then you (the U.S. Citizen) will have to perform certain tasks, such as filing an I-130 Petition and an I-864 Affidavit of Support. If you have already filed... Read more »
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