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Received an I-797C with no "Access Code"?

I recently received the I-797c's for my I-131, I-765, and I-485. None of these had access codes printed on them. When I go to link these into my wife's USCIS it asks for an access code. Where do I ...
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Question about Australian international arrivals

I read on the ABP website that they may fingerprint international arrivals. Is it something they do for everyone, or only randomly?
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Can B1B2 Visitor Visa Holder marry a person who has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA but already got her work permit and SSN

I am a Permanent Resident of Canada (Other Country Passport Holder) living in British Columbia, Canada. My girlfriend has been waiting for her asylum interview in USA (State: North Carolina) but she ...
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Frequent visits to the UK

I would like to apply for a student visa in UK. Unfortunately, I've been to UK on 2018, 2019 & 2022 for 180 days. I need to provide 3 recent details previously in UK. Will this matter affect my ...
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Can I still file taxes and how could this affect my citizenship application?

OK So here is my Canada Timeline: Sept2019- Mar 2020 Closed work permit and employed Mar 2020- Apr 2021 Closed work permit and unemployed Apr 2021- August 2021 Open work permit and unemployed August ...
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When concurrently filing an I-485 and I-130 does uscis.gov show an update?

I sent in my I-485 after e-filing an I-130 to take advantage of concurrent filing. Should I see my uscis.gov landing page updated to reflect this? If so, is there an estimation for how long it should ...
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I-765: most recent passport, vs passport used on last arrival?

When filling out the I-765, it says under, Information About Your Last Arrival in the United States There is a prompt for, 21.b. Passport Number of Your Most Recently Issued Passport Obviously ...
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Obtain Polish citizenship by starting a Polish business which is subcontracted by my US-based business?

I am a US citizen, and my goal is to become a citizen of Poland. I intend to continue learning the language and culture and to integrate. I will speak with an immigration lawyer soon, but I am here to ...
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Will a U.S. citizen be able to open a bank account in Sweden?

Years ago, my spouse and I moved to Switzerland. While living there, we found out that due to FATCA laws and my spouse being a U.S. citizen, opening a bank account would be difficult. It was ...
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Blue card employer change within six-seven months

My zusatzblatt (green paper got along with blue card) has no employer name mentioned on it.(Location-Berlin) I am planning to change or look for new opportunities , It is only 6 months now after I ...
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Is it possible to change your name while applying for a Green Card in the US?

Is it possible to get a Green Card with a different name of your current name? Or change it as soon as getting the Green Card? I am on F-1 student visa in the US and want to apply for an EB-2/NIW/...
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Filing I-765 with I-485: do I pay the I-765 fee too?

According to the I-485 webpage for under "Special Instructions", Filing Forms I-765 and I-131 with Form I-485 If you submit Form I-485 and pay the required fee, you do not have to pay an ...
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What does the abbreviation EOIR stand for?

I see this line on the Form I-765 instructions If you have filed your Form I-485 with EOIR, you must submit proof that you are currently in immigration proceedings, that you have filed Form I-485 ...
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What would be the consequences, as an EU citizen, of overstaying by about a week the basic 3 months stay in Denmark?

I am currently in Denmark, as an EU citizen, still within my 3-month stay. What would be the consequences if I overstayed that 90-day window for about a week before leaving? I am about to move to the ...
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Can I send two-sided copies to USCIS?

My tax returns are 80 pages long EACH when printed from TurboTax. I want to send three years. Can I print double-sided?
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Where do you physically mail the I-485 for concurrent filings?

The instructions on the webpage do not have the address for concurrent mailing https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/concurrent-filing-of-form-i-485 What address do I ...
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What does the date exclusion for i-693 cover?

In the documentation for I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record it says, From Dec. 9, 2021, until Sept. 30, 2022, we are temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil ...
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After e-filing an I-130, is this all I need to concurrently file the I-145?

I previously filed an I-130 online. To file successfully an I-485, as of 2022-08-21, it seems like I need I-864ez: Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (or some I-864 form) I-485 Fee, ...
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When concurrently filing, should in include a copy of documents previously filed?

I previously files online an I-130, and I-130a. Now I'm going to file concurrently the I-485 and necessary other documents. When I send these to the USCIS lockbox and include the receipt that I filed ...
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For the purposes of USCIS I-864, what proves you're a US Citizen?

The information on I-864ez: Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) says, Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) Proof that you are ...
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Will a print out from TurboTax satisfy the I-864 (or I-864ez)?

The I-864ez says, Item Numbers 5.a. - 6.c. Federal Income Tax Information. You must provide either an IRS transcript or a photocopy from your own records of your Federal individual income tax return ...
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Is it possible to leave LMIA job for a better offer upon getting express entry (Canada) visa

If I get an offer from JobBank in Express Entry profile and because of that job I get invitation, do I have to join that same job offer upon migrating or can I still get a better offer and work ...
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I-864EZ vs I-864: Any downside to filing the -EZ variant?

If an I-864EZ and I-864 are both applicable for your use-case, is there any reason not to use the I-864EZ? I've read the "Instructions for Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA",...
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Does an I-765 complicate employment under an H1-B, or provide any benefit?

I filed an I-130 "Petition for Alien Relative" for my wife. It's processing. If we file an I-485 "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" WITHOUT filing I-...
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If I filed my I-130 months ago but it's not yet processed is too late to concurrently file an I-485?

The I-485 can under certain circumstance be "concurrently filed" with an I-130 regardless of whether or not you filed the I-130 online. If the I-130 still has not been processed, currently ...
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When is an I-864 required when filing an I-485?

According to the "Checklist of Required Initial Evidence for Immediate Relatives and Family-Based Preference Form I-485 Applicants", and I-864 MAY be required, Form I-864, Affidavit of ...
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What is your status and what happens if you file an I-130 without an I-485?

I'm asking about these two forms, I-130 is a "Petition for Alien Relative" I-485 is a "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status" These can be filed ...
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What requires an I-864, "Affidavit of Support"?

There form called an I-864 "Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA" But, what requires this affidavit? Is it needed when filing an I-130 or I-485? I see different mentions of ...
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Should I mention Master's degree in the ACS Skills Assessment?

Below details are for my Australian Visa (subclass 189/191/491) I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics and telecommunication engineering (2010-14) and Masters in Electrical and Electronics ...
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Filing form I-485 and I-864 online

I just submitted form I-130 and I-130a online petitioning for my wife. I want to know if I should submit form I-485 concurrently on my USCIS account, or should it be my wifes account? As well as ...
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How can I work as Selbstständig in Germany as a non EU citizien?

Im working in Germany with a work visa at the moment. My permission of stayment is until 2026 at a certain jobplace. How can I change this to be as selfemployed in Germany? Should I go at the ...
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Overstayed in Germany by a day, applying to work at US university

I am an Australian citizen who entered Germany in 2019 on a 3-month tourist visa, and I ended up overstaying by one day (accidentally by miscalculation). I was taken to the police station within the ...
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US Green card entry

I am US green card holder. I was in US last year, 2021. I had applied for reentry permit in June 2021 (Form I-131, Application for Travel Document) that allows one to stay outside US for upto 2 years. ...
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Can you find a stable job position in Norway after a Post-Doctoral there?

Suppose you are a male who went to Norway and completed a Post-Doctoral in Electronics Engineering. Besides, your Master and PhD. degrees are from top-10 Asian Universities, but by the time of ...
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My wife and I applied for a PR 3.5 years back. We are now separated. She has already completed her soft landing and got her PR. Can I get my PR too?

We are married. We have filed for separation. But they have held my visa for further investigation. I am in Canada and am having job opportunities in my hand. How do I get my PR issued?
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Moving to Australia. Do I need to declare personal electronics?

I'm moving to Australia later this year. Some of my personal items (laptop, tablet etc) will be packed in my luggage. Do I need to declare these at customs on my incoming passenger card? They're all ...
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Germany: Lost job on D visa

I am a non EU national and found the job in Germany. I started working remotely on freelancer contract meanwhile I got the blue card visa as well. I couldn't find an apartment in Germany and due to ...
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I am a DV2023 selectee but I excluded material information on my DS-5501 form for a legitimate reason. Will this affect my DS-260 application?

I have an illegitimate child which I don't have custody of, nor any access to; therefore, I can't have access to his photo to include in my DS-5501 form. Now I have been selected for DV2023. I believe ...
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Student visa to Work visa

I am from India I am 31 years old and have 12+ years of experience in India related to the design field (IT), now I am in Berlin with a student visa valid up to 2025 (Bachelor's degree currently ...
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EU citizen immigrating to Andorra, any limitations since it's not in the EU?

I like the nature and the tax scheme but if I want to live there longer than 3 months there looks like are some complications? I need to make 15000 investment and they only accept 900 new residents ...
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Must we show our prenup agreement to the immigration office/officer?

If two person want to get marry together, but also like to have a prenup agreement as well, and one of the guys is on a non-immigrant student(F-1) visa, should they also provide their prenup agreement ...
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What to do if there is no entry stamp on passport (Immigrant EB-3) visa? Thanks

We just arrived in US lst May 10, 2022 under immigrant visa, but there is no entry stamp on our passports. What do we need to do? Will this cause problem in generating SSN and GC? Thank you!
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Can my J-2 children get SSNs to be claimed as dependents on a tax return?

I am a graduate student on a J-1 visa and my wife and foreign-born children are both J-2s. Is it possible to get Social Security Numbers for my J-2 children so that we can enter them as dependents on ...
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Parents going though medical issues and possibility of expediting I-130

My parents and I are naturalized U.S. citizens, living in the U.S. for the past 15 years. However, I have two much older siblings who are married and have kids but are not U.S. citizens and do not ...
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Can an Immigrant freelance Web Developer survive in California, USA?

I am a (28 y/o) freelance web developer from india. I m planning to move California on a random certificate course of 1 year from a community college to work as a freelance web developer. My main ...
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Unable to create online-only I-134 for a child

Suppose that a person is trying to submit an online-only version of USCIS I-134 (Affidavit of Financial Support) for a relative of that person and her child. It seems that the nline version of the ...
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Applying for EB-1B visa when my parent company has 3 full time researchers

I finished my Ph.D. last year and am currently working as a full-time researcher at a company. I have 10+ publications and am currently part of the program committee for a conference. One ...
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Effect of 10-year UK ban on US Visa Lottery winner

I would like to find out how a UK 10 year ban can affect a friend's chances of getting a US visa when he wins the US Visa Lottery.
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German residence certificate requirements for EU citizen

Freelancing vs Economically Inactive in Germany as an EU Citizen My wife (US citizen) and I (EU citizen) are moving to Berlin, Germany later this year. I am also changing careers, leaving behind ...
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What I have to do with my visa rejection because of expulsion interests, and my love relationship [closed]

My visa application to study in Germany has been rejected because of an interest in deportation (the national German security authorities reported that in my case there are particularly serious ...
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