Hi everyone, on 20th Nov 2022 me and my girlfriend were charged with a retail theft summary offence (CC3929) of amount $149 and criminal conspiracy (CC0903) in Philadelphia, PA. We were arrested, fingerprinted, photographed, and given a citation copy with a court date at the station. We hired a... Read more »
Hi, you did not mention what the final disposition of the charges was. Dismissed? Adjourned in contemplation of dismissal? Pleaded guilty to a lesser charge? Without that information, we can only guess whether the arrest (and conviction if any) would affect your immigration status.
The difference between legally married (on paper) and entering into a marriage based upon a good faith relationship are significant. Someone who has yet to meet their spouse is likely to eventually be challenged prior to or during processing....Read more »
Hello! It is a long process with many steps, which begins with filing an I-130 petition with USCIS. You can find instructions online about what you need to file the petition, or you can reach out to an immigration attorney for help.
So my girlfriend recently had her interview at the U.S. Embassy down in Ecuador to get her tourist visa and was denied. She really wants to come here as do I because it becomes expensive flying down to her 2 times a year. We think we’re ready for marriage so should she try to apply for a... Read more »
You should sponsor her for a fiancé visa. From start to finish the entire process takes about two years before she’s able to travel here on the K visa. Then within 90 days, she and you have to get married or else the visa will be revoked. You should retain counsel to handle the process from...Read more »
My I-94 class of admission is DT, I came across the border. Am I eligible to file Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization? What is my Eligibility category? Should I seek employment authorization under category (c)(11)? How soon can I file Form I-765 since I crossed the border?
If immigration process was canceled for my husband because we were getting divorced and have now decided to work things out, what should I do? I wrote a letter to have them cancel the process but never heard anything back (that was June 3 and now it’s august 29). Is there anything I can do to try... Read more »
Let us say for argument sake that you do qualify for deferred action for childhood arrivals, I do believe that there is a ban on USCIS processing initial DACA applications. The Biden Administration is attempting to reverse that ban in an ongoing appeal. Therefore, if you are filing this...Read more »
This is regarding US Immigration, am I allowed to go to another State - California (not petitioners residence, Pennsylvania) after getting my Green Card…How can I get my Green Card posted to my temporary address in new state, what reason to give officer
You can go anywhere after you get your green card. You do not need to give any reason about why you need your green card sent to another address. If you are going to be in another state for a long time it makes sense to have your green card sent there. If you are not going to be there long it makes...Read more »
I’m currently a Conditional Permanent Resident and when filing our joint tax return, my wife and I can claim certain Tax Credits such as ‘Earned Income Tax Credit, and ‘Child Tax Credit’ on our Federal Tax Return, as well as very similar Tax Credit on our state return based on... Read more »
I have a Ukrainian friend who is fleeing for her life and wants to come here. I am wondering what the options are for her and what the best course of action would be as she most likely could qualify as a refugee. She wants to come here immediately for the safety of her life and I am willing to take... Read more »
No. After 18 you are legal adult and no one parent has any right to cancel your passport. If they persist call the police, as they have no right to conceal a legal US Passport from its holder for any reason, or go ahead and apply for a new one.
I am 51 year-old male with 2 daughters and a spouse. My spouse, I and our older daughter (22) recently became Unites States citizen (N-600). My younger child still holds a green card. She is 17 years old (born in 2004). What form do we need to fill out next for her to become a US citizen.... Read more »
A child may derive U.S. citizenship before her 18th Birthday, where her biological parent naturalizes. If she seems to have derived U.S. citizenship, she is required to file form N-600. If not, then she must file form N-400 after she turns 18 years old. She can try to file for a fee waiver, but...Read more »
i have a CRBA application pending for my baby overseas. but i have a disability low vision.
because of which i have never worked nor attended school in US, nor paid any bill or rent my family is doing it for me but the counselor is only asking for 1 of the maintioned above to prove my 5... Read more »
More information is needed to better answer your question. As to evidence of you being in the country before you turned 14, that could include school records, tax filings by parents, affidavits, medical records and the like.
I got married to a US citizen in 2016. My oldest daughter was one month away from turning 18 at the time of the marriage. She is now almost 23 and still unmarried. Can we file for a green card for her based off my marriage while she is in the United States?
Impossible to answer as your note lacks essential facts. But even generally, a visa overstay begins to acquire unlawful presence and one that time exceeds one year that visa overstayed foreign national triggers a statutory ten year inadmissibility finding.
The requirements to sponsor her So my husband filled out an I-864A. Now, me and my husband filled our taxes together so does that mean I also have to fill out a I-864A because my income is also on the income tax return he is providing?
You fill out the I-864A only if you intend to be joint sponsor/household member. Your husband will need to provide proof of HIS income stated on the joint tax return. Your share of the income on the return can not be considered for meeting the financial requirement unless you complete an I-864A.
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