Hi I want to apply for my citizenship. My spouse citizenship is denied for not submitting the RFE’s because her attorney told that not to submit. Because it can leads to her to removal proceeding. This situation will cause any problem in my citizenship application if I applied for citizenship .... Read more »
I am a resident of New York State who is currently living and working in the country of Qatar and I plan to marry my Filipino fiance in the country of Georgia in November and apply for a spousal visa to the United States afterwards. And I just wanted to make sure that a marriage in the country of... Read more »
In general, the legal validity of a marriage is determined by the law of the place where the marriage was celebrated (“place-of-celebration rule”). Under this rule, a marriage is valid for immigration purposes in cases where the marriage is valid under the law of the jurisdiction in which it is...Read more »
Hi, I have been working with a lawyer for my NIW and I-485. My case is ready to file and I have paid all his fees. But he is now saying that due to the huge caseload he cannot file my case for several weeks. Can you please suggest what should I do and how much does an attorney costs for just... Read more »
There is no "standard" fee for such work. The best way to find out cost is to call around attorneys who handle this type of work, explain the situation and ask for a "quote". However, you will likely have a hard time finding an attorney to "take over" the filing and be...Read more »
Can my wife apply for a green card if I do not have my own apartment yet? I was residing outside of the US since I turned 18, and was living with my girlfriend, but now I am back in the US and live with my mom temporarily. Can my wife apply even though we do not have our own apartment in the US... Read more »
Having your own place to live is not a pre-requisite to filing for adjustment of status. It would be helpful to have your mom complete an Affidavit affirming that you are living with her and state other facts that give your mom no doubt that you are a "true" (vs. fake) marriage. I...Read more »
I work in NYC, at will, salaried. My employer requested that I share my diploma and transcripts so that they can share them with immigration officials to help a new hire get a work visa. My employer did not indicate that the request was optional. Can they legally request that? Can they share my... Read more »
The USCIS has gotten extremely obnoxious to employers for H1-b visa applications. The unrighteous restrictions placed upon lawful non-immigrant/immigrant employment visa applicants smothers the U.S. economy due to bigotry and ignorance. They used to allow 200,000 H1b visas in the 1990s, but it...Read more »
I am assisting a young man (23yr old) who will graduate from college but who cannot proceed with things like drivers license, employment, etc, due to a troubled childhood situation in which his name was changed numerous times. The birth certificate (issued in New York City) has questionable... Read more »
This would be best handled by a civil litigation attorney as it sounds like it involves several name changes or may require one now. You may be able to get free help from legal aid clinics but if not you can always reach out to attorneys directly and ask if they would help for free. Best wishes!
My ex-wife, a Chinese citizen, wants to renew my daughter's U.S. passport in China. My daughter isn't a Chinese citizen, she's an American citizen, but is living there under a visa in my ex-wife's name. In order to renew the passport, she needs my help because I'm an... Read more »
A B2 visa is a non immigrant visa. Your mother has shown immigrant intent. She may not be admitted into the USA for this reason. If she does attempt to enter the USA on her B2 she will need to carry with her sufficient documentation to indicate her intention to return to her home country at the...Read more »
I am a Canadian citizen and stuck where I'm at during covid. In order to go back home to Canada, I must do 1 or 2 stops in the US. I am nervous I might have some problems traveling back to Canada but need to come back home in Canada to visit my doctor and refill my medicine. Back in the 1980s... Read more »
I got married abroad a year ago and hyphenate my last name with my husband name (Evans-Karalis). Now my foreign passport has my married last name, but the green card, that will expire in 2026, has my maiden name. I have marriage certificate translated in English. Will I have any problems to enter... Read more »
You should carry the marriage certificate with you at the time of travel but you should not have problem because upon your arrival to the US border the CBP officer will take your fingerprint scan and match it to the green card anyways. Best wishes!
Live in the US for 6 years on an L1A visa but decided to leave the company. Now I am in a 60 day grace period until I have to leave the country. My partner and I (living together for 6 years) decided to marry so I can apply for a green card. We will get married before the grace period is over but... Read more »
The overstay itself will not disqualify you from applying for a green card based on marriage to a US citizen. And if the Green card is granted the short overstay without status would not be a problem. BUT I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss and consider the consequences if the green...Read more »
Yes. However, only American citizens can petition for a sibling, not legal permanent residents. Basically you can apply for a sibling who is the child of your mother or your father only. The first part of the process requires filing a petition called the I-130 and you must prove the sibling...Read more »
We are now in the process of submitting the affidavit of support I-864 and financial documents to the NVC before they can schedule her interview at the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt. It would be great if you can answer few questions in that regard.
You will never be in a position to have a household of 1 because the sponsor and immigrant will always count so that is a minimum of 2 household members. Benefits that are considered “taxable income” by the IRS, can count toward meeting the 125% of Poverty Guidelines levels required in order...Read more »
They are also allowed to not initially secure proper accommodation for foreign applicants who come here and work and pay taxes. This entire experience caused me to loose stable income because I had to migrate because the immigrant visa with a one year extension was about to expire and neither the... Read more »
Many of the things you say lead us to believe that your situation is quite unusual, and for that reason you really need to speak with an immigration attorney so s/he can advise you on your options based on your particular circumstances.
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