Hello my parents overstay in USA and they left the country voluntarily, I am closed to be a USC, they are ill back in Colombia, what is the process for me to bring them back??
The process will depend on how long they overstayed, when they left, and other factors. Any time you are dealing with an immigrant visa application after previous immigration violations, the case is more difficult to win. I would highly recommend that you work with an experienced immigration attorney. Avvo is not a substitute for actually hiring a lawyer.See question
Would like to know all the possibilities. One example would be If someone gets married to a US citizen.
Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. Consider rephrasing it if you would like to receive information that is actually pertinent to your situation.See question
Change visa status
It will not be sufficient to file a form I-539. You will need to have an eligible petitioner file a petition on your behalf, along with supporting documentation that would establish that you have, among other things, extraordinary ability in your field of endeavor. This is not something that should be handled without the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney, one who has a track record of handling extraordinary ability cases. A properly prepared O-1 case involves hundreds of pages of documents and a comprehensive legal memorandum, which describes how the evidence submitted meets the high standard of the O-1 visa. If you are serious about winning, hire a lawyer.See question
Currently I have a master court date about my removal proceedings. I do have an active Asylum case awaiting for and interview date, which is not set yet. Meantime I got married to a citizen and she applied for I-130 for me. Is it okay to have 2 ca...
You would need to have your I-130 approved first. When you marry a US citizen while you are in proceedings, it is much more difficult to prove that your marriage is in good faith - that is, not solely for a green card. If your I-130 is approved, you can proceed with either adjusting status in Court (sometimes the quickest option in Orlando) or asking for your proceedings to be terminated so you can apply for adjustment of status with USCIS. In either scenario, it's important to have a good local lawyer on your side.See question
She is 24 years old and i would like to know can i sponsor her or how long will her dad has to be a permanent resident to file for her
In order for you to be considered a step-parent under immigration law, and be able to file a family petition for her, the marriage between you and her father must have taken place before she turned 18. If it took place later than that, you will have to wait until your spouse is a permanent resident, and he can then file for her, provided she is not married. If she is married, the father will have to become a citizen before he can file for her. After the petition is filed, whether by you or your spouse, your step-daughter will have to wait several years before she will be able to get her green card. There are strategies that can be implemented to minimize some of the separation time, so be sure to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to review your options.See question
I came to US on L1A to new office. It is done and I hired two employees for new office. I'm the owner and CEO of this US LLC. My L1A extension has just been denied. I have not received the denial notice yet but I just need to know what are the pos...
Without seeing the actual wording of the denial notice, I can only speculate as to the reasons or your denial, so please understand that this comment is still subject to the review of the individual details of your case. That said, an initial L-1A visa is fairly easy to get, as long as you have established to the satisfaction of the US government that you were a manager/executive in a foreign company for at least a year of the last three and you have a decent business plan for the development of your US affiliate. However, an extension is subject to much more scrutiny. They want to see what you have done, and, importantly, that you perform managerial or executive functions and that the business can support a managerial/executive position. The biggest mistake I see with L1-A extensions filed without an attorney, or by an inexperienced attorney, is that the management structure of the new business is set up incorrectly and the manager executive performs nonmanagerial duties. There can be other issues, including issues with the financials or issues with the relationship between the US entity and foreign entity, but the denial based on the fact that you have not established managerial duties is by far the most common. Depending on how much time you have left on your initial L-1A, you may technically be able to file for an EB1, however, I would NOT recommend it. The green card is much tougher to get than even the extension, so if you are denied an extension, your chances of getting the green card, without first making some significant changes to your business, are close to zero. If you are serious about getting this approved, find an experienced attorney in your area with a proven track record of winning these types of cases. Be prepared to spend money to make the required changes to your business, including possibly hiring new employees. Good luck!See question
I am a naturalized US citizen but i will get married in Bolivia where my future spouse resides. The process seems easier is I just do it as a Bolivian citizen so I wonder if this will pose any issues when I file a I-130 Immigrant Petition for my s...
As long as your marriage is valid under the laws of the country where it was concluded, you are eligible to use that marriage as the basis for a family-based petition.See question
I live in Australia and would like to migrate to the US. How do I get a visa?
You have not provided any information regarding yourself, other than your nationality. This is, unfortunately, not sufficient to conduct an analysis of your immigration options. US immigration laws provide for a limited number of pathways to permanent residence, and each of them has its own very specific criteria. When a potential client asks me this question during a consultation, it takes a minimum of one hour for me to obtain the relevant facts and history from them and to discuss the options, if any. Please be aware that there are people who may not be eligible for immigration at all, either because, as a preliminary matter, they do not fall within the categories of immigrant visas to the US, or because their personal history involves a disqualifying factor, such a conviction for certain types of crimes. If you are serious about exploring your immigration options, your best bet is to sign up for a private consultation with an experienced US immigration attorney. Many of us offer Skype consultations for individuals who are located outside the US. Good luck!See question
I am asylum pending. If I go out of country with my advance parole and come back, my status will be Advance Parole. Then can I file EB2-NIW and I-485 with Advance Parole Status?
You may be able to, but more facts are needed to make a specific determination of eligibility. I would encourage you to consult privately with an experienced attorney.See question
BUT STILL MARRIED IN MEXICO AND WANTS TO GET A DIVORCE TO PROCEED WITH THE IMMIGRATION PAPERS SO WE CAN GET MARRIED WHAT CAN WE DO
Before your marriage to your boyfriend can be considered legally valid, you both will need to terminate any other marriages, regardless of where in the world they happened. If you marry while he is still married to his spouse in Mexico, not only is your marriage invalid, but you will be committing bigamy, which is a crime in many states. In order for this process to go smoothly, you need to have him divorce, then marry you, then file for immigration benefits.See question