Hello, under the Adam Walsh act, a United States citizen is precluded from sponsoring a foreign national for immigration benefits if that US citizen has a conviction involving sexual offenses against a minor. Accordingly, I doubt that a felonious domestic violence conviction against a previous...Read more »
I got married recently with a Venezuelan and he has a pending asylum case which he filed after one year of arriving in the US with a tourist visa. As of today his work permit is expired. I want to submit petition i-130 along with adjustment of status. Which issues is he going encounter in the... Read more »
It is difficult to determine what issues one would encounter during the immigration process without very particular details regarding the applicants entry, applications submitted, immigrations history, etc.
Regarding employment questions on Form I-485, check the USCIS Policy Manual at...Read more »
Your spouse must be physically present in the U.S. if she/he wishes to file the FORM I-485 with USCIS. Moreover, your spouse must be eligible to adjust status with USCIS prior to filing the FORM I-485.
Information regarding the B2 Visitor Visa renewal for my mother while staying in the US.
She traveled to the USA in Dec 2019 and she had expected to return to India in May 2020. However, her flights were cancelled due to COVID-19, so I have applied for stay extension (I539 in progress)... Read more »
All she can do while she is in the country is extend her status, and she has taken the necessary steps to do that. She can only apply for the visa out of the country. A visa only allows someone to present themselves at the country’s border to request entry. The I-94 is the controlling document...Read more »
I’m immigrant and on my native passport by mistake first name box was left blank and my whole name ( two parts ) was written in last name box . I got visa n moved in US . On visa embassy wrote FNU in given name to fill the place, and my whole name in last name box.
You can request the name be corrected by filing an application to renew/replace your card. If the error was your mistake you will need to pay the filing fee. if it was the mistake of the service you will not need to pay. Include a cover letter explaining and supporting documents to indicate what...Read more »
My latest I-797 form to extend my status was filed to California center and they transferred it to Vermont center. My petition was denied and I'm unable to return back to home country due to current pandemic situation. I'm trying to file Form I-539 Change to... Read more »
She wanted to apply for a passport to travel to Canada in June but learned she needed to submit various documentation for this. She found the necessary paper at home and learned that her Permanent Residency Card had expired in 2012. She mailed this in and now is waiting for a response. Should she... Read more »
You should be consulting the immigration attorney that assisted you with the E-2 application. You can inquire with the attorney about your plans to expand your business venture. If you proceed without expert guidance you can actually jeopardize your E-2 status.
For example, according to USCIS, Anyone is allowed to give you limited help such as read you the form, translate information, write down information that you provide to complete the form, and help gather documents such as birth certificates necessary for the application. I fully understand this... Read more »
This is the first time hes ever been in trouble here and I have his bail. His court date was set but I cant bail him out until the hold is lifted. Since his visa is valid, how can they still legally have a hold on him? What else can I do to get him out?
If you are a US citizen and her sponsoring husband, and she entered the country legally, she may be able to adjust status to get her green card despite that she has overstayed her visa. Discuss with counsel about other issues that could be a bar to admission like criminal history, health issues,...Read more »
A friend of mine is in Nigeria, he states that he doesn't have a phone, but has been allowed access to a computer to email me. He is being held at a police station because the woman who was helping him with a place to live died... he told me of suspected poisoning. Then he is saying that they... Read more »
That's almost certainly a scam. Call your friend. Just because the scam artist says your friend doesn't have a phone doesn't mean he doesn't have a phone. He will probably pick up and be like "ah, I'm not in jail."
Hi mom has b2 visa issued in 2014, she visited me in 2014 for 6 months. Her second visit was on 4rd nov 2018 to 3rd may 2019 to help me with my newborn. Recently I got job and want my mom’s help so booked a ticket for her 28th June 2019(58 days after she left USA). Is there a chance she can be... Read more »
There is always a chance anyone will be denied entry at port; however, unless there is some other issue present, this does not seem likely in this scenario. Without speaking to you to understand the details and any potential issues your mom could face at the border, I cannot provide a more...Read more »
I’m a minor who wants to be emancipated when I graduate at 17 and 4 months old. My father and I are permanent residents. If I can completely support myself by graduation and petition the court for emancipation, will I have a chance for them to allow it? Will I be an illegal immigrant then because... Read more »
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