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Applying for visitor extension while original visa is expired

Nov 25th 2014
My brother is visiting me. His original visa (stamped on his passport) has expired. His duration of stay is coming to end in next 3 months. Can i apply for an extension even though the original visa on his passport is expired?

Green card through Family-Based Green Card (Fourth Preference)- Help Needed!!

Nov 25th 2014
My Wife’s eldest sister & co-brother with two kids; who living & working in UNITES STATES for more than 10+ years with US Citizenship (obtained through H1B+ Green card + Citizenship). And now I and my wife with two kids, who is currently living in INDIA, would like to apply a green card by using Family-Based Green Card (Fourth Preference) visa. In order to apply green card for my family, I do have few clarifications. If anyone having a fair knowledge or experienced in similar situations....

Green card through Family-Based Green Card (Fourth Preference)- Help Needed!!

NZ PhD Student Visa, 5 Month Processing time

Nov 25th 2014
I applied for NZ Student visa on May 25, 2009 at the New Delhi High Commission). My visa file was then sent to NZ for processing. I am going for PhD in Mechanical Engineering at a premier school with a full scholarship. My visa officer contacted me in September for further submission of documents (Birth Certificate, Updated Evidence of Funds, and my CV) and told me that she would conduct a standard verification check on the documents. I contacted her once again in October and she replied me on...

NZ PhD Student Visa, 5 Month Processing time

Change of status from H1b to H4 and back to H1b

Nov 24th 2014
Hi,

I need advice on Following situation:
  • My wife got H1b visa this year and her H1b visa is valid since Oct 2014. However, she is looking for a client right now.
  • She has to go to India for family emergency, but my wife can't go for H1b stamping (as she does not have a client)
  • My wife has stamped H4 visa (valid until 2016). Can she come back to USA on H4 visa?
  • Do we have to apply for Change of status from H4 to H1b or can she just enter US on stamped H4 visa?
  • If she comes...

Change of status from H1b to H4 and back to H1b

Dec 4, 2014, Community Conference Call with Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna, Thread OPEN to post questions

Nov 24th 2014
Rajiv 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....

Dec 4, 2014, Community Conference Call with Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna, Thread OPEN to post questions

B2 Visa Extension of Stay...

Nov 24th 2014
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I-140 from my previous employer

Nov 24th 2014
Hi,

I have an approved I-140 from my current employer and got the 3 year extension on my H1. I have 2 years left on my extension. If I change to a new employer then,

1. Along with the H1 transfer, would I also get the second 3 year extension on my H1 (thus making it 5 years extension, 2 that exists today and 3 using the I-140 while doing the H1 transfer)?

2. If the 3 years extension is not done now, then can I use the I-140 2 years down the line to get the extension?

Thanks,
Rohit

Surrendering GC and applying for visitor visa

Nov 24th 2014
Hi Experts,

Need your advice with a concern that I have regarding applying for a visitor visa for my spouse. We have actually returned back to India after living in the US for over 12 years. Myself and my children are US citizens. My spouse opted to keep the Indian citizendhip.

We now want to surrender my spouse's GC since its been over 2 years living outside the US and don't plan to turn back anytime soon and at the same time also apply for a visitor visa for any future visits. Would...

Surrendering GC and applying for visitor visa

Community Conference Call with Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna OPEN to post questions for Dec 04, 2014

Nov 24th 2014
Rajiv 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....

Community Conference Call with Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna OPEN to post questions for Dec 04, 2014

F1 Reinstatement. IMP Questions - Please Help!

Nov 24th 2014
Hello Rajiv - I have a series of questions on my situation. Please allow me to give you a brief background..
1. Entered US on a F1 visa in 2011 for Masters.
2. Graduated in April 2013
3. Worked on OPT for an IT consulting firm as a Business Analyst
4. My employer applied for H1B on April 1st 2014
5. Got an RFE May 10th 2014. Responded to RFE in July. My Cap gap I-20 expired on Sep 30th 2014.
6. Got a notice about the rejection of my H1b on Oct 24th 2014. Received my H1b denial notice on Nov 2nd...

F1 Reinstatement. IMP Questions - Please Help!

Green card processing time for an asylee

Nov 24th 2014
Hello everyone,
How long is it taking for an asylee to get the green card after doing finger prints ?
I know on USCIS website, they said 4 months as an average, just wanna know some people experience, what's the maximum time to get the green card ?
Can asylee get denied for the green card ?

Thanks

F1 Reinstatement. IMP Questions - Please Help!

Nov 24th 2014
I have a series of questions on my situation. Please allow me to give you a brief background..
1. Entered US on a F1 visa in 2011 for Masters.
2. Graduated in April 2013
3. Worked on OPT for an IT consulting firm as a Business Analyst
4. My employer applied for H1B on April 1st 2014
5. Got an RFE May 10th 2014. Responded to RFE in July. My Cap gap I-20 expired on Sep 30th 2014.
6. Got a notice about the rejection of my H1b on Oct 24th 2014. Received my H1b denial notice on Nov 2nd from USCIS....

F1 Reinstatement. IMP Questions - Please Help!

EAD for TD visa

Nov 24th 2014
It appears the Department of Homeland Security is proposing to provide EAD/work permits for H4 visa holders. Does anyone know if the same is being done for TD visa holders.
Thanks,

N400 Pregnancy abroad broke continuance of 6 months

Nov 24th 2014
I traveled abroad at 30 weeks pregnant so my fiancé could be present for the birth of our first child. He was unable to visit, no visa. I stayed a total 10 months in the country. It was the only time I travelled abroad for such a long period. Do I have a chance at naturalization? My son now lives with me here as a LPR. My fiancé got a visitors visa and now visits. Any similar success stories of approval in spite of break in continuance?

can my husband give his interview in HINDI (regional language)

Nov 24th 2014
Hello
I am a LPR and I have applied for my husband who is in INDIA . my main concern is this 'can he give his interview in his local language?' we both have doubt for this because i am already dependent on my brother and studying right now.
he is scared what if interviewer questions him - you do not know english, your wife is dependent on her will be brother,what would you do by going there? you will be dependent on her brother and in last you will be dependent on county/state.

EAD RENEWAL FOR BACKLOGGED ASYLUM APPLICANTS (FEE WAIVER)

Nov 23rd 2014
Hi guys. Do you have any news about backlogged cases? Has anyone renewed his EAD recently? How long does it take? Is fee waiver working or not? I have just applied for renewal and requested a dee waiver. I will keep you all posted. Please share any experience about recent EAD renewal. We all are in the same boat and have to help each other at least with any valuable information which we have.

DV-2015 winners and 2016 applicants South america and the Caribbean

Nov 23rd 2014
I'm worried that i'm not seeing or hearing any communications from persons in the above regions. Let's meet here, encourage and exchange helpful information. I'm annoyed i didn't know about the DV lottery till this year, so I applied for the DV 2016 lottery, anyone else?

ANAHEIM ASYLUM OFFICE INTERVIEW DELAYS 2014

Nov 23rd 2014
Dear friends

Let's share our experience for Anaheim asylum office. I applied there in July 2013 and haven't received my interview notice yet. It is almost one year. Has anybody received interview notice recently? Do you have any news about the Anaheim asylum office condition for now?

Affidavit of Support (I-134)

Nov 23rd 2014
Hey guys,

I have a question regarding the affidavit of support. I'm from Europe but I currently live in Dubai so I will have my interview at the embassy in Abu Dhabi. I read somewhere on their website that an affidavit is mandatory for all immigration visas.

However, I've read a few interview stories from people who were interviewed there and not a single one mentioned being asked to present the affidavit.

I don't have any relatives living in the US and I don't really feel comfortable...

Affidavit of Support (I-134)

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