21 Feb 2024

I am renewing my H1B visa stamp, and one of the questions on the DS-160 asks me to list my previous visits to the U.S. Last year, we took a 1-week cruise from the U.S. to Mexico. But, on the CBP website, when we checked our travel history, that exit and entry are not listed. Should we still list this trip on the DS-160?

Answer Generally speaking, any trips in and out of the U.S. should be listed, even if they do not appear on the CBP website. (21.Feb.2024)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online services, click here. Access...

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...

28 Dec 2023

My wife presented her passport and H-4 visa at the port of entry when she last entered, but her I-94 was not extended to match my latest H1B extension. Was she required to present my most recent approval notice in order to get her status extended?

Answer If the latest approval notice is not presented, the CBP officer at the port of entry typically will not admit the dependent spouse beyond the expiration date listed on the visa (which generally is the expiration date from the original H1B approval notice).  (28.Dec.2023)Sheela Murthy...

28 Dec 2023