answered on Jun 20, 2022
Possibly, it would depend on whether you have a family member that can petition for you, for example a United States citizen spouse or U.S. citizen child over the age of 21. Or if you are under the age of 21, a U.S. citizen parent. You should discuss your case with an immigration attorney to find... Read more »
I run a LLC and we are currently in the process of booking a musical entertainer on one of there tour stops in the US. They are from Canada and have asked us to sign two separate contracts for two separate tour dates. They say they need both for visa reasons but both state that we would have to... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2022
You need to have a clear contract with them for immigration purposes. The contract has to be an agreement between you and them. If you don't like the terms you should say so and renegotiate. When entertainers apply for the P visa, which allows them to come to the USA to perform, they must show... Read more »
A non-citizen (no green cards either) couple have 4 children born in US and parents have SSNs because both spouses had temporary work authorizations during their stay in the US. How can the couple claim their child tax credit when they are not in the US any more? A US based income or permanent... Read more »
answered on May 4, 2021
This is more of a question for a Certified Public Accountant than an Immigration attorney. Best wishes!
My husband and I are disabled and live along in the house, He uses a walker and me a wheelchair, have been very difficult because we don't have family close and some times one of us falls at dawn in the night and we have to tried to help our self take long time but we do.
answered on Mar 10, 2021
This is not my practice area, neither I am in New Mexico. But you should reach out to the New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department. https://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/our-services.aspx
They do have 2 adult children born here too. He has been the pastor for 24 years
answered on Dec 10, 2020
If the pastor entered the U.S. lawfully and if one of his adult U.S. children is at least 21 years, then the pastor can file for adjustment of status with USCIS.
My dad married my US-citizen mom and lived in the US for some time on a marriage-based green card. They then moved abroad, and one day in the 1970s he was made to give it up at the port of entry when visiting the US (because he no longer lived in the US). He has no copy of an I-407, which seems... Read more »
answered on Aug 3, 2020
The I-407 is to be submitted when a person VOLUNTARILY gives up his status. Based on your post he did not do so voluntarily. You do not need the form. Use his A# from his previous green card.
My mother (US-born) and father (Mexican national) met in the US in university but moved to Mexico in the 70s. For some time he had a green card through this marriage, but they found jobs in Mexico and stayed there. The GC was given up at a port of entry at some point in the 70s as well (they have... Read more »
answered on Jul 24, 2020
Either you or your mother can file the FORM I-130 on behalf of your father. However, your father may have an easier path to the immigrant visa if you file the relative petition. As the petitioner of the relative petition you will need to file the FORM I-864 with your latest federal tax return once... Read more »
Hi, I’m a US citizen and fiancé is not.He lived in the US for 2 years and had filed for asylum and before he got the interview the leader in his country was removed from power and situation had normalized so he went back a few months later.He did not do was notifying the USCIS that he was... Read more »
answered on Jun 15, 2020
The general rule is that a bona fide asylum applicant does not accrue unlawful presence while his application is pending. There’s exceptions to this rule so more info is needed. Discuss with counsel anywhere in the USA.
This the first offense . I have done nothing.
answered on Oct 3, 2019
If you pled guilty or nolo contendre, then you accepted guilt. That means that DHS considers that you did it. You don’t have to
do a day in jail.
The next issue is the sentence and the criminal statute upon which you were convicted. Also, whether there are other issues that have... Read more »
I and my mom are having green card and she would be applying for naturalization in April 2019 and I would be turning 18 in May 2019. Do I have to apply for a separate N-400 form in June i.e. right after I turn 18 or is there a different process in my case to become naturalized or am i eligible for... Read more »
answered on Jan 8, 2019
If your mom becomes a naturalized citizen before you turn 18, you will likely derive citizenship from her and would file an N-600. However, if her application is still pending when you turn 18, you will not be eligible for derived citizenship and would need to file your own N-400.
She has been going to High school the past 5 months. She is 17 want to help her be able to stay in the USA. Her mother was found dead hacked to pieces last year, that's why her Father brought her to be with us, since she was my daughter's friend. He said he would return in a couple of... Read more »
answered on Apr 8, 2018
This sounds like a very sad situation. It sounds like she may eligible for SIJS. Please seek legal assistance immediately as SIJS is a cumbersome process with multiple steps.
answered on Dec 21, 2017
The I-751 must be filed jointly by the conditional resident and the spouse through whom residence was acquired no more than 90 days prior to the card’s expiration date. There are some exceptions to this. If the marriage ended due to divorce, death, or if there is DV, then the 2-year requirement... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2017
For someone who has an approved I-140 and is in the US with a legal visa and a current priority date, the next step is usually to file an I-485 Adjustment of Status green card application.
came in on a tourist visa. never left. renewed my passport a few months ago. of course it has no entry stamp into the US.
is this going to be a problem when I try to leave? I have a 1 way ticket and will not be coming back... thanks you...
thanks for the answer...
just... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2017
There is no problem with your leaving the USA.
answered on Mar 26, 2017
Immigration status has no bearing on parental rights. She can however be ordered not to take the children out of the state and specially the country. I suggest you contact a family law attorney.
Hello, My grandmother is from Mexico and she tends to visit us twice a year... she has a visa but she has had problems with an immigrant officer every single time she comes to the US, she has been denied entry to the US now twice. The last time she was granted permission to come to the US was for 6... Read more »
answered on Jan 24, 2017
A visa does not grant a person entrance into the USA. A visa only gives a person the right to approach the border and request admission. A Boarder Patrol Officer has the authority to grant or deny admission and determine the period of time a person may remain in the USA without incurring unlawful... Read more »
We came to US on Jan. 30th this year, want to stay here permanently
answered on Feb 12, 2016
You need to file a green card petition for her, contact an immigration attorney over the phone or email to help you set this process up. The whole process only takes about 6 to 8 months if done properly by an immigration attorney. Mistakes or any documentation done improperly can make the process... Read more »
I have lived in the United States since I was 3 and my mom recently passed away. she was the one who was doing all the immigration stuff and she never told me who her lawyer was. I recently got married and my husband is trying to get me my papers but we don't know all the things we need. I was... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2016
If your husband is a USC, you do not need anything that your mother filed. Meet with an attorney.
to sign for her?if we are no longer together"
answered on Dec 30, 2015
If you are legally divorced she wouldn't require any signature from you. All the best.
15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility to... Read more »
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