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I have a friend from Uganda who is here on an F-1 student
Hi Jennifer,I have a friend from Uganda who is here on an F-1 student visa. The F-1 visa expires 8/16 and her I-20 expires May 2017. She wants to become a permanent resident with a green card.From what I've read she needs to file an Adjustment of Status (I-485), but someone, either the school, an employer, or even a blood relative already here on a green card, has to file the form for her. Is that correct? Can she file for it on her own?Someone had to file the F-1 for her, so I'm guessing it was the school she attends. She's in college.Is there anything else that she will need to do.
My boyfriend lives in Iraq. He is a citizen of Iraq. I will
My boyfriend lives in Iraq. He is a citizen of Iraq. I will be going there at the end of January to formally meet him and ready ourselves to marry. I have checked with an agency on that process already. My questions are:What would be the process to bring his mom, dad, and two minor siblings to the US to live and work here? How long would it take (approximate)? Please give me guidance on what to do. None of them have any bad history. His dad works as a border patrol agent in Iraq...my boyfriend is a traffic policeman there. The mother does not work. The children are minors.Is there another way other than marriage to secure him visa and green card to come here, i.e., school, etc?
Sir/Mme Lawyer I'm about to hire an immigration attorney
Hi, Sir/Mme LawyerI'm about to hire an immigration attorney just to apply for green card lottery for my brother,I heard if somebody hire an attorney to apply for the green card lottery, it will increase the chance up to 500%, a friend told that the lawyer should be experienced enough to know how ,she told me, usually they apply through community association ,,, etcThe question is : how can I know, if the lawyer use his/her experience, and not just filling out the form online, then just telling me "everything is fine",,,, u know ,,,,Also if u know a good lawyer can do this for me, please let me know, I live in New York CityThank you,
We are in US years now on a green card from aView more immigration law questions
We are in US for two years now on a green card from a diversity visa lottery. We are a family of four: my wife, two kids and I. I have a very good job offer in Europe that would require me to be away for more than six months a year. 1. Will I lose my greencard if I work abroad and pay the taxes and the family stays in the US? If I lose my green card status, would it be easy to restore it as we are still married and the wife and kids still have a green card? How long could it take? 2. I know there is an optionto take one year leave, in this case I will lose the two years that we have already been here and will have to start five years anew to get the citizenship. Are there any alternatives? 3. Should I contact the immigration directly and ask what are my options?4. Are there any exemptions to the six months in the country rule? I need a clear and detailed explanation please and I might have few further clarifying questions.