Junior Babila Ngwa

Junior Babila Ngwa

Babila Law is an immigration law firm located in the Washington, D.C. Metro area
  • Immigration Law
  • New York
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Babila Law is an immigration law firm in the Washington, D.C., Metro area and based in Largo, Maryland. The firm's Immigration Attorney, Junior Babila Terence Ngwa, is fluent in English and French. As immigrants themselves, the team at Babila Law is committed to providing the best possible outcomes for individuals seeking immigration assistance, whether for asylum, visas, or family reunification. They approach each case with diligence and a deep understanding of the importance of their work to clients.

Junior Ngwa, who sought asylum himself, has an intimate understanding of the challenges and significance of navigating the United States immigration laws. If you require a compassionate and dedicated advocate to help you resolve your immigration issues, Babila Law is the perfect choice. With years of experience, the firm is well-positioned to bring their expertise to bear on your immigration problem.

Schedule a consultation today by calling 240-879-6523 or sending an email to info@babilalawfirm.com.

Education
University of Cape Town
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 5549381
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Credit cards and monthly billing are accepted.
Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Visitor Visas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My greencard issue date was January 2019 but I didnt get my plane ticket and move to the USA until September 2019.
A: The date you became a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) for naturalization is the date that appears on your green card. This is typically the date that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves your application for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident.

Regarding the "more than six months spent traveling outside of the country" rule, there is a residency requirement for naturalization. One of the requirements is that you have been physically present in the United States for at least thirty months within the five-year period before applying. In addition, you must show you have resided in your state of filing for at least three months immediately preceding the filing of Form N-400.

So, the rule does not take into account the time it took for you to travel to the United States after the date of issuance of your green card.
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Q. Is the date you are a Lawful Permanent Resident from the date issued on the greencard or from when flight lands in USA
A: The date you become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) is determined by the date on your green card, not the date your flight lands in the United States. When you enter the United States with an immigrant visa, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer will inspect your documents and determine if you are eligible for admission as an LPR. If you are admitted, the officer will stamp your passport with the date of admission, generally the same as the date of your flight.

However, your LPR status begins on the date your green card is issued, which may differ from the date of your admission to the United States. The date of issue is located on the front of your green card and is the official start date of your LPR status. ... Read More
Q. Can I send my RFE myself instead of giving them to my lawyer ?
A: In general, you have the right to communicate directly with the USCIS regarding your immigration case, and you can certainly send your RFE response directly to them without going through your lawyer. However, it is important to ensure that you provide all the required information and documentation and that everything is submitted within the given deadline. If you decide to send your response on your own, make sure to keep copies of all the documents for your records and to confirm receipt of the package by USCIS.

Given your concerns about the quality of service provided by your lawyer, you should consider hiring a new lawyer or seeking assistance from a non-profit organization that provides legal services to immigrants. Before making any decisions, it may be helpful to schedule a consultation with another attorney to discuss your options and review your case. Remember that it is always better to work with an experienced immigration attorney. ... Read More
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Babila Law LLC
Bowie
404 Jeanwood Court
Bowie, MD 20721
Cell: (240) 879-6523
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We can accommodate weekend meeting requests subject to availability.