Jump to content
Jrozzler

Hairdressing school!

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello All! First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me with my last topic!!

Ok so here is my next question:

So my girlfriend currently lives in Canada and she wants to move here and eventually get married. I know the details of the K1 and Cr1. But she wants to go to school to be a hair stylist. If she went to school in Canada, would she be able to get licensed in the states after she got her permanent residency?

Or would it be easier for her to apply for a student visa and go to school over here? We would then get married while she is over here and file for AOS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or would it be easier for her to apply for a student visa and go to school over here? We would then get married while she is over here and file for AOS.

Sounds like using a non-immigrant visa for immigrant intent. If she is already completed hairdressing school in Canada - why would she need to attend that same school in the US? Let's not violate any TOS or visas ok?

A quick google search indicates that professional licensing for hairdressers varies by state. Have you researched the requirements for your state?

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello All! First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me with my last topic!!

Ok so here is my next question:

So my girlfriend currently lives in Canada and she wants to move here and eventually get married. I know the details of the K1 and Cr1. But she wants to go to school to be a hair stylist. If she went to school in Canada, would she be able to get licensed in the states after she got her permanent residency?

Or would it be easier for her to apply for a student visa and go to school over here? We would then get married while she is over here and file for AOS.

I don't know if the schooling in Canada would be accepted for licensing in the US, but I can't imagine there would be much of a difference between the two. If she wants to apply to school here in the states and is accepted, that's fine too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My friend (USC) just married a girl from Scotland and she was in the states on a J1 work visa. They got married before it expired and filed for AOS. But they were dating before she had the visa. How is this not fraud?

My girlfriend also wants to move here from Canada but she wants a good job. If she came here on a work visa and we got married, would we be in trouble? Obviously we are intending to be married but she is intending on trying to have. Successful job as well

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is all about intent. Clearly in your case, you are planning on having your girlfriend come to the US on a non-immigrant visa and adjust her status. That is the fraud part - you even suggest it would be 'easier'

Secondly, many work visas are dual intent - meaning there is a clear assumption one will adjust status to a PR. Non-immigrant visas do not assume such intent.

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All work visa's are non immigrant.

J1 is not dual intent.

Remember many of these things are more an issue on VJ than in the real world. If in doubt consult a lawyer.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All work visa's are non immigrant.

J1 is not dual intent.

Remember many of these things are more an issue on VJ than in the real world. If in doubt consult a lawyer.

Aren't H1Bs dual intent? Would that not be a work visa with dual intent?

Can you clarify?

Thaks


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

H1b is a non immigrant visa with simplistically dual intent.

I know lawyers do not like that dual intent phrase as it is an over simplification but it will do for us.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×