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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Arizona on
Q: How do I find out whether or not a person is a US citizen, how that was obtained, & what document would need to be filed

This seems so crazy to me but I'm actually asking these questions on behalf of my 60 year old significant other who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1960. His mother married an officer in the US military who was stationed somewhere over on that side of the world back then. They married.... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Oct 10, 2020

Hey, you may be able to access his immigration records through the freedom of information act. You may need to know the case number for his moms application. Perhaps Kim is also a beneficiary of his stepfathers US citizenship. It is best to consulte an experienced immigration attorney before... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: My GC expired in 2016. I am filing I-90 by mail. Do I mail the $85 biometrics fee along with the $455 filing fee?
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Oct 10, 2020

Good morning. Yes. Typically all fees are mailed together with your original submission. Let me know if you need any help going forward. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Do I need to fill out I 865 if my mailing address had changed but my physical address remains the same ?

I am a US citizen petitioning my husband. We have an approved I 130 and submitted all the documents including I 864 to NVC and they have been accepted. Right now we are just waiting for them to give us an interview date at the American embassy. Our physical address is in Mexico but our mailing... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Oct 9, 2020

Hi, it is definitely important to change address ASAP during any immigration proceeding. Contact the NVC with your updated address. There is no special address change form for Consulate process.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with any step of the process. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: My husband was deported from the US with a 5 year ban which is now up, what does he have to do to re-enter, for a visit?

We are now living in Europe, but would like to visit family. Prior to deportation, he was arrested and plead no contest to one charge and the other two were dropped. Our lawyer at the time failed to tell us that a no contest plea was basically the same as guilty in the rulings of immigration law.... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Oct 9, 2020

Good morning. Your husband should be able to reapply for a tourist visa and include a waiver for non-immigrant visas. Contact an experienced immigration attorney to help with the process to avoid complications.

Please remember that this is not legal advice and does not create client lawyer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Household I -944 ...

My spouse and Kid are back to my home country 2017. My wife is working there. They are not living with me and are not part of my tax etc.

I am applying I-485 for myself, will my wife and kids will be considered as a Household or not in I-944?

As per instruction seems - No Please... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Oct 3, 2020

Hey, for the I-944, your household members include spouse or children under the age of 21 not physically residing with you but you provide at least 50% of thier financial support.

I suggest that you consult with an experienced Immigration attorney to review your I-944 and ensure that you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I filed I130 for my husband on Nov 2019 .Its been a year yet not approved.What can i do about this?I am an LPR.

It’s in California service center.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 27, 2020

Hi there has been significant delays since the COVID-19 pandemic. Did you update your address online if you moved?

If your case is outside the proceesing time, you have several options. You could contact USCIS by phone to ask about the status or make a case inquiry online.

If you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Does i864a ONLY apply 2 household member primary sponsor w/ insufficient $? Or can use it for Joint Sponsor's spouse?

- primary sponsor is a one person household , i864 income insufficient.

- has Joint sponsor seperate household income is marginal wants to include spouse. Does spouse use i864a or become 2nd Joint Sponsor on another i864? Thanks

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 27, 2020

Good Morning. I-864A is for household members of the sponsor or joint sponsor whos income will be Included in the total household income.

Are you using the poverty guidelines on USCIS website?

Have you considered who will be added to your I-944? Let me know if you have follow up...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: How much is the consultation

for green card and passport

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 25, 2020

Consultation fee depends on several factors like the attorney, the area and sometimes the issue. Its best to reach out to the particular lawyer you would like to retain.

At my law firm, we offer competitive prices and payment plans. Get in touch with me to discuss your immigration questions.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: For marriage green card/adjustment status, do I need I-944? I’m exempt from Inadmissibility and maintained lawful status

I have prepared l-485, l-130/130A, l-864, and l-765

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 25, 2020

Good morning. The I-944 is required for Adjustment of status. Marriage based greencard is my main focus of practice. I will be glad to help you review your documents before submission.

Be sure your spouse is a US citizen before filing concurrently.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I file I-485 when my spouse is traveling outside US?

Hi,

Me and my spouse have valid medical tests and the appropriate 485 paperwork done in the USA. Can I file I-485 with my spouse being outside USA?

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 25, 2020

Hey, Are you the US Citizen petitiner in this case? If your spouse is currently in your home country, then he/she will apply for greencard through consulate processing which means- from outside the US.

If your spouse is in the US already and your petition is approved, then you will need...
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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: looking for immigration attorney for help on my 751 application. I am 100% legal in the USA since 1999 i need help
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 17, 2020

Hey, Have you already applied and been waiting for years? Thats a theme for 751 these days.

Or is this a new application? I can help you with that.

Please contact me to discuss the details of your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Permanent resident card renewal

A friend of mine has been living in the US since June 2009. He became a permanent resident in July 2011. His permanent resident card needs to be renewed before July 2021 (he has been here a little over 11 years now).

He was just recently given a citation. It says he was in violation of... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 12, 2020

Hey, a misdemeanor could affect the approval of a greencard renewal. Your friend has to discussed with a criminal attorney about the consequences this charge. Your friend should also schedule a consultation with a competent immigration attorney. Many law firms, including mine, offer telephone or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: My wife is in process of I-485 adjustments of status and I got lay-off. Can we apply for Food Snaps

Would it effect her getting a green card

We waiting on interview . And we of course used someone else as sponsor

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 11, 2020

Hey, under the public charge rule, the USCIS will consider whether the intending immigrant has received or will be eligible to receive public benefits in the future. Last month, there was a temporary hold on i-944 but it seems to apply to certain states- NY-VT-CT- USCIS has been quite about the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on
Q: Can you use form 797 notice of action instead of the EAD to start work when waiting for a green card to process?
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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 11, 2020

Hi, the notice of action is simply acknowledging the receipt of your documents and the next steps. If it not accompanied by an actual benefit card like a Permanent resident or EAD card, it cannot be used as proof of benefit by itself.

I hope this answers your question.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Have you EVER previously filed a petition for this beneficiary or any other alien?

I'm applying for my spouse an I-130 petition. I have never filed a petition for any one before, however, I applied for my wife an I-129F (Finace Visa) and it got approved, also, I once was a sponsor for my mother and filed an affidavit of support (i-864) but I was not the petitioner, my sister... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Sep 5, 2020

Hey, I was just answering your previous question. K1 is Immigration proceedings so i think it is best to disclose all your prior filings as requested.

Connect with me and I can guide you through your application process. I practice mostly marriage based greencard.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi . My boyfriend came to USA crossing the border . But since I m a USA citizen we will get married so.

Hi . My boyfriend came to USA crossing the border . But since I m a USA citizen we will get married so he can get his green card license. But I'm scared about my family knowing I want to keep it a secret until the right time .will all the documents come in my address is there a way I can put... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 30, 2020

Hey, contact an Immigration Attorney before you file to ensure that your boyfriend can prove lawful admission. Lawful admission is required for adjustment of status to greencard holder. Otherwise, the applicant needs to return to his country and file through consulate process.

Address:...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on
Q: What is the impact of the sponsor changing employers during adjustment of status for K1 visa?

My fiance (now wife) came to the US on a K1 visa, we got married, and submitted our I-485 and associated forms (I-944, I-131, I-765, and I-865). We received a notice of action (I-797C) in the mail that our packet was received.

Due to COVID, things seem uncertain at my current employer. I... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 31, 2020

I agree with the first answer. Your forms will not be invalid due to changes in employment. Moreover, your history of income over the past 3 years will be evaluated through your tax returns , any new changes can be updated during the interview.

good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Can anyone apply for extension of B2 visa stay, again for a 2nd time, when first one is pending?

Covid stranded aged 57(F) and 68(M)

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 17, 2020

Hey, I’d say just wait for the decision on the first application. You can contact the USCIS or check the status of your case online. If you need help checking online, I’d be happy to help. Give me a call.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My Iranian wife and I married during COVID quarantine and I’m not close to my family. How to best mitigate USCIS issues?

My Iranian wife and I married May of this year, we fell in love in grad school (I am a US citizen by the way). We married during COVID quarantine and I’m not close to my family, so only a few of her family members could Skype in.

How can we best mitigate issues with our green card application?

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 17, 2020

Hey, Congratulations on your marriage. You can petition for your wife to adjust her status to permanent resident.

If you do not have close relatives to support your marriage in affidavits, you can ask close friends. Generally, the USCIS will only consider whether you and your current wife...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Can i still get my citizenship even if i decide to give custody of my kids to the other parents?

I am an immigrant and i have nobody here than my kids. I divorced due to abuse and still my ex trying hard to make my life harder. I feel like i am not stable financially and that my kids are suffering being with me. I have decided to change state and work hard till i get stable but the problem is,... Read more »

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam answered on Aug 17, 2020

Hi, the requirements for US citizenship does not require having children even if the children are from your sponsoring spouse. If you have had your GC for up to 5 years and you do not have any criminal record, you are in a good position to apply for U.S citizenship. Let me know how I can help.... Read more »

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