We read USCIS' fees increase is effective on December 23, 2016. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include these new fees or USCIS will reject your submission. Is it correct this time the postmar...
If your application or petition is postmarked on Dec. 23, 2016, your submission must include the new filing fee, or it will be rejected.See question
I am a physician with a new york license. I moved to Canada and became a canadian. I am currently unable to work in canada but have lots of opportunities to work in New york as a locum. Can I apply for a TN1 visa if I have a contract to work at...
No, even with an offer of employment and a contract, TN-1 status is not available to physicians for employment in clinical positions. As my colleague has noted, NAFTA only offers a classification for physicians in full-time research or teaching positions. If the job in question is for employment at a medical-school-affiliated teaching hospital, it may be an H-1B cap-exempt employer and thus able to sponsor foreign physicians for H1B visa status. You would need passage of all 3 parts of the USMLE and a license to practice in the state of intended employment to qualify for H-1B sponsorship.See question
Is electronic signature acceptable if one is unable to obtain the US letter size paper outside of the U.S to? Will this form of signature acceptable to the USCIS? Thank you.
In general, no, USCIS demands original ink applicant/petitioner signatures on all forms, and will not accept scanned, photocopied or electronic signatures. If you don't have letter-sized paper, you can print the forms on A4 sized paper.See question
I have tps designatedo for nepal, for renewal of tps do I need to again give fingerprints
Yes, every time a renewal application is filed, you must appear for Biometric processing again.See question
still had my biometrics done despite RFE as I thought I had 87 days to comply. Will this affect anything or I should have called USCIS 1st? But it was a 1 day difference and saw mail on oct26 already which was also my biometrics appointment.
They are independent of each other. Hopefully you attended the Biometrics appointment on time, and are now preparing your response to the RFE, preferably with help from a qualified immigration attorney.See question
I just received a letter from USCIS saying: "Our records indicate that you entered the United States as a conditional permanent resident (CPR) on (1/15/2015)..." However, I entered the country on 05/25/15, that's what it says on the green card as...
You should meet with an attorney to ensure that any errors in USCIS records get corrected during the I-751 process, but you should file in the 90 days before the expiration date on the face of your Conditional Resident card.See question
I am currently maintaining an H-1B visa status. I have plans to visit my home country i.e. India in December this year. My current visa also requires me to go through interview process once again if I visit my home country. I would like my appoi...
You must accept the appointment the US Embassy or consulate gives you - It is based on what they have available, and they are not likely to reschedule at your convenience. Check out the current wait times and NonImmigrant Visa appointment availability for consular posts in India at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-waittimeinfo.aspSee question
If I have EDS (Education Specialist degree) from US and meet 3 requirements but did not have a Ph.D am I eligible for EB-1 classification for permanent residency ?
That is not how EB-1 works, assuming you are talking about EB-1(A) immigrant classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability: It is not about meeting some magic minimum and then getting an automatic benefit, it is a complex, demanding, and highly subjective inquiry into whether you have reached "the very top of the field of endeavor", which is interpreted by USCIS as meaning in the top 1 to 2%. You must meet a minimum of at least three different regulatory criteria, and then must still be able to show why you are famous for what you do. https://www.kwvisalaw.com/green-cards/employment-based-green-cards/eb-1-visas/See question
I am living in US with my wife. My wife is here with her O1 visa and I am the dependent with O3 visa(valid until 2018). Soon she will travel to multiple countries for a tour. Can I stay in the US while she is away? Or do I have to accompany her al...
As long as you have a valid I-94 in O-3 status, and as long as her O-1 employment is continuing with the agent or employer that sponsored her, (i.e., this tour is part of her approved O-1 itinerary, then you and any O-3 children may stay in the US while she is on tour.See question
I am the spouse of an E2 visa holder. We are getting divorced. We already filled for the divorce in our home country. I have been advised to apply for a B1 visa. However I will only have to stay for another month in the US before I move back to my...
Generally, travel to Canada and back (or any other "contiguous territory") for less than 30 days is not deemed a substantial departure. That means the US inspecting officer at Customs & Border Protection won't give you a new I-94 unless you apply for a new visa while you are there. You are no longer legally entitled to enter the US on an E-2 visa as the spouse of an E2 principal once your divorce is final, so I strongly recommend that you meet with an attorney soon.See question