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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: My child’s name was not included when I filed for green card, I am a LPR now. Do I have to file i130 for her.
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 4, 2021

In your posting, you did not indicate how and when you obtained your resident status.

Without knowing that information, it is probable that you may have to file the FORM I-130 on behalf of your ( unmarried ) child.

You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for personalized guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Q: My mother is going to be a resident alien through the US Embassy in Bogota, use form I-824 for husband and child blw21.

I am a US Citizen and I petitioned my mother. Her husband is not my father and they married after I was 21 and she has 3 children under 21 (my siblings). Can my mother use form I-824 Follow to join to petition her husband and children under 21?or does my mother need to submit form I-130?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 3, 2021

As a permanent resident, your mother will need to file a relative petition on behalf of her spouse.

An experienced immigration attorney can provide you with personalized guidance to avoid delays with this case matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: N 400 Naturalization Interview

Hello, I recently got married in February 2021 In india but I was unable to register the marriage with Indian govt. due to office closures(Covid) . I am a GC holder and had filed my N400 naturalization in dec 2019 when I was single. I have my interrview date in April 2nd week. My wife is in India... Read more »

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Adan Vega answered on Mar 31, 2021

You should confirm whether your marriage in India is a valid marriage. You can contact an attorney in India or the Indian consulate nearest you to verify the validity of your marriage.

Once you confirm that your marriage is in fact valid and lawful then you can present that information at...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Will I run into problems if I marry my fiance who resides in another country before I become a us citizen?

I have a green card I married my fiance who's living in a foreign country. Now I'm applying for citizenship" naturalization" will I run into problems later if I want to file for a green card for him?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 30, 2021

You are eligible to file the FORM I-130 as a permanent resident or U.S. citizen on behalf of your spouse.

If you decide to marry your fiancé abroad you must ensure that the marriage is recognized in the jurisdiction where you marry. You can then file the FORM I-130 with USCIS....
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I am filing concurrently forms i-130 (on behalf of my step father) and i-485. Can we file i-765 as well along with them?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 29, 2021

You can submit the FORM I-765 concurrently with the FORM I-485.

You do not need to pay a filing fee for the FORM I-765 if you file in this manner.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Anyone know how long the average wait time is for a F4 visa for Canadians?
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Adan Vega answered on Mar 28, 2021

Applicants for immigrant visas who have a priority date earlier than the application date of October 22, 2006 listed in the Visa Bulletin chart for March 2021 can proceed to be issued the immigrant visa at the U.S. consulate after fulfilling all of the National Visa Center requirements.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: permanent employment certification

I got a job offer from a US company in Dallas,TX. I am from Egypt.They asked me to fill a form for permanent employment certification. Then send it to their law firm.Then the law firm asked me to pay

-Consultation/Legal Service Charge:$990.00

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 28, 2021

The federal regulations that you can find at 20 C.F.R. § 656.12 specifically indicate that the employer MUST pay ALL of the costs associated with the PERM process. These costs that must be paid by the employer include the attorney’s fees and costs of advertising for the position. Hence you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Was he deported. If so will he ever be able to come back to the USA
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 27, 2021

Once a foreign national is removed (deported) from the U.S. the possibility of returning to the U.S. depends on multiple factors including the reason for the removal, period of time after the removal, lawful status of family members, etc.

I recommend that you consult with an experienced...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: is there chance to be granted for asylum if immigration court date postpone second time and Gov attorney doesnt appear?

asylum case refered to immig court but court date postponed an other unknown date

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 27, 2021

If your case has been referred to court you now must present your asylum application, evidence and testimony before a judge who will issue a decision on the merits of the case.

The fact that your court appearance date has been postponed does not indicate that your case will be successful....
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: After getting immigration visa i got married but i get green card after marriage. Is there any problem of my LPR
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 23, 2021

Whether you will have issues with your permanent resident status depends on the classification of your resident status.

You also did not post sufficient information.

You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to obtain a complete analysis of your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: I passed my immigration test. I have to travel on May 4 but have not received naturalization yet. Green card expired.

I am leaving on May 4 and have to go. I passed Feb 24. My green card is expired. How do I travel?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 22, 2021

You should be administered the naturalization oath first and then proceed to obtain your U.S. passport before you travel abroad.

If your travel is an urgent matter you can request a U.S. federal judge to administer the oath. You will have to explain the urgency to travel abroad....
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Nevada on
Q: I have been in US since 1978 with no interruptions. I am undocumented with no criminal record. Can I legalize my status?

I was born originally in Italy. I am 72, retired. I own 3 condos in Las Vegas and I pay real estate taxes. I am financially secure.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 21, 2021

Your undocumented status, your longevity in the U.S. , and ownership of real estate will not automatically lead to a lawful status.

Other factors will need to be examined to determine your options:

•Do you have U.S. citizen or resident relatives?

•Have you been the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my brother come back to the states from Korea after leaving without finishing his cases in 2015?

My younger brother as an international student was charged with misdemeanor and felony in 2015 in Philadelphia but left for Korea due to his medical conditions without finishing his hearings. Per my search, his cases had active warrany but now they are inactive. I'd like to hire a lawyer who... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 20, 2021

You and your brother will need to engage an experienced criminal law attorney in the jurisdiction where the charges were filed.

Good luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: What is the correct process of doing a name change for my child?

I just became a US citizen (naturalization). My child is under the age of 18. And, I understand she automatically became a US citizen as well. The question I have is as follows. I'd like to do a name change for my child. What is the legal advice on how to do that? Apply for a name change in... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 20, 2021

If your child has not obtained a lawful change of name prior to filing the FORM N-600 (or the U.S. passport application), the Certificate of Citizenship will reflect the name as stated in the lawful resident card. Hence, a petition must first be filed in civil court to obtain a decree authorizing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: I have an immigration question

My immigrant wife went to a green card interview and said I don't remember to a question, is this fraud?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 20, 2021

Fraud may be based on a misrepresentation of fact that was either intentional or negligent. You will need to assess your declaration with this definition in mind to determine if fraud did in fact occur.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hello, I would like to know what I can do if I do not return the i94 form when I left the United States

I have bank statements to show that I left on the correct date, but I do not have the i94 form

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 20, 2021

If you left by air, you can use the air fare ticket or boarding pass as secondary evidence that you departed the U.S.

If you left the U.S. by land, you can present other secondary evidence such as receipts, bank statements, credit card transactions, misc. applications, photos, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: if land is co owned with a non citizen and non citizen gets deported will the Government take the land?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 19, 2021

The following is one example where real estate is in jeopardy of confiscation:

A foreign national who has been deported can have real estate confiscated if the property has been used for illicit purposes involving controlled substances and the person has been charged and convicted for...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Applying for a Green Card for my mom under US citizen family sponsorship (daughter). Mom is currently out of US.

Is there a way to get her into the US and then apply for in the states and have her wait in the US during processing of her Green Card or are we stuck with processing through local US consulate? I read that tourist visas cannot be utilized for this purpose. Thank you

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 19, 2021

If you wish for your mother to enter the U.S. with a non-immigrant visa and then apply for adjustment of status then she should be in possession of a “dual intent” visa such as the H-1b, L-1, etc.

The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is not a “dual intent” non- immigrant visa and entry into...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Necesito un abogado para asuntos de migración
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 13, 2021

Ud. nos puede llamar a nuestro bufete de abogados de lunes a viernes para discutir los detalles de su caso. El número telefónico es 713-527-9606. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a : avega@adanvega.com.

El abogado principal es Adan G.Vega que es reconocido por la barra de...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Would I be able to leave and enter the U.S. with just a green card? My passport expired two months ago
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Mar 12, 2021

An unexpired permanent resident card will allow you to enter the U.S.

However, almost all countries will not allow your entry with an expired passport. You should acquire a valid passport before you travel abroad.

Good luck to you.

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