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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: was born in canada and have canadian pasport. bin in the us since i was 5 and have a green card perminent resident. also

bin married for over 30 years to my wife who is a born in the us and an american citizen. do i have to take a citizenship test ?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jun 9, 2021

The information that you have posted indicates that you appear to be a permanent resident

and not a U.S. citizen.

You will need to file the FORM N-400 with USCIS if you wish to obtain U.S. citizenship. The FORM N-400 will provide you with information regarding eligibility for...
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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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Adan Vega answered on Jun 1, 2021

The questions in #53 and #54 in Part 4 of the

FORM I-130 are inquiring about proceedings in the U.S.

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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!!

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 31, 2021

Usted tiene 3 casos diferentes. Desafortunadamente no está dando suficiente información. Por ejemplo, si usted era ciudadana americana cuando nació su hijo, posiblemente el también lo es. Le recomiendo hablar con un abogado de inmigración para poder hacer un análisis mucho más profundo en... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Hello. I would like to ask a question about the approval of an immigrant visa

I plan on filing a petition for my parents. However, I am afraid that it might get denied because of my work history. I haven't had a long term job for the past two years because I move from one job to another multiple times. Will USCIS consider my work history as a factor of approval?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 23, 2021

As the petitioner of the FORM I-130 on behalf of each of your parents, you will have to submit the FORM I-864 and demonstrate your income. If your income is below the required threshold you will need a co- sponsor.

An experienced immigration attorney can assist you with planning the proper...
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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?
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Adan Vega answered on May 22, 2021

If you are a U.S. citizen you can file the FORM I-129F on behalf of your fiancée and her daughter. You can read the instructions to that form or visit with an experienced immigration attorney for guidance and assistance.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Married to USA Citizen for 6 years now, but we are living in Dubai,UAE. Can I still apply for Green Card?

My daughter is also an American Citizen, do i have to be in USA to obtain Green card or American Citizenship. I am Indian Passport holder.

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 18, 2021

Your U.S. citizen spouse can file the relative petition ( FORM I-130) with USCIS on your behalf. You , as the beneficiary, do not have to be present in the U.S. to commence the process.

An experienced immigration attorney can assist you with this process and help you to avoid any...
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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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Adan Vega answered on May 15, 2021

You can file the FORM I-751 within the 90 day period prior to expiration of the conditional status. In your case you will need to subtract 90 days from 09/29/21 to determine the earliest day you can file the FORM I-751 with USCIS.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: Hi,my conditional residence is in process. I got a receipt & it’s says I’ve an 18 moths extension.Can I travel Interna

Would I have any-problem traveling internationally on my way back ?

Since I don’t have the actual green card ... or do I need a special permit?

Thank you,

Lucero

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 13, 2021

If you filed the FORM I-751 and you have been issued a receipt for such filing by USCIS, you can travel abroad while in possession of (a) the expired conditional resident card and (b) the receipt of the filed FORM I-751provided that you are not inadmissible.

CBP will allow you admission...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wyoming on
Q: On a H2B visa from south africa, can i eccept a permanent potition if offered one.

Must i marry my gf from my home country before applying for greencard? Who can i get into contact with?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 9, 2021

You should visit with an experienced immigration attorney to assist you in exploring options for you. The attorney can assess if you are able to change status. The timing of your marriage can also be discussed including a permanent job offer.

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

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 9, 2021

As a U.S. resident you can file a relative petition (FORM I-130) on behalf of your spouse and unmarried children. Hence you can not file a relative petition on behalf of your sister’s child. You will have to find another option for your relative.

Best of luck to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Immigration Law on
Q: Can I appeal if my CRBA is denied?

I came to the USA in 2014 and i got my citizenship in 2018. I had a baby out of wedlock in a foreign country 2019 and I applied for CRBA but the application was denied. The letter giving to me says that I didn't provide enough evidence that I have lived in the United States for 5 years before... Read more »

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Adan Vega answered on May 6, 2021

The federal statute requires that you present proof that you resided in the U.S. for 5 years (2 years after the age of 14) prior to the birth of your child (out of wedlock) in 2019. If you can not present such evidence then the CRBA will not be approved.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: I recently married a Romanian citizen in their country. To which authorities do I report it in the USA?
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Adan Vega answered on May 5, 2021

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident and you wish to file a relative petition on behalf of your spouse , you can file the FORM I-130 with DHS/USCIS. This will commence the process for your spouse to ultimately obtain the immigrant visa with the U.S. consulate.

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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?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on May 2, 2021

A conditional resident card issued based on marriage must be extended by filing the FORM I-751 with USCIS. After filing such form you will be issued a receipt that will allow you authorization to travel abroad. If you travel abroad at this time with an expired resident card, you may have issues in... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: if my spouse worked self employed and paid taxes do we still mark worked without authorization on the I485?
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Adan Vega answered on Apr 28, 2021

If your spouse is a foreign national and does not have (a) an employment authorization document or (b) a status that allows employment then you must indicate in the FORM I-485 that the self-employment was without authorization.

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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 ?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 28, 2021

If you are a U.S. citizen, you can file the FORM I-130 with USCIS on behalf of your half siblings.

You will need to provide proof ( a birth certificate of each of you) that you have a common parent.

Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Tax Law on
Q: My son(Canadian) is an international med student residing in New York. He is on a B1 visa. Can he work in the U.S.

He has been asked by a company(American) to tutor med students for exam prep. Is this legal?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 26, 2021

As a general rule, a foreign national with a B-1 entry into the U.S. is not allowed to be gainfully employed in the U.S. An experienced immigration attorney can assist you in exploring other options.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: how to go about getting legal paper for someone from mexico
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 26, 2021

Your posting is lacking crucial information.

A solution may involve a non- immigrant visa or an immigrant visa ( based on family, employment, investment, etc.)

You can contact an experienced immigration attorney to assist and guide you toward the best solution that accommodates...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I submitted my I-751 on April 2019 & had an interview on Dec 2020. The120 days deadline is past due & still not answer.

I've submitted my I-751 on April 2019 and had an interview with my spouse on December 2020. We're told, we'd be notified about their decision in the next 120 days. The deadline is past and I called asking about this, I was told again my petition is in process and I have to keep... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 24, 2021

At this stage of your case, you will be best served if you engage an experienced and qualified immigration attorney to advocate on your behalf.

There are several approaches and options that are available that the attorney can discuss with you.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: How do i as a American Citizen get my children passports if they were born in the U.K?

I have indefinite leave to remain in the U.K but received it after i had my children which are now 17 & 18. I am in need of advice on how to obtain passports for them. Are they entitled to American passports because I'm an American Citizen? When they were born i didn't have indefinite... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Apr 20, 2021

Whether your children are entitled to request U.S. passports depends on various factors.

Unfortunately, you provided limited information in your posting.

Are you a U.S. citizen since birth or are you naturalized?

If naturalized, when did you become a U.S. citizen?...
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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.

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