If you are a green card holder (permanent resident) in the United States and are convicted of domestic violence, it's important to understand that this could potentially affect your immigration status. Domestic violence is considered a serious crime and can fall under the category of...View More
As a sponsor for a Cuban immigrant, the security of your personal information is handled with strict confidentiality by U.S. immigration authorities. When you agree to sponsor an immigrant, you are required to provide personal and financial information to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...View More
If you entered the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA) and then married a U.S. citizen, returning to the U.S. for another visit could raise concerns with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Even if you have no intention of staying, the act of marrying a U.S. citizen might give the...View More
You need a valid unexpired ID to get into the building, they will not let you in with a copy of an expired ID. Not sure what country you are from but you can try contacting your local consulate to apply for a passport/country ID. Or if you are in school and have an identification card with your...View More
My husband was born in Pakistan and moved to UK when he was 16 and since then has lived in UK and Canada and is now a Canadian citizen. We have obtained police certificates for UK and Canada but not yet for Pakistan but I am not sure if it is even required since he moved to UK at 16. Please advise.
Yes, he should obtain a police certificate from Pakistan as well. Per the Department of State, anyone over the age of 16 that has lived in their country of nationality for more than 6 months at any time in their life must obtain a police certificate from there. You can read more about it here:...View More
Form I-130 and Form I-129F are not overly complex on their faces. However, whether you should hire an attorney depends on the specific facts of your case. So, it is usually best to, at least, consult with an attorney. Additionally, USCIS approves either application, completing consular...View More
I was brought to the US by my parents illegally, w/o inspection or Visa in 1989 when I was 3 yrs old. I have been in this country ever since. I am now under DACA and have a Work Permit.I am applying for Green Card w/Form I-130 & I-486 & I-864 as my Spouse of 4 years is a US Citizen.
Well,, if you in fact you entered the United States without inspection as a minor along with your mother, then you would not be able to obtain your green card. Unless there's some waiver that you may be able to take advantage of. In addition, unless you have been grandfathered under 245(i),...View More
You will have to file a form N-565, pay $555, and wait. The current processing times can exceed 11.5 months. For more information, go to www.uscis.gov or schedule an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney.
Using the information you provided, if your wife is a permanent resident that is also known as a green card holder. The next step could be for her have her conditions removed, with you filing what is called jointly. The documents would include the I -751 application to remove conditions and...View More
I received my green card but have not received a social security number. When I filed the I-485 I also sent an I-765 authorization for employment and in the I-765 asked to receive a social. I’m now wondering if I was even supposed to send in an I-765, and if not, do I need to apply directly with... View More
If your I-765 was not approved BEFORE you got your green card, then you should apply for SSN. The reason is that upon your green card being granted, the I-765 was "closed" so it never got to the SSA for processing. Best wishes!!
Even generally, you, as golf course owners must control the perimeter of your golf course to ensure that random animals do not destroy or interfere with the gold course operations. If you still have concerns, reach out to the municipal or county office to receive the appropriate guidance on that...View More
The papers have already been sent to D.C. for processing so they can get their citizenship. This started because of the enlistment into the military and the constant talk with a lawyer. But if the person is discharged, can they still get their parents their papers?
Possibly, based on one's military discharge status and other factors. You indicated the parents do have a licensed immigration counsel which should be the best legal route as that professional should be intimately familiar with the case fine, correspondence, case filing and evidentiary case support.
to Singapore. My father has cancer and cannot fly so I plan to go to him. My plan was to go to the airport with my valid passport but expired visa and leave. Any advice on if this is the right course of action.
would love to know I won't be detained and miss my flight.
OK so anyone who has overstayed his visa by more than 12 months and exits the United States is then barred from returning to the United States for a period of 10 years. If you have overstayed your visa by 20 years and then leave to go back to Singapore, you will not under immigration law be able to...View More
My wife and I got married more than a year ago after dating a little more than two years. We got tired of not being able to be together all the time since I'm Mexican and she is a US citizen. So, We got married because we loved each other and filed the necessary docs to the USCIS with the help... View More
I suggest discussing your situation with an experienced Immigration attorney regarding your green card application. As for the divorce, it appears you are on your wife’s timeline as to when the divorce will occur or become final. In Nevada, a spouse cannot delay or refuse a divorce if the other...View More
I’m trying to get my fiance in the US. She tried tourist visa so many times but keep getting denied. She still married to her Previous husband. She applied for Annulment waited for 2 years and still get denied. We don’t know what other options we can do. We been together for 6 years now. All I... View More
On RFE, I was not able to provide joint bank statement because it was closed for a reason that we cannot reconcile our expenses and decided to have our bank account and share expenses. lease of apartment agreement which we don’t have bec. We’re leaving in a friends house. We filed tax... View More
The supporting documents provided for a marriage vary by the copules circumstances. An attorney will need to sit down with you in a consultation and discuss your situation, documents yo may be able to provide, and, oral testimony.
I am applying for naturalization. My son lives in the Philippines and I am not in good terms with his mother and she refuses to provide documentation that I need pertaining to my son. and it's delaying the process of my application. Is it okay to leave out information about my son and petition... View More
If you have been undocumented for more than 180 days and you have managed to file for adjustment of status, I recommend that you do not request an advance parole document. You can travel abroad once you have received your permanent resident status.
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