Immigration Articles

What is an affidavit of support (I864)? What are the main requirements for this application?

An individual filing a family sponsored petition (I-130) has to provide an affidavit of support (I-864). This is applicable to those petitioning for an employment based petition (I-140) if the submission is by a company or relative in which the relative has a major ownership interest. The supporting documents needed are tax …

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Notice of Intent to Deny NOID

Just received a seemingly unreasonable Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) for an I-130? How investigating the facts and providing additional evidence can end with positive results. Any Lessons Learned?

Case Facts: Foreign National (FN) and his US Citizen(USC) spouse, who filed their one-step adjustment several years prior, came in to see me for a consultation.They received a NOID for the I-130 and wanted new counsel to represent them in the matter. They previouslyhad two interviews for the I-485. The …

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JUST RECEIVED A NOTICE OF INTENT TO DENY (NOID) FOR A 1-539 (Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (about the reinstatement of F1 status)? A LITTLE BIT OF INVESTIGATING THE FACTS CAN GO A LONG WAY!

Case Facts: I had an FN spouse who had filed a second pro se reinstatement of F1 status. She had a prior F1 status reinstatement but since then had fallen out of status due to various factors. For her second reinstatement petition, she had received a lengthy NOID. The main …

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