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Q: Adjustment of status for a sibling on a B1-B2 visa

I am a U.S citizen and my biological sibling is currently in the U.S on a valid B1-B2 visa. Is he eligible for adjustment of status while in the US?

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Sep 13, 2022

Most likely not, as it does not sound as though you have filed an I-130 petition for your sibling. In order for your sibling to be eligible for adjustment of status they would need to have an approved I-130 filed on their behalf and the priority date would need to be current at the time they filed... Read more »

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Q: Change of status for a sibling on visiting visa

I am a LPR and my biological sibling is here in the U.S on a visiting visa. Can I apply for a change of status while he is in the US? Does he need to be outside the country until a decision is made or he can be here until a final decision is made about his application?

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Aug 24, 2022

Only U.S. citizens can petition their siblings, there is no visa category for siblings of LPRs.

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Q: Reentry to US after loss of greencard

If one loses his green card, is there a way to return to the U.S. with a copy of the green card or by paying a visa fee at the border?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 21, 2022

You need to contact the closest U.S. Consular Visa Section to verify your LPR status and issue you a travel permit to return to the United States and then file I-90 to replace the lost federal document.

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Q: I’m a legal permanent resident with a green card(Iranian refugee), how do I travel internationally without a passport?

I have to wait a few more years before I can be naturalized, how can I travel outside of the USA for vacation purposes for a few days(NOT TO MY BIRTH COUNTRY) without a passport, since I can’t get an American passport or an Iranian passport?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Aug 15, 2022

You need to apply for a travel document form I-131 which you could find at a governmental site uscis.gov

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Q: What happens to my 129-F application if my fiancé and I decide to register our marriage in their country instead?

I have an 129-F form for a K1 Fiancé visa that I submitted regarding my fiancé, a South Korean national. Our case was received by USCIS on 10/18/21.

Due to the processing time continuously increasing, I’m trying to brainstorm some ideas. If I have the opportunity to go to South Korea... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Aug 2, 2022

Once you get married, you fiance visa petition will be a thing of the past. You will need to sponsor your spouse for a green card.

A green card through marriage to a US citizen is the most common way to become a permanent resident. The spouse of a US citizen is an “immediate relative”....
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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, Tax Law and Education Law for Ohio on
Q: More than half of my property taxes go to City Schools which allow illegal immigrant's children an education without a

US birth certificate. Isn't this city overreach and illegal to use taxpayer money on children (or the children of parents who are here illegally) who are not born in this country and do not speak English (putting other children behind) and do not have legal status?

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Would you rather they don’t have a safe place to go and get an education? They’re here and I’d you force desperate people out into the streets or will certainly cause more desperation and crime.

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Q: Would my green card carrying ex husband have my sponsorship of him transferred to his new American wife?

My ex-husband has his 10 year green card through our marriage, and I’m his sponsor. I understand that one of the stipulations for my sponsorship to end is he has to have 40 quarters of work under his belt. Does my quarters worked during our marriage count towards his needed 40 quarters? I also... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Yes, your quarters worked add to his.

An intending immigrant can acquire 40 qualifying quarters in the following ways:

1. Working in the United States for 40 quarters in which the intending immigrant received the minimum

income established by the Social Security...
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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 »

Agnes Jury
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!

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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 »

Agnes Jury
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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Q: Energy bills are in my spouse's name (my name was not on the account) while cable and internet bills are in my name (my

Energy bills are in my spouse's name (my name was not on the account) while cable and internet bills are in my name (my spouse's name is not on this) but we both live at the same address, have the same lease, and other documents together. Can I submit these documents for a green card application?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 6, 2021

You can. The documents indicate you live at the same address and share expenses. The general requirement is 5 supporting documents. It is necessary to know your situation be recommending other supporting documents.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: REF after citizenship interview .

Got a REF after citizenship interview asking for the explanation why kids information were missing in initial I-30 submitted for my immigration process. My I-30 was submitted around 2013 by my husband who has been naturalize US citizen since 2011(approximately).

What kind of proof can I... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 5, 2021

Sufficient evidence can not be determined without more information. If you are not sure what is needed you may need to work with an experienced immigration attorney.

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Q: Hie I am a visitor from Zimbabwe, I wanted to find out is it possible to get an employment Visa. What is the procedure
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 5, 2021

There are many types of employment visas. To determine whether you qualify for a visa I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your options and whether you qualify.

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Q: I married in Japan and now live in America. I have been asked to submit a marriage certificate and cannot find one.

Where do I get a certificate?

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Oct 1, 2021

Each country has its province, state, region, or district registrar's office where marriages are registered. You have to contact the local Japanese officials to request the certified document that proves that you entered into marriage in Japan.

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: I was legally married in Japan. Do I need an American marriage certificate?
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Oct 1, 2021

As long as your marriage and marriage certificate is valid in Japan, your Japanese marriage certificate is fine for USA immigration purposes . Make sure to have the original and submit a Certified copy of the original document along with a translation (including certification of translation). Best... Read more »

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Q: I9 question

I became a citizen 3 days ago and have to wait at least 10 days to update my SSN. I have to fill out an I9 for a new job. Should I select permanent resident or citizen? My permanent resident card was still valid but I had to surrender it upon taking the oath. Thank you.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 15, 2021

If you legally became U.S. Citizen after an oath ceremony you have to state USC and cannot write LPR, Social Security Number notwithstanding.

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Q: My wife arrived in the USA on a CR1 immigrant visa. She already received her social security card. Can she work now?

She hasn't received her green card yet. Does she need that before she can legally work?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 20, 2021

Your wife is an LPR from the date her application was approved. She can work as long as an employer will hire her with out the card.

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Q: turned my i485 few months ago. I forgot to include a name where it said ‘alias’. can I include name in biometrics form
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 18, 2021

Yes you can.

If the name is crucial such as a familial name or first name you should send in a cover letter and amended page to the form.

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Q: Hello Justia. Can I become a naturalized US citizen in the future despite having a misdeamenor for domestic battery.

I was charged with domestic battery in July 2020 which I pleaded guilty to. I was given a 1 year probation. What are my chances of becoming a US citizen in the Future. Thanks

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jul 18, 2021

Without professional help, very little. You need to talk to a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: I want to ask about the immigration 90-days rule for changing F1 to Green Card.

I am a U.S citizen and I want to marry an F1 student who will enter the U.S this summer, can we apply to a marriage green card right away and cancel her classes for now until she gets the in-state tuition fee ? or that would be risky due to the 90 days rule ? and if we do apply for the green card... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 26, 2021

I would encourage you to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to go over the worst case scenarios based on your intentions. Many firms such as mine offer free consultations. Best wishes!

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