Unpaid Medical Bills

Aggie Hoffman

My father has some unpaid medical bills from a hospital in Maryland that were the result of a medical emergency during his last visit to the States. The bills have been recently turned over to a collection agency. Will not paying this bill affect his chances of obtaining a US visitors visa in the future? Probably not, unless he also overstayed his visa. Seeking emergency medical care is not a crime. Neither is a civil lawsuit.

Proof of Ties to Home Country

Aggie Hoffman

Why does a person have to have a bank account and own land or business to leave Jamaica? I do not know why if a person wants to leave Jamaica for good after contacting the Embassy in Kingston was told he must have a bank account and must have land or business as collateral as well. This makes no sense neither of us understand that. He has no bad background, is well educated and will not be a government issue. He will not need housing… [ Continue reading ]

L-1 Blanket Visa

Aggie Hoffman

I’m a Mexican Citizen; I am not planning to work in the US in the future but I do have to travel to the US at least once a month due to a personal relationship. I have quit the company that sponsored my L-1 Blanket visa. Should I get a tourist visa now or wait for the L-1 to expire? If you are no longer working the L employer, you are out of status. You should have filed for a change of status to B-2…. [ Continue reading ]

Asylum Application

Aggie Hoffman

Hello, I am from India. I got married in 2011 and in 2012 we filed a dowry case against my husband in laws and later I returned to USA, but in the meantime I got pregnant with my boyfriend in January 2013. I gave birth to a baby in October 2013, and as of now my F1 visa expired, and even my H1 got denied, because of the long gap. So I cannot return back to my country as I have a baby now, and… [ Continue reading ]

G-639 FOIA Form

Aggie Hoffman

I’m a USC and I want to petition my mother for green card. Do I need to file a FOIA to get her former immigration history before filing I-130 as she left USA in year 1990 while she was under asylum status. She does not remember any case details. It would be a good idea to have a copy of your mother’s immigration file, but you cannot file on her behalf. Only she or her attorney may do so. However, you do not need the… [ Continue reading ]

L-1 Visa

Aggie Hoffman

I am currently working in Dubai with a big enterprise. I plan to move to US with the same enterprise. I have to choose the L-1B as I am not yet a manager. Is all that correct? Also I would like to ask, how long will the process take? Is this the only solution or are there still other visas? Whether you qualify for another visa depends on whether you have a university degree and in what field. A consultation with an immigration lawyer would… [ Continue reading ]

Expiry of EAD/AP

Aggie Hoffman

How many days prior to expiry of EAD/AP can I apply for renewal? I am in EB-2 based I-485. My EAD/AP expires on May 11th, 2014. How many days prior to expiration of EAD and AD can I apply for renewal? Is it the same for both EAD and AP or do they have a separate prior to renewal days time? You may apply 90 days prior to expiration of each application.

Voluntary Disclosure

Aggie Hoffman

Am I supposed to voluntarily disclose any conviction at I-485 interview even if such a question was not asked? I had a conviction (shoplifting convicted as unauthorized use of property, misdemeanor of 4th degree) before I-485 interview but not question about this was asked at the interview. I did not mention this either at the interview (I-485 form was filled out before the offense occurred). Now time’s up for me to either renew the green card or apply for naturalization. I consulted some attorneys and… [ Continue reading ]

Provisional Waiver

Aggie Hoffman

Can I apply for a provisional waiver? If ever I applied and will be approved, can I come back anytime? I overstayed my tourist visa. I am married but my husband and children are still in the Philippines. I’ve been here in U.S. for 10 years now but I have an approved 4th preference non-immediate family category petition. I am waiting for TPS too. I appreciate it if you can give me some clarification on this. A provisional waiver is only for spouses or parents… [ Continue reading ]

Qualify for Deferred Action

Aggie Hoffman

Would I qualify for deferred action? When I was 15 I got a truancy citation and did not go to court. Now I am 21, in California. Should I get a lawyer? Juvenile offenses are confidential, and assuming this is your one and only offense, it should not disqualify you. Nevertheless, it will have to be confronted and resolved. Your case needs the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer. You should not file this application without able legal representation.