Immigration & Citizenship Notes, Dec. 3, 2007 December 3, 2007 ^
The application to adjust status after marrying a US citizen can be a complicated one, and in some cases attorney consultations are necessary. Bring your paperwork to our clinic for a free review by our volunteer attorneys. Call for more information.
It is very important to disclose all/any arrests you have ever had before filing for immigration benefit. We recently saw a client who was about to file a visa petition for her fiancé who had a conviction in Ireland. This delayed the filing because attorneys at Sedna Law in Quincy had to investigate excludability matters.
Remember, if you have been arrested, seek legal advice before your court appearance or before pleading to any kind of offense.
Replacing green cards
Important information on filing fees:
If you are filing because:
• Your card was valid for 10 years and is expiring or has expired;
• Your card was lost, stolen or destroyed;
• Your card is mutilated;
• Your name or other biographic information has changed since the card was issued;
• You have taken up Commuter status;
• You were a Commuter and am now taking up residence in the U.S.;
• Your status has been automatically converted to permanent resident;
• You have an old edition of the card;
Then your payment is the base application fee is $290 plus the biometrics fee of $80.
Total filing fee = $370.
If you have reached your 14th birthday since the date your card was issued, your payment is the biometrics fee of $80 is required. The base application fee is not required if you file the Form I-90 within 30 days after your 14th birthday.
Keep a photocopy copy of all your paperwork for your own files. We’ve a free clinic this week in Quincy if you have any questions.
We also had a question on the renewal of a reentry permit this week. The Application form I-131 has to be filed within the US prior to leaving the US. A reentry permit once granted allows a legal resident (green card holder) remain outside of the US for up to two years.
Diversity Visa – 2009 Green Card Lottery
We helped a number of applicants at our workshop in our Quincy office last Wednesday night. Our sincere thanks to the volunteers who assisted on the evening.
The DV lottery results will not be announced until April 2008. Notification usually takes a few months. Call us if you are selected.
Irish Pastoral Centre’s Monthly Free Legal Clinic
Half Door, Hancock St., Quincy
Tuesday Dec. 4th, 6:30 PM
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