Under U.S. immigration regulations, having a criminal record, particularly for an offense like drug trafficking, can significantly impact your eligibility for U.S. citizenship. A conviction for drug trafficking is often considered an aggravated felony, which is a category of...View More
I'm planning on marrying a british citizen and moving to the U.k., and we're hoping to get married here in the US before he leaves and I join him later. Do we have to get him an actual visitor visa or is an ESTA enough for a courthouse wedding?
Under California law, a British citizen can enter the United States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for the purpose of getting married, provided the stay is short and the intention to leave the U.S. after the ceremony is clear. The ESTA allows visitors to stay for up to...View More
I arrived in the US in September 2021 on a J-1 visa, which carries a two-year home residency requirement. During my stay, I was offered a Ph.D. position, which I accepted. In June 2022, within the grace period of my J-1 visa, I returned home and applied for an F-1 visa. Upon... View More
The two-year home residency requirement (2YHRR) associated with your J-1 visa can indeed impact your ability to adjust status in the United States after marrying a U.S. citizen. Here's a breakdown of how this might affect your situation:
Existence of 2YHRR: If your J-1 visa was subject...View More
It's advisable to consider hiring a lawyer as soon as possible in situations involving ICE detention. An attorney experienced in immigration law can provide valuable guidance and support throughout the entire process, not just at specific stages. They can help you understand the complex legal...View More
Finding work visa jobs in Tennessee involves a few key steps. First, it's important to identify employers in Tennessee who are open to hiring international workers. Websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed can be useful for job searches, allowing you to filter job postings by location and...View More
Hi, i currently have a pending I-751 and got the extension letter/ receipt notice. I'm planning to travel abroad but curious what happened if my I-751 got approved or if an interview is scheduled while I'm abroad? Can I still return to the US with my expired conditional green card +... View More
If your I-751 petition is approved while you are abroad, you should be able to re-enter the United States using your expired conditional green card along with the receipt notice/extension letter. This documentation typically serves as evidence of your continued lawful status while the petition is...View More
I think that you may have a case against your employer. Possibly for terminating you before you were able to exonerate yourself against allegations of committing a crime. In addition, there are statutes in In some states, nuch like New York that would address an employer terminating an employee...View More
In Massachusetts, employment is generally at-will, which means an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not illegal. However, being arrested and having a trial that ends in a not guilty verdict doesn't automatically protect you from...View More
Form 589 filed and work authorization available. Individual hearing after 5 years. I would like to speed up the process. 5 years is a long wait for me. There is a creative portfolio with evidence. I think 5-6 points out of 10 can be approved.
Yes, it is possible to engage an attorney for an EB-1A visa while awaiting an individual hearing for your asylum application (Form I-589). Your work authorization and the creative portfolio you mentioned can be beneficial in this process. The EB-1A visa is for individuals with extraordinary ability...View More
My granddaughters mom works in another country and she has a contract of five years to work there. She comes back home at least once a year. I think she's only there with a work visa, not a residency of any kind but it's a long term stay. Would her address that I use still be their home... View More
In filling out the DS-260 application, it's important to provide accurate and current information. For your granddaughter's mother, who is working abroad on a temporary basis, the appropriate address to list would depend on the nature and duration of her stay in the foreign country....View More
I'm currently filling out my grandchild's application and it needs the address for her mom. She's currently working in another country. Do I put in their home address in their home country or do I give the address of where she's currently staying for her work?
In completing the DS-260 application for your grandchild, it's important to provide the most accurate and current information. When it comes to the address of your grandchild's mother, consider the nature of her stay in another country. If her work abroad is temporary and she maintains a...View More
I'm trying to sponsor my son to come the US and I have no income. My son in law will be a joint sponsor though. All his papers have been accepted but I don't know what Documentation I should submit to move forward? Is a letter explaining how my son in law is sponsoring them enough?
If you have no income and are sponsoring your son to come to the US, you should still submit your federal tax return or transcript to show your financial situation. Even if you have no income, these documents are necessary to complete the sponsorship process.
In your situation, as the petitioner for your son on his immigration application, you are also considered the petitioner for his daughter, your granddaughter. When completing the DS-260 application for your granddaughter, you should list yourself as the petitioner. This is because the petition you...View More
I will presume that you are a US citizen and care son is single or he is married. Or in the alternative, I will presume that you are a green card holder and your son is not married. In any event, he would also be able to file for your son's daughter who would be granddaughter. No separate...View More
The lawyer sent a letter from the judge that an individual hearing will take place in 5 years. We haven't filed Form 589 yet and we have 2 weeks left until the first Master Hearing. How is this possible? Did the lawyer do this? Can I file a motion to expedite the individual hearing date?
In immigration proceedings, the ability to cancel a first master hearing and schedule an individual hearing in the future, such as after 5 years, largely depends on the specifics of the case and the discretion of the immigration judge. If your lawyer has informed you that an individual hearing is...View More
If the USCIS officer does not explicitly state that your spouse's Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) has been approved at the end of the interview, it's important not to jump to conclusions. There are several reasons why an immediate decision might not be given....View More
I am a Canadian on TD visa in Buffalo NY (husband on TN). I travel back to Canada 4 times a week to work across the border but I still spend 5 nights a week in Buffalo with my husband. I am uncertain if I need to change my car insurance to an American company, change my license to a NYS license,... View More
In your situation, it's essential to consider both the insurance and legal requirements of New York State (NYS) and your frequent travels to Canada. Since you live in Buffalo, NYS for the majority of the week, you may be required to comply with the state's insurance and vehicle...View More
My employer got PWD approved, but we just noticed that they didn’t indicate their DBA name (doing business as) on the PWD form (ETA-9141). However the legal name and other info was indicated correctly.
They are about to start recruiting process, but I’m just worried that the fact that... View More
In your situation, the omission of the DBA (Doing Business As) name on the Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) form (ETA-9141) might not be a significant issue, especially if the legal name and other details of the employer are correctly listed. The PWD primarily focuses on the job duties and the...View More
As of May 2022, I commenced employment with my U.S. church under OPT (F-1) with the same title I currently hold. During that year, the church successfully applied for an R-1 visa set to commence in May 2023. The approval was timely, and I transitioned to working under the R-1 visa one day after my... View More
You can generally renew or change your nonimmigrant status while waiting to file your I-485 (Adjustment of Status). In your case, renewing your R-1 visa after the approval of your I-360 and while awaiting the opportunity to file the I-485 is usually possible.
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