International Law Questions & Answers

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Hello, I am international student and I have F1 visa and worried to extend my visa,,,,

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Myron Morales' answer
This case should not affect your ability to apply for an extension of your F-1 visa. You should consult with an attorney about a possible U visa application based on the crime committed against you.

Q: A Swedish national and I plan to marry and remain in our respective countries for two years. What paperwork do we need?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Utah on
Answered on Nov 13, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
We can’t answer the question re: visiting your fiancé/spouse in Sweden; for your spouse to visit you here s/he must show a preponderance of evidence that she will return to Sweden after visiting you. She doesn’t need a visa to visa, since Sweden is a visa waiver country, but proof of employment, residence, family, assets, etc. Being married to a USC spouse carries a great deal of weight when determining if someone will remain in the US or not, so your fiancé/spouse will really want to...

Q: I just learned that I inadvertently committed a federal financial crime. Should I write a letter of explanation to IRS?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and International Law for Washington on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
You need to speak with an attorney familiar with federal law around international financial transactions.

Q: What is the monety amou t required bond or surety for a city manager

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Constitutional Law, International Law and Native American Law for Oregon on
Answered on Oct 31, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could try reposting this question and including Municipal Law under your categories. It might have a better chance of being picked up there.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Hello, I'm a student and we have this homework in Critical Thinking that has international Politics involved.

2 Answers | Asked in International Law on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Did your teacher or professor suggest that you get your ideas for your Critical Thinking class from the Internet or by interviewing lawyers? Otherwise, even though your methodology may be creative, it is probably depriving you of the benefits of the assignment, and it is therefore cheating. While cheating is often an element of diplomacy, as compulsive lying seems to be an element of modern, Presidential politics, chesting is not a permitted venue for academic pursuit.

Q: Are there a specific set of laws that are followed throughout the world or do countries just make their own laws without

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 27, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Generally, countries make their own laws. Their laws apply within their borders and they don’t ordinarily worry about their laws not being identical to those of other countries. However, countries may honor the laws of other countries. Countries may also enter into international treaties, where they agree with other countries as to how certain activities will be governed. Additionally, in some areas, such as aviation or maritime, countries can agree to follow certain conventions or protocols...

Q: Can I sue a business partner in India for not releasing my contracts back to me?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Internet Law for Arizona on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Of course, but that may not be the question you want to ask. You want to ask “Where May I sue my partner for depriving me of my rights under my contracts with him?” That Answer depends on where the contracts were made; it may depend on where the contracts were intended to be performed; and it likely depends on where you may find assets belonging to you partner to satisfy whatever judgment you might win. Or, your question might be “What can I do to enforce my rights under this contract?”...

Q: I need to know who to contact to figure out why I was stopped at the Canada border and what I need to do to clear it up.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for California on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
It sounds like a Canadian issue, not a U.S. issue, and it sounds like you did something bad after you realized that you forgot your passport, and you were permanently excluded by Canadian authorities. You might start with a Canadian immigration lawyer, and they don't hang out at Justia unless they are also US lawyers. Good luck.

Q: Do international companies located outside the USA have to pay Sales tax in colorado for goods purchased.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Unlike VAT, sales tax is paid by the vendor at point of sale. So, if the purchase was in Colorado, the vendor must report and pay sales tax on the sale unless there is an exemption under state law. Such exemptions often exist for non-profit charitable entities with § 501(c) status, but the exemptions are controlled by Colorado state law. You should consult a lawyer in Colorado for details.

Q: How Can I get a REFUND

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Education Law and International Law on
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You could consult with an attorney who is able to examine the legal issues you mention in greater detail. At the very least, you could learn the deadlines and statutes of limitations within which you would need to act to preserve your legal rights. An attorney might be able to help you identify legal theories related to being misled, as you describe your situation, such as whether there were misrepresentations made to you. There could possibly be other legal theories as well.

Q: My ex owes 12 years of cs.he lives in the us..We live in germany. He has signed all the papers when she was born.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and International Law on
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
You need to consult a family lawyer in the jurisdiction where the child lives, in this case Germany. I don't believe German lawyers participate in Justia. Once the court in the jurisdiction where the child resides takes jurisdiction, the judgment entered there can be enforced in any state of the United States.

Q: If I was in a different country when a legal dispute arose, but I'm now back in the US still dealing with it, will a US

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
There are a number of unknowns and I would not be able to provide a meaningful answer based on the facts here. It could be helpful, or even necessary, to consult with an attorney who would likely have additional questions. Some of these questions might include whether a U.S. court has already exercised subject matter jurisdiction over the dispute, if there is personal jurisdiction over the other party, choice of law provisions in the contract if the dispute is based on contract, where the...

Q: Non payment of royalties and denial of termination of contract by Westbow Press Publishing company.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Copyright, Intellectual Property and International Law on
Answered on Sep 11, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Westbow Publishing appears to be a Christian self-publisher service located in Bloomington, Indiana. There appear to be complaints about their responsiveness on the Internet, and, for most authors, royalties from self-publishing are quite small or non-existent. But, if you have earned significant, unpaid royalties that remain unpaid, you should seek litigation or creditors’ rights (debt collection) counsel in Bloomington.

Q: What are my rights as a multiple generation descendant of colonisers in South Africa? According to the law, am I legal?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
Your question is not one of International Law, but of South African Law, and your best answers would be from a South African lawyer. That said, I can suggest that I know a bit about yoir country, and perhaps a bit more than you know. The Afrikaners, ethnic Dutch and Hugonaut settlers who arrived in South Africa in the 17th century, are quite distinct from the British immigrants who arrived after the Napoleonic Wars and ultimately prevailed in the Boer Wars. More recently, the African native...

Q: Please see more information

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and International Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
It sounds as if this is private organization, where your boyfriend decided to study aviation. They can set their own rules. If the students cannot accept their rules, I would imagine they can leave the program.

Therefore, you will need to accept these rules. I am hopeful that your boyfriend will graduate in short order, so you can see him with great frequency.

Q: I am a U.S. citizen who is planning to marry my Polish girlfriend, who lives in Warsaw.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Indiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Richard Sternberg's answer
If you are emigrating to Poland, you need to consult with and follow the advice of a Polish immigration lawyer. Lawyers licensed in the U.S. only are not qualified to answer, and it is ethically questionable to communicate with a represented client. If you doubt the advice of your Polish immigration lawyer, you should seek a second opinion from another Polish immigration lawyer.

Q: Petitioning for naturalization

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Your wife has conditional residence. She (and you) will need to file to have conditions removed within the 90-day period preceding the expiration of her current green card. She cannot skip this part.

Q: Does residing in US mean since legal status or since actual move?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
From the time you became an LPR. (green card). You have a conditional green card, so you will need to apply to have the conditions removed no sooner than November 2018 and no later than February 2019. You can apply for citizenship in February 2020.

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