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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Filed I-131, it was accepted and fee taken. Have not received biometrics letter but status is updated fingerprints taken

Does this mean they are using biometrics from a previous application and I do not need to wait for a biometrics appointment before leaving the US?

As of September 6, 2022, fingerprints relating to your Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, Receipt Number xxxxxxxxxx, have been applied... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Sep 9, 2022

Most likely yes, but you should have received a notification from USCIS letting you know that they are going to re-use your previous biometrics info. Check the notices you received. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a Permanent Resident since 1979= Legal, and wanted to renew my Green Card again. PAID in February still waiting

Went to field office Orlando in April 4, 2022 { for biometric on renewed Green card};

PAID in full in February. Unable to reach Anybody when # called. Can you Please help?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Sep 9, 2022

If you filed in February 2022 then it is likely normal that you are still waiting. You can check processing times at: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

If you filed in February 2021 you are likely outside of processing time (double check at USCIS processing times page) and can submit...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How to get citizenship for a person that is 63 and has been in the US since he was 6 months old
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Sep 6, 2022

It depends on many facts that you do not provide. Best to do a paid consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes!

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: should i seek a new attorney for the adjustment or stay the course.?

Attorney lack of adequate preparation cost us $2K and panic travel. We have our K1. Should we stay with him through adjustment process or find new attorney?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Aug 25, 2022

You should always feel comfortable and confident working with an attorney. If you are having doubts as to their abilities or costs, I would recommend that you have an honest conversation with that attorney to allow him/her to address your questions and concerns. If you are still not feeling good... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I need to apply the Reentry Permit?

I am a permanent resident, 68 years old, wife and 3 children are US citizens, Prof. of Economics at Kansai-University (PhD from Michigan).

I was told at DTW that I need to apply the Reentry Permit since I spent more time in Japan than in US. I could come back to Ann Arbor to see my wife... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Aug 6, 2022

If you don't intend to spend more than 6 months out of a year in the US after you retire then it may be better to officially relinquish your permanent residency (although you may have already abandonned it) and seek a tourist visa which should be sufficient for your couple of entries per year.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Documents to show proof of US citizenship?

I’m applying for the N400 form after marrying a US citizen (and obtaining green card through marriage). My husband was born in China but was adopted by US citizen parents. He has a US passport but no naturalization documents. Can he use his adoption papers or US passport to show proof that he is... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Aug 6, 2022

Passport AND adoption documents may be enough to prove citizenship. If it is not, USCIS will send a Request for Evidence and you can do a Freedom of information act (FOIA) request to USCIS for a copy of his naturalization certificate. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Sent General Correspondence to USCIS Before RFE Notice Delivered

After 40 days, my RFE Notice Letter regarding EB-1A case just delivered yesterday. On the 20th day, I sent a physical letter to USCIS Texas Sevice Center notifying them that the RFE had not been received yet ( done in addition to the online method instructed ).

Also, on my account, it says... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jun 27, 2022

You can respond to the RFE as long as it is before the given deadline to respond (listed in the RFE). Best wishes!

4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I need help filing an I-601 waiver for immigration purposes.

I have been considered inadmissible at the moment but I have the requirements to void this.

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jun 10, 2022

You need to file an immigration attorney that handles waivers. You can look for an attorney here on Justia.com, Avvo.com or AILA.org. Best wishes!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello I’m trying to submit my applications for spousal I-130 and I-485 from F-1 should i submit i-130 online?

I have my apps together can i someone look over and give comments before i submit? i have one month left before i am illegal

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jun 9, 2022

I would not recommend separating the I-130 from the I-485. I would file both (with the other forms) via mail (i.e. paper application). As to reviewing your application, there are many immigration attorneys that offer document review services. They charge per hour (usually in 15 minute increments)... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can a re-entry permit be used as passport to travel to other countries? I'm a LPR w/o passport from country of origin.

I cannot get a passport from country of origin. So, can i show the re-entry permit booklet instead of a passport.

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 18, 2022

No. The re-entry permit is only relevant to the US Border Patrol. You need a passport to travel to other countries. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I got married nov 2019. Then me and my husband filed so he can get his temp green card. We share a sim together.

I seperated from him oct 2020 because I found texts between him and a family member telling them to get the permanent green card and leave me. Divorce finalized with agreement that I have sole legal and physical custody. No child support. He sees his child once a month. Now he’s waiting for... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 9, 2022

He will not get permanent residency if you do not attend the interview with him. If you want to make sure he doesn't get the permanent residency, send in your divorce decree to the field office where the I-485 is being handled and where the interview is to take place. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I want to apply for my parents green card i am us citizen. I dont have employment so can i qualify to apply if i dont

Have a source of income for my affidavit of support to show . Can i show my husbands salary in the affidavit of support?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 6, 2022

You need to complete the affidavit of support (I-864) and you can use your husband's income in your affidavit BUT he will also have to complete and sign the Household Member Contract (form I-864A). Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I am a us citizen.. i am planning to apply for my parents green card but i am not employed to show income.

Can i show my husbands salary as affidavit of support in application

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 6, 2022

In order to use your husband's income he would have to complete and sign the household member's contract (form I-864A). https://www.uscis.gov/i-864a. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: How do I prove when I left the country in 2000?

I submitted my i485 adjustment of status application. They responded to me with an RFE asking for proof of when I left the US in the year 2000.

I no longer have the passport that I used when exiting the country. I have put in two CBP FOIA requests as well as a USCIS FOIA request. All of... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 5, 2022

You can contact the Border Patrol of the country you travelled to (your home country) and ask for their record of your ENTRY. Obviously if you entered there, you exited the US. Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Visa waiver tourist traveller

I am a visa waiver tourist traveller with a criminal record in the U.S. At the U.S. preclearance I am called to the back office for additional inspection by a U.S.C.I.S. officer before tourist travel and normally given a limited stay in the U.S. of less than 6 months. Will record expungement avoid... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 4, 2022

No it will not. Once Border Patrol knows of your conviction it will remain in the records even if you expunge it from State records. Moreover, even if you expunge the record, you will always have to disclose the record to immigration officials when applying for any immigration benefit. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi I filed a petition for my wife and stepdaughter but so far only one has been scheduled for interview

Her interview is set for this June 3 but I’m wondering if I have to be their for her interview and then also go to the other two petition seperetly after they are scheduled or should I reschedule the youngest interview the interview is Dominican Republic and it’s a I-130. For all three all the... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 4, 2022

You need to explain your situation better. What petition? Where is the interview? Who is the interview scheduled for? etc....

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Do I have to pay fees for employment authorization renewal application

Immigration law

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 2, 2022

Typically yes but use USCIS's fee calculator to confirm: https://www.uscis.gov/feecalculator

Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: I am in the process of petitioning for VISAs for my wife and three stepchildren.

I recently got the notice from NVC that my wife is documentarily qualified and that her case is being forwarded for interview scheduling. However, I had to add/replace documents on each of the three children. Will this delay the scheduling of my wife's appointment?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 1, 2022

No it should not. Your wife should bring the all of the documents that were uploaded to NVC (including the recent ones) to the interview. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Divorce during a conditional GC

My conditional GC expires in December this year and I would need to remove the conditions 90 days before it. We have been married since almost 3 years and the marriage certainly was in good faith and we both hoped this will last forever.

However, since past year the marriage has been going... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 28, 2022

It would be best if you were divorced by the time you have to apply to remove the condition or soon thereafter. There is language that can be used as part of the divorce to improve the chances of your removal of condition being granted so I would recommend you consult with a family law attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Maryland on
Q: If you are a Green Card Applicant, how long can you drive using your drivers license from a foreign country?

This is in the state of Maryland. What else does a person need to do in order to get a permit or a temporary license till his/her green card application goes through?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 28, 2022

https://mva.maryland.gov/drivers/Pages/md-drivers-license.aspx

Best wishes!

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