Hi .. i am greencard holder since December 2016 , I have trips outside USA some between 6 months to 1year but none more than 1 year to settle my things and quit the job in my original country , total time outside USA less than 30 months, I settled in USA since March 2019 and have no intention to... Read more »
Unless you have been married to and living with a U.S. Citizen spouse for the last three (3) years, it would be premature to file an application for naturalization, as it seems you may need to file under the "5-year" rule. Even then, if you have any trips outside the United States during...Read more »
Depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to whether your father was a U.S. Citizen prior to your 18th birthday, you may have automatically acquired U.S. Citizenship before your 18th birthday. What would be best is for you to schedule a consultation with a competent and...Read more »
It would certainly be wise for the pastor, his wife and their children to schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. The limited amount of information you provided does not allow one to say conclusively whether, for example, prospective cases could be completed...Read more »
Yes, one may pursue a fiancé(e) visa during the pandemic. In fact, before even dealing with the U.S. Embassy for issuance of the visa, the U.S. Citizen Fiancé(e) must file first here in the United States a Petition for Fiancé(e) with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. Once that...Read more »
Generally speaking, with some exceptions, overstaying one's status is not an impediment to seeking permanent residency from within the United States based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen. You should likely schedule a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can...Read more »
To the extent you mean submitting an entry in the DV-2022 program, being here in B-2 status would not preclude you from submitting an entry so long as you meet all requirements for the DV-2022 program. See...Read more »
I am a permanent resident and I want to know if I can married my boyfriend (who lives out of the country) and have him go back to his home country. When I gain citizenship (I applied already and I am in my sixth month of waiting for an interview), I could have him come back to the USA and filed an... Read more »
You can marry him while you are only a permanent resident and can in fact file for him while you are only a permanent resident. His case will be placed in the preference category line. After you naturalize, you can always "upgrade" it to "spouse of U.S. Citizen." As far as...Read more »
As you can see from the responses, there are attorneys available to assist. Consider scheduling a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can not only listen to what your concerns may be, but who can also ask you a series of questions to determine the issues that may exist for...Read more »
I am a US citizen and I want to bring my boyfriend from Dominican Republic to the United States. I would like to know which would be the best and fastest way - should I merry him in DR or should I apply for the fiance visa here in the US ?
Generally speaking, and assuming that you and your fiance(e) meet the requirements for the K-1 visa process, a fiance(e) based case would go faster than a case wherein you marry abroad. That is a generalization, and you should consider having a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney...Read more »
Additional details are needed in order to answer accurately your general question. A competent, experience immigration attorney will likely ask you a series of questions to determine what are your facts and, based on those facts, what is the best course of action for you. Many attorneys during...Read more »
It would be best to schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. There are additional details that are needed in order to be able to provide an answer. There can be different paths to citizenship depending on one's facts. Many law firms, including my office, are providing...Read more »
Supreme Court case law affords children an education up through and including high school, notwithstanding their immigration status. Of course, a child in B-2 visitor status who attends school would be violating the terms of his/her visitor status, but the school would not (should not) prevent the...Read more »
Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can review possible options in depth with you. By my reading of how you have phrased your question, you seem to be stating that your husband has a minor child from a prior relationship, and that you wish for that child...Read more »
Hello, my American citizen husband and I got married back in June of 2018 here in Florida, right after we got married, we sent the form I-130 only, together with a lot of documents and photos that proof our relationship through the years we’ve been together, it took a whole year to get approved,... Read more »
Generally speaking, if the Petition for Relative has already been approved, you should not need to provide additional evidence of the bona fide nature of your relationship with the Form I-485. That being said, it can't hurt to do so. Regarding the public charge form, there is much ongoing...Read more »
A little more information is needed to be able to provide a best response. Were his parents U.S. Citizens at the time of his birth abroad? Did he ever have a green card, some type of visa to come to the U.S. or ever apply for a certificate of citizenship or any other immigration benefit with...Read more »
Although the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) can under certain circumstances protect a derivative beneficiary child from "aging out" of a petition, a derivative beneficiary child who marries cannot, by virtue of being married, remain as a derivative beneficiary on the case. Barring...Read more »
Im currently working in the US under a TN Visa that will expire in September, I read about the new restrictions for applying to H1B and student visas (among others) but there was no mention regarding TN visas. Do the same restrictions apply or since the TN was not listed its safe to assume its not... Read more »
Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Even if TN is not affected by recent executive orders, border closures (Canada/U.S.) and embassy closures, the latter in particular if you are a Mexican in TN status, may make it wise to seek an extension of your TN status...Read more »
I have filed i130 in USCIS site as a beneficiary of a green card holder. In my account it shows that: "Your benefit request has been accepted and is under review." I am wondering whether I am able to file I485 now? If not, when can I do that? How can I be informed about approval of my... Read more »
Consider scheduling a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. A spouse of a U.S. legal permanent resident seeking to adjust status in the United States should maintain some type of lawful status up through the date an application to adjust status is adjudicated. You do not indicate...Read more »
There are many missing pieces of information that an attorney would want to know in order to answer your question thoroughly (e.g., your manner of last entry to the U.S., your age now, your marital status, etc.). You may wish to consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration...Read more »
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