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I want to ask a question regarding my spouse's DS-160 for H4 stamping.March 2016 - She had H4 status. April 2016 - Applied for H1B visa(New H1)(4/1/2016) April 2017 - H1B Approved (4/12/2017) Decided … read more
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FOR GUILLERMO I arrived in the USA on Sep 30th, 2017 on B2.
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I have one question. I am on H1B. I placed my file for
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Guillermo, I hope you are doing well. I am currently in the
Hi Guillermo, I hope you are doing well. I am currently in the United States on B2 visitor visa. I have applied for a conversion from B2 visitor to H4 dependent by submitting the form I-539. USCIS rec… read more
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Currently, my mother in law is in the US on a B1/B2
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My Mom is in the US on a B1/B2 (tourist) visa. She came to
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Guillermo, Hope you are doing well. My mother-in-law is here
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Good Afternoon I am a citizen of the United States and my
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