I became a citizen 3 days ago and have to wait at least 10 days to update my SSN. I have to fill out an I9 for a new job. Should I select permanent resident or citizen? My permanent resident card was still valid but I had to surrender it upon taking the oath. Thank you.
I am a U.S citizen and I want to marry an F1 student who will enter the U.S this summer, can we apply to a marriage green card right away and cancel her classes for now until she gets the in-state tuition fee ? or that would be risky due to the 90 days rule ? and if we do apply for the green card... Read more »
If you are a U.S. citizen you can file the FORM I-129F on behalf of your fiancée and her daughter. You can read the instructions to that form or visit with an experienced immigration attorney for guidance and assistance.
Yes. Desertion, which also may be referred to as abandonment, is a divorce ground in many states (including Ohio). When one spouse leaves for one year without the consent of the other, this is considered desertion. The length of time required for divorce may vary from state to state, but in Ohio it...Read more »
I received an approved i-130 for unmarried son of US citizen F-1 category and thought i was in the clear.. stopped taking classes fell out of F-1 student status as a result.. when priority date became current, seeking advice I realized my mistake and applied for f-1 student reinstatement as fast as... Read more »
This seems problematic, but more information is needed and quite soon! How long ago have you fallen out of status? Have you engaged in unlawful employment? The change in plans, that is, the desire to immigrate can impact upon your right to reinstate F-1 student visa status. Yet, there may be...Read more »
Your girlfriend should speak with an immigration attorney about the specifics of her case. It matters whether one or both of her parents is a USC, which one, if only one, where she has been living, when she was born and entered the US, etc. She may be eligible to apply for citizenship, but it...Read more »
I just applied for citizenship n 400 and put no on the question legally change name instead of yes. But there was also the next question have u used any different names like the nickname... On that, I put yes... Now, what will happen? Please tell me?
Hello, under the Adam Walsh act, a United States citizen is precluded from sponsoring a foreign national for immigration benefits if that US citizen has a conviction involving sexual offenses against a minor. Accordingly, I doubt that a felonious domestic violence conviction against a previous...Read more »
I got married recently with a Venezuelan and he has a pending asylum case which he filed after one year of arriving in the US with a tourist visa. As of today his work permit is expired. I want to submit petition i-130 along with adjustment of status. Which issues is he going encounter in the... Read more »
It is difficult to determine what issues one would encounter during the immigration process without very particular details regarding the applicants entry, applications submitted, immigrations history, etc.
Regarding employment questions on Form I-485, check the USCIS Policy Manual at...Read more »
Your spouse must be physically present in the U.S. if she/he wishes to file the FORM I-485 with USCIS. Moreover, your spouse must be eligible to adjust status with USCIS prior to filing the FORM I-485.
Information regarding the B2 Visitor Visa renewal for my mother while staying in the US.
She traveled to the USA in Dec 2019 and she had expected to return to India in May 2020. However, her flights were cancelled due to COVID-19, so I have applied for stay extension (I539 in progress)... Read more »
All she can do while she is in the country is extend her status, and she has taken the necessary steps to do that. She can only apply for the visa out of the country. A visa only allows someone to present themselves at the country’s border to request entry. The I-94 is the controlling document...Read more »
I’m immigrant and on my native passport by mistake first name box was left blank and my whole name ( two parts ) was written in last name box . I got visa n moved in US . On visa embassy wrote FNU in given name to fill the place, and my whole name in last name box.
You can request the name be corrected by filing an application to renew/replace your card. If the error was your mistake you will need to pay the filing fee. if it was the mistake of the service you will not need to pay. Include a cover letter explaining and supporting documents to indicate what...Read more »
My latest I-797 form to extend my status was filed to California center and they transferred it to Vermont center. My petition was denied and I'm unable to return back to home country due to current pandemic situation. I'm trying to file Form I-539 Change to... Read more »
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