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The Law & You
 
Law & You


 
 
Law & You #216
Muzikmedia introduces to you Ms Joan O. Pinnock, Ms. Pinnock, Esq. an Immigration attorney for the past ten years tells us of the increase in prices for the US citizenship.

 
 
Law & You # 217
Crimes and Relieves available from deportation

 
 
 
Law & You Questions or Comments
 
 
 
 
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US citizenship application
I was denied naturalization when I applied for citizenship last May 3, 2006 because I was arrested on April 23, 2005 for assault on my husband and lied to INS about it. At the time of interview,my case was already expunged. INS made me sign a withdrawal of application for naturalization and it says that I am eligible to apply on May 3, 2011. 5 years after the interview to show good moral character. However,I forgot to tell INS that my husband will be naturalized as a USC on May 15, 2006. When I came back to INS for inquiries, I told them that my husband is a USC. They told me that waiting time for reapplication will only be 3 yrs instead of 5 years granting I am still married to a USC. I wanted them to change my letter of withdrawal to say that I am eligible to apply in May 15, 2009 instaed of May 3, 2011. They would not do this because they say this is already in my file. INS said, though, I can apply on May 15, 2009. IT WAS VERBAL NOT WRITTEN STATEMENT. My question is: Can I apply on May 15, 2009 as what INS said granting I am still married to my USC husband? That would be 3 years of him being a USC. What about the withdrawal letter that says eligible to apply on May 3, 2011? I am very anxious about this matter given my criminal history which as I said, have already been expunged. I read of green card holders getting deported as a result of only trivial cases. Will this happen to me? This bothers me alot. Hope you can help me with my questions and allay my fears. Thank you for all you do.
By jazzy @ USA 

jazz777@satx.rr.com
Wednesday, January 24, 2007


 
Filing and Work Permit
I would like some clarification on something. My sister ( in the US) is filing for me (residing in Jamaica). However, i would like to apply for a job in the US and i know for a fact the sister-to-sister filing can take as long as 12 years for approval. Can i still go ahead and apply for a job now.
By E C @ Jamaica 

hotandsexy5@hotmail.com
Wednesday, January 24, 2007


 
GETTING A TAX ID
i am an american citizen and i recently applied for a tax id for my husband he is from jamaica first i went through an accountant a certified one then u have to get a certified copy of the persons passport from your embassy or consulate you will need to file a w7 form and mail all that info in with your taxes for the current year if u want to file previous years you will need to amend those taxes and it should only cost about $150 dollars for a professional job.
By laura @ united state new jersey 

biglo69@hotmail.com
Tuesday, January 23, 2007


 
Tips to obtain a visitors visa

Question
hi! I applied as tourist visa on 1972 and denied twice. as a tourist i was under the support of my sister thru my brother in law an american (is already deceased).
this time i like to try again as a tourist to u.s., but with my support being an broker/agent of pyrex, insurance and real estate. having my own cafe and restaurant, wholesale dealer of rice, corn, feeds, etc.
my education is only 46 units in university, vocational course of arts and crafts, computer literate of 4 modules, cooking and trained to take care of the dogs.
i engaged mostly in business since before i went to hongkong as domestic helper for 18 yrs.
but now, i came home to take care fully of our business.
now, please tell me if i have the basis of applying to u.s. as tourist but surely i would only wanted to go shopping even for a month and feel the breeze of the air of u.s. please help!!!
thanking much for the reply you will extent address at cataolven_girl@yahoo.com

best regards!!!
By cata olven @ philippines

cataolven_girl@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Answer
The US Consulate needs proof that you are likely to return to the Philippines. To make this decision, they look at your ties to your home. This includes real property, savings, investments, business, and family ties. Its better the more things and people that depend on you and for which and whom you are responsible. Stay away from mentioning the education. Many interviewers see that as proof you mat seek additional opportunity in the US Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail.com
Friday, January 19, 2007


 
H2B

if i am in the us and would like to petition for a h2b visa can it be a relative (i.e. my in-laws)?
thanks.
By henrik @ georgia

djerck21@hotmail.com
Monday, January 01, 2007
Answer:
It depends on your current status. But it doesnt matter that its your un laws, If you satisfy all the requirements.

By Clairmont Chung @  

Chungesq@aol.com
Friday, January 19, 2007


 
How does one get a Tax ID number
tax id number
my son lives my mother in the us,he is not a us citizen and she is a permanent resident and she would like to file taxes for him,how would she go about getting a tax id number for him.thank you...
By tee @ atlanta,ga

taje97@aol.com
Monday, January 01, 2007
Answer:
This is not a comment of the legality of your choices. However the IRS issues Tax IDs upon the completion of form SS4. This form is available from the IRS website.

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail.com
Friday, January 19, 2007


 
Ungrateful Spouse
Deportation
Question

I was married to a Jamacian and brought him to the states. Once he got here, after a year he started playigng around with other women, I found out and dropped my petition for him to be here because his status was on conditions. He had not gotten his green card yet and once I filed for a legal sep, he was advised by immigration to apply for hisself to see if he could stay. He met a women and after 3 week of knowing her moved into her home and she paid for him to divorce me. Divorce was final 11/26/05 and 12/04/06, he married her. I had started a file in 2002 on him before we were seperated because he was cheating on me and before our divorce he had a child born by one woman and the other who oaid for his divorce was pregnant also. Immigration has all this info and what I would like to know is what is his chances for stying here because immigration as of last year had not given him permenant residency and now he thinks with the woman that paid for the divorce and her having a baby will keep him here. He made false statements to ploice so he could stay here by having another women help him make up lies, saying I abused him. He knew that this is a condition for him to be able to stay. Are they able going to deport him back to Jamaica, becuase he really thinks he has gotten away with lying to me to get here.
By lady l @ usa, CA

lolitasloans4u@yahoo.com
Monday, January 01, 2007
Answer
This is a very common situation and US citizens need to be more careful about their choices. But even in the best of circumstances, things go wrong and a divorce is the quick solution. No one knows if your ex will be permitted to remain in the US. If he can convince the Hearing Officer that his new marriage is for real, bona fide, then he stays. If not, he goes. Try to focus on your own life and let the Gods deal with him. Thanks for the question.

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail.com
Friday, January 19, 2007


 
Divorce
Question
I was married at montego bay sandals i am a U.S. citzen and so is my husband, when we got back in the states we never took the steps of going to our states court system to legalize our marriage in the states, i never changed my name we have no kids no finaicial ties. Can I go back to Jamica for a divorce? would it be quicker cause i have a marriage certificate from kingston? Are there quick divorces in Jamica? where are they located? where do i go Does he have to be with me? Please help...
By April @ USA. Mich

Prellz@aol.com
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Answer:

If your marriage is legal in Jamaica, then its legal here in the US. You need not go to Jamaica for a divorce. You may file for divorce in any state and county in the US. I hope I answered your question. Speak with an attorney in Michigan.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail.com
Friday, January 19, 2007


 
inquiry
hi! I applied as tourist visa on 1972 and denied twice. as a tourist i was under the support of my sister thru my brother in law an american (is already deceased).
this time i like to try again as a tourist to u.s., but with my support being an broker/agent of pyrex, insurance and real estate. having my own cafe and restaurant, wholesale dealer of rice, corn, feeds, etc.
my education is only 46 units in university, vocational course of arts and crafts, computer literate of 4 modules, cooking and trained to take care of the dogs.
i engaged mostly in business since before i went to hongkong as domestic helper for 18 yrs.
but now, i came home to take care fully of our business.
now, please tell me if i have the basis of applying to u.s. as tourist but surely i would only wanted to go shopping even for a month and feel the breeze of the air of u.s. please help!!!
thanking much for the reply you will extent address at cataolven_girl@yahoo.com

best regards!!!
By cata olven @ philippines 

cataolven_girl@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2007


 
Husband stuck in Canada :(
Hi there. I am working in the USA on an 0-1 "Persons of Extraordinary Ability" non-immigrant visa. My husband is an anti-terror intelligence officer in Canada, who has both Canadian and UK passports. Is there any possible way for him to be able to live/work in the USA on a visa of some sort?
By Marissa Taylor @ New York, NY 

mrstylr@yahoo.com
Monday, January 8, 2007


 
drportation
I sent you a email regarding a jamaican husband that should be deported. In it I said our divorce was fianl 11//05 and he remarried 12/06. This was a typo, he was married nine days later of our divorce being final. He married 12/-4/05. Attorneys that he hired to try and get him to stay, quit on him becaused they told him there were too many reg flags on him and that he should not remarry like he did. I just wanted to correct the dates I gave you. Still waiting on you response.

By lolita @ usa, ca 

lolitasmobilenotary@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 2, 2007


 
question on h2b visa
if i am in the us and would like to petition for a h2b visa can it be a relative (i.e. my in-laws)?
thanks.
By henrik @ georgia 

djerck21@hotmail.com
Monday, January 1, 2007


 
tax id number
my son lives my mother in the us,he is not a us citizen and she is a permanent resident and she would like to file taxes for him,how would she go about getting a tax id number for him.thank you...
By tee @ atlanta,ga 

taje97@aol.com
Monday, January 1, 2007


 
deportation
I was married to a Jamacian and brought him to the states. Once he got here, after a year he started playigng around with other women, I found out and dropped my petition for him to be here because his status was on conditions. He had not gotten his green card yet and once I filed for a legal sep, he was advised by immigration to apply for hisself to see if he could stay. He met a women and after 3 week of knowing her moved into her home and she paid for him to divorce me. Divorce was final 11/26/05 and 12/04/06, he married her. I had started a file in 2002 on him before we were seperated because he was cheating on me and before our divorce he had a child born by one woman and the other who oaid for his divorce was pregnant also. Immigration has all this info and what I would like to know is what is his chances for stying here because immigration as of last year had not given him permenant residency and now he thinks with the woman that paid for the divorce and her having a baby will keep him here. He made false statements to ploice so he could stay here by having another women help him make up lies, saying I abused him. He knew that this is a condition for him to be able to stay. Are they able going to deport him back to Jamaica, becuase he really thinks he has gotten away with lying to me to get here.
By lady l @ usa, CA 

lolitasloans4u@yahoo.com
Monday, January 1, 2007


 
Divorce
I was married at montego bay sandals i am a U.S. citzen and so is my husband, when we got back in the states we never took the steps of going to our states court system to legalize our marriage in the states, i never changed my name we have no kids no finaicial ties. Can I go back to Jamica for a divorce? would it be quicker cause i have a marriage certificate from kingston? Are there quick divorces in Jamica? where are they located? where do i go Does he have to be with me? Please help...
By April @ USA. Mich 

Prellz@aol.com
Thursday, December 28, 2006


 
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By ? @  

handcom@hotmail.com
Monday, December 25, 2006


 
Re-entering the United States from Canada
Question
Hi, I am a canadian citizen wanting to go back to the united states with my husband whom is American. But I over stayed my I-94 by 3 months and I dont know if I would be refused re entry. Is there any type od waiver or something I can obtain to re enter, thank you
By Dawn @ Canada


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Answer:
I know of no re-entry waiver for someone in your situation. Generally, if you overstay for up to 180 days, you are barred from re-entry for 3 years. However, if your husband files a petition for you, a waiver is available. The petition make take up to 1year to process during which time you may not be able to enter. Additionally, you may consider approaching the border since many of these decisions are discretionary and you may get lucky. Failing this you may try a humanitarian waiver
Good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, December 22, 2006


 
Re-entering the United States from Canada
Hi, I am a canadian citizen wanting to go back to the united states with my husband whom is American. But I over stayed my I-94 by 3 months and I dont know if I would be refused re entry. Is there any type od waiver or something I can obtain to re enter, thank you
By Dawn @ Canada 


Thursday, December 21, 2006


 
Can I marry my girlfriend and get a Green Card
Question:

hi, my girlfriend is a lawful permanent resident in the US. We plan to marry. I have just finished my graduate studies. Can she sponsor me? What Visa can i hold?
By oscar @ philippines

troll_bey@yahoo.com.au
Saturday, December 09, 2006

Answer
She can sponsor you, but you would not be eligible for a green card until she becomes a citizen. You can marry now or wait until she becomes a citizen.
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


 
DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
Question
Thank you for your previous reply. How long does it take on avergae for a divorce to go through the legal system. Bearing in mind thatthe person is not co operating. He is putting thingsin place in Jamacia and she resides in England. If she doesnt co-operate how much longer andwhat will the legal system do if she fails to respond.
By jane smith @ ENGLAND

GUCCI2005495@HOTMAIL.COM
Saturday, December 09, 2006

Answer
A divorce of this kind should take no longer than 6 months, maybe 1 year. You do not need cooperation from the spouse to obtain a divorce. You need to serve her a copy of the complaint in the manner required by the Court. If you do know her address, request permission from the Court to publish the complaint in the newspaper.
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


 
'LESSER CRIMINAL ACT'

Question:
IN A CASE WHEREBY SOMEONE HAS A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE WITHIN NEW YORK CITY , DOES IT AFFECT THAT PERSON FROM OBTAINING A GREEN CARD WITHIN THAT STATE?
By chanel @ new york
stunnin_22@hotmail.com
Thursday, December 07, 2006

Answer:
Usually a misdemeanor would not prevent someone from qualifying for a green card. I suggest you obtain a certified copy of the case disposition before filing the petition. I am not sure what you mean by misdemeanor, because everyone thinks their charges are misdemeanors. When the truth comes out its not a misdemeanor and the person had other convictions. However, any conviction can potentially affect your green card petition.

good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


 
wanting to marry my girlfriend who is a lawful permanent resident in the US
hi, my girlfriend is a lawful permanent resident in the US. We plan to marry. I have just finished my graduate studies. Can she sponsor me? What Visa can i hold?
By oscar @ philippines 

troll_bey@yahoo.com.au
Saturday, December 9, 2006


 
DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS
Thank you for your previous reply. How long does it take on avergae for a divorce to go through the legal system. Bearing in mind thatthe person is not co operating. He is putting thingsin place in Jamacia and she resides in England. If she doesnt co-operate how much longer andwhat will the legal system do if she fails to respond.
By jane smith @ ENGLAND 

GUCCI2005495@HOTMAIL.COM
Saturday, December 9, 2006


 
'LESSER CRIMINAL ACT'
IN A CASE WHEREBY SOMEONE HAS A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE WITHIN NEW YORK CITY , DOES IT AFFECT THAT PERSON FROM OBTAINING A GREEN CARD WITHIN THAT STATE?
By chanel @ new york 

stunnin_22@hotmail.com
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
REMOVAL FROM UK AN REMARRY
Question
HI HOPE U CAN HELP ...I PLAN TO MARRY A JAMAICIAN MAN WHO IS CURRENTLY WAITING TO DIVORCE SOMEONE HERE IN THE UK. HE WAS REMOVED FROM THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IMMIGRATION SAID THAT THE MARRIAGE WAS BOGUS. I AM A UK BORN .WILL THIS AFFECT HIM TRYING TO GET BACK INTO THE COUNTRY WHEN I FILE FOR HIM AFTER WE HAVE MARRIED. ALSO HES TRYING TO GET A DIVORCE BUT THE PERSON HIS NOT CO-OPERATING ..IE NOT ANSWERING PHONE AND NOT FILING THE PAPERS FOR THE DIVORCE.IS THERE ANYTHING HE CAN DO TO HELP HIMSELF. SHE IS IN THE UK HE IS IN JAMAICA. IM REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE IMMAGRATION THING BECAUSE HE WAS REMOVED ..PLEASE CAN U ADVISE ME
By JANE SMITH @ ENGLAND

GUCCI2005495@HOTMAIL.COM
Friday, December 01, 2006
Answer
You need to contact a local solicitor with these issues. However, your fianc can file for a divorce in Jamaica. He need not wait for his wife to do so.
Good Luck

By @  

Clairmont Chung
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
multiple covictions
Question
my husband who is a lawful permanent resident of the US is on the process of clearing his criminal records on immigration courts. he had a multiple convictions that was dismissed and dropped 8 yeras ago, to name :felony, misdemeanor,disturbing the peace etc... he was detained for 3 hours at the airport when he went bACK to the US last year and now under deportation proceedings. i would like to know if how long will it take to expunged the records since the convictions were already dismissed and dropped long ago? can he still file for his citizenship because lives there for almost 20 years? can he file for a petition for me though the deportation case is still undergoing> what can i do to visit him since he can't come to my country to visit me.. thank you. please help!
By chelle @ -

claudinemica@yahoo.com
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Answer
An expungement of the record would not help your husband. The policy of the INS is to ignore expungments. He may still be eligible to remain in the US, but that requires a complete review of all the facts by a skilled professional. Incorrect advice may squander any chance he has to remain. He can file a petition for you but you are not eligible for a visa until he becomes a citizen. Given his criminal history, citizenship may be difficult to achieve.
Good Luck

By CLairmont Chung @  


Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
Where do I file for my divorce?

Question
I am a US born citizen and currently married to a Jamiacan who still lives in Jamiaca. We have been married less than 2 years. I have been back to Jamaica to see him once since the marriage and have not seen him in over a year. I now realize I have made a mistake and want a divorce.

I live in Maryland, do I file here or do I have to go to Jamaica and file there?

Thank you for your response in advance.
By Geneva @ USA, Maryland

geegee614@hotmail.com
Hi Geneva
File in the County you now live. It does not matter where you were married or where your spouse lives. Its much more convenient to file where you live. You may have some problems serving the papers on him. But youll deal with it at that time.
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
I want My sisters here
Question:
Hi, Im a born citizen of the United Kingdom. I have 2 sisters aged 5 and 3 who were born and live in Jamaica. We share the same father, but they live with there mother, and i have a good relationship with her. Anyway only tends to look after them (ie send them money) when he feels like it, and i would rather have them here with me. He has put his name on their birth certficates. He is a born Jamaican but its now a British citizen also as he came over here in the 1950's...Is there any simple solution to getting them over here, and do i have any rights as a big sister (i am currently 22 and working full time) ?
By Rebecca @ United Kingdom, London

sweetness__20@hotmail.com
Sunday, November 26 Hi Rebecca:
Answer
Hi Rebecca
I am not familiar with the necessary requirements in the United Kingdom. However, I suggest you contact a solicitor in your area.
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@aol.com
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
domestic helper

Question
we have a us citizen relative and they want to get a domestic helper here in the philippines. what will be the procedure? thank you.
By chelle @ philippines

vichelle_08@yahoo.com
Friday, November 24, 2006
Answer:
Your relative must file an H2B petition for you. There is a process that requires your relative to advertise for the vacancy and only if your relative is unable to find a legal resident or citizen for the job, could they file an application for you. Most applicants require an attorney or other skilled advisor to prepare the application.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@aol.com
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
Filing for my father

Question:
Good day. I filed for my father back in 2001 and I was denied because they said that they need proof that he was supporting me when I was a child and was living in Jamaica. I got proof and send it to them but they said that it was sufficient.
I had people in the community who knew that he was supporting me to write letters and got it sing by a Justice of the Peace. I don't know what else to do at this point and I am about to file for him again. sign
By Mona Hutton @ U.S.A Florida

mhutton@nova.edu
Monday, November 20, 2006
Answer:
More applications are subject to greater scrutiny in recent times. Usually the INS would request DNA tests to prove the relationship rather that evidence of support. You did not say whether he is your step-father. If the INS denied the application, then you may request they reopen it or you may re-file the application.



By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@aol.com
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
Husband Refuses to file for me
Question
I came here on 10yr multiple which I have been travelling back and forth until I met and married my husband who is a citizen. My papers were due to expire but he said he would file for me, it has been 3yrs and now he wants to divorce me and I have no papers. Please let me know what I can do?
By denise @ Union, NJ

reckhavoconu@yahoo.com
Sunday, November 19, 2006

Answer:
Even though the marriage may be over, you may be able to self petition based on the marriage to a citizen for 3 years. Usually the INS wants proof of the actions and attitude of your husband. For example, if he is abusive and you have proof of the abuse you may be able to persuade the INS to grant a permanent visa.

You may send an email to chungesq@hotmail for additional information.


By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail
Thursday, December 7, 2006


 
overstayed as a minor
My parents overstayed on the visa waiver program by 2 weeks in 96 when I was 11 years old. Recently my father and I were admitted in the US to visit relatives after 15 hours of questioning. Some of the officers said I should not be held responsible for overstaying but they filed the case anyway and now I have a big FBI file because of something I had no control over. What does immigration law say about overstaying as a minor?
By @ U.K 

magali612@yahoo.co.uk
Friday, December 1, 2006


 
REMOVAL FROM UK AN REMARRY
HI HOPE U CAN HELP ...I PLAN TO MARRY A JAMAICIAN MAN WHO IS CURRENTLY WAITING TO DIVORCE SOMEONE HERE IN THE UK. HE WAS REMOVED FROM THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IMMIGRATION SAID THAT THE MARRIAGE WAS BOGUS. I AM A UK BORN .WILL THIS AFFECT HIM TRYING TO GET BACK INTO THE COUNTRY WHEN I FILE FOR HIM AFTER WE HAVE MARRIED. ALSO HES TRYING TO GET A DIVORCE BUT THE PERSON HIS NOT CO-OPERATING ..IE NOT ANSWERING PHONE AND NOT FILING THE PAPERS FOR THE DIVORCE.IS THERE ANYTHING HE CAN DO TO HELP HIMSELF. SHE IS IN THE UK HE IS IN JAMAICA. IM REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE IMMAGRATION THING BECAUSE HE WAS REMOVED ..PLEASE CAN U ADVISE ME
By JANE SMITH @ ENGLAND 

GUCCI2005495@HOTMAIL.COM
Friday, December 1, 2006


 
multiple covictions
my husband who is a lawful permanent resident of the US is on the process of clearing his criminal records on immigration courts. he had a multiple convictions that was dismissed and dropped 8 yeras ago, to name :felony, misdemeanor,disturbing the peace etc... he was detained for 3 hours at the airport when he went bACK to the US last year and now under deportation proceedings. i would like to know if how long will it take to expunged the records since the convictions were already dismissed and dropped long ago? can he still file for his citizenship because lives there for almost 20 years? can he file for a petition for me though the deportation case is still undergoing> what can i do to visit him since he can't come to my country to visit me.. thank you. please help!
By chelle @ - 

claudinemica@yahoo.com
Thursday, November 30, 2006


 
Where do I file?
I am a US born citizen and currently married to a Jamiacan who still lives in Jamiaca. We have been married less than 2 years. I have been back to Jamaica to see him once since the marriage and have not seen him in over a year. I now realize I have made a mistake and want a divorce.

I live in Maryland, do I file here or do I have to go to Jamaica and file there?

Thank you for your response in advance.
By Geneva @ USA, Maryland 

geegee614@hotmail.com
Monday, November 27, 2006


 
I want My sisters here
Hi, Im a born citizen of the United Kingdom. I have 2 sisters aged 5 and 3 who were born and live in Jamaica. We share the same father, but they live with there mother, and i have a good relationship with her. Anyway only tends to look after them (ie send them money) when he feels like it, and i would rather have them here with me. He has put his name on their birth certficates. He is a born Jamaican but its now a British citizen also as he came over here in the 1950's...Is there any simple solution to getting them over here, and do i have any rights as a big sister (i am currently 22 and working full time) ?
By Rebecca @ United Kingdom, London 

sweetness__20@hotmail.com
Sunday, November 26, 2006


 
domestic helper
we have a us citizen relative and they want to get a domestic helper here in the philippines. what will be the procedure? thank you.
By chelle @ philippines 

vichelle_08@yahoo.com
Friday, November 24, 2006


 
Filing for my father
Good day. I filed for my father back in 2001 and I was denied because they said that they need proof that he was supporting me when I was a child and was living in Jamaica. I got proof and send it to them but they said that it was sufficient.
I had people in the community who knew that he was supporting me to write letters and got it sing by a Justice of the Peace. I don't know what else to do at this point and I am about to file for him again. sign
By Mona Hutton @ U.S.A Florida 

mhutton@nova.edu
Monday, November 20, 2006


 
Husband Refuses to file for me
I came here on 10yr multiple which I have been travelling back and forth until I met and married my husband who is a citizen. My papers were due to expire but he said he would file for me, it has been 3yrs and now he wants to divorce me and I have no papers. Please let me know what I can do?
By denise @ Union, NJ 

reckhavoconu@yahoo.com
Sunday, November 19, 2006


 
Overstay visa waiver
Question:
I am dutch citizen and overstayed for 2 years my girl is usc and recently had my baby.how can we get married without me leaving?
By Jt @ Usa

Friday, October 06, 2006


Answer:
Dear Jt:

Marry her and have her file the petition. Its that simple. But you must have been inspected when you entered the US.

Good Luck
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
H2B VISA Extension
Question:
Hi

I would like to find out how I can change or extend My H2B Visa. it will expire on the 30th of november 2006. your help will be appreciated.

thank you
By cheryl @ USA,NY

sbahle.luthuli@hotmail.com
Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Answer:

Dear Cheryl:

Sorry about the delay. Your employer would have to petition to extend your H2B visa. I hope this helps you. Of course marriage and other types of visas may be available to you.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Can someone stay on a work visa pending a family petition.
Question:
I am 20 years old and I was wondering how it would be possible to file for my mother. My situation is this my mother is on a hotel program which allow her to work here for about 9 months out of the year. She has been doing this for almost five years. She is now interested in staying. I have been in the US for three years this coming january. We would like to know whats the best way to approach this matter with out here going back home. Her job is not promised to her so due to her age I would like her to stay
By Crissy @ Georgia

Crissyd100@yahoo.com

Answer:

Dear Crissy:

You did not state whether you are a citizen or green card holder. If you are in a position to file for your mom, go ahead and do so. It matters little whether she is here or back home. If she overstays her visa this may lead to complications. But speak with a trained professional for a closer look at your status and whether your mom can remain.

By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Domestic worker
I am trying to find out what is involved with filing a petition for domestic help from the philippines. I have their name, etc.
I would appreciate any information or direction you can give me. Thank you.
By Sharon Sanchez @ USA, WA

sanchezhw@hotmail.com
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Dear Sharon:

Someone will contact you shortly.


Thank You
By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Why you need proof of entry
Question:

hi good day to you and your kind work,its a wonderful thing you are doing and god never foget kindness.myself and my daughter are here illegally,my little girl is currently ib school and i am working however i would like to return to school and be better able to support my daughter the problem is we entered illegally therfore as no rights my mom is a citizen here and i was wondering wgat would be my best course of action in this matter, she wants to file,but not sure the best way to do so as i already broke the law. thank you fr reading my story
By nadine sterling @ new york newyork

jadinebargo@aol.com
Friday, September 22, 2006

Answer:

Uninspected entry bars undocumented visitors from obtaining a visa. Even though you entered illegally, you may still obtain a visa if you have proof of entry. It may be in someone elses name, but its still proof of entry. On the other hand, without proof of having entered, you will be denied a visa.

By Clairmont M. Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Conditional Discharge on my Record

QUESTION
Normally this record is spent in the UK and as a result there is no longer a criminal conviction recorded. Question, would this still form part of an FBI search?
By Vanessa @ Florida USA

shayd87@hotmail.com
Friday, September 22, 2006

ANSWER

Dear Vanessa

I did not understand the question. If someone has a conviction in the UK, it may appear on an international search and the FBI sometimes does international searches. But a conditional discharge usually would not result in the denial of a visa.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Questions and Answers


QUESTION
i came to the states on a c-1 visa and got marred after it expired in 2003. i got married in 2004. i recently went to the immigration interview and they said i had to go home within 30 days. after they send me my denial letter. my question to you is can this be appealed? if so do i need a lawyer to represent me..
By Spence @ florida

whateverdingdong@aol.com
Saturday, September 16, 2006

ANSWER

Dear Spence
You never said why they denied you. Perhaps they found the marriage was fraudulent. If so, there are a number of things you can do. I asked a few colleagues for their opinion. I follow up with you soon.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  


Saturday, November 18, 2006


 
Questions and Answers

NO i94
I come to the us without and i94 what can i do to get a Green card i want to go to school Bad
By licia @

licia
Friday, September 08, 2006

There is nothing one can do if you entered without inspection. Even if you married a citizen you may have to leave and return after the visa is processed. Hopefully, more favorable laws will be enacted with the new changes in the balance of power in Washington.


Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers
Questions
Greetings &Blessings to you Mr Chung,i am living in the us with no documents, i came here over the Canadian border so i am asking you waht are my options, i will like to get a tax id card where i can pay taxes and get a job, in other words i am not documented, may i ask you advice respectfully..
By annie @ USA. Florida

coffeesg@hotmail.com
Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Answer
Dear Annie:

Only marriage to a citizen will help you. You ma consult with other professionals for their opinions.

Good Luck
Clairmont Chung

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers
Question
good day sir. i would like to know if i can file a tourist visa for myself, i just want to visit my husband in US. my husband has not yet file any petition for me and he is a lawful permanent resident of the US.
By michelle @ phil

vichelle_08@yahoo.com
Monday, September 04, 2006

Answer

It is possible to obtain a visitor visa without someone sending a letter of invitation. Millions of visitors visit the US each year. However, the US applies higher standards of qualification from citizens of some countries and often requires substantial assets to demonstrate your are likely to return home. The fact that your husband is in the US may work against you, because your are more likely to stay.

Good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers
Question
Hello Mr Chung,

I am an American and I am currently married to a Jamaican. My story is unique because I am here in the US and he is still in Jamaica. So we've been apart for the duration of our entire relationship. Initially we were very much in love and I was in the process of petitioning to bring him here into the states, but the marriage went sour, so I didn't file anything with immagration and now we both want to divorce. I never changed my name over to his, we had no children and no financial ties to each other, so I would assume that here in New Jersey the marriage was not valid. My question is how would I go about dissolving the marriage in Jamaica, since technically it would only be valid in Jamaica? Can you please help me?
By Noemi Ortiz @ USA, New Jersey

missami0928@gmail.com
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Answer

Noemi
File your divorce in New Jersey. Its valid all over the world. You may also be eligible to file for an annulment: which treats the marriage as though it never happened. Call my office.

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions
Mr. Chung your advice is very enlightning. My question is somewhat the same as your show but I would like to know what is required to convert your visa to stay if your family has already filed a petetition for you to come on form I130 unmarried child over 21. Is it the same form needed or is there a different process. Please explain
By VeeNice @ Florida

ANSWER
The applications are entirely separate. Overstaying your visitor visa may jeopardize the petition your family filed. You need to speak with an attorney for more detailed responses.

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers
Helping my family
I'm an American citizen and I will like to file for my sister, brother, father, and step-mother. Is it true I need to have $4,000 in my account for each one I file for? If not, how can I go about it and how much max will it cost me. I was in the miltary for three years does that help?
By Venice @ usa, new jersey

venice1103@aol.com
Saturday, August 26, 2006

No, military service does not help in this situation. It is not true that you need $4,000.00 in your account to sponsor anyone. However, you need to demonstrate that you can support your relatives based on your annual income. The INS requires you earn approximately $4,000.00 for each member of your family. You may use savings or property to supplement your earnings. But if you earn enough, you need not have a dime in your bank account. If your earnings are not enough, you may use earnings from a family member, friend or stranger.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Quiestions and Answers

QUESTION

hello my boyfriend and i of ten years plan to get married because he wants to file for me the thing is he is currently on 10 years probation and cannot apply for his citizenship until this is over he just renewed his green card earlier this year and had no problems can he file for me and if he does how long will it take i am currently in the united states
By nyisha @ florida usa

flava_kw@yahoo.com
Friday, August 25, 2006

ANSWER

The fact one has a green card does not mean one can become a citizen. Ten years probation sounds like punishment for a serious offense. However, he should apply because that is the only way he can help you. No one knows how long any application may take. It varies from state to state.

Good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers

Divorcing a Jamaican Citizen
I have been trying for the past 3 years to divorce my husband. He is living in Jamaica and I am in the satates. I hired a lawyer to do the paperwork but not getting anywhere. Can you advise me on other steps I can take? I have to move on with my lfe. He doesn't want anything better for himself.
By Rowena @ USA, Texas

jamaicalove31@yahoo.com
Tuesday, August 22, 2006

ANSWER:

Rowena:
This is usually a very simple process. If you know your husbands current address getting a divorce should be no problem. In addition, the process is easier if he is willing to sign as receiving your complaint for divorce and give up his right to contest it. If you do not know his address, then you may require permission from the Court to serve the papers to him via the local newspapers.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Questions and Answers
To whom it may concern,I was working for this company for 3yrs,they were taking out of my salary medicare and soc.sec. in my case I don't have a s.s # I quit recently cause of alot of unfair things that been going on,they try for me to sign an agreement saying I recieved my $for what they took out then. saying they paying me back for medicare and soc.sec. for when I started working the first 6 mths I did not take the $ nor did I sign anything.cause I thought what happened to my 2 and1/2yrs am there where did that go to he the owner claims that he's paying medicare and soc.sec.for that time but my ?is how could you be paying now and I still don't have my s.s,could you please advice me on this.
By Natalie @ USA NY

ANSWER:

Natalie
Its difficult to get a clear picture from your letter, but I suggest you call my office. I may be able to refer you to the appropriate office. Its not clear why you do not have a social security number. If you do not have documents, you may be denied some of the rights available to employees. If you agreed to work and be paid under the table and your employer took deductions but never paid any to the appropriate office, you may have a claim in civil court.

By Clairmont M. Chung @  


Friday, November 17, 2006


 
Divorcing a jamaican citizen
I am married to a jamaican citizen, i am american. I am trying to get a divorce from him and dont know about jamaican laws. We have been apart for three yrs now, and I changed my name over to his. He was on the last stages of coming to the US when I found out he had a lady pregnant in Jamaica. We both agree to get the divorce. Can you please give me some advice on how to begin the process?
By Shelly @ USA 

shelly2273@yahoo.com
Tuesday, November 14, 2006


 
removal of conditional status
Hello am a jamaican who got married a few years ago, to a US citizen. We filed for my green card and got the teporary green card. However we got a devorce in the middle of the relationship. I recently for my conditions to be removed and i was dinied on the basis of not having enough proof to show that the marriage was entered into to good faith. My question to you is what are my options now as they say my conditional green card is canceled. I would really like to hear from you, as to what my options are from here if i have any. Thank you i await your response.
By David @ USA NJ 

Stainless911@yahoo.com
Saturday, November 4, 2006


 
Joe
Good site!Thanks.
By Joe @ Ukraine, London 

joe125@yahoo.com
Thursday, October 26, 2006


 
deportation
I would just like to find out if you get deported to the islands from the usa, are you stuck or you can try going to another country after a while.

PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
By KEVIN @  


Saturday, October 21, 2006


 
under age marriage
Can you get married under 15 if you are in Foster Care if you really love the guy and he really loves you
By Tiffani @ crystal river Florida 

jasonsbaby_1410@yahoo.com
Wednesday, October 18, 2006


 
Deportation
Hi I am a Canadian citizen who is residing in the USA for about 12 years now my aunt sponsered me.The sitution is that my long time boyfriend was deported well INS said that If we bought his ticket it wouldnt really be deportation thats voluntary deportation now that he is gone back to Jamaica I want to marry him there as a Canadian citizen is this possible while still living in USA please help me find the answers thank you
By Chocolate @ USA,NY 

sonya2182@yahoo.com
Friday, October 13, 2006


 
U.K. immigration
I have been in the UK on a work permit and have tride on several oassions to get my husband and baby to join me but failed (Baby was born in the uk nut is now in Ja). I have sufficient funds in my account but they do not think the marriage is genuine and we have a child together and expecting our second one, and bank statements I visit him as well. I am currently appealing the decison. Any advice for me.
By Monique @ United Kingdom 

celiajm@yahoo.com
Thursday, October 12, 2006


 
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hello mr chung! what happend to you, we havent heard of you for a long time... i just wanna know if i can file for a tourist visa for myself. my husband is a lawful permanent resident in the US but he has not filed any petition for me. is it possible for me to have a tourisr visa so that i can visit him>
By michelle @ phil 

vichelle_08@yahoo.com
Tuesday, October 10, 2006


 
Relative Petition
I would like to know what's the easiest way to petition for my husband living in Jamaica?
By Moya Williams @ New York, USA 

mowillia9@hotmail.com
Saturday, October 7, 2006


 
 
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