My Canadian girlfriend was able to fly into the US amidst the border closure. We are unsure of when it will be that the border opens again and she has been here two months as we’re trying to spend as much time together as possible during these troubling times. We recently decided to look into... Read more »
By using your rights as a Canadian for quick entry, you are telling U.S. immigration officials that your intention in the U.S. is to be a tourist, and to leave, typically within 90 days; though the maximum is six months. That's true even if you get waved through without an interview by an...Read more »
From my understanding, I am not allowed to work at all with this L-2 visa. I wanted to sell some of my things online on websites such as Etsy or Depop (handmade earrings, clothes, etc.), for some passive income. Would I be allowed to sell these things and make money that way? Or does that still go... Read more »
You are very young now, but it is good that you set your goals so early. When you get to college, concentrate on keeping good grades and when you get to that point, you could look into an exam called the LSAT. For now, you can read about the profession and try to learn as much as you can. Learn...Read more »
If you're obtaining your green card through consular processing, it is required that you have a valid passport. To obtain a green card, the foreign national is required to enter the Untied States, so with an expired passport, you will not be issued a visa to enter the U.S.
I am applying for citizenship. While I was a permanent resident in the US, I was employed at a foreign consulate (UK) for which I did not pay income tax. This is because of a bilateral treaty between the US and UK stating that non-US citizens employed at UK embassies do not pay tax on wages earned,... Read more »
You're required to disclose your work history, regardless of whether you were required to pay taxes. One of the naturalization requirements is that you possess a good moral character, so you want to be 100% honest on your application.
Hey, As long as your marriage was bonafide and you do not have any criminal records to make you ineligible you should be able to naturalize with no issues. Contact an immigration attorney for a full evaluation of your situation before proceeding to make sure you have all the supporting documents...Read more »
This requires more information and a more detailed look at your specific situation, including what type of immigration status or matter you are dealing with, what you were denied for, where you appealed, and the circumstances around that. If you had an attorney help you file the appeal, you should...Read more »
The application was filed by his mother a US citizen. The case is now going through the NVC process. My question is as a result of the freeze on visas and green cards that went into effect in June will the person be affected by it? I looked at the proclamation and it say spouses and children of U.S... Read more »
Im a green card holder since 2013, but I went back to my country with a reentry permit every year. In 2019, I decided to come to the US and live here for good. My dad became a US Citizen in 2017 when I was 17 years old. I am now 20 years old, turning 21 on August, but could I still apply for US... Read more »
Based on the information you have provided it is likely you ae a USC through your father. If this is the case you need to file the N-600. I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to confirm the foregoing.
l have question about after sending I-751 RFE, l send RFE to USCIS and they receive them on April 9 2019, but they don't give any update information about it so far, it nearly like 400 days spend, is there some problem that make it stuck on it? do l need call the customer service... Read more »
Depending on the subject matter of an RFE you file may not be considered filed until the service receives a response to the RFE. If considered newly filed upon the receipt of the RFE you ae kicked back in line after everyone else who has filed.
The online updates ae not reliable. I hope...Read more »
Read the application carefully. Do not use your A number whee it asks for the beneficiary A number. As a USC you do not need to list your A number. However you should include a note on the final page that as a naturalized citizen you had an A number and it is:.......
I have read online that we would have up to 90 days to get married upon her entry into the US. However, I have read mixed answers stating that the amount of time she would have to enter the country once the k1 visa is approved. Does she have 6 months total to enter the country and get married or... Read more »
My ex and i Start having problems on sept. And we agreed that i would have our baby in México where My family is and then he would go get us and return to the US (NY) but we Start having more problems once i confronted him for cheating on me so he text me i could stay un mx if i wanted and he... Read more »
If the baby was born in Mexico, you cannot be forced to move back to NY. You also do not have to come back to sign any divorce papers. You should speak with an attorney about the divorce or ask the judge who has your case in the supreme court to appoint an attorney to represent you on custody and...Read more »
I am a US citizen, and we know for some time now, if we continue to have the nice relationship we have so far the idea could be getting married and asking for a status change for her to be able to work and stay here legally.
I took the citizenship interview test and I passed. I have no criminal background and I am good resident, nothing on my record. I took the test last year August and I haven't received a responses. I call today and they said my case is still under review. Its been close to a year now. I saw... Read more »
You can bring suit in federal court forcing USCIS to make a decision in your case. That can be dangerous, because the decision could be in the negative. If you choose to go that route, make sure you have competent legal counsel.
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