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Q: I am on j2 visa, can I buy cryptocurrency if I don't plan to sell it or trade it but hold it
Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
answered on Sep 11, 2022

The short answer is yes. The issues may arise when it comes to setting up a crypto wallet unless you already have that. But generally your visa status and your legal right to purchase liquid assets are not directly related.

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Q: Can holders of L1A/L2 travel abroad without penalty while I-485 is being processed?

I am currently on L1A and my spouse L2 and living in the US. We have already submitted I-485, I-795 (work authorization) and I-131 (advance parole) for green card application. However we might need to travel abroad before our applications are approved. My understanding is that L visa holders do... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman
answered on Aug 2, 2022

An L-1 visaholder can travel abroad while their AOS application is pending.

Please see https://www.shusterman.com/l1-visa-executives-managers/

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Q: I have a question about my 190 bio appointment and application and need to speak with an immigration base in Missouri.

I need to know if I can reapply, still have my PR status or will I now be deported

You did not appear for your scheduled appointment.

Therefore, USCIS considers your application abandoned and you are not eligible for replacement of

Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card.... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on May 5, 2022

You seem to have been granted lawful permanent resident status in the past and you were filing the FORM I-90 to extend the validity of you resident status card.

You must keep in mind that you are a lawful resident until such time that an immigration judge declares that you are no longer...
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Q: Can my wife visit me in the US, she has VWP, I am a US citizen, we are not intending to stay in the US.
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jan 19, 2022

Yes. She should be ready to prove to the border patrol officer that her visit to the US is only temporary and that she intends to return to her home country because she has strong ties there (ex: job, family, real estate, financial obligations, etc). Best wishes!

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Q: Hi, I cosponsored a family member due to petitioner income not being sufficient 6 years ago.

The beneficiary has been deceased since 2019. I currently would like to petition for my husband, would it be considered that I petitioned before or would the answer to the prior petition be no

Update: just want to clarify. Nothing has been asked of me. I joint/cosponsered a relative with my... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
answered on Jan 7, 2022

There’s a bit more going on, here. You can be asked for evidence that the jointly sponsored alien is actually deceased. Otherwise, he may deemed as a dependent and you can be viewed as misrepresenting on the form I-864.

It’s also unclear whether any financial responsibility has accrued....
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Q: How can I marry my immigrant girlfriend of 2 years whom is in St.louis county jail currently?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
answered on Sep 17, 2021

You need to ask the prison officials on the protocol of marrying its inmate.

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Q: Can a Brazilian with a tourist visa get married 2 days after arriving in the us ?
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
answered on Jun 30, 2021

You can. However, a USCIS officer might say that you were actually lying about what you were coming to the USA to do in the first place. This is especially if you do not plan to return home after the ceremony and file for adjustment of status here in the USA.

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Immigration Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Missouri on
Q: father died in the middle of a divorce to a woman in South Africa who abandoned her citizenship. Her name was on deed &

She wants to sell the home because she is broke. I live in the home my father owned with her. Do I have any rights to keeping the home? She in her divorce papers and in emails states she had no interest in the property and my father was keeping the property. Is there any law that protects me as his... Read more »

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on May 5, 2021

My condolences for your father's passing. Unfortunately, this is more of an Estate/Probate and/or family law attorney question than immigration. Best wishes!

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Q: I am on B2 visa,diagnosed with breast cancer.My visa expires.I want to stay here for medical purposes what should do?

Came to USA on 2019 October. Because of COVID and my health conditions I cannot go back to my country . My visa expires in 3 months. Since I am diagnosed with cancer recently (after coming here) and we don’t have treatment for my situation in our country , I want to stay here until I get... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
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Hector E. Quiroga
answered on Feb 25, 2021

You should be able to apply for an extension of your current status. Consult with an immigration attorney.

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Q: Can my fiancée apply for a K-1 visa if she has a tourist visa application in process?

I am a US citizen living in the US and my fiancée is a Mexican citizen living in Mexico. We would like to start the process for attaining a K-1 visa. However, my fiancée currently has a tourist visa application in process. Do we need to wait for the tourist visa process to complete before... Read more »

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Feb 9, 2021

The B-1/B-2 visa is a non- immigrant visa that requires a lack of immigrant intent.

The K-1 requires an immigrant intent.

For these reasons, the request for the B-1/B-2 will have to be abandoned if you wish to pursue the K-1 fiancée visa.

Good luck to you.

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Q: My wife is in process of I-485 adjustments of status and I got lay-off. Can we apply for Food Snaps

Would it effect her getting a green card

We waiting on interview . And we of course used someone else as sponsor

Ify Princess Ikeakanam
Ify Princess Ikeakanam
answered on Sep 11, 2020

Hey, under the public charge rule, the USCIS will consider whether the intending immigrant has received or will be eligible to receive public benefits in the future. Last month, there was a temporary hold on i-944 but it seems to apply to certain states- NY-VT-CT- USCIS has been quite about the... Read more »

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Q: Can I reinstate my green card?

I received my green card in 2005 and exited the United States in 2007 while having a re entry permit that would let me be a permanent resident till 2009 if i returned to the US. Unfortunately I could not return as I was a minor and the decision was because of my parents. I know that for an... Read more »

Mario Musil
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Mario Musil
answered on Aug 28, 2020

If you did not qualify for the SB-1 visa and you were given a student visa, you would have to re-apply for a green card from the beginning. Unfortunately, there is no way to reinstate a green card before a judge in your situation.

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Q: Is it possible to have an N400 application expedited if my employment depends on it?

My driving license expires in February and my employment is Truck driver. Back in 2014 when my conditional green card was ungraded to full ten year I never actually received that card and when I enquired about its whereabouts I was told the card was no longer traceable. So in February of this year... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Aug 5, 2020

You are an LPR. You need to apply for a replacement card. You will need a current card when it comes time to attend an interview for your NATZ. Once you file for the replacement call the 1 800 number to schedule an info pass at your local USCIS. Take the receipt and other proof that you are an LPR... Read more »

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Q: Does the Schengen Area travel ban exception apply if I live in the US and he lives in Germany?

My husband and I were discussing him coming to visit me during this pandemic (for personal health reasons), but I'm not sure if it's entirely possible. He's a foreign national (German) who resides in Germany. I know with the travel ban against the Schengen Area, he would generally be... Read more »

Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
answered on Apr 9, 2020

Being married per se will likely not allow him

entry but an approved immigration status would. You should explore petitioning for him.

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Q: I got married in Missouri and my husband moved away without telling me anything can I file for my green card??

He is an American citizen so can I file under the abandonment laws??

Adan Vega
Adan Vega
answered on Mar 5, 2020

If you experienced battery or extreme cruelty by your U. S. citizen spouse, you can file the FORM I-360 with USCIS and request the benefits of a VAWA petition.

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Q: I want the title of ownership transferred to me but i don't have a driver license or a permanent resident status

Hi?! I have applied for asylum or withholding of removal like a week ago. there is an already registered car that my uncle want to give me.

will i be able to put my names on the car even though I don't have a licence? i should be getting the application receipt(for asylum) in like 2... Read more »

Allen C. Ladd
Allen C. Ladd
answered on Jan 27, 2020

Check with your state's DMV. Ask if they need a Social Security Number, and any other requirements. If you go in person to the DMV, wait until you have your I-589 asylum application receipt notice. (Scan the original and email it to yourself so you have it in the cloud, make a copy and... Read more »

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Q: In Missouri, can an immigant and a U. S. Citizen apply for a marriage license. If so, what are the requirements?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jan 18, 2020

Yes some states require a valid picture ID like an unexpired passport with photo id. For the immigrant spouse.

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Q: I and our 3 kids are dual UK-USA citizens. My wife is USA only. Can kids move to UK with me? If wife wishes to remain...

There's a little disharmony in paradise. Wife wishes to remain in USA (being only a US citizen) and is a stay-home Mom; she has not been employed in over 15 years. I am the sole income. I and all kids wish to move back to England. Kids were born in USA but are all naturalized as UK citizens... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner
answered on Aug 12, 2019

You both have equal rights to the children; so the children may move to the UK with you, but she can also submit a court action to have them returned if she disagrees. Talk to an attorney in the jurisdiction where your family lives to discuss your options.

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Q: How is "good cause" defined for asylum cases?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 4, 2018

"Good cause is defined as a reasonable excuse for being unable to appear for an asylum interview. What may be a reasonable excuse for one applicant may not be reasonable when looking at the circumstances of another applicant. In reviewing whether there is good cause for your failure to appear... Read more »

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Q: I met my now fiancee (for almost three years now) when she was a webcam model in the Romania. Should we tell the truth?

I am interested to know if we should tell the truth about how we met, or if we should say that we met on a video game (somewhat valid since we played a MMORPG together for two years) or forum community.

I was also a male model at the time, but in the United States of America it is legal,... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Dec 4, 2018

If you are hoping for an attorney to tell you that you should lie or be misleading, I don't believe you will get the answer you desire.

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