I working on a project(software company), I want to clarify If I can register my company name and everything(LLC). I have seen from lot of articles that you can't start a company, but you can't work for it.
Congrats on possibly launching a new business! Nothing in the immigration laws prevent you from forming an LLC, but as you pointed out, you would not be authorized to work for it. Keep in mind that the fact you are the registered agent of the LLC could raise questions in the future about whether you actually perform work for the LLC or not, so you'll need to be prepared to demonstrate clearly that you are not working for the LLC. Best of luck!See question
My fiance completed her masters in USA, she got her H1B visa approved recently and never left the country since then. She is currently working as a mechanical engineer in Detroit. We made plans to get married in India on March 2nd and bought the f...
Congratulations Srikanth on your upcoming marriage! Given the current uncertainty with travel and Consular issues, I would recommend you speak with a qualified immigration attorney to talk through your plans and make sure you are proceeding in the best manner. There are ways to coordinate your green card process from in the U.S. You should contact an attorney who offers a free telephone consultation to discuss your questions.See question
I am an international student who hasn't attended school last semester. If I were to get married, can I still apply for adjustment of status and what are the chances of me being approved?
Yes, based on what you have said, you should be eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status. Working with a good attorney will certainly improve your chances of success. Good luck with your future plans!See question
I just heard the news. President Trump ban travel 7 countries to re enter in the USA. However, I am green card holder and from Thailand. I have plan to travel abroad next month. So I do not have any affect right? And can re entry like green card ...
The ban does not apply to you. That said, all foreign national travelers should anticipate increased scrutiny when returning to the U.S. Safe travels.See question
Hi, I have my LPR card. I have had it since I was 8 years old and I am now 30. I was just doing some research on the Naturalization process and I learned that I had to update my address with USIC. I moved one year ago. I went online and updated my...
Most likely, this should not be an issue. Good luck with your naturalization application!See question
My fiancé is from England and she wants to become a US citizen. We plan to have our ceremony in April of 2018 but we would like to get the application process started now. Once approved for the K-1 visa and we marry in the 90 day window is it requ...
Congratulations on your engagement! Once your fiance obtains a K-1 visa and enters the U.S, and you get married within 90 days, she would not need to leave the U.S. Rather, she would be able to file an Adjustment of Status Application to change from K-1 to Permanent Resident (Green Card) status and the application can be process all from within the U.S. Your wife would need to be a Permanent Resident for three years before she would be eligible to apply for U.S. Citizenship.
Depending on your specific situation, the K-1 visa option may or may not be the best option for you. It's definitely worth discussing your options with a good immigration attorney who can provide you the advantages and disadvantages of all marriage-based immigration options. You should try to find an immigration attorney who will provide a brief phone consultation at no charge and also one who can provide a payment plan for any work related to your marriage-based application to help manage the financial investment a bit easier.See question
My H1B is valid till 21st Aug 2017. I do have approved I-140 with current employer. I am currently looking for new opportunities. Can a new employer file for H1B transfer and extension concurrently in premium processing in Mar 2017 (before 180...
If I understand your question correctly, my comment would be that a new employer can file an H-1B change of employer (transfer) application for you at any time, regardless of when your H-1B status with your current employer expires.See question
Yes. The most important thing to prove will be your company's ability to pay your employee the required H-1B prevailing wage. You can typically show this by providing contracts or work orders from your clients. Good luck with your new company!See question
Currently, I am on a J-1 visa (Research Scholar category with 2-year residency requirement). My spouse to be is also on a J-1 visa (Research Scholar category with NO 2-year residency requirement). Can anyone (me or she) move from J-1 to J-2 as a d...
As Russell correctly noted, there are ways that you can move to J-2 status, however it is important to keep in mind that you would still remain subject to the two-year home residency requirement.See question
I'm currently in USA on a B-1 visa but last year I was here on the J-1 and I didn't burn all the 2 years in my country (the 2 years home country rule).
Great question. We get this one a lot. If you are subject to the J-1 two-year home residency requirement (HRR), then you would not be able to file for a green card, even if based on marriage to a US citizen, until after you have either (1) satisfied the two-year HRR or (2) obtained a waiver of the two-year HRR requirement.
In your case, it sounds like you are certain that the two-year HRR applies to you, in which case you could explore available waiver options, which could include a no objection waiver, a hardship waiver, a persecution waiver or an interested government agency waiver (not all people are eligible for all of these waiver types, though - it depends on what type of J-1 status you had).
If you are not 100% certain if the two-year HRR applies to you, then it's also worth exploring with an attorney to confirm if it actually applies to you or not. We have seen situations where an individual thinks they are subject to the two-year HRR because of a government official's annotation on a visa or DS-2019, but sometimes those annotations can be incorrect.
I hope you found this response to be helpful.