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TN renewal questions

Aug 16th 2017
Hello,

I have travel plans outside of US till January, 2018.

My TN Will expire in April. If we apply for a new TN to USCIS by mid of January, Will it be too late?

In case if I don't get USCIS decision before April, will I still be able to live and work in US because the application is pending?

Thanks.

Traveling With Expired Green Card?

Aug 16th 2017
I didn't realize that my green card expired 5 months ago. I intend to travel overseas in April 2016. It was a non-conditional green card with a 10 year validity, btw.

Do I have any options or must I abandon my travelling plans (which I would hate to do)?

Thank you all for reading and responding!

Letter from Department of State. (Passport Question)

Aug 16th 2017
I sent in my passport last month. Today, I came home and received a letter that says this:

Thank you for your recent passport application. If you have already obtained a Certificate of Citizenship issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), please submit this document to our office. If a Certificate of Citizenship has not been obtained, please submit the following:

⦁ Evidence of legal admission to the United States for permanent residence such as your Permanent...

Letter from Department of State. (Passport Question)

Need help | selecting a regional center for EB5 investment

Aug 16th 2017
Hi,
I am looking at going the EB5 - regional center route. How do I select the "best" regional center investment?

I understand that there is no ranking or public data available on their success. I also understand that my investment has to be at risk.

I dont know if it is very efficient to review the 200+ RC's and come up with a mechanism to find one. It looks like American Life is popular and has been mentioned by folks here.

My criteria is
1. Should be able to remove...

Need help | selecting a regional center for EB5 investment

What I have found about the EB-5 program

Aug 16th 2017
Hi everyone, I am new to the forum.


I am currently in the research stage and I am going to share what I have found so far.


1. The whole process of the EB-5 visa seems quite complicated. Some of the information I have found on the internet is sometimes plainly contradictory, what makes me think that most of the lawyers that post online have no or little experience on the matter. Sure, this seems like little problem if they have lots of time to do their research however, usually, clients...

What I have found about the EB-5 program

I94 for kids

Aug 14th 2017
Hello

I'm a permanent resident and my 8 year old son came with me here on a tourist visa. He didn't receive an I94 just an entrance stamp. How do I know how long he is allowed to stay?

Thank you!

Income from Turo (car sharing) on TN status

Aug 14th 2017
Are we allowed to rent car on Turo while on TN status? Turo is a car sharing service, similar to AirBnB for rooms.

Car Import

Aug 14th 2017
When we import car from Canada to USA for TN visa, we have to pay taxes 2.5 percent or can we avoid if the car is Manufactured in Canada because of NAFTA?

Do we have pay import duty when i come back with same Canadian car back in Canada after few years?

DS 260 Nationality Question

Aug 14th 2017
Hi all,

I am a winner of 2018 DV - OC5xx

I originally submitted my DS 260 in early May when the results were announced, I have since unlocked it again in mid June because I discovered that I MAY hold a certain class of British nationality (definitely not UK citizenship) and I will need to add (passport number) to DS260. I have since sent off all the relevant documents to the UK HMPO for assessment but they are taking forever and have not given me a time frame on how long it would take....

DS 260 Nationality Question

Re-entry permit experiences/help!

Aug 14th 2017
Hi, can people with re-entry permit experience, especially DV winners, please help with my questions?

Background: DV winner, already made activation trip last month, circumstances have changed and wish to apply for re-entry permit for 2 years. Considering entering in a few months time to apply for permit. My questions are:

1. What work related reasons have people used that has gotten them approval?
E.g. Gaining more industry specific experience, eligible to transfer to US office...

Re-entry permit experiences/help!

Form I-730, spouse overseas.

Aug 14th 2017
Hi,

I filed I-730 for my spouse on June 15, 2016. When i checked the status online it says "we received your Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition , Receipt Number SRCXXXXXXXXXX, at your local office."

My spouse is overseas. Why would TSC forward the form to my local office when the beneficiary is overseas? is this the sign of Delay?

Has anyone been thru similar process? Please share your timeline

My I-730 processing is weird

Aug 13th 2017
i received notice 797 then US CIS website said that we sent your teeth to a different office than the notification was changed to US CIS office since your keys to department of state or oversee consulate please allow eight week for the paper to arrive we will let you know about the interview. The case was later changed to department of state sent your key back to US CIS for further review, we are reviewing your case and we will let you know once we are done. Every time I call them they...

My I-730 processing is weird

Sponsor mother for GC

Aug 13th 2017
Hello,

This is my first time posting. I am a USC who would like to sponsor my mother for GC via consular processing in Pakistan. I have the following documents ready to mail to USCIS but am having a little issue:

1) I-130
2) My Birth Certificate.
3) Copy of my US Passport.
4) Copy of mother's passport.
5) Mother's travel history for the past 10 years.
6) Mother's Birth Certificate.

My father is no longer alive and I have a copy of his death certificate as well.

Issue is that my Birth...

Sponsor mother for GC

Sponsorship document

Aug 13th 2017
Hi! A friend of a friend has just won the DV lottery and asked me to become their sponsor for the consulate interview. I believe this involves filling out a form and submitting proof of income, etc. I am a bit hesitant to do it since I don't know the person and it looks like it's a big obligation. I won the DV lottery about 6 yrs ago and I am currently in the U.S. What are the implications of signing this sponsorship form for someone to guarantee funds, etc? Would the US government come...

Sponsorship document

What else can be done after receiving NOA1 (Nebraska SC June-20th-17)

Aug 13th 2017
Hi All. Just so that I do not wait idly, anything else that I can do while waiting for something from USCIS?



My USC wife (who cannot pass her citizenship automatically) petitioned for our 4-year-old child (her biological child) and we have received NOA1 from USCIS on 4th of July (notice date June 20th 2017) at our current overseas address (we are not currently in the USA and plan to move to USA once the visa of our child is approved).



What else can we do while waiting? Anything that...

What else can be done after receiving NOA1 (Nebraska SC June-20th-17)

Laid Off, do another job?

Aug 12th 2017
Q. Looking to the current mkt. situations , I had noticed that many H1B Professional , have forced to do some other jobs like to work in grocery/conv. store or to work
with some motel.

My question is does this legally permitted ?

A. No, it is not.

Travel with I-551 stamp

Aug 12th 2017
Hello all

I have applied renewal of my GC in Feb this year and I also went to USCIS office to get my passport stamped with I-551 valid for 1 year. My GC (plastic card) expired in June this year

Is it safe to travel to India? I need to visit my home country due to take care of some important family matter.

Please advise.

thank you!!!

Processing time for Green Card renewal these days?

Aug 12th 2017
How long does it typically take to renew the green card these days?
I filed I-90 in February this year and did my biometrics in March. My case status only indicates "We reviewed your biometrics You do not need to do anything at this time" .
Any idea how long it takes to get the replacement card? My original green card has expired.

Need advice for citizenship application

Aug 11th 2017
Good afternoon,

Here's my short story: I became a permanent resident in november 2009 and lived in the USA until september 2011. At that point I left the USA for financial reasons, went back home and then did an accelerated school program in Australia. When I came back to the USA, it was March 2014. My lawyer had told me that i could get deported or that my greencard could get revoked if the airport immigration officer thought I had abandoned my residency (I had NO idea that the re-entry...

Need advice for citizenship application

Thread OPEN to post questions for August 24 Conference call

Aug 11th 2017
Rajiv S. Khanna, US Immigration Attorney, hosts a Free Community Conference Call for all of you, every other Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time to answer US immigration related questions, Dial in No: (202)800-8394. Everyone, whether or not a member of discussion forums, is welcome to call in and ask questions or just listen live or listen to the recording for the call posted at the end of the day. Note that we answer posted questions and follow-ups first....

Thread OPEN to post questions for August 24 Conference call

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