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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: How can I appeal if my CRBA applications are not approved or denied for over a year?
Min Hwan Ahn
Min Hwan Ahn
answered on Jan 27, 2023

If your Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) application has been pending for over a year, you may contact the U.S. Department of State's Office of Children's Issues at 1-888-407-4747 or via email at adoption@state.gov to inquire about the status of your application. If your application... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Juvenile Law for Washington on
Q: Am I able to travel outside the US with a sealed record from when I was under 18?

I have a sealed record from when I was under 18 and I am planning to travel to India for 2-3 months. This was originally a felony but got reduced to a misdemeanor and later sealed.

Also, Would I have to check the boxes that state criminal records? Because it is a sealed record?

Min Hwan Ahn
Min Hwan Ahn
answered on Jan 27, 2023

In general, if your criminal record has been sealed, it means that it is not accessible to the public, and it should not be considered when applying for most jobs, housing, or other opportunities. However, when it comes to international travel, the rules can be more complicated. It is possible that... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Usa green Card Inadmissibility

I have been outside USA for more than one year as green card holder

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I filed an i130 for my French husband in March, still waiting wondering if there is anyway he can stay in the Us

We wanted to know if there is anyway he can stay in the US while this is pending. He travels back and forth for 3 months at a time but it’s becoming costly at this point. We are also planning our big family wedding in June since when we got married in jan of 2022 it was during Covid.

1 Answer | 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.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Juvenile Law on
Q: Necesito ayuda legal en Saint Paul minessota, tengo un trámite de restitucion internacional de mi hija, yo vivo en Méxic

Mi trámite se encuentra en las oficinas centrales del departamento de estado en Washington, pero estoy en proceso de reubicación de mi hija ya que se movió de estado y ahora se encuentra ahí y me comentan que yo puedo buscar ayuda legal por mi parte

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: Form I-130 is approved. Can my sister and her 2 boys (19 years old) come to the US and wait for the approval Form I-485?

I have filed Form I-130 for my sister (and her 2 boys) to come from Argentina. I received the approval from USCIS. Can she and her boys come to the US and wait here while we get her I-485 approved?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jan 26, 2023

By filing the i130, they have demonstrated that they have immigrant intent. This would conflict with traveling her on a tourist visa which is only for non immigrant intent.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Nebraska on
Q: My girlfriend is her on a work visa, I am a U.S. citizen. Can we get married while she is here working.
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jan 26, 2023

Yes. An immigrant who entered the US lawfully can adjust status to get a green card after marriage to a US Citizen.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Immigration Law for New York on
Q: I am a F1 visa status international student from Japan, and my friend (US citizen) asked me to be his co-founder.

Hi I am a F1 visa status international student from Japan. My friend (he is an US citizen) asked me to be his co-founder for his company. I am scheduled to leave the States this year after graduation. I was wondering if I can be his co-founder and, if so, what are some regulations/processes I have... Read more »

Daniel Michael Luisi
Daniel Michael Luisi
answered on Jan 25, 2023

There are complicated immigration rules regarding volunteering, working, and passive investing on your F-1 visa. Your OPT might be useful if the work is related to your degree. Then there is the possibility of if a change of status to L-1, for example. Without assessing the specifics of your case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Immigration Law and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: American husband wants a divorce. What type of lawyer do I need as a foreign born spouse, permanent resident?
Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 25, 2023

A family law attorney that handles divorces. You may also wish to consult with an immigration attorney to determine the impact this divorce might have on your status, for example, if you are a conditional rather than permanent resident.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio on
Q: After missing interview,does clock restart after approval to reschedule interview or after you attend Interview
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Your question does not contain enough information to provide you an answer. It appears you have a question about timing requirements when you miss an interview with USCIS. You should contact a local immigration attorney ASAP, if you missed an interview.

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Contracts and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I am an H1b Dentist in Austin, Tx. I want to buy a dental practice in association with a non dentist with a GREEN CARD

I am an H1b Dentist in Austin, Tx. I want to buy a dental practice in association with my friend with a GC who is a non dentist. We plan on hiring another dentist to work in the potential practice while I plan on working for my current employer solely.

Can we become partners?

Can... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Will my F1 visa status get affected if I transfer from a masters degree to community college?

I am currently in a masters program but I ran out of funding this semester and want to transfer to a community college. I am concerned about how this affect my F1 visa status and chances of getting a green card in future.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law on
Q: Son married after i naturalized and didnt notify NVC to upgrade I130 from unmarried son of LPR to Married son of US cit

I filed I130 for my unmarried son back in 97 he was 15 yo. Once case was approved it was never transferred to NVC because he was supposed to go through AOS which never did and never lived in US. I naturalized US citizen officially 2012 as per my Naturalization certificate, then, a month later, my... Read more »

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 25, 2023

You will want to notify NVC about both your naturalization and your son’s marriage, as his visa category has now changed to F3 (married child of a United States citizen) and depending on his priority date, a visa may/may not be available to him at this time. As long as he married AFTER you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Q: My fiance served time for crossing border w/marijuana in 01. Im a US citzn, we have 15 mo old, can get him a green card?

He served in Arizona, was released 2001. We have been together for 6 years 10 months, our baby is 15 months old. We want to get married and live here in California. He currently works for the IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security-Federal Medial Hospital) in Tecate Baja California.

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 25, 2023

Depends on the amount of marijuana that he was caught with and exactly what he was convicted of. If he was convicted of possession for sale or something along those lines, this would constitute a drug trafficking conviction, which would make him permanently inadmissible to the United States.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey on
Q: hi I found out my husband marry me just to get his green card he was using me to take him in USA not for love , i need

i need help to withdraw his i130 please we got separated since april 2022

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jan 24, 2023

Does he have his 10 year card yet or just the conditional 2 year card?

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I was sponsored under the Process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. My sponsor filled the I-134A form.

And after that I was invited to ask for the travel authorization. Unfortunately I made a mistake and included my middle name twice. So while in the I-134A form I appear as Ana Maria Fernandez in the travel authorization issued by Homeland security I appear as Ana Maria Maria Fernandez. All the rest... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Under the Process for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans I was sponsored. My sponsor filled a I-134A form.

When I was asked to apply for the travel authorization I made a mistake and included my middle name twice. So while in the I-134A form I'm Ana X Fernandez, on the travel authorization I'm Ana X X Fernandez. All the other data are correct. Would this prevent me from entering the US? How... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Q: Hi I entered US on b2. Changed to F1, . Applied to eb3 unskilled AOS. And dropped my F1. Am I still eligible for Dv Aos?

Hello I have entered US in September 2019, with B2 tourist visa. My i94 is till March 2020. I changed my status to F1 in 2020. Applied for Aos through eb3 unskilled. I 485 filed October 2022, after that I dropped my F1

Am i still eligible for dv Aos ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Arizona on
Q: Why USCIS asked me about my wife prior divorce proof

I applied for naturalization based on living in United States for 5 years my wife refused to give me her prior divorce decree what should I do

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 23, 2023

Because if your wife was previously married and didn’t get lawfully divorced, you and she aren’t married.

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