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Ekaette Patty-Anne Eddings

Ekaette Eddings’s Legal Guides

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  • ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A VAWA PETITION

    This guide is intended as a preliminary checklist to filing a petition under VAWA to ensure you fulfill the prima facie classification under the VAWA provision.

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  • Who Is An Immediate Relative For I-130 Immigration Petition

    US citizens may file for the following family members:- 1.Your husband or wife 2. Your unmarried child under 21years of age 3. Your unmarried child aged 21years of over 4.Your married son or daughter

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  • Challenges in Relative Petitions.

    Adopted Families You cannot file for adopted child or parent if the adoption did not take place before the child's 16th birthday. Cannot file for natural parent or siblings if adopted, that link has

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  • Preparation for Adjustment of Status Interview- Fundamental Issues.

    Documents. Gather and organize your documents for easy reference. Gather and organize evidence including photographs in an orderly manner. Provide documents relating to you marriage, divorce, childre

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  • Challenges in a VAWA Petition

    MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE NOT AVAILABLE Sometimes the VAWA applicant leaves an abusive marriage in a hurry without any documents necessary to substantiate her case. You can obtain a duplicate marriage cer

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  • CHANGE & ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS ISSUES FOR K-1 & K-3

    CHANGE OF STATUS NOT ALLOWED. K-1 and K-3 cannot change status in the US. INA sectiion 248, 8 USC section 1158. ADJUST ONLY ON BASIS OFMARRIAGE TO PETITIONER OF K-1 OR K-3 It is unwise to contemplate

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  • Procedure for Obtaining K-1 Status

    MUST BE FIANCE/FIANCEE OF USC This is only available for US citizens not Lawful Permanent Residents or persons in non-immigrant status in the US. SEEKS TO ENTER PRIMARILY TO CONCLUDE A VALID MARRIAGE

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  • Grounds for Denial of K-1 Petition

    ISSUES RELATING TO AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT Rectify this situation. AGE DIFFERENCES Ameliorate and highlight positive factors. CRIMINAL CONVICTION OF PETITIIONER This will be a major setback. Mitigate an

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  • How to Protect Yourself from Marriage Fraud

    DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE FRAUD Marriage fraud in a nutshell occurs when one or both parties enter into a marriage primarily for immigration benefit. If is not a legitimate marriage gone wrong even if y

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  • Termination of K-3/K-4 Status

    Denial or Revocation of the I-130 Termination occurs 30 days after all listed events. Events can be mitigated and time is of the essence. Retain an immigration lawyer with experience in this field to

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