I am a Canadian on TD visa in Buffalo NY (husband on TN). I travel back to Canada 4 times a week to work across the border but I still spend 5 nights a week in Buffalo with my husband. I am uncertain if I need to change my car insurance to an American company, change my license to a NYS license,... View More
In your situation, it's essential to consider both the insurance and legal requirements of New York State (NYS) and your frequent travels to Canada. Since you live in Buffalo, NYS for the majority of the week, you may be required to comply with the state's insurance and vehicle...View More
When filling out the N-400 form for naturalization, it's crucial to answer all questions honestly and accurately, including questions 22, 23, 24, and 25, which relate to your criminal history and moral character.
For question 22, which asks if you have ever been arrested, cited, or...View More
The processing time for I-90 applications (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) can vary significantly from one case to another, and there are several reasons why your sister might have received her new card while you're still waiting for yours:
Participating in DraftKings, or similar online fantasy sports platforms, can raise concerns when applying for U.S. citizenship, particularly if there's ambiguity about its legality under federal law. Although fantasy sports are legal in many states, federal law can view certain types of online...View More
I have my I-797 approved from my new employer but I have not resigned from my current employer yet. Can I travel internationally in this scenario given I have unexpired H1-B stamp on my passport? If yes, then which I-797 should be shown while entering back in USA. This is considering I might not... View More
If you have an I-797 approval for a new employer but haven't yet joined them, you can still travel internationally with your current valid H1-B visa. The unexpired H1-B stamp in your passport allows re-entry into the United States under your current employment.
I have an unexpired H1-B visa stamp until 2025. I plan to change my job in January and obtain new I-797. Can I travel internationally in March 2024 with the unexpired visa stamp from my old employer and new approved I-797 petition with the new employer?
Yes, you can generally travel internationally with an unexpired H1-B visa stamp and a new I-797 from a different employer. The H1-B visa stamp in your passport remains valid until its expiration date, regardless of your employer change. When you return to the U.S., you should present your unexpired...View More
Ex and I were never married. Ex lives in New York, Son and I reside in FL. Son was born in Florida. Ex said he will not sign the paper work so I can get our sons passport. I got my sons passport when he was three months old (ex was not on birth certificate at the time, was added later in time)... View More
In your situation, obtaining a passport for your minor child without the other parent's consent can be challenging, but there are steps you can take. Since both parents are typically required to give consent for a minor's passport, your options may include seeking a court order that...View More
In the case of an IR5 visa, derivatives are not typically available. However, there are alternative paths to consider for your sister. One option might be to apply for a different type of family-based visa that allows for derivative beneficiaries. Another possibility is to explore humanitarian...View More
If your fiancée is from Haiti and the embassy there is closed, you may want to explore whether the U.S. Department of State has designated an alternative post for processing K-1 visas for Haitian nationals. This information can often be found on the U.S. Embassy's website for Haiti or by...View More
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Under the current immigration regulations, as an H-4 visa holder, you are eligible to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) if your H-1B spouse has an approved I-140 (Immigrant Petition...View More
I filed an i-130 petition for my minor children as a lpr but i become a citizen and petition is still pending a decision my son is above 21 when i become a citizen but i filed as a lpr for F2A category but uscis upgraded the category to F-1 i initially filed the petition from new york but later on... View More
The Cuthill v. Blinken decision in the Second Circuit may be relevant to your situation, particularly if your case would benefit from the application of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) to lock in your child's age as under 21 at the time you filed the I-130 petition. Since the petition...View More
If the trafficking hotline indicated that your case was referred to both local law enforcement and the FBI, you can start by contacting your local police department to inquire about any ongoing investigations related to your report. If they do not have information, you can reach out to the nearest...View More
I’m currently in NYC with a G4 visa, employed by an international organization. I’ve spotted some business opportunities I’d like to pursue and have the green light from my organization’s Ethics Office. However, I’m unsure if my visa status allows for registering and... View More
A G4 visa allows you to reside in the U.S. due to your employment with an international organization. While the visa permits employment with the specific international organization, it does not generally authorize outside employment or business activities. However, there's a distinction...View More
The "DT" class of admission refers to individuals admitted under the Compact of Free Association between the U.S. and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau. Individuals from these countries can enter, reside, and...View More
Given the current situation in your home country, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) may be a more suitable option as it provides protection from deportation and work authorization. However, it's essential to consult with an immigration attorney who can assess your specific circumstances and...View More
I am a USA green card holder I been getting the 60 day notice from Nvc for the past 2 years but suddenly for the past 4 months Nvc didn’t send me any notice what’s going does that mean interview will be scheduled?
The absence of notices from the NVC for the past few months does not necessarily indicate that your interview will be scheduled soon. Visa processing times can vary, and it's essential to monitor your case status on the Department of State's Visa Bulletin and continue to communicate with...View More
I recently submitted a report with links to substantial evidence (PDFs of the full report, screenshots of phone messages to them and to me, all clearly dated and cross referenced; via my Google Drive) detailing my ex wife's infidelity throughout our dating, engagement, and marriage, with... View More
Submitting a report to USCIS with evidence of fraud does not automatically revoke your status as a sponsor. USCIS will investigate the matter, which could potentially be a prolonged process. To know the status of your obligations as a sponsor, you will likely need to proactively follow up with...View More
I'm a permanent resident in the US with a 10-year GC that expires in 2030. I moved to the United States in 2011. I got married in January 2017 but got divorced in June 2022 by mutual consent. I don't have any children. Along with my Indian passport, I also lost my GC. I reported the loss... View More
Given your situation, it is not necessary to renew your Green Card if you are applying for naturalization through the N-400 form, as you can submit your N-400 application even with an expired or lost Green Card. You should, however, report the loss to the USCIS and obtain a receipt notice, which...View More
Gathered screenshots of my conditional-2-year-green-card-recipient-wife cheating during entirety of our dating/marriage, and about to send to USCIS to show it's not bonafide, just got the final decree.
After we filed and I threw her out of my place, texted her harsh text messages,... View More
The abuse waiver for the I-751 petition to remove conditions on residence is generally intended for victims of abuse that occurred during the marriage. Evidence of cheating may be relevant to the bona fides of the marriage but is not directly related to an abuse waiver. Be aware that stalking or...View More
I am Chinese International Student studying on a F1 visa and was offered a volunteer position at a Chinese American Museum. I was wondering if I would require any type of work authorization to perform this. The positions are all completely staffed by volunteers, but I'm worried that it might... View More
Volunteering while on an F1 visa can be a complex issue. The general rule is that if the position could be paid employment, then it would typically require work authorization. You should consult an immigration attorney to assess the specifics of the volunteer position and whether it might be...View More
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