The answer to your question depends on whether her son is a minor or over 21. It also depends on whether her son is married or single. You might look into whether your fiance's mother is eligible for citizenship in order to help her son.
My uncle has an I-130 approved based on his USC sister. It was approved in 1998. However he also has a Voluntary Departure dated December 27, 2001. He did not leave the country. Is there anything that can be done for him? Does he have to leave the country? Can he just apply for... View More
The failure to leave on Voluntary Departure probably converted to a Removal order (deportation order). Talk to an attorney before filing any application for adjustment of status. If there is a removal order, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will not be able to approve the case and he...View More
Most citizenship laws involve analyzing information you have not provided such as your date of birth, how your father became a citizen etc. I recommend sharing this private information in a personal consultation. Good luck!
Her greencard was taken away in India. I sponsored her once again as she arrived on visitor visa for 6 months (Nov 2016). To obtain her greencard once again, do I reapply from the original greencard that is no longer with us or do I reapply for a new greencard by the starting process again? My... View More
I traveled to meet my fiance in India and now he would like to come on a tourist visa to meet my parents before coming back on a K1 visa (two separate trips, separated by a few months). Will applying for a tourist visa impact his eligibility for a K1 visa or vice versa? Should we wait to apply for... View More
As long as your fiancé intends to return to India after coming on the tourist visa, they should be able to pursue the K-1 later. However, he may be denied a tourist visa since it seems he intends to immigrate to the US in order to be with you permanently. Talk to a lawyer to know the rules around...View More
How can it be done for us(my child and me) without losing my status?
Yes , I do know we must divorce first of all. The marriage took place in my home country. Let's says I somehow divorce from my husband. However, as soon as we divorce, will I automatically fall out of status so that... View More
You are going to need to act very carefully to preserve your status. For example, changing to your own F-1 requires that you be in lawful non-immigrant status. If the divorce is finalized before you are granted an F-1, then your change of status may be denied. Consult with an attorney.
I'm exchange visitor, in my DS-2019 the consul officer didn't mark area where to show if you’re subject or not, but my J entry visa says "Bearer is not subject to section 212 (E), two year rule does not apply. I want to end my program earlier. I can end my program as au pair when I... View More
It depends. They are valid for either 2 years or 10 years. The 2 year cards are for conditional residents. You can read more about that here: http://www.bgimmigration.com/2016/03/18/how-to-renew-conditional-residency-card/
I'm sorry to hear about your husband's arrest. You should be able to find where he is detained by using this online locator: https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do Otherwise, contact the Chicago ICE office. You can find their number here: https://www.ice.gov/contact/ero
It depends on how long your fiance lived in Chicago before he left to Mexico and what his status was during that time. I can explain whether or not your filing for an I-130 will work before you spend money on filing fees in a consultation. Good luck!
It depends on the type of visa she uses to visit. Generally, a visitor visa can permit entry up to 6 months unless it is a visa waiver entry. Then she can only stay up to 90 days. However, if you are planning to get married, she may not be eligible to enter on a temporary visa.
i am a pernament resident through marriage, i have my 2 daughters here with a visa b12, i want to petition them, can i do it with my conditional resident? My husband cant since he is away and by the time he comes their visa will expire. can i petition them under my conditional status?
My grandfather (65 y/o) is a legal citizen of the US, who recently got into an accident and now needs permanent care. My father (42 y/o), who is a citizen of Lithuania, plans to apply for the 'Sons and daughters' permanent green card. If he is approved, he will have to live in the states... View More
You can file an I-130 immediate relative petition for them or if they are eligible, your U.S. citizen spouse can file an I-130 immediate relative petition. However, if you do it, they must remain here legally the whole time the case is pending (which could be about 2 years). Please consider...View More
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