How long after the approval of i130 can a prospective immigrant wait to submit an affidavit from someone who meets the current guidelines? My husband lost his job, Im not sure if our approved i130 can "expire" if we dont go ahead with the immigration process soon. I dont know anyone else... Read more »
I will assume that your husband intends to proceed with consular processing. As a general rule, the petition does not expired but if the petition was transferred to the National Visa Center for visa processing and you do not respond to their communication within a year, the petition may get...Read more »
I'm a Swedish citizen living in London with my American now husband. We've been living together in Sweden and the UK for over 5 years, and just got married a month and a half ago in Sweden. We're in the US temporarily to visit family, before heading back to London to start the... Read more »
I am happy to hear that you are taking the necessary measures to be safe. The answer is yes. You can apply for your green card. I will strongly advise you to apply sooner rather than later to allow enough time for you to get a travel document so in the event...Read more »
First, you do not need an attorney to represent you before the Immigration Judge; you can do it prose. It is crucial to discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney to determine any forms of relief available to you if any.
If this is your first appearance/hearing, you can...Read more »
If you decide to move while your application for naturalization is pending before USCIS you need to file a change of address form (Form AR-11) with the appropriate office. In theory, they are supposed to update the system and your naturalization interview should be...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your asylum clock issue. If you believe that your asylum clock was stopped in error you should contact the court administrator where your removal proceedings are pending and inquired about the issue. They will be able to tell you what's...Read more »
My husband is in the military and is getting stationed in Germany next December that is December 2020. I am in his orders and i am aware that I qualify for expedite citizenship. I wanted to know how many days ahead can I apply for the citizenship??
I am not a family law attorney neither authorized to practice law in your state but you need to contact a family attorney in your area ASAP regarding this matter or if you don't have the means to afford an attorney you can contact legal aid and see if you qualified for their...Read more »
First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the...Read more »
I will strongly advised to the contrary. If you have a professional and diligent attorney you should, by all means, continue working with him regarding your application for lawful permanent residence in the US.
Please make sure that your attorney is authorized to practice law and has...Read more »
My husband and I were scheduled for our interview for change of status (I-130). We were having marital trouble and did not attend the interview. We have been to counseling and have decided to continue with the marriage but we already recieved the letter that the case was denied and I reinstated my... Read more »
Yes, as long as you don't violate the terms of your visa. In abundance of caution, I encourage you or anyone to consult with an experienced licensed immigration attorney saving you time, money, and future headaches.
I was married in u.s when i got married in india in 2015 but later got divorced with my x wife in u.s in August 2015 can i still file for my present wife in india for i130 or isit a big problem since im Muslim and allowed 4 wives? Plz help im really confused
No. USCIS does not recognize polygamous marriages even if valid in the place of celebration. You will need to remarry your "second" wife (the one you married in India in 2015) to be able to file a family petition on her behalf. I suggest that you consult an experienced licensed...Read more »
If “young man” is convicted of a “specified offense against a minor” under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (“Adam Walsh Act” or “AWA”) he will be bar from having his family-based petition approved. Unless the Secretary of Homeland Security determines, in his...Read more »
Family Law is governed by the State you or your children reside; Immigration law is Federal Administrative Proceedings and any attorney anywhere from within the US can represent you. I am an Immigration attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 15 plus years of experience and I am fully bilingual...Read more »
When I was 15 years old I got adopted by US citizens. Because my Visa did not show I legally entered the country as a lawful resident, I came in as a tourist then got adopted. I did not automatically get citizenship. It wasn't until I became of legal age that I obtained my permanent resident... Read more »
If you did not derive US citizenship from your adoptive parents by operation of law, In order to be eligible for naturalization you need to have 5 years of lawful permanent resident status (LPR), show that you have been physically present in the US for at least 2.5 years of those five (this could...Read more »
You need an experienced immigration attorney. Foreign nationals with criminal convictions are in more likelihood in need of a waiver, if the law allows, or the person may be permanently bar from getting any status in the US.
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