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 »
Will issues arrive if I accept employment abroad as she has been a LPR for roughly 1 year? What measures can be taken to avoid issues with an 'interruption' of her permanent residency in the U.S. if I choose to accept employment and we legally live outside of the country?
The short answer to your question is "possibly." However, there may be measures you can take to protect her status as a lawful permanent resident, such as filing for a reentry permit. For whom you work abroad may also open up options for her, including naturalization (if that is...Read more »
You need to have an immigration lawyer evaluate the disposition in your criminal case to determine whether it constitutes a ground of inadmissibility under Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) § 212. You would not likely experience a problem leaving the United States, but upon reentry,...Read more »
In addition to what other colleagues have already stated, I recommend that you read pages 6-7, in particular, of Form I-864. It spells out your obligations. Available online at: https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-864-pc.pdf?download=1 Consider scheduling a consultation with...Read more »
So I’m trying to get married to my girlfriend. She’s in the uk and im in the us. I know how the immigrant marriage visa process works to get her here. But how do I get married to her in the first place if you’re not allowed to marry on a tourist visa?(as this can ban her from the us... Read more »
First and foremost, congratulations! Next, it is a common misconception that one cannot marry in the United States while here on visitor status. One can do so while in visitor status as long as the person does not have the intent at the time of marrying in the U.S. to thereafter pursue adjustment...Read more »
I concur with the comments of my colleague Kevin Dixler. Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent, experienced immigration attorney who may be able to guide you through the process to avoid any pitfalls, to the extent that none exist already.
Denial letter was accompanied by a six page letter of allegations towards my green card petitioners -(my father and step-mother) allegations of fraud and misinterpretations . Opinions that I should not have obtained my permanent residency to begin and not eligible from their standpoint , I've... Read more »
As my colleagues have already indicated, you should speak with a competent, experienced immigration attorney. You might expect to receive next in the mail a Notice to Appear in Removal Proceedings. In these proceedings, counsel for the government would be arguing that you should be stripped of...Read more »
Although I have not known USCIS to deny one's naturalization application under circumstances such as those that you describe, what I do know is that USCIS has a policy/guidance whereby they want applicants under such circumstances to submit an application for replacement green card in addition...Read more »
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