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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Missouri on
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 bring the... 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Missouri on
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 with UK... 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
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 at... 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
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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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: where can i get help filling out an application for citizenship
Ms Grace I Gardiner
Ms Grace I Gardiner answered on Dec 2, 2018

Generally we recommend working with an experienced immigration attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I need to get a new I-94 after I renew my passport?

Do I need to get a new I-94 after I renew my passport?

I am on an H4. My I-94 is about to expire as the I-94 validity was shorter than H4 visa as my passport was about to expire. Now that I have renewed my passport, do I need to apply for a new I-94? After my last entry, My husband I-797... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Nov 12, 2018

You will need to request an extension of your current status before it expires.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Custody for Missouri on
Q: My sons father was recently released on bond from a detention center facing deportation, he is an illegal immigrant.

He has filed for joint custody. He wants to take my son to California from Missouri, but with being released on bond can he leave the state? Also, can I file for full custody?

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Aug 9, 2018

Unless the two of you are married, or have an existing court order, you are the only one with rights to the child; he can't take the child anywhere. Furthermore, it does depend a little upon the conditions of his release, but typically, if he has been released on bond, he won't be able to leave... Read more »

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Q: I have a 10-yr green card since 1984. Applying citizenship. Came in 1981 as church volunteer fr/Canada. What visa did I?

Just trying to figure out what visa I might have had back then. B-1? It lasted for over 2 years.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Jul 18, 2018

Hard to say. Could have been a religious worker visa. From Canada you would not have necessarily needed a visa for tourism.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: I just found out I was pregnant. My boyfriend wants to apply for a visitor Visa. Which Visa app should he apply for

He is from Dominican Republic and wants to be present for appointments and child birth. Can he apply for visitors Visa and request to stay until the child Is born? I know it says 90 days

Yes I am a natural born US Citizen. We have discussed marriage just not in a rush right now with... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 21, 2018

Need more facts to answer your question. Are you a US citizen? Are you and your boyfriend planning to get married? If so, are you going to sponsor him for a green card?

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Q: If i get divorced does it affect my green card status?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Jun 15, 2018

It depends. What is your present "green card status"? 10 year green card? 2 year green card? Pending application for green card? How did you obtain a green card?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: EAD, I-145, for F2A F1 student (general strategy)

I am on an F1 visa. I'll be done with a rule 212(e) from a prior J1 visa in December 2018. If my LPR spouse files I-130 in January (she'll be eligible to naturalize in April 2020, one month before I graduate), do you think I'd be able to use Table B to get an EAD before I graduate? Or should I just... Read more »

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on May 25, 2018

Confusing. Are you getting a J waiver or are you spending the required 2 years in your country?

Are you eligible for STEM OPT?

You should schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: How long can I stay in the US on a B1?
Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on May 11, 2018

The CBP officer at the airport where you enter the US will make that determination. If you need more time, you can apply to extend your B-1 status.

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Q: H4 was valid till Sep 2017,extension filed in Oct 2017 and still pending. Can I travel Canada or India to get H4 stamp?
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts answered on May 10, 2018

If you are asking about getting a stamping after the H4 is approved, then yes it is okay to travel outside the US. But if you plan on traveling outside while it is still pending, it is not recommended.

All the best.

-Shan Potts

www.pottsmartinez.com

+1 (323) 803...
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Q: Can I travel overseas with pending I485? I am a current F1 visa holder.

My us citizen sibling petitioned me for a green card. I130 is already approved and I485 is pending. Can I go overseas for 2 weeks, or must I stay till I receive the green card?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on May 9, 2018

If you have an Advance Parole, you can travel overseas while your I-485 is pending.

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Q: My daughter will marry her high school sweetheart from Mexico. He came to the US at 6 years old. Dad had a work visa.

The visa has expired. He has been here over 10 years. What are his options to become a citizen and to attend college?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Apr 30, 2018

If your daughter is a US citizen and she marries her boyfriend, she can sponsor him for a green card. If he did not enter the US lawfully, they should meet together with an immigration lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: My fiancé is from Australia and I'm a US citizen. Can we marry on a tourist visa if she is going to travel back often?

She has traveled here twice since last July on a tourist visa and I have went there once. She is pregnant and due in September. We are wanting to get married in USA in July then she will travel back to Australia, she's currently there now, then in Oct we both come back here to USA. She is planning... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Apr 23, 2018

That is a complicated question. A tourist is coming to the US for a short, temporary time period, but getting married when one is in the US as a tourist suggests that the person is going to do just the opposite. If she states to an immigration officer that she is going to marry a US citizen once... Read more »

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Q: my fiancee is a permanent res. but he is in jail and they have him on an immigration hold, why?
Maya King
Maya King answered on Apr 18, 2018

It could be a criminal hold if he was arrested. You need more information - contact ICE or an immigration attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: About R1& R2 visa? When changing the status from F to R1 do i need to attend the interview for visa stamp in USA?

I was in F2 status. Now i had applied I-129R with USCIS. And got approval notice from them. And what is the next procedure? Do i need to apply for visa interview for stamping the visa in passport. I am in USA itself. With this approval notice can i renew my Texas Driving license and apply SSN? OR... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Mar 15, 2018

It sounds like you changed your status, since you did it within the US. You should have gotten a document containing an I-94 that shows your new status. You do not need to leave the US to get a visa. If you do leave the US, you will not be able to come back unless you get a visa to do so.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Missouri on
Q: My friend has a green card - are there any restrictions for her leaving and

then getting back into the country for a rafting trip we're planning in Argentina?

Maya King
Maya King answered on Jan 26, 2018

There shouldn't be any. Unless there are any outstanding criminal charges or warrants for her arrest. She needs a valid passport and a valid green card to travel.

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