Hi I am principal H1B holder and I got my extension approved until Sept 2019. My wife's H4 is valid until August 19th 2017. We would like to check if it is possible for her to travel to Canada (she already has visitor visa) and get H4 stamped base...
I do NOT recommend going to Canada.
Why not file the 539 .. unless you are thinking of going to India fairly stoon.See question
I was born in 1976 . I came to the u.s. Illegally when i was a teen. I had put in an application through my mom when 245i was around. now that my son who is a u.s. Citizen is 23 can he fix for me ? If yes around how much would it be ? And how l...
Yes, it appears that your are grandfathered.
We can't quote fees on this blog.
The process takes about 1 year.See question
I am currently on H1B with a major Insurance firm, working in their IT department. Planning to relocate joining a Bank's IT. This again is a popular one. As currently I see that starting 3rd April there are going to be no H1B premium processing f...
Yes, there is a HUGE RISK of starting a new job with nothing but a receipt.
There is time, if the company's lawyer conducts the 'posting' and submits the LCA today.See question
Last year my H1b was filed in a through my employer. My H1b got selected & approved. But before October 1st I lost my job, so my employer sent a letter to USCIS for withdrawl on Sep 28th since I was no longer their employee. USCIS then revoked my ...
Let's start by remembering that it is not 'your' H ... those papers are the property of the company.
1. No, I do not believe it is valid ... talk to the company's immigration attorney for confirmation.
2. No, I do not believe you are exempt ... talk to the company's immigration attorney for confirmation.
3. N/A, I do not believe you are exempt ... talk to the company's immigration attorney for confirmation.
4. You can't file anything, only an employer can file H papers.
Hi I'm from Australia and went to US on 3 month visitor visa in 1986 but ended up overstaying by about one & a half years. I wanted to return home and I went to Australian embassy and told them and they said as long as I buy my own ticket and fl...
You are correct, the ban came into effect in 1997.
BUT, because of your overstay, you probably won't qualify for ESTA and will need to apply for a tourist visa at the US Consul.
I am currently H4 EAD (expiring mid next year). I want to know if H4 EADs can be revoked by executive order? If so, will they become invalid immediately? Thanks
No, they can not be revoked by executive order .. .but, they can be revoked if DHS, under instructions from the president, publishes 'final rules' to terminate the program ... a process that takes about 6 months.See question
Is it correct that the unlawful presence ban law did not go into effect until April 1st 1997, therefore if you overstayed your tourist visa before that date and returned home on your own before that date, you did not need to serve a ban? I am awar...
Yes, that is correct the bans didn't go into effect until 04/01/1997.
But, prior overstays can be taken into account by the US Consul when reviewing new visa applications.See question
I am on CAP exempt H1 now. I have US Masters degree. Last year, a consulting firm applied for H1b in April, it got RFE and then they also submitted motion to reopen which is still pending. It is way past 6 months. It is a year since my...
This looks like an identical question, posted from another city ... are you doing multiple posts, thinking that you'll get more/better answers if you change the city.
Clearly this consulting firm is a job shop and I wouldn't pin my hopes on those papers every seeing the 'light of day' ... find a different employer.See question
Hi my O1 visa expired on last Friday 3/17. My lawyer supposed to file my extension( with new employer) on 3/16 so USCIS could receive my filing on Friday. However, my package was just received today, Monday 3/20! Would it be a problem for my petit...
Yes, CIS tends to give 'grace' on a case-by-case basis ...you'll probably be OK in this regard.
The problem may be with the O itself ... CIS is getting more and more tough ... even on previously approved cases.See question
I'm in F2 status and got TPS now, and planning to take social security number. will be there any effect on my F2 status if I take SSN. Can I join university in TPS status? I"m afraid to take SSN too. will I be status out after 1 year(at the end o...
It is not a problem to get a SS number ... bit IT WILL BE A PROBLEM if you use the EAD to work.See question