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Alexander Joseph Segal

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  • What is process for H4 - F1 Change of status?

    I am currently on H4 visa and want to file change of status to F1 as i got admission for fall session in a reputed university. I have the following questions - 1) How should i file COS - online or by sending original papers by mail? ...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Carefully reading the instructions to USCIS form I539, then getting all the necessary documentation from the DSO and then preparing and filing the form according to the instructions.

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  • What are my chances of getting my green card after over staying for 3years on a J1 visa with the two year residency requirement

    A lawyer told me I have to apply for a No objection waiver that I may not get. What is this? Also I recently got married to a us citizen.

    Alexander’s Answer

    Zero. On the facts presented you have zero changes of getting your green-card until after your either fulfill your HHR or waive it. Whether you would also be barred for unlawful presence if you leave the USA, depends on whether your J1 status was issued for D/S and if it was, whether there had been a formal fining of the status violation.

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  • Can a H1B or H4 visa holder open a restaurant?

    Hi, I am working with H1B and my wife is on H4 visa. My company promised to sponsor me green card starting this October. My question is, can I or my wife open a restaurant under LLC? We understand that we cannot work for the restaurant. I...

    Alexander’s Answer

    No, but he or she can be a silent investor in a restaurant. H4 with EAD, can.

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  • I passed my citizenship exam on MAY 2015 but no decision was made..

    I passed my citizenship exam on MAY 2015 but no decision was made instantly. They said they will email within two weeks but its already been a month but i haven't got my oath letter yet. I had one misdemeanor but that was expunged. I mentioned tha...

    Alexander’s Answer

    It is routine. Most officers do not make a decision right the way. For a large number of these officers, the decision must also be approved by the supervisor. Just sit tight.

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  • What happens if an illegal person works under another name or fake social security?

    My friend who came from MX is working under another name. If in the future his US citizen gf wants to get him papers, would working under a different name affect him? Is it better if he works under his real name and files taxes?

    Alexander’s Answer

    Federal crime happens and that person is also violating US immigration laws.

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  • What should we do to get this money from this lawyer who hasn't file the application for citizenship? How long the processing?

    I have a nephew , a permanent resident card holder and got married to a non resident. The wife is holding a student visa and still valid. In short, she still legal to live here in United States for a certain of time. My nephew went to this lawye...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I agree with the colleague. You should talk to the attorney and ask for the receipt.

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  • I-730 In USA

    my mother got asylum status and she applied for my father and my brother who is under 21 (both in USA in Oklahoma). After fingerprint they sent us the case transfer to Saint Albans , VT and they said to make the process faster . Now also I got an...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Nothing beyond they said. It means the Agency is trying to spread the work around to move it along.

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  • My L1 visa is stamped on 2013 but i entered US in 2014 so my visa validity is till 2016. What would be my last day in US?

    My i-94 expires in 2015 because of passport expiration date.Now i get my passport renewed so if i visit neighbor country will it fixes my I-94 expiration date?If yes then what would be new expiration date in I-94?will it be Visa expiration date OR...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I am sure your employer will guide you. They have vested interest in your not violating immigration laws.

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  • Regarding dependency of my autistic younger brother?

    hi, My name is Nitesh and I work in FL under H1 visa. My dad and younger brother live in India. My dad is going through chemo therapy right now and hence couldn't provide personal care for my younger brother who suffers from autism. After my da...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I agree with both colleagues. The petition by a sibling takes years or even decades for some countries. Humanitarian parole might be a way to go while the I-130 is pending.

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  • Need Assistant for Asylum

    Dear Sir/Madam My name is Kashif Sarwar and i am national of Pakistan in my professional career i have worked with relief aid organizations and currently i am serving in Liberia a country in West Africa since November 2007 In Pakistan...

    Alexander’s Answer

    You have MANY good lawyers on AVVO who can assist you. Please use the Find a Lawyer feature above to look for one.

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