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Christina Marie Turovskiy

Christina Turovskiy’s Answers

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  • My wife/child filing I-944 as derivative applicant. Q1, part4 Do you have approved I-140? I-140 is on my name. What to select

    Christina’s Answer

    The answer to that question for your derivatives would be NO since the I-140 demonstrates YOUR education, skills, language abilities etc. Not theirs.

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  • Can I travel with a valid stamped L2 visa if my spouse is in the USA with valid L1?

    Christina’s Answer

    You should check other travel restrictions to ensure you may enter the US due to the pandemic. For example, if you were in Europe or China within 14 days before seeking entry to the US, you would still fit within the NIV travel ban.

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  • For EB1 - multinational manager petition can be filed in premium

    Christina’s Answer

    That is incorrect. EB-1C is one of the few employment-based green cards that does not allow for premium processing. This is clearly stated on the USCIS website.

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  • Can you file H1-B visa extension in-person at the local USCIS office?

    Christina’s Answer

    No, you cannot file in-person at the local office. Furthermore even if you could, walk-ins are not currently allowed due to the pandemic.

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  • I did not include my photographs with my i-765 application. What should I do?

    Christina’s Answer

    If you already received the receipt notice, you could conceivably send the photos as an interfiling with a cover letter and copy or the RN and hope to beat the RFE. However, just know it is very possible they won’t connect the photos you send to the file. They could also reject, deny, or RFE for missing photos and then you can then provide photos depending on what action they take.

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  • I'm on h1-b visa and got laid off and my 60 day period will go out of status on July 15th. There are no travel back to India.

    Christina’s Answer

    Yes you can apply for the change of status to visitor status within the 60-day period. To ensure you file this properly, you should hire an attorney.

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  • Can I switch from my O-1 visa to my B2 visa without leaving the US?

    Christina’s Answer

    If you were just terminated and you want to file to change to B-2 status, you should hire an attorney to assist. This is through the I-539 filing process. You should also ensure this is properly filed within 60 days of termination - the sooner, the better.

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  • Do I need to provide I-944 on behalf of my son in addition to my own I-944 when applying for a marriage-based green card?

    Christina’s Answer

    Unfortunately, nothing is obvious with these filings. Not only do you need the second I-944, but you should also seriously consider hiring an attorney to handle this process for you to avoid any very expensive mistakes. Good luck!

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  • Why do I have to complete a I-944?

    Christina’s Answer

    Because if you don’t, your filing will be either denied or rejected.

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  • Can I extend L1-B with Approved I140

    Christina’s Answer

    No, you cannot. Your employer ideally should have tried to move you to an H so you could extend further.

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