I have a girlfriend in Australia who wants to come to the US permanently to work with me on several internet business adventures. We do not want to marry at this time and she has no family on the states. Is there a path for her to immigrate here? Please let me know.
Yes. There are several ways for Australians to come over and work on temporary or permanent basis. We will need some additional information on the business and her qualifications in order to establish eligibility. So, contact an experienced immigration attorney to help you out.
I have 3 years bachelor degree in computer science and 2 years masters in computer technology from India with 14 years exp. pls let me know which category I fall for filing GC ? I hold H1b currently ..Am I eligible for Eb1 or 2 ?
It will depends on whether your degree is equivalent to Bachelor or Master's degree. Generally, if it is equivalent to Bachelor, then you are eligible for EB3. If it is Master's, you are eligible for EB2. In regards to the EB1, there is a different test that needs to be performed; whether you are...Read more »
It depends on the visa he is applying for. He shouldn’t have problems applying for immigrant visa. However, if he is applying for tourist visa, there might be a problem as to whether he intents to come here temporarily. Consult with immigration attorney on your particular situation.
I was on H1B visa till Nov, 2017 (my i94 was also valid till Nov 2017). In Oct 2017, I filed for H1B extension. In May 2018, I got RFE on H1B extension and my employer suggested me to apply for H4 COS. So, in June 2018 I applied for COS to H4 and H4 EAD together. Now, H4 and H4... Read more »
While your petition and application are pending, you are in legal status. You will need the H-1B petition to be approved as this is a bridge petition between your initial H-1b and the application to change status to H-4. There should not be any problems just because you have two ongoing cases....Read more »
My boyfriends visa expired and he chose to still stay in the US. We want to get married but I’m not sure if we can because he’s illegal. And how would this affect his being able to get PR(permanent residency) will he still be able to? Or will he have to go back? We are trying to find a way so... Read more »
It depends on numerous factors such as type of petition, the priority date, National Visa Center's status, the petitioner's actions, etc. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney in order to evaluate your case and to confirm for how long the petition can be good.
I was convicted of an assault in the state of Illinois for pointing my finger at a police officer. I told a Sargent that was berating staff at a business I managed to leave. Later that Sargent filed charges claiming apprehension of assault... Read more »
I would recommend to get the certified disposition of the charges and get an opinion from an experienced immigration attorney. It is hard to advise you on the limited information that we have without knowing the exact section of the law that you were charged under.
Hi there, I'm a student (28 years). Currently on F-1 status, holding my I-20 status almost last 5 years. Meantime I'm working at subcontracting company under CPT (Curricular Practical Training) last 4 years as an estimator (soon to be project manager). My employer is happy to help with my... Read more »
You will need to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney who can look in details in your qualifications and the position. Generally, it can be done but it will depend on your country of birth, highest education achieved, the financial position of the employer, your proposed duties, etc.
am a physician on J1 and was recently approved J1 waiver by Dept of State however still is pending at USCIS. My employer called and cancelled job due to overstaffing. At this time of year, it is difficult to get a decent job.
My question is can I switch to J2 dependent visa (My wife is on... Read more »
You can request starting date as of the end of the H1B visa. Your wife will be able to get an EAD card only under certain circumstances. You need to contact an attorney with more detailed information on the case.
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