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Hello this is John from USA manga or today I have a new video it been a while since I did my first video about how to apply for US citizenship and today I talk about how to apply for a green card or how to fill up a green card form or call from I 485 for form i-485 application to register or permanent resident or add your studies so let's go let's get into it so this basically the form you have to fill up so you go to the website view ACS that govt so you go on the phone you select the form i-485 and then you're going to open the phone and then you're gonna start filling up the phone this form right here you have to fill up all with a black ink which means our black paint um I think now is it's possible to fill up the form online and print out everything and then send it or if you want you print out the copy and fill it up by your I mean fill yourself with black ink pain so here right on part one what is just about it is information about yourself you have to put information about yourself lies our family name which is last name or first name in the mirror name your address you put the address over here apartment everything in the city state and zip code your date of birth and come to your birth let's say you you were born in Nome on friends or or Kenya you just put here friends or Kenya or country of citizenship you are French or you're Congolese or your Togolese whatever you just pull it it oh this is a good number if you have a specific number it will screen over here over here this is for your alien number a number the date of last arrival which means when you come to your state that was like if you leave the country come back so you have to put that date on it so the day you came back to the three years or if you never leave the years then you have to put a date you arrive to the country for the first time and on i-94 arrival departure record numbers you have to put a hit it's going to be on you're at Nara for your current studies which me if you are a Sally or refugees or whatever you are you just put your studies here and the expiration date on your document you have on part two here they say I'm applying for an adjustment to permanent resident started because so you have to choose the reason why you applying for the wrinkle so you there's a different reason he or I immigrated on immigrant petition giving me an immediate available immigration visa non-believer so it should all you are my spouse my spouse or parent apply for.

FAQ

How can h1b visa holder can get green card and time line?
The typical scenario for obtaining a green card from an H1B status involves a series of steps. It’s not really easy to pinpoint an exact timeline, but if you follow the steps then you’ll certainly simplify the process for yourself and ensure that your application is completed correctly.Keep in mind, only a sponsoring employer can apply for a green card on your behalf. As an employee, you will usually fall under the EB1, EB2, or EB3 categories. You should know which category you are in so that you can better understand which steps pertain to you.Step 1: PERM Labor CertificationIf you are an EB2 or EB3 employee then this is the first step in the process. The PERM labor certification includes prevailing wage determination, recruitment, and ETA From 9089.Step 2: Form I-40Once you have filed the ETA and that has been approved, then you must file the Form I-40. This form basically indicates that you are eligible for employment and that your employer has necessary funds and assets to pay necessary wages.Step 3: Form I-485This is the final form that the employer must fill out and is the process for filing for permanent residency and is referred to as the Adjustment of Status.Each step in the process is incredibly important. To ensure that your green card is processed as quickly as possible, it would be best to consult an immigration attorney.LawTrades would be happy to connect you with a skilled and affordable immigration attorney. We work with a variety of clients whose needs range considerably. Allow our attorneys to counsel you on the best options for your situation. We offer set rates and flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs. Feel free to take a look at our website to learn more.
How long does getting a green card take?
Thanks for your question! However, the answer to it heavily depends on several different factors including, among other things:The type of green card you are seekingYour current qualificationsYour country of originThe service center that is processing your petitionAs such, I’ll go over the basic processing times for the broader categories of green cards to cover the basics. A green card is referred to as an “immigrant visa” by the USCIS. This is in contrast to the temporary “nonimmigrant visas” such as the H-1B. A green card grants the holder lawful permanent residence in the U.S., allowing that person to enjoy many of the benefits that citizens have.The main steps to most green cards are these:Your sponsor files a petitionThe USCIS receives and processes your petitionYou wait for your priority date to be currentYou either file to adjust your status or go through conprocessingYou receive your green cardHere is a quick rundown on priority dates if you are not familiar with them. The date that the USCIS receives your petition becomes your personal priority date. Each month, the Department of State releases “final action dates” in a visa bulletin that you will need to keep track of. The final action dates are divided according to the type of green card as well as the beneficiary’s country of origin. Once your priority date matches or passes the date in your section, you can move onto the next step toward your green card. Keep in mind that this step could take no time at all or it could take years. It all depends on which section you are in. For example, someone from India who is applying for an F-4 green card will find much longer waiting times than someone from El Salvador who is applying for an EB-2 green card.There are several different avenues that you can use to obtain a green card, many of which have to do with your sponsor.Family-Based ImmigrationIf you decide to get your green card through your family, you will need a sponsor who is either a U.S. citizen or a green card holders themselves. Your processing time will heavily depend on who your sponsor is. If your sponsor is a U.S. citizen who is an immediate relative (such as a spouse, child, adopted orphan, or parent), then you will not have to wait for your priority date to be current before moving onto the next step. There are always visas available for immediate relatives.On the other hand if you are a married child, a child over the age of 21, or a sibling of a U.S. citizen or if you are the spouse or child of a green card holder, you will need to use the F classification of green cards. These almost always have long priority date waiting times, so you will need to check the visa bulletin to determine how long it will take for your green card.Employment-Based ImmigrationFor those that wish to have their sponsor be their employer rather than a family member, there are five main preference levels of green cards that can be avenues for you to get your immigrant visa.EB-1: This is for aliens with extraordinary achievement, outstanding researchers and professors, and multinational executives and managers.EB-2: This for those who have exceptional ability, those that have advanced degrees (master’s or higher), and those that qualify for a National Interest Waiver (which will allow you to self-petition).EB-3: This is for professionals (bachelor’s degree holders), skilled workers (with two or more years of experience), and other workers (with fewer than two years of experience).EB-4: This for specialty workers. Click here to see the list of occupations that qualify.EB-5: This green card is based on your investment rather than your employer. You need to invest at least $1 million in a U.S. business or $500,000 in a U.S. business in a rural or underemployed area.The EB-1, EB-2, EB-4, and EB-5 tend to have short priority date waiting periods, but that fluctuates regularly. Occasionally, the EB-1 category will be oversubscribed and the dates will backlog for several years. Like with the family-based immigration, it all depends on which visa you are applying for and where you’re from. The more people from your country that petition for your same green card, the more backlogged the dates will become.Keep in mind that, if your priority date will not be current for some time, the USCIS may wait to begin processing your petition until that time is closer. You must wait until both your priority date is current and your petition is approved before moving onto the next step.Premium ProcessingFor many cases involving the I-130 and the I-140 petitions, the USCIS takes an average of six months to process them, all things being equal. This is dependent on the particula service center that is processing the petition. If they are busy, it may take longer.One way to get around this is to use premium processing. This is an optional feature that is only available to certain green cards that use the I-140 (the EB-1C and EB-2 NIW are excluded from premium processing). By paying the $1,225 fee and filling out an I-907 form, you can have your processing time shortened to just 15 calendar days. Keep in mind that this does not improve your chances of being approved and you will still need to wait until your priority date is current. So premium processing is primarily useful for those with current priority dates or no dates at all (like for immediate relatives).Adjustment of StatusOnce your priority date is current and your petition has been approved, you can choose one of two options. If you are currently in the U.S. at this point under a valid nonimmigrant visa, you have the option to simply adjust your status from nonimmigrant to immigrant. To do so, you need to submit an I-485 form and wait the six months for approval. Premium processing is not available to speed up the I-485.ConProcessingOn the other hand, if you are outside the U.S. and not under a valid visa status, you will need to use conprocessing. This means that you will need to travel to the U.S. consulate or embassy in your home country to participate in a one-on-one interview with a conofficer. While this may seem less convenient, it could be the faster and also the cheaper option depending on your situation. Conprocessing is available to those that are inside the U.S., but is mandatory for those that are not. You will need to allow for several weeks for the the Consulate to schedule an appointment and for that appointment date to come.RFEsIf your petition is lacking in certain documents to support your petition (such as a marriage certificate, degree, or passport copy), then the USCIS may send a Request for Evidence (RFE) rather than reject your petition outright. If you receive an RFE, don’t panic. Just be sure to hand it to your attorney, who will help you respond in an effective and timely manner. RFEs can greatly affect the time it takes to process your petition.So there you have it. There are many different kinds of green cards and each one has a different processing time. It also changes depending on your country of origin, your particular situation. Even though I don’t know which green card you are interested in, I hope that this gives you a better idea of what the processing time will be like. Of course, your immigration attorney can give you a better idea of the time it will take.This answer is not to be considered as a substitute for legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.
What do I fill out as the "current USCIS status" on form i-485?
The I-485 form was updated in June 2017!Here is a guide on how to fill out the latest I-485.
What is the process of adjusting the status for my spouse who is currently in a B1 visa and is visiting me in the US? I am a US citizen. Can I file his green card when he is here? What are the forms that I need to fill out, and what are the risks?
Yes you can absolutely apply while he is here. The general start of the process is that you file form I-130 to apply for his permanent stay (start of the green card process), as well as form I-485 to adjust his status. The 485 will allow your spouse to stay with you in the country while he awaits a decision and still maintain a legal status. There is no risk to his legality, as long as the forms and accompanying evidence are received by USCIS before the last day that his visa allows him to be in the country.Entry stamps are usually for no more than 6 months in the country and USCIS generally takes about 2 to 3 weeks to process and send out a receipt. Subtract those days from his date to leave, and use that as your minimum safe timeline. Keep in mind that some forms may come with restrictions in travel and he may be stuck in one place for a while e.g. I-485s may take months to process and can be voided simply by leaving the country without getting special permission in advance.Note also: Messing up the timeline can mean he may have to return to the country of origin to maintain legal status and await a decision. That may literally be a separation of numerous months to several years. In some cases, visitor’s visa may be revoked or entry denied once you put in an immigrant petition for him.After you start the process, you may also have to file a myriad of other forms, including an affidavit of support, co-sponsor form, an immigrant visa application, an application for removal of conditions, unlawful presence waiver and so on, all of which come with their own fees. USCIS will usually direct you to what forms are next, once you have completed each stage of the application.The range of forms you may have to file will change depending on the specifics of your case and the complexity will vary based on a number of factors. The simplest of these are the number of years you have been married, your spouses immigration status, but may include any number of things that you have not reported in your very general question.My advice would be to seek the help of an immigration lawyer to navigate the process. It is something you could do by yourself. The process is tedious and requires attention to detail, but is manageable. However, under the latest Trump directive, immigration officers are now simply denying applications for minor errors or insufficient information. In the past, they used to request additional documentation before denying outright, but are no longer required to do so. That would mean an error would require you to resubmit an entirely new application (once allowed), and pay all the hundreds to thousands in cash again. It may even interrupt your spouses legal status and add years to the process.No petitions are guaranteed to be approved, so it is best to be thorough and careful and avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Best of luck to you both!Disclaimer: I am not even close to being an immigration lawyer. I just work with a diverse population and have helped clients navigate this process scores of times.
If I have to fill out Form WH-4852, should I also send in my original W-2 and file it?
The purpose of Form 4852 is to substitute for the original W-2 if for some reason you didn't receive one and couldn't get one from an employer. If you have the original W-2, you don't file Form 4852.
Green Card Through Marriage: As sponsor what do I do if I have had no federal Income tax filed to IRS for last year, when filing my I-864?
This is exactly why you need an immigration lawyer.I cannot answer your question without much more information.Green card applications are not a walk in the park, they are complicated and sensitive legal documents that can affect your ability • or your spouse and children’s ability- to live and work in the U.S.In fact, in June 2022. the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services estimated that it takes an average of 6.5  hours required to fill out the new Form I-485 for permanent residence.And you have to add supplements to the basic green card application form, which will add hours of your time to do it. If that’s a walk in the park, it’s more like a big game reserve in the wild.I meet many clients who try to fill out green card applications on their own before they realize how complicated the process can be, and reach out to get help from an immigration lawyer.Sometimes the delay of having to refile forms that were not correctly filled out in the first place can cost months of time away from a job, loved one, or family. While it is possible to download and file a green card application on your own, it can end up costing time, and causing errors that might ultimately affect your chances of getting permanent residency.But don’t take my word for it: even a do-it-yourself legal applications and forms website calls immigration law “notoriously, insanely complicated” and suggests that it is better to look for the best immigration attorney you can find, saying:“Even the simplest of U.S. immigration applications involves filling out some forms, and you will most likely be asked to follow some detailed instructions about gathering and including other paperwork and fees. Make a mistake, and you may find your application returned, delayed, or even rejected.Immigration lawyers have dealt with this paperwork countless times before you, and have both the knowledge and the streamlined systems to prepare the applications smoothly. They have computer programs in which they can enter your information and spit out the forms in an instant. Hiring a lawyer can be well worth it for the peace of mind alone.”Getting legal professional help from a top immigration attorney who can walk you through your green card application ensures that your form will be filled in properly the first time, without the worry. That’s not saying that complications still don’t arise, but with a top immigration law firm guiding the way, chances are you won’t be eaten by the wildlife while you are looking at the scenery.
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