I was denied citizenship because I was out of the country for more than 913 days. I was at university for 4 years but came home every 4 months after each semester. I was never out of the country for more than 4 months each time.
You should wait until you have no absence of 6 months or more from the US during the previous five years, and your total days out of the country during the previous five years is less than 912. To be on the safe side, wait a little longer so that you clearly have more than 50% of physical presence in the US.See question
I am a legal immigrant from India, working in the US for last 8 years. My I-140 is approved through my employer under EB2 category with PD of 11-17-2011. My current H1B is valid until 1-31-2019. I am in relationship with a US citizen and we are pl...
I would recommend that you and your fiance consult with an immigration lawyer to review all the facts of your situation and advise you accordingly. Your PERM application was valid only as it pertains to your I-140. The approved I-140 will not follow you to another employer or to your self-employment. The benefit you can get from the I-140 is that if a new I-140 is filed by a different employer, you can use the priority date of the first I-140. If your green card is based on marriage, it will initially be valid for two years. Assuming that your marriage remains intact throughout that period, you and your husband will file a joint petition for a replacement green card that will be unrestricted. Once you have that, there is no effect on your GC status if you subsequently divorce. If you get divorced within those initial two years, then you would have to file the petition on your own and request a waiver of the joint filing requirement. One possible basis for a waiver is that the marriage was entered into for legitimate purposes but just didn't work out. The burden is on the applicant to document that the marriage was not fraudulent. Ultimately, if you can demonstrate that the marriage was not fraudulent, you should not worry that you will need to return to India.See question
Hi, so my father is a green card holder, I am his son unmarried under age of 21. We hired a lawyer and filed I-485 last year. I thought we filed I-130 concurrently, but I just checked it I did not because I didn't receive any I-130 receipt number ...
First of all, ask your lawyer about it. Second, if you were eligible as the following-to-join child of a permanent resident, then you wouldn't need an I-130. If an I-130 was required, you would not have been able to file an I-485 at the same time anyway.See question
I had been a legal immigrant international student(F-1) since 2008 till 2016 November. I stopped (2016 November) going to college because I got married to a U.S. citizen in August 8, 2016. I filed all my immigration paperwork and USCIS received it...
Hopefully you listed the DUI on your I-485. While your I-485 is pending, you will not be deported. If your I-485 is denied, then you may be put into removal proceedings.See question
I submitted my package with a Money order of 900 and 775 and my package was rejected saying amount is incorrect , . Should l just specify 1140 for I-485 and 535 for I-131, or what could l have done wrong
In addition to the $1,140 for the I-485, you need to include $85 for biometrics. It is not clear to me why you need to pay $575 for an I-131 filed together with an I-485.See question
Hello, I am in 5th year of H1B which is valid till Apr 2017. I have little over a year left before completing 6 years in H1B. Using my approved I140 if we extend my H1B now, will I get extension only a 1 year (since I have not completed 6 y...
Your employer can request 3 years, assuming that your priority date is not yet current to enable you to file an I-485.See question
Is your opinions of above on Facebook taken into account when applying for U.S. citizenship as part of your background check.... already have Permanent Residency no police records.
Not yet, as far as we know. Though if your opinions suggest that you do not agree with the U.S. Constitution, it could be problematic for you.See question
I posses a current permanent residency card and I want to visit family in my home country. Will I be able to travel without issues or restrictions?
You will also need a passport or other acceptable travel document. There may be other factors that would need to be understood to see if you could have issues or restrictions.See question
I'm currently on F-1 visa and have 2 years of OPT Extension left. I work full time for a fortune company. I'm being sponsored for H-1B this year. My employer asked me if I want my H-1B to be filed in the consular process or the normal process but ...
If your employer requests a change of status and the case is approved, then your status will change from F-1 to H-1B on October 1. If your employer requests consular notification, your status will not change. You will remain in F-1 status until you leave the U.S., obtain an H-1B visa stamp in your passport, and return to the U.S. to be admitted in H-1B status. You also won't be counted toward the H-1B cap until that happens.See question
My i-94 is running out but I am filing for political asylum before that. So while I'm waiting for the interview, what will my legal status be ?
You will be an applicant for asylum.See question