OK everyone, I'm outta this forum; I need to get on with my life. I wanted to say thank you and good-bye to everyone here. You guys were the ONLY social support that kept me sane during the darkest, horrible, lonely, hideous time of my life. I want to close this chapter of my life forever, and...
RSRK - For question 1:
Quoting from: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3180.html
For question 2:
All these forms you mentioned come with written instructions on how to file them. When you fill them, they tell give you the address where to submit them. Look up these forms...
tikyut - you should be aware that overstaying your visa can have drastic consequences. For example, if you overstayed your visa by less than six months, you could face a 3 year ban from reentering the US. If you overstayed your visa by more than six months, you could face a 10 year ban from...
tikyut, your case is very complex because your mom filed your petition after April 2001, which means you cannot be granted SECTION 245(i) benefits of immigration law ~ meaning, you shouldn't even be in the US right now (no wonder your expired I-94 is creating problems)!!
My case is different...
Yes RSRK...it was a relief!! We felt like 7 billion lb just dropped off our chests...haha.
Well, I stay with my family in the same house. She was a lone sponsor....
If your son and you separately, you must have a good reason for that.
Hello everyone - I JUST had my interview on Clark St. Chicago. Here is my experience:
- There were 4 people present: the interviewer, my lawyer, my mom (petitioner), and me.
- The interviewer was a very friendly gentleman.
- The entire interview lasted < 10 minutes.
As soon as we entered, the...
What you say applies only to a specific number of people. The person applying after April 2001 can still be eligible if they were present in the USA on December 21 2000. You can read about it here: http://www.immigrationlinks.com/news/news682.htm When my application was filed in April 2002, I...
There are a bunch of people on this forum who filed for I130 after April 2001 - mountaineer, nish03, and of course me, and many more. By the way, my old application date is no longer valid. When my petition was filed in April 2002, I was completely illegal. So, I paid a $1000 fees and my...
No he doesn't - he can stay in the US. But he can't legally work in the US, cannot attend public universities, and cannot travel to foreign countries.
Yes, I also overstayed my visa and had to pay the $1000 penalty. There are no "serious penalty or consequences" involved. He can stay in the...
Sir - I didn't apply for employment based petition. It was too expensive. Although I was thinking about it, but never did. My PD was April 2002, which became current in October 2008. What is your son's PD?
Yes I was. My mom is a US citizen who filed for me and my interview is scheduled for next week!! Employment based visas involve weird commitments and/or contracts etc....especially for non-medical fields. Go with family category! Those involve less hassle and are more economical.
I would go with whichever is quicker. Filing both applications together would be a bad idea - although it is legal (I think) - but it would create a lot of confusion. Go with your family based sponsorship as I'm doing!
mermaid06 - that a good question. My lawyer asked my mom and me to go to the interview, and also asked my mom to bring along copies of her tax returns just to prove her income and/or employment status. I think they're looking for petitioners with a certain level of income, etc.
Congrats!! But I don't understand one thing: the time between your I485 interview and receiving your GC is only 2 weeks?! And the same thing for mountaineer! :eek: Am I reading this right? Because my interview is March 12th...
Army Seeks Language, Medical Skills From Non-Citizens
By C. Todd Lopez
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) - The Army plans to fill shortages in critical language and medical billets with "legally present non-citizens."