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  • Getting green card without changing J1 status.

    I asked this before but I did not get the answer I want may be due to me bad wording of the question. I am currently on a J1 visa. I am eligible for Special Immigrant Visa (green card) and will seek a law firm to apply for it, but I do not want to...

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    The process of "adjusting your status" refers to adjusting you status from a nonimmigrant (such as a J-1) to an immigrant (also called green card holder or permanent resident). You are in one or the other; not both.

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  • Entered the country on an F1 Visa but out of status? Do I qualify for the MAVNI program?

    I entered the US on an F1 Visa when I was age 18 on June 2009. However after 1 and 1/2 years unexpected family issues back home and the DSO's unwillingness in letting me file Form I-765- Economic hardship off campus employment, I could not pay off...

    Heather’s Answer

    No. You are not authorized to work and you are not in-status.

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  • I entered the US on an F1 Visa but I'm now out of status. Do I qualify for DACA?

    I entered the US on an F1 Visa when I was age 18 on June 2009. However after 1 and 1/2 years unexpected family issues back home and the DSO's unwillingness in letting me file Form I-765- Economic hardship off campus employment, I could not pay off...

    Heather’s Answer

    No. You were too old when you entered.

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  • Do I check box 19 on USCIS I-751 Form if I am the petitioning spouse filling it out, not an attorney or any one else?

    The question reads: Was a fee paid to anyone other than an attorney? The answer is no, but an attorney was not involved either. Will leaving both yes and no boxes invalidate my application?

    Heather’s Answer

    If you cannot answer the questions on the form, this forum cannot provide you with the answers. Generally speaking, if immigration phrases the question in the form of a yes or no question there can only be one answer.
    Consider meeting with an attorney. I believe that you will find hiring an attorney to be less expensive than you may think.

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  • UK mortgage

    I am a UK citizen. I am living in the US. Within 2014 I want to apply for US citizenship. I have been approached by a partnership in the UK about investing in a house to renovate and sell for profit (hopefully). Would this mortgage negative...

    Heather’s Answer

    No, having a mortgage in the UK will not affect citizenship. However it is not immediately clear you are eligible for citizenship at this juncture. Good luck to you.

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  • Hi

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    Heather’s Answer

    It looks like you submitted an improperly prepared I-864. You can keep trying on your own until you get it right, but please consider speaking with an attorney. I believe you will find that the immigrant visa process will be much faster with an attorney.

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  • Worked before getting EAD CARD, silly and dumb Mistake!!

    I worked as an intern for my employer starting from June, 2012 to Jan 11th, 2013.. I was working on CPT and my CPT was ended on December 20th, however without any knowledge of this i continued to work for my employer and even they didn't ask anyth...

    Heather’s Answer

    Once you've worked without authorization, you can't unrighteousness thee bell. Will it keep you from getting immigration benefits? Unfortunately it's impossible to say in this forum. Speak with an immigration attorney about your situation.

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  • Worked before getting EAD CARD, silly and dumb Mistake!!

    I worked as an intern for my employer starting from June, 2012 to Jan 11th, 2013.. I was working on CPT and my CPT was ended on December 20th, however without any knowledge of this i continued to work for my employer and even they didn't ask anyth...

    Heather’s Answer

    Once you've worked without authorization, you can't unrighteousness thee bell. Will it keep you from getting immigration benefits? Unfortunately it's impossible to say in this forum. Speak with an immigration attorney about your situation.

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  • Is h1 visa done for profiles like office assistant and receptionist/Front Office executive?

    Currently Iam on h4 visa, looking for h1 sponsorhip.My profile does fulfill h1 eligibility.I have pursued my carrier in Hotel and Tourism Management studies.

    Heather’s Answer

    It's possible, but difficult. Contact experienced immigration counsel and do so soon. Good luck.

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  • “Is there is investment visa for Lebanese in US?”

    “Is there is investment visa for Lebanese in US?”,and how much money it need?

    Heather’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Contact an immigration attorney to schedule a consultation so that you can have a comprehensive review of all your immigration options and your chance of success.

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