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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: What’s the status for a FN driver licence holder when their green hard has been expired while waiting for citizenship?

Last time I used my green card to do it, now since both of my cards are expired at the same time how I can get an ID?

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answered on May 16, 2023

If your green card has expired while you are waiting for your citizenship application to be processed, you may face challenges in obtaining a state ID or driver's license. However, each state has its own rules and regulations regarding identification requirements, so it is important to check... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I have questions about Vistas from the US to the UK and joint citizenship.

I am looking to move from the US to the UK sometime in the beginning of next year. My boyfriend is a British Citizen in the UK and I am looking to join him & get a place together but we don't know all the specifics of the Vistas. We have done some research but are both a little confused on... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Mar 21, 2023

Just like the United States, there are attorneys who practice immigration and visa law in the United Kingdom. The abuse of a visitor visa has consequences. You must both decide your mutual needs and whether you have an intent to immigration with a competent and experienced immigration and visa... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I have a friend here in the states from Jamaica wanting to work. What’s the fastest way to get work permit, tax ID?
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answered on Mar 15, 2023

The fastest way for your friend to obtain a work permit and tax ID will depend on their specific situation and qualifications. Here are some options:

H-1B visa: If your friend has a college degree or specialized skills in a specific field, they may be eligible for an H-1B visa, which allows...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I am a green card holder and have stayed outside the US for more then 2 years. Have I lost my rights t

I have a wife and children born in the states and would like to know if its possible to recuperate the status

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answered on Mar 2, 2023

If you have been outside of the U.S. for more than 2 years without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa, you may be considered to have abandoned your permanent resident status. However, you may be eligible to apply for a Returning Resident (SB-1) visa, which can help you regain... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen i

As a 20-year-old Christian, if I am at the age of 20 and the age of majority in Alabama is 19, then what would happen if I moved to Mississippi, in which the age of majority is 21? Will I turn back into a boy in that state?

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 26, 2023

The age of majority is governed by the law of the state with the most significant relationship to the contract or transaction in question. Your place of residence at the time of the contract or transaction will be a meaningful contact in that analysis.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: How can I get a social security number so I can apply for jobs?

I need a social security number inorder to get a job and nor have to worry about finding side jobs.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Sep 17, 2022

You must qualify for USCIS employment authorization to lawfully work. If you work without a work visa or authorization, you will have to file for a tax identification number with IRS Form W-7. That is, where you need to file for taxes.

You will need more than a Social Security Number to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Tax Law for Alabama on
Q: I am an international PhD student on an F1 visa, and I have a SSN, and I would like to work for Uber. Can I?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Aug 2, 2022

No, F-1 students are not permitted to work for Uber.

Please see https://www.shusterman.com/f1-visas-students/

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I didn't use my married name when I applied for my adjustment of status is it too late to add it before I get greencard
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Feb 20, 2022

You will be able to amend your submission at the interview, however, take notice that any omission or discrepancies may raise certain rebuttable presumptions that may complicate your final state of the application.

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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.

Miguel Serrano
Miguel Serrano
answered on Dec 29, 2021

You may be eligible to obtain Permanent Residency through Marriage to a United States Citizen. You would be filing for Adjustment of Status and your spouse would need to file a petition for you by completing Form I-130. You should file all the required petitions and include the supporting... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: What if you do not have green card
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Dec 20, 2021

The original question is vague as it’s content does nor provide enough to analyze the issues well. Please restate with more facts.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I live in alabama. My fiance is an undocumented immigrant. Would it be a good idea to get legally married ?

He has a valid passport and ID. I'm scared that in alabama, ICE will be involved quickly. And that our marriage wouldn't be classified as "legal."

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Sep 2, 2021

Your marriage will be legal unless one of you is already married to someone else or under age.

Your husband may be eligible for a waiver of his unlawful presence and a green card. I suggest you contact an experienced immigration attorney to discuss the possibilities.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: came here on a student visa and ended up staying undocumented. married a us citizen who recently passed away. had kids.

my spouse passed away last yr and we never applied for citizenship. now i have legal problems. and getting close to retirement. I would love to go back to Philippines.

both kids are born here. what are my options?

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 16, 2021

In general, your option is to remain the USA or return to the Philippines. It is not possible to give you specifi advice without additional information.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Lost of Green card

Subject: lost Greencard

I have a conditional greencard through marriage. Unfortunately, I lost all my legal documents overseas including my greencard. I was able to return to USA with a travel permit. Now since I'm here, I haven't been able to replace my SS or to get my drivers... Read more »

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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 16, 2021

Your first step is to apply for a replacement green card.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama on
Q: Why my AL DL says FN? My previous ones used to be normal. Have Permanent Residence card for 30+ years.

2009 Alabama Code

Title 32 — MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.

Chapter 6 — LICENSES AND REGISTRATION.

Section 32-6-10.1 Foreign national Alabama driver's license /non-driver identification card/vessel license.

Section 32-6-10.1

Foreign national Alabama... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on May 6, 2021

Because the current elected officials of the State of Alabama likely have some misperceptions about immigrants and want to label you.

If you don’t like the label, complain to your ‘State’ representative and Senator. What it is doing ‘may’ be against Federal law in that it may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Can my immigrant wife wife use a Job offer (contract), instead of using a cosponsor for income?

We received, Request for Evidence (Form I-485) from USCIS (issues with Cosponsor).

However, my wife was just offered a job, making over $100,000 a year plus signing Bonus, contract ready to be signed.

But my wife has not received an 'Authorization for Employment' approval... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Apr 28, 2021

No. The sponsor must show sufficient current income.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Will an immigration attorney work on a contingency basis?

We received, Request for Evidence (Form I-485) from USCIS.

My wife was just offered a job, making over $100,000 a year including signing bonus, contract ready to be signed.

But does not have an Authorization for Employment' approval.

My wife is very worried.

Any... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Apr 28, 2021

A contingency fee agreement is a form of billing that allows for an attorney to be paid a percentage of the damages awarded at the end of the case instead of an hourly rate. In contingency arrangements, the attorney agrees to take on the case without charging their regular hourly fees. This is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: What happens if I divorce my husband, without my green card being issued?

I came to the US on a tourist visa and wanted to stay here for a few weeks to visit my boyfriend, before my visa expired we got married because we never wanted to spend a day without each other again. We filed the paperwork and it came back because we did not know that we had to include about... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Mar 11, 2021

You may qualify to file on your own. I suggest you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: I am a US citizen, have been married to a man that entered US illegally for almost 10 years.

Is there any way to get him considered legal, he has a tax ID because he is a subcontractor, he has never been in trouble. Got deported because of racial profiling, he has no tatts, had 1 earring at the time but the cop said he looked like a gangster.

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
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Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
answered on Mar 10, 2021

I am sorry to hear what your husband went through. He should get an ITiN #; you could reach out to the tax preparers agency to see if they could assist you with that. Regarding his immigration status, I don't have enough facts to provide you with a more accurate answer. Still, he may be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Alabama on
Q: Hi I am currently on a U3 Visa dependent on a child of the U-1 visa . I travelled abroad how can I return

I am a current dependent of a u1 visa so I currently hold a U3 visa. I travelled abroad by myself and was wondering about re-entry into the U.S. My visa does state I am allowed to re-enter however it says that I would need to apply for a u-visa at an us embassy or obtain a waiver. I was wondering... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Nov 22, 2020

You will need to apply for the U-3 at the U.S. consulate in your home country. You should contact the U.S. consulate near your home to obtain instructions as to the local procedures and timeline for visa issuance. You may be required to file a waiver depending on your immigration background /... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Q: Can the DMV deny your opportunity to take a driving test based on your language proficiency and Wont allow A translator?
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Sep 1, 2020

If you are a lawful permanent resident, authorized to work, or a U.S. Citizen, then the answer is likely no. The challenge is that you must contact an attorney, who handles civil rights matters in Alabama to discuss the violation of your civil rights based upon the legal decisions in the Eleventh... Read more »

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