answered on Feb 22, 2023
A US citizen sister can sponsor her sibling for a green card, but the wait time to get a visa is roughly 12 to 13 years, and if you are in the United States and want to adjust status, you have to be in a valid status in order to file for adjustment. If you are out of status at the time your visa... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2022
You can check the processing times at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
answered on Oct 7, 2020
It means your file has been received and accepted and is being reviewed.
answered on Apr 18, 2020
Your father who is in possession of an expired resident card remains a permanent resident until such time that he voluntarily surrenders his status or an immigration judge issues an order rescinding his resident status.
Your father is not in “proceedings” until a “ Notice to Appear”... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2020
If you submit the FORM I-485 with USCIS or the DS-260 with the National Visa Center you do not impact your existing J-1 or J-2 status but you will not be eligible to receive the non- immigrant J-1 or J-2 visas again in that you have expressed an intent to immigrate to the U.S.
We are UK citizens and due to come to the states in March of 2020 on a work visa with my company. Can my wife and kids move to the states in September for schooling and then be joined by me when my transfer is complete in March?
answered on Apr 22, 2019
Under those circumstances, they would not be let in, since tourism is not their reason for entering.
we were advice not to enter the US unless the court drop the warrants because he will be picked up by ICE from the airport and maybe issue a deportation proceedings. Now his green card also expired last year while he still out of the US . it has been over 4 years out of the state,
Whats... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2018
Seeking legal counsel who could represent him before the court on the charges against him could help in some way.
Unfortunately your husband’s problem has been compounded by his absence from the US for so long; he’s essentially abandoned his residence. There are ways to regain it; he... Read more »
I have my birth certificate social security card and drivers license
answered on Aug 24, 2018
Not likely. You need an enhanced driver's license to cross the border. New Hampshire is starting to issue REAL ID compliant driver licenses but that is not the same as an enhanced id for cross border travel.
Hello,my name is xxx, I'm 19 years old,almost 20, I won green card in the lottery and now I'm living in United States ,but I'm here alone and I would like to make something to bring my brother here, he is 20years old,almost 21.We are from Republic of Moldovă and have also Romanian citizenship.
answered on Jun 13, 2018
You can only file a visa petition for your brother once you become a US citizen. You most likely would do that through a process called Naturalization. You will have to have your permanent resident card for nearly five years to file Naturalization. Even then the process for getting an... Read more »
My US citizen husband just passed away while my N-400 is still pending. I possess a 10-year green card. How his passing would affect my naturalization application? I had my finger printing. I did apply for the 3-year rule before we were married for 3 years, but not due to his passing do I need to... Read more »
answered on May 9, 2018
Yes, your N-400 application will be rejected without a refund, and you will need to wait for the 5-year rule to apply for naturalization. Sorry.
answered on May 9, 2018
Very possibly. However, only your visa is revoked. You will still remain in F-1 student status, but you will not be able to travel abroad unless and until you obtain a green card.
answered on May 9, 2018
Sure, there are many alternatives. Here are a few:
TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals
E-3 visas for Australian professionals.
L visas for executives, managers and persons with specialized knowledge who are transferring from an overseas branch of a company to a... Read more »
answered on May 9, 2018
If they have green cards, they can apply for naturalization after 5 years.
If an immigrant has been doing routine monthly check ins at ICE, and they are detained and taken into custody from that check in, are they allowed to make a phone call to notify waiting family member? Their lawyer if they have one? Or can ICE just make them disappear in one door and nobody knows... Read more »
I am a lawful permanent residence since 5 years, and I gained my green card through work. Now I am applying for US Citizenship. My current Indian passport has expired. So Is it necessary to renew it? After getting a green card in August 2012, I have only visited India once (for 30 days in 2014) and... Read more »
answered on May 25, 2017
You won't need it to be unexpired if your green card is still valid. You will need an acceptable form of photo ID which is unexpired.
answered on Apr 20, 2017
DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law. CRCL integrates civil rights and... Read more »
I have a visit visa and I want my green card and I need to know how long does it take to have the green card ?
answered on Jan 28, 2016
The process gets tricky when you get married on a visitor visa, but with the help of an experienced immigration attorney you can get your green card in about 6 to 8 months since your spouse is a US citizen. So the first step would be to talk to an immigration attorney and get started with the... Read more »
Is it possible for her to stay after marriage given that we file the right paper work?
answered on Aug 11, 2015
The general answer is "MAY BE" depending on your specific situation. Good luck. www.aba-us.com
Been married over 3 years. First time applied for green card and got 10 year one just recently. For naturalization do we still wait for 3 years or time in marriage before the card counts since I never applied for temporary one?
answered on May 9, 2015
You can locate free answers to your question at www.uscis.gov. Good luck. www.aba-us.com
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