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Questions regarding a process of obtaining, rights and responsibilities of US Permanent Residents.

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Why does US immigration law require foreigners to avoid leaving the country at certain stages of their application?

If you apply for an H1B or a Green Card, there would be certain points in the application stage where the US government recommends you avoid leaving the country lest you're seen as "abandoning your ...
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Switching the Employer after I-140 approved

I am working in USA with H1B. My employer initiated my green card process and my I-140 is in progress. I am working at client location and my employer is vendor to current client. My Client shown ...
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Which addresses to use when filling out form I-130

I'm preparing the form I-130 to start the process of gaining US residency for my foreign-born wife. Lines B2 and C2 ask for my address and hers, respectively. Later, on lines C18 and C19 I'm also ...
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The mathematics of US visa bulletin

I want to know how actually the visa-allocation process works in the US. I had asked a question for this where I got perfect answers but now I am having another related doubt so I am posting a new ...
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How to calculate 180 days for Green Cards holders for being abroad? Will departure and arrival days considered or not?

I am a Green Card holder, I have travelled outside the States on January 3rd, 2020 @ 4:00 PM Houston time. I want to arrive to the State on July 1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM. will I be within the 180 days or ...
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what are the tax implications of surrendering a USA green card

I have been a legal permanent resident of the USA for over 30 years and now plan to live in Europe and surrender my green card. What are the tax implications of becoming a non-resident alien on ...
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I-485 date of marriage

My wife and I are applying for adjustment of status (form I-485) through work authorization (from I-140 - NIW). I'm the NIW applicant and my wife is my the derivative applicant in the I-485. We got ...
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Get permanent residency in US while working remotely for a non-US company

I am planning on moving to the US (Hawaii to be specific if that matters) long-term with my family, but I can't figure out what the best way to get permanent residency for myself and my family is. ...
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Does the FBI work with the RCMP to run criminal check on Canadians wishing to immigrate to the US

I am a Canadian applying for a green card. Does USCIS/FBI get to use my biometrics to ask canada to run a criminal check on me?
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J-1 Waiver for 2 Year Home Residency Requirement

Has anyone had any luck with the J-1 Waiver of the 2 year home residency requirement, with government funds made available by the US Government? I was part of a high-school exchange program in 2008 ...
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What makes US immigrant visa processing times different?

What makes US immigrant visa processing times different? Just select "Petition for Alien relative" I-130 here and you will see a variety of ranges for different categories. What makes them ...
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USCIS Expedite Request and complaints/refund after USCIS made a mistake

While applying for marriage based greencard USCIS made a terrible mistake (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?): While they approved I-130, they approved it ...
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J1 visa (postdoc) while greencard pending from outside the US?

I am currently in Canada and applied for marriage based greencard. I-130 got approved but due to mistake from USCIS (see I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?) I ...
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Impact of anti-depressant prescription on application for US citizenship

I am currently in the US on a green card. I have now been in the US for around 7 years, and on an employer sponsored green card for 3 years. I have just used an online service to get an SSRI ...
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If I go abroad to study after obtaining permanent residency, how can I come visit my parents?

We are a family of 3, all Indian citizens. My father has come to the United States about 4 months ago on an L1 visa, and I as a minor child am on the L2 visa. We're probably going to live here for at ...
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How to fill Empoyer information for freelancer US Visa

I work remotely as a freelancer (mostly on Upwork.com). I recently has won US Diversity Visa Lottery and now I am filling DS-260 form.In order to provide current occupation information, I have to fill ...
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For how long can I postpone filing an application for adjustment of status (I-130)?

My sister (US citizen) has filed an I-130 petition for me in January, 2006. The most recent Visa Bulletin states that the "final action date" for my category (F4, Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. ...
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EB5 Green Card : Can it conflict with EB2 Green Card Application

I have a question about the EB5 GC. Lets say I am working on H1-B and my employer has filed for my GC under EB2 category. Now, if i apply for the EB5 GC, will this new application conflict with the ...
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Does I-140 application submission/rejection affect future US non-immigrant visa applications?

I am in the process of applying for immigration I-140 through EB-1B Outstanding researcher category; I haven't submitted the application yet. EB-1B being EB-1B, the burden of proof is on me and the ...
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Traveling to the US on a B1/B2 visa with consular green card processing pending

My spouse is submitting form I-130 to USCIS on my behalf in the coming weeks. Since we're living in Brazil, we will go through consular processing in Rio de Janeiro after NVS gets back to us, probably ...
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Transfer I-485 basis from EB-1b (employer-based) to EB1-A (self petition)?

My previous company filed EB-1b for me, and it is pending. But I was laid off two months ago (it is now pending more than 180 days and they didn't withdraw it- I was laid off before 180 days though). ...
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Why should a green card holder use their US-based credit card when traveling abroad?

I read on https://www.20minutes.fr/arts-stars/people/2257163-20180418-laeticia-hallyday-retour-saint-barth-nouveau-droit-quitter-territoire-americain (mirror): Quand on a cette fameuse green card, ...
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AC21 to port my approved I-140 to a job of similar description

My employment-based I-485 (EB1-b) is now passing 180 days. I did not yet find a job within my H1B grace period. So I'm planning to use my EAD for possible jobs, and use AC21 for porting my approved I-...
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Change employer and address during pending I-485

I've left my previous company during my pending I-485 (which is pending 150 days now, filed on Oct. 18, 2017). I'm in Texas now, but will possibly go to California for my new job. Do I need to inform ...
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Mile stones in my EB1-B Green Card application

I recently left a company sponsoring my Green Card through EB1-b. Now my question is regarding the Green Card application and the next mile stones. The process was taken care of through a law firm ...
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What does the US immigrant visa envelope contain?

A friend just entered the diversity visa lottery, and I've informed her about most of the process. Something I do ask myself, however, is: what exactly does the sealed envelope you get from the ...
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Is it mandatory to wait 6 months after I-140 approval to change Employers?

I am currently working in H1B VISA. My current employer applied Employer based Green card for me in EB3 and it was got approved in July-2016. My current H1B reaches 6years at the end of 2017. My ...
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Consequenses of DV lottery visa if being rejected on later phase?

If I applied for DV lottery visa and then got selected at first phase but got rejected in later phase like interview or similar(after fillling DS- 260 immigration form). Then will it affect my chances ...
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Greencard application: Translation of Civil Documents: How?

I have successfully filled out my DS-260 and now I have to upload a bunch of "Civil Documents". Some of them are in my native language (German), such as: Birth Certificate Military Records ...
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How much processing time for non-Chinese EB5 Investors?

This page mentions that the Processing time for Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor (I-526) at Immigrant Investor Program Office is: (1) 54 Months to 75 Months for China - mainland born investors (2) ...
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Different DOBs on passport and birth certificate: does that cause any problems?

I recently applied for the US DV Lottery (DV-2021). In the application process I wrote everything (including DOB) as written on my passport. But the problem is I have a different DOB written on my ...
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What steps can a CSPA derivative take in order to stay protected under CSPA?

Priority Date: March 28, 2005 Approval Date: April 17, 2009 Current Visa Bulletin: January 22, 2005 DOB: April 20, 1997 Category: F4 Location: India Hi, I am a derivative applicant, whereas my father ...
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A question regarding Adjustment of Status while doing Consular processing

I am filing for my parent's Green card. I know that there are two ways to approach this: Through Adjustment of status. Where they are already in USA and I file I-130 and I-485 simultaneously. ...
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Can a US permanent resident apply for a re-entry permit just because they want one?

Background: A re-entry permit is a document that can be issued to a lawful permanent resident of the United States that is valid for up to 2 years and can be used in lieu of a green card when ...
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How to calculate F4 age limit

My uncle filed for the F4 visa in 2004. The priority date is October 4th, 2004. At the time of the filing and priority date I was 9 years old (born on the 23rd of September 1994). I don't know the ...
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F4 Visa Aged out 25 year old

My uncle filed for the f4 visa in 2007 for my father(beneficiary). The priority date is April 4th, 2007. At the time of the filing and priority date I was 12 years old at the time. The petition was ...
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Can a Green Card holder re-enter the country with an expired passport?

My passport expired and I have to leave the country in a month to attend a wedding abroad. I am a Green Card Holder, can I leave and re-enter the country just presenting the Green Card or is the ...
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I paid visa fees for F4 derivative child and filled DS-260 with documents.I was rejected for aging out per CSPA. What shall I do next?

May I ask about CSPA for immigration process for I-130 F4 and is it possible to redeem for aging out child under CSPA law? We are in trouble and please help us and give any advices. Q: May I ask ...