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I AM 24 British Citizen who is about to make a decision to move to the U.S. Now, my Great, Great Grand mother was a born and raised U.S citizen which made my Grandmother who was not born in the U.S a Citizen. I am hoping by the grace of God if I can apply for Citizenship.
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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 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.

Unfortunately, the chances of that happening are very slim. Generally speaking, you have a chance through a grandparent that was a U.S. Citizen and resided in the U.S. long enough, but if the grandparent did not reside in the U.S. long enough, then the chances are very small. Take a look at this story:

https://www.shusterman.com//citizenshipthroughparents/citizenshipthroughparents2

After you read the story, let me know your date of birth and the dates of birth of each of your parents and grandparents and if your grandparents and parents ever lived in the U.S. and for how long.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Awesome, waiting.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Please review the article. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok ao its my great-great grand mother who was born and raised her whole life in the St.John U.S.V.I, her daughter, whom is my great grand mother who wasnt born in the u.s however obtain citozenship through her Mom. She moved and lived in the U.S for aprroximately 3 years and even bought a house.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Unfortunately, it doesn't look good. What year was your grandmother born? And how old was your great grandmother when she lived in the U.S.?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My great-Grandmother was born in 1949. (U.S Citizen) Great-great grand was born in 1918.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

But when was your grandmother born? And how old was she when she lived in the U.S.?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
1949 she had to be in her thirties or ate 20s.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

We need to clear things up. You said your great-great grandmother was born in 1918 and that your great grandmother was born in 1949, but then you say your grandmother was born in 1949. So who was born in 1949? Was it your grandmother or your great grandmother?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Born 1889
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

That doesn't make sense. That would mean your great grandmother was born before your great great grandmother. Let me see, could be be that your great great grandmother was born in 1889, your great grandmother was born in 1918, and your grandmother was born in 1949?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I confused you, I sent 2 files. Please open them up. Letticia Sprauve is my Great- Great G
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Those don't give the actual year or birth. They give an estimate.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I want to work in the U.S like yesterday. Its so hard here after the storms Irma and Maria, however i want to do everything the right way. What should I do. Which step should I take first.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I dont have the death certificates.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Unfortunately, I don't think you qualify for U.S. Citizenship. For your mother to have gotten U.S. Citizenship, your grandmother would have had to most likely live in the U.S. 10 years before your mother was born. If your mother was born in 1986 or later, then her mother would have had to live in the U.S. for at least 5 years before your mother was born. Since you said she only lived 3 years in the U.S., it doesn't look like you qualify. Sorry.

There are generally 5 avenues to obtain U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency. They are through family, through employment, through Asylum or refugee process, through investment, or through the lottery.

For family, it must be immediate family such as U.S. Citizen spouse or U.S. Citizen children over 21 in order to be able to come immediately. U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident parents or U.S. Citizen siblings, or Lawful Permanent Resident spouses can also help you, but the wait for that is about 4 to 12 years or so.

Through employment, you would have to generally prove that you would not be taking away a job from a U.S. worker and the less experience and education you have, the harder that is to do.

Through Asylum or Refugee process, you must prove that you will be persecuted, tortured or killed if you stay in your country and that this will happen to you because of your nationality, race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, not because you would run the same risk as anyone else in your country to fall victim to a crime or bad economic conditions.

Through investment, you are looking at generally $1,000,000.00 for a residency, or $500,000.00 in an area designated as a high-employment area, plus in both cases the investment has to create 10 or more jobs for U.S. workers.

And through the lottery, it would be very difficult to win one of the 50,000 visas available per year and some countries do not qualify.

Here is a link to the different forms to get a green card:

http://www.uscis.gov/greencard

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thats not true. All my Great Grand Mom Kids got their papers except my Grand Dad. My Family is really from St.John. they live over there all now.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

So your grandmother is a U.S. Citizen, but how long did she live in the U.S. before your mother was born?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 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!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not satisfied.
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Ok. Why are you not satisfied? I cannot lie to you. It is not my fault if the law does not have an easy solution for this situation. I am only the messenger. Please do not blame me for being just the messenger.

So your grandmother is a U.S. Citizen, but how long did she live in the U.S. before your mother was born?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
You havent read through all that I have written, which is why your answeres are inadequate
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Believe me, I have read through everything you have written and I have explained what the law is. Please do not get frustrated with me because you are trying to get U.S. Citizenship through a great-grandparent which doesn't normally happen. I am trying to help you, but I do NOT get a salary to be here, I do NOT get an hourly wage, and I do not get compensated per question. I ONLY get compensated if you are satisfied and that's only a small part of your deposit. So believe me, I don't want to have spent all this time reviewing and explaining things to you for you to go away angry because then I get nothing. So it only helps me if I can help you. If not, I wasted my time and effort, and on a weekend, no less. Do you understand?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 3 months ago

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