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I am working on H1B visa and wife is on H4 visa. She has got
I am working on H1B visa and wife is on H4 visa. She has got two citations for "Petty Theft" (for value below $200). The first one got dismissed, for the second one the court gave 50$ fine, and we have paid it. The first case that has been dismissed was in october 2017, the second case for which did not get dismissed happened in June 2018. I have my I-797 valid till January 2021 , but my visa stamp has got expired. So, i understand if i go out of USA i will have to get my stamping done. My question is, if my wife goes out of the country, then she also has to go for stamping. What are the chances that they won't grant her the H4 visa to come back to USA.Our whole life plans, and future now depends on this, I am waiting for my green card and have been thinking to buy a home and settle down, But with this issue we have to decide weather we can plan our future in USA or have to finally return to India? … read more
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I have a question related to visa. I am on H1B and this is
i am on H1B and this is reg my wife's visa conversion/extension … read more
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I am in L1 Blanket visa with visa expiry till 13th Feb 2019
I am in L1 Blanket visa with visa expiry till 13th Feb 2019 but I94/I129S till 13Feb 2017. applied extension , it went to RFE and again got denial on March 22nd 2017. My wife is pregnant 34th week, so may not able to travel back to home country. What would be best option to have delivery here in US? … read more
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I am on F1 visa and working on STEM OPT. In april my company
Hi, I am on F1 visa and working on STEM OPT. In april my company is going to apply for my H1 visa. My wife (who is currently on F2 visa) wants to pursue higher education starting September 2017 on F1.… read more
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Can I file for I539? Filed H1b extension. I94 expired
My Wife filed for H1b extension and her I94 got expired on Sept 12. Can she file for I539 now ? I have filed paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) 6 months back. We file… read more
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. My spouse was charged with 16-8-14 worth $90. She is a full time mom and w
hello. My spouse was charged with 16-8-14 for item worth $90. She is a full time mom and we have a kid. This was not intentional at all - how can we prove that? What should be the next steps? Besides … read more
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I got married in india couple of years back and got my wife
I got married in india couple of years back and got my wife to US on dependant(H4) visa. There have been differences in our relationship since over a year now. I have been mentally harrassed, emotiona… read more
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Is premium processing available for I-539. My wife has received
Is premium processing available for I-539. My wife has received admit for Masters program for Fall 2014 and would like to change status from H4 to F1 before August. Was wondering if there is anyway to… read more
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Hi I am currently under a H1B Visa. After I got my H1 I got
Hi I am currently under a H1B Visa. After I got my H1 I got married to a girl from the same country I am originally from. Then she applied for an H4 VISA which was issued with no issues. Then she came… read more
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I am on H1B and working in US. My wife is in India, she got
I am on H1B and working in US. My wife is in India, she got her H1B approved and stamped. Currently there is no client openings available for her to come to US. Can you please give feedback on below q… read more
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Wife on H4 Visa got citation for Petty Theft. I am working
Wife on H4 Visa got citation for Petty Theft. I am working on H1B visa and wife is on H4 visa. She was given citation for "Petty Theft" (for value below $200) just 4 days ago, in California. She was f… read more
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Hi, I have some questions regarding immigration. Im
Hi, I have some questions regarding immigration. I'm currently working in USA on H1B. My wife is here on H4. She is planning to get H1B sponsor to get her H1B. Question 1 : Once she applies for H1B sa… read more
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I lost my passport with H1B visa stamp and i-94. I have copies
I lost my passport with H1B visa stamp and i-94. I have copies of my passport along with H1B visa stamp, but do not have a copy of i-94. My wife is abroad and she is about to book an appointment for H… read more
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My wife is currently on H4 visa valid till Feb 2013 and has
My wife is currently on H4 visa valid till Feb 2013 and has filed I-539 for change of status from H4 to F1. She has already started her course in her university. Her change of status case is beyond th… read more
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Hi, My wife was involved with shoplifting (under $50). She
Hi, My wife was involved with shoplifting (under $50). She is on F1 student visa. I am wondering if she could be deported from the US. I think she should sign the paper admitting she was guilty and af… read more
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Hello, I have a question regarding change of status of my
Hello, I have a question regarding change of status of my wife from B1/B2 to F1 or H4. We have two options for her. As she has an admission from college we can go for COS to F1. Other option is she ca… read more
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i was on F1 and changed to H1 starting from Oct 01, 2008. My
i was on F1 and changed to H1 starting from Oct 01, 2008. My wife was on F2 and we recently found my company didn't apply for H4 for my wife. so my wife is officially out of status since she is depend… read more
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I am Indian citizen on H1B status and getting married ...
thanks a bunch Myron, this resolves a lot of issues for me. Appreciate your quick responses, regards Manish… read more
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