Can I enter the US on a Visa Waiver Program, marry my boyfriend (US-Citizen) in the US, and then leave the US after 90 days while my spouse files for CR-1 so we can get my immigration process started? Or will this be fraudulent? Otherwise, we have been thinking about marrying in Denmark instead.... View More
Entering the U.S. on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) with the intent to marry and then leave within the 90-day period is generally permissible, as long as you genuinely intend to leave the country within the allowed timeframe. After leaving, your U.S. citizen spouse can indeed file for a CR-1 visa...View More
I am a BSN RN on OPT, with F1 status and I have an approved i140 through my employer with priority date of Dec 2023. My OPT EAD will expire before my PD becomes current(Africa). I have a permanent job with my employer, but I won't be able to extend my EAD since Nursing isn't classified as... View More
Under the current regulations, the F1 OPT cap-gap extension is typically available to students who are beneficiaries of a timely filed H-1B petition and are selected in the H-1B lottery. This extension bridges the gap between the end of your OPT and the start of your H-1B status, but it's...View More
Yes, you can get married in the United States while visiting on an ESTA. The ESTA allows you to enter the U.S. for tourism, business, or while in transit, and getting married falls under personal activities allowed during your stay.
However, you should be aware that the ESTA does not change...View More
I am on F1 visa and studied in the united states. Currently working as an RN Nurse with my OPT. My employer got an approved i140 on my behalf, with Priority date of December 2023, but I was told they cannot file i485 & 1765 petitions until my priority date becomes current.
You're correct in understanding that the filing of Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) and Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) is contingent on your priority date becoming current. Since your I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker)...View More
My wife has a 23 year old disabled son (cerebral palsy and has the mental capability of a 2yr old). He still lives in Colombia with his father. If I wanted to adopt him as my son, would the citizenship process be faster than it is for a normal 23 year old adult?
In order for an adoption to be binding on immigration authorities, the adoption must occur while the child is still under the age of 16 (along with some other requirements), therefore, if her son is already 23 years old any adoption would not be recognized for immigration purposes. But if you...View More
To receive a conditional green card based on marriage, the marriage must be less than two years old at the time the green card is granted. If you have been married for more than two years when your green card is approved, you will typically receive a permanent 10-year green card without conditions....View More
Doubtful because he hasn’t violated US immigration laws. That being said, he will still be required to obtain a police clearance certificate from every country that he has lived in for more than six months since the age of 21.
NJ attorney, want to open a practice in Indiana, wondering whether I need to go through the formal UBE transfer process and get licensed in Indiana OR because Immigration law is federal law may I bypass this process?
Yes, as an attorney licensed in one state, you are permitted to practice immigration law anywhere in the United States, including opening a solo practice in a different state. You have to make sure you comply with all legal and ethical requirements (Strictly Federal Matters, No State Law). There...View More
You file for a K-1 visa and then after that is approved it is sent to the national Visa Center in New Hampshire for processing, and the file will remain there until the US consulate overseas notifies the NVC that they will acceot the file to be shipped to the consulate for processing. The entire...View More
There is not enough context given to know why you are worried you might face deportation. You might qualify for VAWA or some other type of protection for spouses of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, but there is no way to know based...View More
I attended a USCIS Adjustment interview less than a week ago, with my husband who is the petitioner on my I-130. The interviewing USCIS Officer casually asked me to sign a document to "confirm" that my attorney was not present at the Interview. I did not read the document before signing... View More
I was deteined by Ice the fisrt day of probation. While i was in jail and then deported my immigration attorney applied for asylum and U visa. currently USCIS is reviewing packages form February 2017 which is my package date. I went to check my case in Indianapolis and it show up I have a warrant... View More
Your Indiana criminal case and the original state criminal warrant must be handled by the Indiana licensed criminal law attorney immediately, however, even generally, for a regular warrant quashing the defendant must be physically present.
Thus, you need to discuss your Indiana criminal...View More
I am a lawful permanent resident of the USA (green card holder) married to a US citizen. My husband is in America but I left America in October 2019 to visit family in the UK. I know that as an LPR I should not really have stayed out of the USA for over a year but due to covid and my own personal... View More
My wife and I were married earlier this year, but the local Justice of the Peace would not change her name to mine on our marriage certificate due to her immigration status at the time. Now, when I filed for her permanent resident status and work permit in April, I filled out the necessary USCIS... View More
Her married name should have been usewd when you completed the I-130 and I-485. Since you did not the simplest and least expensive route to take is to use her married name when she applies to remove the conditions. If she has her 10 year card she can use her married name when she applies for NATZ...View More
My green card is expired but I have paid for, and am awaiting, my biometrics appointment (which was initially cancelled due to COVID). Unfortunately my wife and I are attempting to refinance our mortgage and the bank will not move forward with our application since my card has expired, our loan is... View More
Me and my partner have a joint sponsor who is my partners mother, when we filed our application we all lived together. We recently moved and my partner is going to school, now that the I-944 is back should we add our joint sponsor as our household member? even though they don't live with us... View More
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