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  • Naturalization n-400 quest part 11, question no. 27

    I just realized that I have marked this NO for quest 27. Have you ever received a suspended sentence, been placed on probation or been paroled? I was put on probation for speeding tickets ( for 3 months, like if I get any other speeding ticket...

    Carl’s Answer

    You should answer "yes", but this will not affect your eligibility for naturalization.

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  • N-400 documents checklist

    I took a trip outside th U.S for more than 6 months. Am I required to file any tax documents with my application for naturalization or only bringing them to the interview.

    Carl’s Answer

    You are not required to submit tax returns with your N-400 application. Please see

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  • Do I need a reason to withdraw my asylum application?

    I am in a lawful status, my asylum application is still pending (not interviewed yet ). Do I need a reason to tell the local asylum office if I want to withdraw my asylum application? Thank you

    Carl’s Answer

    No, you can just let the Asylum Office know that you want to withdraw your application.

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  • IMMIGRATION: Citizenship waivers and Exceptions. How can an Adult born internationally claim US citizenship and passport

    I have a cousin who was in the US Army and stationed in the Philippines. While there he father 3 children with the same woman. Two of which he brought back to the US with him and never returned to the Philippines. Sadly he abandoned the woman & th...

    Carl’s Answer

    It is possible that he acquire US citizenship through his father. Please see

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  • Husband on h1 b visa and i am on h4 visa he has filed for the divorce and i hve to reply within 30 days .what options i have?

    if i agree or if i decline.Is there a way i can live in u.s ? as his family is related to some criminal things in india and if ill go back they can harm me in any way.

    Carl’s Answer

    You may have some options. Discuss this with an experienced immigration attorney.

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  • Can My mother who has an approved I 130 and an nvc welcome letter file a I 824 for her son who is 24 but qualifies under CSPA?

    My uncle who is a US citizen filed i130 for my mother and my father , my brother and I were derivative beneficiaries. The petition got approved in 2010 and the NVC (national visa center) sent an welcome letter this month but the letter has only th...

    Carl’s Answer

    There are derivative beneficiary for F4 visa petitions. Your mother may want to have an attorney explain to the NVC that your brother qualifies as a derivative beneficiary under CSPA. Please see

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  • I got letter in the mail for an appointment with USCIS to discuss classification error On I-551 LPR card??

    I got my 10 year green Card two months ago based on Vawa, so I went on vacation for a month and when I came back I checked my mail and there is an appointment for USCIS that I missed I checked my green card and there is no error in the card...

    Carl’s Answer

    It's possible. Make a new appointment and see an attorney about this.

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  • Will my green card renewal be denied

    When I submitted my green card renewal application online I said no to changing name since issuance of card as I was married to a U.S. Citizen prior to getting my green card which reflects my married name. Now the uscis has sent a request for furt...

    Carl’s Answer

    I am not sure why you are worried, but since you are, you may want to consult with an experienced immigration attorney. Please see

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  • My wife is on H4 visa. She wants to take private lessons from a florist in our city. Would that be considered work?

    My wife is on H4 visa. She wants to take private lessons from a florist in our city. Would that be considered work? As part of the learning process she will be helping the florist with their work.

    Carl’s Answer

    Unless she is being compensated, this is not considered work. Please see

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  • My wife is on H4 visa. She wants to take private lessons from a florist in our city. Would that be considered work?

    My wife is on H4 visa. She wants to take private lessons from a florist in our city. Would that be considered work? As part of the learning process she will be helping the florist with their work.

    Carl’s Answer

    Unless she is being compensated, this is no considered work.

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