I came to the US from Nigeria in August 2017 to do my PhD with F1 visa. The program is for four years. My family (Wife, 3 yrs old daughter and 1 yr old son) joined me in August 2018 with F2 visas. Our only income is the stipend I receive working as a graduate assistant in my department. More than... Read more »
While in the past use of subsidized or section 8 housing has not necessarily been considered in making a public charge determination, the Department of Homeland Security recently published proposed rules to expand the types of assistance that would be considered in a public charge determination....Read more »
I received my GC about 7 years ago, but left the US in December 22, 2013 until October 2, 2014. That is about 9 months. I intend to file N 400 in may, it will be 4 years and 7 months, so my absence from the US during the last 5 years will be less than 6 months (5 months or few days less).... Read more »
USCIS looks at the travel outside of the US 5 years backwards from the date that you file. Since it is now May, 2019, they would go only back to May 2014. The number of days that you were out of the US from May of 2014 through May of 2019 is what will count against you. (May through October,...Read more »
I have been married for a year in May 2019. I got my 2 year green card in February 2019 which is valid till February 2021. Do i remove conditions on my green card within 90 days of my second marriage anniversary or is it 90 days of the GC expiration date?
File within the 90 day period before the 2 year card expires. Otherwise, there can be complications if the petition is not received, not filed or otherwise rejected. Be forewarned that the form instructions are incomplete. That is why it’s wise to seek legal advice. Good luck.
I am on H1B currently working as Software Engineering Manager. I have Bachelor Degree in Electronics. I am thinking to pursue Master in Computer Science to avoid future RFE for Speciality Occupation.is this wise decision to do masters only to avoid RFE in Speciality Occupation because my bachelor... Read more »
My mom was here on October 3rd 2018 and left January 7th 2019. She is planning to come on may and leave On July and then returns back in 2 weeks to stay another two months. Will she have any problem returning to the US after two weeks from her leaving?
If her trips are short, it should not be a problem to reenter. However, as a general rule, 6 months in one year is as much as is usually granted. That said, the immigration officer at the port of entry is the only one that can make that determination. You should consult an experienced immigration...Read more »
I have filed form Form I-539 to extend my tourist visa. I have received my confirmation notice and my case has been pending. I went back to my country. The case is still pending. Should I contact USCIS and let them know that I am no longer staying in the US? I am planning on going back to US this... Read more »
I lived illegally in USA 7 years ago. Never got a problem. I came back to my country and now I got offer a work permit for Canada as a truck driver to go from Canada to USA and VS. Would the fact that I lived in USA in the past be a problem to enter with a work permit for working purposes only?
She is naturalized. they are saying the physical presence have to be met prior to the childs birth. That is not what it says in the instructions or definition of section 322, it stated proof she she has been in the US over 5 years. We filed to get her son citizenship, he lives in the philippines.... Read more »
There is a lot of confusion over this area of the law, and the statute has changed several times. There are different requirements depending on the child's date of birth. This issue needs to be address through a full consultation with an immigration attorney.
Hi :) I'm a u.s. citizen.. I'm trying to get my wife a visa to be able to come live with me in the U.S.A. She lives in Cambodia .... My question is... Will the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia look at my credit report? Because I'm trying to file for bankruptcy .. I don't want to hurt her chance of... Read more »
Interesting. I've never come across this. Someone else may, and will answer directly.
But to answer: Yes, it will affect the processing. As a protective measure, I think you would want to file an I-131 and ask for a Re-Entry Permit, which will protect your wife for up to 2 years during...Read more »
Hello, I've called USCIS multiple times in the past about questions (mainly about the tracking number) I had while waiting for my green card to be mailed. Will this negatively affect the green card delivery?
Not enough details but the short answer here is that jail time is possible. If you have a suspended jail sentence for your prior charges then you could potentially face jail time for violating the terms of your suspended sentence. In addition, I am assuming they charged you with reckless driving...Read more »
2 months ago, I received an approval notice for my green card saying that it was approved. But I still have not yet gotten the actual green card. I have a emergency that requires me to travel abroad, will I be able to leave the country and come back with just the approval notice?
My fiance and I got married in Virginia last week. I was here on a K-1 (fiance) visa. After the ceremony, we requested copies of the signed marriage license at the courthouse and they gave them to us right away. I was ready to submit my package for AOS when a friend told us that we need to include... Read more »
As you may know, you will need much more documentation than a properly certified and sealed marriage certificate. The issue is when and how to proceed. If done correctly, there will eventually be a hearing/interview.
The paperwork is complicated with some applicants improperly filing...Read more »
I'm currently in the US on a tourist visa and I have already filed for the extension (six months of my stay has just passed). My fiancee is a green card holder and soon to be a citizen. I would like to ask whether I can experience any problems with my future green card process since she's not an US... Read more »
It will not impact your father’s ability to get a visa through you at all. The fact that you are in the military could help him, too, depending on his circumstances. You might want to consult with an immigration attorney about parole in place.
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