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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: U.S. citizen filing I-130 wife lives in Canada illegal. Do i file for her in Canada or she should go to her home country

Can i file the petition as if she is in her home country to have a interview in that embassy or do i file with her Canada address and she will get an interview for U.S. Embassy in Canada. Thanks for your help.

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on May 17, 2018

It is important to be truthful when completing immigration petitions. For purposes of completing the I-130 and any subsequent forms, you should list the address of where your wife (beneficiary) currently resides. Assuming your petition is approved, she can attend the immigrant visa interview at a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Maine on
Q: What are the minimum legal requirements for U.S. citizens to maintain residency in the United States?

I am a pastor and U.S. citizen who is soon to become a dual citizen of the U.S. & Canada. I have lived on either side of the boder at various times but would like to maintain residency in both countries while currently employed/living in Canada if possible.

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 20, 2018

In regards to the US citizenship aspect of your question, you are not limited/restricted as to how much time you can spend outside of the USA.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I am a green card holder since April 2014. Am I eligible to apply for citizenship on Apil 2019?

I have been travelling out of the United States.I travelled 3 times. All of them are less than 6 months though.

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 20, 2018

Please note that naturalization eligibility is dependent on several other factors, beyond the permanent residency time-period requirement. Please see USCIS naturalization eligibility instructions at:... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for South Carolina on
Q: My friend's mom got pulled over for driving without a license. Her mom came to this country illegally.

Her mom came here illegally. But she (16) and her brother (18) were born here legally. Her mom is facing charges of deportation but I know if you are 21 you can apply for your parents to get citizenship. Would there be any options (even green card marriage if necessary)

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 13, 2018

The answer to your question requires an analysis of more detail than you have provided. Your friend's mom needs to consult an immigration lawyer for an in-depth consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: My parents received a letter in which they had to leave the country in 30 Days, 1 week and half before my graduation.

I was wondering if there is anyway they are able to stay for as long as I graduate I am still underage until then, and Idon’t want to risk loosing everything my self.

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 9, 2018

Your question can be only addressed after an in-depth consultation with an immigration attorney, I recommend your parents consult one. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: If I apply for bankruptcy, will it affect me in the future to sponsor my husband for citizenship?
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 6, 2018

Do you mean when you sponsor your husband for permanent residence (green card)?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: PR applying for citizenship, with a domestic violence case dismissed. Should I be worried?

Hello, I was falsely arrested for domestic violence and the case has been dismissed as I never did anything. The arrest and the case don't show up on my record, and I am wondering if I should:

1) mention the arrest even though it doesn't show up?

2) will it hurt my chances of... Read more »

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 3, 2018

Yes, you must be truthful... you are required to disclose all arrests. You must also provide arrest records and case disposition documentation. Gather these documents and consult with an immigration lawyer, in order to get an informed legal opinion on the chances of your case. Good luck!... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: If wife is on H1B visa and husband on F1-OPT visa. What would be the visa status of the husband once they are married.
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Apr 2, 2018

Absent any affirmative steps to change the non-immigrant status, the husband still remains an F1.

Regards,

Finesse Law Firm

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a FL resident but my naturalization interview is scheduled in AL. Is that normal?

I have never resided nor used any address in Alabama.

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 31, 2018

Have you ever lived in or used an address in Alabama previously?

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: i am american woman citizenship and my daughter borne in overseas ,how can i give her the citizenship?
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 31, 2018

You will need to provide more detail or consult with an immigration lawyer for an assessment of your case.

Best regards,

Finesse Law Firm

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I took my husbands last name, and i have a green card. Can i change my documents or should i wait until i become citizen

I've had my green card for 7 years and I will be applying for citizenship soon. Can I change my SSN and Id without changing my green card? Or should I wait to change my name when I become a citizen?

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 31, 2018

You can formally change your name, and if you do so, make sure to disclose all the names/aliases you have used in the past when you complete immigration forms in the future.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I need to renew my driver's license but my green card is expired and it takes months to renew a green card. What to do?
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 29, 2018

Apply for your green card renewal as soon as possible. While your green card renewal is pending USCIS may be able to provide a stamp in your passport, which serves as temporary evidence of your status as a permanent resident. The stamp is known as the I-551 temporary evidence stamp. Schedule a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have been living in the us for 8 years now and havent apply for a green card. Does that affect my immigration statues?
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 27, 2018

It depends on the immigration status you currently hold.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: I'm 18 years old and a US citizen my fiance is here in Colorado from Mexico how can we get his citizenship/married

Are we able to go to the courthouse and get married or what do we have to do I've been trying to reach the immigration lawyer and have got no response and no help we would love to get married this year. He works and does everything a US citizen does but doesn't have citizenship.. please help he's... Read more »

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 26, 2018

Hello... check with your local county clerk on the marriage licence requirements in your state. In regards to your immigration question, generally you can petition for your spouse as an immediate relative; however, whether he can adjust within the US or apply for his green card at the consulate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: how to apply for US citizenship
Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 25, 2018

That varies, depending on your current immigrant status..provide more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I'm a US Citizen & my gf is on opt & is working full time. If we get married how many w2 forms do I need to show?

I'm currently unemployed right now and in the middle of job search, so was wondering how many w2 forms do i need to show and just how much salary am I supposed to earn to show that I can support her, because I have some internship opportunities but they don't pay well. Thank you

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 23, 2018

The following form has information to your answer https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Immigration : Can you be prosecuted for not taking action on a letter that came in the mail

What if someone got a letter from immigration with not name on who it was for, can that person get in trouble for not taking action on that letter. If so what kind of legal consequences come with that ?

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 23, 2018

The question is vague, please provide specific detail in your question in order to get a reasonable answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: If I'm a naturalize citizen can i give a relative a joint affidavit of support if they are illegal immigrant here.

Will that cause a problem legally because of there illegal status ,I'm not sure if that will affect my naturalize citizen status

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 21, 2018

Thats possible; however, you may need to consult with an immigration lawyer to fully understand the contractual obligation and other implications attached to an affidavit of support.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: I had a misdeamonar 2014 and it was dismissed 2016 and dismissed from immigration2017

When can i apply for my citizenship

Elisha F Svosve
Elisha F Svosve answered on Mar 21, 2018

I recommend you consult a competent immigration lawyer for a complete assessment of your arrest details and immigration case..

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