My friend is having trouble getting medicine for epilepsy because they say he's not a citizen but he's married and has filed w-2s before
answered on Nov 29, 2022
No, marriage to a U.S. citizen does not confer citizenship on the spouse. Your friend’s wife would have to immigrate him for him to obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States. Your friend should consult with an immigration attorney to find out if he is eligible to immigrate through... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
The mere fact of being married to a US citizen does NOT confer legal status to an immigrant. However, if the immigrant qualifies for adjustment of status they could acquire legal status by becoming a permanent resident and eventually a US citizen. Best to do a consultation with an experienced... Read more »
My husband is a permanent resident and I'm out of status. He is very verbally abusive. We were married for 3 weeks and I left after being suicidal and over dosing on sleeping pills. He always uses my immigration status to "get me in line". Threatens to divorce me and tells me that he... Read more »
answered on Mar 22, 2022
Yes you should retain counsel to process your VAWA case. Unrepresented parties are not taken very seriously by USCIS.
I am a non-US citizen. My partner is an American biological father. His daughter is 6. Can I adopt his daughter after marrying him?
answered on Sep 21, 2021
Great question. We have some answers. Give us a call 801-546-3874 and ask to speak with Attorney Jason Barnes.
I have submitted an I-130 for my wife (I am a US citizen) in November 2020.
In the form, we entered values in both the "which consulate will you be applying for adjustment of status" for a domestic consulate as well as international consulate since we weren't sure where we... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2021
If your I-130 was received by USCIS then you do not need to submit another one. You will enter the receipt # of the I-130 on page 4, part 2, question 3; and the date your I-130 was received in question 4. Even though it appears that you plan to file for Adjustment of Status on your own, I would... Read more »
That person it’s not an ilegal or unlawful alien, and it perfectly fits for all the requirements of the BCI and the Federal laws.
answered on Apr 10, 2021
You need to get a permit; whether you can legally purchase or not. Work permit and SS number don’t confer you status. In fact you have no status, but perhaps refugee seeking to remain in the US. And any weapons offense could negatively impact your asylum application.
My sister is being held at Salt Lake County Jail and has two holds one is a US Marshals federal hold and the other an immigration hold. She has only had one court date even thought she has been incarcerated since August. She has had a lawyer come see her twice in 6 months whom claims is a private... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2021
It sounds like your sister may be dealing with a federal case. Federal cases tend to move slowly; it would not be unusual for a person to have initially appeared before the court in August and to not have had another hearing. By calling an attorney with access to the federal and state systems, you... Read more »
I need to have 2nd wife. I there is any law in Utah to have two wives?
answered on Nov 11, 2020
Immigration is a federal statute, and bigamy is illegal in the US.
My family are in California, but I am in Utah
answered on Apr 19, 2020
You must be a U.S. citizen if you wish to file the relative petition (FORM I-130) on behalf of each of your parents. The FORM I-130 must be accompanied with supporting evidence that includes at minimum your birth certificate and/or U.S. passport and marriage certificate of your parents.
If... Read more »
I have looked at the fiance visa, and that is at least 6-9 months to get approved. Would it be faster to do that? Or to go to Russia and get married and find another way for her to come back with me?
answered on Feb 26, 2020
K-1 Visas are generally more expedient than consular processing for a spouse. But you really should set up a consultation with a qualified immigration attorney, who can screen both of you for other issues that may be dispositive of whether you should do a K-1 or IR1.
answered on Feb 9, 2020
You need to discuss this with an Immigration attorney or someone licensed in England.
All my family is in USA. My sister is citizen and my mother got her green card recently. I would like to stay in USA, since all my family is here. I’m an F1 student and I’m applying for my opt in about 3 months.
answered on Jan 25, 2020
If you are over 21 years old, you may need another dual intent visa to allow you to maintain status. There are also other challenges, when you are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant F1 visa or try to return. You may have other options.
As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or... Read more »
I am petitioning for my mother's permanent residency but we are having second thoughts because of the cost in insure her. We still want her to come visit the U.S. in the future, but we heard rumors she may be put on a "blacklist" for tourist visas if we rescind her application.
answered on Feb 28, 2019
There's no technical bar, but the visas are direct opposites. It may be difficult for your mom to convince the consular office that she would only be coming for a short visit and then returning to her country.
From what I have read online, it seems we are not allowed to simply visit each other on tourist status. Since we are neither immigrating right away, could you please provide guidance on visiting each other legally and especially on his upcoming visit to the USA for our wedding? Thank you!
answered on Nov 13, 2018
We can’t answer the question re: visiting your fiancé/spouse in Sweden; for your spouse to visit you here s/he must show a preponderance of evidence that she will return to Sweden after visiting you. She doesn’t need a visa to visa, since Sweden is a visa waiver country, but proof of... Read more »
He is 47 and had lived in the us off and on since before he was 18. He has had multiple deportations in the past but I'm not sure if all the details, this last one they told him to wait 3 years and it has now been four years.
answered on Sep 4, 2018
It is possible, yes. Details, however, are important, and even if someone is able to get around the issue of a deportation there could be other inadmissibility issues to consider. Best to consult with an immigration attorney.
My citizenship application was filed 8 months ago on basis of >5yrs residency (I've been here 10 years), and is currently in the interview scheduling process. My wife is a US citizen (which is how I came to be here). If I divorce now, will that impact my case, or can marital status be... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2018
Since you waited until you had a green card for 5 years, you can naturalize whether you stay married or get divorced.
Hello!! I’ve really concerned about a couple things that are going on in my life right now. So, talking to a friend of mine. My concerns came up and he suggested me this place. So, I would love to ask you a couple questions and give you a little idea of what’s going on. Anyways, here is the... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2018
Since your wife is sponsoring you for a green card, it is required that both of you attend the interview.
answered on Apr 28, 2018
On March 15th, 2011, Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) signed into law a package of bills implementing state-level immigration laws. One bill adopted new enforcement provisions, while a series of three bills established a state-based guest worker system.[ 41]
First, the Utah Pilot... Read more »
My wife has DACA, goes to work full time and goes to college. What is the best possible route for her to gain citizenship/ a green card? She applied for DACA at 18. I assume she might get a 10 year ban when she returns to Mexico.
answered on Apr 9, 2018
You need to see an immigration attorney. While it is likely that your wife has a bar, it might not be 10 years. She might not have one at all.
Your wife started accruing unlawful presence on her 18th birthday. If she got her DACA grant within 180 days of applying, she might not have... Read more »
We were married outside the 90 day period of a K1 visa (1 week late). That was the reason for denial. The denial letter stated he must leave ASAP. I’m distraught and don’t know what to do.
answered on Feb 27, 2018
He can travel back to Australia, and you can file an immigrant visa petition for him. It will take about a year for him to come back as an immigrant. You can also file a spouse nonimmigrant petition on his behalf. We suggest you talk with an immigration attorney to see what might work best under... Read more »
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