K1 visa is good for 90 days to come into the USA, marry and apply for AOS. An out of state licence is good for 30 days in Illinois, then an state licence must be obtained, but as my visa was only valid for 90 days (expired Jan/16), I am not eligible for a drivers licence (must have a valid 6 month... Read more »
You can apply for employment authorization while your adjustment is pending, and then you can get an SSN with the EAD card. It is my understanding that the state of Illinois will use your EAD and SSN as proof they can issue you a license.
If I let my sister apply to petition me, can I apply for an H1b visa if I found an employer to sponsor me? I'm on F1. Or are we allowed to apply through one of them only? I have an MBA in Finance with distinctions, BSc in Finance, CAMS, CFE, doing an Msc in Computer Science and I have 5 years of... Read more »
Your sister can only petition for you if she is your employer. It is required that the employer sponsor you. Your sister can file a family-based petition on your behalf, but beware that the wait time is many many years and could evidence immigrant intent, which could potentially mess up your F-1...Read more »
My mom is thinking of opening a US-based store, which shipping would be done through Amazon. In order to establish what she mentioned as LLC, she needs somebody who owns a SSN to be one of the shareholders. I have a SSN due to the multiple past on-campus jobs I had. I know that if this will be... Read more »
You can invest, but you cannot work on an F-1. If you are planning to invest a substantial amount, I would take to an immigration lawyer about the possibility of an E-2 (non-immigrant i.e. temporary) or EB-5 (permanent i.e. pathway to green card) that are specifically for investors. Good luck!
How very exciting! Generally, it is completely fine for someone to marry and adjust their status here in the United States on a tourist visa. The issue you could potentially deal with is fraud/misrepresentation. You could be accused of this if your intent when you entered on your tourist visa or...Read more »
My husband entered the US on a K1 visa. We got married before the 90 day deadline and have recently filed for a change of status/green card. While we are waiting on the COS can he travel within the US on a expired visa?
Yes. When you filed for the adjustment of status, did you happen to apply for work authorization or a travel document? If so, he will should get an ID card 3-4 months after you file. Then he can get a social security card and driver's license. If he applied for a travel document (called advance...Read more »
My fiance whom is still legally married in the us but in the process of divorce came to the us legally on a visa in 2004 it expired & he is still in the US. How can we go about keeping him in the US? He also has children here
If you are a United States citizen, once you are married you may be able to apply for his residency. He may be able to complete that whole process in the United States if he is still here at that time and does not have any grounds of inadmissibility other than the unlawful presence. If his...Read more »
You have several options, but those are best discussed in a consultation with an immigration attorney and not on a public forum. If you intended to depart when you entered on your tourist visa, you did not commit fraud or misrepresentation even if you change your mind. I am in St. Louis if you'd...Read more »
Whether the drug test can be used in immigration court depends on the purpose that the prosecution wants to use it and if there are any issues relating to the reliability of the test. Is your husband currently in immigration proceedings? I would consult an immigration lawyer as soon as you can to...Read more »
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