I am US citizen. I want to bring my parents to stay permanent in USA, to file a immigrant petition for them to adjust their status as permanent residents. In the past I apply for unemployment for a short time. In the last past 5 years my income it...
No, your petition should not be denied solely because you applied for unemployment over 5 years ago because it is not a federal/state means tested public benefit. However, please make sure that your current income is sufficient to sponsor your parents depending on the number of people in your household.See question
i came to US on B-2 visa,my visa have expired since February 2013.i want to file to adjust my immigration statues through my american wife.WILL MY EXPIRED VISA STATUES AFFECT MY APPLICATION AND WILL I BE MADE TO PAY A PENALTY FOR OVER-STAYING? thanks
The fact that you are out of status now does not prevent you from filling for adjustment of status based on marriage to a US citizen. However, since you arrived on a B-2 visa and overstayed, you and your spouse may be under additional scrutiny during the interview as to whether your marriage is bona fide (genuine). Please use the services of a local immigration attorney experienced in family based petitions to complete the application and prepare you for the marriage based interview.See question
Hi, I am trying to understand that apart from getting my social, do I need to apply for EAD for selling my photographs ? I am mostly going to accept payment through Paypal account which is attached to my bank account. Thanks Shar...
Yes, you can work in the US. However, you must apply for and receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) before you start making money by selling photographs online. The SSN itself is not enough.See question
I want to travel to my country due to sm family matters while my case is in process can I travel back to my country?
Yes, you can travel outside the US while the I-751 is pending. Did you receive form I-797 Notice of Action? It extends your conditional resident status for one year (authorizes work and travel) while the application is pending.See question
the issue now is after the marriage does my name change automatically, so that i fill out the forms, I-485, I-765 and the G-325 forms with my married name or still use my maiden name? Also my 90 days has officially ended but we are marrie...
You can use either your maiden name or your married name. If you use your maiden name, be prepared that all the paperwork, including the green card, will be issued in your maiden name. If you want to use your married name, you can do so as well but make sure to put your maiden name under other names/aliases category. If you have time, go to the Social Security Administration and change your SSN number as well as her Driver's License into your married name. This is not a pre-requisite but it will ensure that the USCIS is not going to delay processing because the records do not match.
Also, since you got married within the 90 days, your status is fine- just file for adjustment without delay.See question
I am here in US under Visa Waiver Program (VWP). I want to get E-2 (bussiness visa) while i am here in US or do i have to go back to home country to apply?
If you were admitted to the US under a Visa Waiver Program, you are not eligible to change status to E-2 or any other non-immigrant visa category inside the US.See question
I'm 23 and he is 18 now, but when he passes 21 can he apply for green card for me?
Yes, a US citizen can petition for his/her sibling at the age of 21. Please note that the backlogs in this category are extremely severe and it may take around a decade to get a green card. Also, the new immigration reform, if passes, may eliminate this category completely.See question
I have a 10M B1/2 visa and visited the US in 2011. I'm planning to revisit in Jan 2014 on business purpose. Do I need an invitation letter again?
A letter of invitation is not required but it is strongly recommended. It often helps to explain the purpose of your trip and show that you are entering in a B-1 category. If you do not have a letter of invitation, just be prepared to answer questions regarding the purpose of your visit, length of stay etc. on the spot.See question
I have been marriage for 5 years now and 3 year of approved green card. I sent my I-751 last year and have not heard from them yet. It has been one year and five months now. since I sent the i-751. Can I apply for citizenship even thought they di...
Yes, my esteemed colleagues are absolutely correct.See question
I am scheduled for my oath taking ceremony and just received an ordinance violation citation for having my two dogs off-leash in a city park (there were no signs posted and other dogs were off-leash as well). Since I was fined with paying $25/each...
This should not negatively effect your eligibility for U.S. citizenship.See question