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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My I-765 form was rejected 3 times because “the payment amount is incorrect or has not been provided” I’m applying based

On spouse beneficiary.. i tried $400/$500/$550 and got rejected but someone told its free all you need is to send it with i-485 receipt but I didn’t receive one, I received that they will need me to submit i-693 form(medical exam) when they send me an interview for i-485 .. what should i do ??

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 15, 2021

You need to talk with an attorney ASAP. It sounds as if you are being rejected because something is missing. Don't submit a fourth time without at least talking with a lawyer who can look at all the documents and your specific situation. Justia has a lawyers directory and so does the American... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Can I lose my green card if I get divorced?

I recently received a green card for 10 years.

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 11, 2021

No you won't lose your green card if you get a divorce.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: How to transfer from visa to green card.how long will take the papers to finish.

I have my dad who lives overseas he's coming soon to USA , and he's married to a two women they will accept it or not and what we should do.

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 10, 2021

You should talk with a lawyer as soon as possible. Your question has a lot of issues and so please check the directory on Justia or the American Immigration Lawyers Association for an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, Thank you for your time :)

my father lives in Greece, is Georgian citizen. I am applying I-130 for him, how should I answer the question Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings? as he has never been in states, but he has been an lawful residence in Greece . And never had any issues with immigration in Greece .... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 1, 2021

It refers to proceedings in the USA. Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My wife on a b/1b/2 visa got married to me a us citizen in California . Can she enter the United States again?

Before the pandemic started I got married to my wife in California. She currently is studying in Mexico and fully employed but I would like her to come visit me after the pandemic border restrictions are over. Can she still enter to the us without any problems? She has her visitors visa still... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 1, 2021

As long as she has a valid visitor's visa she can enter the US as a visitor. Congrats.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Soy ciudadana americana.. me fui a Guatemala y me casé, tengo un hijo de 5 años y me los quiero traer legalmente a Usa

Como le puedo hacer para traérmelos legalmente a Usa? A mi mamá la deportaron hace 10 años, ya cumplió su perdon de 10 años y quisiera pedirla también.. que tengo que hacer para traerme a los 3 legalmente a Estados Unidos? A mi esposo e hijo y a mi mamá.. por favor alguien que me ayude!!

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 26, 2021

Es posible a traer las tres personas. Pero necesita a hablar con un abogado, especialmente por su mama. Por su esposa y su hijo hay un documento a completar se llama el "I 130". Buenas suerte

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Michigan on
Q: Work visa

I got to the U.S as a tourist I got a job and the company is willing to sponser me is it possible that i can change my status or i can get a work visa?

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 26, 2021

Both are possible. However, there is a process that the company has to follow to do this under the immigration laws. Speak to them and ask if their lawyers and HR will handle it. For example, they have to prove that they have a necessity for your skill that no American worker has and that they have... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: Hi I got an email from uscis what does it means (I didn't get an rfe by mail)

Thank you for your inquiry dated April 28, 2021.

Regarding your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

USCIS records indicate that we are awaiting your response to our Request for Evidence (RFE) on this case. Your case is currently in suspense or... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 25, 2021

Immediately respond that you did not get the RFE in the mail and you did not change your address. Ask them to resend it to you. It is a time sensitive document that tells you that you have to respond by a certain date.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I’m an immigrant with an expired visa, am I able to travel domestically with just my passport with no problem?
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 24, 2021

What do you mean that you have an expired visa? Are you a legal permanent resident with a green card? Do you have another type of visa?

If, for example you are a resident, you should apply for a new green card immediately or citizenship if you qualify.

If, you have another type of...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: My fiancee lives in Honduras. What do I have to do to get her and her daughter to America?
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 22, 2021

You can petition for them with a fiance visa. That visa, when approved, gives the intended spouse three months to marry you when the spouse comes to the USA.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: \ if a child is in an immigration process. and both parents abuse him. would he get deported, or get a citizenship?

If A child gets abused by both his parents, and he informs the police, would they deport him and his parents. or would he be given to a foster family/orphanage. would they get citizenship? or get deported?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 21, 2021

There are several places that can help the child. The child's status has to be explained to the police and there are family crisis agencies that can help. The courts sometimes have to become involved. Deportation depends on many things. Getting citizenship also depends on many things. Check... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can my fiancé(Japanese) enter the US witba tourist/visa waiver or does she need fiancé visa?

I am a US citizen and we are planning to get married soon. She is Japanese and will be. Oming to visit in July, we talked about the viability of getting married while she’s here but we want to know if she specifically needs a fiance visa to enter and get married. We’re planning a trip back to... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 20, 2021

Hello. You run the risk of her being accused of entering with the sole intent of getting married when you petition for her. The customs and border officer will ask her the purpose of her visit when she comes on the tourist visa/visa waiver. The answer will be recorded and stored. The fiance visa is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Undocumented teen, just turned 18.Family member opened SS# and claims on taxes but wont give it to her. What options?

Teen, 18, High School senior, undocumented, no birth certificate(trying to get one from Haiti), no ID, Aunt wont give SS# but claims on taxes, can't do DACA because of possible SS#, does not live with either parent but with family instead. Is there a way to find out her SS#?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 18, 2021

There are many questions here, the most obvious is how do you have a SS# if you are undocumented? You need to sort this out before someone gets you into trouble without your knowledge. Please consult an attorney urgently. You can find one on the Justia Directory or on thevAmerican Immigration... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I have a conditional green card which will be expiring by 09/29/2021 please I when I can file I-175 with my US spouses
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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 15, 2021

90 days before the expiration date you can file to remove the conditions. Remember that you will need to submit evidence of a bona fide marriage again.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: I am married to US citizen and I am unemployed do i still need my sponsor affidavit?

I am a home maker for 5plus years. My husband is supporting me.

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 12, 2021

Your US Citizen husband has to complete the affidavit of support if he is petitioning for you to become a resident of the US. If his income is not enough he can get a co-sponsor. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: Filing immigrant petition for family member

I'm a green card holder and would like to file an immigrant petition for my sister's child who resides outside the USA. Please how do I go about it and is it possible for a green card holder to do that? Thank you all

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 11, 2021

You cannot petition for your sister's child as a resident. When you become a citizen you can petition for your sister and her child. You can also consider adopting the child but that is a very detailed process with many steps in the US and the home country. You can look for a family... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: Conditional GC expired 2 months ago

I am currently in US and have booked a flight in 3 weeks from now to go overseas and spend couple of months. but now I find out that my conditional GC thorough marriage has expired 2 months ago.

What are my chances of getting it renewed? Can I still fly or should I wait?

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 2, 2021

You should be cautious and immediately complete the documents to remove conditions. You should then file them and follow up. It is not advisable to travel if your green card has expired.

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5 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have a green card through marriage, is conditional and is due to renewal on august 13 2021. Wife wants divorce.

My wife wants a divorce and possibly report me to uscis like she did before when we were together(she sent an email to uscis that she thought I was with her just for the green card which is not true). She wants me to leave our house and me to remove all my belongings and is threatening me with... Read more »

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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 30, 2021

Sorry to hear about all this. You need to talk with an immigration lawyer urgently and you also need to talk with a family lawyer since you shay she is talking about a divorce and you have shared assets as well as a child.

You need to be careful because you do not want a criminal court case...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: can I apply for my half siblings to get green card ? if possible, could please tell me what are the requirements ?
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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 28, 2021

Yes. However, only American citizens can petition for a sibling, not legal permanent residents. Basically you can apply for a sibling who is the child of your mother or your father only. The first part of the process requires filing a petition called the I-130 and you must prove the sibling... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: My cousin in Ukraine denied visa because her aunt backdated her age to 11 when she was 14-a minor. Does she have a case?
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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 27, 2021

Since this happened when she was a child and it was done by an adult that should not be an issue. Is there a written denial letter or form that states the reason to be what you said? You should speak with an attorney. Justia has a directory as does the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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