What isthe30/60/90 Rule?
When an alien enters the country on a non-immigrant visa, and intends to file for a green card through his or her spouse, he or she needs to be wary of the 30/60/90 rule. There are several prominent nonimmigrant visas that do not allow an individual to enter the country while having the clear intention of staying permanently including the B-1/B-2, F-1, and J-1 visas. The 30/60/90 rule is meant to prevent individuals from intentionally using these types of non-immigration visas as vehicles to enter the country in order to adjust status to permanent residency in the US. As the rule has serious implications on the viability of an application for permanent residency, petitioners in the NY/NJ area are encouraged to consult with a local immigration lawyer. Continue reading