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Immigration Issues: Reg H1 Trasfer, mark ashley, uscis
mark ashley, uscis, h1: Kalpak, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, I have been out of the office. The USCIS has not given a definite guidance on this issue. The only similar situation would be a person in your position that was already in the US and changes employers....

Immigration Issues: Reg H1 transfer, bangalore india, h1b
bangalore india, h1b, uscis: Dear Siva: It is a question that has not be answered by the USCIS. I feel that you are not subject to the cap and your employer B can apply for your H-1B. It is definetly worth a try. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan Attorney at Law 9801 Westheimer Suite...

Immigration Issues: Reg H1B Stamping in India, pay stubs, visa interview
pay stubs, visa interview, mark ashley: Rekha, It could cause problems for you but it would depend upon the consulate officer. I always tell clients to tell the truth. Since you are asking now, it appears like you knew this was bad advice from your tax consultant . You should take care of it...

Immigration Issues: Reg. H1B Transfer from J1, j1 visa, j1 waiver
j1 visa, j1 waiver, h1b transfer: Lakshmi: You can do a change of status from J-1 to H since you have obtained the 212(e) waiver. You can begin work for company B only after the approval, and without the need for a visa stamped on your passport. To work for company A, since it was approved...

Immigration Issues: Reg H1B, h1 b visa, h 1b visa
h1 b visa, h 1b visa, visa stamp: Hi Sivakumar, I agree with Company B s advice. When entering the U.S., show the approval notice for Co. B. There should be no problem in entering the U.S. as you already have an unexpired visa through Co. A. As long as you are honest in your intentions...

Immigration Issues: Reg: L1 - L2 and EAD, paystubs, h1b
paystubs, h1b, chane: You could have gone home and filed I-129 for H-1 and then it technically would not have been change of status. You can start with employer in April. Keep evidence of your valid L-1 status and paystubs for the period from when you applied for change until 4/07....

Immigration Issues: Regarding H1B transfer, us immigration service, pay stubs
us immigration service, pay stubs, india office: Ashish, There are couple of issues in your case. 1) If you are subject to the quota or not. This issue has not been clarified by the US immigration service, but in my opinion I think you are not. The only way to find out is for your employer to file the...

Immigration Issues: Regarding to H1B transfer, 1b petition, 1b status
1b petition, 1b status, b file: Alice: You can have company B file the H-1B petition at anytime since you have already have a H-1B approval and have been counted against the cap. You can move to company B and work on OPT until October and then switch to H-1B status. Sincerely, Ramasamy...

Immigration Issues: Regarding H1b, h1b1, h1 visa
h1b1, h1 visa, valid visa: Hi Nitu, The H-1B approval notice should have an I-94 attached to the bottom. This means that you were granted change of status to H-1B. In other words, you are currently in H-1B status; you are no longer in H-4 status. Since a valid visa is required...

Immigration Issues: Regarding marriage issue., fiance visa, indian citizen
fiance visa, indian citizen, immigrant visa: Aamir, You would need to apply for a fiance visa (K-1) or after marriage either apply for an immigrant visa or K-3. These applications take around 8-12 months to process. If she is residing in the UK, I do not think that she needs to go to India. I would...

Immigration Issues: Regarding Paystubs required for H1B, employment verification letter, pay stubs
employment verification letter, pay stubs, paystubs: Santosh: If you are currently working for the H-1B employer then I would think the paystubs in September would do fine with a current employment verification letter. I would also suggest that you take all the paystubs that you have until the date you depart...

Immigration Issues: Regarding petition for spouse & waiver, cd juarez, dept of homeland security
cd juarez, dept of homeland security, hardship waiver: Unfortunately, a deportation is hard to overcome, particularly within 5 years of the deportation. And it also depends if he was involved in other than immigration violations. What will aggravate the situation is that he came back to the US after deportation,...

Immigration Issues: Regarding my previous question, blue slip, default check
blue slip, default check, processing times: Dear Sundip: Please do provide all the requested documents even if it was provided earlier. I think that once you submit the documents the case will be approved. The request is very specific and does not ask for documents either about your job, employer, etc...

Immigration Issues: Removal of Conditions, i 751 interview, mail boxes
i 751 interview, mail boxes, deferred adjudication: They know about anything where he was either arrested or fingerprinted. He must bring dispositions for any case where he was arrested or fingerprinted. The main issue at the I-751 interview is the bonafides of his marraige. Since it appears he has no convictions...

Immigration Issues: Removal Order, immigration judge, green card
immigration judge, green card, proceedings: A removal order from an Immigration Judge will mess up any attempt to stay and get the I-751 approved. An administrative termination is a standard letter sent but does not have the same effect. She could make a late I-751 filing or renew her application in...

Immigration Issues: Removing a USCIS/ICE Hold, l a county jail, exemplary behavior
l a county jail, exemplary behavior, productive person: Not a day goes by that I don t encounter a situation like yours and just shake my head. Your husband is a prior deport criminal alien. He is not entitled to be here, whether he is married to you or not. If he was in my district, he would be prosecuted...

Immigration Issues: Reply to immigration question, non immigrant visa, bachelors degree
non immigrant visa, bachelors degree, previous question: It will be a red flag but may not be a problem to get a non-immigrant visa. It will be a problem later on when he tries to get any immigrant visa. The H-1 only requires a bachelors degree, but how is his education related to the job? If it isnt this may be...

Immigration Issues: Reply on question, illegal aliens, illegals
illegal aliens, illegals, small claims: Where is this going on? The name of the company and boss ? The boss can t send anyone back, only ICE can. There are protections for illegal aliens who are victims of criminal activities. Keep in mind, your boyfriend still must return to his home country...

Immigration Issues: Residency to canada, visa availability, foot air
visa availability, foot air, greencard: You are permanent resident of Canada, not the United States. Until that time you become a permanent resident of the US, you are required to have an appropriate visa to enter the US, by car, foot, air. Doesn t matter. Regarding your I-140, although the...

Immigration Issues: Resident legal Alien residing outside US, resident alien status, legal alien
resident alien status, legal alien, reentry permit: As long as you make 1 trip a year here they can not take it away. But if you spend more than 6 months on a trip it can jeopardize your citizenship eligibility. If you do not care about citizenship, you can apply for a reentry permit that will allow you to...

Immigration Issues: Responsiblity as a co-sponsor in fiancee petition, affidavit of support, i 751
affidavit of support, i 751, welfare payments: HE CAN ASK BUT THEY WILL NOT RESPOND TO THAT. BUT IF THEY ARE NOT LIVING TOGETHER AND WILL NOT GO TO THE NEXT INTERVIEW AFTER THE I-751 FILING, SHE MUST GET A DIVORCE AND FILE THE I-751 AFTER THE DIVORCE ON HER OWN WITH PROOF OF THE RELATIONSHIP WHILE IT...

Immigration Issues: Retrogression of visa numbers, visa numbers, immigration office
visa numbers, immigration office, retrogression: During the month of August no new adjustment of status cases can be filed if the priroity date is not 1/97 or before. All pending cases at the local immigration office or consulate can not be approved if the filing date is not 1/97 or before. Regards,...

Immigration Issues: Returning to visit, immigration judge, time factor
immigration judge, time factor, future thanks: If you stayed more than 180 days from the deadline on the I-94, there is a 3 year bar. If you stayed more than 1 year after there is a 10 year bar. Your daughter is not subject to these bars if she is under 18. As far as immigration is concerned you can go...

Immigration Issues: RFE after request to expedite, patent engineer, soviet scientists
patent engineer, soviet scientists, defense projects: My idea is not to be confrontational but to make another request so as to document your efforts to get the letter before and after the RFE. The idea is to document your efforts so that your resposne to the RFE is as strong as it can be given the circumstances....

Immigration Issues: re-enter US?, visa application, entering the united states
visa application, entering the united states, minimum period: She will have an NCIC record and it will reflect that she has been deported from the United States. Anyone entering the US after being deported and without authorization is guilty of a felony under 8 USC 1326. In addition to serving substantial time in a...

Immigration Issues: re-entry, fingerprint records, guangzhou china
fingerprint records, guangzhou china, question thanks: Unfortunately, I do not fill out forms or represent people, I am not an immigration attorney. I can suggest you go to your local CIS office. Their Immigration Information Officers will provide you with the correct forms to fill out. You can also seek an...

Immigration Issues: re- entry permit, card holder, green card
card holder, green card, passport: You must be in U.S. when you apply for re-entry permit. You either have to make a trip back here before 8/16/06 or you have to take your chances and get a new passport before you come back and if they ask you tell them you have only been out a few months....

Immigration Issues: re entry to US, willful misrepresentation, visa entry
willful misrepresentation, visa entry, reentry permit: If I understood you correctly, you were subject of a Deportation Hearing (NTA). The judge granted you voluntary departure in lieu of Deportation. You must answer all questions truthfully otherwise face permanent bar from the United States. The conselor...

Immigration Issues: re: immigrant visa and adjustment of status, f1 student visa, immigration fraud
f1 student visa, immigration fraud, immigrant visa: Assuming you are unmarried, the priority date for this category of filing is August 22, 1995. To be eligible to file for adjustment of status, you will need to wait until the priority date is after the date you filed the green card. Since you filed 2 years...

Immigration Issues: re. my wife i130, cis, athens
cis, athens, syria: NOt sure exactly what is going on in your case...there seems to be some information missing. You can file your I-130 for your wife at CIS in the US. When a visa becomes available for her, she will likely need to go to the Athens embasssey to receive it...

Immigration Issues: In a real situation, green card application, h1b visa
green card application, h1b visa, advance parole: Though your H-1 is expiring you filed a timely transfer request and asked for time until 2/08. The filing allows you to stay until you get an answer. Inorder to travel you need the approval. In order to expedite file the I-907. Once you get the approval you...

Immigration Issues: reapply for greencard and commited a crime, sexual assault victim, asnwers
sexual assault victim, asnwers, immigration status: You committed the act with a minor...doesn t matter if he asked or not, children under 18 cannot consent in the United States. There is no leniency with child sex abuse. As an adult you are responsible. Unfortunately, this is a deportable offense for...

Immigration Issues: two receipts, receipt numbers, receipt number
receipt numbers, receipt number, mail: Receipt numbers are not so important in I-751 cases, because they are all tracked by your A number. The processing time could be faster or slower than what they put and they may or may noit approve the case without an interview. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: reentry with green card, uscis gov, reentry permit
uscis gov, reentry permit, philiipines: Hi Nevil, You can stay outside the U.S. for up to one year. If you will be outside the U.S. for between 1 and 2 years, you need a reentry permit: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=b11747a55773d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD...

Immigration Issues: reentry permit, us permanent resident, case status
us permanent resident, case status, mail: desi, If your question is whether a US permanent resident can enter the US while her I-131 petition is pending, the answer is YES. She can come into the US while her re-entry application is in process. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan www.ashleykrishnan.co...

Immigration Issues: reentry, marrying a us citizen, advance parole
marrying a us citizen, advance parole, intensive care: If you have been here more than 6 months illegally before filing I-485 you can not leave before you get approved or you will be subject to a 10 year bar. If you have not been here illegally for more than 6 months before filing I-485 you still can not leave...

Immigration Issues: regarding change of status-L-2 to h1-B, special trip, ead
special trip, ead, first trip: Change to H is subject to cap. You can work for H employer after you get EAD until 10/1/07 when H-1 will kick in, if you do change of status after getting EAD. Once change of status is approved you do not need to make a special trip back but must go back on...

Immigration Issues: regarding green card, formal consultation, plase
formal consultation, plase, pass port: Interviews are not scheduled for all employment based cases. Additionally, different cases are just that - different. Just because one case is handled in a particular way does not mean that another case (even one that is virtually identical) will be handled...

Immigration Issues: regarding the IRS 1722 letter, irs 1722 letter, www irs gov
irs 1722 letter, www irs gov, taxpayer id number: Although you may have your tax returns, copies are often tampered with. TO avoid that, certified copies from IRS are required, which is what the 1722 letter will facilitate. Follow these instructions: INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING TRANSCRIPTS OF TAX RETURN,COPIES...

Immigration Issues: regarding L2 Visa, present company, ead
present company, ead, l2 visa: If you are coming to the U.S. in L2 you can apply for EAD as long as your husband is still in valid L-1, you can then work anywhere and travel and renew EAD as long as husband stays in L-1. If you change to L-1 for yourself, you can only work for that employer....

Immigration Issues: relative "jailed" in Buffalo, immigration case, foreign nationals
immigration case, foreign nationals, risky situation: Foreign nationals who are detained in the United States for Immigration violations, have access to communication...mail, telephones, and in some cases email. Foreign nationals are rarely detained more than a month pending a decision on their immigration case....

Immigration Issues: released by immigration, married american citizen, marriage of convenience, investigations bureau
marriage of convenience, investigations bureau, valid marriage: Your husband should fill out a petition for an immediate relative (I-130) and you should fill an I-485 change of status. When you go to court, and the judge determines you have a valid marriage, he will likely delay any decision pending approval of the relative...

Immigration Issues: removal of conditions, credit card statements, joint health
credit card statements, joint health, telephone cable: Pictures together/joint bank statements for each month of the 2 year conditional period/joint telephone, cable and utility bills for the 2 year period/joint credit card statements for the 2 year period/joint health, life and auto insurance/leases for the 2...

Immigration Issues: reopen a case, immigration attorney, dear kathy
immigration attorney, dear kathy, old lady: Dear Kathy: You cannot petition her directly through I-130. You should explore if there are any waivers available. Please contact a local immigration attorney so that he could look at all the information before providing you with the options avaiable. ...

Immigration Issues: reopening a case?, american immigration lawyers, immigration lawyers association
american immigration lawyers, immigration lawyers association, american immigration lawyers association: David: When did you go back? And give me further details about the order of deportation. To enter the US back after deportation, you may need to qualify for a waiver. I would recommend you consult with an attorney specialized in representing clients in...

Immigration Issues: requirements to have social security number, immigration and citizenship, social security number
immigration and citizenship, social security number, work visa: You can obtain a social security number IF you have been legally admitted into the US as permanent resident or a non-immigrant work visa. Keep in mind there is extensive identity fraud in the US...many who seem to have an easier path , might actually be...

Immigration Issues: residency through spouse, criminal convictions, permanent residence
criminal convictions, permanent residence, basic questions: You mention paying a fine, for whea? Was he in the us without authorization? For how long? You really need to retain an attorney for this level of detail. If he was illegally present in the US for more than a year, he will not be let back in for ten years...

Immigration Issues: respected mr roberti have..., visa stamp, india home
visa stamp, india home, approval notice: You must get H-4 visa stamp in your passport before coming back from India. You can show your husband s approval notice of H-1. He does not need to go with you or get stamp before you do. Anytime after December 2005, he can file for 7th year extension of H-1...

Immigration Issues: retention of priority date under CSPA, judgements, clarification on
judgements, clarification on, priority: The CSPA has nothing to do with you filing a new I-130. It has to do with her keeping her origianl category. Who sponsored your family? When was the original I-130 filed? When did your daughter turn 21? When did the category orginally become available? ...

Immigration Issues: returning on F1, h1 visa, visa stamp
h1 visa, visa stamp, work question: Where did you hear there are 4000 left - Do you have amasters degree from a U.S. university? If you do not have a Masters and are not from Chile or Singapore there are no more H-1s available right now. If your H-1 gets approved, you will have to get the...

Immigration Issues: revocation of green card, many marriages, husbands wives
many marriages, husbands wives, uscis: Unless there is proof that the only reason he married you was to obtain a green card the USCIS is unlikely to revoke the green card. Unfortunately, many marriages go bad and many husbands (wives too) cheat. This is true even when both husband and wife are...

Immigration Issues: Salary Difference., 1b petition, salary difference
1b petition, salary difference, salary differences: Subramaniam: Mostly the problem arises when the paid wage is less than the prevailing wage. However, huge salary differences between the stated wage on the H-1B petition and your current salary could lead to questions as to whether the job you are performing...

Immigration Issues: Salary Wage Question., h1b1, sponsoring company
h1b1, sponsoring company, eb2: Hi John, It is only the intention of the employer to pay you the agreed upon wage, but this intention is not enforceable. Therefore, my recommendation for you is to work for the employer for at least six months after I-485 approval. You should not have...

Immigration Issues: Second job on H1 Visa, h1 visa, mba part time
h1 visa, mba part time, 1b petition: Hi Karla, H-1B status is employer-specific, so if the university files an H-1B petition for you, you can work for the university. Part-time employment is OK. Since multiple organizations can file for you, you will maintain your H-1B status as long as you...

Immigration Issues: Seeking immigration advice, please help., bench warrant, immigration advice
bench warrant, immigration advice, immigration office: Take care of the minor traffic violation - you will not be deported. You are a permanent resident - that is forever - only the card expires. File for a new card on form I-90 or file for U.S. Citizenship. If your parents became U.S. Citizens before you became...

Immigration Issues: Separation from L1, ead card, l1 visa
ead card, l1 visa, l2 visa: Ivette, You may use your EAD card while you are separated and living apart. If you get a divorce then you are no longer on L2 and out of status. You could have options to stay in the country if a divorce is granted but they are numerous to list in this...

Immigration Issues: Seperation, bonafides, permanent residency
bonafides, permanent residency, greencard: After divorce, you file I-751 with fee of $275 and evidence of marriage after you got approved until when you split. When it is filed they send you a receipt extending your card for a year that you can use to travel. You do not need your employer. You need...

Immigration Issues: Shoplifting and port of entry, indian citizen, indian passport
indian citizen, indian passport, arrest record: Without reviewing the conviction and arrest record I can t say. Shoplifting is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) but it is less clear regarding the actual conviction. A lot will depend on admissions that she may make and what the arrest record states....

Immigration Issues: Single mom waiting for papa's K1, single mom, economic hardship
single mom, economic hardship, financial difficulties: Unfortunately I only have bad news for you. You can not go on welfare; Economic hardship is not enough to get he waiver approved; The waiver takes many months to adjudicate; Why did he need the waiver - did he have a deport order or was he just here illegally...

Immigration Issues: Social Security Number, soical security, social security number
soical security, social security number, ss number: Yes and No. The social security number is only given out now to US citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who have been authorized to work. Non-residents who want to get a tax number for banking purposes or other, get an ITIN. So you...

Immigration Issues: Social Security..., social security number, becoming a lawyer
social security number, becoming a lawyer, immigration attorney: I would need to review all the paperwork that she has and discuss the situation with her to say much for sure. She really needs to schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney since I can t even be certain whether she entered the US legally or not...

Immigration Issues: SPONSOR HAS NO CITIZENSHIP, proof of citizenship, immigration judge
proof of citizenship, immigration judge, i 485: You do not go before a judge for Citizenship. It is the same type of officer/interview as for Green Card. What type of documents did petitioner give for proof of citizenship or green card when I-485 was filed? If they claimed U.S. citiznehip by fraud they...

Immigration Issues: Special Case for Porting H-1B, 1b petition, pay stubs
1b petition, pay stubs, export license: Yes, but you can not ask to recapture that time or they will say since you did not work you were out of status and also say that they may have approved your case in error, since if a license is needed you should have had it when you applied. Regards, ...

Immigration Issues: Specialty Occupation and H-1B, 1b petition, h 1b visa
1b petition, h 1b visa, h1b1: Hi, You are qualified for H-1B since you have a LLB, which is equivalent of a four-year U.S. degree. Indeed, if there is a law firm ready to file an H-1B petition for you right now, the H-1B petition will be approved. The addition of an associate s (or...

Immigration Issues: Specific Question About Form I-864, household member, self support
household member, self support, reported income: It is not true that you can not use your income. You put her income in the 1st part and fill in your income under household member s income and include it in the total. To be safe, you can also fill out an I-864A. If you make enough you do not need your in...

Immigration Issues: Sponsor obligation question, obligation question, personal debts
obligation question, personal debts, unpaid debts: Deborah, Your boss will continue to be held responsible if she uses public benefits and not for the personal debts and like. Even in the case of public benefits, she will not be entitled to any as a green card holder especially so these days when governments...

Immigration Issues: Sponsoring Parents., medicare medicaid, green card
medicare medicaid, green card, medicaid: Yes. You can file for them while they are here, and they would be able to stay here until the paperwork is finished. If they leave the US, that would be ok, only they would not be able to return to the US until the visa is issued from the consulate in their...

Immigration Issues: Sponsoring a Spouse a 2nd time, sponsoring a spouse, h1b1
sponsoring a spouse, h1b1, work visa: Hi Jasmine, There is no problem in marrying the second individual. There is no minimum period of time (after your divorce) that you would have to wait to marry again. The marriage would be under greater scrutiny than usual only if the person being sponsored...

Immigration Issues: Spousal Sponsorship, us tourist visa, uscis gov
us tourist visa, uscis gov, visa petition: Hi, You can be married anywhere outside the U.S. and the USCIS will recognize it as a valid marriage. Therefore, you and your spouse can be married in France or Tunisia or anywhere else. The following is an excerpt from the old USCIS website http://149.101.23.2/graphics/howdoi/spouselive.htm...

Immigration Issues: Spousal Visa/Fiance Visa to US, fiance visa, australian citizen
fiance visa, australian citizen, american citizen: It really has nothing to do with easier, so much as time frame. How long are you going to stay in the UK? Depending upon that it might be better to process the visa there. If you plan on going to the US soon, then wait to get married until both of you are...

Immigration Issues: Spouse of resident permanent, becoming a citizen, immigrant visa
becoming a citizen, immigrant visa, tourist visa: They will not give her a tourist visa. He can apply for K-3 visa which will take 4-6 months or he can process the immigrant visa which will take about 9 months after becoming a citizen. If she gets K-3 she will be here sooner but it will take longer to get...

Immigration Issues: Spouse/stepdaugther Visas, national visa center, immigration and nationality act
national visa center, immigration and nationality act, affidavit of support: You have to file an I-130 for the daughter now. You can continue the process for your wife and she will get the visa first or once you process your wife s case until the file is at the embassy you can ask them to hold it until your daughter s case gets there....

Immigration Issues: US Spouse Visa, spouse visa, uk citizen
spouse visa, uk citizen, vwp: It is possible, but if Immigraton finds out he is coming to live with you permanently in the United States they will not let him inon VWP. I would recommend travelling seaprately and having him say he is coming to tour the U.S. if asked. The VWP just avoids...

Immigration Issues: Spouse, dependants, card holder
dependants, card holder, previous years: If your most recent tax return does not show enough income, you can use your father as a co-sponsor, if he is a Green Card holder or citizen. If you have no other dependants, the income requirement for you is 16,500. If you do not show that, you can use your...

Immigration Issues: Spouses Have Different Addresses, registration books, child relationship
registration books, child relationship, joint accounts: His case will be fine because it is based onthe relationship to the father. The kids should also be no problem if he can document a father child relationship despite different addresses. The wife may get the hardest time and I would recommend making their...

Immigration Issues: SSN, full time school, f1 visa
full time school, f1 visa, bachelors degree: You can apply for work permit after 1 year of full time school. You would get a new I-20 from the new University and then on your first trip out after approval, you would have to get new visa with new school annotated, but you would not have to rush out and...

Immigration Issues: Out of Status by 9/30/06 & Green Card, permanent residency application, h 1b visa
permanent residency application, h 1b visa, residency status: Your employer can sponsor you for permanent residency HOWEVER your abilities, education, and need must exceed availability in the United States. It takes YEARS for an employment based permanent residency status. You will NOT be permitted to remain in the...

Immigration Issues: Status Change from B1 to H4, b1 visa, immigration fraud
b1 visa, immigration fraud, catastrophic problems: She may be able to, or they may turn her around at the border. She also could have to explain what was said at the border. If asked how long she is staying she has a serious problem since her intent appears to be to change status and stay. A misstatement...

Immigration Issues: Out of Status F1 to H4, f1 visa, visa fraud
f1 visa, visa fraud, h4 visa: Normally when you overstay more than 6 months you are barred for 180 days and when you stay more than a year, you are barred for 10 years. However, when you come in on a F-1 with I-94 for D/s you are usually not subject to the bar. However in his case, he...

Immigration Issues: Out of Status F1 to H4, f1 visa, h4 visa
f1 visa, h4 visa, h1b visa: Attempting to enter the US after overstaying a previous admission is a refusal for any visa for five years. THe school records are to determine just how long he was out of status. Given his propensity for ignoring the terms of admission, I doubt he will...

Immigration Issues: Out of Status on H4, unavoidable circumstances, illegal status
unavoidable circumstances, illegal status, hi thanks: Yes. You will need to re-apply for your wife, and this may cause problems in regards to your time frame. Make sure to raise this issue with the lawyer handling your paper s and make sure they understand your wife s problem. It shouldn t be too bad, but...

Immigration Issues: Status of I485, nebraska service center, uscis
nebraska service center, uscis, infopass: Regardless of qny other issues int he case, it can not be approved until name check clears. Some of my clients are already clear at time of interview. Ohters have waited as long as 3 years fo rit to clear. No way of telling when it will clear but I would check...

Immigration Issues: Status issue, h1b1, school admission
h1b1, school admission, h1b: Hi Praveen, My recommendation is to cancel your admission only after October 01. The new regulations require you to file a Motion to Reopen to address the status gap issue, and if the Motion to Reopen was not filed by August 23, my recommendation again...

Immigration Issues: Staying in the U.S. post OPT, h1 b visa, eb3
h1 b visa, eb3, ead: Yes, H-1Bs have been exhausted since August (for the fiscal year that began in October). An I-140 is not enough to renew an EWAD, she needs a pending I-485, which is probably not possible with the priority dates retrogressed). I can t say what the solution...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, student visa, green card
student visa, green card, 6 years: No. It is quite possible to change status from that of F-1 student (I m assuming F-1 status rather than J-1 or M-1) to another status such as an H-1B. The H-1B permits working in the US for up to 6 years. During that time it is possible to obtain a green...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, visa fraud, study visa
visa fraud, study visa, student visa: You fit the profile of someone who would stay permanently ionce they are here. You are young and single. In addition, you have parents who have status here and can apply for you. For those reasons, they will not be likely to give you a non-immigrant visa....

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, us consulate in canada, residency in canada
us consulate in canada, residency in canada, immigration attorney: Dear Zhao: You should opt to apply for an F-1 visa at the US consulate in Canada. In my experience I have known many canadian residents come to the US for studies, so the issue of residency in Canada should not be an issue. Check with the local immigration...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, visa in canada, student visa
visa in canada, student visa, country china: You can apply to change from B-2 to F-1 but this is not a high priority filing witn INS and you can not start school until they approve the change. If you process the visa in Canada, they can send you back to be interviewed in your home country. They are...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, visa in canada, canadian application
visa in canada, canadian application, canada embassy: You can apply either in the US or at US consulate in Canada. If you have any questions about how this will effect your Canadian application consult your Canadian Attorney if you want to apply for F in the US my firm can help. Good luck in your studies. ...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa and Green card, h1b1, visa holder
h1b1, visa holder, advance parole: The paperwork will be filed at an address in Chicago, IL even though you are living in GA as per http://uscis.gov/graphics/publicaffairs/newsrels/LockBox11_23_04.pdf Since this is a new change, I cannot predict how long it will take for the interview to...

Immigration Issues: Student Visa, nonimmigrant visa category, h1b1
nonimmigrant visa category, h1b1, visa status: Hi Lucy, You must be in valid nonimmigrant visa status in order to change to another nonimmigrant visa category. Therefore, it is not possible to change from tourist to student status within the U.S. You will need to apply for the student visa (F-1 visa)...

Immigration Issues: Student visa then coming back on Tourist Visa???, mexican citizen, us port of entry
mexican citizen, us port of entry, student visa: Even though her student visa may be expiring her I-94 should say D/S or duration of studies as long as she stays in school she should be able to travel. If her program ended, she should speak to the foreign student advisor at school about an extension. ...

Immigration Issues: Student visa, h1b1, financial inability
h1b1, financial inability, student visa: Hi Nikki, You should be a full-time student in order to maintain your F-1 status. However, if you can convince the international student advisor at your university that you had a good reason (such as illness or financial inability to pay tuition) to not...

Immigration Issues: Substitute Sponsor, new case, petition
new case, petition, immigration: She can not be substituted without starting a new case and filing date. However, you can advise Immigration of his passing and request that the petition be revalidated if it was already approved. Then the case can be processed and the sister can be the financial...

Immigration Issues: scoring point in hsmp, cctv technology, graduate level work
cctv technology, graduate level work, graduation degree: Thank you for the question. To score 50 points for work experience you need to demonstrate at least 4 years graduate level work experience, including at least 1 year in a senior or specialist role I cannot say if your situation qualifies under this rule...

Immigration Issues: scotland to america, visa sponsorship, living in scotland
visa sponsorship, living in scotland, immigration laws: Well I think you are going about this the wrong way. You should first try to find out a legal way to stay, before planning on coming to stay. Otherwise, you are going to have to violate our immigration laws. I don t think I would be treated very nicely...

Immigration Issues: sealed arrest, naturalization application, immigration authorities
naturalization application, immigration authorities, h1b1: Hi, You must disclose all arrests on the naturalization application, even if sealed and/or dismissed. These will appear on the CIS background checks. Your naturlization application should be approved, as you were never convicted. Regards, Ajay K....

Immigration Issues: shipping 222's across the US border, shipping goods, shipper
shipping goods, shipper, mail: Were these pills shipped through the mail or in a vehicle and found as you crossed the border? It sounds to me like an issue with declaration or failure to declare. Tylenol is not a prohibited drug, so I am no sure what the situation is...particularly with...

Immigration Issues: Will my sister have to go to Haiti to wait for her papers, immigrant visa interview, proper documentation
immigrant visa interview, proper documentation, law changes: Your sister is in a difficult situation. Your petition for her will take 15 years. She is not eligible to get it here unless she had something pending for her before 4/30/2001. On the other hand if she leaves the country after being here illegally for more...

Immigration Issues: Will my sister have to wait for her papers in HAITI, family preference, preference category
family preference, preference category, visa status: Hi Harlan, You can sponsor your sister now--she will be in the 4th family preference category: http://www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm However, she will not be able to adjust status until a visa becomes available in that category. For her to continue to remain...

Immigration Issues: small bus. immigr. from Canada to US, visa eligibility, immigr
visa eligibility, immigr, jewelry design: Zeke, If you are a citizen of a country that is eligible for E visa, I think that 300K plus a good business plan should be give you a good enough shot at an E approval. I will not be able to comment on your O visa eligibility without having an idea of your...

Immigration Issues: i am sorry if i bothered you, passport law, us immigrant
passport law, us immigrant, reply: I did answer your question the day you originally sent it. What I received yesterday was the same question again. So for whatever reason you did not get it, here it is again. You may go to Canada with your US immigrant documents and return to the US....

Immigration Issues: sponsor risks, traveling to usa, immigrant intent
traveling to usa, immigrant intent, nonimmigrant visa: 15 years - They have to prove non-immigrant intent for visits prior to immigrating. Sponsor only has to submit financial evidence for the final interview and would have to reimburse for any welfare givent o the beneficairy. The person being sponsored can not...

Immigration Issues: sponsor, immigration purposes, h1b visa
immigration purposes, h1b visa, breach of contract: For immigration purposes you do not need to work for them, but you may be breaking your contract by not working for them. Immigration may not care but the modeling agency may sue you for damages for breach of contract if you signed one. They may ask you who...

Immigration Issues: spouse 1-30 petition, i 130 petition, card holder
i 130 petition, card holder, current date: The reqason why it is taking so long is because they know that even if they approved the I-130 petition, nothing be processed for the Green card untiul they reach the priority date in your category, whoch is about 4-5 years. If you are eligible, you should...

Immigration Issues: spouse arrested, australian citizen, immigration status
australian citizen, immigration status, interveiw: Although it may be painful, you need to give me more details regarding your husband s arrest. What was he arrested for? Generally, as long as he can go to the interview that they schedule for you, it will not be a problem. If he is incarcerated at that...

Immigration Issues: spouse or fiance visa, fiance visa, travel permission
fiance visa, travel permission, j1 visa: The problem with your original plan is if you wait to get married in April, they will not let you back in once your wife files for you until you obtain an immigrant visa which takes 6-9 months. Your choices are either to get married and file for Adjustment...

Immigration Issues: spouse immigration, uscis gov, spouse immigration
uscis gov, spouse immigration, asylee: Yes, you use that form. It just came out 4/22/2005. I think the date at the top has to do with the OMB. Probably would be faster for your wife to get a green card based on her marriage to you, but I would need to review the case to be certain. Your wife...

Immigration Issues: spouse visa, spouse visa question, home romania
spouse visa question, home romania, crooked lawyers: That is another trick of crooked lawyers to steal your money. They will write letters to Congress for you. Wasting your money. If you become a US citizen, and nothing terrible happens between now and then, you will be able to petition for your husband. He...

Immigration Issues: when can my spouse work?, immigration paperwork, ss card
immigration paperwork, ss card, social security number: Firstly, do you know if her visa or her IAP-66 form of her J-1 says she is subject to a 2 year foreign residency requirement? If so, she needs a waiver, before she can file for her green card. She is technically not allowed to work until she receives work...

Immigration Issues: spouse, uscis gov, form i 130
uscis gov, form i 130, h1b1: Hi Daniel, The following website is very helpful: http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/howdoi/spouselive.htm In short, you need to file Form I-130 with the USCIS. It will take a few months for the processing to be completed before your wife can enter the U.S....

Immigration Issues: ssi & I-30 ins form, social security benefits, affidavit of support
social security benefits, affidavit of support, mark ashley: The US citizen will be eligible for all benefits they are owed by the US government including social security and medicade regardless of any type of sponsorship of an alien. If you need any additional information then you may contact me directly: mark@ashleykrishnan.com...

Immigration Issues: starting business in US on J-1 visa, h 1b visa, 1b petition
h 1b visa, 1b petition, passive investor: Hi Irmgard, Anyone in any status can open a business, but for you to be employed by this business an H-1B petition should be filed. The following excerpt from our website is helpful: http://www.h1b1.com/faq.htm#myself CAN I SPONSOR MYSELF FOR THE...

Immigration Issues: status, tourist visa, whole time
tourist visa, whole time, green card: The company can try to sponsor you. You job seems like one that a lot of americans can do, so it may be hard to get a labor cert. The process takes about 4-5 years and if you are not legal the whole time you need a law change before you could do the last of...

Immigration Issues: out of status or not?, westheimer suite, h 1b visa
westheimer suite, h 1b visa, 1b status: ABC: It would seem that there was a mistake committed either on your I-539 application or by the Service. You need to contact the employer/lawyer who represented you on this petition to check the forms filed. If it is a service error you could request it...

Immigration Issues: In status or not?, westheimer suite, denial letter
westheimer suite, denial letter, h1b: Dear Haider: If you are continuing to maintain your full time student status, the denial of the H-1B does not matter. You continue to be on F-1 status. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan Ashley & Krishnan 9801 Westheimer, Suite 302 Houston, TX 77042 www.ashleykrishnan.co...

Immigration Issues: status, f1 visa, mr hay
f1 visa, mr hay, advanced parole: She is no longer in the USA on an F1. The F1 visa was terminated when the visa application for the greencard was accepted. As such she will be allowed to leave the US and come back with her advance parole re-entry permit, and she can have her parents request...

Immigration Issues: Out of status issue, arun, visa
arun, visa, student advisor: Arun: If you have recently falled out of F-1 status you could try to get reinstated. To do this you need to contact your foreign student advisor. You cannnot change to H status if you are not currently in status. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan www.ashleykrishnan.co...

Immigration Issues: status, h4 visa, h1 visa
h4 visa, h1 visa, going to college: You are an H4...and going to college? Green Card process? based on what? Interesting. Upon expiration of your father s H visa, your visa expires as well. You will need to return to your home country and apply for a new visa based on your purpose for coming...

Immigration Issues: can i stay in the us and fle k3 and wait in the us, visa fraud, canadian citizen
visa fraud, canadian citizen, advance parole: I would be happy to take your case. They usually do not harass Canadians about fraud. You can come in as a visitor without visa, so there is no visa fraud. Have your passport stamped as legal entry and email me after you ar3e here. rhollanesq@aol.com ...

Immigration Issues: Anyway I can stay in the USA???, congress bundestag, government scholarship
congress bundestag, government scholarship, sponcership: I am unclear how it was possible for you father to stay in the US for 12 years in H and L status. The maximum status that can be given is 6 years in H-1B, 5 years in L-1B and 7 years in L-1A and all status in any of these visas counts toward the limit. After...

Immigration Issues: student visa, student visa, legal documentation
student visa, legal documentation, college application: I presume that your friend is not currently legal in the country, since you said he has been here for 5 years. If that is the case, there is no way to get him a student visa. You can only change to student status if you maintain your legal status throughout....

Immigration Issues: student visa, west palm beach, visa classes
west palm beach, visa classes, f1 visa: You have some work cut out for you. You must be accepted by the school in West Palm Beach, and it must be certified by CIS. you then need to go to the nearest CIS office and file a I-20 to change schools. You need to due this IMMEDIATELY! If you do not...

Immigration Issues: student visa application, f1 student visa, student visa application
f1 student visa, student visa application, permanent resident card: There is nothing that prevents him from applying for a student visa. To do so, you need to find a school to issue you an I-20 documentand then use that to apply for the student visa. It will not affect your petition for him, but the petition could be the reason...

Immigration Issues: student visa into a green card, relevant bachelor, 1b petition
relevant bachelor, 1b petition, h1b1: Hi, Your daughter s friend can work on-campus part-time while she is a student. In addition, she would receive OPT for one year after graduation, which will allow her to work anywhere for one year. She should see the International Student Advisor at the...

Immigration Issues: student visa, mr hay, student visa
mr hay, student visa, legal documentation: You have given me a great deal of information, but none of it very helpful. I realize this is because you are confused. If your friend has a visa, but is out-of-status (that is he overstayed his visa), then he has serious problems. If he overstayed more...

Immigration Issues: study visa to work visa-reg, optional practical training, study visa
optional practical training, study visa, mark ashley: I cannot answer for all countries but in the US a student after finishing his education he can get an optional practical training (OPT) to work and then after it expires within one year if you can obtain an employer you could get a work visa for further periods...

Immigration Issues: study visa to work visa-reg, study visa, work experience
study visa, work experience, degree program: Dear Rahul: I can only answer for the process in the US. After you complete your degree program, you will be given a one year period to obtain work experience in your field in the US. After that period you can obtain a work permit to continue work and stay...

Immigration Issues: submitted paperwork, g 325a, student visa
g 325a, student visa, enough money: He should be good to go. The 180 days only comes into play if he leaves the country prior to getting green card anyway. Did you send in his medical and vaccinations? How long it takes depends on where you live and thus where he interviews. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: surname issue in passport and experience letters, maiden surname, marriage certificate
maiden surname, marriage certificate, question thanks: You can try by callling the office of the Consulate General of your country in NY or Washington D.C. Otherwise, with your husband s name added, your birth certificate and your marriage certificate, I think they can determine it is the smae person and not give...

Immigration Issues: switching from E3 to L1 visa, employment authorization, employment contract
employment authorization, employment contract, l1 visa: Michelle, You can switch from E-3 to L-1, provided you qualify for an L-1 visa. If you are approved, your spouse would be granted an L-2. With an Employment authorization he should also be able to work. Best of luck. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan www.ashleykrishnan.com...

Immigration Issues: Tax Fraud and deportation, permanent residence card, fraud and forgery
permanent residence card, fraud and forgery, egyptian immigrant: Expired green card? He can apply for a renewal....HOWEVER if it is based on YOUR petition for him, and it is a temporary permanent residence card, you can withdraw your paperwork you submitted on his behalf. So many US women fall into this trap. Fraud...

Immigration Issues: Temporary Visa for my Husband, permanent resident visa, getting married in france
permanent resident visa, getting married in france, french citizen: Well, he could just come over on the Waiver visa program, but that would be risky. He really has no intention to visit here, but wants to live in the USA for an extended period with his wife. As such the Permanent Resident Visa is the only visa that I know...

Immigration Issues: Terminating / Canceling Green Card, permenant residency, h1b1
permenant residency, h1b1, green cards: Hi, Since the parents have already received their green cards, only the parents can renounce their green cards. To do this, they should go to a U.S. Consulate in China and return the green cards to a consular officer. In any event, if they depart the...

Immigration Issues: Termination of J1 visa, post doctoral fellow, h1b1
post doctoral fellow, h1b1, uty: Hi Sameer, The 30-day grace period allows you to remain legally for 30 days beyond Nov. 30. The J-1 transfer application should be filed prior to the grace period (before Nov. 30) if you wish to be granted extension of status through the other university....

Immigration Issues: Third Family Preference, immigrant visa interview, visa package
immigrant visa interview, visa package, family preference: If you are abroad, when your case reaches the front of the line you will get an immigrant visa interview and upon approval will get a visa package to travel to the U.S. At the airport, you willbe processed for your card and then you can apply for your adult...

Immigration Issues: Time left after H1-B transfer denied?, h1b transfer, harsh rule
h1b transfer, harsh rule, mark ashley: Jerry, I understand this is a harsh rule but everyday that you delay leaving the US could impact your ability to re-enter the US in the future. I have no advice unfortunately on how you should get your affairs in order to leave promptly. Mark Ashley ...

Immigration Issues: Time between visits, immigration advisor, bona fides
immigration advisor, bona fides, immigration officer: Thank you for your question. In law there is nothing to stop your friend returning to the UK the same day. However she will need to demonstrate that she continues to meet the requirements of the Immigration rules. When looking at a passport, an Immigration...

Immigration Issues: Timely Retraction, retraction, cbp
retraction, cbp, sworn statement: I have no way of knowing why they feel the retraction was not timely, but since they are pursing the matter as fraud they clearly feel that the retraction was not timely. They may have a point, or they may be complete idiots. I have no way of knowing which...

Immigration Issues: TN Visa, insurance adjustment, canadian citizen
insurance adjustment, canadian citizen, bachelors degree: You need to have a bachelors degree and completion of training in the appropraite areas of insurance adjustment pertaining to diaster relief claims; or 3 years experience in the field of claims adjustment and completion of the above mentioned training. ...

Immigration Issues: TOURIST VISA CONVERTING TO STUDENT VISA, f1 visa, tourist visa
f1 visa, tourist visa, student visa: Well since she overstayed her visa, the only option she has is to leave the US to pursue the visa. If she stays in the USA more than 180 days after the visa expired, she will be barred from re-entry for 3 years. If she stays in the USA more than 1 year after...

Immigration Issues: Tourist Entry into US, personal funds, totality
personal funds, totality, intention: There is no set amount - it is a totality of the cirsumstances. They need proof of support by personal funds or someone here to fill out fomr I-134 with most recent tax job letter and bank letter. They also need to prove their intention to go home after their...

Immigration Issues: Tourist Visa, sponsorship categories, family sponsorship
sponsorship categories, family sponsorship, visitor visa: Hi, You cannot sponsor your mother-in-law and assure that she will actually be issued a visitor visa. The family sponsorship categories are listed here: http://www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm Your mother-in-law will have to apply for a visitor visa directly...

Immigration Issues: Tourist Visa, visa stamp, tourist visa
visa stamp, tourist visa, port of entry: The one year visa allows him to try and make an entry until the visa expires. Once it expires, he can nopt try to make an entry without getting another visa stamp. Depending ont he mood of the officer, they may or may not allow him in or may allow him less...

Immigration Issues: Tourist visa to the US, casablanca morocco, visa interview
casablanca morocco, visa interview, tourist visa: The visas issued by the Department of State are usually good for 10 years multiple entry which means she does not have to go back to the Embassy for 10 years when she wants to come here. Each time she arives the Department of Homeland Security tells her how...

Immigration Issues: Transfer of expired H1B & H4 with valid I94, westheimer suite, h 1b visa
westheimer suite, h 1b visa, receipt notice: Jobseeker: The answers to your questions: 1) I do not understand this question as you state previously that you have extended your I-94 for the next 3 years. 2) You can tranfer to the new company as soon as your H-1B is filed. But if you wish to be sure...

Immigration Issues: Transfer F-1 to H-1 in oversea, mark ashley, graduate school
mark ashley, graduate school, email: Since you have retained an attorney, I would suggest that you reconfirm with him exactly why you could not re-enter the United States with a valid H-1b. There might be some fact that you did not mention in this email that your attorney is aware of that you...

Immigration Issues: Transfer of H-1, westheimer suite, h 1b visa
westheimer suite, h 1b visa, pay stubs: Dear Ejaz: We charge $1200.00 to petition the USCIS for a H-1B visa. The USCIS filing fees in this case would be $190.00 (I-129 fee) + $500.00 (fraud fee) and either $1500.00 or $750.00 depending on the size of the employer s workforce. You need to send...

Immigration Issues: Transfer H1B while Green Card Application is Pending, green card application, employment authorization document
green card application, employment authorization document, westheimer suite: Lara: The 180 day rule does not apply to your situation. You need to concurrently file the I-130/485 and also file for employment authorization document-EAD (Form I-765). The EAD will be granted within 2-3 months. Your spouse then has a choice of either working...

Immigration Issues: Transfer from J1 to H1 Maryland, h 1b visa, immigration specialist
h 1b visa, immigration specialist, h1b visa: Yasuko, Yes, it would be possible to apply for your H with the favorable recommendation from the State rather than wait for the approval of the waiver (I-612)from the USCIS. In my experience filing an H-1B with the favorable recommendation in fact serves...

Immigration Issues: Transfering H1-B while applying I-485, salaried employee, afte
salaried employee, afte, company b: The best option would be to remain a salaried employee of A until your I-485 is pending 180 days, but this does not seem to be possible. The 1099 issue might be a problem. Will the 1099 be for the same salary as listed on LCA and I-129? Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: About Transferring H-1B, 1b petition, h1b1
1b petition, h1b1, 1b cap: Hi Tony: Due to the cap, I recommend that you not give your resignation to the university until at least the middle of September. This way there will not be a significant interruption of employment during the transfer of employers. In other words, you will...

Immigration Issues: Trasfer of H-1B to E-2, mark ashley, convenient store
mark ashley, convenient store, total values: This question is too detailed to properly assess. For example how you valuated the store, total investment in U.S. dollars etc. needs a detailed analysis and should require further consultation with an experienced attorney as emails are inadequate to discuss...

Immigration Issues: Travel on Advance Parole, refugee travel document, immigration and nationality act
refugee travel document, immigration and nationality act, intracompany transferee: Advance Parole Most aliens who have pending applications for immigration benefits or for changes in nonimmigrant status need Advance Parole to re-enter the U.S. after traveling abroad. Aliens applying for advance parole on the basis of a pending application...

Immigration Issues: Travel Document, renewing passport, expired passport
renewing passport, expired passport, aos interview: If they approve, they will provide you with an I-94/I-551 stamp. You can then travel to your country and renew your passport and then come back with valid passport and I-94/I-551. After you get approved, you can file for reentry travel document but that will...

Immigration Issues: Travel Documents, lengthy visits, conditional status
lengthy visits, conditional status, travel document: A permanent resident must have a travel document for travel for more than 1 year and less than 2. Unfortunately, she may need to return to the US and obtain another travel document. Keep in mind a few caveats...I assume she is still a conditional resident,...

Immigration Issues: Travel with an Expired Green Card, receipt notice, i 751
receipt notice, i 751, temporary job: Should not be a problem. She should cary proof of your temporary job abroad in case she is questioned as to why she has been out so long. You should also gather proof of your marraige over there to show if you are called in for interview. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: Travel with expired Green Card, expired card, british virgin islands
expired card, british virgin islands, taking a risk: There is no guarantee she will get in with the expired card and the I-797. If she gets the biometrics appt before she leaves, they will give her an extension strip on the card. Oterhwise she is taking a risk of not getting back in. If she does go with the...

Immigration Issues: Travel on H1, criminal conviction, status application
criminal conviction, status application, adjustment of status: They are separate I-485s, but if your spouse s case is not approved, you can not be approved under any circumstances, since she is the primary. If your spouse is approved, your case could still be denied for any of a number of reasons, such as a prior criminal...

Immigration Issues: Travel to India on Old H1 stamp, us consulate in india, h1 transfer
us consulate in india, h1 transfer, h1 visa: Ganesh, You can re-enter on the visa obtained through company A. And since you will continue to work for B after you return this should also be OK. I would suggest that you take documentation of your Company A approval notice and the other approvals with...

Immigration Issues: Travel to Jamaica, b1 b2, visa class
b1 b2, visa class, advance parole: Hawaii is fine. How long the process takes depends on what state you are in. You will be called in for an interview. If all is ok, they will give her a stamp and send her the card. She can use the stamp to travel. As a resident she can not have a U.S. passport...

Immigration Issues: Travel after marriage with K-1 Visa, immigration questions, advance parole
immigration questions, advance parole, reentry permit: He would apply for an advance parole - a reentry permit is for someone who is already a green card holder and wants to go out for more than a year. You must marry within 90 days- there is no requirement to immediately file the I-485 and in your situation you...

Immigration Issues: Travel outside US after H1 transfer, working in usa, travelling to canada
working in usa, travelling to canada, canada 2: I assume you gave me low ratings because I gave you an answer you did not want to hear. Please keep in mind this is voluteer work and you are getting free info. If you do not like my answer you are free to consuklt another expert or pay for a consultation...

Immigration Issues: Travel Permission, westheimer suite, travel permission
westheimer suite, travel permission, country indonesia: Dear Nur: I am not sure if this question is addressed to me or Mr. Hollander. However, the short answer to your question. You need to apply for an Advance Parole (I-131) and on approval you will able to leave the country during the period your adjustment of...

Immigration Issues: Travel to Philippines, permanent resident card, i 751
permanent resident card, i 751, expired card: No problem with the travel in June. After you file the I-751 they will give you a receipt which extends your card for a year. For any trips after September, you will need to travel with your expired card, your passport and the receipt for the I-751. let me...

Immigration Issues: Travel with pending H1 application, letter of employment, effective date
letter of employment, effective date, gap: Rayomand, The H-1 effective date is Oct 2008. So there will be a gap between your OPT end date and the H-1B effective date. So you need to first resolve this issue. As to travel between now and April 2008 (the starting date to file for your H) you can...

Immigration Issues: Travel with a valid AP-Applied for new AP, h1b1, advance parole
h1b1, advance parole, arora: Hi Nisha, Yes, you can enter the U.S. on your existing advance parole document as long as you physically enter the U.S. prior to the expiration date on your existing advance parole document. This continues to be true even though another AP application is...

Immigration Issues: Traveling with a foreign girlfriend to visit the US, b1 b2 visa, permanent resident visa
b1 b2 visa, permanent resident visa, fiance visa: Yes. What they are afraid of is that she will enter under false pretense . Meaning that she really intends to marry you and then adjust status in the USA. Nothing wrong with this, but you simply should not get a B1/B2 visa when you intend to stay (or if...

Immigration Issues: Traveling on a Parole, uscis gov, immigration interview
uscis gov, immigration interview, film production company: Hi Ray, If you have applied for and been issued advance parole document, then you can travel and be assured of entry into the U.S. (assuming that you were maintaining valid nonimmigrant status at the time that the adjustment of status application was filed)....

Immigration Issues: Traveling on a parole, marriage to a us citizen, immigration interview
marriage to a us citizen, immigration interview, film production company: Advice- Do not leave the United States until your status is adjusted to temporary permanent resident. You are technically deportable . In otherwords, if you leave the US and attempt to gain admission, it will be denied. Marriage to a US Citizen does not...

Immigration Issues: Traveling to US on visitor visa with approved I-130, uscis gov, westheimer suite
uscis gov, westheimer suite, immigrant petition: Jyoti: Canceling the I-130 is not a good idea. I suggest that you contact an attorney to provide you answers to these complex questions. Best of luck. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan Attorney at Law Ashley & Krishnan 9801 Westheimer Suite 302 Houston,...

Immigration Issues: Trip to Canada with H1B and OPT holders, advance parole, labor day weekend
advance parole, labor day weekend, h1b: H-1s can not file for advance parole unless they have pending green card cases and even if they do they do not need advance parole. If they already have the H-1 visa in their passports, they do not need to worry - they will not have problems. The F-1s that...

Immigration Issues: taking a foreign gov job., duel citizenship, interest dividends
duel citizenship, interest dividends, enemy nation: Yes, and no. You owe no taxes on the first 80,000 or so dollars you make in salary. After that you have to pay income taxes, and you still have to pay taxes on interest, dividends, and capital gains. However, there are some very simple ways of avoiding...

Immigration Issues: temperary green card status removal, guitar instructor, self employ
guitar instructor, self employ, bad situation: I think you are legally required to accurately report your income. If you had income as a guitar instructor you must report it, if you did not, it is FRAUD to say that you did. There is absolutely no way to ensure that you will not be interviewed (even...

Immigration Issues: temporary work visas, temporary work visas, worker visa
temporary work visas, worker visa, religious worker: I am afraid this is a much more complicated question than it looks. If these workers are coming to the US just for temporary work in sales, it might really be easier to avoid the temporary work option entirely, and just hire them through a foreign company...

Immigration Issues: thanks, but I want more info, immigration officer, immigration officers
immigration officer, immigration officers, i 485: Calm down...you have an approved I360, the I-130 is being used as reference to substantiate your claim. As far as the officer, I don t know what transpired however Immigration Officers can be very synical based on the amount of fraudulent claims they are...

Immigration Issues: thanks, immigration center, american citizen
immigration center, american citizen, permanent resident status: You didn t answer this question When did you obtain permanent resident status? You do not gain a right for citizenship, it is a privilege and will not be granted unles you meet all the criteria. Although you are married to an American Citizen, this does...

Immigration Issues: time spent outside U.S. wiith a green card, reentry permit, physical presence
reentry permit, physical presence, green card: Just to keep the green card you can not make a trip of more than a year without applying for a reentry permit that allows you to go out for 2 years. For citizenship purposes, you can not make a trip over 1 year period and if you do you have to come back...

Immigration Issues: tourist to marriage, visa fraud, whole mess of trouble
visa fraud, whole mess of trouble, tourist visa: As long as you wait 60 dfays after entry to get married she will be fine. Otherwise they could say she committed visa fraud by coming here on a tourist visa knowing she wants to stay forever. After 60 days she can always say the idea to stay forever came about...

Immigration Issues: tourist visa with pending I-130, embassy in the philippines, tourist visa
embassy in the philippines, tourist visa, i 130 petition: There is no outright prohibition against filing for a toursit visa when you have an I-130, but getting it issued is discretionary and an uphill battle. The more ties she has to the Philippines and the more trips she has made in the past and gone home on time...

Immigration Issues: transfer of L-2 to H1, h1b, work permit
h1b, work permit, petition: Right now you have L-2. An filing for H-1 is subject to the cap. You could not work in H until 10/1/07. It is easier to come on L-2 and file for work permit which will take 3 months and you would then be able to work anywhere including company x. Regards,...

Immigration Issues: travel autorization, entry document, permanent resident card
entry document, permanent resident card, last names: You would be wise to get the name issue cleared up before you go anywhere. As far as being denied entry, any foreign national can be denied entry, even with a permanent resident card. It is the discretion of the inspecting officer that allows you entry...

Immigration Issues: travel of conditional alien, criminal acts, alien
criminal acts, alien, fraud: Not necessarily. It depends on if there are any factors that could cause her admissability to be questioned. Failure to maintain her status as a permanent resident, criminal acts, fraud, and some other factors could cause her to be found inadmissable...

Immigration Issues: travel international under H1b Visa, marrying a us citizen, travel to the philippines
marrying a us citizen, travel to the philippines, h1 visa: If she goes and comes back befor ethe validity of her current H1 she will have no problems. If her travel is scheduled to bring her back after her H1 time is up, she needs to file for a 7th year. Because her labor certification was filed more than a year ago,...

Immigration Issues: travel and work illegally while AOS, aos interview, irs tax
aos interview, irs tax, ead card: Hi Daranee, You must not travel until the time of the AOS interview, when they will stamp your card with the conditional resident stamp. If you travel with the advance parole document, there is a possibility that you will not be allowed back in the U.S....

Immigration Issues: travel, receipt notice, conditional status
receipt notice, conditional status, alien card: The receipt notice authorizes travel and extends your status. You can travel with the expired Green Card and the new Receipt Notice (AKA Notice of Action). You also can go down to the Distict Office and get an I-551 stamp in your passport. It is not necessary...

Immigration Issues: travell visa, i 94 form, visa waiver
i 94 form, visa waiver, travell: If you are here on visa waiver (green I-94 form), you must leave by the 90th day. You can not apply for an extension whiole here. You can try and re-enter at alater date and get another 90 days. The longer you stay out the less likely you will be to have a...

Immigration Issues: About travelling outside USA during my OPT, westheimer suite, valid documentation
westheimer suite, valid documentation, circumstance: Sandeep: I am sure you can travel to any country you wish. But I think your question is about re-entering the US prior to your OPT expiry. Though you are allowed to reenter on F-1 status, I would do so only if I have a valid F-1 visa. Even under this circumstance,...

Immigration Issues: trying to help a friend, adjustment of status interview, h1b1
adjustment of status interview, h1b1, visa status: Hi, A divorce prior to your friend s adjustment of status interview (based on marriage to a U.S. citizen) will not entitle him to any benefits. He will need to depart the U.S. upon the divorce unless he independently maintains nonimmigrant status such as...

Immigration Issues: type of visa required, visa waiver, american subsidiary
visa waiver, american subsidiary, uk citizen: If you are a manager or executive, it would be best to transfer to the subsidiary here on a L-1 visa. Then you will get a 3 year stay here and can file for a green card either through employment or marriage. There is no written limit on visa waiver stays but...

Immigration Issues: U.S. Border Entry, property bills, canadian citizen
property bills, canadian citizen, calgary canada: Since she spent 3 year outside U.S., she does not need to file a waiver. She will probably be questioned at the border and they may ask for proof of her resding in Canada the last 3 years. I would bring proof of ties to Canada like property, bills and bank...

Immigration Issues: U.S. Citizen marrying a Japanese citizen, uscis gov, initial paperwork
uscis gov, initial paperwork, japanese spouse: Hi, The Japanese spouse would apply for a K-3 visa at a U.S. Consulate in Japan once the initial paperwork has been filed by the U.S. citizen spouse as per http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=d0e2194d3e88d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=48819c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD...

Immigration Issues: U.S Immigration procedures, national visa center, affidavit of support
national visa center, affidavit of support, family sponsorship: Normally the I-864 is handled by the National Visa Center in New Hampshire before the case is sent abroad but after the I-130 is approved. Their rules require contact within a year by phone or mail to extend the deadline. If the Embassy gave the deadline,...

Immigration Issues: U.S. immigration, crimes of moral turpitude, minor crimes
crimes of moral turpitude, minor crimes, mr alexander: That is a big question. But the issue here is Exclusion. The basic rule is that Aliens with Crimes of Moral Turpitude are excluded. Now not all crimes involve Moral Turpitude. Also, there is a number of years that can pass that cure the defect for minor...

Immigration Issues: U.S. naturalization for long-term resident, working in japan, educational exchange
working in japan, educational exchange, permanent resident: It is worth it to try. Trips of more than 6 months but less than a year do not automatically disqualify you from applying - only trips of more than a year do. They may ask you for proof you did not abandon your residence here - like a bank account and documentation...

Immigration Issues: UK Immigration, college holidays, uk immigration
college holidays, uk immigration, student visa: Thanks for the question. A non EU national on a student visa in the UK, can work for 20 hours per week during term time and full time (40 hours) during official college holidays. These hours can be averaged, so during term time if you work 16 hours one week,...

Immigration Issues: US/UK immigration, fiancee visa, immigration lawyer
fiancee visa, immigration lawyer, uk citizenship: I am a U.S. Immigration lawyer and no nothing about U.K. citizenship. As far as U.S. Citizenship, you will need to get your Green card first and then wait 3 years before applying for citizenship. Different states have diffent processing times for Green Cards...

Immigration Issues: UK-US marriage, visa waiver program, marriage visa
visa waiver program, marriage visa, uk citizen: That would be the best way. Don t say you are going to the US to get married. Just say you are visiting a friend, or want to see the Grand Canyon, etc. Then get married and file the documents. It will take time, and you will have to stay in the US until...

Immigration Issues: UK spouse visa, uk spouse visa, settlement visa
uk spouse visa, settlement visa, immigration category: Laila, I am very sorry not to have replied soonwer - I only discovered your follow up question when answering another question. One day I will learn to use this technology properly! In answer to your question, yes you would have to have the UK as your...

Immigration Issues: Unemployed Father, unemployed father, hello my friend
unemployed father, hello my friend, 3 years: He needs to submit an affdavit stating that he is not currently employed and can not therefore provide a current job letter. If he did not file taxes in any or all of the last 3 years, he should stat he was not working in those years and therefore did not...

Immigration Issues: Unusual and urgent situation, hb1 visa, form i 130
hb1 visa, form i 130, form i 765: Dear J: It is not unusual or urgent as you my think. Your boyfriend need not leave the country at this time, you can file the Form I-130 and I-485 concurrently with the USCIS. This will also enable him to apply for his EAD Form I-765, and if he wishes to...

Immigration Issues: Urgent - H1 transfer approval waiting. Got another offer. Please advise, h1 transfer, h1 b visa
h1 transfer, h1 b visa, receipt number: Harry, You can port to company Y, but it would be an all or nothing move. If your company X H is not withdrawn or denied then you will be safe with this move. For example if your I-94 is expired and your H petition from company X is denied then your H petition...

Immigration Issues: Urgent help :Convert L-2 to some other visa to work, form i765, ead card
form i765, ead card, luck mark: Asha, If you husband has to leave then your L 2 is gone as well. If you can, perhaps you could convert to F1 status as a student. This will at least allow you to stay in the country. Without knowing more, it is impossible for me to accurately tell you...

Immigration Issues: USA Citizenship, usa citizenship, british citizen
usa citizenship, british citizen, h1b visa: You are not eligible for citizenship until June 2005. If you moved back to the U.K., you would need to make one trip every year to the U.S. to preserve your green card. For citizenship purposes, you would need to be in the U.S. 30 of the 60 months immediately...

Immigration Issues: USA immigration-reg, immigration rules, usa immigration
immigration rules, usa immigration, immigration laws: To tell you in a comprehensive manner I would need to send you a book! Immigration laws are extremely complex. I can t compare your lifestyle with that of similar people in the US sicne I have never been to India. You certainly would earn a much higher...

Immigration Issues: USCIS/Third Party correspondence, legal recourse, several thousand dollars
legal recourse, several thousand dollars, background checks: There is no usual nature of this type of correspondence. It could be anything. USCIS often misplaces files but they almost always find them. Probably, theree will be some delays. Unless you pull them into federal court (which will cost several thousand...

Immigration Issues: u.s entry, visa waiver program, visitor visa
visa waiver program, visitor visa, french citizen: They have it in the system that they rejected your re-entry in 1999. This disqualifies you from the visa waiver program. You must apply for a visa to enter. Visitor s visa is the only option for your desire to tour. You may qualify for a work visa depending...

Immigration Issues: u.s. visit, getting a visa, mr hay
getting a visa, mr hay, uk citizen: Well to stay for more than 90 days requires a visa, but citizens of the UK don t need a visa for less than that. They can enter on the waiver program with nothing other than their passport. It will be difficult for a UK citizen to get a visa since they don...

Immigration Issues: unauthorized employment, unauthorized employment, illegal work
unauthorized employment, illegal work, green card: You were technically out of status from the 1st day you worked. If you marry a citizne to get your green card, it will not matter. If you apply through any other method it may be a problem if they find out, which is not likely. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: Very unbelievable situation to be in, work permission, dna test
work permission, dna test, adjustment of status: My feeling is FOIA will not help because case was denied in 2003 and you were put on notice of the denial no later than 2006. The appeal time has run. I suggest re-filng and providng them with affidavits of friends or relatives who can swear to your birth...

Immigration Issues: under-aged orphan relative in India, country adoption, immigration attorney
country adoption, immigration attorney, antia: You could adopt her. It also may be possible for her to come here to attend school but that is somewhat problematic since she will need to show ties to her home country. Adoption would probably be the best option if it is possible but you should definitely...

Immigration Issues: unsure, uscis gov, loveless marriage
uscis gov, loveless marriage, h1b1: Hi Desha, A conditional resident such as yourself is normally expected to file a petition jointly with the sponsoring spouse in order for the conditional resident spouse to be granted permanent resident status. However, Form I-751 does allow for you...

Immigration Issues: about my upcoming immigration interview..., immigration interview, deployment orders
immigration interview, deployment orders, military navy: You generally can not be approved without him. However, the supervisors of the green card units are usually pretty lenient with military persons. They usually allow you to give them short notice of when he will be back and will reschedule an interview for...

Immigration Issues: usa immigration law, usa visit visa, resident wife
usa visit visa, resident wife, usa immigration: Your wife can sponsor you but it will take about 5 years unless she becomes a citizen. How long has she been a resident? If you tell Immigration that you have a permanent resident wife, they will probably not let you enter the country on a tourist visa....

Immigration Issues: How to use my B1/B2 visa to visit my friend in USA, b1 b2 visa, immigration officer
b1 b2 visa, immigration officer, immigration service: Dinesh: There is no specific set of documents that you require, the immigration officer decides if you are a potential risk to stay back in the US or not. Usually, you would need to provide a return ticket and information on your trip...to satisfy the immigration...

Immigration Issues: Can I use my B1/B2 visa to my husband on L1, b1 b2 visa, l2 visa
b1 b2 visa, l2 visa, l1 visa: They can potentially cancel it but they may not. IOf they cancel it, they would do so without predjudice so that you could apply again for B1/B2 when your husband s L-1 runs out if he has not applied for a green card in the meantime. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: V2 VISA, social security card, employment authorization document
social security card, employment authorization document, ss card: As I said, the initial question was complex and it just became more complex. I would need to go back and look at if any changes in the law were made recently. When the person was employed did the employer complete an I-9? Dit the employer receive a nomatch...

Immigration Issues: VAWA EWI ADJUSTMENT..., school at night, adult high school
school at night, adult high school, green card: The burden is on you to prove when and where you last entered and in addition to that they have some capability to find out about entries. If you try to hide or deceive them and they find out your process to get a green card will become more difficult or impossible....

Immigration Issues: VISA, westheimer suite, working in usa
westheimer suite, working in usa, approval notice: Binny John: You can reenter US on your current visa before it expires on Sept 2008. You need to take with your original H-1B approval notice and a letter from your employer showing your current employment. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan Attorney at Law...

Immigration Issues: VISA FOR FLORIDA, visa general, immigrant
visa general, immigrant, labour: How about clarifying your question. You lived in Florida for 9 years...under what classification? As a Non-Immigrant you CANNOT work in the United States unless you have a visa specific for that purpose, such as a H visa. You must have qualifications unavailable...

Immigration Issues: VISA, marriage case, travel permission
marriage case, travel permission, working visa: The marriage case will solve your problem of being out of stauts. You have 60 days after your OPT is done to marry and file the paperwork. It will then take about 2-3 months to get a work permit and travel permission. You do not meed to cancel the paperwork...

Immigration Issues: Visa, visa waiver program, permanent visa
visa waiver program, permanent visa, professional college: This is too complicated a question, and you have given me too little information. Plus this is not a good place to try to work through such complicated issues. However: 1. She does not need a visa to visit the US since Germans are on the Visa Waiver...

Immigration Issues: Visa, l2 visa, annie annie
l2 visa, annie annie, h1b: Annie: 1) Apply for change of visa from H to L. Since he is a senior manager and has been employed outside the US for more than year he should qualify. 2) If he and his company are eligible to file for an L-1 it can be done within 15-20 days. (Using premium...

Immigration Issues: Visa Appointment, juarez mx, month old baby
juarez mx, month old baby, ciudad juarez: He will need a waiver of the deport order and if he was illegally in the country for more than a year at any point after 4/1/97, he will need a waiver for the 10 year bar for illegal presence. If he needs both waivers, he will not be issued a visa for probably...

Immigration Issues: Visa Denial, us citizenship and immigration services, citizenship and immigration services
us citizenship and immigration services, citizenship and immigration services, us citizenship and immigration: Cancelling the case does not remove it from the computers. After refiling and receiving an interview on the new case, the computer will show the officer the history and they will have the same problem. The wait is about 2-3 years for USCIS to review it. He...

Immigration Issues: Visa denial, us embassy in moscow russia, us embassy in moscow
us embassy in moscow russia, us embassy in moscow, visa denial: Not knowing your mother s history, I cannot answer why her visa was denied, HOWEVER, IF she went through the US Embassey to get a visitor visa, she would have been provided an explanation. The most common reason for refusal is not being able to prove your...

Immigration Issues: Visa F-1, american consul, social security number
american consul, social security number, vacation times: You need to obtain an I-20 from the schoola nd make an applciation for an F-1 visa at the embassy with application and proof you can support yourself while here and that you will return to your country. You can not workf or the first year. Youc an get a...

Immigration Issues: Visa F or B1, b1 visa, f1 visa
b1 visa, f1 visa, visa entry: Yes, you can. You can change status but it must be done within the time frame of your visa entry. So if you enter on the B visa, and are given 60 days to stay, and it takes longer than that to get everything done, then you are going to need to extend your...

Immigration Issues: Visa for H1B approval, ronke, mark ashley
ronke, mark ashley, question thanks: Ronke, What I mean is that there is no official decision regarding your particular question decided by the USCIS. Thus, this matter has not been officially ruled upom by them. I have had cases like yours approved so it should not be a problem. Mark Ashley...

Immigration Issues: Visa help, fiancee visa, visa fees
fiancee visa, visa fees, citizen: You can do a fiancee visa, but you would have to get married within 90 days of his entering the country. It would take about 6 months to process the visa. Fees vary by attorney. The filing fees and visa processing fees are a few hundred dollars. Regards,...

Immigration Issues: Visa for my husband, form i 130, visitor visa
form i 130, visitor visa, status application: Hi Jaime, You can file a petition for alien relative (Form I-130) for your husband, but he won t be able to join you for about 4 years because that it how long it will take for a visa to be available (if you remain a permanent resident). The following webpage...

Immigration Issues: Visa Issues, proper visa, visa issues
proper visa, visa issues, proper approvals: Not without the proper visa (H) and a sponsor. If you are caught working in the US without the proper visa, you can forget about finishing school in the US. You can get an F1 after an H1 as long as you proper approvals from the school. What type of work...

Immigration Issues: Visa for Medical Treatment in the US, h1b1, visitor visa
h1b1, visitor visa, state gov: Hi, Yes, a visitor visa can be issued based on medical treatment in the U.S. The applicant should apply at the nearest U.S. Consulate for a visitor visa (B-2) and carry with him documents such as medical records which show that effective treatment is available...

Immigration Issues: Visa to the US from Mexico, b1 b2 visa, visa request
b1 b2 visa, visa request, contract statement: Well you won t be filing the petition, your inlaws will. But a letter of support and evidence that they will return will always help. The issue is whether or not they will return. If they have no assets and no reason to return, then it may be difficult. ...

Immigration Issues: Visa Process, canadian consulate general in buffalo, canadian consulate general
canadian consulate general in buffalo, canadian consulate general, immigrating to canada: I don t understand the question. If you are asking about immigrating to Canada, I have no idea since I practice only US immigration law. As far as how long visa processing takes in the US, it depends on what is being requested, where, whether Premium...

Immigration Issues: Visa questions, uscis gov, 1b petition
uscis gov, 1b petition, visa cap: Hi Lance, You realistically have until about the end of July, 2005 to find a job before the cap is reached. Last year it was reached at the end of September, but our forecast for July takes into account people making an extra effort to file H-1B petition...

Immigration Issues: Visa Refusal, visa refusal, hello my friend
visa refusal, hello my friend, section 212: I can not tell. I was not at the interview and do not know how the officer feels about the relationship or any other possible issues. The letter is requeired but I do not know if that is all he wants or if he then will request other things. Regards, ...

Immigration Issues: Visa Retrogression, visa bulletin for august 2006, visa retrogression
visa bulletin for august 2006, visa retrogression, visa bulletin for april 2006: Hi, If a beneficiary was unable to file in April, 2006, he or she will be unable to file now unless their priority date is January 01, 1997. Hopefully the visa availability will be more generous in the coming months so that eventually the visa availability...

Immigration Issues: Visa stamping, l1b visa, h 1b visa
l1b visa, h 1b visa, india consulate: Hi, In your scenario, you will enter the U.S. on L1B visa status. You should then work only for the L1B employer. In the future (such as January, 2007), you can go to the U.S. Consulate again and apply for H-1B visa (based on the H-1B approval notice...

Immigration Issues: Visa from Ukraine, uscis gov, fiancee visa
uscis gov, fiancee visa, non immigrant visa: Answer is the same - they will never give her a non-immigrant visa because they know she wants to stay with her mom who filed for her. That application will take years. Best way is to apply for fiancee visa. Look at the Immigration website at www.uscis.gov...

Immigration Issues: Visa Waiver Denial, b2 visa, visitor visa
b2 visa, visitor visa, visa waiver: I m curious as well...what is the purpose of his entering with frequency? It does appear he is trying to circumvent our non-immigrant regulations. There may be a legitimate reason to this and a visa to address it. Are you in a relationship with him? If...

Immigration Issues: Visa Wavier program, visa waiver program, visitors visa
visa waiver program, visitors visa, visa status: Hi Robert, There is a 30-day grace period in J-1 visa status, so it is OK if you remain for 30 days after your program ends. If you go to Canada and try to enter on the visa waiver program, please understand that the entry will be valid for only 90 days,...

Immigration Issues: Visa, h2b visa, h1b1
h2b visa, h1b1, arora: Hi Veronika, First you need to determine if you are subject to the 2-year home country requirement. This will be noted on the J-1 visa in your passport. If you are subject to the 2-year home country requirement, you will need a waiver from the State...

Immigration Issues: Visitors Visa/fiancee visa, visa fiancee, fiancee visa
visa fiancee, fiancee visa, visitors visa: I think the ties that they are looking for are ties to your home country, not ties to your boyfriend. To grant a visitor s visa the consulate must be convinced that you will return to your home country after the visit. The more you emphasis your ties to...

Immigration Issues: Vistor Visa, payroll records, tax returns
payroll records, tax returns, alien: All you can do is provide a letter inviting the person and making it clear that you will provide free room and board. Additionally, you should provide evidence (payroll records, tax returns or other information) that proves that you have the ability to do...

Immigration Issues: Voluntary Removal, us immigration attorney, permanent resident visa
us immigration attorney, permanent resident visa, voluntary removal: You will mostly likely lose your visa, however, if you voluntarily leave, it may be possible to avoide the 5 year exclusion rule. Then you will be able to marry a US citizen and apply for your permanent resident visa from Columbia. You need to be represented...

Immigration Issues: i've been arrested but case dismissed, bronx county new york, bronx criminal court
bronx county new york, bronx criminal court, us citizenship: You do not have to send it with the filing but you will need it for the interview date. You can try going to Bronx Criminal Court and seeing if they have something under your name. If that fails, you can go to 1 Police Plaza and have your prints taken and...

Immigration Issues: visa, permanent resident visa, competent immigration attorney
permanent resident visa, competent immigration attorney, marriage to a us citizen: Clearly you did just about everything wrong that you could possibly do. But you saved yourself a bit of money by not going to an attorney. Now you are going to need to retain an attorney and seek to have your excludability waived. This is complicated and...

Immigration Issues: visa and bankruptcy, affidavit of support form, affidavits of support
affidavit of support form, affidavits of support, affidavit of support: This goes on the assets page of the I-864. You need to show proof of the value of your home and deduct any mortgage. Then you are allowed to count 20% of this number. Call the Assessors office in your county and ask them for the value of the house and ask...

Immigration Issues: visa for boyfriend, fiancee visa, green card
fiancee visa, green card, card holder: Yes you do, but to get him here you can get engaged and apply for a fiancee visa after you visit him. After he comes here on a fiancee visa you will have to get married within 90 days and file for his green card. The other way to do it is to go visit him...

Immigration Issues: visa for husband, melody turner, cis office
melody turner, cis office, life act: YOu are PETITIONING for your husband, not sponsoring like an employer! Once approved and in the US, your husband will be given permission to work until he gets his green card (permanent residence). Go to your local CIS office and get the ball rolling...

Immigration Issues: visa for a nanny, nannies, advertisment
nannies, advertisment, foreigner: It is not easy. frankly I have never seen it done as the cost is prohibitive. You would have to do a labor certification to prove that there is a shortage of nannies in the US. This is a very complicated procedure and involves defining the job, the fair-market...

Immigration Issues: visa overstay grace period, rotary scholarship, visa overstay
rotary scholarship, visa overstay, tourist visa: Well there is a grace period of 180 days to the extent that if she overstays her visa within that period there is no real negative consequences as long as she does leave on her own. Also, there is generally a 90 day period after a student finishes the studies...

Immigration Issues: visa query, tourist visas, silver tongue
tourist visas, silver tongue, tourist visa: You can try again. Tourist visas are discretionary and if the officer has any feeling that you will overstay he can say no and there is not a lot you can do ablout it except wait and reapply. Your prior denials will be a factor in their decision but they can...

Immigration Issues: What visa should I seek?, investor visa, american partner
investor visa, american partner, conditional basis: Since Israel does not have an Investor Treay with the U.S. you can not apply for an E visa. Since you do not want to link the company there with the one here, the L visa is out and because you want your own company without a U.S. partner the H-1 visa is out....

Immigration Issues: visa stamping, ttsvisas com, consulates in canada
ttsvisas com, consulates in canada, h 1b visa: Hi: Since your H-1B visa stamp has been expired for more than one year, it is not possible to obtain visa stamp by mail from the U.S. Dept. of State. You must apply in person at any of the U.S. Consulates in Canada or Mexico, or in India. The following...

Immigration Issues: visa transfer, immiration, visa stamp
immiration, visa stamp, h1 b visa: It may be possible to get an I-539 approved to change to F-1, but on your first trip outside U.S. you have to go to Embassy for F-1 visa stamp and they could give you big time problems. If you stay here and in status until your mom s case comes up, you have...

Immigration Issues: visa to US from UK for a Chinese, h1b1, mainland china
h1b1, mainland china, student visa: Hi, The U.S. Consulate in the U.K. will be unlikely to issue your sister a student (F-1) visa unless she is legally residing (not just a visitor) in the U.K. It is impossible to determine whether any Consulate will issue a student visa, as the applicant...

Immigration Issues: visa waiver, b2 visa, visa waiver
b2 visa, visa waiver, living in the usa: I don t want to guarantee anything, but if you have not had any problems in the past, and you just like to visit the USA, I don t see any problems. Now if you are living in the USA and using the Waiver Visa to stay in that is a problem. What I mean is people...

Immigration Issues: visa, fiance visa, walking through the desert
fiance visa, walking through the desert, visa issues: You need to talk to an attorney. Your ideas about propriety are all backwards to me. You need to get married. Then petition for him. Then he will have to go back to Mexico to get the visa issues. He will require a waiver of excludability since he has...

Immigration Issues: visit to india, home country india, visa stamp
home country india, visa stamp, h1b1: Hi, You cannot be issued the visa stamp in advance, but you can make an appointment for a visa stamp to be issued at a U.S. Consulate in India through www.ttsvisas.com or else you can apply at any U.S. Consulate in Canada or Mexico as per http://amcits.com/nvars.asp....

Immigration Issues: visit to india, h 1b visa, 1b petition
h 1b visa, 1b petition, h1b1: Hi, Your husband can travel, but he needs to be issued H-4 visa at a U.S. Consulate in Canada or Mexico, or in his home country. The Consulate should issue him the H-4 visa, but in most cases they want to see valid H-1B visa in your passport before they...

Immigration Issues: can i visit Mexico, b2 visa, j1 visa
b2 visa, j1 visa, address mark: I believe it should not be a problem as long as the trip is less than 30 days. Under 22 CFR 41.112d, if the departure is to Canada or Mexico for thirty days or less, the person could return to the US without the visa provided he or she has the B-2 approval...

Immigration Issues: visit visa, internet friend, yr college
internet friend, yr college, situtation: He has to prove he has no intention on abandoning his residence in Eygpt, this doesn t mean you need to be rich. Only that he has a home and ties to Eygpt. He cannot have a criminal record. He can reference you on his application for the visitor visa as...

Immigration Issues: visit visa., visiting visa, h1b1
visiting visa, h1b1, uscis gov: Hi Mihir, There is no problem in filing an extension of their status. File Form I-539: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-539.htm To avoid less than six month entry next time that they enter the U.S., I recommend that your parents only request...

Immigration Issues: visiting USA on B1/B2 then getting married there, visa waiver program, westheimer suite
visa waiver program, westheimer suite, citizen girl: Dear Bashir: I am not sure what you mean when you state have b1/b2 USA visa on my back home passport . If you entered the US on a B-1/B-2 visa and not using the visa waiver program, you can marry the US citizen girl and adjust status without leaving the...

Immigration Issues: visiting USA on B2 then getting married there or getting married in China first then visit USA on B2, b2 visa, fiancee visa
b2 visa, fiancee visa, i 485 application: Dear Frank: The issue may be raised at the time of the adjustment of status interview. That is after you file your I-485 application to adjust status, the USCIS will call you for an interview before granting the conditional residence card. I would advise against...

Immigration Issues: visiting usa, immigration fraud, dual nationality
immigration fraud, dual nationality, visitors visa: It may not come up but if they question her at the airport and find out about any overstaying they can refuse VWP entry and make her go back and apply for a visa. She is not aubject tio the 3 or 10 year bar for illegal presence becasue her overstays occurred...

Immigration Issues: visiting and wanting to stay in US, false pretense, canadian citizenship
false pretense, canadian citizenship, dual citizenship: What you have described is a false pretense to enter the United States. Your son and daughter in law presented themselves as non-immigrants visiting the US whenin fact they were intending immigrants. This is a deportable offense. You may petition for them,...

Immigration Issues: vwp, visa waiver program, ethical dilemma
visa waiver program, ethical dilemma, question thanks: Your question presents me with an ethical dilemma. I can not advise you to hide information or lie to the officer who may ask you questions when you come in. Though they may not know about it, they may choose to ask you questions when you come in and put you...

Immigration Issues: Waiting for H-1, F-1 expired, h1, duration
h1, duration, money: Your F-1 is only valid for the duration of status. What this means, the moment you violated the terms of your F-1 your status as an F-1 terminated. As you are well aware, you must prove you have the means and money to support yourself while attending an...

Immigration Issues: Waiver application, immigrant visa application, athens office
immigrant visa application, athens office, dept of homeland security: It probably was a MISTAKE for your husband to leave the US. He has now triggered a 10 YEAR bar on reentering the US and for a waiver he needs to show hardship to a US Citizen spouse or child and this will be difficult to do since you have voluntarily relocated...

Immigration Issues: Way for UK citizen to live legally in US with bf/fiance legally, f1 student visa, fiance visa
f1 student visa, fiance visa, h1 visa: If she wishes to work in the US, an employer must be willing to petition for her under an H1 visa. If she wishes to study, she can appoly for an F1 student visa. Under no circumstances can she work in the US as a visitor. I would suggest you file for a...

Immigration Issues: Out-of-Wedlock Child, child relationship, wedlock
child relationship, wedlock, hw: Quang: This is a complex issue but I think he can if he can prove paternity and establish existence of a bonafide father-child relationship. Therefore, I would suggest that you consult with an attorney to further explore this. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan...

Immigration Issues: Wife,adultery, love child, k1 fiancee visa, full custody
k1 fiancee visa, full custody, moral conduct: Although your wife is a permanent resident, fraud can still get her deported. That being said, there is quite a bit of work to be done to prove the case. you will need to obtain an attorney to start the process. That being said, you make no mention of...

Immigration Issues: Wife's H-4 Visa under AAP 221(g) blue slip, i 797, blue slip
i 797, blue slip, physical presence: Sundip: 1) I do not know, it depends on the chennai consulate s processing times. 2)I do not understand what 221(g) blue has these forms prepopulated means. Assuming that you wish to know whether you should submit the originals or not. Besides the I-797...

Immigration Issues: Wife's H4, formalities, thanks in advance
formalities, thanks in advance, petition: Mayank, 1) There is no provision for your employer to apply for an H-4 if your wife is not in the US. So it is wrong to say that he is not willing to sponsor. Your wife needs to apply for an H-4 visa at the consulate based on your H-1 approval. 2) YES. ...

Immigration Issues: Wife and Son, h1b1, chinese woman
h1b1, chinese woman, stepchild: Hi Richard, Since the child was not less than 18 years old when you married his mother, you will be unable to sponsor your stepchild. Incidentally, if he was less than 18 years old in the above circumstance, a separate I-130 petition would be filed...

Immigration Issues: Wife turned on me and withdrew sponsorship, immigration purposes, immigration officer
immigration purposes, immigration officer, illegal status: Despite Immigration not giving you a final answer yet, your case is over once your wife decided she did not want to sponsor you anymore and became over as a matter of law when she got divorced from you. There is a battered spouse path to residence that...

Immigration Issues: Wifes Papers, h1b1, arora
h1b1, arora, ajay: Hi Ryan, It is OK if you have separate addresses. You will be able to explain the situation at an interview, and I am sure that you can also provide evidence such as emails or phone calls to each other (or even visits when possible) as a way of showing...

Immigration Issues: Woman from China using my father..., divorce tomorrow, steady decline
divorce tomorrow, steady decline, best intentions: Did she get her 2 year conditional card or is her case still pending? If she has the 2 year card, she does not need him to remove the conditions in 2 years - she can file on her own and give evidence from the time she got her card until she left him. If she...

Immigration Issues: Work Authorization/Legal while awaiting Status Adjustment?, advanced parole, work authorization
advanced parole, work authorization, marriage certificate: Well first of all you do not have to wait 90 days after entry to get married. You don t have to wait at all, in theory, since certain rules about the presumption of a fraudulent entry are waived with spouses of US citizens. However, just to be on the safe...

Immigration Issues: Work location different from Port of Entry, immigration desk, h 1b visa
immigration desk, h 1b visa, immigration officers: Sandeep, You need to show the POE officer both the new and prior approval notices. As long as you have a valid H-1B visa (even though it is under the old employer) you should be allowed to enter the US in my opinion. As I stated earlier do not state anything...

Immigration Issues: Work Permit, marriage to a us citizen, work permit
marriage to a us citizen, work permit, bad situation: You are in a very bad situation. The laws have changed and there is just about no way of getting approval to stay in the US when you entered legally or overstayed a visa for more than a year. The only exception to this is marriage to a US citizen. If this...

Immigration Issues: Work Permit, asap thanks, i 765
asap thanks, i 765, appt: If the I-765 receipt is more than 90 days old you can make an infopass appt and go in and they will try and expedite it. The good news is that if all goes well on 11/21, you will get a stamp in your passport and can then go immediately to social security to...

Immigration Issues: Work permit for spouse, minimum threshold, state of confusion
minimum threshold, state of confusion, legal forum: Priya, 1) Yes he will be given L-2. 2) This is a legal forum, so I will be unable to answer questions regarding job opportunities and qualifications. 3) He needs to apply for an EAD to work in the US 4) No you heard wrong. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan...

Immigration Issues: Work Visa, country philippines, immigration attorney
country philippines, immigration attorney, work visa: You need to get an experienced immigration attorney to help you. Are you a qualified nurse? Do you have the education to back up the visa? Is the doctor going to pay you the going rate? The employer does not just decide to hire you. There are a lot of...

Immigration Issues: Work visa, post secondary institution, foreign medical school
post secondary institution, foreign medical school, h1 visa: Dear Shabana, Whether you will be subject to the 2-year home country requirement will be noted on the Form DS-2019 that is issued to you by the institution and which you will take with you to a U.S. Consulate in Canada for issuance of J-1 visa by the Consulate....

Immigration Issues: Working beyond OPT, contract position, law www
contract position, law www, previous question: Ruhnaz: If your are a researcher and the job is in R&D you can try for an O-1 visa. Besides this I do not see any other option. Please note that my advise is limited by this format as well as the information provided. Best of luck. Sincerely, Ramasamy...

Immigration Issues: Working in the us w/o permit, doleta gov, asylum claim
doleta gov, asylum claim, becoming a citizen: Hi Joe: Your friend can be sponsored by his employer through a process called Labor Certification: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/foreign/perm.asp or he is married he can be sponsored by his spouse. I do not recommend asylum unless it is a strong...

Immigration Issues: Wrong birth date calculation on I-129F petition, ethiopian calendar, visa center
ethiopian calendar, visa center, honest mistake: Allegra: You need to file an amended petition with the supporting documents. The amended approval notice will be sent to the Consulate too. If the interview comes before the amended petition is approved you may take the opportunity to present your amended...

Immigration Issues: waiting for my i-485, i 485, visa application
i 485, visa application, question thanks: You are not supposed to leave the USA until your visa has been finalized. However, you can file for a Advanced Re-entry Permit. This allows you leave and come back without abandoning your visa application here. Technically, there should be some sort of emergency...

Immigration Issues: waiver 601, false passport, 245i
false passport, 245i, weaks: Based on what you described, he needs 2 waivers - one for being deported and one for being illegally here for more than 1 year after 1997 and then leaving. The illegal presence waiver is filed on fomr I-601 and the prior deport waiver is filed on form I-212....

Immigration Issues: I want to give up my B-1 application, status application, overstay
status application, overstay, day grace: Without the change of status application to B-1 you had until 8/5/06 to leave the country (60 day grace period after OPT). If you filed the change to B-1 you are ok to stay until you get a decision. If you leave before you get a decision, you should carry...

Immigration Issues: i want my husband to become legal, 245i, i 130 petition
245i, i 130 petition, immigration: Soranllely, Unfortunately you are right. But you need to explore if your husband is eligible for 245i. If anyone had filed an I-130 petition for him or file a labor certification before April 2001 he would be eligible. Sincerely, Ramasamy Krishnan ...

Immigration Issues: I want to immigrate to UK to live & work, skilled migrants, immigrating to the uk
skilled migrants, immigrating to the uk, solicitor: Thank you for your question. There are many ways of immigrating to the UK. You could find an employer willing to sponsor you for a work permit. You could qualify under the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme, you could come initially as a student, or as an...

Immigration Issues: wavier to return to USA after interview, immigrant visa interview, juarez mexico
immigrant visa interview, juarez mexico, mroe: I-212 is for someone with a deport order or someone who has committed fraud. I-601 is for someone who was illegally here fore mroe than 180 days. They are subject to a 3 yearbar without a pardon. If they stayed here more than a year illegally and then left,...

Immigration Issues: My wife's i-485/i-485A denied-please help, priority dates, i 765
priority dates, i 765, i 485: Obviously your circumstances changed when you received Permanent Residency. I am assuming that you received your permanent residency through a labor certification. Your wife is out of status and is deportable at this time. That being said, you can file...

Immigration Issues: My wife's i-485/i-485A denied-please help, priority dates, immigration attorney
priority dates, immigration attorney, i 485: You need to direct detailed, critical questions like this toi your attorney. There is absolutely no way that I can be sure enough of your situation over a message board to be sure that my advice would be accurate and I don t want to misadvice you. Speak...

Immigration Issues: wife of US citizen wants to have tourist visa, h1b1, visitor visa
h1b1, visitor visa, tourist visa: Hi, You should apply for a visitor visa (B-2) to enter the U.S. The Consulate is likely to issue the visa since you are interested only in visiting and are not interested in immigrating permanently to the U.S. The following webpage is helpful: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1262.html...

Immigration Issues: wife visa, recipt, green card
recipt, green card, 12 months: The k-3 will get her here a few months sooner, but the process to get a green card will take longer. The I-130 will take about 9-12 months to process and then your wife will get a green card. The K-3 will take 4-6 months and then 1-2 years after she gets here...

Immigration Issues: Us woman marrying with Turkish man, stay at home mom, fiance visa
stay at home mom, fiance visa, fiancee visa: I assume you have met him and this is not just an online thing. Assuming you have, the quickest way to get him here is a fiancee visa - this will take about 4-6 months. Then he will come here and you can get married within 90 days and file for his green card....

Immigration Issues: wondering..., ambulance chasers, valid visa
ambulance chasers, valid visa, foreign nationals: It appears the lawyers your spoke to are ambulance chasers. You cannot just wait for a visa in the US unless you have authorization by CIS or a valid visa otherwise you must wait in your home country. It s not a matter of hating Lebonese people it is...

Immigration Issues: Can I work with 1099 while I am in H1B status, 1b petition, h1b1
1b petition, h1b1, 1b status: Dear Arivazhagan, In order for you to maintain H-1B status, you must be a W-2 employee rather than a 1099 contractor. I recommend that you either convince your employer to make you a W-2 employee. If this is not possible, then transfer your H-1B status...

Immigration Issues: Can I work during the case processing time?, permanent resident status, visa bulletin
permanent resident status, visa bulletin, approval notice: There seem to be mnajor problems in the case you desribed. First, one can not get work permit until tehir priority date is reached. Second, V visas are only for cases filed in 2000 and before. Third, were you over 21 when the case was filed in May of 2003?...

Immigration Issues: Can I work with my GC outside of the US, naturalization requirements, marriage to a us citizen
naturalization requirements, marriage to a us citizen, naturalized citizen: Please review the following particularly where it states you must have been physically present for at least 30 months in the five year period prior to filing. General Naturalization Requirements Age Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Refer to...

Immigration Issues: Can I work Outside of the US, marriage to a us citizen, i 751
marriage to a us citizen, i 751, optimal situation: It is not the optimal situation, but it is definitely doable. You have to keep up with joint records and file the I-751 21 months after you were approved for your conditional card. You should file it with happy photos with your husband, joint lease, joint...

Immigration Issues: work permit, immigration laws, necessary documents
immigration laws, necessary documents, credentials: Obtain a visa that gives here the right to work inside the US. This is not an easy process, and not one that should be viewed lightly. Not everyone in the world has the right to get on a plane and come and work in the US. I really don t know why people...

Immigration Issues: work permit for US, immigration attorney, dear james
immigration attorney, dear james, small food: An E-2 visa is a possibility but there needs to be a significant investment in the new business. An L-1 may also be possible. The discussion and analysis of which of these options is best or even possible is beyond what can be done here. He needs to consult...

Immigration Issues: work permit, employment authorization card, family preference
employment authorization card, family preference, preference category: Hi, The quickest way to obtain your green card is to marry your fiancee. Within 3 months you will receive employment authorization card. In another few months the marriage interview will take place, and if everything goes well you will receive conditional...

Immigration Issues: work permit renewal, application for employment authorization, h1b1
application for employment authorization, h1b1, forms i 765: Hi, An application for employment authorization based on marriage should be filed. The form is here: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-765.htm You should stop working when your work permit expires, and you can resume employment when the new...

Immigration Issues: work permit/status, immigration category, immigration rules
immigration category, immigration rules, work permit status: Thank you for your question. I would need more precise details to give you a specific answer, and I am not sure what you mean by legal rights. Assuming you are looking for an answer about status under the Immigration rules, anyone who has been legally resident...

Immigration Issues: work permit, social security card, non immigrant visa
social security card, non immigrant visa, b2 visa: In order to obtain a B2 Visitor visa, your friend agreed to the terms of the non-immigrant visa, which includes obiding by length of admission, ability to sustain themselve while visiting, have a round trip ticket, and specifically, can not be employed in...

Immigration Issues: work visa, business immigration, work visa
business immigration, work visa, best bet: The best bet is probably to apply for an E2 if she buys the business now. If not, there are many other possibilities but all have advantages, disadvantages and limitations. The question is too broad to adequately address over a message board. You really...

Immigration Issues: work visa, triton college river grove il, triton college river grove
triton college river grove il, triton college river grove, credentials evaluation: Hi Maria, You need the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. degree. You probably have the equivalent based on a combination of your Associate s degree and 8 years of I.T. employment experience. Therefore, you should obtain a credentials evaluation equating your...

Immigration Issues: work visa to u.s, immigration attorney, work visa
immigration attorney, work visa, open question: Asking a wide open question like this is like asking how to fix your car, well it depends on what is wrong with it. How to come to work in the US may be very easy, or it may be nearly impossible. You need to consult with an immigration attorney or research...

Immigration Issues: work visa, masters degree on line, immigration lawyer
masters degree on line, immigration lawyer, permanent visa: I would love the opportunity to represent you, and I am confident that you would be given a visa. However, the Petitioner for the Temporary Visa is not the foreigner, but the US employer. So it is the US employer who usually selects the lawyer, and these...

Immigration Issues: work w/o permit, application papers, adjustment of status
application papers, adjustment of status, hollander: I assume you are being sponsore dby a USC spouse. You should always tell the truth. If you are married to a USC they do not care that you wirked illegally as you are now getting status and they prefer more money coming into the family. Regards, Rober...

Immigration Issues: working visa, working visa, visa types
working visa, visa types, student visa: The most common visa that brings people here to work is an H-1B. That requires that the person have a bachelor s degree so she is probably not eligible. There are literally dozens of other visa types for seasonal workers, intercompany transfers, managers,...

Immigration Issues: wrong birth date in h4 paper, incorrect birthdate, correct birthdate
incorrect birthdate, correct birthdate, h1b1: Hi, When you send I-94 back to the USCIS for correction, do not send the original I-94; send only a copy. It will take about 2 or 3 months for the error to be corrected by the USCIS. You will be able to travel without any problem whether or not the birthdate...

Immigration Issues: wy wifes overstay issues, uscis gov, form i 485
uscis gov, form i 485, receipt notice: Hi, Although she cannot extend her nonimmigrant status since she entered on a visa waiver, she can adjust status in the U.S. and receive a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen and legal entry into the U.S. (even though her I-94 has expired). ...

Immigration Issues: -------------------------..., indian citizenship, trip ticket
indian citizenship, trip ticket, personaly: They will need to go to the US Embassey and apply for a visitors (B-2) visa. They will need proof that they have the funds to care for themselves in the US and a round trip ticket back to India. You will need to contact the US Embassey directly to make arrangements...

Immigration Issues: How does it go? or does it?, receipt notice, advance parole
receipt notice, advance parole, i 485: His mother may apply for a B-2 visa to enter the U.S. to visit you. If she has verifiable medical problems, the Consulate may issue her a B-2 visa to live with you and your husband in the United States. However, as this is not a straightforward request,...

Immigration Issues: Yes, I┤m looking to go there..., getting a visa, cds sales
getting a visa, cds sales, permanent visa: OK. It is clear that you have not taken the time to inform yourself about our immigration laws. And this forum is not appropriate for such a broad request. The answer would be quite complicated and lengthy. However, to put it simply, you just don t get...

Immunology (including AIDS): 2 questions, acute hiv syndrome, low grade fever
acute hiv syndrome, low grade fever, going out of my mind: HI - thanks for the questions Well, if a child is born with HIV, he/she could develop symptoms fairly soon (a few weeks), though usually within the first year when he/she develops serious opportunistic infections. Regarding your daughter playing with...

Immunology (including AIDS): Blood in my eyes, hiv transmission, hiv test
hiv transmission, hiv test, blood in my eyes: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, there is a slight risk of HIV transmission here, though it is pretty low, and depends on a number of things (how much blood, etc.). I would recommend perhaps considering an HIV test - or at least heading for a testing...

Immunology (including AIDS): Contracting Aids/HIV rec'g Oral sex, contract hiv, aids hiv
contract hiv, aids hiv, giving oral sex: Hi Thanks for the question. This is highly unlikely. There IS a slight risk for the person giving oral sex, though. For more information, take a look at this website: www.avert.org/orlsx.htm Hope this helps - feel free to send a follow up. Best...

Immunology (including AIDS): GF HIV negative but with low CD4 count, cd4 cell count, hiv test
cd4 cell count, hiv test, hiv positive: Hi Simon Thanks for the follow up. Well, I m not a medic, so wouldn t like to make assumptions. BUT URL also looks useful; it includes details of other reasons why a CD4 count might be low: http://healtoronto.com/irwincd4.html Best wishes Ian ...

Immunology (including AIDS): Hiv, hi thanks, safe side
hi thanks, safe side, dries: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, as I said, once fluid is dry, the HIV is inactivated. BUT - to be on the safe side, it is recommended not to share razors. Sometimes, people also recommend not to share toothbrushes, but this is less of a risk. Hope...

Immunology (including AIDS): can i get hiv/aids from hand job?, sharing needles, hiv aids
sharing needles, hiv aids, hi thanks: Hi Thanks of the question. Well, it doesn t sound like this is a situation where HIV is a risk - there wouldn t be enough fresh (undiluted) infected fluid getting into your body. And you are right - apart from the obviouc routes of transmission (unprotected...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv infection, catching hiv, chapped lips
catching hiv, chapped lips, visible blood: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I can t see a risk of catching HIV in these situations - there isn t enough (potentially) infected fluid able to get into your body. You don t need to worry - and for more info, go here: www.avert.org Best wishes...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv virus, catching hiv, hiv virus
catching hiv, hiv virus, infectivity: Hi Thanks for the question - interesting too. Well, HIV is inactivated once infected fluid dries. If kept in warm & moist (lab) conditions, the virus can survive for some days or even weeks. As to ice and snow - well being moist, HIV could survive for...

Immunology (including AIDS): oral sex and hiv, unprotected oral sex, drulling
unprotected oral sex, drulling, gum clinic: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I can understand your anxiety - and it sounds like you have something, BUT you won t have HIV. Your symptoms are not typical; and receiving oral sex is VERY low risk (even if the girl is HIV positive). Hope this helps...

Immunology (including AIDS): oraquick and a cold, oraquick test, rapid hiv testing
oraquick test, rapid hiv testing, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, the oraquick test does occasionally throw up a false positive result for a range of reaons; I would certainly recommend a repeat test (the person/centre who administered the oraquick should have suggested this too). ...

Immunology (including AIDS): STD and HIV through Handjob, acute hiv infection, symptoms of acute hiv infection
acute hiv infection, symptoms of acute hiv infection, low grade fever: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, its very unlikely you ve caught HIV - in 99% of cases, HIV spreads only through unprotected penetrative sex, or sharing needles (if using drugs). In the situation you describe, there is simply not enough infected fluid...

Immunology (including AIDS): worries, catching hiv, sign of hiv
catching hiv, sign of hiv, hiv infection: Hi Thanks for the follow up. You are right - if this is thrush, this is a LATE sign of HIV infection (and appears YEARS after infection, not 76 days). I do recommend returning to the medic though - if you have thrush linked to the antibiotics, then you...

Immunology (including AIDS): broken condom, antibody test, flu symptoms
antibody test, flu symptoms, hiv transmission: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, as you know, anal sex does carry a risk of HIV transmission, and though the guy didn t cum, there is a slight risk from pre-cum . Its unusual for tests to show any results so soon after a possible exposure - the antibody...

Immunology (including AIDS): clarification, hiv transmission, hiv infection
hiv transmission, hiv infection, urethra: Hi Thanks for the question, and menstruation does not increase the risk of infection, apart from if the girl is HIV positive, so there will be more blood.... And infected blood in the urethra does not necessarily lead to HIV transmission. This is possible...

Immunology (including AIDS): condom broke in thailand., catching hiv, catching aids
catching hiv, catching aids, unprotected oral sex: Hi Thanks for the question - well, this doesn t sound typical of HIV...not sure what it could be, but if it continues you should see a medic. Symptoms associated with AIDS don t show up for many years...and early signs of being infected with HIV usually...

Immunology (including AIDS): cut on finger, public toilet, mouth nose
public toilet, mouth nose, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the follow up, and there is no risk of you catching HIV in the situation you describe - any infected fluid (if it IS there) would be much too diluted...and wouldn t be able to get deep access to your body. Hope this helps. Best wishes...

Immunology (including AIDS): Disease risk from thumbtack wound?, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, silly question: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern, and you are right of course that certain infections can spread if there is contact with infected blood. My field is HIV, and do certainly what you describe is a low risk - in the situation...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV trasmission suspected, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, symptoms of hiv: Hi Thanks for the question - and there is no risk that you have caught HIV here, so you don t need to go for a test. Your symptoms sound like flu.... HIV has very specific routes of transmission - mainly unprotected penetrative sex, and sharing needles...

Immunology (including AIDS): help regarding HIV test, antigen test, antibody test
antigen test, antibody test, sexual intercourse: Hi I think I ve answered this question before. You had protected sex, and also it is not possible to catch HIV by infected blood getting into the urethra. I don t consider this to be a risk of HIV, and also the tests are pretty reliable (though its unusual...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv, hiv prevalence, hiv virus
hiv prevalence, hiv virus, hiv infection: Hi You don t need to get tested, unless you have any specific reason to suspect your boyfriend is HIV positive...so, if he injects drugs, or you live in an area of high HIV prevalence (so not the US or Europe). Does this help? Best wishes Ia...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv infection through a cut on my finger, viral fever, biting my nails
viral fever, biting my nails, brief encounter: Hi Thanks for the message. Well, its unlikely that you ve caught HIV here...but it does sound like you may have some problem that needs medical attention (but not HIV, from the situation you describe). I recommend seeing a medic to see what infection...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv test, mucels, hiv test
mucels, hiv test, sex worker: Hi Thanks for the follow up. All people infected with HIV produce antibodies. Your three tests at 1 year plus are negative - so you can be certain that you haven t got HIV, so you don t need another test. For more information about HIV, I recommend this...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv should i be worried? there was no blood on the thumbtack, catching hiv, hi thanks
catching hiv, hi thanks, red dot: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern. BUT - in this case I don t consider a risk of catching HIV. There is not enough blood getting deep enough into your body...even if any of the people WERE HIV positive. Hope this helps.......

Immunology (including AIDS): Please Help, needles and syringes, catching hiv
needles and syringes, catching hiv, hiv virus: Hi Well, if the condoms were still in place, then you won t catch HIV. And HIV is a hard virus to catch, apart from very specific routes of transmission - the most common being unprotected sex, and sharing needles and syringes when using drugs. Does...

Immunology (including AIDS): possible transmission, mouth ulcers, sweet fluid
mouth ulcers, sweet fluid, modes of transmission: Hi Thanks for your question - well, you are right to be wary in this situation. Breast milk does spread HIV. BUT - in the situation you describe I still think this is low risk - if HIV spreads in this way (usually in children) there will be open sores somewhere...

Immunology (including AIDS): query regarding transmission, p24 antigen test, sexual encounter
p24 antigen test, sexual encounter, hiv infection: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I still don t see a risk of HIV here. Also, the antigen test (though this is not the test normally used to detect recent HIV infection) may give a result, but this would need to be confirmed with other, subsequent tests....

Immunology (including AIDS): question regarding mode of transmission, hiv transmission, piece of cloth
hiv transmission, piece of cloth, menses: Hi Thanks for the message, and there is no risk of HIV transmission here. HIV is not spread by infected fluid being in contact with the urethra - only by getting into another person s body through a cut or tear. You don t need to worry. Hope this...

Immunology (including AIDS): Splash from sink, health care worker, public toilet
health care worker, public toilet, hcws: Hi This case is not the same as a health care worker. The only HCWs who have been infected (and there aren t many) usually catch HIV because a large amount of infected fluid gets through a deep cut or sore (or is injected with a used needle following an...

Immunology (including AIDS): tramission on the HIV virus through open wound, hydrogen peroxide, catching hiv
hydrogen peroxide, catching hiv, hiv virus: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, these things are difficult to quantify of course, but to the best of MY knowledge, when HIV has spread through cuts, the cut is fresh and deep...not a couple of days old. Unless there is clear evidence that this person...

Immunology (including AIDS): transmission, is this possible, needles and syringes, water faucet
needles and syringes, water faucet, sharing needles: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern (with all the blood around), but I can reassure you that there is not risk of HIV being passed on in the situation you describe. Fresh infected blood would need to gain deep access to your body...

Immunology (including AIDS): transmission question, symptoms of hiv infection, spinach dip
symptoms of hiv infection, spinach dip, symptoms of hiv: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, in the situation you describe there is not risk of HIV being passed on. You don t need to worry - and you certainly don t need to retest. Symptoms of HIV infection don t appear for many years, so your spot will be...well,...

Immunology (including AIDS): Am worried of HIV, vaginal secretion, catching hiv
vaginal secretion, catching hiv, penis head: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can reassure you that there is no chance of catching HIV in the situation you describe. Infected fluid (if the girl IS infected with HIV) has no opportunity to get deeply enough into your body. Hope this helps. Best...

Immunology (including AIDS): AIDS question, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, injecting drugs: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, in both the scenarios you describe, there is no risk of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) being passed on. HIV is actually very hard to catch, apart from the usual routes of transmission - unprotected sex, or sharing...

Immunology (including AIDS): blood on biscuit, biscuit tin, molar tooth
biscuit tin, molar tooth, wisdom tooth: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I can understand your worry (and it is good to be careful about blood). BUT - in the situation you describe, it s very unlikely that you re at risk of HIV. There is not enough fresh(infected - if he is HIV positive) blood...

Immunology (including AIDS): blood in urine, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, raw vegetables: Hi Thanks for your question. Well. I can understand your concern, but I m sure that in this case there is no risk of HIV being transmitted. For the virus to spread, there needs to be a large amount of fresh, undiluted infected blood gaining deep access...

Immunology (including AIDS): child drank from discarded drink, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, wet wipes: Hi Thanks for your question, and I can see why you are concerned. But, I can reassure you that HIV cannot be transmitted in this way. You are right that blood can pass on HIV, but for your daughter to catch the virus, there needs to be a large amount...

Immunology (including AIDS): Detectable antibodies, hiv antibodies, hiv testing
hiv antibodies, hiv testing, window period: Hi Thanks for the question. Well some people produce antibodies within the first few weeks. The cut off time is around 3 months, and this is the end of the window period (when tests may not detect HIV antibodies). SOME authorities do say 6 months is the...

Immunology (including AIDS): ┐Could I be infected with hiv?, cold sore, secretions
Immunology (including AIDS): ┐Could I be infected with hiv?, cold sore, secretions, herpes

Immunology (including AIDS): first symptoms of HIV after unprotected sex, symptoms of hiv, first symptoms of hiv
symptoms of hiv, first symptoms of hiv, hiv test: Hi Mark Thanks for the question. Well, your symptoms could be due to a lot of things - including the treatment for the Chlamydia. The symptoms of early HIV infection occur sometime within the first 2 weeks, but yours are certainly a little TOO early (2...

Immunology (including AIDS): Handjob and HIV risk?, needles and syringes, hiv risk
needles and syringes, hiv risk, sharing needles: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, as you know HIV spreads through blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk. In the situation you describe, I can t see that any infected fluid would be able to gain access through your body...though I can understand...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, sores on tongue, sores on the tongue
sores on tongue, sores on the tongue, enlarged glands: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, I really don t think you have HIV, but it does sound like you need to speak with someone about your fears. I recommend having a chat with either a medic, or someone at your HIV testing centre - they will be able to reassure...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, swollen lymph glands, early symptoms of hiv
swollen lymph glands, early symptoms of hiv, symptoms of hiv: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, the early symptoms of HIV are a short, flu-like illness 2 or more weeks after being exposed to the virus. The symptoms could include fever, sore throat, headache, swollen lymph glands. Lots of infections can cause these...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Infection, uk health service, surface scratch
uk health service, surface scratch, hiv aids: Hi Thanks for the question, and its a fair one! You ll see on my biog page that I m not a medic, though I have worked in the UK health service and university system for over 25 years, teaching courses and researching into HIV & AIDS (I have a PhD). I also...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Transmission Risk, terence higgins trust, hiv transmission
terence higgins trust, hiv transmission, hiv positive: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, in the situation you describe, there is low risk (as HIV can be carried in precum , and not just ejaculate). In this kind of situation, I think its best to have a chat at a testing centre (if you re in the UK, a good...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing, elisa test, hiv testing
elisa test, hiv testing, vaginal sex: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, if you had protected sex, then there is no risk of HIV. Even if you had UNPROTECTED sex with a person with HIV, the risk of catching the virus from a single event is around 1%. Still a risk of course, but a low one. ...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv-duo test, antibody test, duo test
antibody test, duo test, performing oral sex: Hi Lee Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern. Well, oral sex does carry a low risk of HIV, but this is VERY low, and more risky for the person performing oral sex on a MAN rather than on a women. I m pretty sure you haven t got...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv from hiv test, hiv test, hiv transmission
hiv test, hiv transmission, actual blood: Hi Neil Thanks for the question, and there s no risk of HIV transmission here. For HIV to spread a large amount of fresh, infected blood needs to get through a deep cut or sore. This didn t happen in this case. Hope this helps. Best wishes ...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv testing at 21 weeks, swollen lymph nodes, elisa tests
swollen lymph nodes, elisa tests, sign of hiv: Hi Thanks for the follow up, and no problems about asking another question! Well, I don t consider that you need to take another test at 24 weeks; and as to your symptoms, it is unusual to have these so long after a possible contact with HIV (they usually...

Immunology (including AIDS): can hiv be transmited through you hands, hepatities, sex disease
hepatities, sex disease, vaginal fluids: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I can understand why you may be worried, but I think it is very unlikely that you ve caught anything in the situation you describe. And you did well to stop when you had no condom! You don t need to worry. Hope this...

Immunology (including AIDS): ┐Could I be infected with hiv?
Hi Thanks for your question, and I ll answer each section separately. As long as the person who did your piercing used a new stud, then there is no risk of HIV. As to the cold sore - well, this is not usually taken as a diagnostic for HIV infection...

Immunology (including AIDS): oral sex, vaginal fluid, blood semen
vaginal fluid, blood semen, female partner: Hi Thanks for the question, and there is no risk of HIV here. HIV spreads through infected fluid (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk...) getting through a deep cut or tear. So, in the situation you describe, there is no risk. Hope this helps....

Immunology (including AIDS): PCR test, nausea and fatigue, antibody test
nausea and fatigue, antibody test, unprotected oral sex: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, HIV is not often passed on during oral sex, though there is a small risk. As to the test, well, the recommended time to be sure that a person is not infected is around 3 months (which is usually when the antibodies have...

Immunology (including AIDS): possible STD or HIV infection, catching hiv, hiv infection
catching hiv, hiv infection, hiv positive: Hi Thanks for the question, and sorry to hear you re having such a difficult time. Well, I m pretty sure that your symptoms are not associated with possible contact with the Polish girl 2 months ago. There was no risk of you catching HIV, and its unusual...

Immunology (including AIDS): questions about window period, hiv virus, hiv tests
hiv virus, hiv tests, window period: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, you can be certain that if HIV tests are coming back negative more than six months after a possible contact with HIV, then that person is NOT infected. The window period is around 3 months... After that, HIV tests do...

Immunology (including AIDS): Still kind of worried, needles and syringes, sharing needles
needles and syringes, sharing needles, injection drugs: Hey Edward Thanks for the question, and your Doctor is right. You don t need to worry (though as I think I ve mentioned before, you are right to be careful about blood). But, HIV is actually quite hard to catch apart from specific routes of transmission...

Immunology (including AIDS): Swollen Lymph Nodes/Night sweats, swollen lymph node, swollen lymph nodes
swollen lymph node, swollen lymph nodes, night sweat: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern. BUT - this (2-3 days) is much too soon for symptoms relating to early HIV infection to appear. It doesn t sound to me like you need to worry; the symptoms will be relating to something else...

Immunology (including AIDS): sent 11/1/2008 can hiv be transmited through you hands, hiv tests, std tests
hiv tests, std tests, std infection: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, its pretty clear that you haven t got HIV infection (your tests are negative). BUT - it does sound like something else MAY be going on...if you are having protected sex (with a condom) then it won t be an STD. You...

Immunology (including AIDS): swollen lymph nodes, swollen lymph nodes, nymph nodes
swollen lymph nodes, nymph nodes, sore throats: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern. Well, these things can be caused by lots of things...do you think the girl is HIV positive? If you have no evidence, then I would say the risk from a single episode of unprotected sex is very...

Immunology (including AIDS): symptoms after HIV exposure, hiv exposure, hiv test
hiv exposure, hiv test, hiv transmission: Hi Mark Thanks for the follow up. Your symptoms could be due to the tabs...and the earliest time to go for an HIV test and be certain about the results is around 12 weeks/3 months. As to the symptoms for HIV, these usually appear around 2-6 weeks after...

Immunology (including AIDS): where, pleursy, houston texas area
pleursy, houston texas area, haemotology: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, I m afraid I don t know any medics in Texas. But - as long as she is still being reviewed (which your message implies that she is) then hopefully whatever is wrong with her will be picked up. How old is your daughter?...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, open wounds, anxious time
open wounds, anxious time, frank exchange: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I can understand your concern, and it is a good idea to get a test in this instance. BUT - I do believe that the risk of you being infected is low...in anal (and vaginal) sex, the main risk is to the passive partner....

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, adult bookstore, hiv transmission
adult bookstore, hiv transmission, joe thanks: Hi Joe Thanks for the question, and I can understand why you re asking, as HIV is carried in precum... But, in the situation you describe, I can t see a risk of HIV transmission - the infected fluid needs to get deeply into another person s body through...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV AND THE ENVIROMENT., needles and syringes, public sewers
needles and syringes, public sewers, hiv virus: Hi Andrew Thanks for the message - well, HIV can survive for some time in a moist, warm environment...though in water (as you ask), the virus won t be especially dangerous (it will be diluted in the water). Also, if the water is not pure (so in a sewer,...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV transmission through partially healed cut, hiv transmission, dry blood
hiv transmission, dry blood, back of my hand: Hi John Thanks for the question, and I can see why you may be worried, though I can reassure you that there is no risk of HIV transmission here. For HIV to spread, a large amount of fresh blood needs to get into a deep cut to pose a risk. This hasn t...

Immunology (including AIDS): lap dance, hiv and aids, vaginal area
hiv and aids, vaginal area, vaginal fluid: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, there s still no risk of HIV - there is not any opportunity for enough infected fluid (assuming she is HIV positive...) to gain access to your body... Hope this helps - and a useful site I recommend for useful info...

Immunology (including AIDS): Mouth Ulcer during Oral Sex, mouth ulcer, hiv transmission
mouth ulcer, hiv transmission, minute performance: Hi Janet Thanks for the question. Well, receiving oral sex does carry a small risk of HIV transmission (lower than vaginal sex). As he did not ejaculate, the risk is much less (though pre-cum also carries the virus). Your mouth ulcer would need to be...

Immunology (including AIDS): possible hiv infection, signs of hiv infection, early signs of hiv infection
signs of hiv infection, early signs of hiv infection, early signs of hiv: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can see why you may be worried. Well, the chance of your catching HIV in the situation you describe is pretty low. You had protected sex, and though oral sex does carry a small risk, this is more for the person who receives...

Immunology (including AIDS): STD, hi thanks, sore throat
hi thanks, sore throat, stds: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, oral sex does carry a small risk of passing on STDs, though your sore throat is unlikely to make a difference. I should think the risk is low... For more info, you could look here: http://www.avert.org/oral-sex.htm...

Immunology (including AIDS): STD OR hiv infection, sexual intercourse, hiv infection
sexual intercourse, hiv infection, vaginal fluids: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can see why you could be worried. In the situation you describe though, I can t see a high risk of HIV or STDs. You had protected sex (which is safe) - and even if the sex worker did remove the condom, it is unlikely that...

Immunology (including AIDS): scared of possible risk of transmission, hiv transmission, burning sensation
hiv transmission, burning sensation, hiv test: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, the reply from the other source is interesting, and I can see why they ve suggested a test (it is better to be safe than sorry). Its up to you really (sorry to pass the decision to you!) - the risk is small, and its likely...

Immunology (including AIDS): 33 days with 100.5 fever, is this a virus?, low wbc count, blood test for lupus
low wbc count, blood test for lupus, fever of unknown origin: Hi Andrea, thanks for the question and sorry to hear you ve been sick. Sounds pretty tricky. I would definitely get another opinion. It s really not normal to have a fever for a month, and your immune system should have dealt with an ordinary infection...

Immunology (including AIDS): are these ars symptoms, hiv test, risk exposure
hiv test, risk exposure, honest answer: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, sometimes fever isn t present. As to whether they happen one after the other - I would expect them to occur around the same time if it was ARS...but as I said in the previous message, if you really think you ve been exposed...

Immunology (including AIDS): Environment!!!!, weak virus, hiv virus
weak virus, hiv virus, sharing needles: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, its important to remember that HIV is very hard to catch apart from specific routes of transmission, the main ones being unprotected sex, and sharing needles/syringes when using drugs. HIV doesn t survive long - in ideal...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, infected sputum, hiv prevalence
infected sputum, hiv prevalence, hiv patients: Hi Thanks for the VERY interesting question. Well, my understanding is HIV damages a person s immune system, so makes it easier for them to catch HIV. BUT - because of HIV s impact on the immune system, a person may not produce (for example) enough infected...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Test, hiv test, nearby hospital
hiv test, nearby hospital, minimum period: Hi Thanks for the message - well, at 5 months a standard HIV test can be fairly conclusive (the vast majority of people, if infected with HIV, show antibodies much earlier). If you re concerned, you could repeat the test...but I suspect it will be th...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV test, hiv transmission, hiv test
hiv transmission, hiv test, hiv infection: Hi, thanks for the question. I m not a medical doctor, but I can tell you that if your test was negative at 3 months, you are almost certainly not infected with HIV. The test is 99% accurate at 3 months. (and 3 months is 12 weeks) The antibodies detected...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Worries, hiv aids, skinny guy
hiv aids, skinny guy, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, if you ve always had protected sex, then there is no chance you could have caught HIV... If you need more information on HIV go here: www.avert.org Hope this helps - and hope you are able to worry less... Best...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv/aids, hiv aids, hiv test
hiv aids, hiv test, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question - well, can you resend the details and I ll take another look. But, if your test at 5 months is negative, and you haven t been exposed to HIV in those 5 months, then you can assume you re negative. If you re having continuing...

Immunology (including AIDS): low T count, graft versus host disease, acute viral infection
graft versus host disease, acute viral infection, white blood cells: Hey Kitty, There are a few things that can cause low T cells. Presuming you haven t had low T cells all your life, or a recent course of chemotherapy, it s likely to be short-term - maybe due to an acute viral infection (have you been sick lately?). It...

Immunology (including AIDS): Massage parlor, massage parlor, breast milk
massage parlor, breast milk, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question. There is no risk here...you don t need to worry. HIV can be carried in breast milk, but it would need to get deep into your body (through a deep cut or sore) to pose a risk. In the situation you describe this does not happen....

Immunology (including AIDS): rash, catching hiv, hiv disease
catching hiv, hiv disease, case of shingles: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, if you re having odd rashes, I would recommend seeing a medic to get it checked out. But, it is unlikely to be shingles associated with catching HIV 9 or 10 months ago - it is a sign of more advanced HIV disease. Hope...

Immunology (including AIDS): rubbing alcohol and condoms, rubbing alcohol, sex worker
rubbing alcohol, sex worker, spray bottle: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, anything other than water-based products can cause problems, increasing the likelihood of a condom splitting (as can not using an lube at all). If the condom didn t split during sex then you ll be OK...but I would recommend...

Immunology (including AIDS): AIDS/HIV scare, catching hiv, symptom of aids
catching hiv, symptom of aids, aids hiv: Hi Peter, There s very little risk. Catching HIV through giving or receiving oral sex is extremely rare because saliva alone isn t infectious. You won t catch HIV through giving oral sex unless you ve got open mouth wounds, or by receiving oral sex unless...

Immunology (including AIDS): How accurate and conclusive Eliza test after 12 months would be?, eliza test, sex etc
eliza test, sex etc, hiv testing: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, it does sound to me that you don t need to be tested again - your tests are conclusive. Occasionally tests throw up an unclear result, but in the case you describe it sounds like all is well. So - unless you re putting...

Immunology (including AIDS): contraction through bashing, hiv prevalence, catching hiv
hiv prevalence, catching hiv, contracting hiv: Hi Thanks for the question - and sorry to hear about what must have been a terrible experience for you. Well, even though there was a lot of blood around, if it was only yours, then there is minimal risk of catching HIV. There have been occasional cases...

Immunology (including AIDS): how deep is deep cut/sore, sharing needles, course increases
sharing needles, course increases, broken skin: Hi Thanks for your question. Well, it sounds like you have most of the answers already! As to how deep a cut should be - it must be deep enough for the infected fluid to get access to your bloodstream or lymphatic system - so pretty deep (and not just on...

Immunology (including AIDS): exposure as a nurse, needlestick injuries, cold weather
needlestick injuries, cold weather, health dept: Hi Trish Thanks for the question, and I can understand your concern. Well, the vast majority of care workers who ve caught HIV at work, did so through needlestick injuries. This clearly doesn t apply in your case, and I do agree with your employee health...

Immunology (including AIDS): Follow on cut on penis, irrational fears, hiv test
irrational fears, hiv test, stigma: Hi Thanks for the follow up, and I agree that the other answer matches mine. I don t think you need to have an HIV test, though I can understand your anxiety - HIV is frightening, because there is no cure. But, in your case, you don t need to worry...

Immunology (including AIDS): Follow up cut on penis, hiv test, speckle
hiv test, speckle, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, I m not sure about the specific risks in MP, but it does sound like you took all the precautions you could, and don t think you are at risk here. As to the symptoms - well these do sometimes occur with ARS, but lots...

Immunology (including AIDS): Worried about HIV infection through prostitute.., open wound, prostitute
Immunology (including AIDS): Worried about HIV infection through prostitute.., open wound, prostitute, long time

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, open wound, body fluids
open wound, body fluids, buttocks: Hey Amy, I don t think there s any risk here. To get infected in this scenario you d need 2 things: first, an open wound (ie right through the skin and probably freely bleeding), and second, the cut would have needed strong, direct contact with infected...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV symptoms, Elisa test negative, practicing safe sex, elisa test
practicing safe sex, elisa test, hiv symptoms: Hi Thanks for the question - well, there are a number of conditions that have symptoms similar to the ones you describe. If your ELISA test is negative, and you re practicing safe sex, then it won t be HIV. I m not a medic, so I do recommend that you...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Transmission, catching hiv, contracting hiv
catching hiv, contracting hiv, hiv transmission: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, in the situation you describe there is very little chance of catching HIV, so you don t need to be concerned. There is no real opportunity that infected body fluids can get deep enough into your body. Even if the SW was...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV test, test capture, hiv1
test capture, hiv1, hiv test: Hi there, You sent me this question last week as well! :) To reiterate in the public forum, yes, it is 99% accurate at 12 weeks (3 months) if you are in good health, regardless of the risk. The test is for antibodies, not antigen (ie it tests to see...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing, hiv rna, antibody test
hiv rna, antibody test, antigen test: Hi Mark, It s looking good. You ve used a number of different tests for both virus and antibody, and your exposure carried very low risk if it was protected sex. The RNA test is very accurate ( 99%) and the p24 is good but slightly less reliable (about...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing - Oraquick, elizabeth thanks, hiv testing
elizabeth thanks, hiv testing, hiv test: Hi Elizabeth Thanks for the message - well, many people have sero-converted by 6 weeks, so HIV can be detected by the test. But, in case of late converters, it is always recommended to have a test at 12 weeks (and some say 6 months) to ensure a person is...

Immunology (including AIDS): Immune and temperature swings, white blood cells, cold stress
white blood cells, cold stress, temperature swings: Hi Michael, Awesome question, very interesting! Despite all the hype, the truth is that no-one really knows, because the appropriate immunology studies (effects of mild but sudden changes in temp) haven t been done yet. There have been some studies...

Immunology (including AIDS): Oil based Lube, latex condom, latex condoms
latex condom, latex condoms, hiv status: Hey there Mike, Unfortunately any contact with oil weakens latex through a chemical reaction, and I think you have to assume you weren t fully protected here. Even unbroken, the condom may have been damaged. After first contact with oil, tiny holes may...

Immunology (including AIDS): oral, ejaculates, orgasim
ejaculates, orgasim, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, oral sex does carry a slight risk of HIV (if the person ejaculates) and passing on STDs (for example herpes). But, in the case you describe it sounds like there wasn t much opportunity for this. Here is some more useful...

Immunology (including AIDS): oral sex and hiv, catching hiv, hiv test
catching hiv, hiv test, higher hope: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, the chance of catching HIV in the situation you describe is very low...the only way HIV can spread is if she had open sores in her mouth, and you had open sores on your penis. The risk to her if YOU were HIV positive, and...

Immunology (including AIDS): Systemic Lupus, systemic lupus, skin rash
systemic lupus, skin rash, kidney problems: Hi Tepa, thanks for the email and good on you for looking a bit deeper into Lupus! Just to state the obvious, I can definitely give you my opinion on the whys and wherefores of lupus, but I m a scientist rather than a medico and my advice definitely shouldn...

Immunology (including AIDS): sputum in condom, cause hepatitis, hiv transmission
cause hepatitis, hiv transmission, sputum: Hi there, The good news is that saliva alone carries no risk of HIV transmission. It is possible, however, to contract other diseases through saliva, like some viruses that cause hepatitis. I m not a medical doctor and that is outside my expertise, so please...

Immunology (including AIDS): I think I'm a ocd hiver but still have a question please help, nail biter, face mask
nail biter, face mask, visible blood: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, HIV is very hard to catch, even in the situations you describe. Blood needs to get deep into your body in order to pose a risk. As long as you wear a face mask and goggles (and gloves) then in the other situations you describe...

Immunology (including AIDS): touch, hiv status, vaginal fluids
hiv status, vaginal fluids, heterosexual sex: Hi there John, It sounds highly unlikely, but theoretically yes it s possible. A HIV positive woman carries virus in her vaginal fluids. A man can become infected during sex through either a small wound on the penis, or in through his urethra, or in under...

Immunology (including AIDS): Worried about HIV infection through prostitute.., medical fraternity, contracting hiv
medical fraternity, contracting hiv, aids virus: Hi Keith, It s not a stupid question, don t worry! If the wound was pink and tender, or scabbed, rather than open and gushing blood, then it is a closed wound and according to the medical fraternity there is still no risk. The virus (on the small chance...

Immunology (including AIDS): Worried about HIV infection through wound., catching hiv, hiv infection
catching hiv, hiv infection, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your anxiety - its always good to be wary about cuts and infected fluids...! OK - well, I think in this situation there is very little risk of catching HIV...it sounds like the wound had partially healed...

Immunology (including AIDS): Antigen test? Doctor doesn't know!, antibody antigen, antibody test
antibody antigen, antibody test, antigen test: Hi Thanks for the question. GUM advice is good - antibody tests are by far the most common. 35 days post-exposure is a bit early to be certain of non-infection (12 weeks is recommended). BUT - I don t think your symptoms are associated with ARS... Hope...

Immunology (including AIDS): blood not making enough gamma globulins, gamma globulins, gamma globulin
gamma globulins, gamma globulin, guinia pig: Hey Connie, The procedure itself is pretty simple, it s just an injection. I would guess that the tests might be blood tests to check immune function after injection, and to monitor the injected antibodies. Unless they re still trying to sort out what the...

Immunology (including AIDS): can i contract hiv thourgh kissing with a cut in the mouth, needles and syringes, chances of getting hiv
needles and syringes, chances of getting hiv, pratical cases: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, I can understand your anxiety, and in the presence of blood, sores and cuts, it is wise to be concerned. But, I do think the risk of passing on HIV here is so low as to be almost theoretical . I haven t heard of this...

Immunology (including AIDS): about detection of hiv in blood, pcr elisa, hiv pcr
pcr elisa, hiv pcr, rt pcr: Hi Thanks for the message. Well, any test that looks for the virus will work during the window period, though most would also require an antibody test for confirmation. This website has good information: http://www.avert.org/testing.htm Best...

Immunology (including AIDS): about diagnosis, window period, antibodies
window period, antibodies, best wishes: Hi Thanks for the question. Well it is possible - some tests look for the virus itself (rather than antibodies - which is what the standard tests look for). But, the viral test is not used in most testing situations. For more information, take a look...

Immunology (including AIDS): about flow cytometer, cd4 marker, cd4 t cells
cd4 marker, cd4 t cells, flowcytometer: Hi Jignesh, It is a test to count T cells, not a test to detect HIV. HIV affects CD4 T cells, and progression to AIDS is defined by a loss of CD4 T cells, so clinicians like to count them regularly. The number of CD4 T cells is a measure of the HIV/AIDS...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, hiv test, sex with my husband
hiv test, sex with my husband, suspicious person: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, it is possible that if you were HIV positive, then your husband would be by now too. You don t mention if you had protected sex with the suspicious person? And why is he suspicious? If you are really worried, you should...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV Exposure Assessment, oraquick test, hiv exposure
oraquick test, hiv exposure, menegitis: Hi Ted, With your negative tests, you re most likely truly negative, but I ll answer the questions in order: 1) A review of HIV literature from 2007 said no trials have been conducted to show whether a full course of PEP delays seroconversion. PEP is so...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV infecction, body fluids, risk of hiv
body fluids, risk of hiv, many thanks: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, I don t consider this to be a risk. I can see you reasoning - its always wise to be careful with body fluids that carry a risk of HIV. But, in the situation you describe, there is simply no way that enough infected fluid...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV infection from touching infected spectacles, hiv infection, type of cancer
hiv infection, type of cancer, hi thanks: Hi Thanks for the message - and there is no chance that HIV can be passed on in this way. You don t need to be concerned. For HIV to be passed on, a large amount of fresh infected fluid needs to get into your body through a deep cut. This didn t happen...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV from pinprick?, antibody test, hiv infection
antibody test, hiv infection, pinprick: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand your anxiety. BUT - I DON T consider that in the case you describe that there is a risk of HIV. For the virus to be passed on, fresh infected fluid has to get deeply into another person s body - into the...

Immunology (including AIDS): Hoping I am ok, hiv transmition, sharing needles
hiv transmition, sharing needles, sexual interaction: Hi Thanks for the message, and I can understand your anxiety. But, in the situation you describe, I can t see a real risk of HIV. By far the commonest way HIV spreads is through unprotected, penetrative sex or sharing needles/syringes if using drugs. Infected...

Immunology (including AIDS): Can you help me ease my head?, catching hiv, deal god
catching hiv, deal god, other sexually transmitted infections: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, I can understand your reasoning, but a lot of (fresh) blood would need to gain access to your body through a deep cut; and you would be aware of this. I don t consider this a risk...but as I said, I can understand...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv contraction/transmission, contract hiv, hiv contraction
contract hiv, hiv contraction, mosquito bite: Hi there Leor, Interesting questions..! You definitely can t get HIV from a mosquito bite (thank goodness - I don t need any more reasons to hate them), because mosquitoes don t inject human blood back into another person they bite. They only inject a tiny...

Immunology (including AIDS): im so scared.., catching hiv, using a condom
catching hiv, using a condom, hiv test: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can see why you re worried. Well, the risk of catching HIV in a single encounter with and infected person is around 1%, and the risk of catching another sexually transmitted disease is actually much higher. If your...

Immunology (including AIDS): lacking antibodies, chronic sinus problems, oral polio vaccine
chronic sinus problems, oral polio vaccine, allergist immunologist: Hi Lindsey, Interesting situation! Sorry for the delay but I wanted to check with a colleague who specializes in allergy. Neither of us can see much link between the sinus issues and your poor immunological memory (immunological memory is the creation...

Immunology (including AIDS): what is the probability i have hiv, using a condom, hiv test
using a condom, hiv test, other sexually transmitted diseases: Hi Nicole Thanks for the message, and I can understand your concern - unprotected sex does carry a risk, not just of HIV, but other sexually transmitted diseases. Well, regarding HIV, I think the risk here is very low. A single incident of unprotected...

Immunology (including AIDS): question, blood pressure meds, oral thrush
blood pressure meds, oral thrush, cbc blood test: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, if oral thrush was linked to an HIV infection, it would certainly show up on a test! (thrush is a fairly late symptom). Keep in touch with your doctors...they can give good advice. Hope this helps - best wishes......

Immunology (including AIDS): Risk of infection, worried about ARS symptoms, terence higgins trust, sexual health clinics
terence higgins trust, sexual health clinics, catching hiv: Hi Thanks for your question, and I can see why you re worried. Well, from a one-off episode of unprotected sex, the chance of catching HIV from an infected person is around 1 to 2%. Your symptoms could be due to lots of things - and the usual signs of ARS...

Immunology (including AIDS): Samshed mosquitoes Risk?, pointer finger, hang nail
pointer finger, hang nail, hiv transmission: Hi Thanks for your question, and I can see why you are concerned. But, in this instance there is no risk of HIV transmission - there just isn t enough infected blood getting deep enough into your body to pose a risk (and the blood in the mosquito would...

Immunology (including AIDS): AIDS - HIV, catching hiv, antwerp belgium
catching hiv, antwerp belgium, hi thanx: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, as I said the chance is small for HIV, and and perhaps a little more for sexually transmitted disease. You say you met the person in Antwerp, Belgium - is that the country where you live? IF so, you could consider seeing...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV from fleshlight, catching hiv, hiv virus
catching hiv, hiv virus, dries: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, HIV can live for some time, though if the fluid its in dries, then the virus becomes inactive. So, in the situation you describe, its unlikely (especially as you washed the thing too) that there was any fresh, moist infected...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV in puss, breast milk, hi thanks
breast milk, hi thanks, body fluids: Hi Thanks for the question - interesting! But, I would say no - HIV is not passed on in this way...HIV is carried in 4 body fluids (semen, vaginal fluid, blood and breast milk). Hope this helps. Feel free to send a follow up - and for more information...

Immunology (including AIDS): immunity, passive immunity, cell mediated immune response
passive immunity, cell mediated immune response, bacterial toxins: Hi Oksana, No, passive immunity wouldn t help here. Passive immunity is the transfer of antibodies from one person to another. Antibodies are great at getting rid of infectious material from outside cells (eg bacteria or bacterial toxins) but they can...

Immunology (including AIDS): Massage Parlor BJ, giving oral sex, massage parlor
giving oral sex, massage parlor, vaginal fluid: Hi Thanks for the follow up. Well, if the condom looked intact then it will be OK - and in oral sex, it is the OTHER person (who is giving oral sex - so in the situation you describe, the person working in the massage parlour) rather than the one receiving,...

Immunology (including AIDS): number of times.., hiv virus, best wishes
hiv virus, best wishes, hiv: Hi Will Thanks for the question. Well, it IS possible for a person already infected with HIV to be infected with ANOTHER strain, and it can make things worse, especially if the new strain is resistant to any treatments the person is already on for the first...

Immunology (including AIDS): Oral sex and AIDS, catching hiv, hi thanks
catching hiv, hi thanks, salvia: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, in the situation you describe the risk of you catching HIV is negligible - you should not worry. The girl is at more risk of catching HIV from you... For more information about the risks from oral sex go here: http://www.avert.org/orlsx.htm...

Immunology (including AIDS): slight risk, unprotected anal sex, probabilty
unprotected anal sex, probabilty, viral load: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, oral sex does carry a slight risk for the active person, though this is lower than unprotected anal sex (unless the HIV passive person has a high viral load, and the active person has open sores in his/her mouth). ...

Immunology (including AIDS): boils, boils, staphylococcus infection
boils, staphylococcus infection, skin abscess: Hi Holly, You poor thing! That sounds really awful, boils are SUCH horrible things aren t they? I m not surprised it s started to affect the way you feel. You might already know some of this information, but a boil is a bacterial infection in the skin,...

Immunology (including AIDS): cut from environmental surface - real risk - sacred and confused, hiv transmission, pcr test
hiv transmission, pcr test, blood on the floor: Well someone, The thing is that in this incident there are many variables. Like how deep was the cut on you, was there fresh blood on the corner of the bed, then how much blood. What is his viral load. etc. Now the chances of getting a HIV transmission...

Immunology (including AIDS): Medical treatment of MRSA (Staphylococcus Aureus), recurring sinus infections, pro biotic
Immunology (including AIDS): Medical treatment of MRSA (Staphylococcus Aureus), recurring sinus infections, pro biotic, chronic sinus

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV from CT Scanner, ct scanner, hiv transmission
ct scanner, hiv transmission, hiv positive: Hi Thanks for the question - interesting, I haven t heard of this before (involving a CT scanner....). Anyway, whilst of course HIV is carries in blood, in the situation you describe, there isn t enough fresh (so not dried) blood getting deep enough...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV, living on surfaces, and transmission, high anxiety, hi thanks
high anxiety, hi thanks, stuffed animals: Hi Thanks for your question, and I can understand your anxiety. BUT - I can reassure you that there is NO chance of catching anything from the guy through touching stuff that he had touched. Sexually transmitted diseases don t spread in this way - and...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV transmission, virus particles, bad wisdom
virus particles, bad wisdom, hiv transmission: Dear Candyce, HIV virions are found in mucus. Now the thing is that you need a certain concentration of virus particles to catch the disease. This reflects to 8 liters, almost two gallons (I think) of mucus. So this route of transmission is so inefficient...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiV?????? WHat's this???, neck glands, severe headaches
neck glands, severe headaches, lack of appetite: Hi Thanks for the question - and I can understand why you may be concerned. Well, your symptoms are quite generic, and could be caused by lots of things. My feeling is that you haven t been infected with HIV, but may have some other condition that needs...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv and escorts, hiv infection, disapproval
hiv infection, disapproval, stag: Dear Matthew, People that work in the sex industy have a significantly higher risk of contracting an HIV infection so, if you have sex with those people be carful and play it safe. Since you did the risk is minimal. But, since you also mastrubated there...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv test, signs of hiv infection, p24 hiv
signs of hiv infection, p24 hiv, ag p24: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, this encounter was risky so you were very wise having a test. As to timings, most people have sero-converted (show signs of HIV infection) at 8 weeks, BUT the recommended final cut-off point is 12 weeks. So...I would...

Immunology (including AIDS): immune?, general immune deficiency
general immune deficiency: Hi Anna, I m sorry to hear you haven t been well lately. It definitely, definitely sounds like an immune deficiency - it has all the classic signs. I can t advise you on finding a specialist, but perhaps if I were you I d see the urologist first anyway,...

Immunology (including AIDS): Medical treatment of MRSA (Staphylococcus Aureus), MRSA
MRSA: Hi Dimo and the Avalon crew, Sorry to hear your colleague has been struggling with this infection. It is one of the toughest infections to treat. Vancomycin is the antibiotic of choice for treating MRSA at the moment. Have his doctors tried this? Although...

Immunology (including AIDS): occupational exposure to HIV, furuncle, open wounds
furuncle, open wounds, purulent discharge: Dear Thanasis The large furuncle on his back could have developed due to the fact that he is immune deprived. A Staphyloccocus aureus infection is common under HIV patients. However in the furuncle fluids there is no scientific evidence I could find for...

Immunology (including AIDS): Risk from a drink-swap with a kiss, symptoms of hiv infection, bumps on lips
symptoms of hiv infection, bumps on lips, kiss question: Hi I m certain that the virus would pose no risk in the situation you describe - the beer would certainly dilute the infected fluid, and in the concentration we are discussing here, it would be effectively harmless. HIV can survive outside the body,...

Immunology (including AIDS): Stress and anxiety, swollen lymph nodes, stress and anxiety
swollen lymph nodes, stress and anxiety, irritated throat: Hi Thanks for the question. Well, your symptoms do sound pretty non-specific. If the persist, then it may be worth seeing a medic...but you do sound active, so you re obviously not unfit. Without an examination its difficult to be conclusive, so see...

Immunology (including AIDS): saliva blood mix getting into eye, mucus membrane, source of contamination
mucus membrane, source of contamination, spittle: Hi Thanks for the question, and I can understand why you may be anxious. You are right of course, part of our eye is mucous membrane, so in theory if fresh infected fluid (e.g. blood) splashed into our eye, then there is a chance of infection (this is why...

Immunology (including AIDS): Unprotected Sex, pcr test, viral load
pcr test, viral load, sexual partner: Hi CG, The chances are about 1 in 300 that there was transmission. But chances vary, depending on the viral load in the partner. I hope that your sexual partner is also negative. You can, and should test yourself with a PCR test after 4 to 5 weeks. ...

Immunology (including AIDS): Worries., catching hiv, hiv test
catching hiv, hiv test, having unprotected sex: Hi Thanks for the message. Well unprotected sex does carry a risk of catching HIV, whether or not you ejaculate. From a single episode the chance of being infected by an HIV positive person is quite low (around 1%), but of course the risk is still there....

Immunology (including AIDS): DNA, national dna database, dna profiles
national dna database, dna profiles, fingerprint database: If swabs are taken from two individuals, a forensic scientist can extract DNA from the saliva and then compare the two samples. The samples can then be entered into the National DNA database which holds all the known DNA samples in the country. It works just...

Immunology (including AIDS): DNA, hicky, hickies
hicky, hickies, special filter: A hicky is essentially a bruise. A hicky is formed when someone bites or sucks on an area of your skin. When this happens, the pressure under the skin increases, bursting the blood vessels, causing the red mark. A hicky can last from a couple of days...

Immunology (including AIDS): DNA, minutes to hours, saliva
minutes to hours, saliva, dna: DNA is found in saliva, as well as the epithelial cells that line your cheeks. If you pecked someone on the lips, the chances of finding any DNA would be very slim, however, the more prolonged or vigorous the kiss, the more likely cells from your mouth...

Immunology (including AIDS): dna, pre seminal fluid, habitable environment
pre seminal fluid, habitable environment, roof of the mouth: The mouth is not a habitable environment for semen or pre seminal fluid. The mixture of saliva and swallowing would be fatal. Saliva, which contains many enzymes designed to kill off any foreign bodies, as well as digest anything edible, would kill off...

Immunology (including AIDS): dna, saliva, semen
saliva, semen, dna: I don t think it would take a specialist to tell the difference between semen and saliva? Do you mean DNA from semen and saliva, in which case the answer would be yes. Semen would have far more DNA in it than saliva, however the DNA in both samples, if...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing., six weeks, hiv
Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing., six weeks, hiv, virus

Immunology (including AIDS): How HIV enters the body, white blood cells, hiv transmission
white blood cells, hiv transmission, pre seminal fluid: Hi, HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids. The virus inhabits the white blood cells within your blood and other fluids. Only a small amount of blood is needed, much larger amounts of the other bodily fluids are required to cause infection. -blood...

Immunology (including AIDS): Can I get HIV from a handjob?, hiv viruses, hiv virus
hiv viruses, hiv virus, vaginal fluid: Very unlikely, HIV can survive for about 6 minutes, however would only be transferred directly through the urethra or through any cuts or grazes you may have on your penis. The other thing to mention is that vaginal fluid has very few HIV viruses in it, in...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV infection from penile contact with vagina, hiv viruses, contracting hiv
hiv viruses, contracting hiv, hiv infection: vaginal fluid can transmit HIV viruses, however unless you had cuts on your penis for the viruses to transfer to, the only way of contracting the virus is if the fluid travelled down your urethra and getting to your bloodstream that way. There would have...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing......, rapid elisa test, swollen lymph nodes
rapid elisa test, swollen lymph nodes, hiv dna: Hi, as far as I can tell the tests would be correct in their negative results. The tingling and numbness is unlikely to be a symptom of HIV infection. HIV attacks the white blood cells in your body. Early symptoms of infection can be small pathologies,...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV testing., hiv dna, white blood cells
hiv dna, white blood cells, coughs colds: Hi, Ok, HIV is a virus and can lie dormant inside you for up to 16 years, however the majority of cases (95%+) will show symptoms after 6 weeks. Only 0.02% of suffers were diagnosed after 6 months of exposure. The 6 week test is considered fairly...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV transmission, virus particles, bad wisdom
virus particles, bad wisdom, hiv transmission: Dear Candyce, HIV virions are found in mucus. Now the thing is that you need a certain concentration of virus particles to catch the disease. This reflects to 8 liters, almost two gallons (I think) of mucus. So this route of transmission is so inefficient...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV transmission, catching hiv, hiv diagnoses
catching hiv, hiv diagnoses, hiv infections: Ok, Just under two thirds (2,571) of heterosexually acquired HIV infections diagnosed in 2005 were in women. However, the numbers of HIV diagnoses among heterosexuals probably infected in the UK have increased significantly (553 in 2005 compared to 130...

Immunology (including AIDS): HIV transmission and rash, hiv viruses, hiv transmission
hiv viruses, hiv transmission, hiv test: Semen can contain HIV viruses, so if the semen could have entered your open wound then you may be at risk of contracting the virus. The cut would be more susceptible to infection if it was fresh and deep. The virus must come into contact with your bloodstream...

Immunology (including AIDS): Hi again., swollen lymph nodes, hiv antibodies
swollen lymph nodes, hiv antibodies, hiv test: Firstly, thanks John, I like to help! The majority of people will start to produce HIV antibodies (which is what they test for in an HIV test) by 45 days after exposure, however, it can lie dormant for up to 16 years. Obviously, you ve just passed the...

Immunology (including AIDS): h.i.v./herpes, herpes, wart
herpes, wart, hiv: Herpes is caused by a virus, you can contract it by coming into contact with infected skin, this normally looks like a wart or sore. If you have not come into contact with these sores, then you have no chance or contracting herpes. It is transmitted by direct...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv, blood on the wall, contaminated blood
blood on the wall, contaminated blood, grazes: If there was blood on the wall, it may well have been transferred to the towel, however, you will have no risk of infection unless the contaminated blood got into your bloodstream. If you had any cuts or grazes on your hands then if there was a lot of...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv/aids documentary, hiv aids documentary, brussels amsterdam
hiv aids documentary, brussels amsterdam, target group: I m not really sure what you re asking. I am an immunologist and a teacher by profession. I answer questions from various members of the public, all over the world, including the UK, USA and Asia about how HIV is transmitted, symptoms and testing, as well...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv trough used earrings?, hepatits, ebay
hepatits, ebay, thet: HIV cannot survive outside the body. Any viruses present would have dies if the earrings have been sitting in a box for the last two weeks. Needless to say, sharing earrings can present the risk of transmitting other infections such as Hepatits, which is...

Immunology (including AIDS): hiv from vaginal fluid, high sex drive, horrific diseases
high sex drive, horrific diseases, host organism: Actually your assumption that you cannot get infected in the first place is incorrect. The HIV virus is transmitted in vaginal fluid, which when transferred into the urethra can spread the disease. Viruses cannot live without a host organism, however,...

Immunology (including AIDS): leg/intestinal issues undiagnosed, gastric symptoms, leg cramps
gastric symptoms, leg cramps, calf muscles: Hi Tom, This is a conundrum isn t it? The symptoms in the post are very similar to yours, however, there are a lot of diseases/disorders than can cause leg pain. Firstly, have you mentioned the possibility of an auto immune disease to your own...

Immunology (including AIDS): Numbers please, cdc estimates, pregnancy labour
cdc estimates, pregnancy labour, hiv diagnoses: At the end of 2006, the CDC estimates that 448,871 people were living with AIDS in the USA. This number includes all people who have ever been diagnosed with an AIDS-defining condition and are believed to be alive, including many people who have recovered...

Immunology (including AIDS): Please help ,I fell so bad., hiv sufferers, fatty liver
hiv sufferers, fatty liver, china hospital: Hi you have had a lot of tests and they have all come back negative. Your low CD results may indicate that your immune system is compromised. The virus can lie dormant inside the body for up to 16 years but normally people show symptoms after 45 days (about...

Immunology (including AIDS): Pls. urgent pls relieve me., share drinks, aids websites
share drinks, aids websites, anxiety disorder: If she WAS HIV positive, then her pricking herself on a pin would have to be very rapidly followed by your injuring yourself. HIV lives inside white blood cells, these will die outside the body as they are comprimised by a high level of water, which would...

Immunology (including AIDS): please answer my question, spread hiv, sharing needles
spread hiv, sharing needles, hiv and aids: Why you want to inject cigarettes with blood and smoke them is beyond me, however, to answer your question, the answer is no. HIV and AIDs are bloodborne viruses, this means to transmit them there needs to be blood on blood contact, such as sexual intercourse...