Hi, I am filing N400, Part 12 , Item # 15A - Were you EVER member of, or did you EVER serve in, help, or otherwise participate in, any of the following group: Military unit? I am currently in U.S. Army Reserves; I signed up last year, and I ha...
Answer "yes" based on being a member of the US Army reserves, and as the computer does not provide a way to add an explanation, I recommend that once you print out the N-400 you write the explanation by hand on the form near the question, and attach a copy of a document to your application showing that you are a member of the US Army reserves.See question
Had my interview on 6/28 passed the civic txt but IO reuqested additional info which was hand delivered in 7/10. How long does it take to hear back from USCIS?
The answer varies a lot depending on the workload at CIS at any point in time BUT according the CIS's own regulations (which they do not always follow) they must issue a decision within 120 days of your interview (but they do get to add on the amount of time that it took you to respond to the N-14).See question
I had my I-751 waiver denied last year , never got an NTA , I went to the uscis last week and got I -551 stamp for 90 days for travel purposes. I did have my attorney with me who said they have to give me my day in court and we will submit a new I...
I agree with your attorney. It can take more than one year for Immigration to file the NTA with the court. While you are waiting for it to be filed so the Immigration Judge can make the final decision on your I-751, Immigration must keep extending your I-551 stamp.See question
I'm a US Citizen. I filed an I-130 concurrent I-485 with my dad few months ago which has already been approved. He already received his permanent resident card. Now I understand, as stated in the affidavit of support I submitted, that I'm finan...
Yes, you can file for your mom. You will need to include your father in your mom's Affidavit of Support when you are counting your "household" size, so it will make a difference as far as how much income you will need. (If your income does not meet the guidelines, then you will need a co-sponsor.)
By the way, you are legally obligated on the Affidavit of Support either: 1) for 10 years, or 2) until your father becomes a US citizen (which ever happens first). Your obligation does not end when he gets a job.
I am also a Canadian citizen. Would it be faster to get my wife canadian citizenship first?
As a permanent resident, once you file the I-130 visa petition, you might wait approximately 20 months for the priority date on that petition to become current. The website for the current visa bulletin is shown below (look at the Family 2A category). Once the priority date becomes current and you have completed the next step of processing at the National Visa Center, then your wife will be scheduled for an Immigrant Visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. Although priority dates can sometimes move faster, and can sometimes move more slowly, based on the current movement, it seems likely it could take a little more then 2 years to bring your wife to the U.S.
I don't know the answer to whether it would be faster to bring your wife to Canada -- I'll be interested to see what a Canadian immigration lawyer says about that.
Hi, I'm Canadian permanent resident will get the citizenship in this October. I had received an email that I was selected in the lottery on September 15 2011(almost 4 years ago) I didn’t take any action since I had received that email . My...
Unfortunately, diversity visa lottery winners must use the visa number that was won within the fiscal year that the winning is for. It is a "use it or lose it" situation, so your visa would have been lost when you did not use it in 2012. There is no way to bring it back now.See question
Im wondering if I can apply for the citizenship thru my wife bc shes a citizen and apply after 3 years and not after 5 years
You can apply for US citizenship if you are married to a US citizen, you have been married to the US citizen for 3 years and have been living with that US citizen (as a married couple) for 3 years. You can do that whether you got your green card through asylum or through marriage.See question
if you were originally charged with sex offense involving a minor, but as a result of a plea deal the charge was "amended to" (exact words from the record from the courthouse) a NON-sexual offense that does NOT involve a minor, will it still fall ...
It is the FINAL conviction that should control whether or not you are subject to the Adam Walsh Act, so the fact that the charges started out as something else should not be relevant. That said, CIS is hyper-vigilant when it comes to the AWA and I cannot guarantee that they will not try to over reach by looking at the charges. If you file an I-130 and I-485 and it triggers a request for evidence related to the Adam Walsh Act, you should definitely get an immigration attorney who is well-versed in criminal law to make the legal argument that the conviction does not fall within the scope of the Act. Better yet, consult with an immigration attorney (familiar with criminal law) before filing the I-130/I-485 so they can review the conviction to see if they agree that for purposes of the AWA it qualifies as non-sexual and not with a minor.See question
I hadn't mentioned my wife who is abroad on my i589 application. I recently got my case approved after my interview by AO officer. Will I be able to file for my wife for derivative asylum? If so how long does the entire process takes or should I w...
Apply for her now and do not wait until you get your GC. Use the I-730 petition to apply for her, which is available on the government website at www.uscis.gov. It is taking approximately 5 months for CIS to approve those petitions and forward them to the US Embassy, and then another few months for the Embassy to interview her and allow her to enter the US in asylee status. On the other hand, if you wait until you get your GC to petition for her she will probably have to wait an additional one to two years to enter the U.S. after you petition for her. Either way, you may have to explain why you did not list her on your asylum application. Waiting until you get your GC to apply for her does not allow you to skip over an inquiry into why you did not list her on your I-589. Your failure to list her on your I-589 will make CIS suspicious that it is not a real marriage, so I would recommend submitting more than just the bare minimum to show that you are married. Since the situation may get a little more complicated due to the I-589 omission, it might be helpful to have the assistance of a lawyer.See question
I was just awarded my asylum or refugee status and I am in the US. If I marry my Fiancee, can I file for his Green card, or do I have to wait for my own green card first?
Unfortunately you must wait for your own green card first. If you were married before you were granted asylum (even 1 day) you would be able to immediately petition for your spouse to be granted derivative asylee status (just like your status). But once you have asylum, you cannot petition for a spouse until you are a permanent resident.See question