Baltimore, MD asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: My I-485 was denied because I didn’t file I-864 along with it. In the denial letter it says Im not allowed to appeal.

Note that it also says that as at the time of my filing I was still legally present it the u.s. so I want to know the way forward.

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Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Charlotte, NC

A: Good Morning, to answer your question properly, I will need more information. What was the basis of your I-485? Family, Work, Self Petition?

If you are not allowed to appeal, you may be able to file a motion to reopen and provide additional information needed.

You may also be able to file a brand new application and go through the consulate process if you are required to leave the country.

**This information is not LEGAL ADVISE. Contact me for a consultation to determine the full extent of options available to you.

Ms Grace I Gardiner agrees with this answer

Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Best option in your case is reapply. We give you a substantial discount because you already spent so much time and the fees.

Your I-130 fee does not need to be paid again . We would need federal income taxes from your wife including any W-2 and a recent paycheck. If she is not working you will need a joint sponsor.

Ms Grace I Gardiner agrees with this answer

Rebecca Niburg
Rebecca Niburg
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Laurel, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Good morning,

Fortunately, as one of the other attorneys stated, you are only stuck in part 2 of the process so your underlying reason for being eligible still applies. Because you did not submit the I-864 the first time, you will need to reapply. My firm is located just outside of Baltimore and would be happy to assist you with this. You can reach us at 443.741.2258.

Thank you,

Becca Niburg

Elpis Legal LLC

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