If your parents want to stay longer than their authorized period right now then they should consider applying to extend their status (form I-539). If they stay longer without permission they will start accruing "unlawful presence" which will have negative consequences for them. However,...Read more »
My parents are on a visiting visa to the US from India. They got here before the Pandemic started (December 2019) and was not able to travel back once the pandemic started because of their age and the travel risk. We waited for them to get their vaccinations and so had to extend their stay twice.... Read more »
The biggest risk in applying for a third time is that if your parents have a 10 year visa and their request to extend status is denied then their 10 year visa will be automatically revoked and it may be harder for them to get a new tourist visa in the future. There is no way to predict the odds of...Read more »
There are many facts that need to be known that you don't provide to be able to answer this question. You are best to consult with an immigration attorney. Many attorneys offer free phone consultations that may be very helpful for you to start with. Best wishes!
I assume that your dad's name on your birth certificate is Gus and in order to get Greek citizenship you need to show that Gus is Konstantinos. Making changes to a birth certificate is done through the Vital Records office. https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71551_4645_4933---,00.html...Read more »
The AOS applicant/student would have to submit an application for Advance Parole (form I-131) at the same time as the AOS and wait until the Advance Parole (i.e. permission to travel) is granted BEFORE travelling outside the U.S.
If the AOS applicant/student travels without Advance Parole...Read more »
I'm 9 years 2 months into a 10 year alimony schedule from first marriage. It greatly affected my quality of life, and retirement options. After reading about i864 nightmares I must end any pursuit of a foreign bride unless there is protection from a possible life long support i864 that... Read more »
You can enter into a prenup that will specify that your soon to be wife will not ask for spousal support based on your I864 Affidavit of Support or marriage BUT there is no guarantee that the prenup would hold up in Court if challenged by your wife at time of divorce in the divorce case OR in a...Read more »
I am 61 years old, I recently got a green card sponsored by my son who filled affidavit of support. I applied for health care in market place showing my income earned on tutoring and getting tax credits. Am I eligible for the benefits?. Should I add my Son's income also?
The first issue is whether you will obtain a government benefit based upon having a lower income. That is a means tested benefit! The second is whether the sponsor will be required to reimburse the government for that means tested benefits.
When you go for your biometrics for a permanent resident card renewal do they ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or do you fill out a form that asks if you have been convicted of one of those offenses?
Or is the biometrics appointment just for fingerprints, photo... Read more »
A friend of mine has been living in the US since June 2009. He became a permanent resident in July 2011. His permanent resident card needs to be renewed before July 2021 (he has been here a little over 11 years now).
He was just recently given a citation. It says he was in violation of... Read more »
Hey, a misdemeanor could affect the approval of a greencard renewal. Your friend has to discussed with a criminal attorney about the consequences this charge. Your friend should also schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Many law firms, including mine, offer telephone or...Read more »
You may adjust status in the USA through your LPR spouse IF you have NEVER been out-of-status or overstayed a visa. Processing times have been unpredictable lately due to covid. You may receive your EAD anywhere from 12 weeks to 4 months provided all required documents and supporting information is...Read more »
Im dating someone who has their green card now. He has never wanted to put that we're in a relationship on his social media. When I ask why, he says it's because immigration checks his social media and messages and when he had first got caught by them (before he had his green card &... Read more »
There seems to be more going on in this fact pattern than you are aware. A unmarried green card holder should have no fear dating anyone he wants to date. Unless, he obtained his green card through a fake marriage, I am not sure why he would be so nervous about his social media reflecting that he...Read more »
Yes, under the new public charge rule those applicants adjusting status to lawful permanent resident must file the 944 form along with the 485. This is the general rule but it’s currently being challenged in court. Until a decision is made the form must be filed.
I am US citizen and my Husband is Indian national. I have applied for his immigration visa to get green card. His I-130 approved and after NVC he is waiting for his Immigration visa Interview(which was scheduled in April but got canceled due to COVID breakout in India). Is a new restriction affect... Read more »
Hi, there will be some delays during this period. The new trump restrictions is mostly for work visas H1b, L, J visas. Your husband should be fine as his process has already been approved and he is just in a waiting period.
Hang in there! and contact me if you have further questions and...Read more »
Hey, first of all, it looks like you are missing one important form for adjustment of status. I offer a review service for an affordable flat fee which includes Providing your Cover Letters, Ensuring all supporting documents, fees and signatures are included and mailing the package.
Has no criminal record , couldn’t return to his country because of the hurricane , doesn’t have a “ return stamp” on passport . And has a baby by an U.S citizen woman . Also couldn’t make enough funds to return back home because he didn’t have a working visa .
The best thing you could do is hire your friend an immigration attorney. Unlike the criminal justice system, people facing deportation are not automatically given attorneys. The immigration system is complex enough that you absolutely do not want to proceed through it without one.
Yes, all immigrant visas that have yet to process at the consulates are suspended until further notice. However, the suspension can be lifted this month depending upon the discretion of the President. The challenge is that the President can limit interviews based upon the current epidemic, so he...Read more »
He can petition you, but you cannot adjust status for a long time. The fourth preference family visa category is an extremely limited quota of annual visas. This means that people must wait many years before they can immigrate as a sibling of a U. S. citizen. If he files for you, you will have...Read more »
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