Top 10 Reasons Why Immigrants Get Visas Denied

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Note: The Law Offices of Larry L. Doan in Los Angeles, CA, provides the following blog article and other information on this site, including our responses to comments, for the purpose of legal information only; it is NOT legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship.

We thought it would be fascinating and instructive to analyze and compile a list of why people were denied their visa applications in trying to immigrate to the U.S. An immigrant with one of these reasons potentially lurking in the background could try to gauge their chances of success to some extent using this list.

Only 2008 statistics are included in the list. Also, it only includes people who tried to apply for immigrant visas last year, that is, to immigrate permanently to the U.S. In legalese, these reasons for denial are known as “grounds of inadmissibility” or “inadmissible grounds.” These grounds come into play at the last step of the immigration process: at the consulate interview in the immigrant’s home country, or at the USCIS office interview here in the U.S. before the immigrant receives permanent residence (green card). This is after all the years of waiting for the visa priority date to be current, after all the facts of the relationship have been proved to be true between the petitioner and beneficiary, after all the forms appear to have been correct….but then these grounds appear suddenly like thieves in the night to derail the immigrant visa application.

For each inadmissible ground, along with our comments, the list includes the total number of people denied last year, as well as the percentage who were denied. In other words, out of the total number of applicants faced with a certain ground of inadmissibility, such as for example, criminal convictions, some percentage of applicants was ultimately approved for their visas because they managed to receive some type of waiver.

The list is ranked by the total number of applicants denied, from the smallest to the largest. So, let’s begin…

No. 10 – Crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT)

Persons denied: 994 Denial rate: 83%

The bad CIMT. In immigration work, we lawyers hate to hear this acronym mentioned because it means the client’s case will be a hard case! A crime, such as DUI (driving under the influence) will not involve moral turpitude because it does not involve “baseness” or a “bad heart,” which is a rough definition of “moral turpitude.” But DUI with death or injury involved may involve moral turpitude, depending on the local DUI law involved and if there was at least recklessness on the part of the driver in causing the death or injury. Of course, it goes without saying that more serious crimes such as fraud, theft, rape, murder, and so forth are CIMTs. A conviction for a CIMT in an applicant’s past will make them inadmissible to the U.S. although a waiver is possible. However, the 83% denial rate shows that the waiver will be quite difficult to get.

No. 9 – Smugglers

Persons denied: 1,018 Denial rate: 92%

Just to be clear, this refers to alien smuggling, not contraband. And yes, there is a waiver available if the alien being smuggled was someone in the immigrant’s immediate family. The term “smuggling” makes it seem as though the immigrant committed a very serious act, but actually, it includes acts such as “encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided any other alien to enter or to try to enter the United States in violation of law.” So, it’s not only hiding another person in the trunk of a car that can make you guilty of alien smuggling! Regardless, the 92% denial rate shows that U.S. immigration authorities strongly frown upon this.

No. 8 – Ordered removed upon arrival

Persons denied: 1,208 Denial rate: 84%

When a person arrives in the U.S. and is seeking admission at the airport or at the border, but because of certain ineligibilities is placed into removal proceedings and then ordered removed, they will be barred from being readmitted to the U.S. for 5 years. Yet last year there were more than 1,400 immigrants under this bar who tried to immigrate back to the U.S. sooner than 5 years, and as can be seen, 84% were denied. The 16% who overcame this bar presumably sought and received permission ahead of time from U.S. immigration authorities, while in their home countries, to apply for a visa before the 5-year period had expired. This group includes those who were ordered removed multiple times upon arrival (20-year bar) and those who were aggravated felons at the time of the removal upon arrival at U.S. shores (permanent bar).

No. 7 – Public charge

Persons denied: 1,664 Denial rate: 24%

A public charge is someone who cannot support themselves in the U.S. but must resort to the government to support them. Such a person cannot immigrate to the U.S. As can be seen, however, this reason for denial is the easiest to overcome with more than 3 out of 4 immigrants able to correct the problem when they were told by the consulate that there was a problem. In reality, the immigrant’s petitioner had to sign the Affidavit of Support form ahead of time to agree they would pledge their income and assets to support the immigrant. Even if the income is not enough, a joint sponsor’s income can be used to help out. Thus, it is quite easy to overcome the ground of being a public charge and for the immigrant visa to be approved as a result.

No. 6 – Drug abuser or addict

Persons denied: 2,457 Denial rate: 100%

Some things are just self-evident. The 100% denial rate for this is not a surprise. What is surprising is how many people actually tried to apply even though they were drug abusers or addicts.

No. 5 – Unlawfully present after previous immigration violations

Persons denied: 4,267 Denial rate: 100%

This category is an extremely harsh category to be caught under. It consists of immigrants who had been unlawfully present in prior times in the U.S. for a total period of more than 1 year, or who were ordered removed or deported, but then entered or tried to enter the U.S. illegally. At their consulate visa interview, when this negative immigration history is discovered, such a person cannot be admitted to the U.S. It’s a lifetime bar! However, the person could wait 10 years outside the U.S. then apply to immigration authorities for permission to reapply for admission to the U.S.

The 100% denial in this category, however, probably means that all or most of the applicants faced with this bar did not wait the required 10 years to apply for the permission above, and so simply could not be approved no matter what.

No. 4 – Misrepresentation

Persons denied: 4,765 Denial rate: 79%

This is the “When you lie, you fry” category. These were immigrants who had their visas denied due to being caught committing fraud or misrepresenting (lying) some fact in order to obtain the visa or even any previous visa or admission document. The relatively high denial rate shows that U.S. immigration authorities do not have a high tolerance for immigrants not being truthful on their applications. Still, 21% of them ended up overcoming this due to a waiver being available. The waiver is to show extreme hardship to a spouse, child or parent who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and thus, is quite similar to the waiver used for the very common 10-year bar, which is the next category.

No. 3 – Unlawfully present 365 days or more

Persons denied: 13,977 Denial rate: 46%

As can be observed, the total number of immigrants denied last year under this No. 3 category was almost 14,000 people, compared to only 4,765 denied under the previous category (misrepresentation). So, we have a huge jump going only from No. 4 to No. 3. This category is very common because, as we discussed it in detail in our other article, “I’m Illegal, I Can Still Get a Green Card by Marrying My U.S. Citizen Boyfriend or Girlfriend?”, so many immigrants have formerly accumulated unlawful or illegal presence in the U.S. of 365 days or more, that when they leave to try to apply for their permanent visa at the U.S. consulate in their country, they are confronted with the 10-year bar. And, as was shown in that article, this bar does have an extreme hardship waiver available for it, which surprisingly, had only a 46% denial rate last year, or more than half approval rate!

However, a lower percentage rate of denial does not necessarily mean that this waiver is easy to get. Obviously the statistics used to construct this list does not, and indeed, cannot tell us how many people who knew ahead of time they would be denied and did not bother to apply. For example, someone with a weak case might have obtained legal advice ahead of time from their immigration lawyer that applying for a visa would be a waste of time even if there is a waiver available in the law. Thus, it may be that for certain waivers such as this one, there were more applicants with stronger cases to begin with anyway, thus biasing the rate of success more toward approval. To obtain approval of this waiver, the immigrant has to leave behind their family in the U.S. and travel back to their home country and apply at the U.S. consulate. If the waiver is denied, which is almost half the time, they are stuck in their country unable to return to their family. Thus, we believe in looking at the statistics that probably only people who felt more confidently ahead of time that they have a strong hardship case would take this risk.

No. 2 – Labor certification

Persons denied: 17,561 Denial rate: 97%

A less well-known way of immigrating to the U.S. is through an employer petition. A U.S. employer can petition for an immigrant worker to take a permanent job position in the U.S. In order to qualify, however, the employer must file a labor certification application with the U.S. Department of Labor to certify that there are no willing, able, and qualified U.S. workers for the job position. Only if this labor certification is certified will the immigrant worker be approved a visa to immigrate. However, at the consulate interview, there are many reasons why the worker may be denied a visa, such as when the consulate officer believes the worker does not truly intend to work for the employer, or fraud in obtaining the labor certification, etc. This ground of denial is almost impossible to overcome as seen in the almost 100% rate of denial.

Finally, we come to the TOP REASON FOR VISA DENIAL, which is…:

No.1 – Application does not comply with provisions of law or regulations!

Persons denied: 87,843 Denial rate: 34.1%

Amazingly, for something that is #1, it is not a fancy reason to deny a visa! The Department of State does not break out in fine details what these consisted of, but they have to do with reasons such as the applicant not being eligible for the visa being sought, filing requirements not met, lack of required evidence, missing forms, missing information, etc. Pretty mundane reasons actually. That said, this category seems to also be a catch-all category containing reasons for denial that do not fit neatly into any of the main categories laid out in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

This reason for denial (legally, section 221(g) of the INA) is relatively easy to overcome. This is understandable if the denial has to do with deficient application forms or missing evidence since those can be easily fixed by the applicant. A HUGE number of applicants were told initially they were in this category last year, more than 257,000, which easily dwarfs all the other nine categories combined. The lesson here is, make sure you are eligible for the visa ahead of time and your applications and documents in tip-top shape! Hiring a good immigration lawyer is obviously a good start toward this end.

So, those are the top 10 reasons for denial in terms of number. In terms of percentage, the ranking goes like this from the most difficult to overcome to the easiest:

1. Unlawfully present after previous immigration violations – 100% denial
2. Drug abuser or addict – 100%
3. Labor certification – 97%
4. Smugglers – 92%
5. Ordered removed upon arrival – 84%
6. Crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) – 83%
7. Misrepresentation – 79%
8. Unlawfully present 365 days or more (10-year bar) – 46%
9. Application does not comply with provisions of law or regulations – 34.1%
10. Public charge – 24%

We hope you will never face any of these reasons for denial in your quest to immigrate to the U.S.!

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47 Responses to “Top 10 Reasons Why Immigrants Get Visas Denied”

  1. odasamcphee Says:

    I haven’t stayed in the USA for 6 months an they deny me the visa .say cause I over stayed my time I haven’t been to the USA for 6years .i admit I got excited an over stay my time but I was still back home before my six months

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    • Overstaying by less than 6 months is not a guarantee you will be approved for a visa soon again, especially when you re-apply soon after leaving the US. The consulate may still be distrustful of your intent. That said, you should be able to present evidence of your exact departure date from the US to show you overstayed by less than 6 months when you re-apply so that the 3-year bar is not an issue.

      Larry L. Doan, Esq.
      GuruImmigration.com

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  4. Nening Castares Says:

    I live in american samoa for 15 years and one of my dream is to visit United States before i die,i work hard to save my money and one of my reason to visit how beautiful America is.not only the movies that i watch im really excited.im not planning to stay because i love american samoa the life style is very simple and peaceful.but when i apply B1/B2 last year In APia i was denied.the consul he is asking how many times if Im single and answer YEs sir.Are you coming back in amercan samoa and i answer yes again because i have job.one of my reason is just to visit U.S and nothing else.so that time im was crying i dont any chance to visit anymore.i dont know what the mean reason why i was denied.some of my friends told me just say truth that you are visiting and you are coming back.yes i did but im denied and one of friend the consul approve the visa and now the person is already in U.S and TNT now.im so feel frustrated and its unfair of some applicants was denied.Why it’s really hard to apply a visa specially for single like me. And I pray to our GOD i have a second chance to re-apply visa again one my B-day wishes thank you and God Blessed you all.

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    • Not sure why you were denied since American Samoa is a US territory and you’re a US national (perhaps you were not born there). You can do a paid consult with the Guru, Attorney Doan, consult@guruimmigration.com, if you wish to get some answers. Or please visit our site guruimmigration.com and click on “Email/Phone Consult” at the top.

      Best,
      GuruImmigration

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  6. Please see “OUR INFO & CONTACT” for how to contact us to do a consultation with the Guru. A situation like yours requires a detailed consultation before anything can be said.

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  7. Hi, I just became a us citizen, I have been married for 14 years, my wife and I have three kids ages 14,8 and 4. We live in San diego on week days do to our children attending school (in San Diego) and on friday’s we go back to tijuana for the weekend and come back on sunday afternoon. She walks across the border with her tourist visa that will expire next year and i drive our kids across since they all are u.s citizens. We have been doing this for about four years, besides my wife crosses sometimes during weekdays to visit her parents in tijuana.
    My wife has never worked in the U.S, she’s always been a housewife and has no record of living here.
    My question is: Can she go to the border an get an I-94 and then file to adjust her status.(can she tell the officer that she needsit to adjust status or just tell him that she wants it to travel?).
    Or should I filed as if she were outside U.S.
    Thank you for your advice.

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    • Please contact us for a consultation if you would like advice because there is a way of doing this. Or, you can retain us to do the adjustment of status because most of the times, it will not go smoothly on non-attorney cases. San Diego is close to LA; we have many many clients there.

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      GuruImmigration.com

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  8. Hi,

    I got my work permit and then left the US but my work permit was valid at that time and now throw family base my visa date is current. can i apply or would i have a 10yr ban?

    Kind regards

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    • We cannot tell whether you were in the US unlawfully or not after the work permit expired or when before you got the work permit, etc. We also do NOT provide legal advice like this over the internet. See OUR INFO & CONTACT for how to contact us for a paid consultation.

      Become our client, even if only a consultation, and then we will give you everything you ever want to know about your situation.

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  9. I’m in US on the refugee status since 11/1993. I renewed my greencard in 2005.
    How important it is to renew it every ten years? I’m worried to have my green card or citizenship denied and be deported due to few misdameanor charges in the past 10 years such as dui and dv. Again, I was granted a refugee status in 1992 my enter and stay in the US is totally legal.

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    • It should be renewed every 10 years but even if not, one does not lose his permanent residence if there are no criminal activities. The DUI and DV could hurt though. You should contact our office for a consultation when it comes to this. Our contact info is on this blog, at beginning and end of every article.

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  10. have filed formi130 for my wife and it been approved..but have once filed for unemployment would dat affect him been denied? thx

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    • Your question is hard to understand. Affect who, you, the citizen, or affect your wife, the immigrant? “affect him been denied” does not make grammatical sense.

      John A., Legal Assistant
      GuruImmigration.com

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  11. Hi,

    I was a year old when my parents brought into the U.S., illegally, and I’ve been here ever since. I’m 23 now and have been married to a U.S. citizen for two years. I was wondering what my chances are of getting a green card when ever I get my appointment in juarez. I’ve never been arrested or convicted of a crime, and I’ve always been a good student and graduated in top of my class at a two year college. Please any advise would be helpful

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  12. Hi,
    I’m almost at the end of the IR-1 visa journey. My husband sponsored me and his I-864 is already been completed, so is my case at the NVC. My husbad last year income is over the 125 % poverty line, but the year before is much less then the poverty line. I’m afraid that the Consular official may determine the income as unstable or not projectable in the future, as he is pointing the “the bed year income”.
    Can an official really reject an affidavit of support, based on specific facts, that the sponsor will not be able to maintain his or her household income at the necessary level.
    Can I ” the intending immigrant ” may be found inadmissible under INA § 212(a)(4) as likely to become a public charge, becaouse of this one “bed imcome year” ?
    Does a completed I-864 Form mean that it has been already vetted at the National Benefit Centar ? Is completed I-864 means by NVC “suggestably”approved ?

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    • Can an official really reject an affidavit of support, based on specific facts, that the sponsor will not be able to maintain his or her household income at the necessary level.
      Can I ” the intending immigrant ” may be found inadmissible under INA § 212(a)(4) as likely to become a public charge, becaouse of this one “bed imcome year” ?

      Yes, of course they can deny your case because of these reasons: that’s what being a public charge in the law is all about. If your husband does not satisfy the decision-maker’s judgment that he makes enough to support you, then you will be denied (assuming no joint sponsor). Also, NVC has nothing to do with the I-864, they’re just a conduit or “middleman” to pass along your information and your file to the consulate in your country. A consulate officer makes the decision on the I-864.

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    • Is it true that CR-1/IR-1 cases, the consulate makes no financial determination? You are either financially qualified or not based on the I-864. Cosponsors are allowed in this case regardless of other circumstances. Signing the I-864(a) is legally binding on the sponsor and cosponsor and no other subjective evaluation is done ?

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      • Even I can answer this one (the Guru authorized me to do so): how can I tell if your husband is “financially qualified” or not, i.e. makes enough money to support you, unless I look at all the circumstances of his earnings the past few years? So, of course the consulate has to look at everything. You admitted that the year before your husband’s income was much below the poverty line so that is not enough of a stable income!

        The Guru cannot answer more of your questions. His time is valuable and he already gave you a quick 30-second answer. Contact us next week for a paid email consultation, consult@guruimmigration.com, even if you’re in Bulgaria. I cannot answer any more of your questions either but you probably wouldn’t want me to answer you, I’m sure!

        John A., Legal Assistant
        GuruImmigration.com

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  13. Flor Contreras Says:

    My husband went to his visa interveiw at Juarez today 02-18-09 but was denied the right to the waiver because many years ago he tried to smuggle his brother in although both were illegal and my husbands finger prints were taken. My husband has never been deported. Is there any hope for this case? Can he get the waiver in some way? Whats the next step? I look foward to you response. THanks Flor

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  15. Hi

    we applied for asylem in 1992 and we withdrew our application in august 1996 after we got our permit resisdent in canada, we entered illegal tu us but we applied for asylem right way and we applied for work permit to and we were renew every year until we left in 1996, now we are canadian citizen since 2000, do you think we need a waiver to visit us even we are canadian and we have a canadian passport ,
    thank you so much

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  16. Hi my husband was denied a visa in feb of 2009 on the basis of a failed drug test. But the strange thing is that he is not a user. He was given THREE tests. Two came out clean and on the day of his interview he was told that he was 12 times the legal limit for cannibus. So he was told to come back in three years after being rehabilitated. but we are at a loss as to what to do because he never ingested the drug he was accused of . So what do we need to do to ensure this does not happen again?

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    • We seem to recall that you apparently asked us this question on another discussion board and we gave our information to you for a consultation. On anything like this, we can’t give you advice on a blog! It’s way too serious. You are invited to consult with us. The consultation fee is reasonable. You can contact us by telephone at 310.289.2155 or email: consult@GuruImmigration.com. All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted.

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  20. Im a born us citz. Married my husband of 12+years in florida. At that time he had a valid h1b visa. When we were married I filed the i130 wich was approved in 98. Somehow with our 1st bad lawyer, he charged us for an advance parole allowing us to go to the bahamas. This is the 1st problem. Our 2nd lawyer has helped us appeal till the cows come home and so here we now sit in the netherlands after Harold voluntarily left after the court proceedings. He hadent been home to see his family in 13years thru all this nonsence. Went to the us consul where they said our approved i130 needs to go to the natl. visa. center? Sure would like to get my husband back home to florida. We dont even have a parking ticket. pay taxes and we get s.security updates every 1/4. AARP, american legion…we are good folk and I read here it really doesnt matter?
    I have been thru a great deal of your site and appreciate that help. Sure would like to find out how to do the next step. Thanx

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    • We can only suggest any next step(s) through a paid consultation you do with us after the New Year. It’s not clear what happened from your description, and to be frank, a misunderstanding of the details could mean a whole world of difference between him able to come back fast or having to wait. If your husband was in Immigration Court removal proceedings and had to take voluntary departure, he may still have a 10-year bar against him. Or he may not. We cannot possibly know until we review all the dates and the actions taken by these two allegedly bad lawyers. And even after the consultation when we see a solution, we will of course recommend that your husband hire us to represent him in the pursuit of that solution. Please contact us by phone: +1 310 289 2155. If you hesitate because you don’t want to call overseas from the Netherlands, then contact us by email: consult@GuruImmigration.com. Thank you.

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  21. Hellow, first of all I would like to thank you for your comments… they are of much help.
    I am a 23 year old Iligal Alien who was brought to the US form Mexico when I was 6 years old. I am now married and my wife is a US Citizen. My question is this: Can I still obtain legal status in the US? We have been married for over 2 years and I have been in this country since I was 6 yars old. When I was 17 years old I was cought, as a juvenile, with 33 onces of cocaine and charged, as a juvenile, with Possesion of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. I was never deported. Can I still become a legal citizen of the USA?

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    • Since you came illegally and have unlawful presence in the U.S. for a year or more (it does not matter if you were “brought” here — you came illegally), you would have the 10-year bar against you when applying for permanent residence in Juarez where you MUST go to apply, if you take the risk. The more serious thing, however, is that you also have a controlled substance violation that was more than just possession (possession with intent to deliver — 33 ozs, more than 2 lbs of cocaine, which is a lot!), and that ground of inadmissibility, although not one of the top 10 grounds covered in the blog article, cannot be waived by Juarez even if it was a crime committed when you were 17. Unfortunately, this is pretty much a hopeless case as the law now stands.

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  22. Thank you so much for all this information. if someone entered the US illegal from Canada and applied for asylum and get working permit and worked legally for 4 years and paid tax and during this time was waiting for his Canadian immigration paper to be done and before leaving US the lawyer did withdraw the asylum application when he got approved for Canadian immigration. Do you think it will be impossible to get a green card even he got approved for I130? Or do you think it will be one of the Top 10 Reasons Why Immigrants Get Visas Denied”
    Thank you
    Nadia

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    • Although not mentioned in our article (since all details about the topic simply cannot be covered), time spent in the U.S. during which the person had a bona fide asylum application pending does not count toward the unlawful presence bar of top reason No. 3 for visa denial, unless the person was working without employment authorization. So, the 10-year bar may or may not apply to you now depending upon how long you were illegal prior to applying for asylum.

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  23. Tuomas H. Says:

    Hei Larry.

    Thank you so much for all this information, that you have published in these pages (has helped a lot). Im a 27 year old citizen from Western Europe and I just got married to a US citizen and I would have couple of questions if you could please help me.

    1.Filling I-485 I was wondering what i should answer to ya question from criminal acts. I was involved in GTA 10 years ago as a minor and i was fined cause of it, but now prison, or parole. Cause i was a minor and its been 10 years, my government dont have records of it anymore. I understand that you being lawyer you cant tell me to lie, but…

    2. I entered US on visa waiver and I havent been in country for more then alloud 90 yet. So my question is that filling my I-130 and I-485 now, will i be able to stay in US while the case is in procces, or will i become illegal immigrant right after the 90 day period is over?

    3. What i have read from your pages, I have noticed that you do cases all over US and not just in West Coast. I would be intrested knowing your rates. So if you could please let me know the answer to this last question via e-mail (rest can be answered at this page), I would apprisiate it.

    Thank you for all the information, that I have gathered all ready from these pages and keep up the good work!!!

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    • Tuomas, juvenile crimes are usually not an issue as to admissibility but sometimes can, and only a lawyer could give an opinion on that. We will email you separately with our rates on a case like this.

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  24. Pl let me know immigrant visa deny due to 15 yrs ago alien try to entered us unlawfully is it possible to get visa

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    • Your comment is very vague. Did you enter illegally 15 years ago and still here in the U.S., or were you out of the U.S. and tried to apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. consulate in your country (and now trying to reapply)? And what was it that you were denied for, adjustment of status? Or something else? After you’ve clarified, we recommend you do a consultation with us.

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  25. Hi.
    I am a naturalized American citizen who filed for my son in the F1 category several years ago. He was unmarried and over 21 when I did, with his Priority Date of 8/2003.

    He just received a notice to confirm address with added comments that other papers will follow in 6 weeks. He is in Jamaica.

    He is planning to get married in 30 days.
    How should he handle it when he visits the Embassy.

    Thanks,
    Glen.

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    • How should he handle that? Just follow instructions and obtain the tons of documents that they will instruct him he must have before he could get interviewed in Kingston. Do you realize that the problem is if he’s getting married, he goes from the F1 to the slower F3 category (married sons/daughters over 21 of U.S. citizens) which means he has to wait about 2 years longer before he could immigrate? If you want detailed advice, call our office at 310.289.2155 and we can do a paid consultation with you.

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  26. Благодарю Вас за актуальную информацию.

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