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).
The first thing to try to figure out is whether you are required to return home for 2 years. Some J exchange visitors are required to return home for 2 years, while others are not. If, in fact, you are required to return home for 2 years, then you may not adjust your status to permanent resident on the basis of marriage unless you either spend the full 2 years in your home country, or you obtain a waiver of the 2-year requirement. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes.See question
My fiance was deported by voluntary deportation after being here for 17 yrs. He left when he was supposed to after an eight year legal battle to stay. He has two minor children with an american woman he was married to briefly. He has had full cust...
I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney. If you don't have the funds to pay for legal services, there are some nonprofit agencies that offer legal services. The issues you raise in your posting indicate that there are some serious and complicated legal issues. Best wishes.See question
My Daca expired but I sent the renew application and I just want to know if I could still work while waiting on my new card
You are not authorized to work if your DACA employment card is expired and you are waiting for the new DACA application to be approved.See question
It is coming up for me to submit an I-751. I originally filed for my greencard in Arizona. Since, we have re located to Michigan. The lawyer in Arizona told me if I file for the green card in Arizona I have to wave the conditions of the greencard ...
The I-751 may be filed for you from any location in the United States. You are not required to be in Arizona. It is fine for you to be in Michigan. When the I-751 is filed, USCIS will schedule you for biometrics at the location nearest to your current address. Some I-751 petitions are decided without an interview. If USCIS schedules you for an interview, you will be scheduled to appear at the USCIS office for the location of your current residence. Best wishes.See question
Hello, I am on a J1 visa under 212e (2 years home residency requirement)+ i got another J1 last year (different exchange programs) and finished only one year of residency back home, I got married to my girlfriend since i came here on the second v...
If you are subject to the 212e home residency requirement, and if you have not served the 2 years at home, and if you have not obtained a waiver of the two-year requirement, then you will not be eligible to adjust your status to permanent resident based on marriage to your US citizen spouse. If you are granted asylum, then one year after you receive asylum status, you could apply for permanent resident status based on your asylum. I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney regarding your case. Best wishes.See question
The name of father, mother n spouse in my mother's passport and her birth certificate have mismatch of spellings. Her father name does not have last name entered in her passport, but her birth certificate has last name of her father entered. I h...
The situation you describe is a bit confusing. It will be important and helpful to indicate to USCIS which is the correct spelling, and to show everything that you describe in your post, including the notarized affidavit. I suggest that you consult directly with an experienced immigration attorney regarding the case, to avoid problems and delays and to have the best chance of success. Best wishes.See question
I was over at a friends house, they saw my tattoo and told me I would get charged for every tattoo I have since I'm working on my residence application. They stated their brother had to pay, is this true?
Are you applying for permanent resident status in the United States? Or will you be going to a U.S. Consulate outside the United States for an interview for an immigrant visa? You will not be charged money for anything related to your tattoos. Depending on the type of tattoos you have, if you are going to a U.S. Consulate outside the United States for a visa interview, you could be asked questions about your tattoos, your case could be delayed, and if US immigration officials believe that your tattoos are gang-related, they could refuse you a visa based on suspicion that you are in a gang. I suggest that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney for more information. Best wishes.See question
Can i apply for green card lottery if i overstayed my visa?
You could certainly apply, but if you are chosen for the DV lottery, you might be denied permanent resident status due to your overstay. In order to know for sure, it might be a good idea for you to consult with an immigration attorney directly about all of the details of your history, to see what might be done, and to see what problems might arise. Best wishes.See question
I submitted my i-765 on Oct 7th, got the receipt notice by email on Oct 14th. However, I haven't received the physical copy of receipt (i-797) yet. A couple of my friends applied 4 days later than me but got the receipt notice a 3 days back. Now ...
You could call USCIS at their toll free number to see if the USCIS mailing was returned to USCIS by the post office as undeliverable. You might just need to wait some more time to see what is going on with the receipts. Sometimes they take a little longer than you might expect to arrive. Best wishes.See question
My mother's wedding is in January, and I am her only child. I feel so bad I cannot attend her wedding. I know I should not go back, and I dont wanna live or stay in my country but this is a big thing for me. If I go there, will I have any trouble ...
If you have been granted asylum, then the United States has granted you protection against the persecution you suffered or showed that you could suffer if you return to the country you fled. If you now return to that country, then US immigration officials could conclude that you are no longer in need of asylum, and they could revoke your asylum status. US immigration officials could also conclude that you were not truthful in your asylum claim, and you could be placed in removal proceedings in Immigration Court.See question