My adoptive father was a US armed forces serviceman (honorable discharge in early 90s) stationed in UK when he met and married my UK born mother in 1984. I was 3 years old at that time. I have no relationship with my biological father. I immigrated to the US on an IR2 visa and green... Read more »
Shooting from the hip here, but my answer is that yes, you probably are. Apply for a passport using that BC and see if you get one. You might want to pay for a consutlation with a US immigration attorney first, though - one that deals in adoptions, specifically. It's probably worth it.
I have entered without inspection and my withholding removal was granted , my mother she is US permanent resident, if she apply I-130 and once's it’s approved can I adjust my status in US? Do I need wavier if wavier grant’s then could i adjust status in US
To be able to apply for adjustment of status with your lawful permanent resident mother as your petitioner you would need to qualify under INA 245(i), as you entered the United States without inspection and have, therefore, not maintained a lawful status the whole time you have been present in the...Read more »
Me and my friend made a terrible mistake trying to steal from Walmart. They called the police and the police wanted to schedule the court for May 19. We had flight tickets (we are international students) to go home in the next week so they somehow could hold the “court” right there at the... Read more »
It sounds like you may have been issued a citation for shoplifting or petty larceny and plead guilty or no contest. If this is the case then that is a criminal misdemeanor charge, but it can also be classified as a crime of dishonesty. Both could impact your immigration status.
What are the risks ? Can I ask for child support and alimony? There’s a new girlfriend in the picture who he’s planning to marry in the future since she’s a citizen. We have a business and properties together. If I can’t file for divorce what options do I have? Thank you!
The fact that you are undocumented should have no bearing on your ability to get divorced. The fact that your marriage is common law might have some bearing on your ability to get a divorce, but that is a question for an attorney with family law experience in your state.
While you were married for a short period of time, I do not believe that annulment is an option. File for an absolute divorce. I do not think this will be an issue in light of the circumstances. You do need to speak to a SC family law attorney, since serving your former spose could be an issue. Was...Read more »
I'm applying for naturalization and have filled out form N-400 except for a few questions. My spouse was married 20 years ago and the form is asking for the birth date of the ex-spouse and a few other questions that are difficult or impossible to answer. We have no way of finding this person.... Read more »
I'm applying for citizenship through marriage. My wife was married 20+ years ago and she can't recall and I can't find some of the information asked about her ex-spouse in part 10 of N-400. Should I enter "unknown" or something else as an answer? I assume leaving it blank... Read more »
I petitioned my wife and she also filed her AOS together with the I -130, she was in J1 visa. Unfortunately, it was rejected twice and because she wasn't able to send the form I-944. She is now out of status, but her visa is NOT subject to a 2 year home residency rule. Now if we will try... Read more »
Although you can technically file the I 130 first, the I 485 and related documents have to be filed in order to obtain legal status for her. Filing separately will just be a waste of time and the I 130 itself will not protect her stay here. I recommend you speak to a qualified attorney about the...Read more »
I am a J1 here in US and got denied with my extension, already overstayed. I am currently living with my boyfriend and we are still not ready to get married. Is it possible if I can get a fiancee visa instead while here in US?
Sorry, no. Question about your J-1, are you subject to the 2-year home-country return requirement? (Also known as being subject to section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.) Be sure to check that.
When and if the two of you decide to marry, you will be able to go forward --...Read more »
I'm in J1 visa and I applied for an extension yet I got denied. My visa expired already when they sent me the response. I still haven't got married to my boyfriend. If he will petition me in the future and I will file my AOS, will this be a problem because I already overstayed?
I submitted all the documentation and payed all required fees, she had her interview in Bogota in February of this year and they kept her passport but requested other documentation, right at the time when I had gathered the other documents the consulate closed. Is the new executive order going to... Read more »
The U.S. consulate that is processing your mother's case for an immigrant visa will remain closed for the next 60 days or more for issuance of immigrant visas except for certain cases that are exempt from that executive order. Unfortunately, parents of U.S. citizens are not listed as exempt...Read more »
Do we need to declare Unemployment Benefits in filling out I-944? If Yes, is it a General assistance or Any Federal, State, tribal cash assistance for income maintenance ? The question is in I944 page 8 question #16.
I'm in J1 visa and my 30 days grace period will be done in April 25.Got married to a US citizen and filed I130 and I485 concurrently, got rejected twice. Improper filling and I wasn't able to attach i994. On March 15 I got laid off in Marriott where I am having my internship (Which my... Read more »
We've received a receipt almost a year ago stating that my application was received is being process, but there's been no update since then. I've requested an inquiry just now. I'm just worried since he has another court date in Feb 20 and we haven't heard anything yet.... Read more »
She’s been to the United States many times she’s had her visa for a while she just got it renewed a little while ago and recently was here in South Carolina with me… Is there a certain way to say that’s she’s coming here to get married to customs or whoever does the visa to where it... Read more »
There are actually multiple ways to get or keep her here permanently, and none take two years. It would be best to discuss the three main options over a phone call. We offer a free consultation for such matters and have handled thousands of similar cases out of the Philippines alone. Please call...Read more »
I failed a sled operation by selling alcohol to a minor in 2015 I was not put in jail I was only fined and attended an alcohol awareness course .I am supposed to renew my green card next year. two months ago I did receive the paperwork that my record has been expunged will I be okay when renewing... Read more »
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