It depends on what you mean by "pension." For Social Security benefits, you can usually still get those outside of the United States. It depends on what country your citizenship is from and what country you are going to. However, Medicare benefits cannot go to someone outside of the United States....Read more »
Hello! Thank you for taking my question. I was in the process of applying for my Green Card on an I-485 visa and I left the country because I had a travel visa that did not expire. I thought that it would've been okay to do because I had a travel visa but unfortunately, my application still got... Read more »
Yes, it's likely that you will be able to apply again. Unfortunately, if you leave the United States while the I-485 is in process, and you don't have advance parole, then USCIS treats your application like you are no longer interested in the green card, and you have to start over. But, the good...Read more »
I was just granted asylum and will be applying for a green card next year. However, I worry about my younger brother who is still in my country of origin. He is 17 and he is the only immediate relative that I have there. Since we lost our parents at a young age, I assume that role for him, even... Read more »
Unfortunately, after being granted asylum, you cannot sponsor or petition siblings, only spouses and children. So you would not be able to sponsor your brother directly. You would have to wait until you are a U.S. citizen to directly petition him. Or, he might have another way to come into the...Read more »
I want her to become permanent resident and know the big difference in USC vs PR waiting time and rules. So I do not want to endanger her chances to become PR. If she married a PR who then became a USC, would we have to follow PR marriage rules or since I am a citizen when we file, we would follow... Read more »
If you petition a spouse as a PR, and then become a USC while the petition is pending, you can change the visa category. So I would advise you to start both the petition and naturalization processes now.
The I-797 notice of action is the same title for all government receipts, so more information is needed. Reach out to an attorney in your area. Some of them offer free consultations. This answer will depend on the type of application you have filed.
This is a question for a criminal defense attorney, and I would seek a consultation with a one as soon as possible. But the prosecutor cannot have your children taken away if you refuse to testify. That can only be decided by a judge.
If there were signs of physical injury, the prosecutor...Read more »
im from europe and i have a boyfriend in usa Idaho orofino prison, we known each other for 4 years and i want to visit him, but we dont know if its even possible that someone out of States could visit an inmate? please help me, i have contacted several lawyers and never got a specific... Read more »
That's going to depend on what identification documents the prison will accept. Call the prison where your boyfriend is being held and ask them what forms of ID would be accepted for visits. A foreign passport should be sufficient for them.
Im a F1 student in the United States. I've been studying here for 2 years and still have 2 more years to graduate. Im a citizen of Jordan, Three months ago I converted from Islam to Christianity. Can I apply for asylum to avoid persecution in my home country if I go back?
Yes. You will not need to worry about the one year deadline because of a change of circumstances, and because you are in current lawful status. Consult an immigration lawyer for specific direction based on your specific case.
Adjustment of status is when a non-immigrant visa holder "adjusts status" to that of a legal permanent resident, or green card holder. An example would be a student visa holder marrying a U.S. citizen and "adjusting status" to that of a legal permanent resident green card holder, based on their...Read more »
Local law enforcement can choose to work with ICE, but they can also choose not to. States and municipalities do not have any obligation to enforce federal laws, including immigration enforcement. It will depend on your local law enforcement's policy.
We host large wedding / festival like events with accommodations, restaurants, etc for high end guests. We have been hired to host one of these events in the US. We will be paid in advance and will hire many US contractors to do much of the work, but we'll need a core team of us from England to... Read more »
When will this take place, and who is the U.S. company contracting you? How big is the core team? Two weeks is a very short time, so you might just look at a way to use the ESTA program. For something bullet-proof, you might want to do P visas if we can classify your core group as an "entertainment...Read more »
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