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

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How to bring spouse of green card holder into the US?

Context I am an Indian citizen living in the USA on an H1b visa. I filed my EB3 green card application 7 years ago, and have a priority date of August 2014. Last October, the date for filing of AOS ...
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What shall one do after receiving a green card?

What shall one do after receiving a green card?
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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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Has the USCIS relaxed the requirements on being present in the US to maintain one's permanent resident status (green card) in response to COVID-19?

Has the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) relaxed the requirements on being physically present in the United States to maintain one's permanent resident status (a.k.a. green ...
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May an F-2 visa holder marry inside the US with a US citizen/green card holder without ending the previous marriage?

If someone with F-2 visa status comes to the US, then wants to marry with a US citizen/green card holder, should he/she ends/gets divorce of his/her previous wife/husband even if their marriage ...
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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 I create a website with no-profit at the moment with the F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Green card holder outside of USA for 5 years and 3 months

I'm a green card holder who lived in USA worked and paid tax for 3 years but I became sick (depression and mental problems) and for this reason I was hospitalized in USA for a month. Then I came back ...
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By getting a combo card and using its given SSN, will I lose my previous status?

If someone with F-2 visa status who is inside the US, files I-485, I-765 and I-131 forms (after her spouse filed I-140) to get EAD/AP card also Social Security Number, if she uses only obtained SSN to ...
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What will happen to a Green Card holder after getting a divorce?

If someone with a F-2 visa comes to the US with her F-1 spouse, then they apply for EB2-NIW green card (with the F-1 visa holder as the primary applicant and F-2 visa holder as his dependent), then ...
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Will my F-1 visa be expired when I apply for NIW-EB2 green card?

I am in the US with a F-1 visa status. If I apply for the NIW-EB-2 green card, will I lose my F-1 status? I am in the US and want to apply I-140 and I-485 forms concurrently. Edit: I also want to ...
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Can a EAD/AP Combo Card holder establish his own business in the US?

my wife as an F-1 visa holder in the US wants to apply for NIW-EB2 green card, and we are filing I140 and I485 forms concurrently within the US(I am also inside the US with the F-2 visa status), we ...
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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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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 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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Drawbacks from applying and acquiring a green card

As a European currently in USA with a working visa, I have been recently offered assistance to file a green card through my employer. While I am happy living and working in USA for the time being, it ...
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Is it possible to directly apply for residence permit in Germany as non-EU holder of residence permit of another EU country?

I am from a non-EU country and currently stay in Germany at my family. From Portugal, I have a residence permit for the purpose of study according to §91 of Portugal Aliens Act. Recently I have ...
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Transfering H1B from academia to industry

I am currently renewing my H1B visa for another 3 years working for the University. Since I am finishing master's this time next year (at the same University), I am looking into finding a job in ...
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Form I-944 or I-864 for a Derivative Applicant of a employment based Principal Applicant

I have approved I-140 and am planning to file I-485 for me and my wife. I know that I have to file I-944 as I am an Employment-Based Alien Worker. Could you please tell me whether I have to file I-944 ...
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Renewed UK Passport - Do I need to Update Greencard?

I am a UK citizen living in Texas with a greencard and I recently had to renew my UK passport which was about to expire in April. My greencard does not expire until 2026. Do I need to renew/update ...
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Consequence of withdrawing an approved I130

I've got my I130 approved by the London USCIS in 2019, but now mostly because of Covid, my wife and I have decided to settle in the UK. We're considering withdrawing the application, but we're ...
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DV1 Visa entry to USA

Can I enter USA with DV1 visa? I live in Macedonia and I have the DV1 visa but I am not sure if I can enter USA or not?
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Overstay in US and married to a US citizen

I came to the US in 2005. I finished school and worked as OPT. But after OPT I overstayed here until 2016. In 2014 I got married and divorced in 2015, I didn’t file the paperwork for immigration at ...
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Filed for AOS by filing I-485 in USA. Is it proof of legal stay in United States?

My parents came to the United States on Visitor Visa and while they were here, I filed for their I-131 + I485(through adjustment of status filing). Because of the I-485 filing, they have to stay here ...
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I-130 approved (I-797 received): Why do we have to file I-824 (and do we)?

My wife (US citizen) submitted I-130 online in Dec for me (currently living and working in Canada). Today we received I-797 that the I130 petition is approved. YAY! According to everything I had read ...
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When applying for an EB-2 NIW green card as a French citizen, can I somewhere in the process ask the USCIS to only use my 1st first name (+last name)?

French citizens may have more than one first name. When applying for an EB-2 NIW green card as a French citizen, can I somewhere in the process ask the USCIS to only use my first first name (+ my last ...
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To maintain US permanent resident status, is it always *sufficient* to be in the US for more than 6 out of every 12 months?

Permanent residents are often advised to ensure that they're spending a majority of their time actually in the US, meaning more than 6 months out of every 12 month period, and while longer absences ...
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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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Family Based Green card Application, From I-140 needed?

I applied for a family based green card (concurrently filed I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765), did I need to submit form I-140 as well?
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Filing for AOS when on B2 extension

I am in the following situation which, I think, if I explain chronologically, it will make sense: My parents came to the United States on a B2 visa on January 1st with the intent to go back around ...
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Greencard application: Civil Documents: Photographs

After submitting my DS-260 with the NVC, I have to upload "Civil Documents". One of the requested items is PHOTOGRAPHS. I assume I have to upload a portrait of myself? Is there any exact ...
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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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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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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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US Visa Bulletin: What about other countries?

The US issues a visa bulletin every month (this month's bulletin) that gives information regarding whose priority date has become current and who shall wait approximately how much. You can see that ...
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When an employee of a US firm switches their status from US lawful permanent resident to US citizen, must they report the change to their US employer?

When an employee of a US enterprise switch their status from US lawful permanent resident to US citizen, must they report the change to their US employer?
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Where can I find information about when Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery for 2022 will start?

Where can I find information about when Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery for 2022 will start? When I open official site https://dvprogram.state.gov/ I can't find any information or notice when it ...
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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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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? If that matters (e.g., for ...
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How many days does a month contain for the US customs and border protection when indicating "Out 5 months, 29 days." upon reentry?

How many days does a month contain for the US customs and border protection when indicating "Out 5 months, 29 days." upon reentry on the passport of a US lawful permanent resident? Example ...
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Whose info should I write in the DS-260 "Sign and Submit" page?

My father has filled my DS-260 form and now we are stuck in the "Sign and Submit" page, where it asks for the case number and passport number. We have one case number of course, but which ...
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Do I have to take Green card and start residing in the US ASAP?

EDIT: This post previously had 2 questions but @DavidSupportsMonica gave an acceptable answer in the comments so I deleted the now solved question. I wanted to know whether: Suppose that someone's ...
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How to assemble the U.S. Green Card Application

I'm new to the law Stack Exchange. I'm writing with a question on filing and assembling a U.S. green card application for USCIS. My husband and I are filing an Adjustment of Status application (for ...
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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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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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What are the repercussions if one turns down a green card acceptance?

I read this comment from lalala: Also dont forget the other case if you get accepted. There could be repercussions (for future visa/visits) if you turn down a Green Card acceptance. What are the ...
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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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Can green card holders travel from country (restricted to travel due to COVID-19) to US via Canada using eTA?

This link https://ca.usembassy.gov/travel-restrictions-fact-sheet/ says: U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and individuals with valid travel documents will be exempted. Does it mean one can ...
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Can USA citizen sponsor his sibling for long term stay?

Can a USA citizen sponsor his sibling who is currently living in another country (India) for permanent stay or long term stay in USA?
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Working abroad for 3 years on a green card

I am a US citizen, my wife came to the United States on a K1 visa (fiancee visa). She has had her green card for 6 years now, so she is eligible to apply for citizenship. However, she does not yet ...

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