He would need to have the means to re-immigrate to the United States and apply for an immigrant visa to return. However, depending on what type of “trouble” he had, he might not be eligible for the visa. You should discuss his case with an immigration attorney to determine if he has a...Read more »
Assuming she had a 10-year permanent green card (and not a 2-year conditional green card) she remains a lawful permanent resident even if her green card is expired. Assuming she has no underlying issues, she can file to renew her expired green card by filing Form I-90 with USCIS. Even with an...Read more »
I have a greencard for 10 years i got the greencard thru my first marriage and I'm divorced now and I'm still a permeanant resident can I remarry a foreign spouse is there something called 5 year rule that restricts marriage or its just I need to wait 5 years before sponsering my new... Read more »
There is no such thing as a "five year rule" to marry another person as you wish. However, you need to naturalize to become a USC in order to petition for your foreign national spouse, provided you marry that person.
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If you were admitted or paroled into the United States at the time of your entry then you might qualify to apply for adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows Cuban nationals who have been admitted or paroled after Jan. 1, 1959 and physically present in the United States for...Read more »
My boyfriend is from Cuba and filed for Asylum this year. They have all his documents, including his passport, and his court hearing has been pushed to 2024. I currently live abroad and he wants to visit me.
Can he request his documents back and travel abroad while his case is still being... Read more »
i received a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia. my family is planning a trip to Mexico, will i be able to enter Mexico and re-enter the u.s? I am 17 years old, and also a citizen of the u.s
The only way you will have an issue upon re-entry is if you have a warrant. If you are out on bond or there has been no bond established, you are ok. If you fail to appear for court and have an active warrant when you re-enter, you will have a problem.
I left for a year and came back and have been living here since. I paid my taxes even on the year I was gone, kept an address, open bank account. I have been back two years and it’s time to renew. Can I just renew normally or I lost my access to renewal?
I am from India. Last year I got married to my girlfriend who is a US Citizen and I got adopted by a US Citizen. In 2020, During COVID'19, I could not function my MBA program as my SEVIS got Terminated. Recently I and my wife were planning to buy a home. Since I don't have a work... Read more »
we received a letter from irs stating we owe 2012 2014 taxes with my old ss number and my husbands old Itin Number. we both are now Green card holder for 5 yrs now with new ss numbers. I had a misdemeanor for theft under $75 in 2000, i did my community service and case closed.Do I need to report... Read more »
Provided that all the other issues and considerations for filing for citizenship are without problems, then you may be able to overcome your problem of owing IRS back taxes by negotiating a settlement with them. If you are able to do so and you have been paying taxes for the last 3 to 5 years, then...Read more »
Separation is not legal and against my will. What would be the consequences on the day of oat ceremony? Also, I have a 6 months old daughter for whom I am providing adequate support. I do not want to proceed with filing divorce yet. But the more I wait, I will lose my chances of primary custody.... Read more »
In your situation, since you are soon to get sworn in as a US citizen, the fact that your wife has separated from you would not be of any consequence at this time. As long as you are still legally married, which it sounds like you are, you should be good to go for your naturalization. USCIS has...Read more »
The immigration officer only gave me a one-month stay, which affects my travel schedule, my plan to meet my US colleagues face to face (since I am a remote worker, a software engineer), and losing money since I already paid for my stay and airline tickets to new York, I am in Austin at this moment,... Read more »
Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent and experienced immigration attorney. You might want to try to contact a supervisor at a U.S. Customs & Border Protection deferred inspection site to see whether they might view the limited duration of status given by the officer as an error...Read more »
If she did we would have to change her adjustment of status , right ? Or can I only marry her via k1 visa ? We are scared they might see it as fraud and take away her visa. Would we have to get married within 90 days ? Another lawyer told me we CAN’T get married within 90 days on a tourist visa... Read more »
An immigrant who enters the country legally, and marries a US citizen can adjust status to get a green card. If the marriage occurs within 90 days of legal entry, there is a presumption of fraud. If she marries you after 90 days, then it would be permissible to file an adjustment case, provided...Read more »
My understanding is she can drive her car here for no more than a year. She's worried that on her way back to Mexico they will question why she was here and what she was doing and that they might take away her Visa. Should she be worried? She would come on a travel visa and they usually give... Read more »
According to Texas Department of Public Safety: "Driving privilege reciprocity allows a person to use a valid, unexpired foreign license to operate a motor vehicle in Texas for up to one year or until a person becomes a Texas resident, whichever date is sooner. Once a person becomes a new...Read more »
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