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Family re-unification visa processing time

Is there anything in immigration law in Germany which enforces that a family re-unification visa process should be finished maximum in a defined interval? I am from Afghanistan and having EU Blue-Card....
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Is a spouse financially responsible for another spouse after a divorce, even after the removal of Green Card conditional status?

I’m a U.S. citizen, and my spouse came on a K1 visa. We married on June 1, 2020. Then my spouse got a Conditional Green Card in December 2020. We divorced in August 2021. Obviously I’m not going to ...
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Staying in U.S while waiting for I-130 and I-485 application

I am an international student (with F-1 visa) living in the U.S. and I have recently filed the I-130 and I-485 forms together. I am an immediate relative to a U.S. Citizen. I will graduate soon in ...
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Is it possible for a non-citizen nor GC holder do crowdfunding inside the US?

Supose that a person A is an international student in the US. A has an idea and like to launch a company on that. I know A doesn't have a work permission but also believe that A can register a company ...
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Does a "temporary guardian" count as a "legal guardian" as mentioned in Proclamation 9984?

I'm a US citizen, and I want my young son's and newborn daughter's Chinese grandparents (without green cards) to be able to visit and take care of them in the near future. They don't speak English, so ...
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Do asylum seekers or those with a refugee status in the U.S. enjoy anonymity in any criminal charges?

This question is based on the reports on the attacker in Auckland, New Zealand who is currently prosecuted under an act of terrorism charge. “Neither his name nor the fact that he was a refugee could ...
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Providing an I-134 for a Diversity Lottery Winner

If a US citizen or a US legal Permanent Resident is providing a US diversity visa lottery winner an I-134, could that person, in the future, provide another I-134 for a different person who's trying ...
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UK Immigration: Impact of excessive single-trip absence (pandemic & personal situation) on future Indefinite leave to remain application

My wife intends to apply for UK Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in Sep 2024 (10-year long residence route). However, there has been a recent big break in her stay in the UK due to personal & ...
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Can Texas jail illegal border crossers?

From recent news: Texas Begins Jailing Border Crossers on Trespassing Charges (5 NBC Dallas-Fort Worth) I was under the impression that immigration and border protection were the exclusive domain of ...
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Can I extend temporary green card post divorce? [duplicate]

I came to the U.S. with a K1 visa. I married my husband in good faith (true love), and I got a temporary 2 year green card in October 2020. It will expire in October 2022. In January 2021, I gave ...
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Can I travel back to the U.S. with a temporary green card after a divorce?

I got married K1 visa and all, and got my Green Card (2 year temporary) in January 2021. So it’s good until January 2023. I just got a divorce in June 2021. I’m leaving my new born child with my wife ...
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May an F-2 visa holder marry inside the US with a US citizen/green card holder without ending the previous marriage?

If someone with F-2 visa status comes to the US, then wants to marry with a US citizen/green card holder, should he/she ends/gets divorce of his/her previous wife/husband even if their marriage ...
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If the superior sovereign deports an individual, is that a defense for failure to show up to court?

I am specifically thinking in the context of the United States, but other jurisdictions where there is a notion of federalism and competing priorities for different sovereigns are also interesting. ...
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Is it possible to create a non-profit business on F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Should Bob choose a manager while registering a new company?

Bob is an F-2(Student dependent) visa holder in the US who wants to establish a new company. Bob is not entitled to work in the U.S.. According to a video I saw on youtube that you must introduce a ...
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Can illegal immigrants sue the U.S. government if they got injured while being detained?

Can illegal immigrants sue the U.S. government if they got injured while being detained? In my knowledge, legal immigrants can sue the U.S. government if they got injured while being detained, but I ...
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Would be the green card expires after the divorce?

If someone with F-2 visa comes to the US with her F-1 spouse, then they apply for EB2-NIW green card(in fact the F-1 visa holder as the primary applicant and F-2 visa holder as his dependent), then ...
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How to refer to a section of a US law in a lawsuit filed at a US federal court?

I want to refer to sections of US laws in a lawsuit filed at a US federal court. For example, I look at the INA 1965 (Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965). The different parts of the law are ...
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Is working for free also illegal for a F-2 visa holder?

If someone with F-2 visa status wants to work for free as an engineer or computer programmer for a company or startup within the US, to improve his/her work experience, skills and resume also maybe ...
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How can a F-2 visa holder establish a company but can't work inside the US?

As I searched about, I found that establishing a new company inside the US is allowed for everyone, but working inside the US is not allowed for certain type of visas like F-2 visa that is a student's(...
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My deceased Cuban father had an US citizenship, is there any benefit for me?

My father born in Havana, Cuba in the 40's and in '56 he immigrated to the US. I have a card of that time that says "This is to certify that was admitted to the United States as an immigrant on 9/...
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How can illegal immigrants safely, legally return to their home country?

If one over stays his visa, and wants to go back, how can it be done? {For example, from California to Israel} I heard rumors that if one "gets caught" they might be held in detention ...
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How can employer help employee get green card?

What are the minimum requirements that an employer can go through to help his employees get a green card? If no company is made yet, is it legal to make a new company, just for the sake of helping ...
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When sponsoring a spouse (UK visa), what do the various relationship types mean and how do they affect the application?

When making a visa application in the U.K. for a sponsor to invite a foreigner to marry there is a section in the application that asks "What is your relationship to SPONSOR'S NAME"? There ...
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Does 18 USC 1542 contain a materiality requirement?

18 USC 1542: Whoever willfully and knowingly makes any false statement in an application for passport with intent to induce or secure the issuance of a passport under the authority of the United ...
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Is marriage automatically cancelled for immigration violation?

I met my husband in Laos when I was traveling there in 2017. We got married and he came to the U.S. K-1 visa in 2018. He got his temporary green card in 2019, which is good for two years. In the year ...
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Do "the laws" mentioned in the U.S. Oath of Allegiance have to be constitutional?

U.S. Oath of Allegiance From a purely technical interpretation of the law does the oath cover laws that are unconstitutional? To whom does the obediance allegiance lie with those who took the oath? ...
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Are foreign *assets* (not income), pre-dating moving to the US, taxable?

A person who immigrated to the US 10 years ago still has two bank accounts abroad that she did not close. No money has been added to the accounts since then, there was no activity and no interest ...
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How soon after relocating is it possible to file a lawsuit in a federal district court?

In the US, if I relocate from one judicial district to another judicial district in another state — how soon after relocating is it possible to file a lawsuit in a federal district court? (I plan to ...
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I have legal status but don't reside in US, can I trade stocks?

I secured a B2 visa for my brother's commencement ceremony, and attended it. Being an Indian citizen, I have been living in India since then. Brokerages allow people with legal status in US to open ...
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Can states and localities have stronger immigration status-based employment discrimination laws than the federal law?

8 USC §1324b prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or prospective employees on the basis of immigration status, if the individual in question is a citizen or national of the ...
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If the US federal government is sued for not abiding by it own laws, can it then be sued for the legal expenses due to the lawsuit?

In US citizenship applications it's common for an application to be processed beyond the time frame set by the federal law. In such cases, the applicant may file a lawsuit with a federal court, ...
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If the US federal government has sovereign immunity, why can it be sued in federal courts?

Specifically, in US citizenship cases it's common for applicants to request a federal court to issue and enforce a writ of mandamus in order to compel the federal government to process an application ...
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US naturalization application processing delay — Writ of Mandamus; Action under Section 336(b) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. § 1447(b)

When applying for US citizenship, after taking the interview with the USCIS and being told that no further interviews will be required, according to the US law, the USCIS has up to 120 days to make a ...
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Is there any option for the spouse of a US citizen to obtain work pending a green card?

My daughter married a Canadian citizen a year and a half ago, and they began the process of applying for permanent residence status for him so that he can live and work in the US. The Covid pandemic ...
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Since I am unemployed, can I get PR card any faster?

I arrived in Canada on a closed work permit (on GSS) but was terminated in less than a year because of the pandemic. I appeared for IELTS over and over again, and eventually got picked up in express ...
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How to count study-years toward Polish law for Permanent Residency

I studied in Poland for 4 years. How many years count according to: Art. 212.1. Do 5-letniego okresu pobytu na terytorium Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, o którym mowa w art. 211 ust. 1, ...
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Does a new Blue Card in the same country resets 18 month period?

I have a question, for which I can't find an answer in the Internet. Right now I live and work in Germany, and I'm a holder of Blau Card for 14 month now. In the next month I will get a new travel ...
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When I change my status, do I need to report public benefits received before October 15, 2019?

If I was pregnant 30 months ago, do I still need to say on form I-539 that I used Medicaid during my pregnancy? What if I answer that I didn't use Medicaid? What does this sentence mean in the ...
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Can someone from a non-English speaking country and university apply for universities inside Canada or US without TOEFL or IELTS? [closed]

Someone at OneKeyVisa immigration agency told my friend that she can apply for and get accepted to US universities and get her Student Visa without any English test scores and then request some ...
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My friend is being harassed by a non-US citizen and worry he may stalk her here...where to report it? :(

My friend is being horribly stalked and harassed online by a non-US citizen who currently outside of the US, but is causing her & her family serious concern for safety & wellbeing. He appears ...
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How much processing time for non-Chinese EB5 Investors? [closed]

This page mentions that the Processing time for Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor (I-526) at Immigrant Investor Program Office is: (1) 54 Months to 75 Months for China - mainland born investors (2) ...
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How do I apostille an original NYC birth certificate without Letter of Exemplification?

I have an original long form New York City (Manhattan) Birth Certificate issued by NYC Department of Health in 2016 signed by Steven P Schwartz (City Registrar) needing apostille but missing a Letter ...
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Is not having a valid car insurance a misdemeanor in Orange County, California?

My doubt arises after having received correspondence back from the Superior Court of California County of Orange. I pleaded guilty on a traffic ticket I had pending since three years ago only after ...
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Will SCOTUS be forced to rule on birthright citizenship soon?

John C. Eastman, professor of law, Chapman University, wrote this in Newsweek a few days ago: Indeed, the Supreme Court has never held that anyone born on U.S. soil, no matter the circumstances of ...
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Can someone else use your deceased brother’s green card? [closed]

I just found out that my brother-in-law used my deceased brother’s green card. Is this legal?
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UK Citizenship in 3 years possible by 10 Million Investor Tier 1 route?

I have plans of applying for the Tier 1 Investor visa UK. I am going to make significant investments amounting to no less than 10M GBP. This makes me eligible to apply for ILR after 2 years. For those ...
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Eligibility of UK citizenship/residency for long time visa holder

My situation is as follows: Born in Hong Kong in 1995, have a BN(O) passport. Spent 2010-2018 in the UK on a tier 4 visa (high school and undergraduate studies). Returned to HK between 2018 Aug - 2019 ...
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Are people born in Hong Kong now chargeable to Mainland China for US immigration purposes?

Currently, Hong Kong is considered a separate foreign country of "chargeability" for US immigration purposes (see 9 FAM 503.2-3(A)), according to section 103 of the Immigration Act of 1990: ...
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Do nonimmigrant aliens in the US accrue unlawful presence while imprisoned?

According to INA 212(a)(9)(B), an alien who is unlawfully present for more than 180 days during a single stay in the US, and then departs the US, is banned from the US for 3 years. If they were ...

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