I received my Green card back in Feb 2017 when by mom married my stepdad and I was entered into the paperwork before I turned 18. Now I want to apply for naturalization, but on the USCIS site there are few choices and I'm not sure which one I fall under.
If you mom is still married to your step dad, she can apply for naturalization after 3 years. But unless your mom became a citizen before you turned 18, you will be eligible for naturalization once you have been a permanent resident for 5 years or more. You cannot apply until 90-days before the...Read more »
I am a US Citizen and I petitioned my mother. Her husband is not my father and they married after I was 21 and she has 3 children under 21 (my siblings). Can my mother use form I-824 Follow to join to petition her husband and children under 21?or does my mother need to submit form I-130?
I attended U.S. universities and currently working through the Optional Practical Training - OPT. However, I don’t have much left and my fiancé suggested that we should just get married so I won’t have to worry about my status in the country. I’m worried about the time it would take to USCIS... Read more »
I will start with a word of caution: Marrying a US citizen with an intent of getting immigration can have adverse consequences. In terms of the generic timeline, Employment authorization can take few months in processing. I usually recommend my clients to keep at least 6-months.
Attorneys often have concerns about ‘when’ a client will return once they have to take care of a sick relative. What starts as three weeks and last three, five, ten months or over a year. This can eventually bring into question whether a person’s permanent residence is located in the United...Read more »
Hello. My husband had his immigrant visa interview at the us embassy in the Bahamas. His case was refused for administrative processing. He was asked to send his passport to the embassy a few weeks later and now his case status is updated to ready. What does this mean as he already had his... Read more »
It is not possible to advise you for sure. However, when the passport is requested it is usually so that the visa can be placed in the passport. Were arrangements made for returning the passport or picking it up at the consulate?
I am an employee of the petitioning company with no stake in it. I am super confused about I-864. My employer is asking me to file I-864 for my wife, but I am not fully sure. Any help/clarification would be greatly appreciated.
My I-140 was approved in April 2019. My filing date became current for the month of October 2020. I am filing I-485 for myself and my spouse (who is currently on H4 with approved EAD). I am currently on H1-B status. I have the following questions regarding filing for AOS, and it would be great if... Read more »
I am a US citizen and my wife is a naturalized US citizen from Philippines. My wife never had a stable job or good credit history. I have a stable job with US military and good credit history. My wife and I are not in good terms for a while started our divorce process now. She has several... Read more »
Domestic violence is a “qualifying” crime for U visa eligibility. In your case, the incident must first be reported to the police and a police report must be generated. Afterwards a “certification” must be requested from the police. Once the “certification” is issued then the FORM I-918...Read more »
I have an approved i130 since 2012 ,but my 485 was denied because the dhs asked for certified disposition for two cases which they got dismissed and the sponsor didn’t meet the standards, and now I have to go for master hearing in front of judge cuz ice put me in removal proceedings, I would like... Read more »
Yes, you can use previously approved I-130 in Court. Just ask judge to schedule your adjustment of status hearing and submit your previously approved I-130 petition together with the documents showing that you are still married to the petitioner and your marriage is bona file. You will also need to...Read more »
My daughter has been dating a young man who is a daca participant. He’s from Guatemala. He has no criminal record. He graduated from high school and is now 20 I’m concerned about their future is there a path to citizenship? Would they be safe to marry?
Your daughter is free to marry anyone she chooses. The question is, what benefits are available to her fiance once married? This situation should be discussed, in detail, with an experienced immigration attorney.
I am an F1 international student who has applied for marriage-based green card. I am set to receive my advance parole soon and I intend to go abroad over the summer. My I-20 expires in May, and the earliest I can get another one from my new school is in July. My f1 expires next year. If I travel... Read more »
The LLC that we have invested fund in our EB-5 case, has terminated. Our case is still waiting on response from USCIS for I-526. The case has been received in 2016 and I don't know when the company is terminated.
I'm on SSDI benefit due to mental health problem and I would like to sponsor a wife from Viet Nam to the United state. My parents can cosign the income for the affidavit of financial to help me sponsor my wife. I do not want to lose my benefit. Is it okay for me to sponsor a wife while... Read more »
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