I am a LPR my fiancé will visit me soon on a B1/B2 visa and will marry. we have a daughter 15 months old was born in the US. after marriage I want to apply for I-130 for her. Probably will be approved while she is in status. To apply for adjustmen...
Spouse of an LPR cannot "adjust status" in the USA if has not maintained valid non-immigrant status up to the day of her I-485 interview, which may be a year and a half + from date of filing of the I-130, which establishes the "priority date". No "severe" hardship waiver or any waiver of any kind will help here. Need to then wait until you become a US citizen - then wife's overstay won't matter and she will be able to "adjust status" regardless.See question
N-400 Priority Date 08/09/2016 Biomatric : 09/02/2016 Field office: Fresno, CA ( current processing time 5 months) Estimated Travel Plan : Feb 02 - Feb 22 Does 5 month processing time mean, up to the completion of OATH? Can I travel in bet...
1. "Does 5 month processing time mean, up to the completion of OATH?" Yes.
2. "Can I travel in between interview and oath?" Yes, absolutely, but make sure to come back in time for appearing at your oath ceremony date.See question
Hi, My H1B extension application receipt date is 21st July 2016 and it has been filed with Nebraska service center. The latest application status showing on the USCIS official website is – “Name Was Updated” I have following queries pertaining...
2. Means they started working on your employer's petition on your behalf.
3. Months - at best, unless employer filed with "premium".
4. Will have no effect or bearing on the actual extension petition, which will be strictly adjudicated based on its merits (or lack thereof).
5. Should not. Various Service Centers regularly "swap" and transfer cases for faster (and "more efficient") adjudication.
I have applied for US citizenship, and while my case is pending I need to extend my Green Card. I've been told I can come to a Field Office and get my passport stamped, but I'm unable to make an Infopass appointment. What if I just show up at th...
You will not be seen by USCIS information officers without an iNFOPASS appointment. I wouldn't even bother, since chances are you will not be even let inside the Field Office building without a valid INFOPASS appointment.See question
I am currently under student visa (f1). My USC spouse and i filed the petition to change my status as an immigrant from student visa. Filed the petition and PD is july 7 but application was transferred to another jurisdiction and it was dated july...
Spouses of USCs are deemed to be "Immediate relatives" and do not need to maintain valid non-immigrant status. Hopefully you have also concurrently filed the I-485 package of Forms for "adjusting" your status alongside your wife's I-130 petition on your behalf.
No, don't need to bother continuing going to school at international student rates.See question
I am Indian citizen currently holding studnet visa with OPT card and currently working in the same field as my study major. Can my employer sponsor my permanent residency in USA without filing H1B visa?
Yes, employer could do that, but starting the GC sponsorship on your behalf will not give you the right to live and work in the USA during the years it will be pending, mainly due to the fact that you are a native of India, a severely backlogged country for employment-based visa availability purposes. Only an H-1B (or any other work visa, such as L-1B, for instance) will give you the right to remain, live and work in the USA during the years that the employer's petition is pending and then awaiting to become "current" under the Hindustani-born employment based EB-3 or even EB-2 quota - which could take decades..See question
I am a H1B visa holder. Currently I am in USA and my current VISA will expire on 04/30/2017. I am planning to travel India from 01/28/2017 to 02/20/2017. So when I enter USA I have 2 months 7 days to expire my current VISA. Is my travel causing...
Talk to your employer's immigration lawyer about your plans. You should be readmitted on your still valid H-1B visa "stamp", but are likely to be questions about how is it that your employer allowed you to be absent from work for a month - may be asked to prove to be maintaining valid H-1B status. Will need to have all kinds of documentation on you, as well as a letter from your employer confirming your status and availability of "work" upon your return.See question
Recently, my fiancé got banned from entering the U.S due to overstaying his last visit and working illegally. He was deported from homeland security upon arrival and was given a ban for 5 years. I am a U.S. citizen and he is a Turkish native. A ...
This type of situation needs to be analyzed and examined during an in-depth consultation with an experienced lawyer, either in person or over Skype and not on a general blog such as Avvo. A few of us are also fluent in Turkish.See question
my brother lives in the US and works for a US based employer on L2 visa. The employer is not yet willing to sponsor a green card application. I am a US citizen and would like to sponsor my brother's application. Can he change the sponsorship if ne...
Brother can be concurrently "sponsored" by different employers who may each petition him for a "green card" separately.
You, as a sibling may petition him as well, but a sibling's petition can take up to 14 years to process and have an immigrant visa available. Will not give brother the right to live and work in the USA during all the years it will be pending, however.See question
I received my USICS letter 4 months ago can I apply for my Citizenship?? as my husband is US citizen since 2013 and my Son is US citizen since 2014
What is your question?
If you meet all the requirements for citizenship application, go ahead and apply.