Hector E. Quiroga's answer Since that is specifically requested, we recommend that you find someone who can put that information in that section for you. Alternatively ask your wife to write it down and send it to you. Then trace it onto the form.
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer You will need to have a reason for a change of circumstances as to why you didn't file in the first year, otherwise you would only be eligible for withholding of removal. These cases are very difficult and you absolutely should contact an experienced immigration attorney.
Iskra Panteva's answer It will depends on whether your degree is equivalent to Bachelor or Master's degree. Generally, if it is equivalent to Bachelor, then you are eligible for EB3. If it is Master's, you are eligible for EB2. In regards to the EB1, there is a different test that needs to be performed; whether you are person with extraordinary ability, transferee or researcher/ professor.
Allen C. Ladd's answer I don't see it as an issue. The green card required you to go to work for the sponsor/employer, but it did not require you to stay indefinitely. Since it takes about 5 years as an LPR to become eligible for naturalization, and you say you've worked the past "couple years" (2-3), it sounds like you fulfilled your commitment to your EB2 employer.
Just be completely truthful on your N-400 application, in all respects.
* Are your children permanent residents already? Then they will file N-400, each of them.
* Are they not permanent residents? Then you may file Form I-130 for each of them ... but before you do, I recommend you contact an immigration lawyer for an appointment so you can see if it will be possible for them to complete the process.
Kevin L Dixler's answer No, the visa quotas are extremely low given the number of applicants being petitioned. In addition, you are disqualified as a derivative child applicant, because you are now significantly over 21 years of age. There may be other options, but I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any more complications.
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Hector E. Quiroga's answer The only issue we see is that if the petition for A is approved 1st you will need to decide what you are going to do relative to B. If the petition for B is approved first, then that works in your favor vis-à-vis the green card application, in that it allows you to stay in the US in lawful while awaiting adjudication of the green card.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer Yes, they can apply for H4s. Your wife’s chances for coming back will depend on factors associated with the shoplifting charge. It is something that you’ll want to discuss with an attorney familiar with the impact of crime on immigration.
Kevin L Dixler's answer There is an assumption that you qualify for an B-600. That may be a big assumption. Assuming you are correct, no, because ‘if’ you can prove to the satisfaction of USCIS that you already derived citizenship, then you are no longer a lawful permanent resident.
If you need further assistance, then make an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. Good luck.
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It depends on what kind of housing assistance and how long she has been an LPR. Her best source of information would be to talk with housing caseworkers to see what her options are in the area where she lives.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer One of the reasons applicants for certain benefits have interviews is to make sure all information on the forms is correct. If you let the adjudicator know that the answer was incorrect on the form, that is not grounds for denying your application.
It is hard to say why it has been three months and no oath ceremony. Depending on your jurisdiction, it could simply be a scheduling issue. Ceremonies are filled on a first come, first served basis, so if you are from a large city it might...
Iskra Panteva's answer It depends on the visa he is applying for. He shouldn’t have problems applying for immigrant visa. However, if he is applying for tourist visa, there might be a problem as to whether he intents to come here temporarily. Consult with immigration attorney on your particular situation.
Iskra Panteva's answer In general, after 90 days. However, you need to discuss your situation with an experienced immigration attorney as this is not a common situation and the details of every case are different.
Iskra Panteva's answer While your petition and application are pending, you are in legal status. You will need the H-1B petition to be approved as this is a bridge petition between your initial H-1b and the application to change status to H-4. There should not be any problems just because you have two ongoing cases. However, make sure that you have an experienced attorney on your side.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer It’s going to depend a great deal on how well your company makes your case. If it can truly show that you are the only one that can the job, training shouldn’t matter over experience or vice versa. The only way to know for sure the chances would be to consult with an attorney in your area familiar with employment immigration and the need for employees like you in their area.
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