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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: NVC terminated immigrant visa registration. Still eligible for adjustment of status?

I have an approved I-130 petition with a priority date of Feb 2009. At the time of petition it was in the F2B category. In Feb 2012 we upgraded it to the F1 category. In 2014, after I got married, we thought we updated it to F3, but NVC does not have a record of it and they still have my old... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Jun 17, 2020

An approved I – 130 petition remains valid until used to obtain a permanent resident status or until revoked.

If my office can be of further assistance, contact us to schedule a consultation.

The above information does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How will marrying an undocumented person affect my parents when filing for papers?

I was born here in the US and have undocumented parents that use a working permit(TPS) . I recently turned 20 and at 21 i'm planning to file papers for my parents. But I'm also in a relationship with another undocumented person that also has a different kind of working permit. I've... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Jun 17, 2020

As a US citizen, you are allowed to sponsor your spouse and your parents [when you turned 21]. You will be required to execute an affidavit of support to show you have the required annual income to support your household size including the person you are filing papers for. If your income is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Took my citizenship exam in March due to covid-19 I haven’t been able to do my oath ceremony I have a 17 year old

That turn 18 in September if I get my citizenship number let’s say I file for her citizenship on July i Heard the process takes 4 months but what if I filed before she turns 18 and then during the process she turns 18 will she get denied

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on May 14, 2020

The age requirement for filing for US citizenship through naturalization is 18 years. Your daughter must be 18 years at the time she files the application with USCIS. Filing the application before she turns 18 will lead to a denial and a waste of time and money. That been said, if you are lucky to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Should high schools ask for driver's licenses to obtain parking permits?

If you are an undocumented teenager, not by choice, and you can't get a license to drive, how can you park at your high school? Should high schools in Tennessee be asking for driver's licenses? is there a legal way to fight this? This person just wants to be a normal teenager that drives... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on May 14, 2020

The unlicensed teenager should be more concerned about been arrested for driving without a driver's license and insurance. If arrested by an officer of the law, his lack of immigration status in the US will become obvious and likely lead to immigration picking him up and instituting... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: How many months have to wait to come back in USA after my first visit with NO AOS/COS/EXT.

I recently visited usa to visit my boyfriend, the first customs gave me 3 months to stay, after i found another customs which to delete the 3 months and gave me just a week with NO COS NO AOS EXT (it thought I'll work and married maybe), I wanted to know when I can come back next time, I have... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Nov 10, 2019

As a visitor to the United States, you are required to spend more time in your country.

It is recommended that you spend a reasonable amount of time in your country before visiting the United States again.

Your admission into the United States as a visitor is a privilege and subject...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: Am I able to do an foia request for my daughter's father's alien #, in order to file for his replacement resident card?

I've tried to do the application for his replacement resident card without his alien number, but they rejected the application and told me to redo the application once I've obtained the alien number. I've looked up that I can do an foia request, but would I be denied since I'm... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

Your daughter's father has the option of going to the local USCIS office to get that information or alternatively request his immigration file from USCIS based on FOIA and get the information from his immigration file. Good Luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: Hi. Can j go to india while visa under process in uar

I m just delivered a baby and I am changing my visa from husband to my company visa. But it is taking long. I m not able to wait for long till comes. Still visa in immigration process. Can I go to india while visa under process. It is emergency n I have to leave

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

The facts of your case as stated by you is not clear. If you have an emergency outside the United States and have a visa application pending with the immigration agency, it's in your best interest to schedule a consultation with an Immigration Attorney. The Immigration Attorney will be able... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: What should I put on the I29 form for the k1 visa on beneficiary physical address in the last 5 years?

What should I put on the I29 form for the k1 visa on beneficiary physical address in the last 5 years?

Hello my and my fiancee are ready to filling out the I29 form for the K1 Visa , on the section that they asking her physical address on the last 5 years I am not sure what to put , I met... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

The question on the K1 visa application form is self-explanatory. It states "Provide your beneficiary's physical addresses for the last five years, WHETHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES." This means all addresses within the last 5 years. Good luck with your case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: My daughter came to US with tourist visa and is pass due. I want make her papaers to be legal. I am American citizen.

My daughter is 34 and my granddaughters is 6 years old. Any recomemdation to immigration lawyer.

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

Whether you can successfully sponsor your child to obtain legal status in the United States depends on many factors. If your daughter is unmarried and under 21 years of age, you will be able to sponsor her for the Green card assuming you both meet all the other legal requirements. I highly... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: my wife & I are separated.i have a. citizenship interview. I filed after 5 years of obtaining my green card. Any advice.

I'll like to know how to prepare for questions regarding our current situation. Thank you for your time.

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Feb 6, 2019

From the facts stated by you, it is obvious your naturalization application was not filed based on your marriage to a U.S citizen. However, the basis upon which you got your Green card will come into play during the naturalization application process, and likely questions may be asked at the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Q: Should I renew DACA?

I have been a DACA recipient since 06/13/13. I have since then renewed my status accordingly. My current DACA status and Employment Authorization card expires on 03/01/19. Having said that, earlier this year, my husband and I got married. We both then filed for my green card (I-130, I-485, I-864).... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Oct 3, 2018

It's in your best interest to renew your DACA since there is no guarantee as to the outcome of your green card application or how much time it would take to complete the adjudication of your green card application. Also, bear in mind that even with the best intentions there are no guarantees... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I was denied a green card because I overstayed in the US. It is now 10 years, do I have to reapply?
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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Oct 3, 2018

Reapplying isn't the issue, but rather what will be the outcome if you reapply. Whether you will be successful if you reapply will depend on the basis upon which you are filing for the green card and if you meet the eligibility requirements. You may also want to ensure that the denial of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can I apply for adjustment of status with I-485 if I am currently out-of-status?

Hi, I am the spouse of an US citizen. I was until today on a F-1 student status. I had to take a break from my studies because my husband got a job in a different state and I went with him, therefore I lost my F-1 status. The information on USCIS website says that since I am a spouse of an US... Read more »

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Osarumwense Iyamu answered on Oct 3, 2018

The general rule is that persons applying for adjustment of status in the United States must maintain their immigration status at the time of filing such application. However, there are exceptions to this rule. This means there are situations where non-US citizens are eligible to file for... Read more »

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