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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!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the disclosure of my membership in a political party can affect my AOS?

With a pending affirmative I-589. Is it safe for me to applied for AOS? I married a USC. Also, I know that I have to disclose on my I-485 that I was a member of a Political group back home. Will it affect my AOS?

P.S: I am sure they already have these information on my I589

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 25, 2022

You must be truthful and consistent with your previous statements in filings. The effect of your membership depends on what type of political party it was. For example see:... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Q: How long does it take to get a green card through marriage in New Hamphsire
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 24, 2022

You can check the processing times at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: My fiancée going to be here on a k1 visa, can she still work remotely for her foreign country?
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 22, 2022

Yes but to make it clear that it is foreign income it would be better that her pay is deposited to her foreign bank account. Best wishes!

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Is it possible to marry unexpectedly on a B-visa (B1+B2) and file for "adjustment of status" while staying in the US?

Dear Sir or Madam,

my partner and I met unexpectedly 1,5 months after I entered the U.S. in February 2022 while I am in the U.S. on a B-visa (business&tourist purposes) for 180 days and want to get married before the stay of 180 days expires in August to file for "adjustment of... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 21, 2022

Yes, it is possible to file for Adjustment of Status after entering the US on a tourist visa but I would recommend doing a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure you qualify in other respects. Best wishes!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: My husband doesn’t have an income and so his mom is considered to be a joint sponsor.

We all live together. She makes 27,000. Is it enough and will be accepted by USCIS?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 20, 2022

The minimum income for a household of 3 is $28,787. It would recommend that you do a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your options regarding income/sponsor requirements. Best wishes!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can I marry my Mexican girlfriend if she comes on a tourist visa ? This is not our first time meeting,dating for 3years

If she did we would have to change her adjustment of status , right ? Or can I only marry her via k1 visa ? We are scared they might see it as fraud and take away her visa. Would we have to get married within 90 days ? Another lawyer told me we CAN’T get married within 90 days on a tourist visa... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 20, 2022

Much more information is needed to be able to give you advice so it is best done through a consultation with an attorney. If you can't afford one, there are attorneys who offer free consultations. You can search for an attorney here on Justia.com, Avvo.com or AILA.org. Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Can a Mexican citizen drive in the USA ? My Mexican girlfriend is worried about her Visa being taken away.

My understanding is she can drive her car here for no more than a year. She's worried that on her way back to Mexico they will question why she was here and what she was doing and that they might take away her Visa. Should she be worried? She would come on a travel visa and they usually give... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 19, 2022

According to Texas Department of Public Safety: "Driving privilege reciprocity allows a person to use a valid, unexpired foreign license to operate a motor vehicle in Texas for up to one year or until a person becomes a Texas resident, whichever date is sooner. Once a person becomes a new... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it possible to travel internationally with an expired 24-months extension letter while the I-751 case still pending?
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 19, 2022

No, you should not travel without proof of valid immigration status. You can call USCIS and schedule an appointment to have your passport stamped to extend the validity of your conditional permanent residency while you await adjudication. Best wishes!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Do I have to complete forms I-693 and I-864 again for my green card interview?

My medical examination for my K-1 visa was completed on September 6, 2019 in my country of origin and my adjustment of status (Form I-485) documentation was received May 20, 2020 which was within the one year specified. I submitted a completed form I-864 with the adjustment of status package... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 16, 2022

If you want to avoid delay you could do the medical exam again because it is expired. But if you don't want to spend money potentially unnecessarily then you can wait to see if USCIS officers asks for a new medical exam during the interview. You would have to do the exam after the interview... Read more »

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