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 »
I filed I-130 for my unmarried son (above 18 yrs old) with a priority date in May 2014. I'm about to become a US citizen. When I look at the Visa bulletin (July, 2019), I noticed that, the final-action date for F1(US citizen) is 08MAR12; and F2B (Permanent Resident) is 01SEP13. It seems that, my... Read more »
If I file I 129, they said may take 7-9 months, if I file 485, may take 1 year, or K3, don't know how long, I just want he be here as early as I can, then we can file ASAP, either get married here, or get married in Thailand first, which ever helps my case, Appreciate in advance
My husband has a non-expired B1/B2 Visitors Visa before he and I married, and before I had petitioned for him. I petitioned for him using the I-130, and am currently with NVC processing. We already filed in all the supporting documents, the affidavit of support and DS-260. We are currently awaiting... Read more »
The challenge for him will to be to show that he is intending to return home after a visa. Having a USC spouse figures negatively into that argument. He must show that he has a variety of connections, including work, family, assets, etc.
My husband was arrested for domestic battery to a pregnant woman. I didn’t press charges. But the state picked up the case. There’s a no contact order. I’ve been very worried about if he will be deported. I think he has his residency and is in the process of getting his green card. If he is... Read more »
It means that he is likely in deportation court and his request for bond was denied. It’s unclear whether you can secure his release or file a well prepared motion to reconsider quick enough. He may be scheduled for a final hearing.
I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent...Read more »
He’s being charged with 2 level 5 felonies for battery to a pregnant woman and one misdemeanor for domestic battery. As we are about to have a baby together I’m worried about him staying in the country
More information is needed. Is he a lawful permanent resident? How long has he lived in the U. S.? Were you physically injured? Is he being detained by ICE? Did you pay his bond? Was he released? Such questions are best answered in a confidential setting.
Can she stay in the USA while she is waiting for a green card, she has retired from her job and it will be a big help if she could stay with my son while I work thats why I ask. Can she have her status change.
In general the mother of a USC is an immediate relative and a visa is immediately available to her. She can adjust inside the USA. One word of caution is that she will need to be prepared to demon state that she entered the USA with a non immigrant visa and did not intend to immigrate. If she had...Read more »
Possibly, yes. The specific facts make all the difference in determining the exact process that would apply to your case. You would need to have a full consultation with an immigration attorney to get a fully analysis.
It sounds like you have two distinct issues. From an immigration perspective, assuming you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident you can file an immigrant visa petition for each of them. As long as all visa/admissibility requirements are met, visas can be approved. However, for her son to use...Read more »
If you received your greencard through marriage you can start applying for citizenship ninty days before you had the green card for three years. Show that if you have had continuous legal residency for 18 months must have been physically present in your state for three months and be a person of...Read more »
My sister would like to apply for a B2 Visa to visit me for the first time. But over 3 years ago she was diagnosed with a mental illness. She’s been under treatment ever since and has successfully managed her condition. Would she still be considered inadmissible under INA 212 (a) (1) (A) (iii)?... Read more »
I am preparing to move there next year. My girlfriend spoke to a lawyer in Warsaw, and he told her that I will be able to stay there indefinitely as long as we establish intent to marry. He told her that I will need a few documents—my birth certificate, my passport, and a certificate of legal... Read more »
If you are emigrating to Poland, you need to consult with and follow the advice of a Polish immigration lawyer. Lawyers licensed in the U.S. only are not qualified to answer, and it is ethically questionable to communicate with a represented client. If you doubt the advice of your Polish...Read more »
We've been together for one year, and we've recently got engaged. I am a college student and neither of us have a stable career, working mostly with freelance online jobs. I do not have financial ability to take a trip to Argentina to meet prior to getting him to America. Does this count as causing... Read more »
Everyone in her country normally goes through a processing agent who applies directly to the US Embassy in Manila. Is that a necessity, or can she fill out the forms and visit the US Embassy in Manila herself to apply without the aid of a Philippines agent?
I have been in the US since 2012 on a single-entry F1 visa. Recently, I applied for OPT and it was approved on 03/2018. Today, I received an admission and I have decided to accept that. If I just transfer my SEVIS records to the new university, should I leave the country to get a new F1 visa? (I... Read more »
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