Questions tagged [immigration]

For questions about the legal process of becoming a resident or citizen of another country or about the laws governing entry of people into a country.

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Could the administration justify a rescission of DACA with being anti-Latino?

Let's assume that the Supreme Court will let stand the lower courts' decisions: That rescinding DACA for the bare-bones reason that it is illegal does not meet the criteria laid out in the ...
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How best to extend UK Partner Visa from U.S.?

I have a UK partner Visa that is expiring on June 13, 2019. I am a U.S. citizen currently living in NYC. My partner is British and we have a 2.5 year old son. What is the best (easiest and most cost ...
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When can I reapply for US Citizenship after denial?

I moved to another state and then applied for US citizenship without waiting 3 months residence restriction (I am permanent resident for more than 5 years). For the reason that I filed before 3 months,...
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Why would rescinding DACA privileges be illegal?

The Supreme Court recently refused to hear a lawsuit regarding the constitutionality of the DACA policy. This supposedly prevents Trump from rescinding the DACA program. But why would cancelling DACA ...
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Can a non-indian spouse claim rights/share in Indian properties on divorce?

I am a divorced Indian citizen in USA and have grown up kids in India. I am going to get married to a non-Indian citizen in USA. She has German citizenship and will still have her German citizenship ...
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How does Judge Boasberg’s court order affect asylum seekers who crossed the border illegally?

If someone comes to America seeking asylum, the first step is for them to have a Credible Fear interview with a USCIS Asylum Officer to find out if they have a credible fear of persecution if they ...
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When will a passport be needed to go the UK from the EU?

When the UK was a member of the EU there was no need for a passport to visit the UK. It was enough with a ID card from your EU country or a driving license. As brexit process is going on when are EU ...
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Expiration date of an F-1 visa: Determine from I-94 or I-20?

Currently I'm in a valid F-1 visa status. But what is the expiration date for this visa. One way to determine that is to look at I-94 which in my case states "D/S (Duration of Stay)". The other way ...
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Employer drug testing as an immigrant USA

This question is for an acquaintance. He is on an H1-B visa and was wondering what would happen if someone applied for a job which requires a drug test and if they fail, what the consequences are. I ...
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Will a US bank share any detail about immigration status of a customer?

I know undocumented immigrants can open a US bank account legally and that would come with some benefits for them such as having a credit score (useful for buying properties, for instance) and a ...
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forged signature passport applications in Victoria, Australia

Can someone get into trouble if they have forged my husband's signature on his children's passport application forms in Victoria, Australia? Initial forms were signed and sent back but apparently ...
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Are there any restrictions in international law on charging a person to return to their own country?

I came across evidence today of a country that charges its own citizens $10 to cross a land border back into its own territory. Since I have never come across this before, I was wondering whether ...
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Will applying for a foreign passport affect my US residency status?

I'm currently a US permanent resident and wanted to travel abroad. I never received a passport from my country of origin. According to https://www.uscis.gov/ I need a foreign passport, permanent ...
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SSN returns “no match found” [closed]

I have an offer from an employer in Texas, everything turned out okay except when they look up for my SSN, they said it turns out as "no match found" A little backstory: I'm a Mexican Citizen, came ...
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Social Security Number SSN for Non Americans

I live in India, but few universities are demanding SSN,Can SSN be given to those people also who are trying to go to study in USA? I have never travelled to USA so far.
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Does the President have the authority to grant work permits to undocumented immigrants?

The President 's Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals program grants work permits & extensions to qualifying undocumented immigrants. My understanding is that the President has no authority to ...
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Illegal worker definition

A visitor to the UK stays with a UK citizen, offers cleaning services in exchange for room & board. Would a work visa be required for this? Thank you
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Can an legal means for someone who's visa expired to stay in the country or leave the country and come back

I was talking to my Neighbors "Wife" who is not actually his wife at all. Apparently she was here on a working Visa, she got pregnant, and never renewed because they fired her when they learned she ...
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O-1B: Extension of Stay vs. New Fully Documented Petition

The following is an excerpt from ArtistFromAbroad, a very helpful resource site for petitioning for O-1B: Even if the artist is already in the U.S. in O-1B status, you are not confined to filing a ...
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Naturalization: No divorce papers

I will apply for naturalization soon. I answered the question of martial status as divorced (this is the real situation), but I have no divorce documents to provide because both (me and my ex-wife) ...
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Do H1B visa holders allowed to use Patreon to get extra income?

Could anyone explain if H1B visa holders legally allowed to use Patreon or similar services to get some extra income or not?
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Leave Germany for few months after having registered

I am a an Italian university employee in Munich. I have rented a flat until the end of November and I did the "Anmeldung" in the offices of the burgeburo. Now I need to leave Germany for 4 months due ...
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What would happen if an illegal immigrant's country of citizenship can't be established?

Imagine a person is detained for being an illegal immigrant in the US, fully admits it, and makes zero attempt to contest their deportation. However, this person refuses to state what country they're ...
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What is the US standard for reasonable detention duration for immigration checks?

The CBP has the authority to conduct inspections within 100 miles of borders. This region engulfs major cities (NYC, LAX, etc.) as well as populous states like Florida. If the response to an agent's ...
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Immigrating to Canada from the UK - sponsored by a spouse or skilled worker?

My Canadian fiancée is currently living with me here in the UK on a 2 year Tier 5 Working Holiday Visa. We are getting married towards the end of that visa's validity (in Canada). We are currently ...
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Can one waive their right to execute the affidavit of support

I'm a US Citizen and have petitioned for my parent through form I-130. Part of the process is filling out the affidavit of support, form I-864. Due to reasons, I'm not comfortable signing a document ...
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Citizenship UK from permanent residenship

I just received my UK permanent residence as EU for the period from Nov 2010 to Dec 2015. Now to apply for UK citizenship I know you need to have the permanent residence for at least 1 year. Is that ...
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EB-3 (Green card) case in different county from the company's current address

I work for a Marin County based company as a foreign self-employed freelance contractor (software developer), and my client wants to open an office in Los Angeles and invited me to work there. How ...
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Cyclic definition of “US Person” by the IRS

The IRS classifies taxpayers into categories of "US Person" and "Foreign Person" based on their immigration status. However, the definition appears to be cyclical: According to the IRS: The term ...
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Temporary Work in US as a Sole Trader

I run my own music business in the UK as a sole trader, this covers performance and music lessons. One of my specialist areas is in American-style marching bands/drum corps, as a result of this I have ...
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How has the difficulty of getting an O-1B visa increased in the last 3 years? [migrated]

The change in the presidential administration might have something to do with this, but everyone is telling me that the hurdle of straight approval of O-1B has gotten higher. Attorneys say they get ...
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IELTS for Tier 2 General visa

I want to apply for "Tier2 General" visa for the UK. According to the embassy's website, I need to prove my English skills. They need IELTS in level B1. There are 2type of IELTS exam: IELTS UKVI ...
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Deportation at port of entry in the US

I'm a legal visa holder and I was wondering what the process is if for some odd reason (I have done nothing wrong) I have been deported and I am asked to go back. My questions are: 1> Do I need to ...
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Are immigration officers who grant visas to a convicted terrorist guilty of a crime?

I'm not a lawyer or an expert on laws, but from what I know it is the visa officers' first and foremost responsibility to screen applicants/referrals and filter out potentially dangerous ones. They ...
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How can I, as a defendant, convince a court that an attorney is lying to deny post conviction relief?

Defendant, a non-ctizen, pleads guilty to felony. The non-citizen gets a good deal,(probation no jail time) but his attorney does not tell him that he is going to get deported for it. (The state ...
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If you commit a crime in an airport, are you tried under maritime law?

Airports occupy an interesting legal grounds, wherein they are not technically a part of the country they are in (hence tax-free purchases in duty-free), and yet still must obey some set of laws. By ...
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special counsel indictments

Sixteen counts of conspiracy to defraud the US Government https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-923-18-usc-371-conspiracy-defraud-us by obstructing official activities of the DOJ and ...

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