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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: wife was here on a permanent resident Visa her visa expired last year

need to file form i-130 and they form 485 is there any other things that we need to file such as an Affidavit of Support

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 17, 2022

Using the information you provided, if your wife is a permanent resident that is also known as a green card holder. The next step could be for her have her conditions removed, with you filing what is called jointly. The documents would include the I -751 application to remove conditions and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Will my tourist visa be cancelled while I wait my permanent resident process?

My husband is an American Citizen, He lives in USA; I am Ecuadorian living in Ecuador. We married recently and will start the permanent resident process, but I wonder if during that process my visa is revoked because I travel every month to see him. Many people has told us that I won’t be able to... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 9, 2022

Many persons have visitors' visas that they travel to the USA on while their permanent residence is being processed. They often do so without any problems. Make sure that you are honest when you get to the USA and advise the border control security that your husband is petitioning for you when... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can me and my get married? we don’t know if it will affect his immigration status he has a visa and is working on citiz

He has a resident visa

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 7, 2022

Your question is a little unclear. What kind of visa does he have? It might be best to have a detailed discussion with an Attorney. You can use the Justia directory to find one. Good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: As an naturalized American citizen, can I use my certificate of naturalization instead of birth certificate to sponsor

Sponsoring spouce for green card

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 6, 2022

The certificate of naturalization proves you are now an American citizen. That is the document that you will need as well as the other documents that show your relationship with the beneficiary. You will send a copy of all the documents not the originals. Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What form does my 17 year old needs to fill out to become a US citizen. Her mom and I recently became citizens (N600)?

I am 51 year-old male with 2 daughters and a spouse. My spouse, I and our older daughter (22) recently became Unites States citizen (N-600). My younger child still holds a green card. She is 17 years old (born in 2004). What form do we need to fill out next for her to become a US citizen.... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 5, 2022

A parent has to sign the forms for your 17 year old daughter. Proof of the fact that she is medicaid is required. You can submit a waiver request and wait for approval. You also can sign and submit the N600 for the 17 year old as she now has US citizenship because of your naturalization.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How long does the process of a US visitor visa take?
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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 4, 2022

The processing times are varying widely now. There are reports of persons getting visitor's visa interviews set for 2023. If you have a medical emergency the situation might be examined with some urgency and early dates set. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have a friend from Brazil in the united states on a tourist visa. She was engaged but they have broken up.

Her sponsor is her ex's sister. They have been mistreating her and trying to get her to go back to him. There has not been physical violence but she works with her sponsor. She only wants out of her sponsor. She works hard and wants to stay in the united states but doesn't know what she... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 31, 2021

Your friend needs to make sure she has her passport with her at all times to avoid any problems with the sponsor. You mention she has a sponsor but is on a visitor's visa and that she was engaged. Usually someone on a visitor's visa does not need a sponsor so it is a bit confusing when... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Does an immigrant need a license to carry a firearm
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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 26, 2021

For certain types of firearms a background check may be necessary before you can get a licence to carry a firearm. Remember that a firearm license is not usually transferable across state lines. If you are a green card holder for example, you will usually need to show your green card and SSN and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: I am 17 and have a 10 year green card. My stepmother who is my sponsor is threatening to file I-407 and have it revoked

Can she do this without my permission

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 22, 2021

You need to consult a lawyer immediately. You need to take all your documents with you, such as your green card so that the lawyer can speak specifically about your case. That form is used when someone is abandoning their status as a green card holder. If you are in the USA it can't be said... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, i was shoplifting 80$ dec 7th, its 1st offense, im ilegal and want aplly for greencard, what can help me at court

Looking to best option to follow on court considering im gpnna be applying for a green card in less than 2 years, it was a misdemeanor citation

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need to let the criminal lawyer know about your immigration status. You should also talk to an immigration lawyer. The information will help to figure out what you do at court to give you the best outcomes in the circumstances. The offense and what can happen can open up all sorts of negatives... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I’ve been married for 3 years and filed form i751 in July. If I file divorce now can I still get my 10 year green card

I did not get my 10 year green card yet but they gave me a 24 month extension.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 11, 2021

It seems as if you filed a joint application for the removal of conditions. That means you and your spouse put the documents in and so now if you file for divorce other documents and information is needed. You should talk immediately with a lawyer to understand all that is needed.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: If denied a visitors visa, am I able to apply for a student visa right after?

If I am denied a visitors visa, am I able to apply for a student visa right after or is there a waiting period before I can apply for a student visa?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 5, 2021

There is no waiting period. You will have to prove that you have been accepted as a student at an educational institution and that you will be able to finance your education in the USA as well as finance all other expenses that will be incurred while living as a student. International students are... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I'm an international student in USA and I'm under F1 visa status.

I want to resell some stuff on eBay to make some extra money and pay my taxes. Is there anyway I could do that.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Dec 3, 2021

Your student visa most likely does not allow you to do this type of work. You have to follow the terms of the visa to avoid problems. If you are employed that brings up a lot of issues that may cause problems in the future.

Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: i-130 Next Step after data become current?

I filled i-130 for my mother ( she currently lives outside USA ) her Receipt date is May,20, 2021 and current date is may,2021. My question is when my mother case date become current what is the next step for me to get her immigration visa?

Additional Info:

When I filled the i-130... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 29, 2021

If and when her case is approved you will be notified and be expected to start submitting the required documents on the CEAC website. You will get detailed instructions about this. In the meantime, it makes sense to start thinking about the affidavit of service, ensuring your tax returns are up to... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I came to the USA as child with a green card and obtained a us passport through my father. Iam not recognized as a citiz

I am not recognized as a citizen according to the social security administration. The issue is that I don't have any supporting documents other than a lost and expired us passport. They advised that I get an immigration lawyer.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 29, 2021

Hi. You need to find all the documents that can support your claim and take them to a lawyer. Ask your parents about such documents as well. Justia and the American Immigration Lawyers Association both have lawyer directories that you can check to choose a lawyer to talk to about this issue. Good... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: I was pulled over and charged for DUI and reckless driving for the first time no accident no injury, why both charge ?

I blew 0.10 on the road side and the officer told me to do not blew at the police station, then I didn’t blew, today I got my license suspended for 270 days. The saddest thing is my asylum case is pending and my final hearing is in couple of months. Please I’ll like to know if this will affect... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 21, 2021

Generally speaking criminal law issues do impact impact immigration cases. You will want to get the paper details of the case as well as the disposition from the court. The disposition is what the court ordered. It should have the court's original seal on it. You will need those documents. if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for Virginia on
Q: I adopted my Grandson in 2004 and he was born in Canada. We are now having trouble getting a proper ID for him.

He has a social security number. I was assured that he could get a US birth certificate after adoption, but so far, only a Canadian one is provided with the name change. Can you guide me to further steps? He is living in Florida, where the adoption took place. I am living in Virginia

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 9, 2021

This question has several aspects to it. You should gather all the documents and urgently speak with a family lawyer and an immigration lawyer.

Justia has a lawyer directory and also the American Immigration Lawyers Association has a directory on their site.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can a green card holder apply for a green card for their spouse?

if i'm a green card holder and i want to marry someone who's staying here temporary (student visa) can i apply for a green card for my spouse, or only citizens can do that?

Thanks!

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 5, 2021

Yes you can marry and apply for the green card but the spouse won't be able to adjust his or her status here in the USA. The spouse will have to do consular processing, meaning do the visa interview in the home country. Only the spouses of citizens are permitted to adjust here. Good luck!

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: If USC refuses to go the i751 interview?

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My USC husband might refuse to go the interview because we filed jointly but he has been cheating that I found out about later. I confronted him but a few months ago when I confronted again he got mad and said he will divorce me soon. Didn't do anything its... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 2, 2021

Hello, sorry to heat about your situation.

There is so much happening based on what you have indicated that it would be best if you found a lawyer to talk with. The USC can't be forced to go to the 751 interview and if he divorces you and sends the decree to USCIS the application is...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: When do I need to pay back breach of work contract? Contract says I owe $13,500 after leaving company.

I came to America on a job contract which is for 30 months. I left the job after 4 months working to go to a job that pays a lot more money. The contract states I will need to pay $13,500 back to them for expenses bringing me to America. My question is when do I need to pay this $13,500 back to... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Nov 1, 2021

You should immediately speak with an immigration attorney and take a copy of the contract with you. US laws are specific about things like these so you need to make sure the employer is not trying to scare you.

Good luck!

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