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Immigration and US Citizenship News - Irish can apply for New USA Visa lottery and the legal Clinic
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 07:03 AM
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- New York City’s Basket Brigade appeal for help this Thanksgiving
- Enrol for American citizenship classes at the Irish International Immigrant Center
- World Mental Health Day, starting the conversation
- Employment rights in America
Irish can apply for New USA Visa lottery
Online registration for the DV-2014 Program began Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and will conclude on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time. Go to www.dvlottery.state.gov during the registration period to submit an entry. The lottery is free to enter. If you are on a website which requires payment – do not proceed with the application.
Affidavits of Support
One attendee at our clinic was facing an issue with an affidavit of support which was part of the marriage petition process. An affidavit of support is a guarantee to the U.S. government that a green card applicant will not become a “public charge.” The person offering the affidavit would have to demonstrate his or her financial health in a number of ways including a job letter, tax returns, and bank statements. If they don’t have enough income and/or assets to qualify, it is possible for sponsors to have a friend or relative cosponsor. If readers have further questions on the process, email us or attend our next clinic.
Legal Clinic update
We had a great turnout at the legal clinic in The Banshee on Tuesday night. Everyone who attended had a free consultation with leading immigration attorney Dan Harrington. Our next clinic will be at 6:30 pm on November 6th, at The Banshee.
Email me your immigration query or a topic you would like us to cover today: Kieran@ipcboston.org
Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in it is provided to inform generally, and is not intended as a substitute for individual advice. Immigration law is subject to frequent changes and individual circumstances can affect the application of certain legal provisions. For individual legal advice, please contact the Irish Pastoral Centre directly regarding upcoming legal clinics or consultation with an immigration attorney.