For U.S. citizenship, meeting the Physical Presence Requirement is typically a key criterion. However, in certain cases, exceptions can be made. Given that you work onboard ships for a U.S.-based company, this might be considered a special circumstance.
He had a felony charge and was doing everything they had asked of him has been in the u.s. for 20 years and is legally married with 4 kids owns a business and was detained by ice when he attended his probation meeting now is in a county jail 3 hours from home with no bail
Whether someone will be deported after being detained by ICE depends on various factors, including their immigration status, the nature of the felony charge, and their overall immigration history. The fact that he has been in the U.S. for 20 years, is legally married, has children, and owns a...View More
Me and my siblings are under pending asylum case that has been pending for many many years. The case is under my fathers name. Now my father is about to get his green card through employment at a university. However, because now we are old, the lawyer couldn't add us to his case since we... View More
If your father's asylum case is closed due to him obtaining a green card through employment, the derivative benefits you had as his dependents in the asylum application will also end. Given your ages, you're no longer considered children for immigration purposes. It's essential to...View More
If your OPT was denied due to a mistake made by your Designated School Official (DSO), the first step is to speak with your DSO about the issue and see if it can be rectified administratively. In some cases, the DSO might be able to correct the error or provide guidance on how to reapply....View More
My I-20 had a mistake for that reason the school had to change it but now the dates to start college will be to Spring, that will let me without an status, because my current B2 expires on October 4, 2023
It is indeed possible to apply to change your status from B2 to F1. In your particular situation, considering your B2 visa expiration date, it is highly recommended to file a Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, before your B2 status expires on October 4, 2023. It is...View More
My mom applied I-90 form and is waiting for her green card to be replaced. She got the I-551 stamp on her passport, but she doesn’t have a physical green card (the USCIS has it). Can she still travel back to the US with her German Passport with the I-551 stamp on it?
For example, the alien was deported after being convicted for drug trafficking then they reentered the US unlawfully/illegally and was then convicted of another crime and served 6 years in prison. Are there any grounds for the person to defend not being deported if they have a child to support who... View More
it is impossible to discuss this in the hypothetical; suffice to say that whoever has this issue needs an immigration lawyer experienced in 'crimmigration' because sometimes it is possible to do certain things with the conviction, after it has been entered. Much depends on the crime itself.
My mom applied I-90 Form to replace her Green Card in February 2022. Because her I-797 Notice of Action expired after 12 months, she received a stamp on her German Passport to be able to travel. She went to Germany and planned to return to Cincinnati on November 31, 2023. She now noticed that her... View More
If her passport with the I-551 stamp expires before she receives her new passport she should enter the United States with her new, current passport as well as her expired passport with the stamp. The stamp will still be valid in the expired passport. She will have to travel with both passports, her...View More
Hi, I am currently working 6 months in my company and no plans to leave. I am an immigrant, they sponsored me to be here. Now they are asking me to sign a contract that binds me to work for them for 3 years or pay a huge amount of money. They said they sent it to me last 2022 but I have proof they... View More
It's important to consult an attorney for personalized advice. You may have the right to negotiate the terms of the contract or seek legal advice to better understand your options and potential consequences before signing.
We have been together 2 years and both want to do duel citizenship living part time in both countries. We travel currently back and forth monthly and she has started getting questioned by TSA at immigration for the amount of time/trips to the US. What is the proper/easiest route for us to do this... View More
Neither the US nor the UK prohibit dual citizenship. Your partner can apply to become a naturalized US citizen without giving up her UK citizenship and you can apply for UK citizenship without giving up your US citizenship.
You should each retain an attorney who practices immigration law...View More
If your daughter, who is listed as a beneficiary under the F2B category on your I-130 petition, gets married before a visa becomes available, her application will generally be terminated. The F2B category is specifically for unmarried children over the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents. Once...View More
It is not appropriate to report a marriage for fraud without evidence of fraud. Cheating is not necessarily evidence of fraud in a marriage for immigration purposes. It is important to respect the privacy and legal rights of others, and to avoid making false accusations or engaging in harassment....View More
I am an office manager for a door/window/motorized patio screens company. My boss has paid a good deal of money trying to hire employees. Some accept the job, then don’t show up. Others just quit a day or so after starting, I could go on and on. There’s no shortage of business here and we’re... View More
Sadly our immigration system makes it very cumbersome for US employers to be able to hire foreign workers. There are temporary work visas such as a TN or H2. Permanent work visas would be H1B or EB visas. Any of these are very complicated so you should hire an experienced immigration lawyer to...View More
When it comes to child custody and relocation, it's essential to consult with a legal professional who specializes in family law in the relevant jurisdiction, as laws may vary depending on the specific circumstances and local regulations.
In Canada, if parents have joint custody of a...View More
I arrived in October 2020. My plan was to visit for 3 months and my then fiance now husband were planning to leave and re enter on a fiancé visa. We found out this wasn't necessary and we could go ahead and marry whilst I was here on my esta. We began a visa process to get my green card but... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. If your husband is unwilling to cooperate in the green card application process, there are limited options available to you. It is important to note that the green card process is a joint process, and both spouses must be involved. You may want...View More
Does the asylum-seeker have to report that they got legally married in any way to the United States government? Do they have to apply for a green-card by marriage or asylum by marriage or can they just continue to do it the normal way? Question asked because an asylum-seeker will marry a US citizen... View More
Once the asylum applicant is scheduled for an interview, they will have to update the officer on their changed marital status and should bring the marriage certificate to the interview. They can continue to proceed with the asylum application that they submitted and are not required to seek status...View More
I just received my notice of action letter for my biometrics appointment and while I was reading it I saw where it said I needed to bring a valid government issued photo id. I don't have any type of government issued id the only id I do have is my student id but I don't know if they will... View More
USCIS typically requires a valid government-issued photo ID for biometric appointments, but if you don't have a government-issued photo ID, you may be able to bring other forms of identification that include your photo and personal information.
I am an international student that came to the USA on an F-1 visa. My visa expired in 2021 but I maintained residency in the US until I graduated from my nursing program. I have a work an employment authorization document for optional practical training, this permit expires on... View More
I’m 18 and currently trying to apply for US citizenship through my dad since he is a legal US citizen , I’ve lived in the U.S. since I was 3 months old. My biological mother is not a US citizen but I don’t know if she reported my birth at the consulate. I did not know I didn’t have... View More
To determine if you have a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), you can start by contacting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to your place of birth. They should be able to check their records to see if one was issued for you. You will need to provide your full name, date and place of birth,...View More
There are no specific US laws or regulations that prohibit individuals on an F-1 visa from holding Russian stocks with a non-sanctioned Russian bank. However, you should consult with a financial advisor and ensure that you are complying with all relevant laws and regulations regarding foreign...View More
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