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Irina Alexander Vinogradsky

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  • Is the priority date for NIW same as EB2 employment based?

    I filed my NIW I-140 in May and now I want to file my I-485 (concurrent) but my application was returned by USCIS stating that my priority date is not current. I thought that the priority date for NIW is the date of filing the I-140, is that incor...

    Irina’s Answer

    Yes, the all EB-2 cases have the same priority date. Please consult an attorney to review your case.

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  • Is there a I-485 pending status for F2A applicant marrying LPR?

    I am a student with F-1 visa and planning to get married to a Permanent Resident. I heard that with the law change last year, F2A applicant is now eligible for a I-485 pending status and wait in the US while the "Final Action Date" comes current. ...

    Irina’s Answer

    The dates in visa bulletin change every month so it depends when I-130 approved. Once I-485 is filed you can get travel document in 90 days.
    http://www.iv-law.com/immigration-lawyer/green-card/filing-for-adjustment-of-status/

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  • Do I qualify for DACA?

    I entered the US in June of 2008

    Irina’s Answer

    No, you are not. https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca

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  • I am filing for naturalization. Is it possible that they find abandonment if it was absent from the US a decade ago?

    I lived outside of the US from 1999 to 2002, and wasn't in the US for 3 years. However I was able to reenter the US without any problems. I want to apply for citizenship now. If is possible that they would deny my case for abandonment?

    Irina’s Answer

    You are trying to commit fraud. Not a good idea.

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  • Am I eligible to apply Diversity Visa, am from India but my spouse is from Sri Lanka?

    Indian citizens are not eligible for DV but as my husband is from Sri Lanka shall I apply DV? Please let me know.

    Irina’s Answer

    Your husband should apply if Sri Lanka is part of DV this year. Good Luck!

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  • How to challenge US Visa ban

    My cousin had a denial of H1B visa in 2001 (15 yrs back) for misrepresentation of information, actually the photographs were digitally enhanced, no intention to misrepresent any info. He now settled in Australia, never thought of challenging the c...

    Irina’s Answer

    There are waivers of misrepresentation available in some cases; however, it really depends on his situation. So he needs to work with an experienced immigration attorney.

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  • Is my B1 visa likely to be turned down, and can/ should I apply for an ESTA before that happens?

    Hiya, I'm an English citizen looking to spend six to nine months with my American fiancé. We met while he was on holiday here, and all subsequent time spent together has been in England. We are both aware of the visa that allows fiancé(e)s to...

    Irina’s Answer

    You need to convinced the immigration officer that you are not going to stay in the US THIS time. You need to explain that you will file for fiance or immigrant visa when you ready to marry your fiance.

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  • Why havent i gotten my work permit or an interview

    On april 15 i did my biometric an havent gotten my work permit as yet on may 11 case was scheduled for an interview still nothing yet tried calling uscis but unable to speak to someone helpppp

    Irina’s Answer

    Schedule INFOPASS appointment in your local USCIS office to get your questions answered.

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  • Do you have any specialized skills or training, such as firearms, explosives, nuclear, biological, or chemical experience ?

    How should academic pharmacist having a specialized knowledge of Pharmacology (study of drugs) respond to this question while filling DS 160 visa application form for B1/B2 visa. YES/NO.. If yes then how i can explain this.

    Irina’s Answer

    Anser "Yes" if this is a correct answer and attach the explanation.

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  • GREEN CARD

    I filed for an annulment and my husband left me 3 weeks ago. Immigration wont let me report it because they said its his case. We are in the process of removing the permanent residency for his green card. I think he married me for the green card, ...

    Irina’s Answer

    It is unclear what exactly you are doing. Talk to local lawyer.

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