He fell in love and married his girlfriend in January 2019. In March he filled out and sent an application for change of status. He send with the documents all the corresponding payments. Until this day he has not received any response. He called the immigration offices and they have told him... Read more »
Immigration law and the process is a complicated system. Many are disqualified and denied as a matter of law. Some forms are lost without additional forms, such as a G-1145 to try to secure proof of receipt. However, there are other means to track down files.
I have been waiting in the USA due to not being able to leave after getting an RFE, but now that I see my case was denied yesterday on the https://egov.uscis.gov website, does that mean I can just go home? Or do I have to wait for their official letter?
It is best to understand the consequences of the decision. You may never qualify for a non-immigrant visitor visa, or other non-immigration visa, if you’ve demonstrated immigration intent. There may be other concerns that such a departure can trigger.
My father secretly married a foreign woman in the US while living with another woman in the house where the foreign woman said she was living on the marriage license. Would that invalidate the marriage license? I'm asking because I'm worried that she's scheming to divorce him and take half his... Read more »
Is there a correlation between how long a security check would take for a non-immigrant visa (consular processing) vs adjustment of status while in USA (I-485)? I waited for my F1 visa for 10 months years ago due to my common name and just wondering if I should expect a similar delay... Read more »
It is unlikely, since you have already been admitted to the US, and you say that you waited for F1 approval “years ago”. Having said that, depending on what country you are from you might still be subjected to significant scrutiny as part of your adjustment of status application, given the...Read more »
Hello, my girlfriend is currently in the US on a J-1 visa. She will be traveling back to Denmark mid October because her J-1 is expiring. She will be visiting family in Denmark from mid October to end of October 2019. She then would like to again visit the US early September 2019. Her ESTA will be... Read more »
My mother brought me into the US illegally when I was 5 months. We stayed here, never left. She submitted a u visa in 2017. But I had a son last year(2018) with a us citizen should getting married with him be a quicker process? I am trying to continue my studies but can’t due to my legal status.... Read more »
More information is needed about your boyfriend. He may be disqualified from petitioning you. You may also have to seek a waiver depending upon your age, along with consular processing. That can take time and not everyone who files for a waiver is approved.
If you entered the US legally, and your daughter is a US citizen then you can file for an immediate relative petition, despite the overstay, provided you do not have any grounds of inadmissibility and you do not travel outside the US prior to getting your advance parole document. Counsel anywhere...Read more »
USCIS approved my I-130 family immigration case, and currently working with NVC to finalize the documents and schedule interview at the US Consulate in New Delhi, India. The priority date is expected to become current next year around September.
(i) Meanwhile can i apply for tourist (B-2)... Read more »
If the consular official thinks that you are circumventing the immigrant visa process, the State Department can find that you committed misrepresentation and indefinitely ban you from immigration. Fraud waivers after a recent violation can prove futile, so your visa may be revoked.
My citizenship interview is scheduled for September. I may owe taxes to the IRS.
1. My former husband and I had an installment agreement with the IRS. We divorced in 2018; the marriage settlement agreement states that “the debt to the IRS” (it doesn’t specify the amount owed or the... Read more »
Yes, you should bring proof that you filed your tax returns, among other items, as mentioned. It’s unclear whether the documents will prove enough or even the subject of a request, but the examiner can make a request as a matter of discretion.
If asked for your tax returns, or proof of...Read more »
This is unclear, but he can ask that the hospital collect from you. The U.S. Government has the right to seek reimbursement from you upon discovery that he lacks medical insurance. However, the government, through the Department of Justice, must decide whether to take action on the affidavit of...Read more »
Hello I have been living in the US for almost 10years now. I came in with a k1- fiance visa. I married my husband within the 90 day period. After marring my husband he decided not to proceed with the process of applying for my permanent residence (adjustment of status). We had our 2 children... Read more »
You are the victim of spousal abuse. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will allow you to apply for a green card without your abusive spouse petitioning for you. This process exists so that non-citizens will not have to be dependent on an abusive spouse, in order to stay in the U.S.
When I was 15, I was naturalized as a citizen through my parents. But I've got a green card. I know for a fact that this is what happens and I don't need a naturalization certificate to apply for a US passport.
But before I apply, I want to change my name and gender. Does this complicate... Read more »
I received a minor in possession misdemeanor back in college 20 years ago in California and the record was expunged after paying the fine and completing an alcohol education class. Would this be grounds for denying citizenship? (Assuming I state the expunged record on my application). I have been a... Read more »
When I was 15 years old I got adopted by US citizens. Because my Visa did not show I legally entered the country as a lawful resident, I came in as a tourist then got adopted. I did not automatically get citizenship. It wasn't until I became of legal age that I obtained my permanent resident card.... Read more »
If you did not derive US citizenship from your adoptive parents by operation of law, In order to be eligible for naturalization you need to have 5 years of lawful permanent resident status (LPR), show that you have been physically present in the US for at least 2.5 years of those five (this could...Read more »
No, if he does so then he violates the terms of his non-immigrant visa, so he can be summarily removed by the CBP at the airport. Assuming that he arrives, he may experience delays and harassment by USCIS. There may be other issues regarding dependents, among other possible complications...Read more »
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