Complex Immigration Issues
If you are faced with complex immigration issues, please don’t hesitate to call our office to find out how we can help you. Our New Jersey immigration attorney has had decades of experience handling tough situations.
Complex Immigration Issues | Father’s Name Not on Birth Certificate
Fairly recently, someone came to my office with a very interesting question: her mother and father were not married and her father’s name was not on her birth certificate. He was a citizen and he wanted to sponsor her. The question is: is it possible? I was very happy to give my answer, definitely yes. If you have a father who’s a citizen or a green card holder, even though their name is not on your birth certificate and your parents are not married, it is possible for your father to sponsor you. You may need to take a DNA test to show that your father is your biological father.
You may also need to gather evidence that you’ve had an emotional relationship over the years. It could be Father’s Day cards, money transfers if he ever sent money to you back home, or any other evidence like photos showing that there’s been an ongoing relationship. Once you have gathered all of this documentation, it is possible to begin the sponsorship case. Great question. If you have questions about this or any other immigration matter, please feel free to contact my office. I would be happy to help you.
Complex Immigration Issues | Abuse Victim Eligibility for U Visa
Recently, someone came to my office enquiring about a U Visa? She had heard about it in her local community and I was happy to give her the details. A U Visa is a visa that is set aside for any victims of crime. Many times it is domestic violence but it can also be assault or any other type of crime where someone is a direct victim. The main focus of the visa is that an individual has to be willing to help the law enforcement agencies or the government agencies. There is a form called the I-918 which must be signed and certified by the police or the prosecutor that the individual has been cooperative and has been willing to cooperate and collaborate in resolving the crime.
The benefit of the U Visa is that if it is approved, the individual does acquire a work permit that is valid for three years, and with that work permit they can acquire a valid social security number and possibly a driver’s license and after possessing the U Visa invalid status for three years they can apply for adjustment of status which very often leads to a green card. It’s an unfortunate situation if someone is a victim of a crime, but happily it is a way to resolve that problem utilizing the immigration system.
If you have a question about the U Visa or any other issues, please feel free to contact my office at Morristown, New Jersey, and I would be happy to sit down and talk with you to discuss your options.