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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The new Visa Bulletin has a new table for the dates for FILING family-sponsored visa applications. My relative's category is F2A and his priority date is 15FEB15. The cutoff date as of October is 15APR14, but the FILING cutoff date is 15MAR15. Does it mean that he can file immigrant visa... Read more »
It is tricky with consular with the new rule, you should consider talking to an attorney in private, it also differs for different countries. All the best.
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