Widow Petitions Part 4 by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Austin, Texas Immigration Specialist-Pending 485

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Pending Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Additionally, if USCIS has jurisdiction to act on a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, that is the subject of litigation on this issue in any Federal court, USCIS will notify applicants in writing that their Form I-485 has been reopened. If the widow(er) entered the United States as a K-1 nonimmigrant and filed an I-485 after marrying the deceased U.S. citizen, he or she will be deemed the beneficiary of a Form I-360 Widow(er) petition. If a widow(er) with an approved Form I-130 and a pending Form I-485 left the United States voluntarily after his or her petitioning U.S. citizen spouse died, and thus “abandoned" his or her adjustment application, the approved Form I-130 is converted to an approved Form I-360, so that the widow(er) may apply for an immigrant visa abroad.

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Thomas Esparza, Jr. Attorney A Professional Corporation Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law Thomas Esparza, Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality law with thirty five years experience in the field. He is the past chairman of the Texas chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the current chairman of the Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs. Jacqueline L. Waston is a Board Certified Specialist In Immigration and Nationality law with 12 years experience. She is a frequent lecturer for the University of Texas, the State Bar of Texas and is an active member of the community. Ms. Watson and Mr. Esparza and their team of five paralegals work together to solve your immigration or citizenship question. From the most simple case to complex immigration matters or Federal Court litigation, they can help. La Madrid Building. 1811 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 512-441-0062 visit me at: www.tomesparza.com write to us at: tom@tomesparza.com Jackie@tomesparza.com Starlight Press www.starlightpress.com Bilingual Educational Publishing WARNING: This site is comprised of general information that should not be misconstrued as formal legal advice. The author neither recommends, nor takes responsibility for, misuse of the provided information. Rather, it is strongly encouraged that you seek appropriate legal counsel before proceeding forward with your immigration matters. formal legal advice. The author neither recommends, nor takes responsibility for, misuse of the provided information. Rather, it is strongly encouraged that you seek appropriate legal counsel before proceeding forward with your immigration matters

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