Now we will apply for the I-485. What option in part 2 should I and my children under 21 select ? " a " or " b " ? My wife should select a, right?
Either carefully re-read the detailed instructions that accompany Form I-485 or pose this question to the lawyer who prepared and filed (and got approved) the I-140 on your wife's behalf.See question
I was told by a lawyer that should not summit my criminal record with my I-485, but instead to bring it to the interview. He also told me that I only had to summit an explanation on a continuation sheet. But from my understanding from the instruct...
Exactly what kind of "criminal record" are we talking about? A felony conviction could get you apprehended by ICE during the I-485 interview, taken into an ICE detention center and could later end up being "removed" from the country.
If a misdemeanor conviction, such as petty theft, trespass, DUI; etc., I don't "submit" any copy on behalf of my clients at the time of filing the I-485, but instead have them bring to the interview the court certified "final case disposition" document which I insist the client obtain from the court.See question
i changed my status from B1/B2 to F1 to H1B here in the US i just want to asked if i can travel outside the country like canada or europe or even go back home in the Philippines without encountering any problem at the boarder or with immigration o...
You are free to leave the US anytime you wish. To be able to return, however, you will need to apply for and obtain a visa from the US consulate in Manila. No easy task, am afraid. Are you currently in H-1B status?See question
is it possible to apply green card if they are in visitor visa ? what if visa expire during process ?
Yes, that will become "possible" once you naturalize and become a US citizen. Proper timing could prove to be "key". Consult with an attorney before attempting to undertake anything.See question
I received H1b approval from the USCIS yesterday. My employer is a hospital hiring me as a doctor-in-training (resident) for a 3-year training program (residency). So this was uncapped H-visa. My husband wishes to eventually move to the U.S. w...
I will be up to him. As you correctly assess, that H-4 will not make him eligible for any work permit for the foreseeable future.
As a Pakistani national, he should also consider E-2 Treaty Investor visa, as a form of self-employment, running his own business, which he can either purchase or start from scratch. Otherwise, another "non-profit" H-1B offer or J-1 Internship visa or even H-3 Training visa, unless he is "extraordinary" in what he does and an employer is wiling to file an O-1 Extraordinary Ability O-1 visa petition on his behalf.See question
I am filing for removal of condition, and I have moved once since I became a permanent resident and that is why I answered yes to question 22 in part 1 (page 2) of I-751 form. Hence, I need to list my addresses in part 11 (additional information)....
Use your common sense after carefully re-reading the instructions that accompany Form I-751. It is too long and no longer a "simple" one to fill.
I strongly recommend you let an attorney analyze your I-751 petition, for I can guarantee that if you are confused by such a simple, straight forward question, that there will be many others you could get wrong or which can confuse you as well.See question
I and my ex husband were married for 3 years. He filed for asylum, he was the primary applicant and I was derivative, in 2014 and in 2016 we received our green card. We just got divorced 4 months ago and now I am married to a US citizen. My green ...
It doesn't matter if you were the "principal" asylum applicant or simply the "derivative". If your "green card" (LPR) status is based on "(c)(8)" rather than (c)(9), which is through marriage and you travel back to the country from which your then-husband claimed "fear" of "persecution" and you then come back to the USA, your green card could be cancelled and you might have to file for "adjustment of status" (with a concurrent petition from your current husband) all over again. Worth it? Best to wait until becoming a US citizen. Then there'll be no questions asked.See question
Hello I am a Green card holder. I applied for my N400 later March. I had my biometrics appointment completed April 17th. I have work travel scheduled from May 12th-19th. Can I still travel using my green card and is there a need for advance parole...
if it is in late March that you have applied, go ahead and travel - I don't expect anything to "move" in your case between the dates of May 12-19.
As a Lawful US Permanent Resident you are free to travel internationally anytime you see fit and do not need any "advance parole" (which is for people who don't yet have a green card). I think what you are alluding to is the "Reentry Permit", but that's for individuals intending to remain outside for a year or more.
Hopefully you have someone receiving and reviewing your mail. In any event, once USCIS schedules your iN-400 interview, you will receive an advance notice of at least 1 month prior.See question
Hi, I'm a permanent resident. I know you should get a re-entry permit if you stay outside the US for more than 6 months on a single trip however, I'm already outside the US and would like to know what happens at the airport immigration if you st...
Any absence of 6 months or more creates the rebuttable presumption that you may in fact have de facto "abandoned" your permanent residency in the USA. The contrary "evidence" you are citing is too "static", generic and "run of the mill" which does not definitively prove the US is in fact still your home..
It will entirely be up to the CBP officer at Los Angeles airport how intensely you are questioned and whether or not he/she determines that you may have in effect "abandoned" your continuous residency in the USA.
Could either readmit you; pressure you to sign the Form to relinquish lawful US permanent status and admit you as a "visitor" (without a valid visa) for just this time or you'll be courageous, refuse to sign and ask to "see the judge". Could hold your passport and give you "Deferred Inspection", asking you to appear at a later date at CBP headquarters in 300 N. Los Angeles Street, for a factual determination of whether you "abandoned" or not. Best to consult with an experienced lawyer over Skype before flying back to the USA to be properly prepared for the kinds of questions you will be facing upon return at the airport.See question
I wanna call my Niece on US visitor's visa, so I've to guarantee her cost during her stay , for this I've to send her Affidavit of support, she is gonna apply for visa from her own country, What other documents she'd need by her own and from me? ...
Analyze and discuss this with an experienced lawyer during a private consultation. You are asking for case specific advice. That's not what a general, voluntary blog such as Avvo is for.See question