Hi, My fiance, she has a green card, she came in the USA before 10-month and we are planning to get married soon in May 2017. What should be the better location to file my green card process? I am based in California and she is in New York. ho...
First of all, in order to file an I-130, you must actually be married, not just her fiancee. Second, you will only be able to adjust status through that petition if (1) you were admitted or paroled into the US (e.g. entered with a visa); (2) have maintained lawful immigration status; (3) your petition is current (see the visa bulletin); and (4) you are admissible. I recommend consulting with an attorney to double check that you meet these eligibility requirements.
Best of luck!
Otis C. Landerholm, Esq.
I arrived in USA on B1/2 visa on dec 2004, I applied for extension on I-539 , they send me denial notice on aug 2005 , I did not leave since than ? does this denial mean I am in removal proceeding, I already spend 10 year in USA with good moral ch...
Just because your petition was denied does NOT mean that you are or ever have been in removal proceedings. To be put into proceedings, immigration officials would need to file a "Notice to Appear" to the court and serve you with a copy of it. Then you would have hearings in court. If you were in that situation, than you would need to meet with a lawyer to discuss your various options including but not limited to cancellation of removal. Good luck!See question
I was with my employer between October 2001 to June 2010. My H1B LCA job title was "Programmer Analyst". My employer filed my green card under EB2 and job title was "Software Engineer". I have received my green card on September 3, 2009. ...
Mention both titles. It is often better to be over-inclusive than under-inclusive. You don't want the immigration officer reviewing your case to think you're hiding anything. Good luck!
hi my name is diana i just want to know if i am elegible for daca i been living in USA since january 15 2011 i am student at skyline high school i am a senior my gpa it is not bad is 3.40 iam planing to go to college and start working but a lot of...
Be weary of some of the incorrect advice on this page. You will NOT qualify because you arrived too late. Even under the new guidelines (which are not in effect yet), you would have to have arrived before January 1, 2010... (and under the current guidelines, it is June 15, 2007.). I am glad that you are a good student, that will serve you well, but you should NOT submit an application for DACA, since it would only be denied. To see if you might qualify for some other form of immigration relief, please consult with an immigration lawyer. You are also more than welcome to watch the following video regarding your immigration options:
I am a green card holder and i want to pring my mothe to vist me for vist visa so wher or how i can file for my mom
Hello. Your mom can certainly apply for a visitor's visa the US consulate in her country or region. To be eligible, she must be able to show the following requirements: (1) purpose for the trip is lawful, (2) the duration of her trip is for a specific and short (shorter than 6 months) period of time; (3) she will be maintaining her residence abroad during the trip; (4) she has strong ties to her home residence; (5) she has enough finances to cover the expenses of the trip.
For you to help her in this process, you can write a small declaration that explains that you will be the main person that she visits (this will show the visit's lawful purpose), and you can also help her by financially sponsoring her visit with an affidavit of support on form I-134.
If you have questions, please hire a lawyer to maximize you're mom's likelihood of success in applying for the tourist visa. Good luck!
This is related to my other question about me (US citizen) petitions a brother & his family. Thanks to the quick replies from attorneys Tripti, Andrew, Alexander and Eliza. Looks like it's not possible for my brother & his family to file I-485 wit...
My colleagues are correct. Married sons are not "immediate relatives" under the immigration and nationality act. As such, you must wait for their priority date to become current - which will depend on which country they are from - and which will take years. After the priority date is current, they may be eligible to adjust status with an I-485... but be cautious! I recommend speaking to an immigration lawyer if you have any questions whatsoever about this because you don't want to wait all this time and find that your brother no longer is eligible to adjust status!
I applied May 2014. On October 2014 they send me said that they need biography form indicating the location I lived in the last ten years so I filled it and sent it back right away. They received the form back on October 15. 2014 we called them th...
I agree that green card applications can take a long time. However, I would start by checking the processing times as posted by USCIS. Do you know the particular field office where your case is located? If so, click here:
And put in your field office - and it will tell you approximately how delayed that office is.
Also, did you file with a lawyer's help? Sometimes if you filed something incorrectly (like without the biographical forms), it can cause a delay.
Be patient, and if you get a negative answer from USCIS, get an attorney involved immediately. Good luck.See question
I came to US on F-1 visa 6 years ago. I filed for asylum on Dec. 2013 and out of status from Jan 2014. I'm still waiting for my interview. My question is that, did the executive action of the Government has any positive impact in asylum case and a...
I agree with my colleagues answers - especially Mr. Crabtree's. We do not have enough information to determine whether or not you are eligible for DACA / DAPA. Do you have a US citizen or green card holding child? Were you under 16 when you arrived to the US? Regardless of these answers, hopefully you'll get an interview and a decision on your asylum case sooner than you'd be able to apply for those programs. The asylum office is going to start addressing its backlog, and you will hopefully be scheduled for your interview in early 2015. Also - asylum is a much stronger form of immigration relief. So I would recommend waiting for the asylum office's decision first, and only if they decide to refer you to court, then talk to a good lawyer and consider using DACA / DAPA as your plan B (if you're eligible). Good luck!See question
My legal permanent husband arrived us November 15, 2014. How soon can we get married. What documents does he need to file for me to became a permanent resident and also get my work permit. I am currently on f1 study visa. How soon can it actualize
My colleagues are correct. Good luck with your marriage, then file the I-130 as quickly as possible and stay in visa status until your priority date is current. Once it is, you'll be eligible to adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident as well. Good luck!See question
We have filed as a couple and she graduated last year in 2013. Her OPT has finished. I just want to know now, does she need to join college or she will be in asylee status. If she doesn't go to school will it have any effect on her immigration sta...
I generally recommend to my clients to keep their options open - and to maintain their non-immigrant status as long as the USCIS hasn't issued a decision on the asylum case. Is it easy for your wife to stay in school and maintain her F-1 visa? If she can maintain it, she will not be subjected to removal proceedings if the asylum office doesn't approve her case. Depending on your situation, I recommend she stays in school until you've won asylum!See question