Matthew Williams' answer As long as you are completely honest with USCIS, and legitimately in a PhD program, it is unlikely it will be issue. People nearing the end of their education are usually also looking for jobs and sometimes change course whether it is leaving a PhD program to accept a good job offer, or deciding not to pursue a job to continue your education. Just make sure you are completely honest and provide ever last bit of evidence and documentation you can get your hands on.
Yanky Perelmuter's answer It depends. Was the denial at USCIS or at the Embassy/Consulate? If the denial was of form I-129f then you can appeal. If the denial was at the embassy you cannot appeal. You will have a limited time to act. She can reapply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate if it is still in the validity period authorized by the I-129f approval notice.
Yanky Perelmuter's answer You can file an I-751 with a waiver of the joint filing requirement. This will allow you to remove the conditions on your green card and receive Permanent Residency without conditions. Each case has specific issues that may arise in the process.
Yanky Perelmuter's answer The proper option is the K1 fiance visa. You will need to file an I-129f with USCIS. You will need to include the correct evidence and filing fees - the form instructions are extremely helpful in providing that information. Once your petition is approved your fiance can apply for visa to enter the United States. You must get married within 90 days of him entering the United States.
Matthew Williams' answer It doesn't help that you split for a while. They give you the two year conditional to see if the marriage is for real or just a way to secure entry into the US. But it isn't the end of the world either, particularly if you are back together and never started divorce proceedings or had a legal separation. All relationships have bad times. I encourage you to seek the help of an immigration attorney in applying for the green card.
Carl Shusterman's answer This is going to be very difficult. A conviction for the sale of a controlled substance may render you permanently inadmissible. You may want to contact a criminal lawyer to see if you can either get your conviction "vacated" or if you can get a "pardon" from the Governor of Ohio.
Carl Shusterman's answer You need to get your deportation case reopened which you may be able to do under last week's Supreme Court decision in Pereira v. Session. Then, if entered the US lawfully, you may be eligible to adjust your status to permanent resident without having to leave the US.
Yanky Perelmuter's answer Yes. A person traveling to the United States on a visitor visa is limited to activities related to the temporary nature of their visa. Getting married is considered a legitimate activity while on a visitor visa, and is permitted.
Carl Shusterman's answer Company will need to file an H-1B change of employer for you. Unless you have an I-485 pending, Company C will need to file a PERM application and an I-140 visa petition on your behalf in order to recapture your original priority date.
Must be admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR), commonly referred to as one who possesses green card status. There is only one exception to this requirement: If an applicant has served in the US armed forces during war, that person may be naturalized without first becoming a permanent resident if they were in the United States upon induction or enlistment into the US military....
Carl Shusterman's answer It depends on the facts of your case. You may be a US citizen or a green card holder. You may be applying for your spouse, your parents, your siblings, etc. If you need help, schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer.
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