The first questions means that USCIS accepted your petition and an officer is currently reviewing it. Next, the priority date is when your petition was received by USCIS. The other date is the day you were notified of the status update.
USCIS has suspended all premium processing, including for H1B cap exempt petitions. See https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/uscis-announces-temporary-suspension-premium-processing-all-i-129-and-i-140-petitions-due-coronavirus-pandemic
If you have been arrested, then your answer must say yes. It does not matter how long ago it was or if it was expunged or not. You are able to explain the circumstances of the arrest and the fact that it was expunged. You should also explain the reason it was expunged and why it should not weigh...Read more »
She has her first green card but we have to reapply for the 10 year green card soon. I was furloughed and want to apply for unemployment but I am not sure if that will effect the immigration interview we will have to do in about a year.
She wanted to apply for a passport to travel to Canada in June but learned she needed to submit various documentation for this. She found the necessary paper at home and learned that her Permanent Residency Card had expired in 2012. She mailed this in and now is waiting for a response. Should she... Read more »
I'm a resident alien in the US with an O1-B visa. My actual company just started the process for an EB-2 green card, but I may have a way better job offer on the table from a different company. If I will accept the offer, obviously my current employer will withdraw the petition.... Read more »
You might want to just complete the current EB-2 process and get your green card. After a year or so you can work for another employer. Withdrawing and resubmitting with a new employer could get messy.
Ask your second employer's attorney how they would handle this before you go down this...Read more »
My wife and I (US citizen) applied last fall in November, and we fear due to Covid-19 we could see a delay of 3-5 additional months of waiting. One of our solutions was whether it was possible for her to apply for university in the US and live on a F-1 visa while awaiting her green card? Does... Read more »
I would just wait. An F-1 is a non-immigrant visa and you have an immgrant visa pending. If there are delays, so be it. Schools may not even be in session for another 6 months. Be patient and wait for the I-130 to process.
I am confused about the difference between the priority date and date for filing an application on the visa bulletin. Does the "Date for Filing Application" mean that I cannot submit an I-485 until the date on the bulletin, or does it mean that if I submit now this is the predicted priority date... Read more »
Depends on what visa you are filing. In the Family F2A category, you would use the Final Action Date. Other family categories will use the Date for Filing. Employment based visas use the Final Action Date. This is found on USCIS's website here: https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo
My application for a passport was rejected, despite my birth certificate stating I was born here and having lived here my whole life. The passport office stated that my application was rejected due to me not being able to prove my mothers nationality at the time of my birth (in 1997) as she is... Read more »
You should contact the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. if you are in the U.S. and inquire about the requirements for a British passport. You can also visit gov.uk to obtain the passport requirements.
You can contact the school in the U.S. that you are interested in enrolling your son and inquire if the educational institution is authorized to issue a FORM I-20. Once your son is admitted and issued the FORM I-20, your son can apply for the F-1 student visa with the U.S. consulate in your home...Read more »
I can stay in the US on my B1/B2 Visa for 6 months. I am having travel issues because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am supposed to leave on April 15 - I have a ticket for April 14th but transportation has been shut down in Ukraine and I cannot leave the US. What is my best course of action?
If your visitor status is due to expire this month and you are unable to timely depart due to the COVID -19 health crisis, you can request an extension of your status by filing FORM I-539 with USCIS. You will need to include documentation of the reasons of your inability to travel abroad....Read more »
Depends if he was convicted, and on what crime he was convicted. There are many levels of DV. Also, the officer might want to know what happened. You say the case was dismissed from the court, so it depends on what you mean by this. If the person was never actually convicted, then this wouldn't...Read more »
I would like to know what my options for the green card are regarding my status (L2 EAD holder, currently working as an Operations Specialist for a pharmaceutical company). I was told the best path is to have my company sponsor my convertion to H1B visa so that I am not an L1... Read more »
L2 to green card path: EB2 or EB3. Both require an employer to sponsor you. I don't know what you do, so you might qualify for an EB2 with a National Interest Waiver. This would waive the need for a job offer or sponsor.
EB visas are subject to a cap. You can view the visa bulletin here:...Read more »
Unemployment benefits are not considered under the public charge rule. Further, the public charge rule doesn't apply to naturalization. It will only apply if you travel outside the US for 180 consecutive days and return.
It depends on the circumstances and the officer, like if there was a child in the car, how drunk you were, what happened when you were driving. 1 DUI shouldn't be a problem if it was just you and no one was hurt. You'll need to show that you're cooperating with the court by paying the fine, going...Read more »
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