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I JUST GOT MARRIED IN NOV WITH A BRAZLIAN ON ATOURIST VISA WAS NOT EXPECTED TO HAPPENED BUT WE WANT TO STAY TOGETHER SO I'M FILLING UP THE IMMIGRATION PAPERS, HOWEVER IT'S VERY COMPLICATED FOR 1ST TIME , JUST WANT TO DO THINGS RIGHT I'M A AMERICAN CITIZEN

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HE'S STAY EXPIRED ON JANUARY 13TH

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Sure, what are your questions that I can help you with?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
hi nice to meet you
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I got married in nov with a brazlian tourist I'm a US citizen, he stayed expired jan 13th.
I'm trying to do the papers, do I have time enough to send the papers
I'm afraid we r running out of time
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i prepared most of it but have few question:
I-693 gonna take some time can i send this after?
it's necessary send form for biometrics?
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

No, you should send everything at the same time. When you say she is running out of time, what do you mean, because if she came in on a tourist visa, she would have only had 6 months legally in the US which would have expired in July 2017?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
actually he's a he....he enter 07/14/2017 after 6months expired 01/14/2018
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
here its' fine i can't talk I'm at work
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
married was a decision in the last 30 days ...
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
are u there?
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Sorry, you did say "he", I meant "he." OH okay, I thought you said he entered in January 2017. So his stay expires on January 14, 2018.

In that case, YES you should have enough time to prepare everything and mail it in for it to reach USCIS (immigration) by January 14, 2018. The medical exam should only take about 3 days.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is this a machine?..I just mentioned to you i rather text.....
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

No problem. We can talk here. It's actually the website that offers the phone call, not me. I'm happy to talk to you here.

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

I'm not a machine.. but the website does offers you phone calls in case you want them. You can just keep saying no to that. I am a human :)

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thanks...so the main question is what's my due date to send the papers when he's stayed expired 01/14/18
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm missing the medical examination.
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

The best way so that he does not spend any time illegally in the US, is for USCIS (immigration) to receive everything by January 13. You have a month and that should be enough time. The medical exam only takes about 72 hours to get back once he goes in for the exam. It shouldn't take very long.

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

You just want to make sure that you fill out everything right and send all the right documents the first time so it doesn't get returned to you because then it will not count as being sent on time. But you should definitely have enough time to gather everything, fill everything out and mail it out by January. You may want to have an attorney review everything since you're under a time restraint.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
do u have the check list :
I do have I-130
I-130A
I-485
I-864
I-765 READY PLUS SUPPORTING DOCS
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

That is correct. You may also want to submit the I-131 if he may want to travel before getting the green card. It's not necessary but it is a good idea to send and there's no additional charge.

There's also the I-693 medical that you mentioned.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I SAW I-131 HAS ANOTHER FEE?
I KNOW FOR SURE I HAVE TO PAY I-130 AND I-485 ANY OTHER FEE?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I MEAN ANY OTHER FEE FOR ANY OTHER FORM..
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

No, the I-131 doesn't have a fee when you're sending the I-130 and I-485. It's included.

The only fees are $535 and $1225.

Don't forget 2 passport pictures of him for each application - I-485, I-765, I-131, I-130 (only one for this one) and one picture of you for the I-130

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I SAW IT'S ONLY 1140$
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 1,140$ new 985$ OLD FORM
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Is he over 79 years old?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
HE'S 31 Y/O
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Then the fee is $1225 plus $535 for the I-130. You must add $85 to the $1140 that's why its $1225.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
$85 IT'S THE BIOMETRICS FEE RIGHT?
SHOULD I DO 2 SEPARATES CHECK FOR THE I-485 AND BIOMETRICS OR AMONT TOGETHER?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
DO I STILL NEED TO FILL UP THE BIOMETRICS FORM..I READ WAS ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE I-130 AS ITS THE SAME INFO..
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Yes two checks is better.

You only need to do I-130A from him no more biometrics form

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
OK....WHAT ABOUT THE TRAVEL DOCUMENT FORM WHERE THE FEE ITS INCLUDED?
BECAUSE IF U FILL UP SEPARATE IT'S OVER 500$
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
IF I SEND THE PAPERS AND I DON'T RCEIVE ANY ANSWER AND HE'S OVERSTAYING WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN??
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR WEDDING PICTURES IT OK PHOTOCOPIES OR ORIGINALS?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
STILL THERE ,Ms.?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
JEN MARIE.....!!!
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
wHY I NOT GETTING AN ANSWER FROM YOU?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
HELLO?
IS THAT ALL I GET FOR MY PAYMENT?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
THAT'S NOT NICE AT ALL.....
Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

I'm so sorry, my internet was not working. That is definitely not all you get. Here are your answers.

The fee is included for the I-131. The ONLY fees you send are for I-130 and I-485. Trust me, this is my specialty.

Yes wedding pictures and any joint documents you have bank statements, joint bills, lease, etc.

If he overstays, that is still fine. He can submit it after but he will be illegal during that gap. Once you submit it, he will be back in a temporary legal status. It will be ok.

I know all these applications and documents and time restraints can get stressful. If you decide you do need help with review of all applications and documents before sending, I can send you an offer to exchange contact information so I may help you with these legal services for a reasonable fee. You don't have to decide if you would like that now, but just letting you know it's an affordable option for you to keep in mind for whenever you'd like.

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 4 months ago

Did you have additional questions? I'm sorry for the delay.

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 3 months ago

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