That's a loaded question best discussed in the office. Some additional questions will include, "How did you obtain your conditional greencard? (e.g. investment based or family based?) What sort of bankruptcy is it? (personal or business based). There is a form I-944 that has to be...Read more »
I was married to wife A in Colombia in 2001. I filed for divorce there in Aug 2005, it was a very simple and quick divorce (my lawyer told me it would take no more than 6 months) and moved to US in 2005. I remarried wife B (no US citizen) in Colorado in June 2006. We (wife A and I) filed our... Read more »
Your question does not lend itself to an easy answer. Are you presently residing in Texas? In Texas, a Judge may pronounce a divorce as being granted on a certain date but not sign the Decree until several days or weeks later. The answer to your question may turn, in part, on whether a divorce...Read more »
I moved to Europe permanently wo years ago. My wife is American and we visit the USA roughly once a year. I still have a bank account as well as a 401k. Is there a way to keep my green card indefinitely?
I lived in the USA as a Dutch national with a green card and moved to the Netherlands permanently two years ago. I will be visiting my American wifes family for two weeks for vacation. I still have my green card and would like to give it up upon entry at the border control. I applied for the ESTA... Read more »
My father landed here on Travel Visa(b1/b2) on 31 Dec last year. His visa validity was till 30th June 2020. I applied for visa extention due to pandemic situation before 15th june online (form 1-539 ). status is not updated yet and application is under review status. Even they will approve this... Read more »
He is in Acuna just across from Del Rio with family. Only ID is an expired MX passport with the original visa granting entry to US affixed. Out of the US 350 days now. MX offices that grant identification and passports are running months behind,
You should try to make arrangements at the consulate or port of entry for deferred inspection as soon as possible. He will need a transportation document. He will need proof of identity. He will need a certificate of birth. He will need to bring whatever he can show them. He may need to just...Read more »
My son is filing a petition for change of status for me. Can my 18 year old daughter who came with me on visa waiver be filed at the same time?. If she waits for mine to get through she would’ve been out of status.
If your son is a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years of age, he can file the FORM I-130 relative petition on your behalf. Depending on the date of your entry with the visa waiver (ESTA) , you may be able to proceed to file for adjustment of status with USCIS.
In 2009 I received an MIP, alcohol - citation only no arrest. County court only keeps records on Class C misdemeanors for 5 years. I am planning on filing for citizenship but don’t have the certified document showing what the disposition was. I however do have the copy given to me from clerk... Read more »
Technically, the citation was an arrest. The officer cited you for an offense, released you on your own recognizance, and ordered you to appeal at a later court hearing. If you went to court and paid a fine, you have a conviction for the offense. The question then is whether the offense was an...Read more »
There is no such thing as common law divorce. If neither one of you have filed for divorce and a decree has been granted, then yes, you are still married regardless of how long you have been separated.
Hello. I have recently heard about your free legal services. My fiancé and I are in the process of moving to a small town in my country. We are just at the beginning, so your advice would be very important to us. Namely, my fiance's family migrated to the US (from North America), when he was... Read more »
So if I upload a video from US but link it with my homecountry bank...which means I can't get the money in USA but only get money in my home country bank account..is that legal and fine? And what if I know someone who is working in USA and invested and have E2 visa(not green card), can I... Read more »
No! You are living and working in the U. S. in violation of your F-1 student status. There can be remedies to this mistake, but you need an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can take the time to provide legal advice.
My sister got taken into custody because she fired a shot at her abusive boyfriend. His free but she got put in jail for shooting at him with a busted up face and bruises everywhere. They have a child together and police let him keep the kid. Neither parent (him or my sister) are legal. What are... Read more »
There are situations in which the use of defensive force is allowed but the use of excessive force is NOT allowed. If the defendant is convicted, she will be permanantly barred from this country. She should hire the best defense attorney available in the county where the charges are pending....Read more »
My H1 expires Oct 1, 2014. I went back to my country and reentered US on J1 later that year. My wife did not travel back with me. She stayed in the US. After I got back, we filed her J2 application Feb, 2015 which was approved Nov, 2016. But her J2 I94 states the I94 is valid from Nov 2016 to D/S.... Read more »
Generally, when an application is filed, and that application is subsequently approved, the applicant did not accrue unlawful presence during the time the application is pending. If the application is denied, the unlawful presence accrues back to the time of filing. A bigger issue could be the fact...Read more »
You should obtain the police report that will provide all the details of the incident. That is the document that you will need to request “certification” of the incident from the police department. Once you have the “certification” you can then apply for the U visa.
If you are intending to marry in the U.S. with a U.S. citizen then your future spouse should file the FORM I-129F with USCIS to initiate the process for requesting the K-1 visa. The K-1visa is issued at a U.S. consulate abroad.
He committed a crime in 1982. It appears as such: CRIME CLASSIFICATION: Felony First Degree, OFFENSE CODE: 356215, OFFENSE DESCRIPTION: Pos Marij Over 2000 LB, and received 10 years probation, which he completed and has all the documentation. He has had no other criminal behavior and has since... Read more »
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