My fiance and I've been in relastionship for more than a year. We are living together (6+ months) and engaged for about 3+ months. She is a US citizen and has never been married. Has a 6 year old kid. Both of us have good jobs. I'm currently on H1-B and never out of status. My GC is filed under... Read more »
How can I answer this question so it does not affect our immigration cases? I don't want him to to be persecuted; he is currently in process for becoming a resident, and is just waiting for his priority date.
Well, the facts are the facts. If you are asking whether you should like on your N-400, my answer obviously is "no". Don't like on your N-400. If you are asking whether he has adverse facts in his case, then "yes", he probably does. How adverse that information is depends on some other things....Read more »
I am a US citizen living and working in the states, my daughter was born in the UK and has a british citizenship. The US embassy in the UK denied her application because they believe I did not provide sufficient documentation regarding my 5 years of physical presence in the US.
Yes, you can file a petition for your fiance after you obtain your U.S. Citizenship. I recommend that you speak with an Immigration attorney who can explain the options that are available for you as it pertains to filing for your fiance.
We live in Arizona what is the full process of getting married here?You
I am trying to get married. My boyfriend is illegal but has a passport and I have my ID..if we go to get the marriage license will we have problems? If not then once we have the marriage license will there be any... Read more »
Most States will allow the Marriage. But the problems come later, such
as whether he can work, bank, build up Social Security for his Dependents...etc. If he is deported, it may be a nightmare without end for you and your Family. I suggest he obtain competent immigration counsel and...Read more »
My boyfriend is from another country and has a green card with conditions from a previous marriage of 1.5 years. He wants those conditions removed. I own a home, and he wants me to put him on the deed as he says owning property in America will help his case. Is this true?
Under his circumstances, no. Your boyfriend needs to show that, in spite of the divorce, he and his first wife entered into marriage for love and not to circumvent immigration laws. Because he’s divorced, he should be able to file the necessary form at any time. He might want to talk with an...Read more »
I received an exclusion order from Canada on 7/09/14. A company I was working for asked if myself and several others could go up to Canada to help a work crew and that everything was taken care of. Upon arrival at the border we were told we couldn't enter due to the fact we didn't have permits to... Read more »
Hi, i entered the US in 2010 with green card, petitioned by my dad (US citizen) as unmarried son. However, i got married 14 days before i entered. Its been almost 9 years and i have petitioned for my wife, she got here in 2013 and we have 2 kids now(both US Citizens) i went for my naturalization... Read more »
I'm currently in the middle of the process for Naturalization with my biometrics scheduled in a few weeks. I'm worried that my conviction in 2013 will cause a problem with my application. I was arrested and jailed for less than 24 hours for possession of paraphernalia. The judge reduced my sentence... Read more »
You need to have an immigration attorney review a copy of the judgment to determine what risks you may incur in applying for naturalization. There is a fairly high chance that the conviction may make you removable.
I was convicted of a crime in 2013 (possession of paraphernalia) but the sentence was reduced as it was my first offense. The judge also approved my sentence to be set aside/expunged a few months ago. I'm currently a home owner, work a full time corporate job and married my girlfriend of 7 years... Read more »
He was caught with drugs a couple years back and he did his time in jail and still got banned from the us we are expecting a little one and really need him here in Arizona with me is there anything I can for him to come here.
You should consult with an immigration attorney who can review your husband's criminal record. You will need to supply copies of the judgments. However, in most cases involving a controlled substance conviction, there is no waiver of inadmissibility.
I already send all the originals documents to immigration for my DUI before I got my asylum granted, after one year I'm applying for my green card, immigration is gonna ask me for the original document, even if I already send it to them? And is gonna be a problem for me to get my green card ?... Read more »
I didn’t renew due to knowing i will be filing my green card application. Although now i year has passed and my work permit has been expired for a while and I’m still working. Should i add that info to my I485
You should have renewed the work authorization before it expired, that way it would have automatically been extended. Considering you didn't, technically you shouldn't work. When they call you in for the interview for the i-485, you will have the opportunity to supplement the form by telling them...Read more »
Is your boyfriend a US citizen? If you are asking in an immigration context, once you marry he can file a petition on your behalf and you may be eligible to adjust status (go through green process without having to leave the U.S.) As long as you are legally married, there is no requirement that...Read more »
I went to my interview in September and the officer told me that my green card was approved and that I would receive my card within a month. However, after a couple of weeks I received a notice stating that my case was transfered to another office (in Texas). It has been 4 months since the... Read more »
That is unusual and I have not heard of a case being transferred to another office after the interview unless you moved prior to the case being approved. Try placing a service request with USCIS or making an InfoPass appointment to see if you can get more information.
The problem we are having is that we filed taxes jointly for the past 3 years, and we do owe back taxes. We could not pay those taxes due to a child support order that is quite high ($3,400.00) a month. As a self employed, My only income (I husband) is about 44K a year after ordinary business... Read more »
If you have made satisfactory arrangements with the IRS, then USCIS is okay with it. That would include having a payment schedule or the IRS making the determination that it does not have to be paid. For purposes of naturalization, they're really looking to make sure she's filed and is working...Read more »
my girlfriend who is on a e-3 visa, is currently in the process of leaving of leaving the country in 60days, i dont want her to leave, so i want to marry her, can she stay or can i marry her so i can leave with her to her country in australia
Yes, it is possible for her to stay, but she must agree to marry you, you must petition her, then she must request processing for "conditional" permanent resident status in the U.S. The cost is significant and the law gets extremely complicated. Her marriage based case can be delayed, denied and...Read more »
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