I am a Canadian citizen and have been in the US for just over 12 months. I have applied for a visitor visa extension before my 6 months expiration date and was given a biometrics interview, however, at the time my daughter's passport expired and we had COVID and we re-scheduled the... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
There is something odd about this situation. Usually those who file for an I-539 extension are not required to do biometrics. I sense that the wrong form was filed out, but more information is needed!
Canadians usually have a unique relationship with the U.S. The entry is often viewed as... Read more »
We were married in Hawaii, she went back to her home and got stuck in the Philippines because of covid. Her visa was denied probably because I don't make enough money. I am on SSI. This has been a two year process and we only hear from visa agencies that we need to pay them a $1000.00 to get... Read more »
answered on Sep 27, 2022
If you are married to her, then you can apply for a spousal visa. If you do not make enough money to financially sponsor her, then you can enlist the aid of a joint financial sponsor. This can be anybody who is a green card holder or a US citizen state side, and if they make enough money, then your... Read more »
Marry to a US citizen, currently holding a 2-year conditional green card and planning to apply for citizenship when the time comes. However, I need to do medical treatment outside of the US, and the treatment required about a year to recover. I don't want to re-start the time of being qualify... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2021
To qualify for citizenship, generally applicants must demonstrate they have continuously resided in the United States for at least 5 years before submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. This means you must be residing exclusively in the United States – not in any other country.... Read more »
Have you EVER been convicted of a crime or offense?
Have you EVER been placed in an alternative sentencing or a rehabilitative program (for example, diversion, deferred prosecution, withheld adjudication, deferred adjudication)?
Have you EVER received a suspended sentence, been... Read more »
answered on Apr 12, 2021
The convictions are convictions even though they were expunged. Make sure you have copies of the documents from the court, with a seal or stamp from the court to show they are the official records. It is useful to talk with an immigration lawyer before submitting. The American Immigration Lawyers... Read more »
I would like to move my family to Hawaii. I am looking to purchase a company and would therefore qualify for a work visa. However, my husband and I are in the midst of separating. I would like to assist his move to the US and wondered if I should delay the separation or if we can still all move... Read more »
answered on Mar 4, 2021
More information is needed. Have your petition for an investor visa been approved? If not, it can take a significant amount of time for U.S. visa petition processing. Likely, much more time than Canada. Perhaps, more time then you and your husband wish to wait.
As a result, I strongly... Read more »
he is not divorced with my mother.
has illegal marriages as well as children from two other women.
he does not support's us financially but is hawaii court claims that he is doing so.
I want to come to usa and get alimony for my mother .
what are our rights in... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2021
This sounds like a complicated situation. Please call my office at 916-378-0259 for further information.
answered on Apr 18, 2020
You are a permanent resident. If you lose your resident card or you are in possession of a resident card that is expired or a version that has no expiration date, you are and, in fact , remain a permanent resident until you voluntarily abandon that status or a judge rules that you are no longer a... Read more »
Concern that she won’t be approved to stay given the nature of Venezuela at the moment
answered on Feb 12, 2020
It wouldn’t hurt; however, the burden is on your friend to show that they will return to Venezuela and the end of their visit.
Youngest brother was not a U.S. citizen and he was in a Federal Prison for less than a year prior to his deportation.
answered on Sep 26, 2019
He would need permission from the federal government. You can apply
We would like to know what her pathway to residency and work in Hawaii will look like once we are married, and how long the processes will take. I've heard that unique laws exist for this circumstance in HI.
answered on Sep 1, 2019
If you are a US citizen, then you can sponsor your fiance for a K1 visa and then when she enters Hawaii, you must marry within 90 days, after which she can adjust status to obtain her LPR. A lawyer should be retained to handle the case and said lawyer can be anywhere in the USA. Counsel begins the... Read more »
domestic battery and the charges were dropped by a judge. (me and my wife got into a drunken shoving match) Does my wife and I have to report this to the immigration office?
answered on May 20, 2019
Yes. You need to report it and provide a complete certified copy of the record from the original arrest report to the final disposition. If the case was dropped in exchange for a plea and/or any program..... it is considered a guilty charge by the USCIS. It is also a crime of violence and a... Read more »
I filed federal taxes a week prior to the interview and had copies of my returns at the interview, but wasn't asked to show them. At the end I was told I will get a notice in the mail about what to submit. I received a letter a few days later asking for federal tax transcripts and state taxes... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2019
All you can do is send in what you have and ask for an extension. You could speak with an immigration to handle the response, but there's not anything else he/she could do.
Filed the N-600 for daughter after receiving citizenship. Philippines records shows one marriage to current husband. USCIS is requesting for divorce paper but was never married to daughters Biological father. Daughter was born in Kuwait, which has strict law in live births. Parents must be married... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2018
You need to file an affidavit explaining this discrepancy. Better yet, show the paperwork to an experienced immigration attorney before doing anything.
His case is in the process of transferring from Lagos embassy to Seoul embassy where he currently resides . Being that we have not heard back from Seoul embassy yet if they had received his case from Lagos, does he continue to get his medical exams and attend his visa interview in Lagos?
answered on Jun 18, 2018
Confusing question. If his case is being transferred to Seoul, why does he have a visa interview in Lagos? If he does, I recommend that he attend the interview.
answered on Jun 16, 2018
You may want to consider getting married now so you could sponsor him for a green card right away.
answered on May 4, 2018
There are several "business" visas available. What kind of visa is suitable for your friend depends on the type of business and the amount of money he/she will invest in that business. Talk to an immigration attorney or have your friend talk to an immigration attorney in... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2018
You need to file a form I-90 to replace your green card before you apply for naturalization.
Application for citizenship requirement is to provide a court certified copy of the complete arrest record and disposition. Do I need to provide those documents if was in immigration proceedings? or it applies only for the courts other then immigration, like criminal and etc.
answered on Apr 27, 2018
Yes, you need to send a certified copy of your record of conviction along with your N-400 application for naturalization.
I am from France and came in the us with a tourist visa in December 2016. I married an us citizen before my visa expired and started the green card process. Now My husband wants to separate and get an annulment. I am now waiting for my immigration interview. What are my options to stay here?
answered on May 8, 2018
Impossible to answer your question without knowing more about you. Schedule a legal consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.
answered on Apr 20, 2018
Only when she turns 21 years of age can she sponsor you and your husband for green cards.
To petition for your parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. Green card holders (permanent residents) may... Read more »
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