I believe the answer could change based on the facts. For instance, many people use SSDI and SSI interchangeably when they are very different programs. If you receive SSI, you should be automatically eligible for the fee waiver. If you receive SSDI, that will probably count against you when...Read more »
The question is unclear. More information may be needed.
If your asylum is sent to the Executive Office of Immigration Review, which is immigration court, then the DHS cannot approve the asylum claim. As a result, DHS plans to deport you unless you can prove to an immigration court that...Read more »
The answer to the question depends on a number of different things. If the person is detained by Homeland Security (ICE), then the process many times takes weeks or months, although depending on circumstances, could take a year or longer. If the person is not detained, then proceedings in...Read more »
My husband is an illegal immigrant and he has been caught driving without a license or insurance he has had court and the court has said that they are going to report it to immigration what are his chances of deportation?
Those aren’t the kind of things that in and of themselves would lead to someone’s deportation; however, depending on where you and you husband live, and depending on the relationship between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local law enforcement, being in the legal system could lead to...Read more »
We went the consular processing route as he was home in the UK throughout the process. We are now trying to get him home as fast as possible since our first child is due in three months. Would he be approved ANY visa to get him to the states at this point? I know he won’t be allowed ESTA now that... Read more »
Most importantly, what was the reason for the denial? Was it a marriage-based immigrant visa? Review of your entire documentation is necessary for a tailored answer. Generally for a nonimmigrant visa he will face scrutiny given that he already presented immigrant intent.
I am a permanent resident living in Michigan. I recently married an international student (F-1 visa holder). I am planning to petition for her to get a green card. I was wondering if I should proceed with the petition or we better wait until I become a citizen (I became a PR last year).
Generally you may petition a relative as a green card holder and then upgrade the petition when you become a citizen. It seems however that she may be able to get her green card before you become a citizen. You need to consider the visa bulletin when filing a petition because a green card...Read more »
There are two answers to that question. If they meet the legal definition of children under the INA, even if they are stepchildren they should qualify. Without the biological father’s permission, or without a document that grants custody to the mother, it is still not likely to happen.
I've already had a student VISA since 2013 but it expires July 2018, when my 4-year degree should be completed. I had planned on extended studies, up to doctoral level which is now unlikely, but because of my school plans changing I might be trapped in my home country's hostile environment. I want... Read more »
It is a question of intent. If you apply for a diversity visa, you are signaling your intent to immigrate to the US. If you apply for a nonimmigrant visa, you are signaling an intent to remain in the US for a limited time. For the latter you have to show your connections to your country of origin,...Read more »
I have entered the US on a visa waiver on March 2017 and overstayed in the US for 5 months now due to marriage to a USC, but it did not work out so i am in the midst of getting a divorce right now which will only be finalized in December.
I am currently seeing someone new (USC) during the... Read more »
You have overstayed and in doing so, as a visa waiver recipient, are disqualified from a hearing before an immigration court. If you marry a second time, you may be asked to prove that the first marriage was entered in good faith, not solely for immigration purposes, as well.
My boyfriend lives in Michigan, I am in Ontario, Canada. Is there anyway for us to live in Michigan before or without a K1 or marriage visa? I am a teacher and would like to continue working in Canada but financially living together would be very beneficial.
We are working together to get enough money for a small piece of land to get started with a greenhouse for farmers' markets. We will be in Crete in the winters doing business there. Eventually I hope to be able to hire him as an employee so he can bring his wife and children at some time in the... Read more »
I came here on a k1 visa. My husband and I are together for 5 years, married for 2 years. We have a child together that recently turned one year old. We decided for me to be a stay at home mom while my husband works fulltime. We argue so much and things get ugly. We tried marriage counseling but my... Read more »
Did you ever apply for a green card? If you did, does your green card expire in 2 years, or in 10 years? I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney to go over the details of your case, and to plan a path forward. Best wishes to you!
The answer to your question depends on a number of factors, including the reasons why US immigration officials gave him an order of removal, his prior immigration history, and his prior encounters with police, other law enforcement officers, and courts. I suggest that you consult directly with an...Read more »
my boyfriend has been here almost the full 6 months his exit date is the 16th of Sept.....we have decided to get married this weekend.......the paperwork required to change his status would be past the exit date.....is that a problem....
The answer to your question depends on some factors that we would need to discuss with you and your boyfriend. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to carefully review all of the details of your situation, and to determine the best path forward. Best wishes to you.
I am a US Citizen. I am currently working. My wife received her conditional marriage based green card few months ago. Due to her academic field, she is not able to find a job in MI but has opportunities to land jobs outside MI in other
states. Does USCIS require that during the two year... Read more »
Although USCIS generally expects that married persons should be living together, it is possible to get an I-751 Petition approved while living separately. The difference between approval and denial will depend on the quality of the petition and supporting documentation. I suggest that you work...Read more »
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