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Olga Vasilyevna Guzhva

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  • Hello sir, mam we are a gay married couple and my husband got granted his asylum today we were married before his asylum. i730

    Olga’s Answer

    If your spouse have been granted asylee status in the United States, and he was the principal applicant for your family, he may file Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition provided that his refugee admission or asylum grant occurred within the past two years. The marital relationship between you and your relative must have existed at the time your spouse' asylum was approved and must continue to exist. In some cases, USCIS may grant a waiver of the 2-year filing deadline for humanitarian reasons.

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  • I am asylum applicant. I just wanted to ask if i can apply for FAFSA?

    Olga’s Answer

    You should verify your eligibility fat fafsa.ed.gov

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  • Do I need an i864a if I already submitted i864?

    Olga’s Answer

    Form I-864A may only be used when a sponsor’s income and assets do not meet the income requirements of Form I-864 and the qualifying household member chooses to combine his or her resources with the income and/or assets of a sponsor to meet the requirements. If your income is below poverty line established for I-864, your immigrant spouse should complete I-864a.

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  • I applied assylum. I have california licence and my valid passport with valid visa? can i travel to hawaii ?

    Olga’s Answer

    Yes, you can travel within the United States while your I-589 is pending. Do not miss your biometrics appointment though.

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  • Can I travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico from NYC and return (domestic flights) while my asylum is pending, with my Real ID only?

    Olga’s Answer

    Asylum applicant can travel within the United States during pendency of the asylum application. On the other hand, any foreign travel during I-589 processing may be considered as an application abandonment.

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  • F1 visa after J1?

    Olga’s Answer

    You may apply for another visa at any time. F-1 visa approval depends on your acceptance by the US school, meeting other eligibility requirements supported by your documents.

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  • I360,I486 and I765

    Olga’s Answer

    Your attorney's answer is correct. I'd say, I-765 decisions are often issued within 3 months of the notice of action.

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  • Derivative asylee ? Can i apply as a derivative asylee if im married to an asylee ?

    Olga’s Answer

    If your spouse was granted status in the United States as a principal asylee within the previous two years, he may file a Form I-730 to request follow-to-join benefits for you (his spouse) and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age only. In some cases, USCIS may grant a waiver of the 2-year filing deadline for humanitarian reasons. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for detailed explanation of the filing process and requirements.

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  • Are there any competent&affordable immigration lawyers that can help me tomorrow apply for my wife's citizenship &fee waiver?

    Olga’s Answer

    Contact an experienced immigration attorney to evaluate your eligibility for a naturalization and a fee waiver. Generally, you may request a fee waiver if your documented annual household income is at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) or if you can demonstrate financial hardship including, but not limited to, medical expenses of family members, unemployment, eviction, victimization, and homelessness.

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  • Can expired (and potentially denied) H1B be renewed?

    Olga’s Answer

    An H-1B transfer for the remaining time is possible but an attorney should review your prior immigration history and filings. It is best for you and your new potential employer-sponsor to consult with an experienced immigration attorney (via Skype conference, for example).

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