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Q: Can I apply to write a life insurance license exam on student VISA? Then work part time while schooling?
Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jul 12, 2021

Student Visa allows you to work in school part time. You can take exams because taking exam is not employment.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: How can I get info on my removal proceedings case? Either to know if there's any updates or when will I receive a NTA..

I had Green Card but was not living in the USA. When I came in December 2017, I was stopped by CBP at the airport and after lots of paperwork and hours, got a Parole Card and documents related to Removal Proceedings. I was given a NTA that said that date, time and place were "to be... Read more »

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2021

Consider scheduling a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who may be able to make some inquiries on your behalf.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I'm a permanent resident. I didn't know I need to notify USCIS about address change.

I've already changed several addresses without reporting USCIS about that. Does it lower my chances of getting citizenship and what do I need to do now?

Thank you

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jun 23, 2021

It won't affect your chance of becoming US citizen. Not reporting change of address may lead to loss of communication from USCIS. That's about it.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I switch from consular process to AOS and request the interview be done in the states?

Will my husband be able to come here while we do this ? The i-130 and other documents are paid for and already approved. we are awaiting interview with the consular office but we would like to switch to AOS. Can he come here and start this process?

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jun 23, 2021

Unless your husband has a visa he will not b e admitted into the USA.

Consular processing requires an immigrant visa application be completed online. I assume you have done this.

Adjustment of Status in the USA requires a pending I-485. I assume you have not filed an I-485.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Waiting on EAD it’s been 10 + month, can I use my Oder Of Supervision document instead to renew DL?

I have a Florida DL for more than 35 years, Had a green card, broke the law and now have an Order of Supervision indefinite. Each year I report to ICE, apply for EAD renew and than get DL. I know the law chances all the time but since COVID. I sent for my EAD back in March 2020, still have not... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jun 19, 2021

What documents are required in order to renew your license is a question for the DMV. Your EAD may be automatically extended based on USCIS actions taken during COVID. More information is needed. I suggest you consult an experienced immigration attorney or do your own research and/or contact the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Updated question to my original painter dogbite situation.

New update on my situation. So a worker I hired to paint my house got bit by my chihuahua shitzu mix dog is from Another country, doesn’t have a green card and is here on asylum. Would they still be able to file a lawsuit against me?

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes, if the person is an adult.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My I-765 form was rejected 3 times because “the payment amount is incorrect or has not been provided” I’m applying based

On spouse beneficiary.. i tried $400/$500/$550 and got rejected but someone told its free all you need is to send it with i-485 receipt but I didn’t receive one, I received that they will need me to submit i-693 form(medical exam) when they send me an interview for i-485 .. what should i do ??

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 15, 2021

You need to talk with an attorney ASAP. It sounds as if you are being rejected because something is missing. Don't submit a fourth time without at least talking with a lawyer who can look at all the documents and your specific situation. Justia has a lawyers directory and so does the American... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: My husband is applying for Tps and work permit we are married but filing for divorce . Will that affect divorce?

He arrived with a K1 visa been married 2 years

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Jun 13, 2021

Florida is no fault state, meaning if the marriage is irretrievably broken, judge may grant a divorce. Filing TPs and work permit should not affect divorce.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: How to transfer from visa to green card.how long will take the papers to finish.

I have my dad who lives overseas he's coming soon to USA , and he's married to a two women they will accept it or not and what we should do.

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jun 10, 2021

You should talk with a lawyer as soon as possible. Your question has a lot of issues and so please check the directory on Justia or the American Immigration Lawyers Association for an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I apply to AOS on regards of winning DV Lottery 2021 and being out of status with an asylum pending case?

Can I apply to AOS on regards of winning DV Lottery 2021 and my number being current starting June 1st 2021 when I entered as a tourist and now my status is Asylum Pending (which is not a status)? I was 3 months and a half without a status before I applied to political asylum. I will apply this... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 27, 2021

You can because when your asylum is pending your unauthorized stay is not occurred. You should hire an attorney to help you to avoid miscommunication.

4 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can I get divorced in Florida?

My husband and I currently live in Florida. He is here with a work visa and I’m with a spouse visa and we’re in the process of getting our green card but we do not have it yet. Can we file for a divorce in Florida? Or do we have to file in our country where the marriage took place?

Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein answered on May 26, 2021

You ask a very good question. So long as you have been a Florida resident for at least 6 months, you can file for divorce in Florida. Good luck!

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Can my fiancé(Japanese) enter the US witba tourist/visa waiver or does she need fiancé visa?

I am a US citizen and we are planning to get married soon. She is Japanese and will be. Oming to visit in July, we talked about the viability of getting married while she’s here but we want to know if she specifically needs a fiance visa to enter and get married. We’re planning a trip back to... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on May 20, 2021

Hello. You run the risk of her being accused of entering with the sole intent of getting married when you petition for her. The customs and border officer will ask her the purpose of her visit when she comes on the tourist visa/visa waiver. The answer will be recorded and stored. The fiance visa is... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Change status of my VISA Waiver program by getting married

My fiance is a US citizen and we getting married soon. I came to the US 18months ago with a Visa Waiver Program. Will it be possible to change my status? How long does it take?

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 14, 2021

I do not think you can adjust your status if you entered via Visa Waiver Program. You will have to go through consulting proceeding to receive your permanent residence status after your I-130 is approved.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I filed I-130 petition for my brother and it was approved in 2009. Can he apply for adjustment of status w/o the letter?

I never received the letter and NVC terminated the case. My brother has been in the US since 1990 and does not need a visa. But the application for adjustment of status says he needs to attach a copy of approval letter to his I-485 application.

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on May 13, 2021

Follow the instructions provided you. You may obtain a copy of the approval letter by filing a FOIA.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: If I get emancipated will I get an Ilegal Status or what happens in this case?

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Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen answered on May 10, 2021

This is mostly an immigration question. In terms of the family law aspects of same, seeking emancipation is not a given at age sixteen. There is strict criteria and it is very difficult for a court to emancipate a child under the age of eighteen. If you have an immigration attorney, please... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I am a US citizen an wants to file for my Dad, a widower. He had remarry once (wife died) since his and my mom's divorce

Now that he is a widower and had been divorced from my mom for our 30 years, do I still have to show proof of marriage to my mom, divorce from my mom, marriage to his deceased wife, and her death certificate? Please let me know which applies and which does not apply. Thank you

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on May 10, 2021

You should fill out I-130 and answer all of the questions pertinent to your Dad's marriage truthfully. Your Mom's death certificate is not required as initial supporting document.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I-485 Application. We haven't heard from USCIS since August 2020.

I'm a US citizen. I've submitted an I-485 adjustment of status family-based for my wife on August 11, 2020. We've got the I-797C notifying me that process is in course at the National Benefits Center. I haven't heard from USCIS since then. We haven't even gotten the... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on May 7, 2021

Adjustment of Status through a spouse is taking longer than normal since COVID. This is because many offices closed for a while resulting in backlogs.

If your wife has been previously fingerprinted by the USCIS, she may not receive a bio appointment and they are using her previously take...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I got a affidavit of support to get my green card does me getting unemployment checks after my sponsor

I want to know if my sponsor will become responsible if I get unemployment checks I got the affidavit a little over 2 years

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury answered on May 4, 2021

No. Unemployment benefits are not considered public charge as they are considered to be earned benefits through the person’s employment. Best wishes!

5 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: I have a green card through marriage, is conditional and is due to renewal on august 13 2021. Wife wants divorce.

My wife wants a divorce and possibly report me to uscis like she did before when we were together(she sent an email to uscis that she thought I was with her just for the green card which is not true). She wants me to leave our house and me to remove all my belongings and is threatening me with... Read more »

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Apr 30, 2021

Sorry to hear about all this. You need to talk with an immigration lawyer urgently and you also need to talk with a family lawyer since you shay she is talking about a divorce and you have shared assets as well as a child.

You need to be careful because you do not want a criminal court case...
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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: i have a question regarding thn-600 form

My father is citizen and I am a resident. He was a citizen before I was 18 and I got my green card 12 days after I turned 18.

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Apr 29, 2021

You need to finish your question.

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