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Nicolas Mabale Caraquel

Nicolas Caraquel’s Answers

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  • Is it better to submit I-693 when I send my I-485 application?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    I encourage clients to submit the I-693 together with the I-485 application, The medical exam results are valid for 1 year anyway. In certain areas, it is difficult to get a medical appointment once you receive your interview notice. But you can still file your I-485 without the I-693.

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  • Stokes interview son and daughter-in-law today

    Nicolas’s Answer

    Don't worry much about the medical exam results, that can be submitted later. What they need to worry more is to prove to the officer that their relationship is real. Hope they consulted an immigration before today's interview for better guidance. Hope they pass.

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  • How to avoid that my petition is considered abandoned?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    No. You are fine. Just wait for the biometics notice in the mail.

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  • Can a RFE slow down Ead?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    Yes. All further actions on your pending application (e.g. AOS, work/travel permits, etc.) will be put on hold until you fully complied with the RFE. Make sure you respond to your RFE within the time allowed, else, your pending application will be deemed abandoned/denied. Good luck!

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  • Visa Overstay

    Nicolas’s Answer

    F1 visaholders' lawful stay in the US is determined with your Duration of Stay (D/S), meaning, up to the time that you maintained the requirements of your F1 visa and not necessarily by the expiration date of your I20. Assuming that your D/S expired on 02/15, you are given a 60-day grace period to settle your affairs. Consult with an attorney to check your documents so you can be guided accordingly. Good luck!

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  • Do I subject to 10 year bar ?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    Yes you are. The good news is - there are some remedies to cure your unlawful presence since you are married to a US citizen. See an experience attorney to argue your case for "extreme hardship". Good luck!

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  • Can I travel with the advance parole?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    Did you apply for Advance Parole (travel permit) along with your AOS? If yes, do you have in possession your travel permit? Assuming your answer is "Yes" to the two questions, then generally, you should be able to travel outside the US with no issue, assuming further that you don't have any inadmissibility concerns. Talk to your attorney who prepared your AOS before leaving the US. If you don't have one, I encourage you to at least consult one, either for free or for a fee.

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  • Which USCIS address do I send my answers to their request for further evidence?

    Nicolas’s Answer

    RFE notices generally provides the office location and address to which you will send your response. If not stated in the body of the notice, then send it to the address that sent the RFE. Good luck!

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  • My guy from India we meet years ago he came to visit on b1 b2 visa what forms we need to fill out so we can get married

    Nicolas’s Answer

    Congratulations in advance! While getting married to a person holding a B1B2 visa is possible, I would recommend you to consult a seasoned immigration attorney to discuss your best option. There are a lot of this to consider here: Are you a US citizen or a green-cardholder? Since when did your friend came to the US? Answers to these questions could change the entire strategy or available options for you. Good luck!

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