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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Applying for H4 visa after two B2 visa rejections. What is the chance of H4 visa rejection?

My spouse's B2 visa got rejected twice (in two different cities, Kolkata & Delhi, in India) while my H1B visa transfer petition was in process to start a new job. Now my H1B visa is approved and stamped, and my spouse will be applying for H4 on my H1B. What are the chances for rejection?... Read more »

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Benjamin Williams answered on May 30, 2019

A B2 visa rejection would not normally affect the H4 eligibility, but it depends why the B2 was rejected. If you're concerned, I would recommend that your wife speak to an attorney in person before applying, just to make sure there aren't any issues that would prevent her from qualifying.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Kentucky on
Q: My husband is planning on sponsoring his father and stepmom from Venezuela. What financial liability do I incur?

I will not be signing anything to help with the process. Also my spouse is military, naturalized U.S. citizen with a Florida residency. I am a natural US citizen born in Missouri and we were married in MO. It is my understanding state residency can influence marital property. I will be coming into... Read more »

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Benjamin Williams answered on May 22, 2019

You can look up Form I-864 Affidavit of Support and read the instructions to find out what it means to become the financial sponsor for an intending immigrant. Basically it is a contract with the government stating that you can support the immigrant and will not allow them to become a "public... Read more »

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Q: im a greencard holder and I filled form i-130 for my spouse on02/2017 and priority date as02-17 havent receive no more.

I would like to know if my case is out of the normal time or how long the whole process may take

Benjamin Williams
Benjamin Williams answered on Jan 12, 2018

Here you can check the processing times based on which USCIS office is handling your case. You should be able to find that info on the Receipt Notice:

With your I-130 Receipt Number you can check your Case Status here:...
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