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Summary of #AskUSCIS Twitter Town Hall on July 26
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