I was notified that my marriage-based green card interview has been scheduled next month. I have an open criminal case with an accepted repleader deal: “harassment” violation to be reduced to “disorderly conduct” in early 2020. There was originally an assault misdemeanor but this was... Read more »
You have no chance of being approved for a Green Card under these facts. You really need to retain an experienced criminal and immigration attorney immediately or face deportation and possibly incarceration.
She is disqualified for a non-immigrant F1 student visa, where she has immigrant intent for the purposes of the visit. Such action can suggest misrepresentation, which can indefinitely bar her from lawful immigration.
I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent...Read more »
Myself and my wife are Canadian citizens and Green Card holders. Our son is in the US on OPT F1. However he was unemployed for over 90 days while on OPT and is now out of status (for about a month now). Should he leave for Canada, or can he stay if we file sponsorship application for him in 2B... Read more »
My I 130 was approved and I have just received a notification from the NVC regarding my visa. I’m currently in the US but my I 94 expired and I would like to change my status to not have to go through the consular process and proceed with an adjusted status instead. Is that possible?
She is only here for 6 months and I cannot lose her. I have found my soulmate. So does she ask for a extension on her visa so we can get married?? or does she have to change her status to the fiance visa? and does she have to go back to brazil until all the paper work is done?? I can't live with... Read more »
Retain counsel, who can file a G-28 with USCIS, to handle the case from start to finish. How long has she been in the US for? that's a critical question. Some of us charge a very affordable flat rate fee for cases. Counsel in any state can represent you. Discuss with counsel.
If a person enters the US legally, and overstays his/her visa and then marries an American citizen, that person can adjust status to obtain a green card, despite the visa overstay. The issue as to "violating your visa" needs more clarification. Call counsel to discuss.
My husband does not have a SSN and is not authorized to work in the US. We are in the process of applying for his green card but still not been approved. I receive SSI & Medicaid. I reported my marriage to my husband immediately after getting married but the rep told me that since he wasn't... Read more »
This seems a bit more complicated. More information is needed. Do you have a joint sponsor? Your husband should qualify for work authorization if he is eligible to adjust status. If not, due to complications with filing, it seems like you need an attorney, soon!
More information is needed, but a person cannot use a B-2 non-immigrant tourist visa with immigrant intent. A B-1 non-immigrant visa is for temporary business reasons. Your desire to marry your girlfriend, aside, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and...Read more »
The form N-400 instructions are poorly drafted. Yes, an applicant is obligated to disclose all organizations. Some may be perceived as falling within categories that 'may' support qualification and/or disqualification. Two memberships listed seem to suggest an interest in maintaining good moral...Read more »
At the time of our marriage it was unknown to me that he was not a citzen. He "obtained" a social security card before we met. He has a state i.d. but no license. 1. Is our marriage legal? 2. If he goes to try and clean this up and make his citizenship fully legal, what are the likely... Read more »
First off, it can be fixed depending on the circumstances. Did he enter the country legally? By legally, I mean with a foreign passport and a visa issued by a US consulate overseas. If that's a yes, then his overstay can be cured by filing a spousal petition to acquire a green card provided you are...Read more »
More information is needed. It is important that you do not confuse the USCIS when completing your form. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any unnecessary complications. Good luck.
He lives in the UK (Northern Ireland) now, the wedding would likely be there next summer. I’m from the US and would be halfway through my Masters program (only one year left until it’s finished). After I finish my degree we would move to the UK.
That is best answered at an appointment with competent and experienced immigration attorneys. There are two sets of laws, one U.K. immigration law and the other U.S. immigration law. Most nations require conditional/permanent resident/landed immigrant status before you can seek citizenship by...Read more »
I am on my F1 visa and my former employer applied for my I 140 which got denied (it has something to do with my employer eligibility). Now my current employer is going to sponsor me for my new I 140. Do I have to include my previous work experience in this case? I would want start over without... Read more »
My girlfriend lives in Mexico and I live in Texas. We are an LGBTQ couple. My girlfriend is moving from Mexico to Texas in January to start working as a resident fellow. We both want to get married, but she has stated that she would not be able to work if we get married and she moves to America. Is... Read more »
If she comes to the US and you marry, that you can file a visa petition on her behalf, and she can file a green card application at the same time. Once she has a green card, she will be able to work. There might be some conditions of her fellowship that would prevent her from working, but there is...Read more »
I recently was asked to interview for an international travel show. I have a Misdemeanor Assault conviction - Class A - confined to 8 days time served in September 2013. Should I even take the interview? I don't want to deal with a potentially humiliating situation of being denied entry at an... Read more »
It depends upon the laws if the country to which you are traveling. Some countries may require that you apply for a waiver in advance of your trip while others may not view the conviction as a ground of inadmissibility.
You can either file a K-3 marriage visa which does use the form I 129 (and also the form I 130) or you can file a stand alone I 130. The first would take minimally 6 months to a year, and once approved would give your wife a marriage visa to come to the US. Once she is here, then you would file...Read more »
My boyfriend currently lives in Durban South Africa. He has tried to apply for a tourist visa but has been denied twice now by same lady. Reasons for denying has boiled down to 1) does not have enough money for his trip (he had around $1000 to come to US for two weeks) 2) sister currently married... Read more »
The reason that the consulate will not grant him a tourist visa is because they don't think he has sufficient ties to his home country to motivate him to return..no property, or long term employment history, or sufficient assets to return home. If he attempts to process at another embassy, it wont...Read more »
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