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Q: N 400 Naturalization Interview

Hello, I recently got married in February 2021 In india but I was unable to register the marriage with Indian govt. due to office closures(Covid) . I am a GC holder and had filed my N400 naturalization in dec 2019 when I was single. I have my interrview date in April 2nd week. My wife is in India... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Mar 31, 2021

You should confirm whether your marriage in India is a valid marriage. You can contact an attorney in India or the Indian consulate nearest you to verify the validity of your marriage.

Once you confirm that your marriage is in fact valid and lawful then you can present that information at...
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Q: Green card holder stuck abroad

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I am a lawful resident that went to visit my family abroad in February and got stuck due to COVID-19. I am nearly 180 days outside the United States and not sure I can be back before they open the airport here. Can I be denied entry back to the states and be considered as abandoning my... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Jul 13, 2020

The US government is well aware of the situation and that many LPR's are victims of the same circumstance. Even so, contact your US consulate and advise them of your situation. Keep a record that you did so. Also keep a record to indicate that you have maintained a residence inside the USA.... Read more »

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Q: How long does it take for 3 year old to get a U.S passport if they are already a citizen due to being born in the U.S
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jun 6, 2020

This depends upon the facts and evidence.

The COVID19 virus has slowed passport processing. Many are complaining about unusually long delays in processing in excess of four to eight months.

Yet, more information is needed. Was the child born in a hospital? Or born with a midwife?...
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Q: Could you please help me?

I had an L2 visa that expired on March 25.

My I-94 expired on March 31.

My spouse, L1 visa holder, had the same visa expiration date, but their I-94 has not expired yet.

We both departed on April 12.

My spouse’s company’s attorneys supposedly filed the extension... Read more »

Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett
answered on May 7, 2020

You did technically overstay since the filing was rejected. However, I doubt it will have any consequences. Unlawful presence is most problematic when a person remains in the USA and is trying to change status to another visa or adjust status. However that is not the case with you. For those... Read more »

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Q: What options I have to file H1B extension based on I-140 approval?

I will be completing 6 years of my H1B visa by 30Sep2020. And have approved I-140 received in March-2020. I understand that I can now file for 3 year extension of H1B based on I-140 approval.

I am currently located in India on vacation, but may not go back to the US due to the Coronavirus... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Mar 28, 2020

Your employer (and not you) can file the FORM I-129H prior to September 30, 2020 to request the extension of the H-1B. If you are abroad at the time that the request for the extension is filed and approved by USCIS, you will have to visit the appropriate U. S. Consulate to apply for the H-1B visa.

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