My wife has a 23 year old disabled son (cerebral palsy and has the mental capability of a 2yr old). He still lives in Colombia with his father. If I wanted to adopt him as my son, would the citizenship process be faster than it is for a normal 23 year old adult?
In order for an adoption to be binding on immigration authorities, the adoption must occur while the child is still under the age of 16 (along with some other requirements), therefore, if her son is already 23 years old any adoption would not be recognized for immigration purposes. But if you...View More
To receive a conditional green card based on marriage, the marriage must be less than two years old at the time the green card is granted. If you have been married for more than two years when your green card is approved, you will typically receive a permanent 10-year green card without conditions....View More
Doubtful because he hasn’t violated US immigration laws. That being said, he will still be required to obtain a police clearance certificate from every country that he has lived in for more than six months since the age of 21.
You file for a K-1 visa and then after that is approved it is sent to the national Visa Center in New Hampshire for processing, and the file will remain there until the US consulate overseas notifies the NVC that they will acceot the file to be shipped to the consulate for processing. The entire...View More
There is not enough context given to know why you are worried you might face deportation. You might qualify for VAWA or some other type of protection for spouses of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, but there is no way to know based...View More
I attended a USCIS Adjustment interview less than a week ago, with my husband who is the petitioner on my I-130. The interviewing USCIS Officer casually asked me to sign a document to "confirm" that my attorney was not present at the Interview. I did not read the document before signing... View More
I was deteined by Ice the fisrt day of probation. While i was in jail and then deported my immigration attorney applied for asylum and U visa. currently USCIS is reviewing packages form February 2017 which is my package date. I went to check my case in Indianapolis and it show up I have a warrant... View More
Your Indiana criminal case and the original state criminal warrant must be handled by the Indiana licensed criminal law attorney immediately, however, even generally, for a regular warrant quashing the defendant must be physically present.
Thus, you need to discuss your Indiana criminal...View More
I am a lawful permanent resident of the USA (green card holder) married to a US citizen. My husband is in America but I left America in October 2019 to visit family in the UK. I know that as an LPR I should not really have stayed out of the USA for over a year but due to covid and my own personal... View More
My wife and I were married earlier this year, but the local Justice of the Peace would not change her name to mine on our marriage certificate due to her immigration status at the time. Now, when I filed for her permanent resident status and work permit in April, I filled out the necessary USCIS... View More
Her married name should have been usewd when you completed the I-130 and I-485. Since you did not the simplest and least expensive route to take is to use her married name when she applies to remove the conditions. If she has her 10 year card she can use her married name when she applies for NATZ...View More
My green card is expired but I have paid for, and am awaiting, my biometrics appointment (which was initially cancelled due to COVID). Unfortunately my wife and I are attempting to refinance our mortgage and the bank will not move forward with our application since my card has expired, our loan is... View More
Me and my partner have a joint sponsor who is my partners mother, when we filed our application we all lived together. We recently moved and my partner is going to school, now that the I-944 is back should we add our joint sponsor as our household member? even though they don't live with us... View More
They have been behind by a few weeks in issuing notices and receipts. If you have not heard back in a month or so, call the USCIS 800 number. Also, if there is a deficiency in the filing, they will send it back and not send a receipt.
My fiance (now wife) came to the US on a K1 visa, we got married, and submitted our I-485 and associated forms (I-944, I-131, I-765, and I-865). We received a notice of action (I-797C) in the mail that our packet was received.
Due to COVID, things seem uncertain at my current employer. I... View More
our current lawyer has told us to wait until we have the physical copy in our hands before getting married. But we are christian and do not want to continue to live in fornication and would love to get married to avoid disappointing God. Need to know if getting married this late in process where I... View More
More information is needed. Did you have an Indiana authorized officiant sign your marriage license? That is, a pastor, priest, or other properly licensed officiant? If so, then you are lawfully married on the 'date of marriage.' The fear may be that the license will somehow expire or...View More
My wife issued a protective order for 2 years. I have a possible criminal case allegation which can be active at any time as I am said. But I only have few days left to appeal to cancel or modify the protective order. Whatever I say in this hearing can be used against me. I am a F1 student in USA.... View More
I was arrested for domestic battery in Indiana. I am F1-student. I don't think i did anything that would hurt her and even if it did it was unintentional. I was not charged at the moment. University has not taken any action yet, but I am hearing they will. Does it violate my visa status? I... View More
The sooner you retain a criminal defense lawyer, the better. You may also wish to consult an immigration lawyer at some point, but you should confront the criminal issue immediately. You may contact me privately if you wish to discuss details.
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