How long will my case take?
Depending case type and your specific situation, we can provide an estimated time frame but please remember all cases are never exactly the same. Case status updates and processing times are available in real time, we use a unique system that captures your case status in real time once your receipt information is entered.
What do I need to do to start my case?
The Danquah Law Group begins by offering our potential clients with a Free Consultation towards understanding your needs so that we can chart the best way forward. Contact us to schedule your Free Consultation.
We will accept your case only if we are sure that there is a legal and viable solution to meet your goals.
How do I pay for my case?
We accept Cash, All Major Credit Cards and Pay Over Time options through LawPay , PayPal and BYDcash. See our Pay page for more details. You can pay online, via the client portal, through QR or mobile app and secure card payments by phone.
How do I know what’s going on with my case?
We are diligent in communicating updates to our clients when ever we file a document for your case, or receive any correspondence connected with your case.
Which states do you practice in?
We are licensed to practice law in Georgia and Missouri. Since Immigration cases are a Federal matter, it does not matter where you live. We can represent you on Immigration cases no matter what state or country you live in.
Do I need a valid passport?
Yes. It is important to keep your passport up to date, however, time frames may allow us to move your case forward before your renewed passport arrives.
When can I travel abroad?
Those with pending United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration cases can travel abroad if they have a valid passport and an approved I-131 Advanced Parole, or a valid Green Card. Emergency Travel is also an option if you meet certain criteria. New filing timeframes can be checked at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
What do I need to be able to travel?
A valid passport and an approved I-131 Advanced Parole, or a an unexpired Green Card.
Always be sure to inform your attorney when you plan to travel. Do not be absent for more than 6 months, and do not let your travel documents expire while you are abroad.
After I file the application, how long does it take for me to get receipts?
It takes USCIS approximately 30 days on average to issue receipts. Fee waivers can significantly increase that time.
After I get my receipts what do I do?
Certain receipts in addition to your passport can be used to obtain identification and permission to engage in employment legally.
Can I travel with my I-131 Receipt?
NO! I-131 Application for Travel Document receipts CANNOT be used to travel. You must wait for your I-131 Approval BEFORE you travel. There are other factors that need to be considered before traveling regardless if you have an approved Travel Card.
After my biometrics are completed, what do I do?
Wait for your Interview to be scheduled by USCIS.
How long before I am called for my interview?
USIS provides processing times for the life of cases, so your interview appointment can be scheduled at any time within the current estimated processing time.
What do I do to prepare for the interview?
You will be contacted by your Case Manager to schedule an Interview Preparation (IP) Appointment. Gather your original documents together and keep them in a safe place until needed. When your interview is scheduled, please contact us to schedule an appointment to answer further questions.
After my interview How long do I wait for a decision?
USCIS Processing times vary. Based on your unique case we can provide you an estimate. You can check the current processing times at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
How long does it take for the green card application?
USCIS Processing times vary. Your situation is always unique so please keep that in mind. You can check their current processing times at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
What can I expect after I receive my Citizenship?
As a U.S. citizen, you are now entitled to many rights:
> You can protect yourself from government policy changes that target non-citizens, such as welfare and Supplemental Security Income.
> You can vote for the politician of your choice and have full participation in United States democracy.
> You can run for any public office except for President and Vice President.
> You can participate in jury duty.
> You are eligible for all state and federal jobs, and other jobs where U.S. citizenship is required.
Unlike other immigration papers, you never have to renew your citizenship certificate.
You can help more of your family members come to the United States. You can petition for your spouse, parents, children and siblings whether they are married or single, and for ﬁancés.
In most cases the unmarried children of U.S. citizens get permanent residence faster if the parents are citizens than if the parents are permanent residents. Should you be interested in ﬁling a petition for a qualifying relative, our office will be happy to assist you.
Finally, you have the advantage of traveling in and out of the United States more freely and you enjoy the benefits of holding a U.S. passport. You must obtain a U.S. passport if you plan to travel outside the United States.
How do I get a Social Security card?
You can apply for a Social Security Number at https://www.ssa.gov/number-card however, it may be difficult depending upon where your case stands in the immigration process. The current Immigration forms contain a section to apply for a SSN when applying for Immigration Status, and is usually the easiest and fastest way to obtain a Social Security Card for the first time. See https://www.ssa.gov/number-card for a replacement card if necessary.
After I get a green card, can I file for my children who live in the United States.
No. You cannot file for children in the USA with an expired I94 because of over stay. Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to discuss your specific options.
After I get a green card, can I file for my children who live outside the United States?
Yes, Your Childs age and location is a factor. Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to discuss your specific options.
After I get a green card, how can I file for my children who live outside the United
Yes. Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to get started.
After I get my green card, can my spouse file for my children who live in the United States?
Yes, Your spouse can file for your children that live in or outside the United States. Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to get started.
What is VAWA?
The Violence Against Women Act gives both male and female spouses of US Citizens, children and parents a path to Immigrate through self-petition if strict criteria is met and you legally qualify. Contact us to discuss the specifics of your case to see if you qualify.
When can I file for citizenship after receiving my Green Card?
There are several factors such as how long you’ve been married, if it is a family based green card or other type of green card. Make sure to check with your case processor at DLG to give you your specific timeline for eligibility.
After receiving my two year green card, when do I apply for my permanent green card?
You must remove the conditions that were placed on your initial green card by filing with USCIS. You must file your removal application after 18 months.
How long do I have to wait if I’m no longer married after I get a green card to file for citizenship?
If you are no longer married to a United States Citizen, then you must wait 5 years.
What is the processing time for citizenship?
USCIS Processing times vary. You can check their current processing times at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/
After I become a U.S. citizen, can I file for my children who live in the United States?
Yes, If you are a previous client, we can expedite your case processing time in our office. Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to get started.
After I become a U.S. citizen, can I file for my children who live outside the United States?
Yes, Please contact us to schedule a Free Consultation to get started.
Why is my case taking so long?
There may be several reasons why your case is taking a long time. Please note that immigration is still very much behind in paperwork and case processing in regards to Covid. Another thing to consider is that there are millions of people trying to immigrate every day and cases are processed in the order that they come. The best way to stay abreast of your case is by having The Danquah Law Group keep you updated via processing times in case status updates via USCIS. If you are out of those processing times then our office will take the necessary steps.
Do you do Civil and Criminal Cases?
Yes we do offer support on Civil and Criminal Cases, including divorces.