What happens if I am unable to submit the request as mentioned in I797E, will my spouse will be deported. Should I hire a immigration lawyer to deal with the situation.
You should respond to the letter within the time limit. If you do not have what they request you should explain why and submit similar evidence that you would like them to consider in lieu of the unobtainable documentation. If you miss the deadline or they are not satisfied with the evidence you submitted the application can be denied and if spouse is no longer in legal status (e.g.: his tourist status expired) he/she can be put into removal proceedings, although you can renew the application in front of the Immigration Judge. YES, YOU NEED TO SEE AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER!!!See question
Married in August. Filed AOS with September notice dates. DS2019 expired on October 1. J-1 visa good until end 2014 in passport that expired in late September (with last I-94 entry late 2012). Have new passport from northern Eu...
As long as you remain in the U.S. (which includes going to Hawaii from the Mainland) you should not have a problem.See question
My wife is US citizen. In 2001 we got married and 2004 or 2005 my wife filed for petition I130. In 2006 i received a letter saying "we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I130 IMMIGRANT"... My question is in 2011 we got divorced. I che...
You have to be legally married and have a bonafide (real) marriage relationship at the time either USCIS adjudicates the application for adjustment of status OR the American Consul issues an immigrant visa. Not sure if you attempted to do either. But now that you are divorced the petition is automatically revoked as a matter of law.See question
He's from France. He came April 23-July 23 is when passport waiver exp we married July 23. Need to get his green card and get him working ASAP
Not sure if its appropriate to discuss legal fees in this forum. Since costs (government filing fees are $1,490) i assume you want to pay legal fees of under $1,300 or so. Assuming its a "clean case" (no adverse criminal or immigration record, no affidavit of support co-sponsors required, etc.) I'm sure you'll be able to find a lawyer to prepare and file the paperwork. However, the true value of using an immigration lawyer on a case like your husband's is to have that lawyer at the interview at CIS.
Basically, you get what you pay for.
You'll probably have no problem getting a relatively new or inexperienced lawyer to go with you to the interview. However, I'm not sure what the value of that would be. Immigration law is quite different than other areas of the profession. Often times when I accompany a client to a marriage interview I'm afraid the client will wonder why he or she hired me in the first place: I sit in the interview room and talk to the examiner (who often times I know) and talk about the weather or the Dodgers and the interview is over in 20 or 30 minutes and my client's case is approved. Looks so easy. But its the work and preparation that went into the preparing the applications and discussing what will happen with my clients that makes it look like that. Before we walked into the room the case was reviewed and (hopefully) "approved" in the mind of the CIS officer in charge of the case. When there is an issue, rarely is an aggressive approach advisable - just the opposite of what many people think a lawyers job is. So, the point is this - there is no substitute for experience and experience may cost you a little bit more. I would be interested in reading what my colleagues have to say about this - especially any "newer" lawyers out there.See question
his in los ngeles immigratin located 300 n. los angles st in los angeles ca 90012 n the told me he goin to be transfer to orange county immigration with no bail
Assuming he's in ICE custody at 300 N. Los Angeles Street, it probably means that they will send him to a detention facility in Orange County.See question
The day after my soon to be ex wife received her change of status she completely changed. She falsely accused me of hitting her, had me arrested, took over my home for 2 months, stole all my belongings, drained my bank account and now we are in t...
Unfortunately, you remain obligated on the Affidavit of Sponsorship (I-864) you were required to file for her (as your spouse) even if you are divorced. Only when she becomes a U.S. citizen or leaves the U.S. (and abandons her permanent resident status) are you relieved of that obligation. If you believe that she only married you to get a green card you can file a complaint with ICE.See question
Hi. I'm an international student. Got pulled over for driving slow. Did the blood test. Don't know my BAC yet.. But I smoked marijuana couple of hours before my arrestation. My question is do you think If I get convicted of DUI combination of alco...
Assuming you don't have any other convictions a DUI conviction will not make you inadmissible although CIS will want a certified copy of the "record of conviction" (sometimes called "minute order").
The marijuana is another issue.
I strongly suggest you see a competent immigration lawyer as well as a criminal lawyer if the police press charges against you.See question
my wife is filing one to sponsor me but before we got married she had 2 dependents now that we are married she will no longer claim the 2... my question is, since they ask for 3 years of taxes and the dependents vary, what should she put on the I8...
The information that is correct at the time the form is signed.See question
Can my friend act as joint sponsor. Are my friend considered as an household member. My income is not enough to meet up in sponsoring my wife, so I need a joint sponsor, but I don't have any family member here in the United States. My friends some...
A joint sponsor does not have to be related to you (or even know you for that matter). All they have to be is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, be currently living in the U.S. (there are exceptions to this) and make the level of income required to sponsor the "alien" given their number of dependents and number of previously filed affidavits of support. Even I could be your wife's sponsor - but I wouldn't want the liability!See question
after our first year of marriage, we got separated (frequent arguing, physical abuse form her part) but did not get a divorce, i work, she doesn't,(she is currently on welfare) we have two children who i provide for but stay with my spouse, my sec...
To get your I-751 "Joint Petition" approved (and get your 10 year green card) you do not have to show that you have a "happy" or even viable marriage. You don't necessarily have to be living together. You only have to prove that the marriage was not entered into for immigration purposes and that a 3rd person (other than a lawyer) was paid to get your conditional permanent resident status. Also, a divorce case cannot be filed and pending. You stated that you have 2 children.... assuming you and your wife are the natural parents of those children it would indicate that you did not get married for immigration purposes. So assuming your wife is willing to show up at the interview and tell truth (e.g.: she married you for reasons OTHER THAN to get you a green card) the petition should be granted. Unfortunately it won't be that easy since CIS officers basically use the "are they living together" test - which is NOT the law. You should get a qualified immigration lawyer and make sure he or she goes with you to the interview and has proof that you and your wife are the natural parents of your children.
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