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 »
My K1 fiance and I got married 9 days AFTER 90 days of the allotted time and her change of status was denied. 2 weeks after we received a letter stating that she needs to depart the US within 32 days upon receiving the letter. We filed a I-130 online yesterday to see if it would help. My question... Read more »
Our documents were accepted back in August 2020 and we got the email from NVC saying we are documentarily qualified and that we are in line for an interview . But our joint sponsor died due to Covid recently and I want to add the info of the new joint sponsor to ceac . My concern is will did put us... Read more »
NVC will review your file once again when they are ready to send your file to the Embassy for interview to request updates of any documents if needed. So if you have your documents uploaded by that time, they will review it and let you know if any additional documents are needed. It should not...Read more »
I am petitioning for my husband . Our I130 got approved last year . We sent all the documents to NVC and have been waiting in line for an interview at the ciudad Juárez consulate . I do not work so my uncle who works and lives in Seattle was our sponsor . He filed out an I864 and submitted... Read more »
You will need a new sponsor and you should upload the new I-864 to NVC along with proof of income so that NVC can screen the sponsor to make sure his income is sufficient. Your husband can explain the change of sponsors at the interview. Best wishes!
Case has been documentarily qualified for over a year and the beneficiary is currently visiting in the US. Other than submitting I-485, are there any other steps that need to be taken? Will there be a long delay if we switch? Any reason not to switch since there is a large backlog of consular... Read more »
Switching from consular processing to Adjustment of Status is technically doable and easy but whether it should be done is a very fact sensitive analysis that should be done with an attorney because of the risk of potentially being denied Adjustment of Status. I recommend you at least do a...Read more »
I have finished my medical examination as part of the USCIS requirement.
In my medical test, I was found positive for Tuberculosis (TB) in the blood test. However in the follow-up X-ray examination, It was clean. I was found to have only 'latent TB' infection and not... Read more »
Positive TB tests happen frequently but if your doctor signed the I-693 form and assured you that there should not be a problem then there very likely will not be. But if you have the money and want peace of mind then doing another test after treatment can't hurt. Here is more information...Read more »
I came to the US and got married to a US citizen in 2019. My wife who is my Sponsor on Affidavit of Support Form I-864 received 2 Stimulus Payments in 2020/2021 - they were based on her last Tax Return when she was single. Because I didn’t work in the US in 2019, I didn't file... Read more »
As far as I am aware, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not clarified whether accepting the stimulus check is considered a public benefit for purposes of inadmissibility, but the USCIS Policy Manual indicates that tax credits are not considered public benefits in a public charge...Read more »
To prove that she can support her studies here and that she still keeps it and will pay them back as soon as she gets her green card. Thats why she was looking for someone to get married to for paper purposes only
You cannot "file a case against someone" because it is only the federal government that can initiate an action against someone for immigration fraud. This of a criminal offense, you can report a crime, but only the district attorney can actually file a criminal complaint against someone.
Do I have to sign by writing down my full name as it appears on the certificate? Or just sign it the way I sign documents, credit cards, etc (which, by the way, is also the signature that appears on/next to my photo on the certificate of naturalization)?
I just became a US citizen (naturalization). My child is under the age of 18. And, I understand she automatically became a US citizen as well. The question I have is as follows. I'd like to do a name change for my child. What is the legal advice on how to do that? Apply for a name change in... Read more »
If your child has not obtained a lawful change of name prior to filing the FORM N-600 (or the U.S. passport application), the Certificate of Citizenship will reflect the name as stated in the lawful resident card. Hence, a petition must first be filed in civil court to obtain a decree authorizing...Read more »
I am currently working in the US with a TN status work authorization. I have been living with my husband since July 2020 and we just got married in February 2021. My husband is currently unemployed and studying, and does/will not mean the minimum annual income requirement to sponsor me. On the... Read more »
You can get a letter from your employer stating that your employ will continue and should specify at what rate of pay etc. The letterhead should identify the employer name at the top and give the name and the title of the person signing the letter, like a supervisor,
I agree that there are too many reasons as my colleague mentioned. There is always the possibility that he is misinforming you. Questionable requests for money from people on the internet can be a source of fraud. He may be in Ghana or Nigeria for all that yo know.
My mother has GC I551 (77 no exp) and has lived lived outside USA with limited trips back and forth to USA with no issue getting through US immigration until 2019 when they questioned and allowed her through on a Visa waiver, which states that her GC is no longer valid. Question is my mother is now... Read more »
If they had her file a Form I 407 and turn in her green card, she will have to reapply for her LPR status. Even if they did not take the card, it is very likely that she may be in the system as having abandoned her status, which would mean she has to reapply. An experience immigration lawyer will...Read more »
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