06 Sep 2023 An 8-Peso Traffic Violation Almost Cost His Visa
When U.S. citizen Allen (4th from left) petitioned her parents, Nanay (2nd from left) had no problems, but Tatay Florentino (left) had several problems when the family tried to handle it themselves.
His NBI records showed a criminal matter from over 40 years ago, a traffic violation for a broken taillight, to which he pled guilty and paid the P8.00 fine. Tatay believed this case had been settled and terminated until the U.S. Embassy refused to issue his visa due to “administrative processing.”
Leading U.S. Immigration Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel (center) instructed Tatay to provide documents establishing his identity and other court records. After a thorough process and submission of key documents and evidence, Tatay Florentino’s name was cleared and his visa was finally issued.