The state Bar of California
Asian American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Expertise 2021
Expertise 2022 Expertise 2022 Expertise 2022
Rated by Super Lawyers
Top Attorneys

1-130 Sibling Petitions Approval With Complications of Vietnamese Birth Proof

A Vietnamese-born Chinese, who became a U.S. citizen by naturalization, filed 1-130 petitions to bring her five siblings and their families over to the U.S. We represented the petitioner on the petitions. Birth certificates were not available to the petitioner or the beneficiaries at the time of the filing; therefore, affidavits from the petitioner and beneficiaries’ biological mother as well as their neighbors in Vietnam were submitted to prove their births. But the USCIS did not find the affidavits sufficient and requested further evidence of birth proof. Otherwise, the petitions that had been pending for over five years would be denied.

With our office’s instruction, the petitioner and beneficiaries were able obtain a late registration of birth from Vietnam and had it translated into English by a certified translation agency in the U.S. At the meantime, because of the differences in spelling of their Vietnamese and Chinese names, USCIS requested additional information to prove their name changes. This family was born in Vietnam and later went to China. They continued to live in China as refugees. Our office did thorough research and was able to demonstrate to USCIS how the petitioner and the beneficiaries’ Vietnamese and Chinese names are the same in meaning and writing despite their different spelling. Ultimately, we successfully helped our clients to get approvals (Approval date 03/16/2015) for their petitions.

Click here to see Notice of Action

Client Reviews
"My father was hit by a car when he was cross the road close to a grocery parking lot last year. Although he was not seriously injured but he still spent months in hospital. We needed a lawyer to help to deal with the insurance issues. Luckily we found office of Derek Lim for their professional guidance. Christine handled everything professionally and made the whole process easy for us so we can focus on taking care of my father. We are satisfied with their service and results and highly recommend them to anyone who needs an accident lawyer." Yun J.
"Law office of Derek Lim did an excellent job on settling my personal injury case. I look up their ad online and I called their office about my car accident. Mr. Lim came to my home the next day to obtained all the info. They settled my case promptly. I am very pleased with the settlement and highly recommend Law office of Derek Lim." Janice C.
"We had Derek help dealing with a car accident case. Derek and Christine were very responsive. They handle everything with the insurance company and gave clear guidance on all questions that came up. We were very satisfied with the service we received and we highly recommend Derek and Christine if you need help from a professional law office." Yin Yin W.
"We had 2 car accident cases which both handled by Christine at Derek Lim. They are very professional, I highly recommend that you give them a call, they will handle everything with the insurance company and hassle free." Kris L.
"Hi Mr. Lim, I want to spread the good news to you that my brother has obtained the immigration VISA, see attached. Thank you very much for your great assistance and consistent support along the way." Ada T.