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

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Birth certificate for green card application

My wife is a US citizen and I'm applying for green card with I-130 and I-485 concurrent filing. Birth certificate is listed in the checklist for I-485 here. But I'm in New York City and my birth ...
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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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Do I need to file I-765 for the adjustment from H1b to Marriage Green Card

I'm currently on H1B and it will expire in two years. I recently got married to a US Citizen and would like to file I-130 and I-485 concurrently. My question is do I need to file I-765 at all? If I ...
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Irish Green Card & Employment Probation Period

I've been offered a position with a tech company in Ireland, and they will sponsor me for a Green Card. I've received the contract last night, and it has a clause regarding a probation period, as per ...
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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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Green Card for Indian spouse

I am a 70 years US Citizen and my wife is a 65 years Indian Citizen. I frequently visit India. Can I petition I-130 for my wife -(along with G-325A for me and my wife) while I am in India and can ...
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Do I need to apply for new green card or can I use the old one if I've been out of the country for 5 years?

My daughter got her green card in 2012. She left USA in 2013 and did not go back. Now she applied and got her visa. I want to know if she has to apply again for green card and social security or the ...
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Bringing Money to the US from a Foreign Country

I am an immigrant and I want to bring money from my country to the US. I know I have to declare the amount of money if it is more than $10,000, However I don't know the tax policy on my money. Do I ...
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Do I need to be employed at the moment of AOS interview for my employment-based EB1?

I just received a notice from USCIS for my employment-based EB1b green card interview, set for mid-April. I already left my previous job, and am currently unemployed, searching for another job. ...
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Obtaining a European visa as a foreigner in the USA

First, let me explain my background. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 18 years ago from South Korea and have never been out since. Thus my USA visa has long since expired, but I changed my status ...
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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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Is Form G-325A no longer needed for K-1 visa I-129F fiancée petition?

I'm about to petition for my fiancée using a K-1 visa I-129F form. I noticed that they used to require a G-325A form (Biographic Information) for both the petitioner and beneficiary. However, the G-...
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Will applying a US diversity lottery (Green Card) program affect my future visa requests?

Will applying a US diversity lottery (Green Card) program affect my future visa requests, especially if I am going to apply for a J1 internship visa next year? I am going to apply for green card but ...
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Green Card Application in Northern Cyprus

I am citizen of Turkey and working in Northern Cyprus. I want to apply for Green Card. How should i mention my country of residence? Should it be Turkey or Cyprus?
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Can a US greencard winner re-enter alone or can extend of family members visa enter time after 6 month is over?

As a greencard winner(diversity visa 2018) family father, all members got visas but 6 months time is over for my family members except me. Let me explain details. I bought fly tickets to all of us. I ...
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Minor Crime Record - Visibility, Confidentiality and usefulness of getting it cleared

More than 11 years ago I had a DUI in Italy. I recently asked documentation about this at the records office in Italy and they stated that my crime is not publicly visible to companies but it is ...
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Got a green card, stayed 6 months, paperwork says she can come back but can she?

My mother-in-law visited me and my wife last year by obtaining her green card. She also got her social security number. She came to the USA in June 2017 and left back to her home country, Iraq, ...
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Need to find the best immigration lawyer for a US Green Card [closed]

I am a European who wants to emigrate to the US. I want to get a green card based on a specialty (hard) case. I need someone great to help me figure out whether I have a case or not, and I cannot ...
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What is the point of removing the “Valid to Work Only with DHS Authorization” legend from the social security card after getting the green card?

I have read on many websites that after receiving the green card in the United States, it is advised/required to replace the social security card in order to remove the "Valid to Work Only with DHS ...
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Can I keep my green card if I study abroad for a PhD?

I'm a 30+-year-old engineer. I have been living in the US for 2 years and just got a green card (my employer is really nice). I'm thinking of doing a PhD (a lifelong checkbox) and I started to apply ...
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Canadian citizen applying for Green Card while in the US + side question

I am an American citizen. My girlfriend lives in Canada. I have been going over possibilities of trying to get her a green card legally, and one possibility has me a bit stuck. A Canadian citizen may ...
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Adjustment of Status

I came to the United States on F1 (Student Visa) in 2015 and I graduated from school then I got OPT (Optional Practical Training) and I got Employment Authorization Card and I am working legally right ...
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US citizen: should my Filipina wife give birth abroad (in the Philippines) or in the US?

I am a US citizen but I live abroad as a permanent resident in the Philippines. I've been married to a Filipina since early 2016. We've decided to move back to the US since my income in the ...
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State residency after green card

I have been living in Illinois since 2012 on my F1 visa. From 2013 to present I have not left the country (I still lived in Illinois). I got married 2 years ago, and my spouse ( U.S. citizen and ...
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EB-2 with NIW: application means cannot apply for student visa again?

I'm thinking of applying for an EB-2 green card with National Interest Waiver. I'm a PhD student at a large research university on an F1 student visa, with a couple of publications and a decent number ...
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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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When my Petition will be in processing State in USCIS for Form I-130, my case approved in may 2015?

I've applied for US Immigration on base of my parents and form is Form I-130, Immigrant Petition for Relative, Fiance(E), or Orphan. and Form Type is Permanent resident filling for an unmarried son or ...
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Green Card EAD vs H1B

I'm a bit confused with my status and deadlines to find a job. I'm currently within my H1B day #40 of grace period after my job loss. I also have Green Card EAD (that I got through employment EB1-b ...
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Green card in different states

Does it differ from state to state in case of a green card holder. like different states have different laws pertaining to what a green card holder can get in case of medicare or medicaid. Some one ...
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How many years does it take to convert an L1 visa into a Green Card?

Assuming one is employed on a L-1B visa, how long would it take for them to receive a Green Card? And how long before they are able to initiate the Green Card process?
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Tourist visa issued without turning in green card

I have a green card with expiration in late 2019. Last year, after having been outside of the US for more than 2 years, I went to the US embassy to find out if I could be re-admitted since I had not ...
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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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H1b visa after job termination

I was fired from the company a few days ago. I was under H1b where they applied for EB1-B employment based category for me. In July/August 2017, my I-140 was approved. Then we applied for I-485 in mid-...
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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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Adjustment of status from OPT to I-130 - petitioner's involvement and status

I came to the United States on F1 (Student Visa) in 2015 and I graduated from school. I then got OPT (Optional Practical Training) and an Employment Authorization Card. I am working legally right now. ...
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I-485 Documentation of Immigrant Category for derivative applicant

I am applying (Adjust. of Status; I-485) as a derivative applicant. My spouse has an approved I-140 (National Interest Waiver). In the I-485 Instructions, page 10, section titled "Documentation of ...
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Second K-1 Visa

Eight years ago, I requested a K-1 Visa for my fiancee and was approved. I married that woman and we remained married for seven years. We divorced in the middle of last year and she went back to her ...
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Can children accompany me if I win the Green Card lottery?

If I win Green Card lottery, will I be able to take my child with me to the US? I'm thinking about immigration to the USA and looking for any way.
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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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Any benefits of getting EAD while waiting for I-485 approval if priority date already current?

What, if any, are the benefits of filing for an EAD while waiting for an I-485 approval, assuming the applicant is from a country for which there is no wait for visa numbers and has plenty of time ...
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Argentinian wife married to an American citizen had to move from the USA to Argentina. Concern about losing the green card

Due to my wife's 88 years old father's colon cancer, she wanted to be close to him and help him. She has had a Green Card for the past 3 years. We know there is a maximum period of time a resident is ...
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Renewing a conditional green card

I received my Green Card on 07/25/2016 as a result of my wife's sponsorship. In my card, I see that the expiration date is set to 07/25/2018 since I have a conditional permanent status of 2 years. I ...
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Are the green card lottery (Diversity Visa) results final when released in May?

For example, from the dvlottery website : DV-2018 Entrants may enter their confirmation information through the link below starting at noon (EDT) on May 2, 2017. The DV-2018 registration period ...
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How long does it take to process a green card for a H-1B holder?

I am a H-1B visa holder(work visa) and my family holds H4 visa(dependent visa). So, what is the minimum and maximum period to process a green card after applying for it specifically?
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When leaving the US going back to home country, what forms to fill out?

I have posted in regards to bringing my mother-in-law here from Iraq on a green card via her daughter (my wife). My mother-in-law came through an IR-5 visa, which is for a parent of a US citizen who ...
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Would permanent residence in Italy mean loss of my US Green Card?

Will I lose US Green Card if applying for Italian Elective residence visa? The Italian Elective Residence Visa is for foreigners – retired persons, persons with high self-sustaining incomes and ...
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I-751 - what counts as detained, and a letter of good conduct?

On I-751, it says that if I have ever been arrested or detained I need to submit a statement that no charges were filed. Last year, I was taken to hospital by police after an argument (I had been ...
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File for emergency card?

I was curious if there was such a thing as filing or applying for a medical emergency card for a green card holder? I recently had my wife petition to bring her mother here and she was granted I ...