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Recap of USCIS Twitter Office Hours, December 1
Thanks to everyone who tweeted questions for the hour. We look forward to engaging with you during future pilot installments of USCIS Twitter Office Hours.
Q1: @aksiksi 22 yr old citizen living overseas (no domicile in US). I'd like to give father green card. I-864 required? #AskUSCIS
A1: @aksiksi Sponsors must live in the U.S., but there are exceptions. For details, visit go.usa.gov/cZbV9 #AskUSCISQ2: @Bratt_Nessa7 I was deported in 2012. do I qualify to file application to see if I can get permission to go back to the U.S.? #AskUSCIS
A2: @Bratt_Nessa7 Eligibility for readmission depends on the reason you were removed. Check: www.uscis.gov/i-212 #AskUSCISQ3: @SimpsonMilena I would like to know why my case status is not updated on your website #AskUSCIS
A3: Case status might not show all updates. To see all updates, create an account here: go.usa.gov/SETz #AskUSCIS (1/2)
A3: You can also email the Case Status webmaster at myUSCISsupport@uscis.dhs.gov for technical assistance. #AskUSCIS (2/2)Q4: @bhagathrocks How long it takes to clear RFE for H1B visa? I have been waiting on my case since March. #AskUSCIS
A4: @bhagathrocks Your first stop should always be checking your case status online : go.usa.gov/SETz #AskUSCIS (1/2)
A4: @bhagathrocks If your case is taking longer than expected, inquire about it online: go.usa.gov/3aFfw. #AskUSCIS (2/2)Q5: @xJodieLouisa I sent my I-130 from UK to Chicago over a month ago but haven't heard if they received it. Is this normal? #AskUSCIS
A5: @xJodieLouisa To receive notification via text message or email, you can file Form G-1145 at go.usa.gov/cZVKW #AskUSCIS (1/2)
A5: You can also check your case status by going to go.usa.gov/3aFfw #AskUSCIS (2/2)Q6: @Expeditionblue6 I plan to bring my fiancee here in 2016. Is there a link to the forms and instructions I have to fill out? #AskUSCIS
A6: For information on fiancé(e) visas, visit go.usa.gov/cZvEP #AskUSCISQ7: @CLAIREPRATT The "remove" button in case status online account isn't working. Can you please bring back this feature? Thx. #AskUSCIS
A7: @CLAIREPRATT Thanks for reporting this issue. Our Case Status team is working on fixing this. #AskUSCISQ8: @TESS45A Can I use my husband's personal check to pay my application for my I-485? Thanks! #AskUSCIS
A8: @TESS45A Yes. You can pay with personal check; just follow the instructions on this page: go.usa.gov/cZvaV #AskUSCISQ9: @SANDESH_KHAREL i am filling i765 for opt extension. My passport number changed. Should i use new passport # or old? #AskUSCIS
A9: @SANDESH_KHAREL You can use your current passport number on your application. #AskUSCISQ10: @JAKSHAY My son is US citizen staying in Mumbai. i want to let him move to US for his education but i don't have visa. #AskUSCIS
A10: @JAKSHAY Your son doesn't need a visa. For you, visit your local consulate to explore visa options: go.usa.gov/cZvnW #AskUSCISQ11: @UMAPRABHU3 Can H1B holder with valid i140 change name after marriage? How to notify USCIS? Any impact on green card process? #AskUSCIS
A11: @UMAPRABHU3 You should submit proof of your legal name change when you file for your green card. #AskUSCISQ12: @Xiao_zhe Please consider opening office in UAE to better serve Middle East. Closest office is Jordan that is real hardship. #AskUSCIS
A12: We're sorry that you have to travel so far. Opening a new office is a major decision, but we'll send on your request. #AskUSCISQ13: @JESSICAFORREST adult Australian, living in US 10 yrs, adopted a year ago...can a US citizen sponsor as a family member? #AskUSCIS
A13: @JESSICAFORREST No, you cannot sponsor as a family member. See adoption-related immigration: go.usa.gov/cZvJd #AskUSCISQ14: @kclayde Whats the story w/deferred action for U Visas? None have been approved since May. When will more letters be issued? #AskUSCIS
A14: @kclayde There isn't a simple answer. To receive a complete answer, please email us at T_U_VAWAtraining@uscis.dhs.gov #AskUSCISQ15: @ahluwalialawpc USCIS did not return original docs in the SASE. Case approved. What to do? Call or fill out form? #AskUSCIS
A15: @ahluwalialawpc To receive your original documents, file Form G-884: go.usa.gov/cZwqj #AskUSCISQ16: @RACHELLE08 I want to follow up my case status. #AskUSCIS
A16: @RACHELLE08 You can enter your receipt number and check your case status at go.usa.gov/SETz #AskUSCISQ17: @JLAZO415 do you know how many fee waivers u may still have left until the end of the yr for those who qualify for an N400? #AskUSCIS
A17: @JLAZO415 There is no yearly cap on fee waivers. For guidance visit: go.usa.gov/cZwKA #AskUSCISQ18: @BISHALKARANJIT How long are we allowed to work while OPT extension application is pending, need a special authorization? #AskUSCIS
A18: @BISHALKARANJIT If you filed for an extension on time, you can work for 180 days while it's pending. http://go.usa.gov/cZwqH #AskUSCISQ19: @PRATYGO My wife got authorization to work through H4-EAD but still waiting for her SSN, does USCIS come into the picture #AskUSCIS
A19: @PRATYGO No, @SocialSecurity issues Social Security numbers. Find out more go.usa.gov/cZwkB #AskUSCISQ20: @CARLOSALEX101 is there a way to track the status of a new resident's green card after paying the immigrant fee? #AskUSCIS
A20: @CARLOSALEX101 Yes, you can track the status of your Green Card here: go.usa.gov/3aFfw #AskUSCISBonus Questions
Q21: @USCIS #AskUSCIS we waited for month to recv original notice and then another month for duplicate notice. Niether came. What to do?
A21: @NIMESH_NAGAR Report that you never received the notice by submitting an e-request at http://go.usa.gov/3aFfw #AskUSCISQ22: @LAURENLOVESWI @USCIS link for information to petition for a parent living in Mexico? #AskUSCIS
A22: @LAURENLOVESWI See this page for U.S citizens http://go.usa.gov/3FVTH who want to bring family to the U.S. (1/2)
A22: @LAURENLOVESWI Or check out this page for Green Card holders http://go.usa.gov/3FVTH who want to bring family to the U.S. (2/2)