What exactly and specidically are the biometrics for on a i485?...does that mean uscis is waiting for that to start processing my case?
To check your background, and to retain your biometrics (fingerprints & photo).See question
I'm an international student and I've been studying in Film school in various certificate programs. I'm transferring now to a cheaper college. I want to get certain credits to get my degree. I'm wondering if that can negatively affect my O-1 visa ...
Yes, depending on your case strategy, your F-1 must be addressed in your O-1 petition. That said, note that the success of your O-1 would largely depend on your "extraordinary" achievements in "art directing" and the industry you will be working in. You should consult with a competent immigration lawyer whose expertise includes O-1 visa petitions.See question
Hi. My girlfriend came here 5 years ago with a tourist visa, overstayed and found an employer. She is under petition by her employer right now. I'm an immigrant and planning of marrying her since it states on the visa bulletin under category f2a ...
Unless she is grandfathered in to adjust her status in the U.S., she will have to leave the United States and apply for her immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate. However, it appears that she has accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence, and her departure from the United States will render her inadmissible to the United States. Like my colleagues, I recommend contacting a competent immigration attorney to discuss her immigration matter.See question
An employee's Employment Authorization card expires 7/30/13. She has been approved for a Green Card, and has received her Welcome Notice. She has not received the card yet. Will the Welcome Notice be sufficient for the time being if the Green Card...
Even though the fortunate "employee" is now a permanent resident and, thus, authorized to work, the USCIS Welcome Notice is not an acceptable form of evidence to show Permanent Resident status and eligibility to work in the U.S.
Moreover, while I have no intention to spoil anyone's plans, the Employment Authorization card which has an expiration date of 7-30-13, has been revoked by operation of law. To show eligibility to work, until she receives the actual Permanent Resident Card, she must obtain temporary evidence of permanent resident status -- I-551 stamp, from USCIS.See question
how to write reinstatement of the visa petition letter
Additional information is needed to answer your question.See question
Can he go out of the United States now?
It depends on what you have filed. If you have filed a stand alone marriage petition, and your psouse wants to return to the United States to finalize the case in the U.S., then your spouse must also file applications for adjustment of status and advance parole. If advance parole is granted, then your spouse may travel to Africa and return to the United States to continue his/his permanent residency application . If an application for adjustment of status has already been filed with your marriage petition, then your spouse must apply for, and obtain, advance parole to be able to return to the U.S. to continue her application for adjustment of status. On the other hand, if he/she is intends to apply for an immigrant visa in Africa to travel back to the U.S. as an immigrant/permanent resident, then there is no need to apply for a travel document in advance. In any event, before your spouse makes any travel plans, he/she should consult with a competent immigration attorney.See question
My boyfriend that i have been living with for alittle over 10 years & have 2 kids with him & my oldest son that his raised we are not married & his been here in US sense 2001 but has been convicted in 2007 for possisson of marijuana under 2oz did ...
I agree with Attorney Shusterman.See question
Hello. I am a US citizen and my spouse is undocumented. We are filing for her conditional permanent residency. Our immigration lawyer mentioned to us that not all couples in our shoes get interviewed after filing for conditional permanent residenc...
Like Attorney Shusterman, I have never seen a marriage-based permanent residency case where the couple was not interviewed.See question
I did my master degree and I am on H1 for a year only.
Generally, a decision denying H-1 petition can be appealed to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Unit. Like my colleague suggested, talk to your attorney to learn about your options.See question
Are H4 allowed to invest in American stock markets though Fidelity/ Scot trade or foreign Exchange like Hot forex?
Good question. H-4 nonimmigrants are not allowed to engage in employment in the United States. However, they are not prevented from investing money in the United States.
There is a distinction between a "trader" and "invetsor."
If the nature of your trading activities is deemed to be a business, then you may be found to be in violation of your H-4 status. Consult with competent tax and immigration counsel before you rely on this information.See question