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Old Jul 15th 2002, 3:36 am
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i'm an american, and i was wondering if anybody here has any suggestions on a good immigration lawyer. my boyfriend (in the U.K.) and i want to marry, but need some legal advice considering certain situations and such. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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Old Jul 15th 2002, 4:20 pm
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"indiesol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > i'm an american, and i was wondering if anybody here has any suggestions on a good
    > immigration lawyer. my boyfriend (in the U.K.) and i want to marry, but need some
    > legal advice considering certain situations and such. any suggestions would be
    > greatly appreciated! thanks!

See my posting two days ago [1] and postings it refers to. If you've got situations,
and need more than just filing, I would recommend Matt Udall.

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Old Jul 16th 2002, 12:20 am
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If you are doing filing on your own and would like to see what is involved in going
through Fiancee Visa or Marriage, you will find the following links helpful:

http://www.isso.cornell.edu/immigration/marryusc.html
http://www.visapro.com/Green-Card-Fa...US-Citizen.asp

http://warsaw-visaguide.hypermart.net/
http://www.visapro.com/Fiance-Visa/K1-Fiancee-Visa.asp

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Old Jul 16th 2002, 5:19 am
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Default Re: any recommendations for an immigration lawyer?

hi, thanks for your reply. i really wish i could do this on my own, unfortunately there are other aspects involved. he made some mistakes when he was younger and had been arrested for drugs. so i thought it was best to consult a lawyer.
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Default Re: any recommendations for an immigration lawyer?

Hi,
I consulted Gudgeon and Hodgkinson (in London) over a small
problem my daughter had with a reprimand for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
They have a guy there who is an expert on drug related visa applications.
If you want their number, email me direct.

Good luck
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Default Re: any recommendations for an immigration lawyer?

i spoke to a lawyer yesterday and let him know of my current situation. he didn't seem to flinch when i informed him of the drug situation, which made me kind of weary after reading the posts in these forums. i asked him if it would be a good idea to get married in the U.K. since i am going to be visiting there in october and he said NO. when i asked why, he said that it would take a really long time to process the paperwork. if he cannot even get a visa waiver or a waiver after the K-1 how are we ever going to be together? especially if he needs a waiver just to visit the U.S.
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Default Re: any recommendations for an immigration lawyer?

Originally posted by Mark A. Fuller
"indiesol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <i><font size=-2 color=darkgreen>> i'm an american, and i was wondering if anybody here has any suggestions on a good</font></i>
    <i><font size=-2 color=darkgreen>> immigration lawyer. my boyfriend (in the U.K.) and i want to marry, but need some</font></i>
    <i><font size=-2 color=darkgreen>> legal advice considering certain situations and such. any suggestions would be</font></i>
    <i><font size=-2 color=darkgreen>> greatly appreciated! thanks!</font></i>

See my posting two days ago [1] and postings it refers to. If you've got situations,
and need more than just filing, I would recommend Matt Udall.

Mark

[1]http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&...2Y8.11502%24Kx
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hi, i've been trying to find your last postings, but i'm having no luck. could you please point me in the right direction? thanks!
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Old Jul 17th 2002, 4:21 pm
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    > hi, i've been trying to find your last postings, but i'm having no luck. could you
    > please point me in the right direction? thanks!

These are the links. You might have to reconstruct them into one line and paste into
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Default Re: any recommendations for an immigration lawyer?

The attorney you contact was correct. Unless you are willing to move to the UK if his waiver is denied, where are you two planning on living? Better to go the K-1 route and then apply for the waiver after denial. If approved he comes and you get married. If rejected, you look at the options.

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Old Jul 18th 2002, 3:00 am
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we really want to live in the U.S. Is it possible that he could be banned from the U.S.? these were drug convictions, and i've heard that the INS looks at drug convictions extremely hard. I plan on getting a lawyer, and i know i'll have to explain extreme hardship. I just hope that this is not an impossible situation. If i have to move to the U.K. i will. I hoped that someone on these forums has had a similiar situation.
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