Yes just two weeks ago on September 11, 2020 the federal court lifted the injunction that was in place because of Covid and therefore all people that are filing their applications after February 24, 2020 must file the 944 form.
So my J1 visa expired months ago and i applied for a tourist visa so i could stay here longer while waiting for flights. Will it go against me like will i have a hard time coming back to America if i go home without waiting for the results of the tourist visa?
Guatemalan father and daughter presented themselves at border about 1 year ago, were released after a week, and are staying with relatives in NY while they await their court date. The daughter is very homesick. Can he send her back to Guatemala somehow and then continue doing odd jobs while... Read more »
I’m a green card holder and have my final citizenship interview this month. The misdemeanor was from driving with an expired drivers license and getting rear ended (I’m not at fault for accident), but the officer said if I can renew my license before my court date, it should be able to be... Read more »
There's no way of telling whether or not the misdemeanor will effect your immigration status without more details. Also, as far as renewing your license, it's rather straightforward now (make an appointment, or do it online). Consult with a law office who will try to get the ticket...Read more »
Hi . My boyfriend came to USA crossing the border . But since I m a USA citizen we will get married so he can get his green card license. But I'm scared about my family knowing I want to keep it a secret until the right time .will all the documents come in my address is there a way I can put... Read more »
Hey, contact an Immigration Attorney before you file to ensure that your boyfriend can prove lawful admission. Lawful admission is required for adjustment of status to greencard holder. Otherwise, the applicant needs to return to his country and file through consulate process.
I have my green card since 03/25/2015. I have 30 months (913 days) of physical presence over the past 5 and a half years but not over the immediate 5 years from today’s date backwards. Does this disqualify me for filing?
Immihelp’s eligibility calculator counts all the... Read more »
My Canadian girlfriend was able to fly into the US amidst the border closure. We are unsure of when it will be that the border opens again and she has been here two months as we’re trying to spend as much time together as possible during these troubling times. We recently decided to look into... Read more »
By using your rights as a Canadian for quick entry, you are telling U.S. immigration officials that your intention in the U.S. is to be a tourist, and to leave, typically within 90 days; though the maximum is six months. That's true even if you get waved through without an interview by an...Read more »
From my understanding, I am not allowed to work at all with this L-2 visa. I wanted to sell some of my things online on websites such as Etsy or Depop (handmade earrings, clothes, etc.), for some passive income. Would I be allowed to sell these things and make money that way? Or does that still go... Read more »
You are very young now, but it is good that you set your goals so early. When you get to college, concentrate on keeping good grades and when you get to that point, you could look into an exam called the LSAT. For now, you can read about the profession and try to learn as much as you can. Learn...Read more »
If you're obtaining your green card through consular processing, it is required that you have a valid passport. To obtain a green card, the foreign national is required to enter the Untied States, so with an expired passport, you will not be issued a visa to enter the U.S.
I am applying for citizenship. While I was a permanent resident in the US, I was employed at a foreign consulate (UK) for which I did not pay income tax. This is because of a bilateral treaty between the US and UK stating that non-US citizens employed at UK embassies do not pay tax on wages earned,... Read more »
You're required to disclose your work history, regardless of whether you were required to pay taxes. One of the naturalization requirements is that you possess a good moral character, so you want to be 100% honest on your application.
Hey, As long as your marriage was bonafide and you do not have any criminal records to make you ineligible you should be able to naturalize with no issues. Contact an immigration attorney for a full evaluation of your situation before proceeding to make sure you have all the supporting documents...Read more »
This requires more information and a more detailed look at your specific situation, including what type of immigration status or matter you are dealing with, what you were denied for, where you appealed, and the circumstances around that. If you had an attorney help you file the appeal, you should...Read more »
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