I was charged with a felony for possession of uncontrolled substances and was court-ordered to attend a drug diversion program because my I don't have any prior criminal charges. Will my drug charge prevent me from petitioning my mother?
Your prior criminal history will not affect your mother's benefits under DACA provisions provided that your mother was never charged with any enumerated crime that will preclude her from obtaining immigration benefits under DACA. We anticipate that the USCIS will publish DACA application requirement within next 180 days.See question
My friend owns a start up real estate company that I am looking to be a majority owner of, right now I run a small investment advising business. Can I form a holding company that can own both businesses, instead of being on each one? Should I form...
You may consider either a holding company structure that may be formed in State of Delaware or another tax friendly jurisdiction that will own interest in various business entities or decide on the new type of LLC structure called series LLC or so called “master” LLC with one or more series of members, managers, interests, or assets. A LLC ownership structure is the preferred entity in structuring ownership in real estate assets. You should consult with your tax advisor on the benefits of both LLC and S corporation.See question
Dear Lawyers, I am on B1/B2 visa status in US and I have received Provisional Acceptance (Conditional I-20) for a master degree because I have not taken GRE exam yet. There are 3 questions: 1- If I apply for F1 visa from my own countr...
Answer to question number 1-It will depend on the visa refusal rates for your home country, your past visa history, your family ties to your home country, your financial ability. You can check on B-1/B-2 visa refusal rates at http://www.travel.state.gov/pdf/FY12.pdf.
Answer to question number 2-If for any reason, your non-immigrant visa visa expires, you must depart the the US before the expiration date of your non-immigrant visa and/or any grace period provided.
Answer to question 3-Yes, it is generally possible to change your status from B-1 to F-1 inside the US, whether or not you will be granted COS, Change of Status will depend on your prior visa record, type of program enrolled in the US, your prior educational background, your financial ability to pay for the course of study as required by F-1 visa regulations.See question
I have a Work Permit and a social Security number valid until January but my mother never finished the immigration process , i am 20 years old and turn 21 in 2 months , what steps can i take to remain here legally
Since you are riding on your mother's immigrant visa application as a dependent, you will need to complete the process before you reach 21 years of age unless you are eligible for Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). However, the benefits of CSPA may be applicable only if your mother's application was originally filed on basis of I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. It would be helpful if you can provide additional information on what basis did you mother file for adjustment of status.See question
And will he be able to obtain the A-2 visa at all despite being subject to the two-year rule?
Your spouse may apply for EAD, employment authorization document if your J-1 Program coordinator will endorse and approve your spouse's EAD application.
Change of status to from J-1/2 A-1/A-2 are not subject to Section 212(e), two-year rule.See question
I came in the USA as an aupair and Im on my second year.I applied for community college and I got accepted but they are refusing to issue me I-20 saying that I cannot change my status inside USA and that I have to go back and change it.Is there an...
As a rule for J-1 program sponsors require a J-1 visa holders to return to their home country in order to change visa status from J-1 to F-1. You can try to change status from J-1 to B-2 by filing form I-539 form and then perhaps you may able to get the USCIS to approve a change of status from B-2 to J-1, it is possible that the USCIS may approve the change of status. The best way to handle this issue is to return back to your home country and obtain F-1 visa.See question
GC holder wife obtained her conditional GC on August 2010 through USC marriage. In February 2011, we moved to abroad due to my (USC husband) job oppurtunity with an American firm. I got my job when I was abroad. Not a direct offer, while I was ...
I would only recommend using Section 319(b) only if you work for the agency of the US Government, International development agency. You must meet all of the requirements in Section 319 by preponderance of evidence ; to be on the safe side, your wife should wait for 2 years and 9 months before filing N-400 naturalization application, why worry about an immigration officer making a ruling under Section 319(b). Note that your wife must reside for at least 3 months in the state before she is eligible to file N-400 application.See question