14 Feb 2018

USCIS Now Accepting Payments Via Credit Card for Most Fee-Based Forms

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that, effective immediately, the agency now accepts credit card payments for 41 fee-based forms. Some of the more prominent forms include immigrant petition for alien worker (form I-140), application to register permanent residence or adjust status...

12 Feb 2018

Can a person with an H-4 EAD work for two different companies at the same time?

Answer In general, yes, the H-4 EAD is unrestricted, meaning that it is not tied to a particular employer. It can be used for multiple employers, or even for self-employment. (12.Feb.2018)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies...

12 Feb 2018

I am applying for an H-4 extension of status and an H-4 EAD renewal, but my passport expires in five months. Can the USCIS approve the extension and EAD beyond the passport validity date?

Answer In general, yes. The shortened passport generally is an issue at the port of entry, where it will result in a short-duration I-94 (tied to the passport validity). But, the USCIS typically can grant an extension of status beyond the expiration date. The EAD expiration...

12 Feb 2018

I have an approved I-140 and I just got married. When do I add my spouse to my case?

Answer One's "after-acquired" spouse typically would file the I-485 application together with the principal applicant, once the priority date becomes current. Normally, until then, no action is required. (12.Feb.2018)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law...

07 Feb 2018

Government Faces Yet Another Possible Shutdown After February 8, 2018

In what has become almost routine, the federal government is teetering on yet another potential government shutdown. The deadline for passing a spending bill to extend government operations is midnight on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Failure to pass such a bill would result in the...

05 Feb 2018

I am being sponsored for an H1B extension/change of employer. Do I need to file an H-4 extension for my husband at the same time, or can his H-4 extension be filed later?

Answer Either option would generally be acceptable, although filing together can prevent mistakes later on. It is easy to forget to extend the H-4. (05.Feb.2018)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For...

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