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 »
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.
Hello, my name is Citlaly Santos and I work for CenCal Health, which is a California local health plan that administers benefits to Medicaid recipients living in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. We are receiving questions from people who are worried about seeking COVID-19 related... Read more »
Take a look here: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/public-charge
At the top in the gray box is about Covid-19. It says "Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis" and further "The Public Charge rule does not restrict...Read more »
She only needs to provide proof of lawful permanent resident status by way of her alien number. Perhaps, she can also show a copy of her ‘valid card.’ She has no other status, so other questions seem irrelevant, perhaps, unless this concerns more, which seems questionable.
I am currently in USA as a Aupair on j1 visa and I want get married with my boyfriend, is it okay to cancel my work and wait until courthouse reopen and than get married? Will I have any problems with government like if they will kick me from country? Or some problem with getting my green card?
Hi. Thank you for contacting Cella & Associates with your immigration inquiry. As long as there is no two-year foreign residency requirement associated with your J-1 status (which their shouldn’t be), and if he is a US Citizen, you should be fine. You should have a consultation with an...Read more »
My son is 16 years of age, he entered the us with a tourist visa and he didn’t go back, he entered through the border line us-Tijuana he was checked by border patrol, He was born in Mexico, is it possible for me to get him a a green card? And what do I have to do to get him one?
In Latin America, people generally have two last names in legal documents. One from the mother and one from the father. When coming to the US as a child, where people have one last name, my second last name 'dropped' and all my US documents have only the first last name. I was a kid and certainly... Read more »
You need to track your legal name from the issuance of your birth certificate to the time that you obtained your naturalization certificate. You may have changed your name at the time of naturalization by excluding one of your surnames. That is the evidence that you can present to USCIS....Read more »
As a resident you can file the FORM I-130 on behalf of your son if he is unmarried. He will not be able to adjust status with USCIS if he is no longer in lawful status. However, if you obtain U.S. citizenship he can adjust status prior to reaching the age of 21.
Due of the corona virus, people are being let off from work, including illegal immigrants. Because of this, can they apply for unemployment? If not, what other solution is there for them to receive money or aid from the government? What can be done when bills and rest must still be paid and food... Read more »
I'm a Swedish citizen living in London with my American now husband. We've been living together in Sweden and the UK for over 5 years, and just got married a month and a half ago in Sweden. We're in the US temporarily to visit family, before heading back to London to start the immigration process... Read more »
While I can't give you any advice on what your best course of action is personally about travelling or rescheduling your event, I don't believe anyone in your specific situation will be eventually punished due to US immigration regulations for sheltering in place as ordered. So you can at least...Read more »
She probably won't be allowed to return unless she is able to lawfully immigrate to the U.S. However, she can be barred up to ten years, even indefinitely for certain acts related to unlawful presence and subsequent return. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent immigration attorney...Read more »
I am in the US with B1 visa. I entered in December 2019 and I am allowed to stay until June 2020. Now I am concerned my country (Japan) has many people with coronavirus and the flights per day has reduced.
Is there good possibility to extend my stay ”due to coronavirus”?
I really want to help my mother become a u.s citizen. Just dont know what steps to take .shes been here in the u.s for 26 plus years .I just dont want mom getting deported and my lil brother of 11 years to not have my mom here . Also is there an estimate on how much it would be if this was possible?
Hi there! It’s very difficult to evaluate your moms case without more information but since she lived in the US for so long she may have some options:: for example if you are a US citizen you may petition for her to become a legal permanent residency or , she may be eligible for cancellation of...Read more »
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