J Craig Fong’s Answers

J Craig Fong

Pasadena Immigration Attorney.

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  1. L1B Individual Rejection Reasons.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. J Craig Fong
    2 lawyer answers

    A rejection at the Consulate is always possible, and there are many reasons available, including the consular officer's questions about your skills, about the company, or even about you yourself. If the Consulate feels the actual petition should not have been granted, the Consulate will deny your application and then return the petition to the USCIS for revocation. Your company's immigration attorney should be able to guide you further.

  2. Whats next after the waiver appt?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert West
    2. J Craig Fong
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no way to fast-track this. You must have patience. "Better to wait a little while for the right answer than to get the wrong answer in a hurry."

  3. Immigration Inquiry!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. J Craig Fong
    3. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3 lawyer answers

    Without more information, it would dangerous for any of us to answer this question. You do not mention WHAT KIND of visa you had/have, and most importantly, you do not tell us whether you have ever at any time accrued unlawful presence in the USA. This information is critical.

  4. Name mismatch in Passport and US H1B Petition - Help Needed

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Craig Fong
    2. Dhenu Mitesh Savla
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    For security reasons, a name mismatch is a big deal. If the attorney who filed the H-1b got the name wrong, s/he should contact immigration, explain the error, and get it fixed. If the name in the passport is wrong, then you will need to contact your home government to get the name fixed; the passport is an official document of the home country. I realize that in some countries, people are born with one name, and at a certain age, they get another name, or a "call out" name, or a "good"...

  5. Name mismatch in Passport and US H1B Petition - Help Needed

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Craig Fong
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    2 lawyer answers

    For security reasons, a name mismatch is a big deal. If the attorney who filed the H-1b got the name wrong, s/he should contact immigration, explain the error, and get it fixed. If the name in the passport is wrong, then you will need to contact your home government to get the name fixed; the passport is an official document of the home country.

  6. My birth cert states my mother's birthplace as Japan. Her birth cert states the Philippines. Is this going to be a problem?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Marc Damien Sean Taylor
    2. J Craig Fong
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    First, you need to get the FACTS. In the case of SOME Japanese family registries, the subject is REGISTERED at the family "home" -- let's say Tokyo, for argument's sake -- even though the subject actually, physically came into the world somewhere else. This is a unique issue for Japan and some other countries that record births in the family register. Certainly, the AmEmb-Tokyo and other USConGens in Japan know this, but if your mother is going to be processed in the Philippines, they...

  7. I am on H4 visa, My husband is on H1b .Now he wants to divorce me and make me loose my status. Will I be able to stay.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Charles Ferrari
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. J Craig Fong
    3 lawyer answers

    Charles Ferrari's answer is right on point. I would only reiterate that you MAY be qualified for another visa in your own right. You do not provide enough facts for us to look at that question. You should contact a competent immigration attorney to talk about your situation. Best of luck.

  8. I have an initial interview of i485, eb3 basic. on end of Sept. 2012, can I travel outside USA on Sept 10 2012 ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. J Craig Fong
    3. Alan Douglas Dobson
    3 lawyer answers

    I understand that you want to visit your Dad because he is ill. However, leaving the US -- especially when you are so close to your green card approval -- can be risky. In this case, you have not given us enough information to advise you about whether it is safe for you to travel. I suggest you talk with the attorney who handled your I-485 adjustment of status, or the attorney who did your I-140 Petition for Alien Worker. I do not recommend that you travel until you have a chance to...

  9. On form I-821D for place of entry, I entered without inspection, do I have to write down something even if I wrote the date?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. F. J. Capriotti III
    2. J Craig Fong
    3. Luis Alberto Guerra
    3 lawyer answers

    In other words, you don't actually KNOW your place of entry. Seems to me that the answer is unknown. The larger issue here is whether you should get help with the paperwork. I understand the problem of shelling out money -- especially if you don't have much. I also understand how it feels when all the attorneys just say, "come and see one of us." However, you are talking about your future in America here. You are talking about your work permit here. If you get your work permit, you'll...

  10. Will I be granted deffered action after I came to the us at 19, got my GED, lived more than 5 years in the us and no criminal re

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. J Craig Fong
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    2 lawyer answers

    You must have entered the USA before having reached the age of 16. If you entered at 19, you are not qualified for the DACA program. Contact a competent immigration attorney to explore your other possible options. Best of luck.