when he flies out to his country in Israel and reenters the usa, will immigration deny him entry due to his profesion? Can they see on record that hes registered with the sheriffs dept. As a legal worker?
No. This could impact him if he files for US citizenship, for which he has to show five years of good moral character. A recent policy change requires a determination of lack of good moral character for people working in even the legal cannabis business.
How is the determination made for qualifying for 10 days vs 60 days stay in USA after resigning on valid H1B? Follow-up to this question's answer-How and when does DHS make the determination of reducing/changing the 60 days period?
Example: Last work day June 15,2019, Exit US July 7. At... Read more »
When your H-1b enters as part of the natural course (meaning when it is supposed to end) there is 10 day grace. (the Regs actually say 10 days before and 10 days after.) In the past there was no grace period if you ended your H1b early. Now there is a 60 day grace period or until the end of your...Read more »
Provided that you qualify for the 60 day grace period (meaning that your H1b status terminates before its natural conclusion), there is no prohibition to travel inside of the U.S. during that grace period.
Yes, your sister should still be eligible for citizenship. She will need to renew her green card first. Even though the card expired it does not necessarily mean that she has lost her permanent residency. As long as she has not been absent from the US for prolonged periods of time and does not...Read more »
I am a US citizen and my fiancé lives in England but he is originally from Nigeria. I met him in England while visiting family and we have been together for 2.5years. I am feeling stuck on what I need to do. I prefer getting Married in the US on a K1 Visa because my family is here but the... Read more »
In order to obtain a K-1 visa you need to demonstrate that both of you are legally free to marry and that you have seen each other at least one time over the last 2 years. the more evidence that you can supply that the relationship is real, the better.
I'm a Lawful Permanent Resident Green Card. I got my Green Card 2 years ago. I got married last year. Thus, I need to change my surname on the Green Card. I've already filled the I-90 Form to send by mail. Do I need to send to USCIS my Certificate of Marriage translated from portuguese to english... Read more »
The translation does not have to be certified but it must bear the language that the translator is fluent in both English and Portuguese and has accurately translated the document. That said, it is always best to have a professional al do the translation as it lends additional credibility, rather...Read more »
It sounds like you want to immigrate. If you have no family members through whom to apply, you can try an employment visa. For that you’d need a relationship with a US employer. You might want to look into the diversity lottery program, too.
I am a lawful permanent resident with a Green Card (won from the DV lottery; arrived in USA July 2018). My boyfriend of almost 3 years is living in the UK illegally. He is originally from India and has lived in the UK illegally since 2002. Is there a way for my boyfriend to come to USA so we can... Read more »
It will take a while. Perhaps, longer than you anticipate. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.
Yes, as long as you come back before it expires. That said, you should have an extension letter by that point from filing for removal of conditions. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.
My wife and I are Italian citizens living in California since 2009 and submitted AOS with AP travel doc Nov 1st 2018. I petitioned as NIW and got approved in September 2018. Still waiting for the AP (national benefit center processing time is up to 7 months)!
That would not be wise, because you could be denied entry to the US because you aren’t coming back to resume H1B status but rather to take up permanent residency. In addition, if you leave without advance permission to come back, your application will be considered abandoned.
I am a citizen of the Republic of Kenya and I have been residing in the United States as an international high school student for four years and a University student for a year. I am in a quagmire if I can or cannot apply for a Green card as the beginning of my residence in the United States began... Read more »
There is nothing in the facts you provided that indicate you are eligible for a green card. Green cards are usually obtained through family relationships or employment, and you’ve mentioned nothing about either. We recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney to see what your options are.
The old GC was surrendered before the initial 10 yr expiration period. USCIS did grant the old PD. The I.O. observed this during the AOS interview and said that this could be a mistake. The EAD, AP, SSN(spouse) were already issued (but not used). What rights does the candidate have? The case is... Read more »
There are very few instances in which a priority date can be recaptured. Were both I-140s filed by the same employer? That’s the only scenario in which the recapturing of a priority date could take place, but even that seems unlikely. At this point you are going to see which direction USCIS...Read more »
Deported in september 2012, still married to a usa citizen and have 4 children all usa citizens. Deported from a Judge in california at an immigration court. I had an immigration lawyer who I was paying but still got deported. I have charges under the influence of crystal meth. I have been clean... Read more »
One of my flatmates (who is the Master tenant) did not return the deposit of another flatmate on the grounds that his girlfriend was living in his room and they were sneaking in and out. The master tenant (who is still my current flatmate) has requested that I support her in court as a witness. I... Read more »
A state ID is no evidence of any kind of lawful status in the United States.
You can file a visa petition for your mother, and depending on her circumstances, she can then apply for permanent residency. There are, of course, so complicating factors, namely her unlawful presence. We...Read more »
Based on the information that you have provided; you were an LPR and your parents became USC's before you were 18 years of age. You automatically became a USC. You need to file the N-600 and receive your certificate of Naturalization.
I obtained my 10-year green card after 4 years of marriage to my usc husband, in fall of 2018. We didn’t have to go through i751 because we had been married for more than 2 years when we filed. This month he filed for a divorce. We are still friendly and peaceful. Will I lose my permanent... Read more »
I have a regular tourist visa and am about to visit the US. My friend who is already in the US has asked me to bring their birth certificate with me, however I am a little nervous about this. Is it legal? Can it be a problem at customs? Should I disclose it?
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