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 returns, W2 , 1099’s, letter
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 NOID for the I-130 was
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 Crux of the NOID was
What should one consider when hiring an immigration attorney? Hiring an immigration attorney (or any attorney) for most people can be a challenging task. There are so many questions to ask and things to consider. At the end of the day, one should want to hire a competent and zealous advocate with whom they are
Naturalization is the process whereby one can become a citizen of the United States (hereafter “US”). One usually has to have a green card (lawful permanent resident status AKA “LPR”) and has to meet eligibility requirements before one can naturalize. 1. What are the eligibility requirements? The eligibility requirements are as follows: One has to
In 2013 the USDHS announced that undocumented (uninspected) immigrants who are immediate relatives of US Citizens (spouse, child between 17 and 21, or parent of a child over 21) may be eligible to apply for a 601A waiver for unlawful presence of more than 180 days prior to leaving the US. 1. The advantages of