You can either file a K-3 marriage visa which does use the form I 129 (and also the form I 130) or you can file a stand alone I 130. The first would take minimally 6 months to a year, and once approved would give your wife a marriage visa to come to the US. Once she is here, then you would file...Read more »
I’m planning to get a self-uniting marriage license to do my own wedding. Is it oficial to apply for a GC afterwards? I know it’s legal in PA, but not in every state, so I’m confused if ICE would accept a marriage certificate that came from a ser-uniting/Quaker license.
I am in a situation where my H-1B maxes out (6 yrs) in a month and my PERM ETA 9089 is being sent out now. My H-1B can potentially be extended for about 2.5 months based on my absence from the US in the last year (i.e. since the last extension), but my employer is reluctant to do so (owing to... Read more »
My girlfriend lives in Malaysia. I am currently permanent resident since 2013 and waiting for neutralization interview. We're planning to visit Malaysia and marry once I become citizen. Is it the best option for us? What would be the whole process of her becoming permanent resident and be able to... Read more »
I'm an F1 student who unknowingly engaged in unauthorized work with some employer previous semester. When I came to know about this being a violation, I immediately reported to my immigration department at the college. They are stressing me to take new i20 and make a short re-entry to the US.... Read more »
Depending on whether your father is a USC or LPR, whether you are under 21, and whether you are married or not, your father may be able to file an I-130 petition to "get you in line" for a visa number. Unless there is a visa number immediately available (which would only be the case if your dad is...Read more »
My father petition to me when he was a resident and I was still legally married . Then around 2008 I got a divorce and than went to my consulate interview a year later. they denied me for being married , and considerate it fraud to divorce my ex so soon to my interview. Also I did Provide proof... Read more »
I have an H1B denial and what is best to do in this case? MTA or MTR? What is the hope that the denial could be converted to Approval for a denial cause of specialty occupation for an Technical Recruiter working in an IT Staffing firm?
An appeal asks a different authority to review the same facts in a case in hopes of coming to a more favorable decision. A motion to reopen is made when new facts have become available. It is made to the same authority that made the original decision.
I was caught shoplifting back in may 2017 I was given a citation and I attended to court and paid the fine.I was never got finger printed..It was a first degree misdemeanour ..I don’t have any other any other criminal cases on me..I was on probation for 3 months after the court date which ended... Read more »
I was born on a US Military base in Okinawa Japan. I was told that my US birth certificate was missing and they reissued my Japanese birth certificate but not my US one. My mom who was a Japanese citizen divorced my US citizen father, changed our names remarried and we ended up in the US on a... Read more »
you need to get your base hospital records. Your record may also have been registered with the service and /or the consulate under your dad's name. If the divorce happened when you had returned to the US, for that transit you would have had a passport, or at least a travel document. For that...Read more »
This depends on a whole cascade of issues. Short answer is "yes, but it depends" and "maybe yes, maybe no." If you are asking for yourself you need to contact an attorney who is a member of the AILA or is under Pennsylvania Court Rules a certified Immigration Specialist.
I'm Vietnamese. I've just got married to a US citizen in February 2018 and I'm in the process of waiting for my green card. I plan to go back to Vietnam for 1 month to visit my mom because she's really sick. The trip will be in December 2018. The USCIS has issued me an OPT/EAD card with Advance... Read more »
It is more than likely that you will not have issues coming back in, based on what you said. You may or may not have unlawful presence; based on what you said, it’s unclear. If you do, leaving will not trigger the 10-year bar under the circumstances. So if you are otherwise admissible—no fraud,...Read more »
never worked on H1B pursuant to H1B approval notice.
My H1B petition was approved on 12/6/17 as COS and at that time I was out of job. I filed for H4 and received receipt dated 1/19/2108. Now on 7/27 I interviewed and was offered a full time role at a global bank. Can there be any possible... Read more »
This is a gray area. The immigration team is correct that if you never "activated" your H-1B by working for your H-1B employer for even one day, then it is questionable whether you ever technically held the H-1B status and were counted against the cap.
My step father (a legal immigrant whom has a green card) of 28 years, id like to adopt me. I just like him to legally be my "dad" because he is the only father i know and we have been very close my whole life. How to go sbout and what steps to take.
Your situation is not uncommon, and it's great that you both would take this formal action to solidify your relationship. Often your local court of common pleas (the big courthouse in your county seat) has forms that you can obtain and use as a guide. Contact the "Prothonotary" of your local...Read more »
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