Hi. I'm from Pakistan and I had a US visa interview on 4th October 2016 for an H4 visa..My visa was approved and the interview was extremely straightforward where the visa officer didn't check anything other than my passport and my husband's i7...
I agree with my colleague -these are situations that are often looked at very hard by consular posts; they are suspicious of reentry to academic programs/use of CPT after an early program/OPT H-1B non-selection or denial.
There may be little else you can do except wait for a response from the consulate - and this can take a while.See question
Me and my boyfriend have known each other for 3 years and have been together for 1 year and some months. I came to the us with a student visa to study. My boyfriend is a us citizen and also a student. We're planning on getting married, he wants to...
There are several ways to approach this - if your boyfriend has assets of three times the required income amount, this can be used in place of income. If you were legally working in the US (I realize this is unlikely on your F-1) and earning a sufficient amount, your income could be added by using an additional form.
Of course, a Joint Sponsor may be the best option - you can view my legal guide on this here: https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/joint-sponsorship-legal-guideSee question
I am American who is married to a foreign national who has a green card...it has however expired. The documents from her country that were used to first obtain the green card in question are now also expired. Does this pose any great difficulty?
I agree with my colleagues -the first question to ask here is whether the expired green card was based on marriage and is conditional (two-year), or was a full, ten-year card.
Renewing a ten year card using form I-90, even if already expired, isn't overly complicated and it likely wouldn't matter that underlying eligibility documents may have expired.
If this is an expired two-year conditional card, a much more involved filing is required and a lawyer should definitely be consulted. Here, the fact of an earlier expiration can be problematic - at the least, an explanation for late filing is required, and the filing here is far more involved with more to prove.
Consult an attorney before moving forward.See question
My I-140 (EB1C) and I-485 were filed concurrently. My I-140 got approved in first week of September and I got a RFE for I-485 few days back, I think the rfe might be related to medical reports (not yet received the rfe to my address) since my medi...
I do think that your best option is to discuss this with an attorney.
If you were living in the US when this I-485 was filed and left only after receiving the Parole Approval (or were on an H-1B or L-1 at the time), this case may be salvageable. You would use the parole to return to do anything needed to address the RFE.
But, I'm a little confused about the decision to process through I-485 Adjustment rather than a consulate if you weren't planning to live in the US in the near term - and there would be questions about your intention to live in the US permanently upon approval of the case.
I think a more detailed explanation of what happened/what will happen here is required, and I think you should consult an attorney directly - providing a full history, disclosing your intentions and providing a copy of the RFE.See question
My spouse and I decided to go our separate ways since our marriage is not going as we thought it was going to be. I filled for his perm residence and it was approved, he received his green card. When the 2 yr expiration date approaches and we are ...
I agree with my colleague - your spouse needs to consult an immigration lawyer.
there are ways to have the conditions removed/obtain a full, ten-year green card even if no longer with the US citizen spouse/sponsor - it would be in his interest to work with you to get the divorce through quickly and maintain a positive relationship with you, as documentation of the legitimate nature of the marriage and assistance from you (simply in the form of an affidavit -not required, but very helpful) would be a huge plus as he completes the process on his own.
Suggest he speak with an attorney - and stay civil to you!!See question
I got my H1B approval this year and it is valid for only one year. I am looking to move to a new job but I am not sure if I can do that before October 1.
You need to speak with an attorney directly for further guidance on this.
That said (and assuming form your mention of an October 1 start date that this was an initial, cap-subject H-1B), once the H-1B has been approved the number under the cap has been secured, and you should be able to "port" your H-1b to a new employer even before October 1 - as long as the case is in all other ways approvable.See question
I'm a green card holder over five years and will be applying for citizenship . I was outside of US for the last five months. I'm wondering if I have to stay inside after getting my fingerprints done till I get a date for an interview or it is ok f...
You need to discuss this with an attorney - it isn't that you aren't permitted to leave during this period, but the count of days spent abroad to ensure you meet the physical presence requirement must be monitored; they look back at this at the time of filing, again at time of interview, and again at time of oath ceremony.
Run through this with an attorney.See question
Just Received my Green Card but my middle name is not right. They typed my middle name ( EMLDIO is should be EMIDIO ) It's just the letter L is wrong it's should be the letter I . how can I fix it ? Can I travel to my country? To get a few d...
Check your copies of the original forms you submitted to make sure it was correct on the forms. If it was and this is USCIS error, you can submit an I-90 to correct this (if their error, you don't need to pay the fee -if your error, you do).
With the receipt from the I-90, which shows up one to two weeks after filing, you shouldn't have an issue traveling.See question
My sister would like to come over to the US on an O-1 but doesn't have an agent or sponsor yet (she's a celeb stylist). The immigration lawyer she talked to said that their firm could sponsor him. That sounds weird to me. Is that possible?
As my colleagues note, this is technically possible and I've heard attorneys claim success in doing this.
However, I'm skeptical of the arrangement - I think it invites inquiry into the nature of the relationship and validity of the work and as a matter of policy, I and many other attorneys won't do this.
But, if your friend was directly advised by a qualified attorney, then I wouldn't contradict the applicability to her situation.See question
I have a joint sponsor for my husband's immigration case. The issue is that his stated income on his w-2 forms is very different than his annual income stated on his 1040 tax returns. The income on his 1040 is sufficient to support my husband but ...
Generally, the "total income" figure is what get's listed on the I-864.
However, if the W-2 doesn't account for all of that income, you can expect questions form USCIS on where the rest of the income came from. Likely there are other jobs (perhaps done as an independent contractor), investment income, etc. - perhaps there are other W-2 forms, 1099 forms (often given to contractors, or those earning income from investments) or other documentation as to where the rest of the income comes form that could be presented.
You and/or your joint sponsor need to discuss this with an attorney to see how best to document this.See question