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  1. I married with a US citizen. My husband locked me up in the home to serve him. He did not give me an opportunity to learn English to find a job, nor allow me to contact with any body. He also threatens to report me to the immigration for fake marriage if I call the police. Can your law firm help me to get a green card and advise me what to do in this situation

  2. The answer is yes, we can help the abused women to get a lawful permanent status without the husband’s involvement, and to avoid the abuser continuing with the illegal conducts.

  3. My father and mother are US citizen. I was born in Thailand. I don’t know why they did never report birth abroad for me when I was born. Both of them passed away some years ago. I’m now 19 and is living in the US without any paper. Can you help me to obtain the US Citizenship?

  4. The answer is yes, you have a chance to have a US passport. Your status in the US is irrelevant. However, the outcome of your case is positive or negative depends on the information about your parent(s) and the evidence, that you can provide. If you want the attorney to closely look and determine the successfulness of your citizenship application, please complete the contact for an appointment.

  5. My sponsor has low income. One relative with good income will be the co-sponsor of the petition. Must my sponsor file income tax for the purpose of my petition?

  6. The answer is YES

  7. I am looking for an experienced immigration attorney in the area of Queens, NY to correct paperwork for my wife?

  8. Hiring a local immigration attorney is NOT mandatory to solve issues and problems of the immigration cases because experienced immigration attorneys are the ones you have to locate. Read their website, look at their work, and question them to learn if the attorney is qualified to assist you to solve your issue. Good luck

  9. I am a non-US citizen, who has B-1 / B-2 Visa. Can I study summer course for 2 weeks without applying for F1 or M1 Visa?

  10. If your course is shorter than 4 weeks and your B1/B2 is still valid, you can take that course without applying for F1 or M1 visa.

  11. I have been a permanent resident for almost 2 years, how can I petition for my mom who has lived 22 years in the US?

  12. A lawful permanent resident is not qualified to file a petition for his/her parent.

  13. I’m a US citizen. I have a new born baby from my mexican girl friend. I have not filed any petition for my girl friend yet. Can the new baby have my citizenship

  14. You have to apply a citizenship for your baby. The Consulate or The Embassy of the USA will determine whether your baby can inherit your citizenship.

  15. May my sister who has a green card be able to sponsor me to the USA??

  16. A green card holder can’t file a family immigration visa petition for a sibling.

  17. My dad has been illegally living in the US for 28 years I’m a US citizen. What can I do to help him?

  18. You can help him to obtain a green card. It’s a complex process but can be done. Complete our contact form if you want to perform your wish.

  19. Is there anyway to avoid the 3 years or 10 years bar from overstaying the visa?

  20. The answer is yes, you should get help from an experienced immigration attorney to obtain a pardon for the committed violation.

  21. My F1 visa expired in 05/2014. Filed reinstatement on 8/2014 and has been denied in 12/2014. My I-290B was denied in 05/2015. What is the date that I’m unlawful present in the USA?

  22. May- 2014

  23. I was ordered to leave the USA 4 years ago due to committing some crimes, but I continued to stay. Can your law firm help me to get a work permit or get my green card back? I was a very good person since.

  24. We did help our clients, who have been deported to have work permit and/or receive the green card back. It depends on each case’s specific facts. You can make an appointment with our attorney for your case evaluation.

  25. I have been refused for an Entry Visa to the USA because I overstayed visa in the past. How do I apply for a pardon so that I can come back to the states?

  26. The process to apply for a waiver depends on the type of visa you would apply for. We can help. Complete contact form with details of your situation

  27. I have a F1 visa. Last semester I filed paper to enroll the next semester. I then went back to visit my home country. Will I face any immigration issue?

  28. If your F1 visa has expired and you visit your country, you must have an interview at the American Embassy or Consulate in your home country to come back to the USA.

  29. When we first immigrated in the USA, my parents did not realize that the birthday should be written in the order of month/day/year. They completed the immigration form with my birthday in the order of day/month/year, which is the written way in Asian & European countries. It caused my birthday on my passport and the Social Security system is different. Should I pursue correcting them?

  30. The answer is yes, you should, to avoid future issues, such as SSA benefits, etc…..

  31. I am a US citizen. My girlfriend is living in Philippine. Should I marry her in the Philippine or bring her as a fiancée to the USA? Which process is faster? Please advise.

  32. What you should do is irrelevant. The result of the petition is the most important. You have to choose the process that will lead your fiancée or your wife to obtain a visa. An experienced immigration attorney will investigate the facts and advise which process is the best for your petition and why you should take that advice.

  33. I married to a US citizen. I filed I-130, had been interviewed more than 5 years ago and the petition was approved. However, I received the green card 6 months after the interview because the USCIS office made a mistake on my file (they did not update the system and sent my documents to archive). So the green card has been issued to me only more than four years. Can I apply for citizenship now or have to wait to next year?

  34. The date counted for the residency required for citizenship application is the date shown on the primary green card.

  35. I’m in the US under K-1 visa. My husband locked me up in the home to serve him. He did not give me an opportunity to learn English to find a job. Can I later remove the condition on my green card without my husband’s signature?

  36. Beneficiaries can remove a condition on a green card without the petitioner’s co-signing or continuing of the petition. That person has to meet the exceptional elements required under this application. You should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney, who will investigate the situation and determine if a case does exist.

  37. I would apply for a student visa. The school requests TOEFL scores or a compass test. Where do I take the compass test?

  38. You can take TOEFL or compass test either in your ountry or in the USA. The school will instruct you how to do so. If you choose to take the test in the USA, you have to apply for a travel visa. One important factor you should not ignore is that failure to pass a visa interview will affect your future visa application. Assistance of an experienced immigration attorney is encouraged.

  39. I over-stayed visa. May I change or adjust my status to another non-immigrant visa; or to obtain a work permit; or green card?

  40. The general answer is NO UNLESS your specific situation meets one of the exceptions allowed by law. You can make an appointment with our attorney for further facts investigation, case determination, and specific advice.

  41. I am permanent resident. I visited my native country 5 months ago when I was pregnant. My new born is now 4 months old. To file I-130 for my child, she has to wait for more than 2 years to enter into the USA. Can you help to make the process faster?

  42. What we can do is obtaining a permission for your child to live with you in the USA during the 2 years processing of the I-130. Please “immediately” make an appointment with the attorney for determination of the provided information. Any delay will cause jeopardize your case.

  43. I am in the USA under F1 visa, may I apply for work permit, social security number, and/or driver license?

  44. When you have a work permit, you can apply for a social security number and a driver license. However, the immigration law do not allow F1 to work with some exceptions. We can help to determine if you meet one of the exceptions to be granted a work permit.

  45. I came to the USA with a non-immigrant visa. I planned to do the right thing either by extending my visa or change a status. However, I could not perform what I planned for because I was sick. My visa now is expired. Can you help me to obtain F1 visa to study here?

  46. General speaking, people overstaying their visa can’t extend or change their status. However, there is one exception that allows them to do so. You should make an appointment with our attorney for determination whether or not you meet the exception criteria.

  47. I’m a permanent resident with a valid green card. I moved last year from Washington State to California but never reported the change of address to the USCIS. Now I would apply for a citizenship. May I do so without any issue?

  48. You can read Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA): 8 U.S.C. Section 1227(a)(3), section 1306, and section 1305 to reach free answers to your question.

  49. I’m a permanent resident. My unmarried child is now almost 20 years old. Can you help my petition to be quickly proceeded before he turns 21 so that he must not wait for 5 to 6 years for a visa number?

  50. The answer is yes subject to the conditions that you have to work closely with our law firm and promptly provide all necessary papers. Any delay from your side will affect the result of the case.

  51. I came to the USA under B-1/B-2 visa. My I-94 will expire next month. I would stay 6 months more because I have some issues with my health. Can you help me?

  52. Based on the given facts, the answer can be negative or positive depending on your specific situation. The attorney has to make further facts investigation about your problem to provide with specific answer whether or not you should process with your application.
    For your information, we always try to extend a visa as long as we can, so that our clients can complete their personal business in the USA. However, the USCIS has its own discretion in this matter. 3 to 6 months extension can be granted. USCIS also gives a time frame for filing of each type of application or petition. Late filing may cause jeopardize to the application or petition. You should make an appointment with the attorney as soon as you have the plan to extend your visa.

  53. Where to file form I-212?

  54. In order to determine if an applicant can file form I-212 and/or where to file, the experienced immigration attorney has to learn which law the applicant had violated in the past.

  55. I file an application for naturalization last year, but no interview appointment has been received. What must I do to be interviewed?

  56. We have requested many applications or petitions, that have been pended behind of processing time to be processed ASAP. Please complete contact form to learn the legal fee applied to your request.

  57. I applied for green card after granted Asylum three years ago. Presently, I have not received the gren card yet. Every time I called USCIS, they said my application is under pending jurisdiction. Please help.

  58. We have requested many cases, that have been pended behind of processing time to be processed ASAP. Usually, it takes from 3 to 12 months for USCIS to take an action after we submit the request. Please complete contact form to learn the legal fee applied to your request.

  59. I want to know how long it takes for a petition to be processed and when a visa number is available after petition is approved?

  60. You can locate the information how long a petition is processed on the USCIS’ website. For the visa number information, visit the bulletin page on the Department of the States’ website.

  61. My spouse is from another country and I am from the USA. I’m currently in school and do not work. I have no income. I filed a petition for my spouse. When my spouse comes to the USA, my spouse will work for my father, who has a construction business. Will my spouse be denied a permanent visa / green card because I don’t have a job, have no income, or am a student?

  62. One of the requirements for a beneficiary to be granted an immigrant visa for a green card is that the sponsor’s income must meet the poverty limit. If the sponsor has no income, the sponsor can seek for co-sponsor(s), or locate other solutions with an immigration attorney.

  63. I’m an American citizen, may I sponsor my wife come to the USA to live with me?

  64. General rule provides that a spouse, who is a US Citizen or a permanent resident, can file a petition for another spouse to live in the USA. However, whether or not the petition shall be approved depends on additional factors. You should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney if either your or your spouse’s background is questionable.

  65. Is there a minimum age requirement to start the process of a green card for a spouse?

  66. You should sit down with a family attorney in your state to learn if it’s legal to marry a person at the age you are concerned. Then contact an experienced immigration attorney for counsel before marriage.

  67. I filed to renew my resident card but got denied because I didn’t have the divorce paper, but now I have it, can I resend it?

  68. Renew a green card and remove a condition on a green card are two different processes. Based on the stated facts, you are confusing the process. We can help.

  69. I’m living in Thailand, who can sponsor me to live and/or to work in the USA?

  70. There are many ways for a foreigner to come to the USA for working and living. The situations include, but not limited to a) a qualified legal or blood close relative, such as parent, sibling, spouse, children, same sex partner, fiancé(e) can file a petition for a relative; b) an American employer (any qualified entity or individual), or a Thai company doing business in the USA can sponsor a foreign employee; or c) you can file a self petition.
    An experienced immigration attorney has to learn your background, nationality, and finance to determine if your situation meets one of the criteria.

  71. I’m French. I owns a small business and couple houses in the USA. May I apply for a green card?

  72. There are different ways for a foreigner, and his/her qualified relatives to come to the USA for permanently working and living. An experienced immigration attorney has to learn about your situation, your goal, analyze your status, and suggest all means that you can select together with the involving risks while performing your plan. You should make an appointment with our attorney for further facts investigation and project planning.

  73. I had filed I130 for my sister couple of years ago. Can the priority date of the I130, that I filed be used for form I140 that her employer would file for her very soon?

  74. The answer is NO because priority date of one form can’t be applied to another. However, there exist some special situations, in which a prior filing date or a granted visa to a petition made on the same applicable form number can be applied to a new petition. An experienced immigration attorney will investigate the facts, and determine if your case is qualified as one of the special situations, and that your petition meets the conditions required by these rules.

  75. My husband received over payment from unemployment compensation, owes credit card, student loan. Heis paying back by making monthly payments to these creditors. We filed joint tax return. Can i become a US citizen in this situation ?

  76. Unemployment benefit, credit card debt, and student loan are not the factors to be considered for evaluating a person’s citizenship qualification.

  77. I over-stayed B1/B2 visa. May I change my status to a student visa or any other type of non-immigrant visa while being in the USA?

  78. The general answer is NO, but one exception exists. An experienced immigration attorney has to investigate the specific situation to determine if the exception can apply to your case

  79. My residence card expired last week. However, it was valid when I applied for naturalization. Can I still apply for a job now?

  80. Generally, a Legal Permanent Residence Status does not expire, only the Green-Card expires. An employer will always ask for a valid green card or work permit before hiring an immigrant. You can explain your situation to the employer. It’s the employer’s choice to take the risk of hiring a person with an expired residence card because the section 264 of Immigration & National Act states that “Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him . . .. Any alien who fails to comply with [these provisions] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor …”

  81. I’m applying for a Certificate of Citizenship, but my green card is expired. Do I have to renew it first?
  82. I was born in the United States and currently live with my parents in Ecuador, may I sponsor my parents to bring me back to the USA?
  83. I sponsored my wife under I130, which has been approved. I discovered that she is cheating on me. I don’t want her to have the green card. How can I withdraw the approval?
  84. Is it true that if my mom obtains a U.S. citizenship before my 18th birthday, I would automatically gain an American citizenship?
  85. Is it possible for me to change status without leaving the USA for an immigrant visa interview in our home country?
  86. How long does it take for a petition or an immigration application to process or approve?
  87. I’m a permanent resident, how long can I get my spouse into the USA, having filled I130 over a year now?
  88. I find out that I got into a sham marriage after my husband get his green card. Can I do anything to make him loose it?
  89. I’m UK born with US Citizenship. I would like to move back to the US with my UK Fiancee. Can I apply for her from here?
  90. My husband lives in the USA,. I started petition for him in the USA. Should he go back to Mexico for a visa interview?
  91. What are the actual benefits of US citizenship over permanent residency?
  92. I’m in India. May I live and work in the USA?
  93. I’m an professional athlete play for an american team for 3 years under P1 visa, How can I apply for green card?
  94. Does immigration background check for citizenship purpose include bank and credit information?
  95. I married my wife in the USA. I have not filed a petition for her yet. She visited her family in Germany. She recently bought 2 way tickets and people thought she was an illegal immigrant or something. Can she just buy one way ticket to come back. Also, I’m a US citizen?
  96. I want to know what is the current average time for interview call once I-130 and fees have been submitted to sponsor a spouse?
  97. Can I apply for a college outside of the USA and still keep the green card to be valid?
  1. I’m applying for a Certificate of Citizenship, but my green card is expired. Do I have to renew it first?

    A general answer is that you need to have a valid green card to apply for US Citizenship.

  2. I was born in the United States and currently live with my parents in Ecuador, may I sponsor my parents to bring me back to the USA?

    To file a petition for a parent(s), two of the requirements are the petitioner’s American citizenship and age of 21 or older. When these two factors are met, consult with an experienced immigration attorney if some facts of your case are questionable.

  3. I sponsored my wife under I130, which has been approved. I discovered that she is cheating on me. I don’t want her to have the green card. How can I withdraw the approval?

    We can assist to perform your wish as specified under 8 U.S.C. 1155; or to prevent her obtaining the green card. To successfully perform your request, an experienced immigration attorney has to specifically know your story and beyond…

  4. Is it true if my mom obtains a U.S. citizenship before my 18th birthday, I would automatically gain an American citizenship?

    The answer may be negative based on the facts because what you stated is only one of the requirements for a child to inherit a citizenship from the parent(s). An experienced immigration attorney can help you to determine other factors.

  5. Is it possible for me to change status without leaving the USA for an immigrant visa interview in our home country?

    Generally speaking with some exceptions, one with a legal status can adjust a status inside of the USA when there is a visa number available, however the application may be jeopardized if the applicant does not have a legal status, falls in an exception, or violated the United States law. You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to learn about the specific applicable  law applied to your case before filing, if you believe that your status is questionable

  6. I’m a permanent resident, how long can I get my spouse into the USA, having filled I130 over a year now?

    You can locate these information for free at www.uscis.gov. If you have waited for longer than 18 months, you should seek help from an experienced immigration to check if there is any issue happen to the case

  7. I find out that I got into a sham marriage after my husband get his green card .Can I do anything to make him loose it?

    The answer is YES, you can.  To successfully perform your request, an experienced immigration attorney has to specifically know your story and beyond; OR you can call 866-347-2423 to report if you can handle the issues by yourself.

  8. I’m UK born with US Citizenship. I would like to move back to the US with my UK Fiancee. Can I apply for her from here?

    The answer is YES. However, additional paper works are required.

  9. My husband lives in the USA,. I started petition for him in the USA. Should he go back to Mexico for a visa interview?

    No, he does not need to! However, additional paper works are required.

  10. What are the actual benefits of US citizenship over permanent residency?

    Passport, visa waiver program, vote, and more….

  11. I’m in India. May I live and work in the USA?

    Any foreigner, who meets the requirements of the American government for a foreigner to live and work in the USA is welcome.

  12. I’m an professional athlete play for an american team for 3 years under P1 visa, How can I apply for green card?

    Read more information about work visa and self petition on our website. Then, contact us if you would perform your plan.

  13. Does immigration background check for citizenship purpose include bank and credit information?

    Negative answer can be asserted.

  14. I married my wife in the USA. I have not filed a petition for her yet. She visited her family in Germany. She recently bought 2 way tickets and people thought she was an illegal immigrant or something. Can she just buy one way ticket to come back. Also, I’m a US citizen?

    She comes to the USA under visa waiver program. Based on what you stated, 2 ways ticket is required.

  15. I want to know what is the current average time for interview call once I-130 and fees have been submitted to sponsor a spouse?

    If the case is in the USCIS office, you can locate free answer to your question at www.USCIS.gov.  If the case has been transferred to NVC, you will need help from an experienced immigration attorney if you did not hear from NVC for more than 3 months.

  16. Can I apply for a college outside of the USA and still keep the green card to be valid?

    The answer is YES. However, additional paper works are required.