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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: What is the best way to speed up an I-30 immigrant visa application in 2022?

The application has not been made yet

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jan 17, 2022

If you mean I-130, there is no way to speed it up. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: I want to travel to miami but I’m undocumented
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Agnes Jury answered on Jan 17, 2022

See here for good information: https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/guide-for-undocumented-individuals-traveling-in-the-u-s/

Best wishes!

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a foreign National currently in the US, in process of getting a F1 visa and I married a permanent resident

With a DUI, Can he sponsor me for a spouse visa?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jan 15, 2022

It is unclear if you/immigrant have the DUI or your spouse. If it is your spouse then no concern. If it is you however, I would recommend doing a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney because if you DUI is for being influence of drugs or you made certain admissions during your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I would like to speak to a canadian immigration lawyer
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Agnes Jury answered on Jan 12, 2022

Best way to find one is to google "immigration attorney" and the name of the biggest city in Canada closest to where you reside or where you may reside in Canada. Best wishes.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: I am going to marry my girlfriend who is an au pair. What’s the next step in getting her to be a us citizen?

I think she will finish out her au pair job until December. I would like to get married before then to start up the process. I just need to know what to do next and how much I will need to save for this. Thank you.

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Agnes Jury answered on Jan 11, 2022

In most cases, immigrants participating in the au pair exchange program are not subject to the two year home residency requirement but you may want to make sure of this by having your girlfriend consult with an experienced immigration attorney. IF she is not subject to the 2 year requirement, and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Moving my romanian boyfriend to Spain

I am trying to have my romanian boyfriend move with me to Spain, I am a spanish born citizen and I am just wondering is there any procedures I have to follow for him to be able to stay in Spain with me forever and how should I procede about health insurance since he doesn't have an EU medical card

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Agnes Jury answered on Jan 3, 2022

This is a question for an immigration attorney who is licensed to practice law in SPAIN (not U.S.A.). Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support on
Q: Hiw can i get back to the states with my kids. When hes refusing to buy us the tickets.

Im currently in turkey and need to come back to the states. Hes making it almost impossible. He promised to send us back

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Jan 3, 2022

This is more than just an immigration question. From an immigration law perspective, if you don't have any family members in the US who can buy tickets for you then you should see if the local U.S. embassy/consulate can help you. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How can I obtain a certificate of citizenship?

My mom obtained her US citizenship when I was 11 years old in 2006. I also received my permanent resident card in 2006. We left the US and resided in Africa until 2014. In 2014 I returned to the US by myself and obtained my passport at the passport office in 2017. My Permanent Resident card was... Read more »

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Agnes Jury answered on Jan 3, 2022

Why are you trying to obtain a certificate of citizenship when you have already become a citizen and have had a passport? What is it that you are trying to accomplish? If you need proof of citizenship and your passport is expired, then renew your passport. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: The man who signed my birth certificate 34 years ago is not my real father. Will this affect my passport application?

The man who signed my birth certificate 34 years ago is not my real father. I believe my mother thought he was my real father at the time. I was told this many years ago, never thought much about it. I met another man I believe is my real father several years ago, but no longer have contact with... Read more »

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 30, 2021

Until and unless another man is legally identified as your legal father, the man listed on your birth certificate who signed it is your legal father. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: Does a second meeting with my fiancée improves my chances of proving a bona-fide relationship?
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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 30, 2021

Absolutely! The more you see each other, the better. Make sure to take pictures, meet your fiancee's family and friends, and keep proof of your flight and stay. Document the trip well! Best wishes!

4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Marriage to US citizen on ESTA and change of status

I'm a New Zealander we have fallen in love and want to be together. Both mid 50s. Due to fly home February. Been friends for a year. Met in person and we want to marry and I would like to change status to be with him in USA for immediate future.

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 29, 2021

In addition to Mr. Serrano's answer, I would encourage you to hire an experienced immigration attorney to help you with this process or at least to do a consultation with one (some offer free consults) to make sure there are no impediments to you applying that you may not be aware of and to... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: Do I have to submit my rent agreement with in my I-129f package, and can I use different mailing and physical address?

Should the rent agreement be included with fiancée visa application?

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 28, 2021

Rental agreement is not one of the required documents to be submitted with form I-129F but if it is a document that supports your in person meeting in the last two years or other required documents then you should submit it. See the I-129F instructions for list of documents:... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Ex Husband left US for more than 10 yrs now after overstaying his visitors visa Can I file a K-1 visa for him?

We were married and divorced while he was out of the US

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 27, 2021

You may apply if you have met in person 2 years prior to you filing, your fiance is otherwise admissible to the U.S. (i.e. no criminal history, no health issues, etc) and provided that he is not subject to a permanent bar of re-entry. It is best to consult with an experienced immigration attorney... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello, I am a US citizen and I have recently married a F1 visa student. She has been here for 120+ days.

I have know her from before as our family as friends so I was helping her get situated in her new school and we have found out we like each other. We can’t be intimate without marriage in our religion that ‘s why we got married fast.

My question is: do I need a lawyer in this case? Or... Read more »

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 27, 2021

The burden is on you to "prove" that the marriage is "real". This involves providing as much documentation in support of this as possible such as photos, affidavits from friends and family, etc. Hiring an attorney to help you prepare and submit this documentation will increase... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hello,Would it be easier (faster) for me or my mom to file form i-30 for my father ( as a daughter or spouse)? Thank you

My mom and I are both US citizens and would like to file form I-30 for my father and i wanted to know which one of us should petition for him ti get faster and easier results?

Thanks so much in advance

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 27, 2021

As long as you/the child are over 21 years of age the process to sponsor your father is basically the same except that if your mom files, it will involve a bit more paperwork because she will have to prove that her marriage to your father is "real" (not entered into to gain an immigration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: We bought a house through a verbal agreement with the owner and are wondering if there is a contract to take to them ?

We have already payed the full amount for the house but we have no contract saying it is our property. The seller claims that their lawyer will take until march for any documents to be signed because the buyer has no social security number but does have an ITN number.

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 25, 2021

Real estate is required to be purchased through a written document (no oral contract). If a lawyer is involved in this transaction they should know that. Also, if you paid the full amount for the house then all that should be needed for you to have proof that you own the property is the quit claim... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Would there be any issue with immigration in the US for my parents?

My parents are planning to visit the US (they have a B2 visa). They will be staying here with me for a couple of weeks and then will leave for Canada (they have a Canadian visit visa too).

Another question I have is, My parents will stay in Canada for 3-4 months and then visit me again for... Read more »

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 22, 2021

It is always the discretion of the Border Patrol Officer to determine whether a foreigner applying to enter the US should be admitted under the requirements for the visa category that the foreigner has at the time of the application for admission to the US. So for a tourist (among other general... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Delaware on
Q: Can I apply for US Citizenship with a Lost Green Card?

Recently I have lost my Green Card at the Philadelphia International Airport. My question is can I apply for Naturalization process with a lost Green Card? I do have scanned copy of the Green Card, and a Police File Report for the incident. Before I incur the I 90 cost, I wanted to verify whether I... Read more »

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Agnes Jury answered on Dec 22, 2021

Yes. As long as your green card is valid at the time that you apply for Citizenship and you have a copy of the front and back of it to submit with your naturalization application, you are ok to apply. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: With GC, you can travel outside the country not longer than 6 months,1 year. Is it per one trip or total trips combined?

Can you please explain? Seems like you can have multiple short trips outside, and supposed to be physically present at least half year per year. Is it per calendar year? If I travelled this year for 4 months already can I leave and January 1 the count will renew for the next year?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 22, 2021

It is not clear from your question whether your concern is with abandoning Permanent Residency or being eligible for Naturalization/Citizenship. With respect to abandoning PR, USCIS reviews multiple factors when assessing whether an applicant objectively intended to abandon his or her LPR status,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I file adjustment of status form I-485 after my visa waiver deadline date?

I am a canadian citizen on a waiver free 6 month visa now legally married to a US citizen and seeking to adjustment my status to a marriage based green card. My 6 month deadline expires soon, is it possible to file form I-485 after my deadline since I am now married to a US citizen? I was planning... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on Dec 21, 2021

I agree with my colleague's answer and would add that you should do a consultation with an immigration attorney before your authorized stay (6 month deadline) expires so you make your decision before you are out of status. Best wishes!

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