Live in the US for 6 years on an L1A visa but decided to leave the company. Now I am in a 60 day grace period until I have to leave the country. My partner and I (living together for 6 years) decided to marry so I can apply for a green card. We will get married before the grace period is over but... Read more »
The overstay itself will not disqualify you from applying for a green card based on marriage to a US citizen. And if the Green card is granted the short overstay without status would not be a problem. BUT I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss and consider the consequences if the green...Read more »
I'm a US citizen. I've submitted an I-485 adjustment of status family-based for my wife on August 11, 2020. We've got the I-797C notifying me that process is in course at the National Benefits Center. I haven't heard from USCIS since then. We haven't even gotten the... Read more »
Unfortunately due to COVID there is no normal timeframe right now but you should have had your biometrics by now. You can contact USCIS via phone or submit an inquiry online. See: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
I came to the USA in 2014 and i got my citizenship in 2018. I had a baby out of wedlock in a foreign country 2019 and I applied for CRBA but the application was denied. The letter giving to me says that I didn't provide enough evidence that I have lived in the United States for 5 years before... Read more »
The federal statute requires that you present proof that you resided in the U.S. for 5 years (2 years after the age of 14) prior to the birth of your child (out of wedlock) in 2019. If you can not present such evidence then the CRBA will not be approved.
She wants to sell the home because she is broke. I live in the home my father owned with her. Do I have any rights to keeping the home? She in her divorce papers and in emails states she had no interest in the property and my father was keeping the property. Is there any law that protects me as his... Read more »
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident and you wish to file a relative petition on behalf of your spouse , you can file the FORM I-130 with DHS/USCIS. This will commence the process for your spouse to ultimately obtain the immigrant visa with the U.S. consulate.
I'm a musician who was planning to offer music related services online and at the same time work on my recordings and releases. Is it necessary for me to get a business license to work out of home as an independent contractor and if so what steps are required to be taken to get the license?... Read more »
Business licenses are usually issued by cities, and the requirements for getting one will depend on the particular city in which your business will be based. Therefore to find the steps necessary, call your City Hall.
If you are looking to open a business in California, then you must...Read more »
Yes. Desertion, which also may be referred to as abandonment, is a divorce ground in many states (including Ohio). When one spouse leaves for one year without the consent of the other, this is considered desertion. The length of time required for divorce may vary from state to state, but in Ohio it...Read more »
I received my Green card back in Feb 2017 when by mom married my stepdad and I was entered into the paperwork before I turned 18. Now I want to apply for naturalization, but on the USCIS site there are few choices and I'm not sure which one I fall under.
If you mom is still married to your step dad, she can apply for naturalization after 3 years. But unless your mom became a citizen before you turned 18, you will be eligible for naturalization once you have been a permanent resident for 5 years or more. You cannot apply until 90-days before the...Read more »
A non-citizen (no green cards either) couple have 4 children born in US and parents have SSNs because both spouses had temporary work authorizations during their stay in the US. How can the couple claim their child tax credit when they are not in the US any more? A US based income or permanent... Read more »
My wife wants a divorce and possibly report me to uscis like she did before when we were together(she sent an email to uscis that she thought I was with her just for the green card which is not true). She wants me to leave our house and me to remove all my belongings and is threatening me with... Read more »
Sorry to hear about all this. You need to talk with an immigration lawyer urgently and you also need to talk with a family lawyer since you shay she is talking about a divorce and you have shared assets as well as a child.
You need to be careful because you do not want a criminal court case...Read more »
Sorry your question remains open. You could reach out to immigration attorneys - some firms offer very brief initial consults for free. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) to locate immigration attorneys on this site, or you could search on our own. Another option could be to repost your...Read more »
If your spouse is a foreign national and does not have (a) an employment authorization document or (b) a status that allows employment then you must indicate in the FORM I-485 that the self-employment was without authorization.
A contingency fee agreement is a form of billing that allows for an attorney to be paid a percentage of the damages awarded at the end of the case instead of an hourly rate. In contingency arrangements, the attorney agrees to take on the case without charging their regular hourly fees. This is...Read more »
An alien is admitted if the alien applied for admission as an “alien” at a port of entry; and an immigration officer inspected the applicant for admission as an “alien” and authorized him or her to enter the United States in accordance with the procedures for admission.
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