I want to sponsor someone for a student F1 visa. What relationship is best for sponsorship 1) husband 2) fiancé 3) friend Thank you!
First of all, you must understand that merely "sponsoring" someone (financially) for a student visa will never guarantee that the lucky individual is ultimately granted an F-1 student visa. The individual in question must be able to independently convince the US consul that:
1. He/she has "substantial ties" to his/her home country (note that this requirement is reduced" when the visa applicant is young and consequently did not yet have the chance to establish extensive "ties", such as a well-paying job, career, etc. to which a "reasonable" (fill in the blank: name of country) citizen could be expected to want to come back to; real estate ownership; money in the bank; as well as:
2. Be able to convince the consul of his/her intent to depart the USA upon the conclusion of his/her studies and not intend to remain by either marrying a US citizen or seeking a job there.
Now, to answer your question, obviously a "husband" will be more reliable as a sponsor than just a "friend", and using the same logic, a "fiance" will be more reliable as a "trustworthy" sponsor who will not risk to renege on his (financial) promises/obligation mid-stream and leave the poor "student' stranded penniless in the middle of the USA..See question
My I-485 (based on marriage) was denied after I responded to an RFE but failed to include the blue cover letter. In less that 30 days after denial, I sent a letter to USCIS (also received in less than 30 days) explaining the situation, almost...
First principle: never, ever respond to an RFE by yourselves - if you are trying to save money, as you can see, it will end up costing you more money in the long run, because not only you will have to refile your entire I-485 package of Forms now, and pay the $1,070 fee again, in all likelihood, unless the I-130 was not also denied, also have to refile and pay for the I-130 again ($420) again. When refiling you will have to make sure to satisfactorily address and overcome the issue(s) that triggered the RFE, as well as overcome the issue of the prior denial. There is a slight hope that your case will be reinstated based on your letter, you are, however, risking to wait for months more before you'll know for sure, which, in my humble opinion is more costly than just refiling, for two (2) reasons:
1. Time is money;
2. You can still be denied; as well as:
2. USCIS can issue you a "Notice To Appear" in immigration court, where you will be placed in "removal" (deportation) proceedings in front of an immigration judge. You will ultimately prevail, if your marriage is genuine and can satisfactorily prove it, however, this will add another year or two to your wait, not mentioning needless aggravation, humiliation and additional attorneys fees.
I am a Photographer and i work in Los Angeles , I have no more my sponsor , he shut down his studio one year ago.
Only by finding another ready, willing and able employer to sponsor your for another O-1 status petition, or, if no such "employer" can be found, by exploring the possibility of setting up your own business and applying for an E-2 "Treaty Investor" status/visa.See question
I was granted asylum in February 2015 as a single person. I recently married my girlfriend who is here in the United States on a tourist visa. I will be eligible to file for a green card on Feb 2016. Will she be able to file for green card with me...
This is a difficult situation, because you cannot petition for your future wife until you receive your green card. Most likely she would have to leave the U.S. timely before her tourist visa expires and then return again as a tourist (but before you get married), and hopefully you can marry her in the U.S. But at that point you would need to work with an attorney to resolve the "immigrant intent" issues while she is in the U.S. on a B-2 visa. In the alternative, you can get married while she is here now, have her leave before her visa expires and you can petition for her here, but she would have to consular process in her home country. This will take about two years and you will be separated all this time. So, my best advice for you: try to discuss this matter in confidence with an experienced immigration attorney to better understand all of your options and make the right decision to keep your family together.See question
My case status says "correspondence was received and uscis is reviewing it" . Approximately how much time would it take to process the request. Appreciate your help !
USCIS typically takes 3-5 months to process and adjudicate an application to change status. Of course, the issuance of any "Request For (further) Evidence", if applicable, will delay the process further, by months.See question
I am filing here for an adjustment of status on the basis of being married to U.S. citizen.
Adjustment of Status applicants in the US, unlike "immigrant visa" applicants at US consulates abroad are NOT required (or expected) to produce any police reports from either the home country or any other countries lived prior, unless disclose a previous arrest and/or conviction, in which case the individual is required to produce a court certified final case disposition from the country where the arrest and/or conviction took place.See question
Hi, I have a H1B visa stamp valid till October 2016. But this stamp was from previous employer whom I had left almost a year back, my H1B petition approval was revoked and I travelled back to India. Now I have recently got a new H1B appro...
The revocation by USCIS of the previous H-1B petition had the effect of also invaliding the visa stamp issued in the aftermath of that petition and which was based on that petition. Consequently, you now need to apply for a new visa stamp.See question
My Advance Parole was recently approved on behalf of DACA under humanitarian reasons (death in family). I had entered 365 days length of trip on the application but they only approved it for 90 days which won’t be enough considering I have to get ...
USCIS is already doing you a great favor in granting you a DACA-based AP travel document, for whatever reason, death in the family or whatever other reason. Once that AP issued, if you wish to change/extend its validity date, it will be up to the USCIS district office that has jurisdiction over your place of residence. Schedule an INFOPASS appointment and be prepared to justify a "365 day length" trip out of the country due to a death in your family. I for one do not think it will be possible. But you don't get penalized for trying, all they can say is "no" (and give you a lecture as to "why not". Do yourself the favor of at least running your plan/idea by an experienced immigration lawyer in your area who knows your district office well.See question
im palning to come to USA and open a business, can i get a visa for that
There are a few factors to consider:
1. A lot will depend on your country of nationality & whether or not you are a citizen of a country whose citizens do not need a visa to come to the US, but simply "hop on a plane" after having obtained "ESTA'" certification (electronic). If you are, then it's better not to apply for any type of "visa" at the US consulate, for if you do and are ultimately denied, due to "insufficient ties" to your country or inability to convince a US consular employee of your "intent" to depart the US upon the termination of your "temporary" visit to the US, you will lose your "visa waiver" privileges for life & after that will always need to apply for a "visa", which could easily be denied time and time again, unless your life circumstances dramatically change, for the better, that is. Consequently, knowing what you'd risk, it's always better to simply come in to the US on "ESTA", look for a business you'd either like to buy or set up from "scratch", have an immigration lawyer prepare an E-2 "Treaty Investor" visa application for your US consulate, get it approved, then come back to the US on a 4 or 5 year visa "stamp" on your passport, and live in the US "happily ever after", for you'll be able to renew/extend that E-2 visa almost perpetually, for as long the "business" (or any other qualifying "business") continues to exist. (Check if your country is signatory to the "E-2" visa treaty with the US, if you can travel on "ESTA" I can guarantee you it is.)
2. If your country is not among "ESTA" (Visa Waiver) countries, there is still a good chance of it to be an E-2 visa signatory country. Google the US State Department's list of "E-2 Treaty Countries". You'll be looking at that list faster than I can complete my sentence here. In that case, you will have no other alternative but to apply for a "B-1/B-2" "visitor's" visa at your local US consulate. But again, you must be very careful with this one: you one get "one shot": if denied, bye bye the USA dream, unless.. (as explained in 1 above.) To have your B-1/B-2 approved, you'll need to prove two (2) things:
a. to possess "substantial ties" to your citizenship country or country of current domicile, namely, either a prominent & well paying job/position to which the reasonable citizen of your country would be expected to want to return to, and/or be a business owner to which the "reasonable" person in your position would be expected to want to return to, or at the very least show to belong to the "upper crust" in your country, as well as have real estate ownership; money in the bank, portfolio, etc,
b. be able to convince the consular officer during your interview at the US consulate of your "intent" to depart the US upon the conclusion of your "temporary" visit to the USA, be it for business and/or leisure. Not easy task, if a first time visa applicant. if your intent is to come to the USA in order to search for a good "business opportunity", then by all means disclose that to the US consul and apply for a "B-1" business visa, but remember that you will have to prove a. and b. above.
Once in the USA, either on a 90 day Visa Waiver or a 3-6 months B-1 visa, you will be able to legally set up a business entity (corporation or Limited Liability Company), as well as open a bank account, transfer money necessary to either purchase or set up your own business, actively "direct and develop" it while still in the USA, have your lawyer prepare your E-2 (or maybe even E-1, if don't have E-2 treaty) visa application package and file it with your home country US consulate while you are still in the USA, then travel back home a few months later, once you agree on an E-2 visa interview date, then come back on the E-2.
3. If your country does NOT have an E-2 treaty with the US, then other options must be explored during a Skype/ phone consultation.
(Sorry to have missed your question earlier - am currently in Europe on business).See question
If we get a divorce during this waiting period before applying for GC, or once we have received our first GC, how will the divorce in each case affect my spouse's immigration status and ability to become a citizen?
No, your derivative asylee spouse's immigration status and/or eligibility to apply for US citizenship will not be affected either way.See question