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Juan Paolo Pasia Sarmiento

Juan Sarmiento’s Answers

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  • What will happen if someone withdraw the citizenship application?

    My mother is a green card holder and filled a petition for her son in 2009. Now she applied for naturalization and she thought that this will faster the application process. However, the visa bulletin for May 2015 shows that the F2B category is go...

    Juan’s Answer

    For some even if you become USC you can retain the F2B category of the Petition – Filipinos for example, by informing CIS of you opting to maintain F2B category despite being a USC.

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  • Married woman in Colombia while still married to woman in US. Now divorced from woman in US. Want to bring one from Colombia

    What needs to be done

    Juan’s Answer

    May not be taken as valid marriage in US since you married while you’re married. Have to show at least that practice is common and accepted in Colombia. This is the previous marriage was a USC.

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  • What proofs can be used to show the intend of establishing domicile by petitioner in US?

    I can only think of rental lease signed by petitioner. Pls advise what other documents can be used to show Domiclie. Also, should domicile proofs need to be submitted along with AOS package or should beneficiary bring them at the time of interview...

    Juan’s Answer

    Tax returns, bank statements, utility bills w/ name and address.

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  • How asylum application process for j-1 visa holder is different from normal asylum application process?

    Where the J-1 visa holder is suppose to submit application to seek asylum and if he is required to pay the fee as well. Moreover, do the j-1 visa holder has the right to appeal in case his application is rejected in the first place.

    Juan’s Answer

    J-1 Persecution Waiver. .

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  • Forgot to sign my form N-400!!

    I forgot to sign my Form N-400 (application for citizenship). I assume that USCIS will mail everything back to me, including the documentation. But --should I cancel the personal check that I enclosed for fees? Could I lose...

    Juan’s Answer

    They’ll probably return it for signatures, with the check.

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  • I have 30 days grace period after completing my J-1 program. Can the sponsor of DS 2019 stop me from staying during this period?

    I am on J-1 short-term scholar program which is funded my state department through an NGO. I want to stay in USA by utilizing 30 days grace period. But the sponsor of my DS 2019 from is not allowing me to stay by saying that they have policy that ...

    Juan’s Answer

    You can stay here for 30 days. .

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  • Is it advisable to submit a letter explaining the dismissed criminal cases together with certificates of disposition and N-400?

    I have received the certificates of disposition for my dismissed criminal cases. Should I explain the crimes I was charged with and the background in a letter to the USCIS when I am filing FORM N-400?

    Juan’s Answer

    Yes. .

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  • Do I need to submit my I-751 waiver form right after divorce or wait until it is within 3 months of my card's expiration date?

    I have a 2-year conditional green card. My husband and I got married last year but things did not go as well as planned and we've grown very distant since he moved away for a big corporate job opportunity in another city. He told me he has a new w...

    Juan’s Answer

    Now. .

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  • Change from H1B to green card through marriage

    I am currently on H1B visa and getting married to a US citizen in 2 months (I am from Vietnam). What paperwork do I need to do? How long might it take to receive the green card and what is the process of changing my status?

    Juan’s Answer

    130 485 etc. Depends on the city, but usually 3 to 6 months.

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  • How long before I get answer from USCIS if I was approved for green card? (My husband is petitioner for me)

    I had first interview on 4/13/15. I could tell that it didn't go very well, officer didn't believe us. He said everything looks good but he needs to review our case. We had second interview on the 5/8/15. He said he didn't have time to separate u...

    Juan’s Answer

    Depends on each case. But you can make an inquiry anytime.

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