I have a fiance in syria. I am traveling to get married to him next month. He does not have his passport. it was taken away when he tried to leave his country illegally 4 years ago.. is it possbile for him to come to me in the USA without a passport. also he is willing to try again to leave and travel to europe. he will apply for refugee status. can i then go to europe and tell the embassy i want to be with my husband.. plz help us. we want to be together but dont know how or where to start
State/Country relating to question: United States
just seeking answers so far. will consult a lawyer if it is feasible for us to be together
It sounds like Syria will not allow him to leave.He can get a World Passport from http://www.worldgovernment.org/docpass.htmlbut I assume Syria will try to confiscate that too if he uses it at the Syrian border.He may have to exit Syria illegally and then apply for asylum. The World Passport will allow him to travel if he can get out of Syria.You can apply for a fiance visa for him from the US but even if it is issued there is still the problem that Syria will not return his passport. It sounds like he has a good case for asylum if he can get out of Syria.
Thank you for your answer. Does our country accept this world passport? Since 9-11 has this passport been able to be used. How difficult is the process of getting him here? Are we talking about years?
No he can show up at the US border and be provisionally admitted and file an immediate asylum application.
ok i am trying to understand your second response. how does he show up at the US border? mexico? canada? or can he fly in on that world passport without a vis? also did you mean NO our country does not accept that passport or NO that it does not take years. do you recommend a immigration lawyer here in fort worth texas? what is the process of seeking asylum if he does arrive here.
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=de9814836a14d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=6ca66d26d17df110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD links to the form and instructions to apply for asylum. The world passport has been accepted in 150 countries. If he leaves Syria illegally while they are holding his passport, he essentially becomes a stateless person. You can get a free consultation from some of the local immigration lawyers listed at http://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/firm/Immigration-&-Naturalization-Law/Fort-Worth/Texas I definitely urge you to consult a local attorney. This is not a standard fiancee visa situation. Syria is violating his rights under Art 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 13. (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Posted at http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ That appears to be a form of persecution that might make him eligible for asylum but it may depend on why they are treating him like that. I don't have all the facts and don't want you to post private information here on the internet. You really need to consult an attorney in person. I hope this information is helpful.
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