In cases where a U.S. citizen is unable to meet the financial requirements to sponsor their non-citizen fiancé for a visa, it is possible for another person to act as a joint sponsor. The joint sponsor must meet all the financial requirements independently and be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent...View More
Changing from an F-1 to a TN visa while within the U.S. is possible through filing a change of status application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) using Form I-129. However, this process can take several months, and you would not be able to start work until the change of...View More
I've been studying Portuguese using professional development funds at work to gain fluency and provide support in any work we may do in Brazil. I want to do an immersive program but my pro dev funds would only cover the Advance Parole fee. Can I make a case for this if my employer vouches for... View More
As it would not be an official program, I do not think that would satisfy the educational purposes requirement. Also, if it is a private tutor, you would have to explain why you could not work with a tutor in the United States or work with that tutor in Brazil via zoom etc. You likely need to find...View More
I am a Cameroon passport holder, and I entered the US with a B1 visa and then overstayed it because of circumstances I couldn't control. I was in the US illegally for approximately six months when my country became eligible for TPS. I applied for and received TPS, an... View More
It is possible that your past overstay in the US could affect your eligibility for a G-4 visa. G-4 visas are typically issued to employees of international organizations, such as the United Nations, who are coming to work in the US. In order to be eligible for a G-4 visa, you will need to...View More
I am marrying an AuPair. She was supposed to finish her program next May but she wants to quit due to bad relationship with the host family. Because she quits she technically has to leave the country “as soon as possible” but we are not sure how long that is. We want to get married as soon as... View More
Is your girlfriend’s J visa subject to the two year residency requirement? If not, she may be able to adjust status after marriage. Discuss the facts of your situation with counsel in a private phone call.
No, you do not need to pay a separate fee for the I-765. The $1,225.00 fee you pay with the I-485 covers the filing fee for the I-765. However, if you are eligible for and requesting a fee waiver, you would need to include both form numbers on the fee waiver application.
If you entered the USA with a visa, then you can adjust status after marriage to a US citizen. This is despite the fact that you are out of status currently. You can represent yourself in this process, but if you make a mistake it could be years long delay or an outright denial. Some of us handle...View More
Your husband would not be included in the friend's household size unless you and your husband LIVE with the friend/joint sponsor or the friend/joint sponsor claims your husband as a dependent on his taxes. Best wishes!
People who wish to become American citizens should be given a step by step imagination process with potential immigration lawyers - I think world advertising is in order - avoid the breaking of the law label as illegal as in illegally being here at their own free will - as an illegal?
My green card expires at February 28 but I have already applied US Citizenship. I’m visiting my country in February 10. But I am coming back at February 22. Will there be any problem? Or Is it possible to extend my green card? If it’s possible then how can I extend my green card?
If you have a foreign passport , get a i551 stamp. otherwise, you may have problems reentering on an expired green-card (not proof of status). you will be at CBP's discretion and may have to pay a steep reentry fee. it's a risk, if you cannot avoid taking the trip.
If you don’t share your alien number, they can’t access the info. That said, few really know how to access. You must decide whether to stay, then risk detention and removal if the decision is against you!
If not, then it suggests that you were successful in getting relief, so you should...View More
It depends what country you are from. You should look at the Dept of State's website for current COVID related restrictions. See: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html
But you should also consult with an immigration attorney if you...View More
Given the current political environment, it is very risky for you to leave the country at all because you may have an exceptionally hard time getting back in. It's even more risky if you are returning to your native country if you are alleging a reasonable fear of past or future persecution....View More
The general rule is you can apply for asylum based on sexual orientation if you are being abused in your home country because of your sexual orientation. You would have to prove fear of present persecution based on your sexual orientation and/or the potential of future persecution because of...View More
I responded to RFE with a new medical exam within the timeframe, but if he was on the approved list at the time I first got medical exam done is there any action I can take to speed up my case? I had to pay another $500 out of pocket for redoing something I had previously done correctly. The RFE... View More
You should have responded with proof of the MD's qualifications. however, since you already went ahead and spent the $500.00 there is nothing you can do. Your case may be placed in it original place in line if you submit the foregoing now.
The 6 month rule is less a rule and more of a guideline. Especially during these times, I certainly would make sure you had information about how COVID and travel restrictions have impacted your ability to be in the US. It will come down to whether you intended to abandon...View More
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