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  1. Sister of my father sponsored us via F4 category and we went to US in 2015 and in just 3 months we got GC and then for some family reasons we had to come back and never returned to US till date (August 2022) I have not applied for SB-1 because that is high prone to rejection. I am 29 yo now and my GC has not yet expired. I wish to return now I have my Aunt still there and an Uncle too. What are my chances I get admitted into US without any trouble and I keep my GC as well? Someone suggested to go to Canada first and try to enter by land. Is that so easy? Won't they have some proof of me when did I leave US last time? The passport i traveled with last time (which has US entry/exit) stamps, has expired, I will have a new passport, does this thing help or make my chances worse?
  2. Please recommend an experienced immigration lawyer to handle my case in front of judge. I’ve had a green card (LPR) for many years and was out of the US for 5 months this time (and also out of the US for 7 months just before that, not great, I know). At the land border to enter the US, they sent me to secondary inspection: they wanted to take my green card (10 year LPR car) which I refused. I was blocked there for 5 hours. They then gave me a “Notice to Appear” (NTA) in front of an immigration judge in 1 month where I can defend myself. Can someone please recommend an experienced immigration lawyer to handle the case? (ideally not too far from the immigration court which is Hartford, Connecticut, but I guess lawyers from other neighboring states could represent me there too…) It was not a pleasant experience. Any help in getting an experienced lawyer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance,
  3. I am confused because I keep getting conflicting information. My husbands father passed away during our 3 week trip to the Dominican Republic back in late October 2021. On April 12th, 2022 he would have been in DR for 6 months. Lawyers here in DR told us we have up to a year to return to the USA without problems. We just have to present the death certificate and a letter from a doctor explaining that his mom went into a deep depression and so we stayed in DR to try and support her. A family friend who is a lawyer from the USA is telling me we have to go back before the 6 months come up. Can someone please, please guide me? I'm so scared.
  4. Hi! Could you share your PD and approval dates if you get it? Than you
  5. Hi everyone, My husband moved to the US on a K1 in October 2015. We married in November 2015 and immediately adjusted status. His Conditional Permanent Resident card was approved in April 2016. Conditions were removed in and approved in February 2019. on USICS’s website under am I eligible, it asks if you became a LPR (lawful) before April 2017 and then it’s the 5 year rule. My question is does the 5 year rule Apply to when you became a Conditional Resident or a Lawful resident? Or does it mean when you moved here? Thanks!
  6. Hello, My husband applied for removal of conditions from us 2 year residency we received in 2017. We never received an interview and we were given an 18 month extension on his residency. During that time, his family passed away in a car accident in his home country. We traveled for the funeral and 3 days later the pandemic shut the country down. His visa expired while we were here. Now we are being told we need to apply for a returning resident visa at a neighboring embassy since the country we are in does not have an embassy. My question is that we need to get his paperwork straightened out in the US, but I can only get a travel permit to leave Venezuela for 3-6 months. How would you go about doing this? Also, we are now employed overseas with a US organization. When should we consider applying for citizenship?
  7. Hello all, my friend’s wife came to the US as a permanent resident under EB3 visa category recently. He is already in the US. He is included in that application. Does he have to go back to face immigrant visa interview? Or how does he proceed further, staying in the US? Does he file I130 and then i 485 with other documents? Please suggest!
  8. Hi All, Appreciate anyone who can shed some light to my query. My mom filed an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for myself way back 2014 and already approved. This is during the time that my mom was a legal permanent resident. Recently about a month ago, she took oath as a US Citizen. Now my question, is my visa type converted to F1 from F2B since my mom is already a US Citizen? Is it automatic that it will be converted to F1? Thank you and appreciate all your answers. Regards,
  9. Long story short: Husband came here July 2020 on a K1 visa, we got married in Aug. 2020, submitted attempt 1 at his AOS packet in September. Got denied due to some errors, resubmitted in October and got NOA1 on Nov. 6, 2020. We have heard absolutely nothing since. I don't know if he needs a biometric next, or if he would just do his green card interview, but at this rate we have no idea what's next because they haven't said a word in almost 8 months. Our receipt # is from the National Benefits Center; our local office is Indianapolis. I know it always takes long and is even more delayed due to COVID, but this is putting a huge strain on our family. He needs to be able to work and visit his family abroad. Not being able to do so has been extremely hard for him, obviously. It's putting us in a difficult spot financially as well. I'm aware that this process often takes quite awhile, but I want to see if there is anything at all we can do to help move things along. Does anyone have suggestions for how to help move things forward? Or get a timeline of sorts? We did reach out to a senator or two, which I just learned is a thing, but not sure if that'll help. Any suggestions appreciated!
  10. Hi! I'm an 18 year old who entered the US last year before I turned 18 (17) through an IR2 and the sponsorship of my dad who was naturalized when I was 15. We were gonna apply for a passport immediately when I came here but my dad lost his certificate of naturalization so we had to wait for 6 months. I just want to ask if I'm still able to apply for a passport now that I'm 18?
  11. My husband came here on his k1 visa last July. I left my job a couple months ago to become self employed, so we now have marketplace insurance. We were able to get the coverage just fine, but now they're stating that to keep the coverage, we need to provide a document with 'either the admitted date or allowable duration of stay'. I already gave them his I94 and visa with the date he was admitted on it. I submitted two different letters explaining that there literally is no document saying the duration of his stay, because he is here indefinitely. They continue to state that his documents are insufficient and seem to be ignoring my explanation. They don't give any context other than the message above, and continue to demand a document that does not exist. There is no reason this should be happening because Adjustment for LPR is listed as an approved status on the marketplace website. We've given them EVERY document we have (I797, I94, marriage license, visa/passport), which are all on their approved list. The last thing we got from USCIS is the I797 stating that his I485 is pending, but haven't heard ANYTHING since that came on November 6, 2020. He doesn't have his EAD yet, that's also still pending since Nov. So we have nothing else to give them. I have spoken to 4 supervisors who understood and said that our documents should be fine. I have submitted multiple letters clearly explaining the situation. I have submitted an appeal which I'm waiting on. I've tried to schedule a call with a case worker (they have to call me though, I can't call them, and they kept trying when I wasn't available). I have done absolutely everything I can think of. Has anyone else faced this? I don't think my spouse should have to settle for some crappy short term/catastrophic insurance that doesn't cover anything, which we will have to do if he loses coverage. To me that shouldn't happen, especially when the marketplace's own website says that folks waiting on their green card are eligible! If that's really true, then they should understand that not all immigrants are given a document in the interim until they get their green card. This has been so frustrating... any input is appreciated.
  12. Hi, my father is a LPR and he filed up a I-130 form for me at 09/25/2020 (I was 20 years and 10 months old). So i was at the F2A category. My priority date is october 1st 2020. At the 18th of october 2021 i became 21 and i was wondering do i still considered to be in the F2A category or did i fall into F2B as the adult child of an LPR?? Because my file is at Nebraska service location and F2A processing time has passed my priority date. When i tried to send uscis a unquiry for outside normal processing time and results said “my application is currently within the posted processing times”. I don’t understand does CSPA work for me or should i do something?
  13. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
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