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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What can be done when a country doesn't have Birth Certificates?

I asked this earlier: How to help my mother in law migrate - no lawyer wanted! Thanks to many it has led me to at least print the form and understand the requirements. It appears based on the USCIS ...
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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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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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New Green Card holder health insurance?

My mom recently became a green card holder. What is the best health insurance I can get for her? From what I see, visitor's coverage is the only one that is can be seen using Google but I am not sure ...
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Does the April 22, 2020 Executive Order suspending the entry of immigrants affect existing green card holders?

I am a Green Card holder since 07/28/2019 and I am outside USA now , will I get effected or ban from entry because of President recent executive order to ban the immigration for 60 days?
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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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What is the fastest way to start working in the US as highly skilled worker?

I am German citizen and lived in the US from 2012 to Sep 2019 on F1 visa. Despite having nice job offers (via F1-OPT and H1B subsequently) after graduating from PhD, I decided to give up my F1 status ...
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What is the average time for getting an EB-3 Green Card?

Assuming one is not a national of China, Mexico, India or Phillippines, what would be the average time for receiving an EB-3 Green Card? The starting point would be the point when the company ...
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How to know processing times for Consular processing?

I am filing for my parent's Greencard while they are in the United States. I used the website https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ to see how long does it take to go AOS route and it sounds like ...
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Can I travel to and from United States after filing for I-130

I am filing for my parents I-130 when they are in the United States. I am not going for adjustment of status. Instead of doing that, I am going for consular filing. This is because they do not want to ...
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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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Is Passport enough as proof of citizenship when applying for I-130?

I am a naturalized American citizen and I am filing for my parent's I-130. Now, on the USCIS website, in proof of citizenship section it says: Upload documents that show that you are a U.S. citizen. ...
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What if passport expires after I -130 is filed and before Consular processing starts?

I am filing for my parent's green card. I am preparing to file for I-130 as of today which is February 2020. Now, I also realized that their passport is expiring in April of 2021, which "may" expire ...
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Why Can't I file a single Green card petition for both of my parents?

I do have a question regarding the Green-card filing of my parents. I am going through USCIS website here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-130instr.pdf Now, if I understood ...
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Can I get a Green Card through my sister if I have no official records to show that she is my sister? [closed]

I have a US citizen sister, my father's daughter. However, we do not share a last name and there is no indication on any offical records that she is my father's daughter. My father has already passed ...
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Cannot get current processing time for I-485 when family based file

I am trying to figure out what would be the processing time for my parents when I file for their adjustment of status. I was trying to find that out by searching I-485 processing time. I checked ...
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Beneficiary's current address while filing for I 130

I am filing for my parent's Green Card. At this very time, I am living in the USA and they are also visiting me currently on Visitor's visa. Now, while filing for their I 130 petition, I am facing a ...
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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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Traded in my German drivers license for the US ID card. How do I get it back?

We moved to Portland, Oregon 7 years ago and I had to trade in my German drivers license in order to get my Oregon ID Card, after passing the test. We are now moving back to Europe (Portugal) this ...
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Why did the USCIS decide to add an expiration date to the green cards?

I read on https://www.immigrationdirect.com/immigration-articles/green-card-with-no-expiration-date/: Green Cards issued between 1964 and 1989, which do not have an expiration date, are still ...
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H1B (or similar) while marriage based greencard pending from outside the US?

I lived in the US for the past 8 years on F1 visa. A few month ago I gave up my F1 status and moved to Canada. Afterwards I got married to my wife (US citizen) and applied for the marriage based ...
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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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Getting a Green Card by living out of interests only

Can a person live in the US and get a GC in the process if they had large amount of money, took part of it, deposited it in any US bank and lived out of interests? Or do they have to earn an active (...
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Change Green Card Category

A family (Dad, Mom, Child) came to the US as asylees, and they were able to obtain greencards under categories AS6(Approved primary asylee), AS7(Spouse of asylee), and AS8(Child of asylee) after ...
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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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What's the best and fastest way to bring my Syrian fiance who lives and works in Poland to the United States? ( I'm a US citizen)

I'm a US citizen (age 29), and I met my Syrian fiance (age 31) years ago when we were at school in Syria. After the war, we had to split up. He now lives and works in Poland for a large technology ...
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Relinquishing Green card at CA/Mexico border

I need to relinquish my green card urgently as my family needs to relocate back to Europe shortly. I'm planning to fly to the CA/Mexico border in order to relinquish the Green Card and end my US ...
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Entering US during greencard process

I live currently in Canada and my spouse in the US (but she stays with me for extended periods of time). She will apply for my greencard. As I understand, this works in two steps: My spouse files ...
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US Immigration - Visa Retrogression

I recently attended an interview with USCIS for my 'green card' in the EB-3 category. Although my interview was 'successful', the USCIS officer advised me that he was not able to put my case ...
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How long does green card take for marriage when applying from Canada?

I am German citizen who lived in California for many years under F1 visa and I am on OPT right now. In October I will be getting married to a US citizen in California. I am in the process moving to ...
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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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US Expat, married foreign girlfriend while on vacation in the US, returned to her home country together. Visa process

I live and work in Hong Kong as a US Citizen. In June of this year I attended a conference in the US, and after my girlfriend flew to the US on a valid tourist visa and we did a vacation trip around ...
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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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Available waiver for abandoning Adjustment Of Status

I need help on the kind of waiver that can help my situation. I came to the US in 2016 on a visitor visa and got married to a US citizen in 2017 and we filed the petition for adjustment of status in ...
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Green Card - ADIT Styled Photos

My wife green card interview is coming shortly, and one of the items they want us to bring is two (2) ADIT Styled photos. From what I've learned is that they are like passport photos, but they take 3/...