Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio

Q: Are we eligible for a k1 visa if US citizen has a felonious assault charge against a girlfriend?

I'm from the UK

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Hello, under the Adam Walsh act, a United States citizen is precluded from sponsoring a foreign national for immigration benefits if that US citizen has a conviction involving sexual offenses against a minor. Accordingly, I doubt that a felonious domestic violence conviction against a previous spouse by your US citizen spouse, would qualify as covered by the Adam Walsh act. But because it does raise issues that could come up in an immigration interview, I would not handle your case unless you are represented by an attorney. Counsel anywhere in the United States can accept your case.

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