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 »
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.
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 »
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
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!
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 »
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!
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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!
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?
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 »
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 »
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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