I-130 Form Question 14 "If your relative is currently in the US, complete the following..."

Asked over 1 year ago - Santa Ana, CA

Just We need a little extra help..... In the form I-130 Question 14 ""If your relative is currently in the US, complete the following, he or she arrived as a: (visitor, student,......).... What should we put? My wife is a US Citizen

My immigration history..... I came with a J1 Exchange Visitor Visa, then change to F1 Student (my current visa)..... I'm in the US right now.....


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Mr. Capriotti thanks for your quick reply.... My wife is the petitioner, I'm the beneficiary.......I know the column on the right is the ALIEN (myself) information..... Question 14 Information about your relative....

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  1. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . I agree with attorney Capriotti, the forms will become even more complicated. If you entered as a J1, enter J1.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It is your wife that is filing the form, not you. Therefore, question 14 refers to you.

    You really need to retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The column on the right is for the ALIEN's information ... not the US citizen's.

    You should meet with an attorney ... as you go on to more forms, the questions will become more complicated.

    If you are low income go here: www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm or http://www.immigrationlawhelp.org/

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more

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