November 3, 2008: Family Based Visa Petition Issues

Family Based Visa Petition Issues If I am a US Citizen and I am filing an I-130 Petition for my father and my sister over 21, is it best to file one petition or separate petitions or should I wait until my father gets approved so that he can file for my sister? The waiting period for my sister is …

October 27, 2008: Re-Entry Permit Issues

Re-entry Permit Issues Hi, I need your help for a re-entry permit once I’m back in the US. I left in May 2008 on advance parole and got my green card approved in August 2008. I’m still outside of the US and the green card was brought to me by a friend. I need to go to the US to …

October 13, 2008: Immigrant Visa Cross-Chargeability, Foreign State Chargeability

Immigrant Visa Cross-Chargeability, Foreign State Chargeability I am a US citizen who petitioned for his Mexican-born daughter in 1999. She has 3 kids: 2 from a previous relationship (not married) and 1 from her present husband. Her husband is from Guatemala. Is it true that she and her husband and kids can immigrate faster because of the place of birth …

Filing For Citizenship, and Green Cards Without Expiration Date

Filing For Citizenship, and Green Cards Without Expiration Date I’m a legal permanent resident with one of the old green cards with no expiration date. I’ve been here since 1988. I’m now 28 years old and after all this procrastination I am going to file for naturalization. I was told I still need to renew my green card in the …

September 8, 2008: File I-90 Before Green Card Expires, If Eligible

File I-90 Before Green Card Expires, If Eligible Can a person be deported because their green card is expired? Do they have to do something wrong for them to get deported? Please get back to me ASAP. It’s an emergency.— Anonymous Generally, a person will not be deported because their green card is expired. A Permanent Resident Card (also known …

September 1, 2008: Filing Petitions For Many Family Members At One Time

Filing Petitions For Many Family Members At One Time I am sponsoring my dad, my stepmom, and two half sisters (one over 21 and one under). How many petitions should I file? Would filing a different petition for my half sister who is over 21 hurt her chance of coming to the U.S. sooner (because sibling cases take longer)? Also, …

August 25, 2008: Can I-485 Be Filed For Mother On Tourist Visa?

Can I-485 Be Filed For Mother On Tourist Visa? My husband has recently filed an I-130 petition for his mother; she is currently staying with us on a visitor visa. Her visa will expire on September 16th. Can she stay here while we wait for her papers to get processed? Do we need to file for an extension of her …