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Q: I have an Italian friend online who wants to meet. Will she have trouble getting into the US to stay with me?

We have never met in person before. She is a college student. She would be staying at my house with my family. The stay will be about 60 days then she will return to Italy to get back to her college studies.

Juan V. Cervantes
Juan V. Cervantes answered on Jul 8, 2017

So long as she can prove she intends to maintain her foreign residence, it should not be a problem.

If you want to ensure that she arrives in the US without a hitch, contact an immigration attorney so they can guide you and her through the process.

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Q: Can I serve papers by courier abroad to a non-Hague country?

I need to serve papers to an individual in Malaysia, a non-Hague country. I have the woman's mailing address/location. Here is what the US Dept of State says about service:

"Malaysia is not a party to the Hague Service Convention. In the absence of any prohibition against it, service of... Read more »

Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris answered on Feb 15, 2017

This would be valid service under Michigan law, provided that the courier is a competent adult who is not a party or an officer of a corporate party. But that does not mean that the Michigan court would have jurisdiction over the defendant, or that the judgment you might obtain would be... Read more »

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