Hello, My wife's H4 is expiring in one week. Her H1B is pending Change of Status RFE with USCIS. Her employer is responding to the RFE this week. However, the current question is - 1. whether she needs to apply for her H4 extension based on my...
1. Yes. To be on the safe side.
2. Yes. And yes again.
3. Needs to be explored during a private consultation with an experienced lawyer, either in person or via Skype.See question
I have a 10 year tourist visa. Now I am visiting New York. I would like to obtain a student status. Thank you.
"If I receive authorization from USCIS to change my status will I have to return to my home country and apply for a student visa?"
Answer: only if you wish to travel outside the US after having received COS to student in the US - for any travel outside the US other than to Canada or Mexico for less than 30 days, to return you will need to apply for and obtain a student visa at your home country US consulate.
I've had drug conviction in the past about 16 to 17 years ago was granted a pardon about a year now,was wondering if I can ever go and become a citizen so I can travel back to my homeland of Jamaica and return to my home in the US without and pro...
Yes, you will be eligible to apply for US citizenship after a full pardon.See question
I am visiting US on B1 as a tourist , I intend to visit a college and get i20 and return to my country of residence and apply for the change of visa from B1-B2 to F1. Please advise if I can visit the college to apply for i-20 before 60 days and ...
Since it is in your home county's US consulate that you intend to apply for the F-1 visa, "visiting" a college while in the US on a visitor's visa, applying for future study and obtaining an I-20 is perfectly OK.See question
I am Canadian permanant resident and will be in US on B2 and O3 visa. My Canadian employer is willing to provide me a contract so that I can work remotly from US. Is it legal. I want to have legal consutation on this. Any suggestion which firm wou...
As long as physically present on US soil, any type of "work", whether in person or "remote" can be considered "unauthorized work" in violation of the terms of one's non-immigrant visa admission status.See question
Hello Team, I am currently on H4 visa, and had applied for my EAD, which is now approved by USCIS. I haven't yet received my EAD card and currently waiting for it. I have my international travel planned in the month of October end can I co...
H-4 EAD does not prohibit or impede foreign travel. As long as in valid H-4 status and on a valid H-4 visa stamp, upon return you will be allowed back into the country, whether your EAD card has been issued or not. Totally irrelevant and inconsequential, since EAD (or lack thereof) does not affect foreign travel.See question
my case was received on august 31st ..can u please give me the information when my status will b changed to f1.
USCIS takes between 3 and 6 months to process and adjudicate applications for change of status.See question
I have a 10 year tourist visa. Now I am visiting New York. I would like to obtain a student status.
Yes, but it will be best if you apply for your student visa from your home country US consulate, since if you apply for "change of status" to student in the USA with USCIS, chance of denial is substantial, for the smallest technicality, and the fact that you will not be able to start your studies prior to approval, which is by no means assured. USCIS takes up to 5 months + to process and adjudicate COS applications. US consulates take 7 minutes on average.See question
I have a social security card because when I first came to the US under the J visa category, I was allowed to apply for one. Now I am married and currently have my I-485 pending awaiting for the enterview to be schedule. My social security car...
After passing your interview and obtaining your "green card", you can go back to the SSA, show them proof of your LPR status ("green card") and ask to be issued a new Card, without that work restriction on it. They will oblige.See question
I have spent 2.3 years in USA in L1B visa and then went back to India in Feb,2013 and came to USA on Apr,2015 with H1B. Please let me know whether 2.3 years of L1B will be included during max out calculation or it will be 6 years from my arrival d...
Yes, time spent working in the US on L-1B status are "included" in the H-1B's 6 years "max out" calculation.See question