After my F1 visa expired, My mother filed I-130 under 1st preference (unmarried child of US citizen) and it got approved. in 2014 I got married with a person who is also undocumented, but we recently got a divorce. My divorce judgment will be ente...
I agree with my colleauges that an I 601A may not be necessary (based on a memo about student visas and unlawful presence.) That said, it may still be something to seriously consider in order to avoid unpleasant complications at the consulate.See question
I am a German citizen and am now married to a US Green Card holder. My husband (LPR) is going to apply for my green card. However, I have two children with joint custody with my ex-husband. Can I get my children a green card and have them come to ...
I do not agree with my colleagues. If your husband is a green card holder as opposed to a U S citizen, your children would be considered derivatives of the second preference category. Your husband would not have to file separate I 130 petitions for your children.
Obtaining permission for them to leave their father and altering the custody arrangements is another matter.
You should hire a lawyer for this.See question
Came to the US in 1992. my mom applied for asylum and the case was denied and it resulted in a final order of removal. My Mom was coached into lying that we came here illegally but the truth is that we came here with a visa. I currently have DACA,...
Yes. Your case will probably require a joint motion to reopen. Chances are good if you have a clean criminal record, which you likely have if you were granted DACA. The court case will first have to be reopened and terminated.See question
My friend from Chicago, is petitioning for his spouse for Green Card. However she is planning to visit to San Francisco for few weeks to be with her children. Can she get her medical exam (form I-693) done in SFO area instead of Illinois and ...
I have never encountered this situation with my clients. Should be fine. I would be concerned in the event the applicant needs to go back to the doctor. Sometimes there are glitches with the medical exams. Would be easier to go back to doctor who practices where applicant resides.See question
can her daughter come to the us in 10-20 years? she needs to get out of her Nazi country sooner or later.
Depends on how long the I 130 takes to get approved. The Child Status Protection Act may help. That said, it will probably take several years given the backlog for siblings of US citizens.See question
Applied for an H1 to H4 COS and H4 EAD concurrently in PP with spouse's H1 ext. Cases were approved. USCIS approved H4 EAD with start date 2/22 (date of adjudication) however they approved my H4 cos with start date 8/1/2016!
H4 status does not allow you to legally work in the US.See question
Hi. I was doctor of veterinary medicine in Iran. I got general surgery residency in small animal surgery from Malaysia in 2010. I am published 2 books, about 20 articles with 90 citation (based on google scholar) and I have 1 patent pending. ...
Suggest an experienced immigration attorney evaluate your CV and publications.See question
Dear Sir, I'm the U.S. petitioner. I live in Gulfport, Mississippi. My wife has been denied Immigration Visa at the time of interview with the consular officer, because me and my wife are relatives "first cousin" - Because MS State law prohibit f...
Agree with my colleague. This involves creative thinking and perhaps trying to persuade the Consulate that they are not being reasonable. I assume that moving to another state would be extremely burdensome.
May need to try to get superiors of the State Department involved. Maybe a Representative in Congress could be helpful.
I wanna petition my wife to come join me in USA , wanna know what are the documents i need to bring from back home and how much the fee if i wanna file through immigration lawyer office ? Thank you
The first fee is $420 for form I 130. Then there are immigrant fees, etc. Total government fees approximately $1,000 if no waivers are necessary. If you want an attorney to assist in the process, fees vary depending on the complexity of the case and which office you contact. For a straightforward immigrant visa for a spouse of US Citizen where no waiver is necessary, I would say the average range of attorney fees is about $3,000.00 to $4,000.00. Good luck.See question
Hi , For last 6 year I am working with a US company from my home ( I am based in Pakistan ) as contractor. I solely build a web application for them so I am the only resource who has all knowledge about the application and code. Now my employer i...
What would your duties be? What is the job title? These are just some of the questions an attorney will want to know. The employer will have to engage the attorney for labor certification, not you.See question