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Michael Hugh Carlin

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  • Travel out site country with Advance parole

    May I know what are the process to travel out side the country with Advance parole and what are the documents need to carry ? Please let me know entries process ?

    Michael’s Answer

    Have you received Advance Parole? If you have not, then you first would need to apply for it. It would be important to know information about your immigration status and whether, for example, you have a case in Immigration Court. Depending on your situation, traveling outside the US (even with Advance Parole) can cause problems. It would be a good idea for you to discuss your situation with an immigration attorney. Best wishes.

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  • Administrative Process for K1 Visa

    Hello,I am an Iranian applicant for K1 fiance visa,we created our case on September.2014 , I had my interview on 9.March.2015 , me and my fiance met 4 times since we engaged on June.2014 , I have my fiance`s father as my joint sponsor,he has enou...

    Michael’s Answer

    I hope that the U.S. Consulate will accept the joint sponsor for the Affidavit of Support. Some consulates do not accept joint sponsors for K-1 visas. Otherwise, I agree with my colleagues that administrative processing is not necessarily a bad thing. It might mean that the consulate needs to continue background checks. Best wishes.

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  • Curious to know, which is my asylum approved date?

    1) I-94 contains: Asylum Status Granted Indefinitely. May 07, 2014 & Sign of Asylum Officer 2) Asylum Approval Notice was Issued on May 12, 2014 and describes as follows: As of 5/07/2014, you have been granted asylum in the United State...

    Michael’s Answer

    I'm curious as to why the distinction matters, but, based on your posting, it would appear that you were granted asylum on May 7, 2014. Congratulations!

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  • I -485 process delay at Texas Service center USCIS

    Hi My i-485 (Employment based ) is pending more than 7 month with USCIS , Is there any why can I check most recent update about case (Like info pass etc ) .? other than online tracker (It's not update ) . Do it possible Can I request to c...

    Michael’s Answer

    You may not request a service center change. That is for USCIS to decide. You may request a status update on your case by calling USCIS at 800-375-5283 or by completing an online inquiry at: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-Request/Intro.do Best wishes.

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  • Interviewed for asylum but no decision ?

    I had interview last week. Officer told me they will mail me decision but didn't tell me when. How long normally it takes or taking currently? why they need time for decision?

    Michael’s Answer

    In some parts of the United States, it is taking YEARS, not weeks, to receive a decision after an asylum interview. The delays are caused partly by staffing shortages at USCIS and also an increase in the workload of asylum officers. Backgrounds checks on applicants can also significantly delay some cases.

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  • What should the applicant answer to the DS-260 IV's question "Have you ever been arrested or convicted?"

    The case has been expunged. The applicant's background is clean. According to the laws of the country where the case occurred, the person can legally answer "NO" to the question "Have you ever been convicted or arrested?"

    Michael’s Answer

    We would need to review the court records to be sure, but most likely you would need to answer "yes" to the question. In order for you to get a complete and accurate answer, you would need to work individually with an experienced immigration attorney, who would review the court documents. We are here to help. Best wishes.

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  • Should I just let it go ? I cannot afford that !!

    In February 2015 I applied for US Passport at Post Office in Redford, MI. Since than I was there several times to ask about the status of my passport. Finally I contacted the National Passport .. and they told me the Passport was issued someti...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should contact the National Passport Office and ask for information about the address they sent the passport to, whether they have tracking information on the package, etc. You should also report your passport as lost or stolen, to avoid having someone else use your passport. Best wishes.

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  • What is my status?

    My Asylum case got recommended for approval . What is my legal status keeping in mind that i was out of status when i applyed for asylum. Thank you

    Michael’s Answer

    At this time, you are an applicant for asylum. If your case is approved, then you will be an asylee. After being an asylee for 1 year, you will be eligible to apply for permanent resident status, if you meet all of the qualifications. Best wishes.

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