Amanda Gillespie Rules OK!

I spent a large chunk of the day today waiting in various rooms in a large

office building in Garden City, Long Island. It was all worth it in the end,

though, because I left said building with a green card. (Or at least a stamp

in my passport which says that I’m getting a conditional green card.) Oh happy

day!

To my enormous surprise, the entire process, from application to approval,

took only a little over six months – everybody else I know who’s gone

through it spent years, and my good friends Alex and Amy still don’t

have their green card, despite applying in 2002! So something, somewhere, has

become much more efficient than it used to be.

My friends Mimi and Elliott were incredibly helpful in this process, as were

various other people including the Lawyer Crowd: Alison, Rosalind, Seda, Lucy

– thank you all very, very much for your help, advice and guidance along

the way. But for anybody else who’s thinking of applying for a green card or

any other visa (especially O visas), I just have two words for you: Amanda

Gillespie. Amanda is some kind of immigration genius, and she’s also an

incredibly friendly and helpful person who deserves an enormous amount of credit

for the successful outcome of my case. Amanda, you’re the best, and I can’t

recommend you highly enough!

I also have a request for readers of this blog. It turns out I only have a

conditional green card, and that I have to file something called an

I-751 90 days before my conditional green card expires in 2 years’ time. Says

the piece of paper I got given today:

If the petition to remove the conditional basis of your status is not filed

within 90 day period, your Conditional permanent residence status will be

terminated automatically and you will be subject to Deportation from the United

States.

NOTE: The Service will not contact you in regard to the above, and It will

be your sole responsibility to comply with the above Regulation.

What that all means is that on or after July 4, 2008, I have

to remember to file an I-751. So I’d appreciate an email on July 3, 2008, reminding

me to do that! Thanks!

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9 Responses to Amanda Gillespie Rules OK!

  1. David Sucher says:

    I think that hiring a law form with both a good tickler system and large malpractice insurance might be safer than appealing to your readers.

  2. Alex Clark says:

    FYI, Amy is also very pregnant….and they still don’t believe us! So heads up scally-wags, it’ll take a lot more than 6 years of marriage and a baby to pull the wool over their X-TRA SOOPER STRENGTH 3D goggles.

    If that aint homeland secooritee then I don’t know what is!

    Alex & Amy

  3. Alex Clark says:

    FYI, Amy is also very pregnant….and they still don’t believe us! So heads up scally-wags, it’ll take a lot more than 6 years of marriage and a baby to pull the wool over their X-TRA SOOPER STRENGTH 3D goggles.

    If that aint homeland secooritee then I don’t know what is!

    Alex & Amy

  4. Jason McGuinness says:

    Amanda Gillespie is not a real immigration attorney, she holds out as an office that practices “visa services”, which is essentially a cute way of saying she doesn’t have a license, I would advise you all to go to a real lawyer and stay out of trouble.

  5. Benedict says:

    Jason is right. It’s not legal for non – lawyers to give advice on immigration law: so this can get you into very hot water. I’ve heard of cases go very wrong using this route…

  6. Lili says:

    I had my case with her and all the service where amazingly done. So effective. In less than two months of submitting my paperwork, I received my approval notification!! I would completely recommend her services and as far as i know, she will not accept cases where they think wont be successful.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Amanda Gillespie is a fraud!!!

  8. Dolores says:

    Thank you for your comments and recommandations:(
    - “As mentioned previously, the State of New York has taken a hard line against those posing as immigration attorneys. Recently, to quote a document issued by the State of New York:
    “Subpoenas were issued today to the following organizations and several of their principals: Amanda C. Gillespie Inc., Mister Enry’s Consulting Services Ltd., Immigrants United Foundation, Immigration Specialist Helpline, Yours and Yours Only, Simply Different, Lian Tong Services, American Corporate Society, Mendez Accounting and Tax Service Corp., New York Novelties, North America Immigrant Services, Inc. d/b/a North America Immigration Consulting Corp., Omnipoint Naturalization Center, National Foundation for New Americans, Simply Done Immigration, Tamizdat Inc., Tanc. Inc., Worldwide Immigration Consultation Services, Baocheng Immigration Service Center, American Assessment Association, Xiu’s Restoring Center, and JP Consulting Services”

    Impostors claiming to be Immigration attorneys are an unfortunate problem that State and Federal authorities are trying to address. The New Your State Attorney General commented upon this practice and his remarks were noted in the aforementioned press release:
    “The consequences of bad legal advice can devastate individuals and their families, threatening their citizenship and chances for a life in this country. Today’s subpoenas broaden our investigation to nearly 100 entities across the five boroughs and underscore our commitment to finding and prosecuting unauthorized service providers that disregard the rights of people trying to make this country their home.”

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