I came to the United States on F1 (Student Visa) in 2015 and I graduated from school. I then got OPT (Optional Practical Training) and an Employment Authorization Card. I am working legally right now.
On the other hand, my dad is a permanent resident (Green Card holder) and he applied for an I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) for me in 2011. The application is with the NVC (National Visa Center) right now.
My Priority Date now follows the table for filing visa applications, not the final action dates table in the Visa Bulletin so I can apply. I have 2 options now:
- Adjustment of Status.
- Consular Processing
Since I am physically present in the United States I want to apply for Adjustment of Status. My dad is the petitioner and I am the principal applicant. My question is about my interview for Adjustment of Status:
Should my dad come to the interview with me? Or is it optional? On the other hand, my dad had been in my country (Out of the United States) for more than 6 years. I know that he has to not leave the United States for more than 6 months, but he had some health condition and he had to go to a hospital in my country. He came recently to the United States for a month and he got his SSN and ID. He also has a bank account and he filed for taxes for the last 3 years although he didn't work in the United States at all.
Does that affect the process of Adjustment of Status? If yes what can he do to avoid that? What are the documents that we need to apply for Adjustment of Status? Is the taxes issue related to the Adjustment of Status? If there is any suggestion that would help please advise me.