Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
DarkKiss

Unpaid bank loan and lawyers involvement

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

So my fiancée informed me today that he had an unpaid bank loan in the DR from year 2008 that has turned over to an attorney. The attorney advised him that they can stop him from receiving a visa and detain him from leaving the DR because of this. Can they do that? The original amount owed was $500 dollars but now it has been turned over to an attorney and the amount has accumulated to an outrageous amount. What are our options? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!


Visa Timeline3/31/14- Sent 129f4/8/14 - NOA1 Hardcopy7/28/14 - Medical Expedite (USCIS)8/14/14 - NOA2 Hardcopy9/5/14 - NVC Status "In-Transit"9/15/14 - NVC Status "READY"9/18/14 - Medical Expedite (Embassy)9/29/14 - CEAC Status date10/28/14 - Packet 4 11/04/14 - Medical Exam11/19/14- Interview Date - APPROVED11/20/14 - Admin Processing11/24/14 - Issued11/27/14 - VISA in Hand!!!!!!?12/4/14 - POE Miami 12/15/2014 - Married :joy:1/15/2015 - Social Security Card Received1/28/2015 - Drivers License Received2/13/2015 - Filed AOS (I-485,I-864,I-765,I-131)<p>
2/26/2015 - email/texts application accepted

3/23/2015 - Biometrics appt

"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Suggest that you retain appropriate DR legal counsel in order to receive appropriate legal courses of action.

~Moved from K1 Process to Caribbean Regional Forum~

~Inquiry is country-specific~

Edited by A&B

Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

_______________________

:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for your advice.


Visa Timeline3/31/14- Sent 129f4/8/14 - NOA1 Hardcopy7/28/14 - Medical Expedite (USCIS)8/14/14 - NOA2 Hardcopy9/5/14 - NVC Status "In-Transit"9/15/14 - NVC Status "READY"9/18/14 - Medical Expedite (Embassy)9/29/14 - CEAC Status date10/28/14 - Packet 4 11/04/14 - Medical Exam11/19/14- Interview Date - APPROVED11/20/14 - Admin Processing11/24/14 - Issued11/27/14 - VISA in Hand!!!!!!?12/4/14 - POE Miami 12/15/2014 - Married :joy:1/15/2015 - Social Security Card Received1/28/2015 - Drivers License Received2/13/2015 - Filed AOS (I-485,I-864,I-765,I-131)<p>
2/26/2015 - email/texts application accepted

3/23/2015 - Biometrics appt

"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What power does an attorney has to stop the visa process? I do not know, but the attorney can stop him from traveling.

Even if the loan problem does not become an issue and the visa gets approved, I know that some lawyers can get an "impedimento de salida" ...it is like a restriction to travel outside the DR, as a "medida de coercion" (don't know how to say that in English) very easy..a friend of mine was actually moving to Spain and the day she was leaving, she was stopped at the airport by the security, she couldn't travel that day. She found out that the restriction was related to a fender bender several months before, and it was even paid off. But the lawyers of the owner of the other car got the restriction during the process, and she didn't even know she had one...it took her two weeks to resolve the issue, and a new plane ticket.

The problem is, that not always the restriction is lifted after the legal issue is done. There was a news report in the DR last year about the huge amount of still active "impedimentos" and that so many of the persons affected with it don't even know they have one until they try to leave the county either for vacation or work...and you know what? the "impedimento de salida" cost only $330 pesos, yes I think a judge has to approve it, but I know its a rather fast process....And it does not have to be a big criminal case, my friend got one because a traffic bender, and people can get it for not paying child support.

What I am trying to say, your fiancé should find out if he has one, and if it he does, be sure it is legally lifted before traveling when his legal issue is resolved....I know all this because there are so many lawyers in my family.

Best of lucks for your fiancé ..I really hope everything goes well.


10/08/2014 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

10/16/2014 - NOAs:

11/18/2014 - Bio. Appointment

11/25/2014 - AOS Update (Ready for Interview)

12/30/2014 - EAD Approved (Card in production)

12/30/2014 - AP Approved

01/06/2015 - EAD/AP Card Mailed

01/07/2015 - EAD/AP Card Received

01/14/2015 - AOS Update (Interview scheduled)

02/18/2015 - AOS Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2015 - AOS Updated (Card is being produced)

02/19/2015 - Welcome Notice Mailed

02/24/2015 - Welcome Notice Received

02/24/2015 - Card mailed

02/27/2015 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

**

12/27/2016 - ROC filed (California Service Center)

12/28/2016 - NOA

01/08/2017 - Bio. Appointment Notice received

01/25/2017 - Bio. Appointment done.

12/12/2017 - I-551 Stamp on passport

06/12/2017 - "Approval Notice" DHS website (notice mailed)

06/12/2018 - Card in production

06/16/2018 - Approval Notice/Notice of Action received in the mail.

06/19/2018 GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What power does an attorney has to stop the visa process? I do not know, but the attorney can stop him from traveling.

Even if the loan problem does not become an issue and the visa gets approved, I know that some lawyers can get an "impedimento de salida" ...it is like a restriction to travel outside the DR, as a "medida de coercion" (don't know how to say that in English) very easy..a friend of mine was actually moving to Spain and the day she was leaving, she was stopped at the airport by the security, she couldn't travel that day. She found out that the restriction was related to a fender bender several months before, and it was even paid off. But the lawyers of the owner of the other car got the restriction during the process, and she didn't even know she had one...it took her two weeks to resolve the issue, and a new plane ticket.

The problem is, that not always the restriction is lifted after the legal issue is done. There was a news report in the DR last year about the huge amount of still active "impedimentos" and that so many of the persons affected with it don't even know they have one until they try to leave the county either for vacation or work...and you know what? the "impedimento de salida" cost only $330 pesos, yes I think a judge has to approve it, but I know its a rather fast process....And it does not have to be a big criminal case, my friend got one because a traffic bender, and people can get it for not paying child support.

What I am trying to say, your fiancé should find out if he has one, and if it he does, be sure it is legally lifted before traveling when his legal issue is resolved....I know all this because there are so many lawyers in my family.

Best of lucks for your fiancé ..I really hope everything goes well.

Wow,, I totally appreciate your information. Very educational. So happy I found someone who has attorneys in the family. Now I completely understand the situation. As long as we pay the attorney and get paper proof that it has been paid, he will be allowed to leave the country if the visa is approved of course?. Thanks again for the helpful info.?


Visa Timeline3/31/14- Sent 129f4/8/14 - NOA1 Hardcopy7/28/14 - Medical Expedite (USCIS)8/14/14 - NOA2 Hardcopy9/5/14 - NVC Status "In-Transit"9/15/14 - NVC Status "READY"9/18/14 - Medical Expedite (Embassy)9/29/14 - CEAC Status date10/28/14 - Packet 4 11/04/14 - Medical Exam11/19/14- Interview Date - APPROVED11/20/14 - Admin Processing11/24/14 - Issued11/27/14 - VISA in Hand!!!!!!?12/4/14 - POE Miami 12/15/2014 - Married :joy:1/15/2015 - Social Security Card Received1/28/2015 - Drivers License Received2/13/2015 - Filed AOS (I-485,I-864,I-765,I-131)<p>
2/26/2015 - email/texts application accepted

3/23/2015 - Biometrics appt

"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow,, I totally appreciate your information. Very educational. So happy I found someone who has attorneys in the family. Now I completely understand the situation. As long as we pay the attorney and get paper proof that it has been paid, he will be allowed to leave the country if the visa is approved of course?. Thanks again for the helpful info.?

Hey no problem. If he has lawyers in his family, then he knows.

Again best of lucks :)


10/08/2014 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

10/16/2014 - NOAs:

11/18/2014 - Bio. Appointment

11/25/2014 - AOS Update (Ready for Interview)

12/30/2014 - EAD Approved (Card in production)

12/30/2014 - AP Approved

01/06/2015 - EAD/AP Card Mailed

01/07/2015 - EAD/AP Card Received

01/14/2015 - AOS Update (Interview scheduled)

02/18/2015 - AOS Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2015 - AOS Updated (Card is being produced)

02/19/2015 - Welcome Notice Mailed

02/24/2015 - Welcome Notice Received

02/24/2015 - Card mailed

02/27/2015 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

**

12/27/2016 - ROC filed (California Service Center)

12/28/2016 - NOA

01/08/2017 - Bio. Appointment Notice received

01/25/2017 - Bio. Appointment done.

12/12/2017 - I-551 Stamp on passport

06/12/2017 - "Approval Notice" DHS website (notice mailed)

06/12/2018 - Card in production

06/16/2018 - Approval Notice/Notice of Action received in the mail.

06/19/2018 GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

and how do you know if you have an inpedimento de salida ?

As I understand it,, sometimes the lawyers inform you or you might not know anything until you are leaving the country and they can stop you b4 you pass through the airport checks. If you think that there is a possibility that you have something out there that needs to be taken care of, and you are planning to leave, best to contact that office to find a solution and clear it up in advance. My fiancée met with the attorneys yesterday, made a deposit and entered into a contract of repayment. I have to say that his experience with them was very bad. He said he was threatened constantly and was shown a list of about 27 or more people's name on the list preventing them from leaving the country. This list had been authorized by a judge.

I don't really understand the legal system in the DR, but I do believe that when it comes to having someone detained, MONEY talks with the Judge. Corruption maybe, can't confirm. Not my place to talk down on a country, but from my limited experience dealing with my fiancées case, I have found that the police and the legal system is a far cry from Justice. As I said before, we have entered into a payment plan which should be cleared up by end of this month.

NOTE; IMHO ........

I do not pretend to know anything about the legal system in the DR

I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY In the DR or the USA.


Visa Timeline3/31/14- Sent 129f4/8/14 - NOA1 Hardcopy7/28/14 - Medical Expedite (USCIS)8/14/14 - NOA2 Hardcopy9/5/14 - NVC Status "In-Transit"9/15/14 - NVC Status "READY"9/18/14 - Medical Expedite (Embassy)9/29/14 - CEAC Status date10/28/14 - Packet 4 11/04/14 - Medical Exam11/19/14- Interview Date - APPROVED11/20/14 - Admin Processing11/24/14 - Issued11/27/14 - VISA in Hand!!!!!!?12/4/14 - POE Miami 12/15/2014 - Married :joy:1/15/2015 - Social Security Card Received1/28/2015 - Drivers License Received2/13/2015 - Filed AOS (I-485,I-864,I-765,I-131)<p>
2/26/2015 - email/texts application accepted

3/23/2015 - Biometrics appt

"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lawyers paid!!! Receipts of payment in hand! Ready for the completion of this journey..........?


Visa Timeline3/31/14- Sent 129f4/8/14 - NOA1 Hardcopy7/28/14 - Medical Expedite (USCIS)8/14/14 - NOA2 Hardcopy9/5/14 - NVC Status "In-Transit"9/15/14 - NVC Status "READY"9/18/14 - Medical Expedite (Embassy)9/29/14 - CEAC Status date10/28/14 - Packet 4 11/04/14 - Medical Exam11/19/14- Interview Date - APPROVED11/20/14 - Admin Processing11/24/14 - Issued11/27/14 - VISA in Hand!!!!!!?12/4/14 - POE Miami 12/15/2014 - Married :joy:1/15/2015 - Social Security Card Received1/28/2015 - Drivers License Received2/13/2015 - Filed AOS (I-485,I-864,I-765,I-131)<p>
2/26/2015 - email/texts application accepted

3/23/2015 - Biometrics appt

"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×