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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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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 ...
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What is my legal status in between K-1 visa and Permanent Resident (USA)?

I've been given my K-1 fiancé(e) visa and will be moving to the USA (Colorado) and marrying my fiancée this month. A K-1 lets me enter the US for 90 days, marry, apply for a GC, and then "remain in ...
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Is the USCIS number on a green card a sensitive piece of information?

Is the USCIS number (USCIS#) on a green card a sensitive piece of information? If so, why? I see that some people blurry it, e.g.:
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Is it possible to eventually convert an L-1B visa to a Green Card?

I've received an offer from a corporation that is known for moving people to their American offices by employing them in Canada for 1 year, after which they're eligible for an L-1B visa in the US. The ...
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Green card processing time

If a person applied for a green card from a certain visa type, but he had family members who have long term B1/B2 visa now staying outside US, Are they permitted to come, not questioned on the border? ...
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Travel outside US while Perm is pending

I am currently having an F1 Visa which will expire this December and I applied for PERM which is still pending. Can I travel abroad and come back to US without affecting my pending perm application?
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B1/B2 to green card

If someone with a B1/B2 valid for 10 years applies for green card, does the visa becomes invalid? Do they give work when you first apply, or are there other things that happen before the green card 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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Can a K-1/Pending LPR receive discounted (copay) healthcare? (USA)

Context I received a K-1 visa (passing a medical assessment), have entered the USA, and have married. We have sent in the documents to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status. We are both currently ...
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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 benefit has the Diversity Immigrant Visa program? (Green Card Lottery)

The registration period for the Diversity Immigrant Visa program 2018 (DV-2018) will begin shortly, on Oct 4, 12pm EDT. How exactly is the lottery green card different from "normal" green cards? What ...
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Visa bans on Iranians according to new presidential executive order

I am a green card holder. My family and I migrated to USA with EB-5 program. Now I'm married and my wife is in Iran. We started the process of getting a green card for her and have been waiting for ...
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How can I find out if I ever filed an I-485 (a step in the green card process)?

I am a Canadian citizen. Years ago, I was working in the US for a large company on an H1B visa, and the company strongly encouraged me to go through the Green Card process. Some steps were completed, ...
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I am in the USA on ESTA. Should I exit the USA before my 90 days is over or should I wait for the petition to be approved?

I am a Belgian citizen and here in the USA to spend the holidays with my daughter's family. I have ESTA and allowed to stay until Feb 23, 2017. My daughter has submitted a petition for an alien ...
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Is there anything called a yellow card for temporary residence in the USA?

I know about the green card but I heard this term "yellow card" from relatives that s/he gets a yellow card. They are saying that it means s/he has no problems for eight years. Is it true? Is there ...
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How complete must the translation be for documents showing evidence of a bona fide marriage?

I am a US citizen who has lived outside the US for many years and I am trying to obtain a green card for my wife, via form I-130 and the IR-1 visa. We have documents such as apartment contracts, bank ...
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What is the waiting time for a Green Card in the EB2 category for people born in countries within the European Union? [closed]

If you were born in Germany (for example), and you are on a H1B visa and your employer is willing you to sponsor you for a green card ?
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Spouse of US citizen green card application: adjust status or leave and apply for visa?

Suppose a US citizen is married to a foreigner. The foreigner has lived in the US with nonimmigrant G4 status for 18 years. They married four years ago. The foreign spouse, after retirement, will ...
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Can a green-card holder apply for another visa?

I know it's a bit of a strange question, but can a US permanent resident (green-card holder) apply for another visa, for example an L-1 visa? An example of why this can be useful is because getting ...
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US Immigration I-485 Application [closed]

During I-485 process the case has shown "Response To USCIS' Request For Evidence Was Received" since July'2016. Is this normal, I would have expected them to accept or reject the information I've ...
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My Husband is not American, I live outside America, and I lived less than 4 years at the US. Can he get the nationality?

I am an American. I was born in the US, but I didn't live 4 consecutive years on US soil since then. I married a non-American abroad, and I'm living with him outside America. What is my status in ...