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Summary of #AskUSCIS Twitter Town Hall on July 26
We held a Twitter Town Hall featuring #AskUSCIS on July 26 to answer your questions about immigration benefits and services. Below are many common questions and answers we addressed during the hour. Thanks to everyone who tweeted questions.
Q1: @ImMasroor_ Can J2 apply for green card, once he will get the waiver for home country return? #AskUSCIS
A1: @ImMasroor_ J2 is dependent on J1 status. If J1 applies for waiver + green card, J2 can also apply. https://t.co/4zDzk18g01 #AskUSCISQ2: @nwaab_saab how much time it takes to get a decision on denied EAD appeal/motion? #AskUSCIS
A2: @nwaab_saab Processing time can be up to 90 days. For FAQs on motions and appeals, please visit https://t.co/sW5OyMXiPz #AskUSCISQ3: @j_eportillo930 Processing my N-400. What is the usual time process to become a citizen? After my fingerprints. #AskUSCIS
A3: @j_eportillo930 This varies by office. You can check your local office processing time here: https://t.co/pW2rWFB6N3 #AskUSCISQ4: @tabhagwat its been 7 weeks and H4 EAD application shows Received, when it will move to next level? #AskUSCIS
A4: @tabhagwat If your case is taking longer than expected, inquire about it through our e-Request tool: https://t.co/E3tDGV6I62 #AskUSCISQ5: @alsadimuhammed1 How can I know the exact time for processing an immigrant petition for a relative (Form I-130)? #AskUSCIS
A5: @alsadimuhammed1 You can check your processing times on our website. Please visit https://t.co/2hCk7M4mEY #AskUSCISQ6: @immigrationgirl Why must we only use the Application Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin? #AskUSCIS
A6: @immigrationgirl For information on filing dates, please visit https://t.co/2VenVUI6wz #AskUSCISQ7: @nwaab_saab can an political asylum applicant travel to canada or any other country? whats the requirements? #AskUSCIS
A7: @nwaab_saab Asylum applicants with a pending I-589 can apply for advance parole to travel. Info: https://t.co/VgpcMf1b4B #AskUSCISQ8: @alphabet_real US citizen, Applied for my brother last week I-130, how long will it take for NOA 1? #AskUSCIS
A8: @alphabet_real You should receive NOA within 10 days. Check case status to see if we mailed receipt. https://t.co/EhnHOCsW4H #AskUSCISQ9: @ImmiGrey Are there any exciting new updates this month regarding e-filing capabilities? #AskUSCIS
A9:@ImmiGrey No new updates, but you can file Form I-90 and pay the immigrant fee online. Check https://t.co/8q4U2sqTWg #AskUSCISQ10: @NiriB can I cross back into the States before my OPT is processed without surrendering my F-1 status which expired in May? #AskUSCIS
A10: @NiriB You need a valid visa to enter the US. OPT only allows you to work while in F1 status. Info: https://t.co/4S0QYjnJ6h #AskUSCISQ11: @bkrashwal I am US citizen, applying GC for my wife, am a student on scholarship can I use bank statements to sponsor her? #AskUSCIS
A11: @bkrashwal For info on sponsoring a relative: https://t.co/9jyq2ATcuQ. For green card info, visit https://t.co/dqNHIzoUun #AskUSCISQ12: @dnahelicase23 old school completed sevis record before I could transfer. okay if I enter w/ my new initial i20 + new record? #AskUSCIS
A12: @dnahelicase23 For information on F-1 school transfers, please visit https://t.co/0Rp9eGkvRO #AskUSCISQ13: @naresharelly Do someone need to File for H1B amendment if they change Client within 50 mile metropolitan area? #AskUSCIS
A13: @naresharelly Check our final policy guidance on when you need to file an amendment or new H-1B. https://t.co/8Euvz6qXCQ #AskUSCISQ14: @shubzinator Immigrant fee site gives error since June 29. I checked my bill. Gave me no receipt / confirmation. #AskUSCIS.
A14: @shubzinator Create or log into your account to see payment status here: https://t.co/qvbjX5Vaoa #AskUSCIS