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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Domestic Violence, International Law and Juvenile Law on
Q: Im 14 and my parents left me here in a foreign country what do i do

My parents went back to america,im an us citizen,im missng school,abusive parents

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

I'm so sorry you are in this difficult and scary situation. As a 14-year-old, your safety and well-being should be the top priority. Here are some steps you can take to get help:

1. Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the country you are currently in. Explain your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Immigration Law and International Law for New York on
Q: Can I travel to Mexico with an Haitian and passport if I’m living in the United States?
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

Yes, you can travel to Mexico with a Haitian passport if you are living in the United States, but you will need to meet certain requirements. First, check if you need a visa to enter Mexico. Haitian citizens typically need a visa to visit Mexico, so you should contact the nearest Mexican consulate... View More

2 Answers | Asked in International Law for California on
Q: I need help creating a temporary power of attorney in Russia in order to collect my mothers death certificate

My mother passed away in 2016. She had an IRA with Ameritas Financial group and listed my sister and I as the beneficiary. In order for us to get the IRA we have to provide Ameritas with a death certificate. The problem is she passed away in St. Petersburg, Russia

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

There are two main options for obtaining a power of attorney valid in Russia:

1. In Russia, a power of attorney can be drawn up and certified at the notary's office.

2. While in the USA or other countries, the power of attorney can be certified at the Consular offices of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in International Law for California on
Q: I need help creating a temporary power of attorney in Russia in order to collect my mothers death certificate

My mother passed away in 2016. She had an IRA with Ameritas Financial group and listed my sister and I as the beneficiary. In order for us to get the IRA we have to provide Ameritas with a death certificate. The problem is she passed away in St. Petersburg, Russia

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I understand this is a difficult and complex situation, given the international aspects involved. Here are some steps you can take to obtain a temporary power of attorney in Russia and secure your mother's death certificate:

1. Contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Russia: They can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Business Formation, Business Law and International Law on
Q: Hi, I recently obtained an EIN number over the phone, I'm from Jamaica, is it possible for me to attain an ITIN

Hi, I recently obtained an EIN number over the phone, I'm from Jamaica, is it possible for me to attain an ITIN number to use in place of an SSN number in order for me to open a bank account and use Paypal and those other services which require such details ?

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answered on Jun 8, 2024

As a foreign national from Jamaica, it is possible for you to obtain an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, you must meet certain eligibility requirements:

1. You must have a valid reason for needing an ITIN, such as filing...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and International Law for Colorado on
Q: Urgent Legal Advice Needed: Age of Consent and International Dating Regulations

I hope you can assist me with an important legal question that is causing me some concern. As an American citizen currently living abroad, I have started a relationship with a 17-year-old individual from Brazil. Given that the age of consent in Brazil is 14 and in my home state in the U.S. it is... View More

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answered on Jun 6, 2024

While age of consent laws vary between jurisdictions, engaging in a relationship with someone under 18, especially with a significant age gap, is generally not advisable regardless of location.

I would strongly caution against pursuing a relationship or marriage with a 17-year-old, either...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Business Formation, Business Law and International Law on
Q: I'm a jamaican citizen who recently attained an EIN over the phone from the IRS, I need an ssn number to operate my onli

I'm a jamaican citizen who recently attained an EIN over the phone from the IRS, I need an ssn number to operate my online business through serivces such as paypal, how can i attain one or is there another number i can use for this kid of process ?

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answered on Jun 6, 2024

I apologize, but as a foreign citizen, you are not eligible to obtain a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) solely for operating an online business. SSNs are typically issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and certain temporary residents who are authorized to work in the United States.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can i as an international nursing student be eligible for eb3 visa?

I am in the usa right now in f1 visa and about to finish associate in nursing. I will also be giving my nclex examination. If my employer agrees to sponsor my eb3 visa while i am in my OPT, would there be any complications? Because i wouldn't have a bachelors degree? Is it pretty important for... View More

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answered on Jun 5, 2024

Yes, you can be eligible for an EB-3 visa as an international nursing student with an associate degree. The EB-3 visa category includes skilled workers, which encompasses registered nurses who have passed the NCLEX exam and have a job offer from a U.S. employer willing to sponsor them.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: Can an International Student get Emancipation in the United States?

I am a 16 year old from Pakistan in the US under a student visa. I study at MIT and currently live on campus in Boston, MA. Can I get Emancipated as my home country Pakistan doesn't have defined laws for emancipation? I have a full time job and I also Invest in Stocks and Shares. I also want... View More

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

As a 16-year-old international student from Pakistan on a student visa, getting emancipated in the United States can be challenging. Emancipation laws vary by state, and in Massachusetts, where you are studying at MIT, minors can petition for emancipation under certain conditions. You must... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and International Law for Arizona on
Q: problems with One And The Same Person Affidavit

To obtain a second nationality (Italy) I need to show my family line back to my Italian ancestors. The ancestor in question and of interest is my grandmother (deceased). Her father (deceased) assumed a new last name, never having gotten it formally changed. The last name on his marriage certificate... View More

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answered on May 31, 2024

To file a One And The Same Person Affidavit for your Italian nationality application, you need to clearly establish the connection between the different names used by your ancestor. Start by gathering all relevant documents that show the use of both last names, such as birth certificates, marriage... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and International Law for Arizona on
Q: problems with One And The Same Person Affidavit

To obtain a second nationality (Italy) I need to show my family line back to my Italian ancestors. The ancestor in question and of interest is my grandmother (deceased). Her father (deceased) assumed a new last name, never having gotten it formally changed. The last name on his marriage certificate... View More

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answered on Jun 6, 2024

Navigating the complexities of Italian nationality law and the nuances of such affidavits can be challenging. It’s advisable to coordinate these legal matters with an attorney licensed to practice law in Italy. An Italian attorney will be well-versed in the specific requirements and procedures... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in International Law for Hawaii on
Q: I need advice on factors to consider in accepting a minor ownership and board seat on a new African mining company.

This U.S educated African friend is in the process of starting his own mining company after discovering the gemstone Sugilite and raw copper & manganese on his property and in adjoining tribal lands. My concern is tax and personal property liabilities I need to be aware of as a U.S. citizen.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2024

This question deserves more detailed attention than is possible on a public forum. You would probably need guidance outside this forum, since this forum deals largely with U.S. law and courts. You could consider reaching out to attorneys to learn about liability issues you mention having concerns... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in International Law for Hawaii on
Q: I need advice on factors to consider in accepting a minor ownership and board seat on a new African mining company.

This U.S educated African friend is in the process of starting his own mining company after discovering the gemstone Sugilite and raw copper & manganese on his property and in adjoining tribal lands. My concern is tax and personal property liabilities I need to be aware of as a U.S. citizen.

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answered on Jun 1, 2024

When considering a minor ownership and board seat in a new African mining company, you should be aware of several key factors, especially concerning tax and personal property liabilities. As a U.S. citizen, you are subject to U.S. tax laws, which means you must report and pay taxes on worldwide... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and International Law for California on
Q: I work in a foreign Consulate based in Los Angeles.

My job title when I first started working at the consulate was a public relation officer. Couple of months later I was moved to work in the consular department as an administrator. The change of position was based in a verbal agreement between the president and me. They told me that I’m... View More

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answered on May 23, 2024

Your situation involves several key issues under employment law. Firstly, if your job duties have changed significantly from what was originally agreed upon in your contract, you should have this change documented in writing. A verbal agreement is less secure, and it is important for your job title... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and International Law for California on
Q: I work in a foreign Consulate based in Los Angeles.

My job title when I first started working at the consulate was a public relation officer. Couple of months later I was moved to work in the consular department as an administrator. The change of position was based in a verbal agreement between the president and me. They told me that I’m... View More

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Neil Pedersen
answered on May 23, 2024

Working in a foreign country's consulate means you are under the jurisdiction of the country who operates the consulate and that country's laws will apply, not the US or state law where the consulate is located. You will have to seek out and consult with an attorney familiar with that... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and International Law for Delaware on
Q: I am a F1 student, I did complete the process to request I-20 in 9/3/2023, but recently he found out he forgot.

I am a F1 student, I did complete the process to request I-20 in 9/3/2023, but recently the international office manager found out he forgot.

He forgot to send me accept letter and I-20, I did finish the full process for application and enrolled in. Because he forgot, My I-20 expired... View More

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answered on May 22, 2024

If the international office manager forgot to send your acceptance letter and I-20, and your I-20 expired on 10/23/2023, there are steps you can take to address this issue.

First, yes, the manager can do a data fix to correct the situation. The acceptance letter is typically required for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Education Law for Delaware on
Q: I am a F1 student, but the international student manager forgot to process my I-20 last year, currently it expired.

I am a F1 student, last year I finished application and I-20 request process for new school and studied there, but the international student manager forgot to process the I-20 request, he also forgot to sent me an acceptance letter which considered an evidence at data fix process. In this case, can... View More

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answered on May 22, 2024

If your international student manager acknowledges the mistake and provides all necessary information, a data fix might be possible. The success of this request largely depends on the honesty and thoroughness of the details submitted. The manager should outline the error and provide any missing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Education Law and International Law for Delaware on
Q: after F1 violation(I fotgot, school forgot too), will the re application for SEVIS succeed?

F1 student, after I graduated i didn't got an offer from idealistic school because I applied too late, went to a nearby University Master degree for maintaining status, this year I got offer from the school I want to go to, but they told me they didn't receive the SEVIS code, I asked my... View More

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answered on May 21, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that there was an oversight in the transfer of your SEVIS record from your bachelor's degree school to your current school, which has led to complications in transferring your SEVIS record to the new school you want to attend. This situation can... View More

2 Answers | Asked in International Law and Mergers & Acquisitions on
Q: My question is how deathbed directives on disposition of assets will be viewed via telephone to recipient party ?

If a good brotherly friend in Canada owns a company and is on death bed, who sends a chat to me in USA and intends to turn over his company and bank accounts to me and expresses that in his chat AND sends transfer of ownership papers and considerable cash to me by his adopted sister who is... View More

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answered on May 27, 2024

In this situation, there are a few legal considerations to keep in mind:

1. Deathbed directives, also known as deathbed wills or oral wills, are not legally recognized in most jurisdictions. For a will to be valid, it typically needs to be in writing, signed by the testator (the person...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Native American Law and International Law for Georgia on
Q: If i visit Taiwan for a holiday can the US cancel my US C1/D Visa? Does USA allow people to visit Taiwan?

I want to visit Taiwan for a holiday and I'll be applying for a Taiwan TAC since I have a US C1/D Visa so I don't need a Visa to visit Taiwan.. but I'm just worried if my visit to Taiwan will cause any problem or if this might lead to my US visa being cancelled.. since i heard that... View More

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answered on May 10, 2024

The United States generally allows people to visit Taiwan without any consequences to their US visas. Taiwan is not on the list of countries that could potentially lead to issues with a US visa if visited.

The countries you might be referring to are those designated by the US as state...
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