F-2 aliens are not allowed to work, but they can do voluntary jobs. Can they receive housing in return? or food?
No. Your voluntary activities will likely constitute unauthorized employment in violation of your status. This is especially true given you are being provided benefits from your employment including housing and food.See question
My I-601a was approved september 4 2016 it is now december 7 and the NVC sent me a letter saying they have everything ready for my interview but they still have not heard from USCIS about my approval. What can I do?
Have you sent a copy of the approval notice to the NVC? Have you contacted USCIS about notifying the NVC? Work with the attorney who filed the Form I-601A. If you did not have an attorney, itcmsycbe time to hire one.See question
Last year in 2016 when I was recruited by my employer in OPT, I told them that I will only join if they file my H1B which they agreed to try but they also said they may or may not do as this was too short time to file H1B as I joined in Dec 2015. ...
Your employer is not obligated to file an H-1B on your behalf. You can, of course, sue if you wish but I do not believe such as lawsuit would go very far. It would like be dismissed in the very early stages.See question
I am a Canadian citizen and was brought to this country when I was about 7 years old (1997) and have gone to elementary, middle, and high school here. However always having an illegal status. Back in 2008 I decided to go visit Canada and had no pr...
You should never lie to U.S. immigration attorneys. Lying to U.S. immigration officials can lead to a permanent bar to admission. That being said, there are significant issues with your case. Your prior unlawful presence and ability to re-enter need to be discussed in more detail. I would encourage you to consult another attorney. You should look for someone who would not encourage you to lie.See question
We had our case interview last month and everything went just fine, Our medical was expired by the time we were called for an interview(our attorney thought medical submitted a year ago when case was filled was sufficient). Officer said as soon as...
It could take up to 120 days depending upon how busy the field office is as well as the individual officer's organization. You can submit a case inquiry online now if you wish orcmaje an infopass appointment at the local field office.
Your EAD can be renewed without a filing fee. I would suggest you file an application to renew it.See question
I've been dating my girlfriend for one year and have traveled to Argentina to visit her this past August. I plan on visiting her again but we would both really like for her to be able to meet my family in the United States as our dating progresses...
At this stage, it is unlikely your girlfriend will be issued a visitor visa. While she is not subject to a bar to admission for the prior overstay (as she left before reaching 18), it still negatively impacts her. It is a negative factor in determining whether she is likely to comply with the terms of her admission in the future. This is especially true given the U.S. Embassy found she had a lack of ties to Argentina. Reapplying will not help unless she has additional evidence of ties to Argentina.
The only viable option I see for you at this time is a fiancé visa. This requires you to establish an intent to marry within 90 days of her entry. She does not have to establish she will return to Argentina. You would have 90 days together during which time she can meet your family. You would, however, need to marry within the 90 days or she would need to depart.See question
I was adjudicated for one count of domestic violence, with two other charges dropped, at the age of 15. I currently live a very positive life, have had no other run ins with the law and am in college and wish to study abroad in Spain for about 120...
You would need to speak to an experienced immigration attorney licensed to practice law in Spain.See question
I was sexually harassed/asulted by a family member when I was 12 years old, I'm now 21. he touched me, and tried to convince me to have sex, this continued for several months until his wife found out. In the beginning she was supported towards me ...
You may be eligible for a U visa. You would first need to report the crime and cooperate with law enforcement with the investigation and/or prosecution. You must file an application with USCIS. Among other documentation and information, you will be required to provide a certification from law enforcement that you cooperated with the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime. As you are 21 years old, only your spouse and children could qualify for derivative benefits based upon their relationship to you.See question
Hi, I have changed my visa from B1 to F1 in the United states and currently my education here. During my semester break I wanted to visit my family in India. What are the chances of getting visa
You need to determine which Consulate has jurisdiction over your place of place residence in India. You then complete and file the DS, 160 electronically and follow the instructions to schedule an interview appointment. On the day of your interview, make sure you have supporting documentation regarding both your schooling and ties to India. You should also be prepared to answer questions about your change of status. You should speak to your school's DSO before traveling.See question
My F1 visa has been revoked as I was charged with misdemeanor class A ( sold beer to minor). Can I apply for visa reinstatement. Would like to know what are the possible chances for me to get F1 visa back and job ( H1b visa) in states.
Are you currently in the U.S.? Did you receive correspondence from the U.S. Embassy, USCIS, or ICE? There is a substantial difference between having your visa revoked and your nonimmigrant status terminated. I encourage you to speak to your DSO or schedule a private consultation with an attorney.
Have you simply been charged with a crime or have you been convicted? It is unlikely a conviction for this misdemeanor will prevent you from obtaining an H-1B visa or status.See question