I have DACA, and im being sponsored by my step dad and the marriage happened before i turned 18. I applied for DACA at age 15 and was accepted and i applied for green card before i turned 18. Currently im 18 years of age and i have never lapsed my...
The best thing to do would be for you to have a consultation with an immigration attorney to go over all the facts of your case, to see if there is any reason for concern.See question
Hi I'm an International student on F1 visa. My country of birth is Saudi Arabia and I have an Indian Passport. What is the right way to go through my situation?
The priority dates on the Visa Bulletin are based on the country of birth, not the country of citizenship. So you will be looking at the priority dates for all other countries, not for India. That is very good news for you.See question
I am currently petitioning for my husband, however I would also like to petition for my mother (if possible).
Both petitions are treated separately, so there is no delay to one if you file the other.See question
AFTER A FEW DAYS HE CHANGED HIS ATTITUDE AGAINST ME AND OUR CHILD HE TOLD ME THAT HE DIDNT COME TO AMERICA TO PLAY THE HUSBAND AND THE FATHER HE NEEDS HIS PAPERS TO GET HIS JOB OF HIS DREAMS EARN MONEY AND SUPPORT HIS FAMILY IN HIS COUNTRY. CAN I...
Yes, you can withdraw your I-130. No, he cannot adjust status on the basis of the I-130 if it has been withdrawn. But you should be very aware of how to contact police, courts and other agencies in the event that he becomes aggressive or abusive.See question
My son was born in Mexico but I am a citizen born in Douglas AZ what is the process to get him his citizenship
If you were not able to pass US citizenship to your son automatically, then you would need to file an immigrant petition for him to seek an immigrant visa that results in a green card. Your son would have to apply for naturalization to become a US citizen later, once he qualifies after being a permanent resident for at least five years. How long it will take for him to get a green card depends on how old he is. If he is under 21, it could be within less than 1 year. If he is over 21 when you file the petition for him, it will take many years.See question
I am currently an US citizen. My mom lived here for over 10 years and went back to Colombia in 2008, I've been reading that I would have to file a form I-130 and send the paperwork (which I did last year for 1 of my 4 siblings), but my question is...
Once your mother has spent 10 years outside the U.S., she will not need the I-601 for the period of her unlawful presence in the U.S. Since it will take several months for the I-130 to be processed, you could file that petition several months before her 10 years are reached. The 10-year bar does not apply to the I-130 decision - only to the decision to approve her subsequent visa application.See question
I recently graduated with a Ph.D in Chemistry, 3 publications, in cancer, and healthcare related research. Currently a postdoc with 1 yr experience.
If your priority date is current you are permitted to submit all those applications concurrently. In many cases it is wiser to wait for the I-140 to be approved before filing the I-485 and I-765, so that you don't forfeit the filing fee if the I-140 is not approved. Whether EB-1 or EB-2 NIW is a better fit is an evaluation you should seek by consulting with a lawyer in more detail.See question
I am torn between submitting all my forms concurrently (140, 485) and doing premium processing for I-140 first. If I file concurrently and not get approved, do I lose the fee for both? How long does premium processing for I-140 take? Did I read th...
NIW I-140s are not eligible for premium processing. In most cases, it is advisable to file the I-140 first and wait for a decision before spending the filing fee on the I-485. That is because you will not get a refund on the I-485 filing fee if the I-140 is not approved.See question
I am filling out my green card/visa application and one of the questions was if I had ever overstayed while in the US. I didn't think so but someone told me I did. Here is the situation. I was a student in the US with an F1 visa that expired Oct 2...
You had a 60-day grace period after the end of your OPT. The expiration date of the F-1 visa isn't relevant to how long you can stay in the U.S. It sounds like you did overstay in the manner of exceeding your F-1 status. But if like most F-1 students you did not have a specific departure date on your I-94, it also sounds like you do not have any unlawful presence, which is not the same thing as falling out of status.See question
I am a green card holder and getting married to an H1B holder. How can I change her to any other visa status?
As a green card holder you cannot help her change status yet. You can file an immigrant petition for her now as your spouse, and once her priority date is current she can apply for the green card if she has always been in lawful status until then. Or if you become a US citizen before then, she can apply for her green card right away because the priority date will no longer matter.See question