answered on Feb 26, 2023
The DT class of admission on your I-94 indicates that you were allowed to enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for a temporary period of up to 90 days for business or pleasure.
If you entered the US under the VWP and got married to a US citizen during your stay, you may not be... Read more »
I am a US citizen. He is a Nicaraguan citizen, here in the US. We want to make sure we can travel together there and back at the same time.
answered on Feb 3, 2023
You did not mention your friend’s U.S. immigration status. Your friend’s ability to come back to the United States will depend on their immigration status; they need to have a valid travel document that allows them to return to the United States. For example, if they have a valid... Read more »
I have a friend who is from Romania. She's been here since 2019 originally with work and travel temporary Visa's. Her boyfriend convinced her to stay and they got married. I know they started filling out forms for green card and he's sponsoring her, but the relationship has turned... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2023
If your friend married her boyfriend and is interested in attempting to regularize her status and remain in the United States, she should speak with an immigration attorney to discuss her potential eligibility for VAWA, which you can read more about here:... Read more »
We want to travel together there and back home without incident
answered on Jan 4, 2023
More information is needed. If the person is without status in the U.S. or overstayed a visa for more than a year, then they can trigger a 10 year bar to lawful admission in any status. That means that they may not be able to lawfully return to the U.S., among other indefinite complications to... Read more »
Upon a denial for removal of conditions after a divorce, once I am put on removal proceedings can i subpoena my ex wife to testify on Immigration Court ?
answered on Feb 15, 2022
It can be difficult to perfect a subpoena. That is, your ex-wife may refuse to honor it. If not, then you will have to go to Federal Court with the support of the immigration court to issue an order demanding her appearance with the threat of arrest. The Court may not support the request. It is... Read more »
My conditional green card expired on January 20, 2022. USCIS sent me a I-797 notice of action and the received date by USCIS was also January 20, 2022. Was my removal of conditions done on time or will be considered late filling?
answered on Jan 28, 2022
As long as you filed the i-751 within ninety days of the conditional green-card expiration date and because you have the 797 receipt, you should be fine.
I'm an American citizen, married to a Chinese National. Both of us living in China. We'd like to minimize the amount of time we spend apart in our attempts to get my wife an immigration visa. Can a decent case be made to show intent of going to the US, so that we both can go at the same... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2021
Sponsor in USCIS terminology is a third party financial sponsor, typically. You, USC (citizen of US), would be the spouse-petitioner, she the beneficiary.
It's definitely easier and better to apply from within the US unless you both can't make it there and can instead wait for... Read more »
I have a girl friend and looking forward to get married soon, what’s the procedure? I haven’t take any steps further yet
answered on Nov 9, 2021
Assuming you qualify, once you are married, you would need to file for an adjustment of status, which is a multi-step process. Please contact immigration counsel to discuss specific requirements and costs associated with filing. Best of luck!
My conditional greencard expires in January 20, 2022. I have a scheduled international trip on November, 5 2021 (less than 90 days before expiration of Conditional green card). I wont be able to file for removal of conditions before that. I am planning to file when I came back by the end of... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2021
The USCIS receipt notice of the FORM I-751allows you to travel abroad beyond the expiration of the conditional resident card. Without the I-751 receipt notice , you must complete your international travels prior to January 20, 2022. Depending on the international location of your destination,... Read more »
Also, is this for me, the petitioner, or is this for the beneficiary? The instructions on the online form aren't very clear. I keep getting error messages saying, "You should provide evidence. If you do not provide evidence, your petition processing may be delayed."
My wife... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2021
We tend to recommend filing paper submissions only retaining a copy in the file for housekeeping and accountability reasons. But even generally we do not include only required submissions that do not confuse the processing officer.
'm the husband (sponsor) of my wife (the beneficiary). I prepared the I-130A for my wife and listed myself as the Preparer. Do I also have to list myself as the Interpreter? My wife speaks English, but if there's any part that she reads and needs a clarification from me on what it is, do... Read more »
answered on Sep 13, 2021
If she speaks English and knows the words but you are helping her understand the meaning of something (rather than translate from English to her native language) then I don't think you need to list yourself as the interpreter. Best wishes!
My wife didn't keep careful records of her employment, especially the part-time jobs she had prior to me coming to China.
China measures part-time and full-time differently it seems. In the US, 36-40+ hours is considered full-time, whereas part-time is anything less than that. In... Read more »
answered on Sep 9, 2021
ALL employment should be included.
bringing him here in the USA. In Wisconsin, you can't marry again not until after 6 months from the date of divorce. My question is can I file my I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance now of do I have to wait after six months to file the petition?
answered on Dec 24, 2020
One of the requirements of the FORM I-129F is that you must be unmarried at the time of filing of the petition with USCIS. You will not be required to marry your fiancé until the K-1 is issued by the U.S. consulate and your fiancé enters the U.S. which will not occur within the next 6 months.... Read more »
My boyfriend has an Open - Bench warrant issued since 2011, because he didn’t showed up to the court because he signed a paper to get deported, so Ice took him in. On his case record it has his year of birth wrong it says “1991” but he’s from 1993 and he was 17 years old, but since he... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2020
It is necessary to review your boyfriend's record in order to advise him.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney.
They met in a US bar in January 2020. He left for Dubai or Morocco. They have FaceTimes 4x daily; and he flew to California to see her (while she was on a trip). He has proposed to her; given her a very cheap ring. States it is custom for the bride to pick her ring after they marry. What can I... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2020
How does your daughter feel about the situation? She spends a lot of time with him!
Parents can speculate. As a parent, we can get controlling and possessive, then interfere in a way that has lasting consequences. An attorney can also do the same based upon decades of experience.... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2020
Technically, in Wisconsin, you are not emancipated until you attain the age of 18. To become emancipated prior to that time, you would need to file a Petition with the Court, showing that you are completely able to support yourself. To be honest, I have never known a Court to emancipate a minor.... Read more »
My Master hearing was canceled due to COVID. What are my chances of receiving benefits such as EAD? I have been married for 4 yrs with an infant. Lived in the USA since 2008.
answered on Jul 7, 2020
There are many ways you can qualify for a work permit. One way is if you are eligible for Cancellation of Removal as an application for defense from removal. If you have lived in the US for over 10 years (not more than 90 days absent during those 10 years), if you have "good moral... Read more »
answered on Jul 7, 2020
Is the I-485 still pending or was it denied? You are only allowed an EAD if you have a pending I-485.
Also depends on why you were issued an NTA.
An NTA means you are inline to be considered for removal from the USA. It is suggested you at least consult with if not retain an... Read more »
I have a friend who is here on a Q1 Visa. Due to the virus, she lost her job and is experiencing a hardship and cannot return home. And given the current situation, travel is not advised. I helped her file an exchange of status from Q1 to B2. Unfortunately we did this 5 weeks into an overstay... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2020
Why not? There seems to be extreme confusion. The concept of harboring an alien, at law, is terribly misunderstood by the American public! You are allowed to support a friend in her effort to change status.
She filed late, but in doing she may have challenges that were left unexplained to... Read more »
I met a girl online in venezuela. I'm working on getting her a B2 tourist visa to come to the US so we can meet. She's doing that in colombia. Once she is here visiting me and we develop a relationship, it is possible that I might decide to marry her. But no guarantee.
I... Read more »
answered on Jun 30, 2020
Unfortunately, while you could start the process of the fiancee visa, you cannot change her status from B-2 to K-1 (fiancee) from the USA. K-1 visas are only issued abroad. As you state, you might decide to marry her. If that occurs, consider contacting an attorney to discuss.
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