In general, lawful permanent residents who currently possess a green card cannot be denied U.S. citizenship for lawfully receiving any public benefits for which they are eligible.
Yes - you can still apply for USA citizenship. There's no penalty for being unemployed.
Kind regards, Danielle Nelisse
American Immigration Attorney
Foreign nationals who are already in the U.S. working in H-1B visa status for an American employer may start up their own company. They can spend time after work forming the LLC or the Corporation (usually not an S Corporation), obtaining a business license, leasing office space, and hiring Americans to work for their company. They can also purchase an existing company.
After their company is running, the H-1B visa holder may also accept profits from his own company. In other words, a...
No, you don't need to attach your divorce papers with your N400 when you submit it.
However, the USCIS officers have the authority to review your divorce judgment when making a decision about your citizenship at your citizenship interview so it is important to bring the divorce judgment with you to the interivew. If you don't have it now, and assuming you were divorced in the United States, it is easy to get another copy of the divorce judgment from the court in time for your interview....
You are in America now and you are an adult because you are over 18 years of age. You do not need legal permission from your family to stay in America. However, you do need permission from the United States to stay in America. Perhaps you also need financial support from your family to continue with your academic studies. The best step for you to take is to find an immigration attorney that you trust and ask them how you can stay in the U.S. legally without financial support from your...
Congratulations on your marriage! Costa Rica is a perfect place for a honeymoon. No, you are not required to adjust status immediately after getting married to a U.S. citizen. It is your choice when to start the adjustment of status from F-1 student to lawful permanent resident.
Kind regards, Danielle Nelisse
Immigration Attorney in San Diego, CA
Her current USCIS status is "H-1B overstay."
Her category in Part 2 is "a" (immigrant petition giving me an immediately avalable immigrant visa number is approved) because she is your immediate relative (spouse) and you are filing an I-130 Petition with her I-485. Good Luck!
You do not want to be inside the USA without any status for more than 6 months.
You still may be able to adjust your status from F1 to F2 (spouse of a student). If your spouse later gets H1B status to work for an American employer, you would follow a similar process to adjust your status to H4 (spouse of an H-1B visa holder). Or, your could research getting another F1 visa for yourself to attend a local community college.
It is best to contact an immigration attorney and retain their...
Call the Kentucky Consular Center and ask them how to have an immigrant visa scheduled at the U.S. Consulate in Turkey. The phone number is 606-526-7500.
If that doesn't work, contact your local Congress representative and ask for their help.
Sincerely, Danielle Nelisse, Editor of "Win the Green Card Lottery! The COMPLETE Do-It-Yourself Guide, 2010 Edition," available now on Amazon.com