15 Aug 2016

I filed an application with the USCIS, but sent it to the wrong lockbox. Will the USCIS still adjudicate my case?

Answer Typically, the USCIS does not reroute a case sent to the wrong address. Rather, the USCIS typically rejects such cases and returns them to the applicants. (15.Aug.2016)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in...

12 Oct 2015

I am a green card holder. If I file an I-130 for my spouse, can she still apply for any other nonimmigrant visa, such as H1B or F-1, while the GC case is in process?

Answer The H1B nonimmigrant category has dual intent. Thus, the I-130 filing does not impact the H1B. While a person can always apply for F-1 even after the I-130 filing, that category requires nonimmigrant intent. Therefore, the I-130 could be a cause for denial of the...