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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hello, im alien, gonna merry my supouse and she did not fill taxes for last 17 years, can I still get green card?
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Adan Vega answered on Jan 16, 2022

If your future spouse is a U.S.citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident, the FORM I-130 can be filed with USCIS by your spouse once you marry.

You can also file the FORM I-485 if your spouse is a U.S. citizen and you lawfully entered the U.S. and if you are otherwise not inadmissible....
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a foreign National currently in the US, in process of getting a F1 visa and I married a permanent resident

With a DUI, Can he sponsor me for a spouse visa?

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Adan Vega answered on Jan 14, 2022

If you are married to a lawful permanent resident then the FORM I-130/I-130A can be filed with USCIS by the permanent resident spouse. The FORM I-485 can also be filed with USCIS if the Visa Bulletin ( See the USCIS website) indicates that a visa is available at the time of filing. You should... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: As an naturalized American citizen, can I use my certificate of naturalization instead of birth certificate to sponsor

Sponsoring spouce for green card

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Adan Vega answered on Jan 6, 2022

The certificate of citizenship can be presented at the time of filing the FORM I-130 or FORM I-864 to prove your U.S. citizenship status.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: so my Indian passport expired in november and my citizenship interview is in February?

so my Indian passport expired in November and my citizenship interview is in February, do I have to renew the passport before that because I will be getting a USA passport after passing my interview anyway ?

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Adan Vega answered on Jan 5, 2022

You do not need to present a valid passport from your home country to USCIS when you apply for Naturalization.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alaska on
Q: I entered the US on VWP and have been overstated for 2 years. Is it possible to apply Green Card?

Also my sponsor(husband) is in military and we have a child.

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Adan Vega answered on Jan 3, 2022

Your husband can file the FORM I-130/I-130A ( Relative Petition) with USCIS.

If he is a U.S. citizen then you can also file for adjustment of status by submitting the FORM I-485 in that you have lawfully entered the U.S. through the ESTA program.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Marriage to US citizen on ESTA and change of status

I'm a New Zealander we have fallen in love and want to be together. Both mid 50s. Due to fly home February. Been friends for a year. Met in person and we want to marry and I would like to change status to be with him in USA for immediate future.

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Adan Vega answered on Dec 29, 2021

A lawful entry (by ESTA or B-1/B-2) into the U.S. and marriage with a U.S. citizen will qualify you to apply for adjustment of status with USCIS assuming that you are not otherwise legally inadmissible.

You also should be cognizant of your burden of showing a lack of immigrant intent for...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I-130 For Mother | What is Next? Any Help Much Appreciated whomever answer this for me!!

I filled i-130 for my mother ( she currently lives outside USA ) her Receipt date is May,20, 2021 and current date is may,2021. My question is when my mother case date become current what is the next step for me to get her immigration visa?

Additional Info:

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Nov 30, 2021

You seem to be on the right track.

If you require personalized guidance you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

Good luck to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: i-130 Next Step after data become current?

I filled i-130 for my mother ( she currently lives outside USA ) her Receipt date is May,20, 2021 and current date is may,2021. My question is when my mother case date become current what is the next step for me to get her immigration visa?

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Adan Vega answered on Nov 29, 2021

The approval of the FORM I-130 will be transferred to the National Visa Center (NVC) by USCIS if you have requested on page 8 ( #62 a-c) of the petition that you are requesting consulate processing of the case.

The NVC will then contact you to request filing fees. You can access the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Washington on
Q: How long is the 1-130 approval valid for before submitting the DS 160? Does it expire?

Due to a lot of delays, it takes a while before I get to complete all the requirements needed for submission.

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Adan Vega answered on Nov 13, 2021

Apparently, you are intending to process the case with the NVC and the U.S. consulate by filing the DS-260. The approval of the relative petition (FORM I-130) can be “cancelled” by the National Visa Center (NVC) if you fail to maintain contact with that agency and you allow a year to lapse.

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3 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hey I’m Moh, I was a student. I left the school for financial problems during Covid hit. My sevis has been canceled.

I have a girl friend and looking forward to get married soon, what’s the procedure? I haven’t take any steps further yet

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Nov 9, 2021

A U.S. spouse will be able to file with USCIS the FORM I-130/I-130A on your behalf.

You can also add the FORM I-485 and request the adjustment of status in that you have a lawful entry into the U.S.

There are other important forms that need to be added to complete the process and...
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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Which work Visa do I need as a Bangladeshi citizen to work @ a Coffee business in Boston MA. They are my ex UK employer.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am from Bangladesh, I recently received job offer from an employer in US and I would like to know what's the procedure for Bangladeshi citizens to be able to meet the immigration requirements. I will be working at a Coffee chain shop in state of Massachusetts which I... Read more »

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Adan Vega answered on Nov 7, 2021

Depending on several factors including the ownership of the business entities, the job position and duties in the UK and in the prospective USA position, you may be eligible for the L-1A or the L-1B visa. You and your prospective employer can explore these issues with an experienced and qualified... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi iam an us citizen want to petition for my wife but i have 2 kids who are minor do i have to file separate petition
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Adan Vega answered on Oct 30, 2021

As a U. S. citizen you must file a relative petition for each child that is your step-child or biological child that is not a resident or U.S. citizen.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: How long until I can apply for citizenship after being married to a United States citizen

I’ve married a US Citizen and I barely got my permanent resident card in July 2019

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Adan Vega answered on Oct 28, 2021

You can submit the FORM N-400 with USCIS after you have been issued lawful permanent status and you have been married to a U.S. citizen for at least the period of 2 years and 9 months.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Q: my husband recently applied for citizenship. can i send my petition form now to be permanent resident ?

his application is still processing. do i wait till he becomes a citizen or can i go ahead and send in my petition form?

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Adan Vega answered on Oct 19, 2021

If you are in lawful non- immigrant status, you can file the FORM I-485 and the FORM I-130 based on a lawful permanent resident spouse. If you are not in lawful non- immigrant status then you must wait until your spouse obtains U.S. citizenship.

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I travel internationaly during the last 90 days of my cond residency without having filed for removal of conditions?

My conditional greencard expires in January 20, 2022. I have a scheduled international trip on November, 5 2021 (less than 90 days before expiration of Conditional green card). I wont be able to file for removal of conditions before that. I am planning to file when I came back by the end of... Read more »

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Adan Vega answered on Oct 8, 2021

The USCIS receipt notice of the FORM I-751allows you to travel abroad beyond the expiration of the conditional resident card. Without the I-751 receipt notice , you must complete your international travels prior to January 20, 2022. Depending on the international location of your destination,... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Do we have to wait after our marriage to file for a marriage based green card

We got married about 3 weeks ago after me being here for 8 months as a student. Is there a waiting period before filing?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Sep 9, 2021

As a U.S. citizen or resident you can file the FORM I-130/I-130A with USCIS once you marry a foreign national.

If you are a U.S. citizen and your spouse entered the U.S. lawfully, then the FORM I-485 can be filed concurrently with the FORM I-130, relative petition.

There is no...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My parents just migrated to US and have a green card; can they sponsor my brother as well?

Hello,

I have sponsored my parents and my brother green card. My parents were able to get immigration visa and now in US with green card; however, my brother is not considered close relative, therefore, his visa can take up to 10 years; Question: can my parents sponsor him now as well as... Read more »

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Adan Vega answered on Jul 12, 2021

One of your permanent resident parents can file the FORM I-130 on behalf of your brother IF he is unmarried.

If that process is possible, your brother will be classified in a different category ( F2A or F2B) than the F4 and the issuance of the immigrant visa may occur at an earlier time.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Immigration Law on
Q: What is the success rate for persons applying under employment visa?

If the company applies for their employee. What would be the success rate?

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jul 5, 2021

The success rate that you are referencing in your posting depends on multiple factors :

• the employer’s ability to pay the prevailing wage

• the job duties and job requirements

• the availability of an American worker who is able, willing, and qualified for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: If I have a PR in Canada, can I apply for US PR?
Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jul 4, 2021

Permanent resident status in Canada is not a prerequisite to acquiring resident status in the U.S. You will need to explore your eligibility for a (1) non -immigrant status or (2) an immigrant status based on a family petition or employment petition.

An experienced immigration attorney can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am separated from my US CITIZEN husband and applied for conditional green card renewal without him

Do i need affidavit of support

Adan Vega
Adan Vega answered on Jul 4, 2021

An affidavit of support is not required when you file the FORM I -751 to change your conditional status to permanent resident status. However, you will need to submit evidence of your marriage to your U.S. citizen husband.

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