Can i maintain my permanent resident status certificate of naturalization/ citizenship if I am green card abroad for 18 months
answered on May 31, 2023
Any absence abroad for US permanent resident over a year, 12 months, will render one’s permanent status void and abandoned absent any applicable exceptions. Thus, by operation of law, US permanent resident must reside in the United States permanently.
Out of abundance of precaution,... Read more »
I came to the U.S. on F1 visa initially. In 2022, I applied for and received asylum due to my perceived sexual orientation. However, I am finishing college soon and I really am by myself here. I miss my family so much and my family would do no harm to me because they love me immensely. However, in... Read more »
answered on May 12, 2023
I do not recommend traveling to the country of persecution at any time until you become a US citizen for one simple reason because any travel to the country of persecution as in the Saili or US permanent resident will render that status invalid. You may travel to another country to meet your family... Read more »
My cousin is at Broward detention center (Immigration center) He's been illegal here for 22 years, no wife, no kids. He has a brother who's a Resident ( who had medical problems, and a lot of medical bills ) and a niece who's a citizen. He never filled his taxes ( maybe just a couple... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
He is not eligible to have a free legal counsel as that only attaches to criminal cases not administrative immigration proceedings.
He must retain a local immigration counsel without any delay as his future will be permanently affected by removal proceedings.
I am a green card holder staying abroad in the meantime and would like to petition my husband to live in states with me. And just found out I’m 3 weeks pregnant.
answered on Mar 7, 2023
Any US Permanent Resident MUST reside in the U.S. PERMANENTLY and MUST maintain a domicile (a permanent residence). If you stay abroad for over one year your LPR status will be deemed abandoned. Even if you stay abroad for longer than half a year at one time and create a pattern of staying abroad... Read more »
I am a Yemeni citizen residing as a tourist in Egypt, and my American fiancée is currently in the United States, because we cannot get married in Egypt because we both do not have actual residence according to Egyptian laws, and we cannot get married in Yemen because of the current situation. I... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
The U.S. does not regard online proxy marriages as valid or legitimate. If you read it is a valid marriage, then it is a scam. Your US fiancee may file for a K-1 Fiancee visa for you to come to the United States to marry within 90 days of your admission.
That is the right, proper and... Read more »
I have an open Green Card Case, and have EAD, and Texas ID. But im worried since there is an immigration checkpoint on the way back from McAllen to San Antonio, Texas. I wont cross the border to Mexico, but since there are checkpoints within Texas, i worry they might say something. I Do not have... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
You need to understand several applicable issues clear:
1. EAD in your possession is not a travel document or its substitute, therefore, you may not travel abroad and expect to be admitted to the United States. If you make a mistake and cross the border to Mexico, you will have issues for... Read more »
Also, does he need to bring his other children birth certificates to the interview even though they are all adults and won't be joining him? All the documents we uploaded were approved and he is currently waiting on an interview date.
answered on Jan 17, 2023
You must bring copies of the original documents, if originals are not available and list all siblings regardless of their age on his application. Do not omit any requested information otherwise the application may be denied ir delayed.
I am a US Citizen applying for my wife's I130 for the spouse green card. We are in Belarus and we are considering expediting the case given the situation here in Belarus. Thoughts?
answered on Dec 19, 2022
There is no designated method to expedite one’s pending I-130, however, this case requires an immediate legal consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to suggest the most optimal course of action as the situation is fluid and may disintegrate further, thus changing the initial fact... Read more »
Stolen. Im disabled n won't survive prison. She also put a op on me. She's extorting me I was told n is becoming extremely ruthless she even admits the car is mine n had til Jan 5 to get it out of her nane
answered on Dec 14, 2022
You clearly need an attorney to handle your criminal cases, especially given the circumstances, as you stated yourself you are facing with a possibility of imprisonment.
Also, it you cannot afford an attorney ask the judge to appoint a Public Defender to represent you at no charge if... Read more »
Recently i took a plea for a criminal case and received the final disposition now my license and other things have been suspended due to this case that wasn’t involved in the disposition my license is my way of working and the courts new this
answered on Dec 13, 2022
There is no case against the county. The court protocol of accepting a guilty plea is to place that plea on the record with a clear explanation of its terms, conditions and collateral effects on one's life. Also, that plea is given "freely and voluntarily," with all understanding on... Read more »
My girlfriend is Russian and recently left Russia and is now staying in the country of Georgia. She left to keep her 17 year old son (he turns 18 in April, 2023) from being forced into the Russian military and war. She has communicated with people who have gone to Mexico and crossed the San... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2022
The most legally appropriate method would be discussing all critical issues confidentially, fully and clearly with an experienced immigration attorney familiar with Russia, its political situation, asylum law and family-based adjustment of status.
It is imperative to receive a legally... Read more »
I am an Indian citizen currently residing in Vancouver, BC on a work visa. I am trying to apply for a b1/b2 visa to US and need help with a question as noted below:
1) I relocated to the US is 2016 on L2 visa with my husband who came to the US on L1 visa. I then switched to H1-B in 2021 and... Read more »
answered on Dec 12, 2022
That visitor's visa issue will be discretionary as you will be required to show a temporary nature of your B-2 visit to the U.S. Consular Section by the preponderancy of the evidence since the U.S. officials are aware of your immigrant intent within the U.S. Government database. Thus, could go... Read more »
Approval Case Decision Rendered
On December 5, 2022, we approved your Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, Receipt Number
answered on Dec 12, 2022
In simple terms the word "render means "to provide service, give, make, cause something to happen". Thus, the referenced case has been approved and the document should be expected at the address listed in that initial N-600 application.
I want to work to cover the expenses since my son is a citizen and is studying in the USA, I looked for a way to get a work visa but I couldn't.
answered on Nov 20, 2022
What you are planning is called visa fraud. I will explain:
1. When you applied for a visitor's B-2 visa its content specifically mentioned to state purposes of the trip truthfully. When you submitted the information at the end of that federal visa application there was a proviso for... Read more »
They denied her application and send her to court for removal or approval so now we are married and have one child together and I’m à Us citizen, what can we do to adjust her status and avoid the court date because it will be In August next year ..
answered on Nov 8, 2022
First things first:
1. they (the U.S. Asylum Office) did not not deny her application. The application was REFERRED to the respective U.S. federal immigration court,
2. Any changes in the marital or adjustment of status eligibility situations must be amended to the present pending... Read more »
I am a permanent resident of the US. Currently I am being mobilized to Russian army based on new mobilization laws. If I don’t go there, I’ll be facing 10 years in prison. All my family lives there and I visit them every year. If I don’t go to this mobilization, then I will never be able to... Read more »
answered on Nov 8, 2022
Your Lawful Permanent Status will be jeopardized if you will be absent for longer than 181 days from the United States. If you stay abroad for over one year in Russia your LPR status will deemed abandoned and you will be denied entry.
There is a legal caveat: if you are not served the draft... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2022
The contract validity is not at issue, even if that contract is valid, the contract party is not within the legal jurisdiction and that the contract’s performance could not be enforced, unless the party has its agent, assets or property for a judgment.
Even though my girlfriend (the mother) wanted me to, the cop said parents only. Is this true?
answered on Oct 11, 2022
As you have learned , that is exactly right. As a boyfriend you are legally not a family member and have no legitimate authority to request any accommodation with respect of another person’s child.
Q4 on form N445 says:
"Since your interview, have you been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined, or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance, including traffic violations?"
- I got a $164 traffic ticket three weeks before the... Read more »
answered on Sep 30, 2022
I recommend doing the following:
Obtain a court certified traffic citation disposition from the clerk of the county court where the matter was adjudicated (completed). Disclose that traffic citation and attach a copy of the certified court disposition with all conditions met (fine paid) on... Read more »
He is an American citizen and I'm Italian living in Germany. We've been together for 5 years and have been engaged since 2020. I've entered the US with the ESTA Visa a couple of times (almost every year since 2017) and my fiancé visited me in Germany a couple of times. We've... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
Marrying within 90 days on ESTA may be viewed as improper. It would be prudent to marry 90 days after one's entry. Also, that route would be much more expedient in terms of case processing.
However, it goes without saying that a case like that requires a competent immigration attorney... Read more »
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