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JoeF last won the day on June 18 2013

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  1. No, you can't. The birth place of the parents is irrelevant for your GC.
  2. You have to reside in the US with a GC to even be eligible for US citizenship.
  3. USCIS in San Francisco doesn't do name changes. In general, a name change requires court approval. In most USCIS districts, the Oath Ceremony is also a court session, that allows name changes to happen at the oath. They issue a name change document in addition to the naturalization certificate which has the new name (I know because I did this in Los Angeles.) However, in the Bay Area, the oath ceremonies are only administrative ceremonies without the possibility of name changes. If you want to change your name you would have to go through a name change process at the district court. That is quite a bit more involved, with newspaper announcements, etc.
  4. JoeF

    H1-B - Period of Approval

    H1s that are subject to the quota can be filed up to 6 months before the fiscal year starts. The US fiscal year starts Oct. 1, which means H1s that are subject to the quota can be filed April 1 the earliest. Once the quota is full no such H1 can be filed until the next April. In recent years the quota has been filled within a week. The quota for the 2020 fiscal year (which starts Oct. 1, 2019) is full, so a new H1 can be filed in April 2020 for a start date of Oct. 1, 2020.
  5. JoeF

    Green Card holder with Reentry permit

    If you came back after 1 year abroad you broke the continuous residency requirements. Therefore, you would not be able to apply for naturalization. ALL requirements have to be fulfilled, with the sole exception that it is possible to apply up to 90 days before the continuous residency requirements are fulfilled. And btw, USCIS has a requirements calculator on their website.
  6. JoeF

    Speeding tickets

    Write what you remember. Also, if the fines were below $500 most details aren't required.
  7. JoeF

    Part time study while on H1B

    No problems. Just make sure the university is legit.
  8. JoeF

    H1b to H4 change of status

    You can do it on your own. Form I-539.
  9. Hmm, for an L1, you have to have worked d foe the employer abroad for at least a year in the last 3 years. If the H1 validity ends it suggests that you've been working in the US for the last nearly 3 years. Unless you are not telling us the whole story.
  10. JoeF

    H1B RFE what are the options?

    First off, you can not respond to the RFE at all. The H1 is the employer's petition. If the employer doesn't want to continue with it the H1 is gone. And CPT would be a really bad idea. It would be abuse of CPT and would kill your future in the US. Find a better employer, one who doesn't suggest fraud. A new employer can file an H1 in b st year's quota.
  11. JoeF

    Bio Metrics for H4 if H4 is in INDIA

    The EAD is only possible if the person is in the US in H4 status. If the person is abroad the EAD will get denied. And an H4 extension would also get denied if the person is abroad. There is nothing to extend in that case. She would have to get an H4 visa.
  12. JoeF

    H1 reset process

    If you had actually searched the forum (this is called doing your homework), you'd know that the time only resets if the person is abroad for at least a year and THEN a new H1 in the quota is filed.
  13. When you first start working on the H1.
  14. JoeF

    Online Education Vs. Campus Education

    You will find that reputable universities require physical attendance.
  15. You don't need a lawyer to file an H4. You can if you are uncomfortable with filing it yourself.