we came to USA as visitor , after come we changed our status and became a student. But Our tourist visa sticker was expired. And i complete under graduate degree. Right now i am studying in MBA program. I want to travel Bahama for three days. my...
Generally speaking, a student maintaining valid F-1 status can use visa re-validation to travel to an adjacent island (which includes the Bahamas). Thus, assuming you have proper documents to enter the Bahamas (e.g. a valid visitors visa if necessary) and are in possession of valid documentation pertaining to your F-1 status then you should e able to re-validate your expired B-2 visa and re-enter the United States in F-1 status so long as your trip is less than 30 days. Keep in mind, however, that CBP maintains Pre-Flight Inspection (PFI) stations at most Bahamian in ternational airports so you will be inspected prior to your return to the U.S. Whether your admission will be "hassle" free is a subjective term. Schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your documents and answer your specific questions.See question
Dear Attorneys, I sincerely appreciate what you are doing for the public. Your advises and time are endlessly appreciated. The story goes like this. Back 10 plus years ago when I was on a visa through my parents, I was involved in a battery...
The facts as you present them are somewhat contradictory. You indicate you were tried as a juvenile, but sentenced as an adult. A juvenile conviction is really a finding of delinquency, not an adult conviction. This could simply be a factor of the way you are explaining things, but your criminal records need to be reviewed. Additionally, you do not indicate when you become a lawful permanent resident and if your criminal history was disclosed as part of your application as this can be relevant if it should have and was not.
Notwithstanding, assuming that a conviction exists for immigration purposes, a conviction for simple battery is generally not considered to be a crime involving moral turpitude. Since this incident happened outside the 5 year good moral character period, while having to be disclosed, in and of itself, it would not appear to disqualify you from naturalization, assuming you were otherwise eligible. Please note that the fact that your records may have been sealed does not mean that you can deny the arrest/conviction occurred and do not have to present documentation to USCIS as part of a naturalization application.
This forum is not the place to get individualized advice. You will be best served by scheduling a consultation iwth an experienced immigration attorney who can review your immigration and criminal histories and advise you as to your eligibility and the best way to proceed.See question
hi i have A-2 visa and i wanna apply for green card and i came here on F-1 visa before 10 yr then i got job in consulate and i got A-2 visa and i am working here for past 6 yr.
There are special provisions under the law for diplomatic visa holders which can make it easier for them to obtain permanent residence in the United States. One deals with those who fail to maintain lawful status in the United States (commonly referred to as Section 13) and the other makes it easier under the traditional/normal immigration system.
Dealing iwth diplomatic issues is a very specialized area of immigration law. I suggest you schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney who is experienced dealing with permanent residence issues for diplomats and their families. Many attorneys will conduct consultations via telephone or Skype for clients outside their local areas.See question
I am a US citizen. I was living abroad where I married my wife. We just decided to return to live in the US. She came in with a tourist visa, but we are already married. Can we immediately apply for the Green Card or do we need to wait 90 days?
The problem that you have with the facts you present is one of pre-conceived intent. This can lead to a fraud finding and render your wife inadmissible. However, depending on the facts of your case, this problem can be resolved if handled properly and your wife can adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident in the United States. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the fact of your case and advise you as to the options available and the best way to proceed. Many attorneys will conduct consultations via telephone or Skype for clients outside their local area.See question
He has a 50 year sentence, shouldn't they just release him after 25years since he's going to be deported anyways. His mother is sick and will probably die before he gets out. It's affecting my son whose 5 years old. He crys almost every night for ...
Generally speaking, the law provides that an alien must complete his criminal sentence before he can be physically deported from the United States. He can be ordered deported while incarcerated, but cannot be physically removed from the U.S. until released from criminal custody after completion of any sentence imposed.See question
Citizen mother filed petition for married son in 2008 (F3 preference), but son got divorce in 2016, so 2008 petition preference can we change to F2 preference? Divorcee son can get same preference as unmarried son category?
Since the son divorced his approved petition automatically converts from the Family third preference (F3) to the Family first preference (F1) and he keeps the same priority date. Depending on the son's country of birth, the priority date may be current for F1 visa issuance purposes. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney for case specific information and assistance in moving the case forward.See question
i went for f2 visa interview i was so happy and confident i married with my husband in 2014 i had all documents pictures invitaion card bank statement everything but there was a mistake made my husband consultant he wrote his status as single in ...
From what you describe and your other posting, there appears to be a number of different issues in this case. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of the case and advise you how best to proceed. Many immigration attorneys will conduct consultations via telephone or Skype for clients outside their local area.See question
they rejected because they said your husband mention single while he was married. She gave them the emails about correction of the mistake which my husband send to the embassy before and they responded that they corrected the mistake. But she refu...
From what you describe, it appears that the American Embassy is taking the position that your husband obtained his F-1 visa by fraud because he did not disclose his true marital status. As such, they denied your F-2 visa application. More facts are needed to determine how this situation may be rectified.
Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review the facts of the case and advise you how best to proceed. Many immigration attorneys will conduct consultations via telephone or Skype for clients outside their local area.See question
Hi, My I-140 revoked after 588 days and my I-485 is denied but I didn't get any notification or my current employer. I-140 approved on 26 Dec 2000 With drawn 8 Aug 2002 I sent a review to USCIS last Jan after Ganga mantena case and its un...
More facts are needed in order to properly evaluate your case. You indicate that your I-140 was approved in 2000 but withdrawn in 2002. However, you make no reference to when your I-485 was filed or when you (presumably) ported to a new employer and why your I-140 was revoked.
USCIS has not yet agreed to apply Kurapati (my case) and Mantena nationwide so right now they are only applicable in the 11th and 2nd circuits. You should consult with an attorney who has experience dealing with these issues so the can review the specific facts of your case and advise you as to the options available and how best to proceed.See question
I have been in USA form March 2013 till now , my visa expired in January 2014 , my visa type is J2 and my Ds ends in march 2017. Never been out of USA all these 3 years . Thanx
Many more facts are needed in order to answer this question. From what you describe you appear to be maintaining lawful status, but that in an of itself does not allow you to obtain permanent residence. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your case and advise you as to the available options to reach your goal.See question