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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be in the US to apply for the I-140 EB1A / EB2 National Interest Waiver (NIW)?
No! You may file the I-140 application from abroad. However, you must be in the US in order to file an I-485 Adjustment of Status…
Can my family get green cards if I have a successful I-140?
Only direct family members (spouse and children) are eligible to receive green cards as dependents on an I-140 application.
What if I apply for an I-140 EB1A / EB2 and it gets denied?
You can re-apply as many times as it takes to receive and approval.
Can I travel after I apply for an I-140 EB1A / EB2?
This depends on the visa you hold while your application is pending. Further information requires advice from an experienced immigration attorney.
How many citations do I need to qualify for an I-140 EB1A / EB2?
If you are applying for an I-140 as an academic, you do not need a certain number of citations to qualify, We look at your work and contributions in totality.
How do I know if I qualify for an I-140 EB1A / EB2 NIW?
Send us a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and we will give you a free evaluation of your eligibility.
Can Nationals of Mexico get asylum?
YES, any person from any country may be granted asylum in the United States as long as they prove to be eligible.
¿Qué pasa si mi asilo es negado?
Si su asilo no es otorgado por un Oficial de Asilo, su caso será referido a un Juez de Inmigración. Puede volver a solicitar asilo o cualquier otra ayuda disponible en el tribunal.
Who can petition me?
Parents, spouses, siblings, children.
How long does my petition take to be approved and for me to get a benefit?
It depends if the petitioner is LPR or US citizen.
Can legal permanent resident children petition parents?
No, only US citizen children can petition parents.
My US citizen child doesn’t have a job, can they petition me anyway?
Yes, the child can make the petition even if they do not have a job.
My parent petitioned me while I was single, but I got married afterwards. Is my petition still valid?
If the petitioner is a Legal Permanent Resident then the petition is no longer valid, but if the petitioner became a US citizen then the petition continues it just changes from F2B to F3.
I am married, could my legal permanent resident parent petition me?
No, unless the parent becomes a US citizen.
Can I qualify for a U-Visa if I never reported the abuse/assault to the police?
NO, you must be cooperative in an investigation. If you don’t report the incident, then there is no investigation.
Can I get working permission if I file for U-Visa?
Only approved U-visa cases or cases granted deferred action may apply for working permission.
What if I am still married to my abuser, can I still apply for VAWA?
YES, but ultimately you should separate from the abusive relationship.
Can I apply for VAWA if I am not legally married to my abuser?
NO, you must be the parent, child, or spouse of an abusive LPR or USC.
Naturalization Eligibility Requirements
Before an individual applies for naturalization, he or she must meet a few requirements. Depending on the individual’s situation, there are different requirements that may apply. General requirements for naturalization are below.
- Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
- Be a permanent resident (have a “Green Card”) for at least 5 years.
- Show that you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply.Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years immediatelypreceding the date of filing Form N-400.
- Show that you have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out ofthe 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing Form N-400.
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
- Be a person of good moral character.
- Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
I have a disability. Will USCIS help me, or make accommodations for me?
USCIS will make accommodations for applicants with disabilities in order to demonstrate theireligibility in the naturalization process.
- Torequest an exemption, “Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions” (Form N-648) is required.
How much does the naturalization process cost?
The cost is $640.00 for the application and $85.00 for the biometrics for a total of $725.00.The fee can bepaid with a check or money orderpayable to Department of Homeland Security.
How long will it take to become naturalized?
The processing time it required to become naturalized varies by USCIS Field Office.