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Q: How can i get an f-1 visa if i am an immigrant?

I am a 16 year old immigrant living in the united states since i was five years old. I've been thinking about what i'm going to do after high school (I am a sophomore in high school at the moment). I want to get into college but it is to my understanding that i need an f-1 visa. How do i... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Mar 3, 2016

Do you currently have a green card?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Immigration Law and Juvenile Law for Wisconsin on
Q: If applying for a fiancé visa do I need to report these on the application and would it cause a refusal?

I received two underage drinking tickets and a DUI (stupid mistakes all over 5 years ago.) so I'm wondering when it asked if you've been convicted of a crime more than 3 times related to alcohol on the application would I need to disclose all of this. And would this cause issues/refusal?... Read more »

Brendan Lee McAvoy
Brendan Lee McAvoy
answered on Feb 23, 2016

Your question needs more detail. Was the DUI in Wisconsin? Generally, the OWI 1st is not a misdemeanor, although depending on the severity of the crime this may not be the case. Tickets are generally municipal forfeitures and not criminal convictions. If you are unsure on the results of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: What process does my friend need to go through in order to work here?

I am asking on behalf of a friend -- she wants to be able to work in the US. Her mother was born on a US air force base in Greece and was a US citizen by birth, she later then moved to Greece and grew up there and eventually married her husband who is not a US citizen. she later had a child who is... Read more »

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Feb 21, 2016

You should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney, who will investigate the facts and the citizenship law in the year 1995 to provide you with the best advice. Good luck. www.aba-us.com

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Q: I am currently visiting my fiancé in the US. I have gone past my stay. Will my visa be cancelled for future use?

My visa is valid till 2025. And my stay expired in November.

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Feb 21, 2016

You are violating the immigration law of the USA when you overstay your visa authorization.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: f1 reinstatement denied on 9/1/15 & i applied for i-290b. I got denied on 12/1/15 when will my unlawful presence start?

will it start from 9/1/15? or 12/1/15??

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Jan 6, 2016

The unlawful presence started when your F1 expired

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can she continue staying in the US after marriage when her stay expired?

A Vietnamese entered US as a visitor. She got married to a US citizen. They already established a marriage certificate. Afterward, they applied forms: I-130, I-485, and I-693. However, her stay passed 5-month beyond her expiry date. Can she continue staying to wait for the result to become a legal... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Oct 21, 2015

If the I-485 is already filed, YES. She can wait here until she gets a decision. All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only general in nature cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known. It is your responsibility...
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Q: If I marry in the phillipines could my spouse come to the USA on a tourist visa and apply for a green card.
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Oct 1, 2015

If you get married in the philippines your spouse's tourist visa will most likely be denied. If you are a US citizen you can file a fiance visa for your spouse to come here so you can get married and begin the green card process here or you can marry your spouse in philippines and handle the... Read more »

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Q: If I marry in the phillipines could my spouse come to the USA on a tourist visa and apply for a green card.
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Oct 1, 2015

If you get married in the philippines your spouse's tourist visa will most likely be denied. If you are a US citizen you can file a fiance visa for your spouse to come here so you can get married and begin the green card process here or you can marry your spouse in philippines and handle the... Read more »

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Q: I am an American citizen living and working in Sweden and my Swedish husband and I would like to move to the United

States to help my elderly parents. I know I need to financially sponsor him but do I need to move back to the US first and get a job before we start the proceedings to get him into the US? Is there any chance that that after I do that,....that our petition will be declined? He is retired and I... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Sep 29, 2015

You petition will not be denied based on this reason, if you are able to prove to the interviewer that your marriage was bona fide your application will be approved. If you cannot sponsor him you can have a co sponsor who will be able to sponsor your husband. Talk to an immigration attorney to find... Read more »

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Q: I received my 1st ever speeding ticket in IL on a WI license and not sure what to do

I was reportedly going 88 in a 70 zone. This is my first ever ticket that I got in IL while driving on a WI license. Ive read that a court supervision is better than a conviction which in WI is 4 points (need 12 points in 1 yr frame for suspension. So I am leaning towards the court supervision but... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Sep 10, 2015

Speeding tickets and DUIs do not affect your visa applications do not worry. And no whatever the court says is final you can maybe appeal in a higher court which is going to cost you more money. All the best.

15 years of successful immigration law experience. The answer above is only...
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Q: I feel in love with him but orginally a "sham marriage"

I was friends with a pakistani guy and he asked me to marry his brother.. me not having a family was promised a family by him and his family. Saying they would always be there for me and love me. My friend also said he would give me money for marrying his brother and getting his green card. Well... Read more »

Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
answered on Jul 6, 2015

If the Judge finds out you knew this was a sham marriage before you married that guy, yes you might get into trouble. You should really consider talking to an attorney about this and dont share the details like this in public, because anything you say can and will be used against you. All the best.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Hello,I'm married for 4 yrs.Have a green card but want to move out my husband home,what is my legal rights.

We don't have any kids,house etc nothing together so can I leave.

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Jun 15, 2015

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

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Q: How can I help my parents become U.S. residents?

I am 15 years old. My parents have been living in the U.S for 18 years. I want to help them become residents. Can you please help me find out answers.

Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
Camlinh Nguyen Rogers
answered on Jan 15, 2015

The stated facts are insufficient to answer your question. Complete contact form with details at http://aba-us.com/contact/?lang=en to learn how we proceed with your case . Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: After finalization of wisconsin divorce, must I wait 6 months to start filing my fiance visa to bring my fiance here?

I am currently pregnant by my fiance and it is not my soon to be ex husbands child. And does the law change at all if we marry in Jamaica as far as what will be viewed as a legal marriage considering the 6 month waiting period

Lisa Ellen Seifert
Lisa Ellen Seifert
answered on Nov 3, 2011

The 6 month period might be a Wisconsin law? You can marry whenever, according to the law where you got your divorce, that your divorce is considered final, and you have a decree of divorce. I do not know the law in that state. If you are free to marry, then you can make a petition for your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I have recently admitted into united states through chicago international aiport and through immigration visa, And when

I enter the port the custom officer put the stamp saying,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

alien has been noified of the provision of section 216 and the procudures for having the condiional basis of her status removed" what does this means.

Joshua L. Goldstein
Joshua L. Goldstein
answered on Jan 9, 2011

I'm not certain because I'd need to know more about your immigration status. But, in general, section 216 refers to conditional residency. If you're a conditional resident, you must file, together with your spouse, an I-751 petition to remove the conditions on your green card before it expires.

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