I’ve been a lawful permanent resident since 2002. I’m planning to apply for naturalization in 2022. I’m concerned whether or not receiving MFTE housing assistance would affect my naturalization eligibility if the proposed immigration laws regarding public charge change under current... Read more »
There is generally no public charge bar to naturalization. And, housing benefits are specifically listed as not being categorized as evidence of public charge on the USCIS website (uscis.gov). That said, it is always a good idea to avoid receiving anything that may appear to public assistance for...Read more »
I moved to the US in 2005 from England, married a US citizen and have lived here ever since as a permanent resident. My greencard expires in August and I would like to take the US citizenship test to become naturalized. However, as my greencard only has a few months left on it, am I required to... Read more »
Since it is less than six months before your green card expires, you must file the I-90. You don’t have to wait for it to be approved, though. You can file a copy of the receipt notice with the N-400 and other supporting documents.
I'm currently in the US on an M1 student visa which ends on July 1st and I have to leave the country before then. I'm wondering if leaving to temporarily visit Canada qualifies as leaving the US? Then also I have a US tourist visa that expires in 2022, I'm wondering if I can come back into the US... Read more »
It is more a question of your reentry to the US. Would you be coming back to continue your studies under the M1, or would you be coming as a tourist? If your entry from Canada to the US is only as a temporary visitor for visitor or pleasure, you should be able to enter on that. You might want to...Read more »
I hold a DACA status that expired last year. I'm assuming my work permit also expired. I didn't renew for 3 reasons: (1) My husband is an active military who applied for my residency a couple months before my DACA status expired. (2) I'm in grad school and was busy and without the financial means... Read more »
I am currently working on H4 EAD. My employer is filing my H1B this April with Consular Processing. If my H1B is picked in the lottery and is approved, how long do I have until I HAVE TO activate it (by going to a consulate out of the country for stamping)? Can I keep working on my H4 EAD as long... Read more »
If you are in the United States, you can change your status; you don’t need to return home to get a visa. You say you are consular processing, however, which implies that you plan to return home. The I-129 approval notice should provide you with a window during which you must apply for the visa,...Read more »
Will uscis process the petition since he will not be in USA physically. If he is able to file petition how will his deployment affect the case, even if we are able to submit documents and pay fees while he is on tour.
Yes. He can file the I-130 even though he is not in the USA. His deployment is temporary. As long as he has a permanent residence in the Usa he can use that address on the petition. He should include on the final page a note that he is on active duty and temporarily deployed outside the USA.
Generally you must provide your income level for the past 3 years, current income, and your most recent tax return and W-2. If the amounts are pretty consistently at the required level of income, you probably will not have to provide anything else. If you previous income was below the required...Read more »
The immigration attorneys at my company are currently waiting for my job posting phase to close out (already got labor cert), so my I-485 has not yet been filed. If I leave my employer before the I-485 is filed and find another employer-sponsor, would there be repercussions to my green card... Read more »
Yes, she is able to travel abroad as long as she not only filed her I-131 (Document for advance parole), but also received it. If she just filed and is waiting for it while her AOS is pending, if she travels, her adjustment of status application is considered to be abandoned, and unfortunately, she...Read more »
Years back, my son's mother got her US citizenship through a marriage fraud and later on applied for my then 1 year old son for US citizenship. I ratified the consent to go ahead to grant my son US citizenship through an overseas consulate. Today my 6 year old son has US citizenship but I feel... Read more »
I am not aware of the process that would allow a minor to renounce their citizenship. Parents are not allowed to make this decision on behalf of their children. A child must be at least 16 years of age to present himself at the US consulate abroad and request renunciation of h their citizenship....Read more »
Unfortunately,being an international student and having a social security card are not sufficient, on their own, grounds to apply for Green Card. There should be family, business, investment, or other relationship that would be a basis for a legal permanent residence (Green Card). I would...Read more »
I'm from Canada and a US permanent resident ( through marriage) since 2011. I made several money transfers from Canada of less than $10,000 not knowing that this was a federal crime to do so. No one at my bank ever notified me of the potential problem. I am seeking a divorce and my US citizen... Read more »
I applied I130 for my wife since 11/18/2016 , when my daughter was born I added my daughter as a derivative to my wife on March 2018 and now the process in nvc for them is completed ,and they are waiting for interview at US embassy. I became aUS citizen on 10/23/2018 , as you told before that my... Read more »
I applied for my wife on Nov 18th, 2016. My wife gave birth to our baby Sarah on Nov 6th, 2017. We added our daughter to my wife's application, and now they have case complete and are waiting their interview letter.
On Oct. 23rd , 2018 I became a US citizen, I have several questions... Read more »
If a foreign national overstays his/her tourist visa in the US, then their visa is cancelled and upon their return to the home country they have to reapply for a tourist visa (and it will be more difficult for them to obtain it). Also, after overstaying, while in the US, they will not be able to...Read more »
2 year green card expired 2/18. I-751 recieved 11/20/18. I-797C notice 8/18/18 extends green card 18 months. We would like to travel to Thailand in January to visit family. Will she be allowed reentry to US with old green card and this document. Is there anything else we can do?
It is hard to say. 2 months is an extremely short time for a citizenship application to be pending, so you are still within normal processing time. The only thing you can do is wait until they issue your interview notice
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