These things take time (especially with the recent government shutdown leading to delays). Contact your lawyer again. He has a duty to keep you abreast of any developments. No other lawyer will be able to speak with you about your case since you have already retained an attorney. However, your...Read more »
I have a lawyer who I had use to assist with my case , however since I have gotten my approval letter in Sept. 4 , I still havent receive my card and he told me he will try to get an info pass. Should I try to schedule an info pass on my own? I know he may have alot of cases and forget. So should I... Read more »
Yes, absolutely list all addresses accurately. As long as you have not been out of the U.S. for more than 6 months at a time, and have been in the U.S. more total days than you have been outside the U.S. during the last 5 years, you're fine for purposes of the residency requirement.
Unfortunately, no. It sounds like she is in the process of waiting for a visa number to become available which can be many, many years. In the meantime, it's possible she could come for a short visit by obtaining a visitor visa, but would have to leave at the end of her authorized stay and...Read more »
If your mother enters the US lawfully and is able to do so without any indication of fraud or misrepresentation when she enters, your father can file an immigrant visa petition for her when she arrives. The trick is explaining what the purpose of her travel is, and if she says she plan to become a...Read more »
Given present trends you will want to find an attorney who is a member of AILA and with whom you can discuss in confidence --and with confidence--any questions you have. You want to make a time line of what happened when, where you have lived, worked etc. Anyone may apply--the question is would...Read more »
Yes, depending on how much time you spent in the US before the child’s birth. Also, since the child was born out of wedlock, you will need to provide evidence of your involvement in your daughter’s life.
Yes, they can if they obtain Optional Practical Training.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a period during which undergraduate and graduate students with F-1 status who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for more than three months are permitted by the United States...Read more »
It varies according to the facts in the case. Many times, our clients are approved within a week or two. Other times, USCIS refuses to make a decision for months and sometimes we have to sue them in Federal Court in order to force them to make a decision.
i am green card holder since septmber 12 2011. On Dec 30 2012, I made a trip that lasted more than 6 month precisely from 12/30/2012 to 07/12/2013. in order to avoid long stories during the interview , I decided not to apply, but to wait for 5 years from the time I returned from the long trip .It... Read more »
According to the Naturalization Eligibility Worksheet (Form M-480; page 9), “Naturalization applicants may file their applications 90 days before they have satisfied the “continuous residence” requirement.”
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), your marriage is void under the law and you are not currently legally married. The issue for you is do you act now to establish a court record voiding the marriage, since obviously doing so may have adverse consequences to your...Read more »
My neighbor and I had an argument and he pulled out a gun then started getting on my face trying to make me fight him they have guns in the house and also do drugs on the daily basis, I'm afraid for my family's well being what should I do?
I was interviewed for my naturalization process on Dec 2017. I passed the civics question, written and also reading. I admitted I had a PBJ for theft under 500 which happened back in 2005, which was expunged in 2010. I had just gotten notice that they are requesting initial evidence. I gave them... Read more »
Who was your lawyer for the case? That should be your first contact, because they may still have their file on the matter. Alternatively you can try to file a motion to unseal the expunged record, which is possible so long as the physical file has not yet been shredded under the State document...Read more »
If the police were to raid his house, anyone in the house could be arrested and charged. Whether the prosecutor ultimately follows through with the prosecution and whether you can be convicted would depend on the evidence and possibly your and your boyfriend’s credibility if you both testify that...Read more »
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