Hector E. Quiroga's answer 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, if you do leave. If you do leave after you change your H1B status, you will need to apply for an H1B visa to return to the US.
Kyndra Mulder's answer 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.
Kelli Y Allen's answer 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 limit but your current income meets the requisite level, you may be asked to provide more information documenting your current level (employment letter, pay stubs, etc.)
Allen C. Ladd's answer Big repercussions. You cannot "port" a PR case until you have filed I-485 and it's been pending 180 days.
As far as your "responsibilities," they are bringing you to permanent residence, so either you are with them or you aren't. Having your own attorney will allow you to explore other options, whatever they may be, but it doesn't automatically find you a new way to the finish line of your pending PR case. Good luck!
Lana V. Elliott's answer 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 will need to re-file it (and other negative immigration consequences might apply).
Lana V. Elliott's answer 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. Even then a consulate officer might still find that a child lacks maturity and recommend them to wait util the age of 18.
Lana V. Elliott's answer 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 recommend you to consult with an immigration attorney in your area to discuss your options and potential venues for obtaining Green Card.
Lana V. Elliott's answer Unfortunately, it is true that since you became a US citizen, a separate I-130 is needed to be filed for your daughter. You should:
1. Contact the National Visa Center and request to re-schedule your wife's interview.
2. File I-130 for your daughter ASAP.
3. After CIS accepts your daughter's I-130, call 800 number, CIS customer service, and request an expedited process of your daughter's I-130. However, I have doubts CIS will process is expeditiously because your...
Lana V. Elliott's answer 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 change their status or adjust it (with an exception in limited circumstances). Besides, they will start accruing unlawful presence, which, depending on the time they overstay, triggers either a three or...
Hector E. Quiroga's answer 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
Ashley Negrette's answer If you are a U.S. citizen you should contact an attorney for help. It is important that the attorney review your wife's immigration and criminal history before any documents are filed. The attorney should also explain the current risks of filing for someone who is undocumented.
Hector E. Quiroga's answer You will most likely need the waiver. If you want to immigrate to the United States, your next step is paying the visa fees to the National Visa Center. You will complete the visa application, and you will need to have a medical exam, too. Once you have gone to the interview, the officer will determine if you need the waiver. If you do, you will want to make sure you have an attorney who is very good with waivers.
There are no guarantees that you will get a waiver; however, having an...
Carl Shusterman's answer If the H-1B filed on your behalf is approved, you can start working for the sponsoring company on October 1, 2018. If you want to change employers, the new employer must file an H-1B transfer petition for you after that date.
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