Ep. 59 October Visa Bulletin and Changes Allows Much Earlier I-485 AOS Filings: How does it work?

  • Starting on October 2015 visa bulletin will have a new separate cut-off date chart for finding adjustment of status cases.
  • Having this dual chart will have several purposes.
  • This is an advantage to those who are working for the same employer for years.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody and welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple. This is your host, Jacob Sapochnick.

Today I wanted to answer and explain the changes, the amazing changes that were announced last week about the October 2015 visa bulletin which will allow an earlier filing of adjustment of status applications known as the 45. This is a change that, I believe, we have not seen in more than 40 years. Read more

Ep. 58 How can I get tourist visa if there are battery charges against me?

  • Criminal cases are big issue for visa approval.
  • It will factor whether you get approved for a visa or not.
  • Frequency and the recency of the crime will factor greatly – up to 5 years preceding when applying a visa.
  • When applying, a proof that you have changed your ways, good moral character can be submitted, but it will not guarantee for a visa approval.
  • Another way is the 212(d)(3) Nonimmigrant Waiver

Raw Transcript:

Introduction: You ask, we answer your immigration questions. Simple. Now your host immigration lawyer, Jacob Sapochnick.

Jacob: You ask, we answer. Ask an immigration lawyer. Thank you and welcome to another episode of Ask an Immigration Lawyer.

Today, I got a response to a direct email from Simon. Simon is in the UK. Simon is writing, “I live in the UK. Unfortunately I got two common assault battery charges in 2011 while trying to defend my mother and family. Read more