22 Feb 2024

Murthy Takes Action: Firm Pushes for Increase in Number of Green Card Available Annually

The attorneys in our firm regularly track governmental policies and takes action to improve the immigration process for our clients and the immigration community at large. To that end, the Murthy Law Firm recently submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Department of State...

08 Feb 2024

Filing an I-130 Petition at a U.S. Consulate in Exceptional Circumstances

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) have a special, expedited I-130 form, petition for an alien relative, filing procedure for a U.S. citizen living abroad facing exceptional circumstances. In eligible situations, this procedure can help reduce the...

18 Jan 2024

I am a green card holder and am traveling overseas for a work assignment. I am in the process of filing a form I-131 application for a reentry permit. Am I allowed to travel while that application is pending?

Answer A green card holder generally must be in the U.S. when the reentry permit application is filed, and typically must be here to provide biometrics. However, they generally can then depart the U.S. while the application is pending without impacting the pending case. (18.Jan.2024)Sheela Murthy...

22 Nov 2023

My father is a naturalized citizen, and he sponsored me for a green card many years ago. The priority date is finally current, and I received a notice from the National Visa Center saying that they have all the documents and fees needed, and that they are working with my local embassy in Mumbai to schedule my interview. Any idea how long it will take to get the appointment?

Answer The processing time can vary, but assuming the priority date remains current, it typically takes about 6-to-8 months to get an appointment. (22.Nov.2023)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access more...