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  1. Hello again, know one or two followed this so I'm just letting you guys know that I made. I am now in the USA a week with my visa stamped and waiting on my green card being posted. Vicki K. Anderson | Ferman Law, PLLC | Minnesota is who I owe it all too, she sent an argument to legelNet and after a 6-month wait and only getting told it was being looked into she told me to try to get my mothers, local congressman, to look into it. Just over a week after his office got in contact with Legelnet they had said as a matter of law I shouldn't a been refused. Redid my medical in May, had a bit of a wait until August 2nd as embassy as busy in summer months and was granted my visa. Just want to thank everyone for there time in any way and helpful info. So lucky I found Vicki as I was told by many I wouldn't get a visa now. She really is great at her job and just as a person. Again thanks to you all.
  2. Hello again, know one or two followed this so I'm just letting you guys know that I made. I am now in the USA a week with my visa stamped and waiting on my green card being posted. Vicki K. Anderson | Ferman Law, PLLC | Minnesota is who I owe it all too, she sent an argument to legelNet and after a 6-month wait and only getting told it was being looked into she told me to try to get my mothers, local congressman, to look into it. Just over a week after his office got in contact with Legelnet they had said as a matter of law I shouldn't a been refused. Redid my medical in May, had a bit of a wait until August 2nd as embassy as busy in summer months and was granted my visa. Just want to thank everyone for there time in any way and helpful info. So lucky I found Vicki as I was told by many I wouldn't get a visa now. She really is great at her job and just as a person. Again thanks to you all.
  3. Hello again, know one or two followed this so I'm just letting you guys know that I made. I am now in the USA a week with my visa stamped and waiting on my green card being posted. Vicki K. Anderson | Ferman Law, PLLC | Minnesota is who I owe it all too, she sent an argument to legelNet and after a 6-month wait and only getting told it was being looked into she told me to try to get my mothers, local congressman, to look into it. Just over a week after his office got in contact with Legelnet they had said as a matter of law I shouldn't a been refused. Redid my medical in May, had a bit of a wait until August 2nd as embassy as busy in summer months and was granted my visa. Just want to thank everyone for there time in any way and helpful info. So lucky I found Vicki as I was told by many I wouldn't get a visa now. She really is great at her job and just as a person. Again thanks to you all.
  4. Hello everyone, just to update. The transfer was actually the Dublin embassy starting the process of sending my case back to the US to start closing my case. After getting my mothers local congressman to try to find out why it has taken nearly 7 months to give us an advisory opinion within less than two weeks we now have got it. This the response from LegalNet The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has completed their review and is in the process of removing your client’s ineligibility under INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i). Once the ineligibility is removed, your client will be contacted with further instructions on how to proceed with his case. So now my CEAC is changed to Administrative Processing. I guess I just need for Dublin to contact me on what to do next. I'm guessing with it being over a year and a half now that I'll need to do the medical again and get updated police reports from Ireland and now also the uk seen as I'm living in London the last 14 months. Anyway, great news I can hardly believe it, to be honest, Still not there but its looking much better. Thanks, everyone for the feedback its greatly appreciated, as some of you know its a difficult thing to get stuck in and hard to know what to do or whats going on so places like this are a great help. When I hear more I will update.
  5. Hello everyone, just to update. The transfer was actually the Dublin embassy starting the process of sending my case back to the US to start closing my case. After getting my mothers local congressman to try to find out why it has taken nearly 7 months to give us an advisory opinion within less than two weeks we now have got it. This the response from LegalNet The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has completed their review and is in the process of removing your client’s ineligibility under INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i). Once the ineligibility is removed, your client will be contacted with further instructions on how to proceed with his case. So now my CEAC is changed to Administrative Processing. I guess I just need for Dublin to contact me on what to do next. I'm guessing with it being over a year and a half now that I'll need to do the medical again and get updated police reports from Ireland and now also the uk seen as I'm living in London the last 14 months. Anyway, great news I can hardly believe it, to be honest, Still not there but its looking much better. Thanks, everyone for the feedback its greatly appreciated, as some of you know its a difficult thing to get stuck in and hard to know what to do or whats going on so places like this are a great help. When I hear more I will update.
  6. Hello everyone, just to update. The transfer was actually the Dublin embassy starting the process of sending my case back to the US to start closing my case. After getting my mothers local congressman to try to find out why it has taken nearly 7 months to give us an advisory opinion within less than two weeks we now have got it. This the response from LegalNet The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has completed their review and is in the process of removing your client’s ineligibility under INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i). Once the ineligibility is removed, your client will be contacted with further instructions on how to proceed with his case. So now my CEAC is changed to Administrative Processing. I guess I just need for Dublin to contact me on what to do next. I'm guessing with it being over a year and a half now that I'll need to do the medical again and get updated police reports from Ireland and now also the uk seen as I'm living in London the last 14 months. Anyway, great news I can hardly believe it, to be honest, Still not there but its looking much better. Thanks, everyone for the feedback its greatly appreciated, as some of you know its a difficult thing to get stuck in and hard to know what to do or whats going on so places like this are a great help. When I hear more I will update.
  7. After I updated on the US Department of state consular electronic application center site now CEAC site is saying Transfer in Progress and Your Immigrant Visa case has been transferred to another U.S. Consular office. You should check back for your case status at a later date. I think now that they are sending my case to London now that I am living here and not Ireland. I've still not heard back on the advisory opinion from legalnet so might not mean anything yet. My mother last week has got on to her congressman's office to try find out or move it on
  8. Hi thanks for the interest, Liz said I didn't have a strong hope to show hardship to my mom and that I would be best advised not to have gone for the I601 waiver unless I really wanted to take that chance and see. Liz was only advising me really on the 601, she wasn't my lawyer but was just looking at it to see if I had a chance at the hardship waiver. I know now that there are a lot of lawyers who will tell you-you have a great chance even if you don't just to try to get you to pay and go with them. Liz is one of the good ones for sure.
  9. Also, the embassy in Dublin reopened my IV case so as it could be updated on the US Department of state consular electronic application center site. I updated my address as I am living and working in London now while I wait. My lawyer said posts don't usually do this. I don't know its so long now and I just don't know what to think anymore, its hard to get on with life with the hope of maybe this still working out.
  10. HI yes, it was but I had a lawyer who let us just say wasn't up to it and told me a lot to get money, I was told I could still get a holiday visa and to first go for my I601 and then for the holiday visa after if it didn't work. Lucky I asked around and was told I wouldn't have a hope of a holiday visa so soon after my IV was refused and that I would have a very hard time trying to show hardship on my mother. She wanted 6500 for the I601 and then 4500 for the holiday waiver which isn't crazy money but I just didn't have a hope of getting one and would have found it very hard to get the other. Anyway, this lawyer sent a request to the post to relook at it but looking at the one she sent which wasn't much, to be honest, and she didn't seem to set up much of an argument or seem to fully know immigration law. Looking at her argument and the lawyers I have now arguments are like night and day, only thing is I wasted money and time on the first lawyer and only found my new lawyer in September of last year, at which time she sent the request for the advisory opinion to legalnet, being almost a year later and my case was about to be closed in November 2017.
  11. Hi I hope I find everyone well. I have had my lawyer send off a request for an advisory opinion from legalnet. She said by law I shouldn't have been refused IV and that the post made a mistake by law as I was seen as a juvenile (17) at the time of the incident I was refused for. The only thing is its now 6 months since it was sent to Washington and after a number of follow-ups by my lawyer, they keep saying its under review. Its only meant to take 30 to 45 days and its now 6 months. Has anyone else heard of this going on so long? My mother has in the last few days asked her local congressman to try to find out more. Just wondering has anyone any insight on this or legalnets times. My lawyer said it should not take this long. **I have more info on this case on my other past post on here.
  12. Hi I hope I find everyone well, I just wanted to update that I didn't try for the I601 waiver as a hardship on my mother was going to be very hard to show. I have had my lawyer send off a request for an advisory opinion from legalnet. She said by law I shouldn't have been refused and that the post made a mistake by law as I was seen as a juvenile. The only thing is its now 6 months since it was sent to Washington and after a number of follow-ups by my lawyer, they keep saying its under review. Its only meant to take 30 to 45 days and its now 6 months. Has anyone else heard of this going on so long? My mother has now asked her local congressman to try find out more.
  13. Hi can anyone help me. I was deemed inadmissible to the USA after I went for my green card interview last year for two things which happened nearly 20 years ago now when I was 17 (larceny) basically took something from a neighbours car and when I was 20 (Assult) had a fight with a friend and got arrested. I've never been to jail or anything like that. I do not think I have a hope of getting a waiver to get my green card as I cant show extreme hardship to my mother. I just want to know if anyone knows if I could get a waiver to be able to get a holiday visa and still visit my mother in the USA like I did before. I know there are such waivers but one lawyer I talked to said she didn't think I would even get this now because I went for an immigrant visa while another lawyer said I could get this holiday waiver. Its just so hard to know what to do, if anyone has any advice on this it would be great as I am just not sure what to do now. Is it posable to get a waiver to go on holidays or would it be too hard to get now that I was refused a green card? Anyone with info or help on this would be greatly appreciated
  14. Hi I am not sure how to start a new thread and I'm sorry if this is messing this one up. I am 36 and went for my green card interview last October in Dublin. I was refused on the grounds of a conviction for Larceny/damaging a property 22/9/1999 but which happened when I was 17 and conviction for criminal mischief with intent which isnt worded on any of my court papers but now they seem to be saying its for an assault in 2001, the larceny/damage to property was basically I broke the window in my neighbours car and stole a VCR, I called to the neighbour the next day and returned the VCR but the cops were already involved and the fight was just a silly thing between drunk friends one night and no one was hurt. Now I am not trying to make light of the two convictions but the 1999 Larceny/damaging a property case was discharged conditionally on my entering a recognizance and paying a 100 pound fine. The assault which my lawyers say could be argued isnt CIMT was a Section 2 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997 in irish law and the out come was 6 months suspended Sentence, This assault was with another guy my age, we had a fight and the garda (cops) came and arrested me, the guy (who is a friend) wasnt in anyway hurt when this happened. My lawyer tried to get the embassy in Dublin to relook at the case arguing I should not be deemed inadmissible under 3 arguments: -Under 18 years when crimes committed -Petty Offence Exception -Juvenile delinquency interpretation They wouldn't have any of it and now I can only apply for a waiver, the only thing is my mother who has us citizenship for the last 20 years and lives in Boston isn't in any way sick of financially in need of me being there and so it would be hard for me to show extreme hardship on her part. My lawyer is saying the only way to try is for my mother to see a therapist for her depression and get a report to send with my waiver. I just would like to know has anyone heard of this being used successfully and if anyone would have any kind of info on this. all this stuff happened nearly 15-20 years ago now. I've lived in Australia for two years and London and have never been in any trouble as well as spending many 3 month holidays in the usa at my mothers without anything. I just don't have loads of money and really only have one chance of doing this, I have to help out my family on my father's side in Ireland as he is unable to work now. I really just need some info on if it is worth trying for this waiver or if I should just give up on this and use the money to get a waiver which is easier to get so I can have holiday visas and still visit my mother in the usa like I did before. But one lawyer said she didnt think I would even get this now because I went for an immigrant visa while another lawyer said I could get this holiday waiver. Its just so hard to know what to do, if anyone has any advice on this it would be great as I am just not sure what to do now.
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