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DMV said I was not a US Citizen. What should I do?

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DMVs across the country are telling some people that they are not us citizens, and the DMV may be right. Many people believe their parents regarding where they were born. From the immigrant family perspective, you normally have a foreign passport that is used to visit family abroad. Since IDs are in your hand, with […]

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No Objection Statement (NOS): Philippine J-1 Holder Waiver Breakdown

The No Objection Statement (NOS) Process for Philippine J-1 Holders is a lengthy process and can be confusing to most. A J-1 Exchange Visitor is a special type of visa that may have special conditions placed on the US Visa. The Special Condition is commonly called: (1) the two (2) year home residency requirement, or […]

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Notary Public Accreditation for the Washington D.C. Philippine Embassy

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Fickey Martinez Law Firm has many clients who are Philippine Citizens. Some of our kindest clients are Filipinos who would frequently bring our office staff Lumpia and Pancit. When our office learned in 2019 that the Philippine Embassy could accredit an NC Notary Public to assist in the Authentication, Acknowledgement, or Red Ribboning Process, we […]

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New Year | New Website | Your Immigration Team!!!

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Welcome to Fickey Martinez Law Firm, P.L.L.C.’s New Website! We have started 2019 with a new Website. Our Law Firm has slowly drifted from General Practice towards becoming an Immigration Law Firm since 2015. Now, many years later, our website is practically built for our Immigration Clientele, both here in ENC and all over the […]

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I-751 Joint Spousal Filing: In Love with your Best Friend and How to Prepare

Congratulations on building a life together with your loving spouse!!! By this point in the immigration process, you have already experienced the hardest filing, which is getting the green card from USCIS’s Adjustment of Status or from DOS’s Consular Process. Now, USCIS requests that the spouses prove that a loving life occurred over the past 2 […]

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USCIS: The Return of an Enforcement Agency

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) underwent a drastic policy shift in July 2018. The sleeping giant has been the foundation of US immigration filings predominately to (1) US Citizen Spouses, Children, and Parents, (2) Lawful Permanent Residents seeking to continue their permanent status or to become a US Citizen, and (3) Employment Entities. However, […]

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Military Deferred Action: A Parole in Place (PIP) Alternative

Military Deferred Action is an alternative filing option to Military Parole in Place. However, not every alternative is better. The purpose of Deferred Action is to “Defer” the “Action of deportation.” To qualify for Deferred Action, the Applicant is usually unable to apply for Adjustment of Status. If someone is unable to receive Lawful Permanent […]

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