I live in the US and my fiance lives in Jordan. I am a US citizen and i am trying to bring my fiance to here to the US to get married. I started working on her K1- visa in the middle of January 2016 and submitted her application. I was notified th...
My "8 Ball" says: "It could happen."
Strongly suggest you hire an experienced immigration lawyer.
I've currently accepted a job offer with an accounting firm to work as an international Tax Consultant. I have a major in International Relations and a minor in Accounting. As my school does not provide an accounting major, that is the maximum lev...
I think you have an excellent chance of having an H-1B petition approved (assuming you "win" the "H-1B Lottery"). Of course, the job description is very important) and your college transcripts showing courses in international tax law and/or accounting would be very relevant in documenting the fact that you are qualified for the position.See question
hi, Can one accept honorarium checks while on EAD status ? I have H1b till 2017, but since we traveled and now are on a parole status and are on EAD Status. Would that cause a problem ? The check is for 200 $ Thanks, Ram
Employment Authorization Documents are not employer specific. Thus, during its validity period you can work for any employer. However, if you are applying for permanent residency based on a job offer (EB-2 or EB-3) you should be careful that any employment with employers who are not the sponsoring employer will not create issues as to the bona-fide nature of the job offer from the sponsoring employer (ex.: self employment or working for a competitor, etc.) A one time honorarium should not be a problem.See question
Am I prevented from petitioning for my mother if I was put in foster care and obtained my green card as an SIJ? I am getting my citizenship now.
Good question. I think so. The only bar against petitioning for a natural parent that i can recall is when you obtain permanent resident status (green card) through an adoptive parent - you cant then turn around and petition for your natural parent. Also keep in mind that there are special rules when you file a petition for your father if your father was not married to your mother - these rules apply to everyone. I'm interested in what other lawyers have to say about your question.See question
1) XXX Corporation has flied my H1B Visa transfer on June-15-2015 and I joined them with a receipt notice. after 10 months of pending ,we finally change the case to Premium which got denied stating as Specialty occupation on Apr-15-2016. I got an ...
There is no grace period after receiving a denial of you H-1B petition. You probably now in "unlawful" status and everyday is being counted toward the 3 year and 10 year bar. You really should see a qualified immigration lawyer (who specializes in business immigration law) immediately.See question
I came to Tijuana to renew my TN visa and the TD visa from my family. our visa was due on May 27th but we came before to be in time and because a lawyer recommended me to do this. The consul from Tijuana not only denied us the renewal but withou...
Assuming that you are admitted as a B-2 visitor (see other lawyers comments) you may want to contact a qualified immigration lawyer to discuss the possibility of filing an application to change your status from B-2 to TN (while you are legally in the U.S - suggest Premium Processing) . Alternatively, when you are back in Mexico you may want to retain a lawyer to prepare a new TN application for you. Not sure if the lawyer you referred to was retained by you to handle your application.. If not, you should consider that the mess youre in will probably cost you and your family far more in lost earnings and the hardships of a forced move than a lawyer would have cost. Given you already had a TN I assume that at least at one time you were qualified so either something changed factually, your application was not as persuasive as it was the last time you applied or you were unlucky and your case was reviewed by a Consul official who for some reason was not convinced that you were qualified for the TN visa.See question
My cousin came into the U.S. in 2006 and stayed here for 3 years as an illegal immigrant. She left the country in 2009 and has been in mexico ever since. She now lives there and wanted to come as a visitor. She applied for a tourist visa and at ...
From http://www.ilw.com/articles/2005,0830-Eiss.shtm ;
"The second form of relief is to obtain a nonimmigrant waiver. Under INA 212(d)(3), nonimmigrants can apply for waivers of inadmissibility, and on that ground can be granted visas or admission to the U.S. For Canadian citizens, who are visa exempt, a nonimmigrant waiver is applied for on form I-192 through a Customs and Border Patrol agent. For citizens of other countries, a nonimmigrant waiver is applied for at a U.S. consulate in conjunction with a nonimmigrant visa application and no specific form is required. The standard of proof for a nonimmigrant waiver is much easier to meet than for an immigrant waiver. The following factors are considered in granting a nonimmigrant waiver:
Risk of harm to society if the applicant is admitted.
The seriousness of the applicant’s prior immigration law, or criminal law, violations, if any.
The nature of the applicant’s reasons for wishing to enter the United States.
While a nonimmigrant waiver is easier to obtain, the drawback is that it is temporary. It is valid for a five year period but only authorizes nonimmigrant admissions. It does not authorize an alien to apply for permanent residence. Only the immigrant waiver can accomplish that."
1) I was a green card holder before 18 2) Father had joint and legal custody of me before I turned 18 3) Father naturalized before I was 18 4) I was unmarried 5) Currently, in 2011, upon returning from abroad, an immigration officer deemed I ...
You may have a claim to U.S. citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/pressrelease/ChildCitizenshipAct_120100.pdf
There are several key facts not stated in your question.
It is a very complicated area of law. I strongly suggest you see a qualified immigration lawyer.
DO NOT TELL ANYONE YOU ARE A U.S. CITIZEN UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A U.S. PASSPORT OR CERTIFICATE OF CITIZENSHIP since even a honest but incorrect claim to u.s. citizenship is a ground of deportation for which there is no waiver.
I submitted an adjustment of status based on marriage. The guy that helped me with the forms, made a typo on the i864 form (I have a third party sponsor). Got a letter from the immigration to fix it. Now I'm trying to find my sponsor in order to ...
Given the obligations that a person takes on when he signs the I-864, it sounds sort of weird that you "can't find your sponsor". Usually they are close family members or good friends of the petitioner or beneficiary. However, you can alway submit a new affidavit of support with your other friend. Make sure you don't miss any deadlines.See question
Hi, I've been working for the same company since April. They want to keep me and said they'll do whatever it takes, as long as it's not illegal. My EAD expires in January, so what are my options to continue working? What if I apply for a...
To answer your question it necessary to know a lot more about your situation. However, given January is only 2 months off, you need to see a qualified immigration lawyer immediately. For instance, even if you started a PERM application today and everything went as quickly as possible, under current DOL processing times (plus mandatory recruitment processing times) it would be 6 to 9 months before the PERM could be approved and assuming an EB-3 or EB-3 quota number is available (hope you weren't born in India or China which have considerable quota backlogs) it would be another 3 months until you got your EAD ("work permit) based on filing an adjustment of status application. However, you may have other options - that will allow you to continue working while your waiting. You really need to see a lawyer immediately if you don't to lose out on this opportunity (an employer who want s to sponsor you).See question