Kelli Y Allen's answer A K3 is not what she needs. Consult with an immigration attorney for a full case analysis. If she is eligible for adjustment of status, once filed, she will be allowed to remain in the U.S.
Kelli Y Allen's answer You would need to take a copy of the judgment to an immigration attorney for a full analysis, The wording of the specific statute under which you were convicted is important in making this determination.
Kelli Y Allen's answer You need a criminal defense attorney to handle the criminal charge. You will need an immigration attorney to represent you in removal proceedings if you are referred to immigration court. Your criminal defense attorney should consult with the immigration attorney to discuss immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions.
Kelli Y Allen's answer You did not actually ask a question, but my recommendation is to hire an immigration attorney to prepare you for and accompany you to the interview. The most likely reason for the second interview is suspected fraud.
Kelli Y Allen's answer Once you are married, if she is still in the U.S., she could apply for adjustment of status (process of obtaining permanent residency from within the U.S.) She would then be able to receive temporary employment authorization that would allow her to work for any employer. This will cover her until there is a final decision on her application. If she leaves the U.S., you would either need to file a fiance visa petition or spousal visa petition to get her back to the U.S. to live and work...
Kelli Y Allen's answer If you are a U.S. citizen and he meets other admissibility requirements, once you are married, you can file a one-step spousal petition/adjustment of status. Regarding entry, you just have to prove that he entered legally, not that he maintained continuous status.
Ms Grace I Gardiner's answer No. First your fiancé will receive a two year conditional green card. The condition must be removed. Your fiancé can then apply for citizenship in the third year provided you’ll are still together
Hector E. Quiroga's answer It is possible to obtain a green card now that you are in the US if you marry your boyfriend. Alternatively, you can return to Costa Rica and your boyfriend can file the I-129f on your behalf. The cost to enter the US on a finacé(e) visa is about $800, not including attorney’s fees. It will be another $1225 to get the green card—again, not counting attorney’s fees.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer We strongly recommend you seek legal counsel before you apply again. Even if you are beyond the 5-year statutory period for good moral character, you could still have your application denied because of the petty theft issues.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Maybe. More information is needed. Acquisition of citizenship for a child born abroad is tricky, especially in the case of a USC father and an illegitimate birth. You would do well to consult with an immigration attorney who can advise you based on all the details of the case.
Carl Shusterman's answer Before you can submit an H1B visa petition and carry out the H1B application process you must first find a sponsoring company or employer. If you’re currently in the United States as a student on an F1 visa, you should check with your employer as to whether or not they can sponsor you on an H1B visa. If you are on an L1 visa or another visa status, it’s best to contact an immigration attorney to explore your specific case.
If you are a US citizen, you can sponsor your spouse for a green card.
To qualify for a marriage-based visa or green card, you must be legally married. A legal marriage is one that is officially recognized by the government in the country or state where you were married. This usually means that an official record of your marriage has been made or can be obtained from some government office.
Carl Shusterman's answer Assuming that you are a US citizen, you can sponsor your parents for green cards. If they entered the US lawfully, they can apply to adjust their status to permanent residents without leaving the US. If not, they should meet with an immigration lawyer.
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