Under California law, a victim of fraud generally has three years from the discovery of the fraud to file a civil lawsuit seeking restitution. The statute of limitations may be tolled under certain circumstances, such as if the fraud was concealed. Given the specific complexities and potential for...View More
The statute of limitations may be tolled under certain circumstances, such as if the fraud was concealed. Given the specific complexities and potential for large monetary stakes, you should consult with an experienced attorney to evaluate the merits and potential limitations of your case.
Your naturalization does not automatically affect your child's green card status. As long as the green card is valid and has not expired, your child should be able to use it for travel. However, if your child is eligible for derivative citizenship through you, consider obtaining a Certificate...View More
I have been in the US for the past two years as a J1 research scholar. My research program has ended last month (end date is April 27th on my DS2019,) and I was not able to extend it. I have filed form I-539 to apply for a visa change to B2, as I need to attend some conferences in... View More
You need to show that you have enough financial resources to pay for your living expenses while you’re in visitor status. This would include bank statements showing how much savings you have or brokerage statements showing securities like stocks bonds or crypto that can be liquidated to pay for...View More
I am a foreign citizen, living in Greece and 35 years old. My parents currently live in US as permanent residents, since my brother petitioned I130 for them. My parents have submitted I130 for me, but the case would take 7-8 years until I get my green card and move in the US. In the case that I... View More
Overstaying a tourist visa or violating the terms of a student visa by staying in the US after it has expired may negatively impact your I130 visa application. It is important to follow the terms and conditions of your visa and immigration laws in order to avoid any legal issues that could harm...View More
Based on the information you provided, you should write "pending I-485 AOS" for both line 24 and line 25. "DA" typically refers to "deferred inspection," which means that your immigration status was not officially determined when you arrived in the U.S. However, since...View More
I am a Canadian citizen married to an American citizen and I came with a B-2 Visa wanted to change my status to permanent residence under marriage but my lawyer told me not to file the I-130 form as I was already in the states and told me just to file the I-485 which was denied on December 6. What... View More
In order to obtain a green card or immigrant visa through your U.S. citizen spouse, whether you are in or outside of the United States, you either need an approved I-130 petition or must file the I-130 petition concurrently with the Form I-485. The I-130 petition is to reserve your immigrant visa...View More
If there is a pending criminal case the judge may order a defendant to surrender one's passport. Secondly, a minor under 18 may not request one's passport for any reason from one's custodial parents or legal guardians.
You can bring her here on a fiance visa. That visa allows her to come here and you can get married within 90 days. You complete the various paperwork necessary for the application and submit it to USCIS and she gets an interview at the consulate in her country when the application is approved. At...View More
Your parent's impediments for traveling abroad and back to the U.S. are not going to be obstacles for you unless your parent acquired the immigrant visa by fraud and you derived your status from your parent.
I am a senior on ssi for a disability. Fter spending a large amount of money then paying for citizenship in the US I was treated very bad and blocked then to be told she would talk to me if I sent her money again.
Her sponsor is her ex's sister. They have been mistreating her and trying to get her to go back to him. There has not been physical violence but she works with her sponsor. She only wants out of her sponsor. She works hard and wants to stay in the united states but doesn't know what she... View More
Your friend needs to make sure she has her passport with her at all times to avoid any problems with the sponsor. You mention she has a sponsor but is on a visitor's visa and that she was engaged. Usually someone on a visitor's visa does not need a sponsor so it is a bit confusing when...View More
You present a very long list of legal and personal issues that should be directed to a licensed practicing attorney familiar with that area of immigration law. Consider meeting in person or remotely via conference call or zoom.
My American citizen child just turned 21 and is going to petition me to get a green card. He is a college student so he doesn't have the income for the affidavit of support. I don't have anybody else I could ask this for, it's very intrusive. The USCIS site says I don't need the... View More
Your son needs to complete the Affidavit of Support but your income can be counted towards the minimum income required so you won't need another sponsor. If you are doing the Adjustment of Status on your own, I strongly encourage you to at least consult with an immigration attorney to make...View More
my father lives in Greece, is Georgian citizen. I am applying I-130 for him, how should I answer the question Was the beneficiary EVER in immigration proceedings? as he has never been in states, but he has been an lawful residence in Greece . And never had any issues with immigration in Greece .... View More
Now I move to Connecticut because they allow this marriage and I sent all new domicile to them in CEAC, I contact the US embassy in Sudan. They told me just wait about my case because my husband has been case refused for 6 months now. his medical exam already expired on April 8th, 2021, the US... View More
Hi, I'm an LPR of 28 years and had to go abroad to help my sick and old parents, with an I-131, 2-year reentry permit that just expired. I came back 2 months ago to file for a new but have not even gotten the receipt note. I've found that there are severe delays, no oversight, no follow... View More
Unfortunately, this is the reality that we live in. Our firm can assist in following up on the issue and to seek some resolution. However, given the pandemic and changing political climate, the situation is totally unpredictable.
Legal question. I got my first dui November 2019 in CT-no accident involved. My criminal lawyer said that they will seal the case and wont show up in my record. Because of covid they kept suspending my case until now and the court hasn’t have happened yet. In August 20’ I made 5 years in US... View More
You will not be granted naturalization with a pending DUI.
even though the case may be sealed and not on your record you must answer yes to the question whether you have ever been arrested and convicted. you must furnish a complete certified c opy of the record to the USCIS.
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