East Orange, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: I came to the USA as child with a green card and obtained a us passport through my father. Iam not recognized as a citiz

I am not recognized as a citizen according to the social security administration. The issue is that I don't have any supporting documents other than a lost and expired us passport. They advised that I get an immigration lawyer.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: In order to assess you next legal stop how to proceed you have to discuss that naturalization claim situation directly with an immigration counsel of your choice either in person or remotely.

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Ridgewood, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Your situation is complicated because of the lack of evidentiary documentation but it's not hopeless. You definitely should hire an experienced lawyer to straighten it out for you.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: Hi. You need to find all the documents that can support your claim and take them to a lawyer. Ask your parents about such documents as well. Justia and the American Immigration Lawyers Association both have lawyer directories that you can check to choose a lawyer to talk to about this issue. Good luck.

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: My learned colleague Alexander Ivakhnenko's answer is directly on point. You should retain an experienced immigration attorney in New Jersey, since this is not a do-it-yourself project. Immigration is an extremely complex and technical area of law. This is not merely a matter of filling out forms. What you do not know can have grave consequences and even prevent you from obtaining immigration benefits. You need to retain an experienced immigration attorney for any immigration matter or you may throw away your future.

Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

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