I have a regular job that pays the bills and I tried in the past 5 years to start my own business. Unfortunately since I couldn't make a profit I had to stop it. I'm coming close to my Citizenship Interview and I'm a bit worried that on 2014 I ha...
It is your income that determines your ability to support yourself. USCIS will not examine the expenses or deductions in your tax return. Honest deductions in the operation of your business is not an issue involving moral turpitude. I hope this helps to clarify the issue for you. Good luck.See question
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY DAUGHTER TO COME TO THE US? I'M A USC AND MY CHILD IS 29
Completing a Form I-130 begins the immigration process for a U.S. citizen’s child. Your daughter will be considered a “preference relative (PR)". That is different from a spouse or unmarried child under 21 of a U.S. citizen, who is classifies as an “immediate relative (IR)” As a PR, she will be subject to annual quotas which govern the number of green cards that are issued. This means that instead of the months it might take in an IR category, it is more likely that many years will pass before a visa becomes available to her. When it does become available will she be allowed to proceed with a green card application. I hope this clarifies the matter for you. You may wish to consult an experienced immigration attorney for assistance and further clarification. Good luck to you.See question
I am staying in ny right now. I am planning to move to texas to work and study but i dont want to change my permanent adress as that will cause delay in my case. I am planning on keeping the adress of my brothers place
The law requires you complete a Form AR-11 to report your change of address within 10 days of your move. If you do not you will be in violation of the law. If you do, your case will be moved to another asylum office, which means the Asylum clock will be paused. This will prolong the time it takes for your case to reach the 150/180 days that allows you to receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). As an asylee it may be difficult, but if at all possible, It would be better for you to stay put until you receive your EAD. You will get your EAD quicker, if you qualify, and you will be in compliance with the law. hope this perspective helps you. You make wish to consult an experienced immigration attorney in NY for further feedback as it relates to your specific case. Good luck to you.See question
I have been living in Victoria TX for 9 years. Started with J-1 then moved to F-1 and now on H1-B which will expire Sept 2017. What are my options for getting a green card or even citizenship ? I work in a small office and although they are great ...
Obtaining an employment-based green card is a three step process. First, your employer files a Permanent Labor Certification Application to prove to the department of labor that there are no qualified workers in the U.S. to fill the position. The employer must also prove that the terms of your employment are not going to reduce the wages for that position or otherwise harm US workers.
Second, once Labor Certification Application has been approved, your employer would then file the I-140 petition, asking USCIS for permission to hire you for this specific position. Finally, you would file Form I-485, the application for permanent residence. Application.
In the third and final step, you the employee apply for a green card. Your company's immigration lawyer can handle the process for you.See question
I'm getting SSDI benefits in each month($900) so i called social security and asked about how to do tax return about my ssdi income then they just told me they will send me SSA-1099 I guess SSA-1099 form is same as W2 form? my question is what...
The Form SSA-1099 is used to report your Social Security benefits that you collected during the year. If taxes were withheld, that amount will also be shown. However, security benefits don't usually have money withheld.See question
I am being sued for an accident that happened 1 year ago. I turned the claim over to the insurance company I had at the time and believed they would handle it. I am not insured now because I do not own a car. I have contacted the old insurance com...
I agree with my colleagues. Take your policy to an experienced attorney for review; contacting your insurance company and if necessary, file a timely answer to the suit. I do not recommend that you undertake this matter without the assistance of an attorney.See question
I been dating with my girlfriend for a year now and we thinking about getting marry. I have a permanent resident card but she has no papers at all. And with thinking about bringing her daughter from El Salvador after we get married. Can it work i...
You may be getting ahead of yourself. As a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), your spouse can qualify for "adjustment of Status " and receive a "Green Card" while in the United States (2nd Preference)”. However, this can only be done if you spouse entered the U.S. with a visa and remains in the U.S. legally. But, it your spouse entered illegally or is now out of status and an application for immigrant status was filed before April 30, 2001 with USCIS or the department of labor for Labor Certification or your spouse was a derivative beneficiary of a parent’s petition they may still qualify. If your spouse entered illegally or is out of status, the spouse will have to apply for a waiver of the 3/10-year bar.
In order to obtain a Green Card for your spouse, an adjustment of Status application package should be filed with USCIS. You would include an application for Employment Authorization (EAD) Your spouse would have to appear for processing of the EAD, the taking of biometrics (fingerprints) and later appear with you for the adjustment interview. Assuming there are no issues, on the date of the adjustment interview your spouse should be granted a Green Card. Your spouse will be able to file for U.S. citizenship 5 years after the LPR Visa (Green Card) has been approved.
As a stepparent holding LPR status, you can petition for your stepchild. If the child is outside of the United States, you file Form I-130. The petition will be sent for consular processing after it is approved and a visa is available. The U.S. Embassy or consulate will provide notification and processing information. I encourage you to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can address the specifics of your situation.See question
My foreign fiance and I are investigating our options between a K-1 versus CR-1 and are confused about a few things concerning the CR-1 visa process. My fiance actually has a Swiss work permit and is considering to bring me to Switzerland for the...
As long as you are living together as spouses, their is no requirement as to how long you should be married before petitioning for your spouse. Nor does the length of your marriage have anything to do with the legitimacy of your relationship or marriage.See question
How are child custody disputes settled between non-Hague Convention countries or countries without a treaty agreement to resolve such disputes.
This is not an immigration law question. The following link will take you to the American Bar Association's site that has an explanation of International Child Custody cases. http://www.americanbar.org/newsletter/publications/gp_solo_magazine_home/gp_solo_magazine_index/oct99cro.htmlSee question
i have a question on immigration status. Here is the situation: I came here on F-1 visa in 2008 and my mother got her green card in 2011. She then applied for a petition for me in 2011. I thought I was going to get a green card then without know...
Possibly. But if you are over 21, it may be many years. When was the petition approved? What do you mean when you say you "dropped" your F1 status? Are you saying you overstayed? Did you finish school? What do you mean when you say that your "status (is) in progress for status adjustment"? Did you finish school? I suggest you consent with an experienced immigration attorney who can address the issues specific to your situation.See question