I am from India. I am currently doing my PhD in US and I have lived in US for 5.5 years. I earned Master's degree in the first 2 years, I worked on OPT for the next two years and joined PhD program in August 2017. While I was working on OPT, my employer applied for H1-B in April 2017 and my... Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
so i received my green card through marriage around 2 months back and we broke up now we have a four month old baby, so if i file for divorce what is the possible way i can still have the valid green card, and can i take the shared physical custody of the child and stay here or what is the best way... Read more »
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.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
I was born in the Philippines to an unmarried US Citizen Dad and Philippine citizen mother. I have my US citizenship now, a US Consular Birth certificate of being born abroad and currently reside in the US. I was wondering if I still had my Philippine citizenship. I have done nothing to renounce... Read more »
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...Read more »
I am trying to file for a K1 visa. It states that I need certified copies of police and court records of any offense I was arrested for. When I was a teenager I was arrested for petty theft. I was put into juvenile diversion and did not have to appear in front of a court. The records have been... Read more »
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.
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.
I also want to divorce my Citizen spouse (got citizenship based on my employment) in next few weeks. Will divorce also complicates me applying for Citizenship ? Do I have to wait for 5 years since my last DUI to apply for Citizenship ?
I would like to know more about my Immigration case, I wen to the State 2013 as Refugee Via the UN from Turkey, we as family stated in USA for Seven Month and for some reason we must return to Turkey ( family Problems ) since 3 years we are in turkey and want to go back to the sate but we don’t... Read more »
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.
An applicant for US citizenship must meet the following requirements:
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...Read more »
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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