I am an F-1 visaholder (soon to apply for OPT) and want to have my soon-to-be husband (who is a permanent resident) petition for an immigrant visa number on my behalf by filing an i-130 form (so that I can apply for Adjustment of Status). Would fi...
There are concerns that if you travel and then return to the US while the I-130 is pending, you could encounter problems upon your return at the border or airport. It is possible that US immigration officials could conclude that you intend to remain in the US as an immigrant. They could deny you entry because you would be presenting your student visa, which is a non-immigrant visa. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to explore an approach that could avoid problems. Best wishes.See question
Hi, I am from Bangladesh and I am accepted in a community college in USA. My interview is soon and i have a few questions. 1. I have visited usa mutliple times over 8 times in the past. I am only 19 years old. Never have i overstayed my sta...
The tourist visa that you have, as well as the student visa that you are seeking, are both non-immigrant visas. In order to be eligible for those visas, you must have the intent NOT to "immigrate" to the United States. In other words, you must have the intent to enter the United States for the purpose of the visa ... either for tourism or visits with the tourist visa, or for your enrollment in school with the student visa. If immigration officials believe that you actually have the intention of "immigrating," remaining permanently in the United States, then they could deny your student visa, and they could also revoke your tourist visa. There are also many other reasons that US immigration officials could possibly deny your visa application. Best wishes.See question
Everything went well at the Djbouti embassy But my case status has been the same since. it was updated 7 days ago from my interview date but still says read
The online case status system is not always reliable. You could try to contact the embassy regarding the status of your case. Best wishes.See question
I wish to file Adjustment of Status for her before her date of return. We got I 130 receipt on 12 sep. It appears approval will take several months. Can I file I 485 while 130 is pending? What is the best option for her ?
The answer to your question depends on some information that we don't have from you. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to avoid some potential problems and to have the best chance of success.See question
Hi I'm a US citizen and I have filed I 130 for my mother and received the receipt number. Can I file the I 485 form before receiving I130 approval? My mother is currently in US and her return back to India is Nov 20
It would be important for you to consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney regarding the case. It might be possible but it would be important to go over some details in order to help you avoid potential pitfalls and to have the best chance of success.See question
I want to ask at arraignment should i go for no contest option as iam not a citizen n can I able to enter in this country again
I agree. For purposes of immigration, no contest is the same as a guilty plea. In order to determine what are the immigration/deportation consequences of your criminal matter, you need to consult with an immigration attorney who has experience in reviewing the consequences of criminal matters. Best wishes.See question
I am on probation and have violated my probation due to smoking marijuana. I have scoliosis and would like to get my green card
What is the basis for your application for a green card? Family-based? Employment-based? Depending on the details of your probation violation, you might be considered to be inadmissible to the United States based on your incident of smoking marijuana. There is a waiver available under certain limited circumstances, but it can be complicated to apply for the waiver. We would also need to know what was your conviction that led to your probation. At this time, there are many more questions than answers. I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes.See question
I mean does a denial case of a persecution waiver blocks my husband from applying for hardship waiver in behalf of me now?
A person may apply for a J-1 hardship waiver, even after having been denied for a J-1 persecution waiver. J waivers involve many complications. I suggest that you work with an experienced immigration attorney to avoid problems and to have the best chance of success.See question
My wife's family came to the US in 1995. My wife at the time was only 4 years old. When they arrived here in the US, her dad's had a legal social security # here in the US, and her mom started the process of citizenship through her brother (legal ...
The answer to your question depends on some additional details. Regarding your wife, we would need to know her exact dates (or, as accurate as possible) of each of your wife's entries to the US, and departures from the US. One of the reasons that the dates are very important is that immigration laws have changed over the years, and so the dates of entry and departure are important to determine exactly which legal issues your wife is facing. As a DACA recipient, your wife might have a couple of options in order to apply for permanent resident (green card) status. But we need the details in order to know. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes to you.See question
This is a travel situation. I am in Michigan but I have to go to Mexico just before my green card expired . But I already did renew my green card days ago. Living in Michigan with green card more tan 10 years
If you submitted your application to renew your green card, then within a few weeks you should receive a notice to appear for biometrics (fingerprints and a digital photo). When you appear for that appointment, you should receive a sticker on the back of your current green card which will extend the expiration date on the card. Then you should be able to travel without worries. Best wishes.See question