Can I expedite my wait for a visa for my I-130 petition due to my petitioning father’s advanced age?
QUESTION: My father is a US citizen. He filed an I-130 application for me in 2012, which was approved in 2012. At the time I was unmarried, but I got … Continue reading
As a green card holder, how long can I stay outside of the country before I abandon my green card?
QUESTION: Is there a specific amount of time that a green card holder can spend outside the US without abandoning their green card? THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI … Continue reading
What do I do when I become a US citizen after filing an I-130 petition for my spouse?
QUESTION: I filed an I-130 petition for my wife, who is in India. When I filed the I-130, I was a permanent resident. Now I am a citizen. What is … Continue reading
My father filed an I-130 for me when he was a Permanent Resident. I got married before my father became a US citizen. Is the petition he filed for me still valid?
QUESTION: I am from India. My father filed an I-130 immigrant petition for me under the F2B category in 2012. I did not know the immigration rules, and I got … Continue reading
I came to the US on an F-1 student visa. Am I subject to the Unlawful Presence 3-year or 10-year bar?
QUESTION: I came to the US on an F-1 student visa. I overstayed my I-20 document by more than 180 days. If I have to leave the country to get … Continue reading
Can I file my I-485 application before my I-130 petition is approved?
QUESTION: I am in the US is E-2 status. My husband is a Permanent Resident and he filed an I-130 petition for me last year. My priority date is available … Continue reading
Can I still sponsor my step-daughter to come to the US even though my husband died?
QUESTION: I am a US citizen. I filed for my husband to come to the US from Ghana. The petition was approved, and he was scheduled for an immigrant visa … Continue reading
EXPLANATION OF JULY 2018 DOS VISA BULLETIN WITH PREDICTIONS
(The predictions section below were updated on 6/25/18 with more recent DOS updates.) The US Department of State has issued the July 2018 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading
Do I need to inform immigration of my change of address after my citizenship is finalized?
QUESTION: I finally took my oath as a US citizen. If I move, do I still need to let immigration know about my new address? THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN: No. … Continue reading