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  • Can I use my NYS learners permit for domestic air travel?

    I am an asylum applicant and it still pending. I got my work authorization card and have my learner permit. Now I have to travel to Phoenix from New York. Can I use my work authorization and learner permit as id at airport.i don't as Asylum applic...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    You should use neither, unless you think you'll enjoy getting pulled aside by TSA agents (and having the waiting passengers look at you..) Use your (hopefully) still valid national passport for air travel. Whether has a valid visa to the US or not is irrelevant.

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  • My check for an EAD renewal ($380) was cashed it on 08/16/2016 but I haven't received a notice yet. How long would it take?

    I am an asylum applicant that filed for my first EAD last year. I got a receipt from USCIS within a week after I applied. I applied for my renewal EAD more than two weeks ago and my check was cashed last week. Generally, how long would it take f...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    Can sometimes take up to a month to see that receipt in your mailbox. Be patient.

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  • USCIS August 2016 Visa Bulletin assigned a cutoff date to EB2 worldwide for the first time in history, What is the impact ?

    My Labor was filed on April 2015 under EB2 from India .& my I140 was approved in May 2016.. USCIS August 2016 Visa Bulletin assigned a cutoff date to EB2 worldwide for the first time in history. Will it help me file the I485 faster ? IS there a ...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    1. "............What is the impact ?" The 'impact" is that from now on could start seeing regular on and off backlogs on the EB-2 category.

    2. "Will it help me file the I485 faster ?" No, but at least you will continue living and working in the US when you do.

    3. "IS there a way for me to expedite the process? What are the current wait times ?" There never is, Babu, never..

    4. "What are the current wait times ?" Need to monthly look in DOS' monthly published "Visa Bulletin"

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  • How i can learn my green card lottery result ?

    i applied to green card lottery and i gave my US address to them. I was expecting their answer but i went to my country this time. If they sent to answer to me and because of my mailbox was full and post office send all my mails back to sender w...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    Hopefully you still have the printed receipt of your DV application/entry issued by the DOS DV site.

    If you do, you can check your "entry number" against the entry numbers of those entrants whose "entry numbers" were "selected " for... further processing.

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  • Change of Employer

    Hi, I am working in India with Employer 'X' and I have initiated H1B though diff Consultancy say 'Y' and picked in Lottery for the cap 2015 But unfortunately H1B Petition is denied and the consultancy 'Y' has appealed my case. My Question is, ...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    No! Merely having a petition been "picked up" in the H-1B lottery, but having never been actually "approved" does not render on "exempt" from the numerical cap on H-1B visas.

    Better luck next time, on April 1st? Hopefully this time with a real "employer" and not a so-called "consultancy" a.k.a. "job shop"?

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  • How do I go about changing my son's last name when he's father has refused to sign the consent form?

    He's father and l were never married. He has not seen my son in more than 2 1/2 years.

    Giacomo’s Answer

    You go about it by consulting with a reputable family law attorney in your town.

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  • To become a citizen i failed the test once. should i pay the full amount in order to take the test again?

    I applied to become naturalized citizen on 2012. I am a senior over 75. Already paid for all the cost once but I failed the test. If I apply to take the test again should I apply from the start again? Meaning do I need to start a new applicatio...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    If your application for naturalization has already been denied, then yes, you will need to pay the fee and file a brand new application.

    You may, however, apply for the "waiver" of the application fee, but unless in severe economic distress, I doubt USCIS will approve that one, since USCIS is a "fee driven" agency and abhors approving any requests for fee waivers.

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  • Help with my next step. H1 approved with consular. H4 expiring.

    Hi, My H1 was approved on 9th August, 2016 consular process. I am on H4 right now which will expire on 2nd Sep, 2016. My H4 extension will be applied before 2nd Sep, 2016 so that I can stay here in US till the time I travel back to India for H1 st...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    Isn't the company lawyer available to answer these questions for you?

    1. "....is applying for H4 extension now after having approved H1 by any chance will affect my H1?" Should not.

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  • What do I do if a dealership breaches a limited warranty?

    I bought a car from a dealership and on the limited warranty he agreed to fix several thing wrong with the car. the agreement was signed in Feb2016 . he held the car, and payment in full by april 1 2016. which I fulfilled on time. I got the car a ...

    Giacomo’s Answer

    Use Avvo's "find a lawyer" feature to locate an excellent "Lemon Law" lawyer in your area.

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  • If charged with shoplifting from ,are you not allowed back in the store permanently?

    I was charged with $30 worth of merchandise,paid fines and money back, I was wondering if I can ever go back into a Walmart again

    Giacomo’s Answer

    Depends on the particular store's policy in that regard. In Nordstrom's, for instance, if caught stealing there, will not be allowed to set foot on any Nordstrom anywhere in the US for the next 5 years. Walmart, I don't know. Will be in the paperwork you'll undoubtedly receive from them.

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