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Q: What should do I do to avoid any circumstances for two traffic tickets in my next appearance in the court?

I'm F1 visa student who just moved to Missouri from Kansas state and I couldn't get a driver license from Kansas City, MO since my visa has expired. Anyway, when I was a resident in overland park, Kansas City, I had two tickets. The first one for "failure to avoid a collision"... Read more »

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 11, 2018

Generally speaking, not knowing the law is not a defense. You should seek a traffic attorney if you don't know what to say in Court. I will also seek the advice of an immigration attorney to fix your F-1 Out of Status as soon as you can. It is not a good idea to drive without a driver's license.

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Q: Are citizens expected to report to authorities for an "anchor baby" situation?

We know a couple who arrived just a week ago and the wife is fully pregnant (8 months, at least). At least, the wife is going to stay here until the end of March. What (if any) should we do? The husband, who just arrived with her, is heading back home in two days on some family emergency in Dubai... Read more »

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 8, 2018

It depends on her visa status. She can apply for an extension if she needs to stay longer. You should talk to a lawyer to make sure all your questions are answered.

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Q: Charged with public intoxication. I paid fine and complete the PDP program. How would that affect my green card renewal?

It was my first criminal offense. I was never arrested. I just had to go to the court and pay the fine. If I didn't do the PDP program, I would have had a hearing and presented in front of the judge

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 7, 2018

You should have all the paperwork ready and disclose honestly on your green card renewal application. See an attorney if you are not sure how to do it. Good luck

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Q: Dual Citizenship: German and American

I am German Citizenship and am applying for US Citizenship right now. I just found out that the moment I accept the US Citizenship I will automatically loose my German one UNLESS I applied and received a retention permission from Germany before I accept the US Citizenship. I just applied for that... Read more »

Maya King
Maya King answered on Feb 5, 2018

You are not a U.S. citizen until you have been sworn in. Even after you pass the interview, you cannot call yourself a U.S. citizen until you receive the naturalization certificate. It's common to reschedule interviews or oath dates, people travel, get sick, etc. However, failing to appear... Read more »

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Q: Getting married soon but wife and I won't live together until September. Need to file for a green card. Currently on H1B

Since we won't be living together until September, should I submit evidence proving our marriage is in good faith when I file for the green card in February? I am currently on an H1B visa.

Maya King
Maya King answered on Jan 17, 2018

You should always submit evidence of your relationship and supplement it. If you are unsure about what to do, your should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

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Q: Does my aunt need to appear in court or can she just pay a fine? What are the possible penalties?

My aunt who is an illegal immigrant got pulled over for going 45 in a 35. The officer gave her a warning for speeding but gave her a slip that says she has to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license. This is her first time getting in trouble for anything. Because she is a single... Read more »

Roger Carl Algase
Roger Carl Algase answered on Jan 9, 2018

Before doing anything else, your aunt needs to consult with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in both criminal law and deportation law. This is a situation that could very possibly lead to serious problems for her.

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Q: My husband lives in Mexico & I'm wanting to fill out for his papers. How much & long would the process be

However he hasn't traspassed the U.S

Matthew J Hartnett
Matthew J Hartnett answered on Jul 29, 2017

The filing fee for a permanent resident or US citizen to file for their spouse that the US government charges is $535. In addition, lawyers charge fees to prepare if you hired an attorney. It depends on a number of factors in terms of length of time the process would take. Consider consulting... Read more »

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Q: I am a US citizen. My husband's 2-year green card expired 3 years ago (while overseas). Can he get 10-year card now?

Before his 2-year card expired, we moved overseas together. He now wants to move back but wants to get a 10-year green card. Is that possible?

Jennifer Lynn Cervantes
Jennifer Lynn Cervantes answered on Jul 10, 2017

You really need to contact an immigration attorney.

From what I understood from your question: he obtained his green card based on your marriage and obtained a conditional 2 yr. green card. He then left country and remained overseas.

In order to remain a permanent resident, a...
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Q: H1B for 9yr & quit job 1 month back.Does it put me in out of status?Can I do a H1B transfer now if I find a new job soon

Been in H1B with green card priority date:Apr 2010. Had to leave job 1st week of June for personal reasons. Applying for jobs and taking interviews right now. My question is will I be able to transfer from previous job to new one when I get one in next week or should they apply a new one in the 60... Read more »

Roger Carl Algase
Roger Carl Algase answered on Jul 3, 2017

There is now a 60-day grace period to file an H-1B transfer petition, beginning from the date of your last day at work in the job you have just left.

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Q: As a salvadorian how do i get a police record for immigration purpose since i have to be present to get one
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jan 12, 2017

Check with the requirements for ES on the NVC website and on the ES website. Some countries allow you to give power of attorney to someone or an attorney in ES. The requirements of the NVC have recently changed for various countries.

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Q: hello i just want to ask coz we are here in the US for a b1/b2 visa

but suddenly while are here for vacation we have came to decide to let our 6 year old child to study here, how can we convert our visa?

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Dec 28, 2016

I suggest you consult with a experienced immigration attorney who will determine whether you qualify for any visa. Do not overstay your visas. An overstay will make it very difficult to receive new visa or extend your current visa.

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Q: I am a naturalized citizen. We want to apply green card for my mom while she is on a b-2 visa. is that safe to apply?

can we apply for her after 60 days she entered united state?

( SHE is coming to help with my new born baby)

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on May 12, 2016

If you are a US citizen you can apply for her but the approval process might take a while depending on which country your mother is from. I suggest talking to an immigration attorney to get some help and guidance regarding this matter. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free... Read more »

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Q: If I am a U.S. Citizen and I marry an illegal from Nicaragua does he have to go back there before he can have his papers
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Jan 19, 2016

It depends on how he entered the country. There are ways to do it where he does not have to leave the country. It all depends on the attorney. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations and talk to an attorney soon. All the best.

-Shan...
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Q: My priority date is current now but I turned 21 on march 4th, 2014. I was on the F3 visa category. What can I do?

My grandfather applied immigration for my mother and me and my brother was in the process since we were minors. I have been living in USA on F1 visa from July 14th, 2014.

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Oct 15, 2015

You may still be able to apply under the previous category if your CSPA adjusted age is under 21. To calculate that age more information is needed, so please contact an immigration attorney in private to help you with this process. All the best.

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Q: Can I have a free game on iOS and Android App Stores which can generate income through Ads while on H1B Visa in the US?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 12, 2015

Yes, this is not considered employment.

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Q: I got denied citizenship for lack of good moral character, I had a charge back in 2009 for theft at Walmart.

I got denied citizenship for lack of good moral character, I had a charge back in 2009 for theft at Walmart. I was 18 back then when i committed the crime but I successfully completed my diversion and have not been in trouble ever since. When I filled for naturalization I forgot to mention on the... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Aug 27, 2015

Seek advice from an experienced immigration attorney. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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Q: I have a criminal investigation going on, can I still apply my fiance for a K1 Visa?
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on Jul 23, 2015

It depends on what kind of investigation is going on. In most situations criminal investigations will not prevent you for applying for your fiance but in some cases they do. So talk to an immigration attorney in private tell them what investigation is going on. All the best.

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Q: Do my spouse have to live in the United states to file i485?

My husband have a b2 visitors visa. I. Sent in an i130 to petition for him. Do he have to live in America for me to send in his i485?

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Jun 19, 2015

Seek for advice from an experienced immigration attorney. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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Q: I had conditional residence of two years that I obtain by my husband who is a citizen unfortunately my card expired on

Jan 01 2014 ,I hadn't renew because after husband lost job everything went downhill we are now getting on our feet and would like to know if I could get deported or if I could still renew even if it was to take longer we have been together ever since 2009 have a daughter Is there still a... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on May 2, 2015

The stated facts create a complex case. Assistance of an experienced immigration attorney is encouraged. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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Q: My husband of 1yr is a u.s. citizen & army. I entered illegally in the US at the age of 3. Do I qualify for citizenship?

I have never left the US, only have 1 misdemeanor when i was 16 for petty theft and its all cleared up now. I am 19 and he is 20. He has been in the military (national gaurd) for 3 years and almost has his Srgt.

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers answered on Jan 21, 2015

The stated facts create a complex case. Complete contact form on our website to learn how we proceed with your case. Good luck.

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