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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hi, I was sent paper for 10years green card 22 August 2016 and still don’t have any answers, how long I have to wait? I

When I check my case online it’s said case was received on my local office 4 March, can you tell me what is that mean?

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Mar 6, 2018

Because your case has been pending for this length of time, you are going to be scheduled for a personal interview at your local USCIS office. Make a USCIS InfoPass appointment for Nashville and you may find out more information. Viz: https://my.uscis.gov/appointment

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Q: Can i stay unlawful or overstay after my i94 expired as i timely file i539 and got receipt before i94 expired?

I placed my h4 extension file on 09/22/2017. I got receipt before my i94 expired. Its pending since 5.5 months. As my i94 expired since 151 days.

1. should i leave country and stamp over home country?

2. Should i stay till decision comes?

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Mar 5, 2018

It depends on your needs or schedule. If you have to leave, your case may be cancelled depending on the facts in your case. If you can stay until you receive approval, fine. You ought to inquire about the delay 1-800-375-5283, also, check with the immigration attorney who drafted the primary H-1B... Read more »

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Q: can my husband come after me if I file for divorce? He said I owe him money. I’m on a k1 visa. He’s verbally abusive

I came here on a k1 visa. Got married last dec2016. Got my 2 yr permanent residence card in sept2016. I’m a nurse and started working in January2018. We started arguing about money after I started working and earning my own money. He wanted complete control of my money. He wanted me to pay for... Read more »

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Feb 28, 2018

You can file for divorce. Then you can file to remove the conditions on your 2 year card and get a 10 year green card as a divorced spouse of US citizen. You will need documentary evidence, photos, receipts, apartment leases, bills, and lots of monthly financial statements from Sept. 2016 to the... Read more »

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Q: If someone is here on a student visa but didn't meet the deadline to attend school cause mom passed away

The mother sponsoredto go.to. school what can the person do to.stay in the u.s.

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Feb 19, 2018

Really depends upon how much time has passed since school enrollment date. If a couple of days or so, check with your FSA or foreign student advisor, and you may be put back into F-1 status. Otherwise you may be now out of status. Consult with an immigration lawyer regarding your options.

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Q: How do I start up a fiance visa? What steps do I have to take?

My girlfriend and I are in a long distance relationship, she lives in the United States and I live in Canada. I was wondering what the immigration process would be like for me to move there, or for her to move here. How long does it take, what is the process like, what kind of information do we... Read more »

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Feb 6, 2018

If you've actually met within the past 2 years she can petition for you to come to the USA on a 90 day fiancé visa and you can marry. You cannot be sponsored as a boyfriend - no such visa category. Can't answer Q about Canadian law - see a Canadian immigration lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: I751 is pending for 5 years. Should I apply for my citizenship? Or what to do?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Feb 6, 2018

First, hire an immigration lawyer to advise and represent you. Next, an inquiry has to be made concerning the status of the I-751. ( I suspect it was granted or denied & you never received the notice.) Third, yes you can file an N-400 petition, but the I-751 has to be approved before your N-400... Read more »

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Q: I am a US citizen wanting to bring my fiancée from Bangladesh. What is the fastest way for her to immigrate here?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jan 27, 2018

I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief you, analyze, assess and evaluate your case and maximize the possibilities for a... Read more »

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Q: What's the longest student visa someone can get in the United States? How many times can it get renewed?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jan 22, 2018

F-1 student visas are designated "D/S" for the duration of status of that educational institution's program. So, if someone is in a four year program, it's good for that period of time. Same with associate's degree - 2 years. F-1 visas can be extended for additional year(s)... Read more »

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Q: If i marry my fiance even though he is illegal after that can he file for papers to become an American citizen
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 27, 2017

Your Q requires more Qs from me in order to give you the correct advice. If he's a visa overstay - yes, you can sponsor him.If he's an entrant without inspection (EWI) he must visa process abroad at his home country's U.S. consulate.I would urge you to consult with and hire an... Read more »

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Q: Can I file for A spouse petition without a lawyer? my wife is here in the US legally on a work permit?

We can't afford the legal fees. I did some research, and it said on a site that a lawyer is not needed. I have printed off all the necessary paperwork and she has already done her immigration physical. Can we send this in with the money order needed?

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 23, 2017

Hard to answer without knowing her history. Sounds okay. But I would recommend that you consult with an immigration lawyer to prepare you two for the format & procedures for your interview/examination appointment with USCIS.

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Q: Will any of the new immigration bill proposals affect those of us who are green card holders who are seeking an eventual

path to full citizenship?

Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 6, 2017

No. If you are a lawful U.S. permanent resident visa holder (green card) you are safe.

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Q: I'm a permanent resident, so do I have to wait to become a citizen to legally change my name?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 6, 2017

No, your attorney can legally do so by filing a name change petition in your local state court. You must testify that you are not doing so to avoid your just debts or creditors or to avoid law enforcement authorities, or for any other illegal, illicit purpose; you're not doing this to avoid... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: I have a friend, who his father got deported back to his country because he had an unpaid traffic ticket, any ways he

was wondering if it is till possible to fix him papers so he can get a green card and come back to the US

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Dec 6, 2017

One does not get deported due to a traffic ticket. I suspect that the father was detected by ICE and determined to be illegally present in the USA and then placed in deportation court proceedings. Next, If this was more than 5 years ago, he may be able to return on a US citizen immediate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: I want to petition for my Dad to come to the U.S. Should I fill out the I-130 Form even if he has felonies?

He did have a green card and a passport after he was charged with the felonies. I do not want to pay the fee if my only choice is that the form will get rejected.

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Oct 23, 2017

If he has multiple felonies, I don't believe he would be admissible to the United States.

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Q: If I've been working through the process of obtaining a green card and the current administration changes the rules to

make it harder, am I grandfathered in under the old rules or do I have to comply with the updated ones?

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Oct 23, 2017

Yes. The date of filing, or priority date controls.

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Q: Can I legally abandon my conditional green card and reapply for a green card later on in life?

If I have my conditional green card and I chose to move back to my home country with my husband during the 2 year span. I know I must forfeit my status. However, if his work takes us back to the US later on in life, will I be able to reapply for a green card and live in the US again?

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Oct 23, 2017

Why not apply for a re-entry permit to preserve your residency card? If your husband has been assigned to work abroad by his employer you may be able to keep your card. Otherwise, yes, he can petition for you again, but this time for a 10 year card.

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Q: How easy or hard will it be to bring my grandparents to live in the US from Mexico?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jul 1, 2017

If you are a U.S. citizen and they have no prior adverse history w/USCIS or criminal arrests/convictions here, you would be able to petition for them. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling... Read more »

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Q: FORM I-797E HAS A# ON IT. FOR FORM G-325A IT ASK FOR FILE NUMBER A AND ALSO ALIEN REGISTRATION NUMBER IS IT THE A NUMBER

IS IT THE A NUMBER THAT IS ON FORM I-797E

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Rehim Babaoglu answered on Jun 5, 2017

Yes, your alien registration number begins with a capitol letter "A." followed by 9 numbers; Viz: A206 678 321

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Q: I was a victim of a crime 10 years ago i was not aware of the visa u and will like to know if i can still apply?
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Rehim Babaoglu answered on May 22, 2017

May be too long ago, and the difficulty would be in getting a DA or Asst. police chief to agree to sign the certification of cooperation needed. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you... Read more »

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Q: I work on a contract with a nursing agency - if I decide to buy it out, will that affect my immigration status?
Rehim Babaoglu
Rehim Babaoglu answered on May 22, 2017

I think, yes. But your Q requires too many Qs on my part and lots of As on yours. I would urge you to consult with and hire an immigration lawyer to assist you with this case. Not because I think you’re not capable of handling it, you may will be, but in order for the lawyer to debrief and brief... Read more »

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