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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
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Experience:  10+ years of experience in various aspects of U.S. Immigration Law.
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I have fallen in love with a Tibetan in India with no

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I have fallen in love with a Tibetan in India with no passport, although he is applying for a Tibetan Identification Card. We have a large age difference between us, which was of no concern to us until we started looking at the requirements for a fiance visa to the U.S. Not sure of the best course to proceed.
JA: Are you planning to get married within 90 days of the arrival to the US?
Customer: Yes, but my big concern is he has no passport. Can he even apply for the visa with just the TIC?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer?
Customer: I talked to one woman who I believe was sketchy for various reasons. We have just been reading what we can find online.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The age difference is 34 years.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

The age different will be a red flag to U.S. immigration that perhaps you are a vulnerable U.S. Citizen that might have been fooled into falling in love by someone that is desperate to come to the U.S. I am NOT saying that this is the case, I am telling you that this is what they will think. It is not an impossible situation as I have successfully done cases with a similar difference, though those have all been when the couple are in the U.S. As far as the documentation, if he is missing a birth certificate, here is a good article:

He might be able to do it with the TIC and secondary evidence.

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Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 months ago.

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!