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My boyfriend (Homosexual relationship) is visiting from

My boyfriend (Homosexual relationship) is visiting from another country (New Zealand) and we are trying to figure out a way for him to gain residency in the U. S. It is a very serious relationship that's been going on (officially) for a few months as well as we've known each other for 3 years. We are confident this will be a long term thing and we are extremely committed but don't want to do marry yet. We are both not.... public. Family disapproval from both sides though friends and both mothers are supportive. We both consider marriage as a last resort if all else fails. This is his third time in the running for the green card lottery and hopes are low as well as time frame is way too long. Is there anything we can do to speed up or approach for residency or should we go through with a court marriage?

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I have a friend I've had for years, he lives in Brazil. He's

I have a friend I've had for years, he lives in Brazil. He's interested in getting his citizenship or at least be able to work in the US legally temporarily but we don't know what would be the easiest way to get it done. I'm a US citizen myself but don't know what we can do or how to begin the process.

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I am looking to hire a live-in nanny to help me raise my

I am looking to hire a live-in nanny to help me raise my newborn twin babies.I have found someone from France who is interested in coming to the US and be my nanny.She says that she already has a B1/B2 visa to come to the US.She said that this type of Visa allows her to work in the US as a personal or domestic employee.Is that correct?What is the maximum duration that a person with a B1/ b2 Visa can stay in the US?Is it only 6 months?Is it possible to extend it beyond 6 months once she is here?

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I would like to know about the possibilities of changing

Hi there. I would like to know about the possibilities of changing from a F-1 visa, currently on OPT to a work visa. What are my options?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: I have just received my OPT EAD work card. I do not have any pending applications.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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This question is for an immigration lawyer with actual

This question is for an immigration lawyer with actual recent experience in filing H-2B applications. I am not looking for someone to cut & paste info off the icert portal website.I am filing a H-2B application and need to get foreign labor certification. The regs 655.11 call for H-2B employer registration. The foreign labor certification website says Form 9155 (used for employer registration) is not in use. Is employer registration temporarily suspended at this time? If so, what authority allows this exemption?

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My fiance is a citizen of Pakistan with a visa in Dubai in

My fiance is a citizen of Pakistan with a visa in Dubai in UAE. He would like to come here and get married somehow. He can do any kind of work. My question to you is how difficult would it be for him to get a work visa and go from there? Steps?

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I have a couple more questions after gathering more

Hello again! I have a couple more questions after gathering more information on the web. Do you know of any other ideas of possible visas other than the O2 or H-1B visa?And, do you think I have a realistic chance of a O2 visa? I mean, is it really hard to obtain that visa? And I don't really understand the advisory opinion of a labor organization. In my case, which is tutoring, what kind of organization or management would that be?Thank you so much for your support.

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A Nicaraguan national worked in the USA H-2B visas, one in

A Nicaraguan national worked in the USA H-2B visas, one in 2002 and another in 2003 and in each case he returned on time to Nicaragua, but his H-2B employer ended the group's employment early during his 2004 H-2B visa period and the Nicaraguan individual then overstayed his visa until he voluntarily returned to Nicaragua in December, 2006. I now (January, 2017) want to begin the H-2A process for this Nicaraguan to work on our farm from 1/April to 30/November, 2017. He has been outside the U.S. over ten years. Is this individual at significantly higher risk of NOT being granted an H-2A visa in the US Consulate in Managua and/or I-94 upon entry to the U.S. or, after ten years, is there no lingering prejudice against getting a visa? Is there anything as the petitioning employer that I should do differently or in addition to help his chances? We have successfully had H-2A workers on our farm for a number of years up to 2008 and have had no overstays or other issues with our work visa holders. Thank you./Bill

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Do my sister have to go back to mexico now if I am applying

do my sister have to go back to mexico now if I am applying form I-130?JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: no I got the form readyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't want to do it if she have to go now to mexico because she have a child also she come with a H2B visa but is expired

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