22 May 2017

My daughter is in H-4 status, but she turns 21 in July. So, she is applying for a change to F-1. Meanwhile, I have a pending EB3 case. Will her moving to F-1 status prevent her from getting a green card as my dependent?

Answer Moving to F-1 status does not affect one's eligibility for the GC. Turning 21 might, however, if one is not protected under the Child Status Protection Act. This is a complicated question, and one should consult a qualified attorney in this regard. (22.May.2017)In frequent sessions...

22 May 2017

Several years ago, my mother was issued a 10-year B-2 visa, but she has never used it. She is now planning to visit the U.S. for the first time. Will the fact that she didn’t use the visa for a few years be a problem?

Answer This should not normally be an issue, as long as one can explain the reason for the visit (when arriving at U.S. Customs) and provide proof of sufficient funds for the trip, if questioned. (22.May.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior...

12 May 2017

I am in F-1 status and I have been working on initial OPT that is about to expire. My employer filed a cap-subject H1B petition in the first week of April and the USCIS issued a receipt notice for it. …

... Because of the pending H1B petition, my SEVIS record was automatically updated showing a cap-gap period until Sep 30th. I would like to apply for the 24-month OPT STEM extension, just in case my H1B petition will not be approved. Can I do that? Answer According...

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