I am permanent resident who just applied for N-400, and my mom wants to add me as a joint sponsor to get my father papers, does that affect my N-400 application I have not added any dependents in the application or that I am sponsoring anyone, is that going to affect my naturalization process in... Read more »
As long as you provide truthful and accurate information on the affidavit of support, being a joint sponsor for your father should not impact your naturalization application. You can read more about the requirements and responsibilities of being a joint sponsor here:...Read more »
Addnl: I am US citizen, in US. He is Canadian citizen currently in Canada for work. He spent 216 days in US last year ( w closures) He went from BC to Seattle yesterday to shop and rcvd ban. We hadnt filed for green card yet.
Question: with this ban, can I still even file the spousal... Read more »
Im his US wife. He is Canadian citizen. We are currently in our respective countries for wk. He overstayed here last year by 216, but border was closed most of that time. Hes been back in Canada doing contracted work since last Oct.Last night he crossed from BC to Seattle to shop and got detained... Read more »
If a foreign national overstays his permission to stay by six months to a year, and exits the United States he is banned from returning for a period of three years. If he overstayed his permission to stay by a year or more, and exits the United States, he is banned from returning for a period of 10...Read more »
I have been hearing that I cannot travel outside Usa within 90 days before applying to naturalization N-400 form. I don’t see anywhere in the requirements that I am unable to travel within 90 days before applying for naturalization. Could you please advise me if I could apply for naturalization... Read more »
It is not just 90 days before applying for citizenship that is of importance. There is a "continous presence" and " physical presence" requirement for naturalization elligibility. Learn more about those here: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12
Yes, if you also want to petition for your brother he would need his own I-130, as there are no derivatives on immediate relative petitions (parents of U.S. citizens). Your parents are immediate relatives and will have a visa available to them upon approval of the I-130 but sibling petitions are...Read more »
Is it safe to go to Warsaw for interview if we have an AOS case going here?I applied for my mom`s green card frm Russia, but then the embassy closed there so she came to the US and we applied for aos. We recntly got an invite for this interview in Poland and haven`t heard anything from immigration... Read more »
You either file an Adjustment of Status or you consular process. Only applicants present in the US are eligible to apply for AOS. Applicants who are abroad process at the consulate. So, if your mom is present in the US and she has filed for AOS, then she will most likely receive her green card in...Read more »
we have submitted the case to USCIS and form I-130 has been submitted, questions were asked and all related document asked submitted. they have travelled to third country as well, we want a lawyer who can expedite the case so that they can inter US ASAP.
Hello, I have an asylum court hearing in Aug 2023 in Dallas TX court. We moved to Richmond, VA a year ago. I already filed my I-130 on Nov 2017, after my husband obtained his GC on May 2017. But I haven't yet received any approval or disapproval documents of I-130. I only received a notice... Read more »
It is unclear from the facts whether you are actually eligible for adjustment of status. If you are eligible, USCIS does not have jurisdiction over your adjustment of status application because you are in removal proceedings. You would first have to wait for the I-130 to be approved and for your...Read more »
I arrived in the USA in June 2018. I applied for my green card in September 2020. Until now I did not receive my green card. Since I already spent 4 Years in Usa and my mom is a US citizen, do you think that I'm eligible to fill out a citizenship application?
There is not information to know whether you derived U.S. citizenship through your mother when she naturalized, as this depends on a number of factors. I’m also uncertain if you applied for adjustment of status or an immigrant visa and your case was approved but you just never received your...Read more »
My father is looking to immigrate to the US from Canada. He has an assault on his record (which occurred in 1995) for which he was arrested and later had his sentence suspended with 12 months of probation. In Canada, this is considered a criminal conviction from what I am told. How damaging... Read more »
Should the record be pardoned? Should we just leave it as it and apply. The situation was a one off situation and corrective measures were taken and there have been no other situations that have come after.
We do not know the date when the crime was committed to see how remote it may be from your application now. Not sure if there was more than an arrest and what exactly the person was convicted for if in fact they were convicted. In any event, USCIS will be focusing on whether the criminal conviction...Read more »
I think she will finish out her au pair job until December. I would like to get married before then to start up the process. I just need to know what to do next and how much I will need to save for this. Thank you.
Can you please explain? Seems like you can have multiple short trips outside, and supposed to be physically present at least half year per year. Is it per calendar year? If I travelled this year for 4 months already can I leave and January 1 the count will renew for the next year?
It is not clear from your question whether your concern is with abandoning Permanent Residency or being eligible for Naturalization/Citizenship. With respect to abandoning PR, USCIS reviews multiple factors when assessing whether an applicant objectively intended to abandon his or her LPR status,...Read more »
He has a social security number. I was assured that he could get a US birth certificate after adoption, but so far, only a Canadian one is provided with the name change. Can you guide me to further steps? He is living in Florida, where the adoption took place. I am living in Virginia
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