I'm new here. I do have a couple questions if anyone can help. My step-daughter is applying for the Deffered Action because she was brought here illegally when she was 1 year old from Mexico. She has never left the U.S. but is 19 years old and cannot work or go to school. We have been told that the DA can allow her to work and go to school. Afterwards, we wanted to apply for the Advance Parole so she can visit her sick grandma and then apply for her Adjustment of Status. My question is can she leave the country on a Advance Parole and return to the U.S. even though she has accrued unlawful presence. Thanks.
Hi, I'd appreciate any feedback on this potential situation. I am the USC and my husband's CR-1 visa was just approved. We are both living in Mexico and are planning to move to the States within the next couple months. I'm wondering... if he has a job interview in the US before we move together, can he travel in and out of the US while I'm still here in Mexico (before we make our permanent move)? Will he have a problem at the POE? I will certainly travel with him if necessary but we're just wondering if it's necessary. Anyone have any insight about this? Thanks!!
Hi! New here! Just had a quick question. I recently filed for my GC. I have received by receipts and my biometrics appointment notification about a week or two ago. I want to travel within the US by car and I will pass one BP checkpoint on the way. What documentation would I need to show? I am under the impression that the receipts can be enough? Help!
Hi, I hope I'm posting my question in the correct forum. My husband has his CR-1 visa interview in 2 weeks. (I'm the USC and we're both living in Mexico. We filed DCF). If his visa is approved, he'd like to begin applying for jobs in the US before we actually make our permanent move. Can he enter the US on his visa for the purpose of interviewing for a job and then return to Mexico before we move permanently? Of course, I will be traveling with him. Thanks for your help!
We recently start our process for a K-1 fiance visa, We are starting to make plans (who isn't?) and We are a little bit confuse about the rules.
We are planning on getting married as soon as possible and apply to become a permanent resident immediately, We are currently living in Tijuana, Mexico and Steph work in San Diego on the daily basis, We think that money wise it could be the way to go, but our concern is [b]Am I gonna be required to stay within the US territory for a period of time?[/b]
The previews question also can be elaborated like:
I get married then what? stay in the country?
After I apply to become a permanent resident, stay in the country?
And the most important one, right after I become a permanent resident (literally next day) can I leave the country or I need to stay within its borders?
Thank You all very much in advance and I hope I'm not confusing you, English is not my first lenguage
My husband recieved his EAD in January, we are still waiting on decision for residency card. Does anyone know if he can travel as far as Presidio, TX which is right on the Mexican/US border but still in TExas? There is a check point in Marfa which is 40 minutes before Presidio. I have to cross over to the Mexico side but wanted to leave him in Presidio, Texas. Someone said he couldnt go to Presidio even though it is still in TExas because when we are heading back home and we pass through the check point in Marfa Texas they might send my husband back to Mexico because they'll think he crossed over to Mexico.
My husband is awaiting AOS approval. He currently has his EAD and started working on December 10th. He has not yet received a W-2. How should I file for our income taxes? I don't want to get anything wrong that is tax related as this has a major effect on future citizenship and status.
i know my fiance can't travel outside of the US after we get married, only until she has the temporary resident card...but does that mean travel only in the contiguous 48 states? Is she allowed to go to Hawaii and Alaska?
I am new to this site so I don't know much of the terminology use
Anyways my question is this. My wife is getting her green card through our marriage.
We already received our welcome letter and our last update said that the production of the card was ordered and that was on 12/13.
Now our situation is that some family members are inviting us to Mexico with all the expenses paid and everything but they plan to leave on 12/28 so I'm wondering if I should wait for her green card or if there's a way to get some type of permission from immigrations so that she can come back into the country.
We already got the hard copy of the welcome letter and the email with the production of the card was ordered on 12/13. What do you guys think?
I'm a conditional resident my gc expires march 3/2013 - I just applied to remove my conditions and I got a letter saying that my temporary residency has been extended for one more year. My wife and I are going to Mexico to visit my family. Question: As a GC holder all what I need to travel is my valid passport and my GC right? or Do I need any special permit to travel abroad?
One more question.....
When I get into Mexico's Airport there are usually 2 different lines to go through customs... One for Mexican citizens and one for foreigners....
Which one should I go to?
My husband entered the US on a K-1 visa back in April. We were then married in May, and filed our AOS in May as well (priority date 5/11/2012). I did all of the paperwork on my own, and didn't know I could submit an AP for free. I filed his EAD which was approved in August, and he has been working since then. Everything has been great, and we should have been hearing soon from them regarding his green card. He got a call on Tuesday saying he had to appear in court down in Mexico for a child support hearing otherwise there he would be arrested the next time he entered Mexico. His ex didn't think he would show up so she was requesting an outrageous amount and she said the craziest lies in her suit. Basically if he didn't show up not only could he not return to mexico without being arrested but he would owe almost $2000 a month (more than he even makes) and he would never be allowed to see his daughter. Despite me telling him not to go, he did anyways. He has always said his kids were more important than being here with me (ouch) but he just left without thinking of the consequences. Now he is ready to come back.... clearly he can't without having a green card or AP.
Our lawyer said it is possible that they will overlook him leaving and just approve the green card anyways. Has anyone experienced that?
I also read that if the green card does get approved but his issue date is later than his departure date that they will not allow him in past the border control anyways? Anyone know anything about this??
I can't do another 9 months of long distance while waiting on the i-130. I have done long distance with him for 2 and a half years..... and finally we were happily together for 8 months here. I can't go back to this. There has to be another way.
Some people have told me to contact my US Senator but I just don't understand what good that could possibly do anyways.
Ok I have a question if anyone knows the answer to it I will GREATLY appreciate it. When my fiance enters the United States with his k1 Visa can he start working right away? does he need a temporary work permit? Where do we go from here? I mean he can live with his brother meanwhile, but he definitely wants to start working, since my parents are acting as co-sponsors, I'm still a college student. My parents offered us to stay with them until he has a stable job, but you know how guys are, lol. he wants everything done by himself, so can he start work right away?
i will have my interview for GC (AOS from F1 to married) in 2 weeks, we are planning to go to my country for xmas and it would be cheaper to start buying the tickets than to wait until mid niovember
i know that at this moment people are getting their green card 1 week after their interview. so even if it takes 1 month, i have enough time before travelling.
my question is, with that card i can travel or do i wait for another document? i ask because i am confused by the advance parole document.
i didnt apply for that.
also, people that filed at the same time i did are getting that advance parole (EAD/AP combo) at the samne time that interview, meaning [/size] 1 week before GC, so i dont see the point for it.
same question with EAD and GC. i am working under previous EAD , what should i give my employer? GC or new EAD? and if GC allows me to work and travel and is delivered just 1 week after combo, what is the point for EAD and AP?
Hello VJ's ! I just wanted to share with everyone that might be wondering what to do after receiving your EAD. Well I grabbed my EAD which arrived in the mail yesterday and I went to my local social security office to get a number and card since I'm in urgent need of a job. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get it since I only have my EAD and nothing else since I'm in an AOS-spousal based petition (which is still pending) and well you're required to show 2 forms of Identification. Once seated I showed the rep my EAD and I told him my only other form of ID was my (consulate ID card) which they do accept! So I just filled out the form and got my receipt, it should arrive in the mail in 1 to 2 weeks =) then I'm off to get my driver's license. I will update you all on how it went at the DPS.
As part of the process of getting and immigrant visa for my son an interview at any Applicant Service Centers (ASCs) in Mexico needs to be setup prior to the interview at the consulate in Juarez.
What is actually done at that interview at the ASC? We are traveling to the US at the end of the year and he currently has a non-immigrant visa (Tourist).
Is his visa retained at that interview or is only to take pictures and fingerprints again? Anybody know.?
Can he still travel to the US with his non-immigrant visa before the interview at the consulate in Juarez.
Also after that ASC interview how long does it take to schedule the interview with the consulate in Juarez?
I couldn't find any recent threads on this so figured i'd start a new one and hopefully get some insight. Me and my wife are planning and hoping to be able to travel soon after our AOS interview, assuming we are approved on the spot. I've read that some people say the IO should be able to stamp it and other say that it isn't a common practice anymore but that it still happens sometimes. I know that another way is to make an InfoPass appointment but the office we are going to is in Fresno,CA which is a 2hour drive(each way). There are also no appointments available the same day of our interview or the week after. Has anyone gone through this 155 stamp process recently??
I'm glad to have found this forum, it looks very helpful. But I haven't found information that applies to our particular situation:
I am a US Citizen. My Mexican wife and I were married 2 years ago in Mexico, and have lived in Mexico since. After we married, she got her B1/B2 visa and has visited the US several times. Now, we would like to live for one year in the US, if she can get permission to work. After one year, we plan to move to England, where she has been accepted to graduate school. She is a biologist. We are not in the US now, so we could potentially start paperwork before entering the country.
What are our options?
hello guys, i am kind of worry.... in December my husband and i bought a house. after a couple months we noticed that we lost our papers. he lost his us passport and i lost my conditional green card... i went to USCIS to ask about what i could do and they told me to fill a 1-90 form. I did it. then my mom got sick and i had to travel so they gave me a temporary seal on my passport that I could used it to travel overseas. Unfortunately, today I notice in the website that they deny my i-90 and I'm shock because I cannot fill the form to remove conditional until two more months. also they told me that i need my green card that's why i had to filled the i-90 cuz i lost it!... i went to mexico without problem. and we still marry and everything ok. we both house everything so I do not understand why this happen. I am to worry about it! because I was planning to go again to visit my mom... please any kind of help thanks
Hi guys, I'm not sure what category this question is supposed to go into. My now-husband came here on a fiance visa last July and received his Green Card this past March, making him a legal resident of course. Will he be able to cross the border to Canada with me to go to my cousin's wedding?