Hi, I am currently in US under F1 visa for Phd program. I have previously finished a masters degree with J1 visa and my degree falls under Skill List 2 year rule requirement. We have a 2 year old child diagnosed with Systemic-onset juvenile id...
The hardship waiver may be available to you, especially if your child is a US citizen. However, there are many factors involved, such as whether you received any government funding, etc. I suggest you consult with an attorney to evaluate your options. Good luck.See question
We're planning to get married next October 2018 and if he is coming from the U.K. Will he be able to work at all before his green card comes or no?
It's great that you are planning ahead. Because you don't plan to get married till October 2018, you have time to process the fiancée visa (if you choose to), and he can enter the US on that. If he needs to work before that, he may have other options. In other words, you have more options available to you because you have time. I suggest you set up a time with an immigration attorney to go through the processes and options that may best suit your need. Good luck.See question
I know there is a time table to check that I never understood so can you please give me an approximate time till they get their vids based on your experience the answer doesn't have to be defenite I just need a range . Thank you
You can find the time table on the "Visa Bulletin" published by the State Department monthly. See https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/law-and-policy/bulletin.html
You will find a table for Family sponsored, and the sibling category is "F4". You find the column that describes your country of birth and can check how long the wait is. Most people have to wait about 13 to 14 years, but individuals born in Mexico and the Philippines have a much longer wait unfortunately.See question
my middle name is one letter extra than my brother and sister whom im applying for them i-130 (petition for alien relative) so i wanted to put in the middle name spot only my middle initial (A) and for my brother ans sister same middle initial ......
I suggest you put your full middle name. It's best to follow the form and disclose even though it may look a little "odd". Good luck!See question
Hello I am a Canadian citizen working in USA in L1B, my current visa is expiring in next 06 months. When should we file the extension if this visa Can we go to a nearest boarder (I live in Phoenix) to where I live get this stamped or need t...
You can extend it by mail or at the port of entry. If you plan to extend it by mail, now is a good time to start. If you do it at the port of entry, you can wait a little bit longer and start about 3 months out. Please review that with your company's attorney however to ensure that this works for them or there are no other consideration specific to the company.See question
Do I have the option of staying in the present company or do I need to again transfer H1B back to my present company, please guide me.
Technically, you can contact your potential new employer and ask them to withdraw the H1B transfer. It may or may not happen in time. The request needs to be done in writing. This is pretty fact specific and you should have a talk with your company's immigration attorney asap about this.See question
Hello, here is my case: I have been married since 2007, permanent resident, German citizen. However, before that, in 2005, when I wanted to come back to US they did not let me in due to overstay my visa, so I can deported and we had to wait and...
Your 2005 deportation incident probably won't cause any issue for you because since then, you have been properly admitted on the K visa and received permanent resident status. If you owe IRS money, you need to have a payment plan in place. Having credit card debt is not usually a problem, but having a judgment against you for not paying your bills can be a problem. One of the requirements for citizenship is "good moral character". An officer may exercise judgement and found that you did not have good moral character for not paying your credit card. Also, if you owe IRS money, it could be construed that there is a pattern of behavior - which will go against the "good moral character" requirement. I suggest you take care of them first and visit an immigration attorney to see if you are eligible for citizenship.See question
Can a F-1 visa holder work on an international cruise ship during the summer? Or if the F-1 visa student is part time (finished course work, working on dissertation of doctoral degree), Can the student (with valid passport, visa, i-20 and travel ...
What an interesting question. F1 can work off campus mainly through CPT or OPT, and an EAD based on economic hardship. Unless your major is in hospitality or somehow related to your job on the ship, CPT and OPT won't apply. Then, the next question is whether you are working "in the US". If you are not, the law about working authorization for F1 students does not apply to you. So, you may need to find out whether working for your employer (the international cruise ship) is considered "working in the US". You may ask them whether you will need to complete an I-9, or whether you will be subject to social security withholding, etc. - these would indicate that you are "working in the US". This is a very interesting question, one I have not encountered before. Thank you! JaredSee question
I am in US a from the last 3.7 years under L1 , my role is over and my employer has asked me to move back to India in 10 days , want to find out how I can stay back in US with my family . Can I explore F1 visa , if yes how much time does it take t...
If you only have 10 days, your options are very limited unfortunately. You may refuse to return to your employer in India and try to file for a "change of status" application to B visitors which will buy you some time, but this means you are essentially quitting your job with no prospect of employment for the moment. We just finished the "H1B season", so timing is bad for you to get on H1B. The F1 is an option only if you are really going back to school to advance your education. And even that, it will probably take more than 10 days for you to find a school, get admitted, obtain an I-20, and file for a "change of status" to F1. I am afraid that timing is your challenge at this point.See question
He came illegally when he was young but has his docca. And the rest of his whole family are legal.
He needs a legal entry. Try to get an advance parole for his DACA status. It seems that USCIS is still letting DACA individuals with a valid advance parole back to the US. With the legal entry, you can petition for your husband. I encourage you to consult with an immigration attorney to map this out. There are other requirements too, such as financial support and documentation. Good luck.See question