Ep. 62 Can you leave the country while status of application is pending?

  • When you come to the US as a visitor, or a student, or on a work visa, sometimes you will need to change your status.
  • Can you leave the country while status of application is pending?
  • If you leave, it will actually result in the abandonment of the application.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob with Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple.

Today I want to answer a couple of questions that came from people that are either about to file or are currently waiting for their change of status application inside of US.

Whether you come here as a visitor, or a student, or on a work visa, sometimes you need to change your status. So for example, let’s say you came on a work visa and then you lost your job, you want to move from work status to a tourist status or a student status. All these things require what is called a change of status application. Continue reading

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Ep. 61 What is an advance parole?

  • It allows people to re-enter US after traveling overseas without an immigrant visa.
  • If you leave without a visa, you can’t go back unless there’s a permission to travel which is advance parole.
  • It preserves the adjustment of status application that is pending in USCIS.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody and welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer Podcast. You ask, we answer, simple.

Today, I wanted to answer a question that involves an advance parole. What is an advance parole? The term is … you hear that when you are applying for your adjustment of status cases, you hear this when you actually have a need to travel out of the country. Continue reading

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Ep. 60 US Department of State Re-issues the October Visa Bulletin: “What can I do?”

  • On September 25th, the United States Department of State made some additional changes to the October 2015 visa bulletin. This essentially replaces the September 9 announcement.
  • It includes new and earlier date of filing cutoffs.
  • It is hard to say what caused them to reissue, but it can be assumed that they might be overwhelmed with the workload if they follow the earlier chart.
  • You should be prepared with your applications, get documents organized, as Department of State may continue to make changes on a weekly or a monthly basis.
  • Keep monitoring the visa bulletin.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob Sapochnick. You ask, we answer, simple. The My Immigration Lawyer Podcast.

Today, I wanted to update our listeners about the breaking news a couple of days ago. The US Department of State reissues the October visa bulletin and everybody’s wondering what’s going to happen now. Continue reading

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