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

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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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How long can I wait to move after obtaining a green card?

If I should get a green card in the lottery, how long can I stay in my home country before moving to the US, before the green card becomes invalid?
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Diversity Visa Program GreenCard, should it cost?

I applied for a GreenCard lottery using a commerical on LinkedIn, which I thought was reliable. However, when I started searching for it today I can't seem to find it. It seems as though this was not ...
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What is maximum time period for Green card holder to live outside of USA

I am from Pakistan and my age is around 25years old, my parents have been living in USA from last two years and they have green card but not citizenship. I applied for Immigration (as unmarried son) ...
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Permanent Resident of the United States living abroad

Ok. Here is the semi hypothetical situation: US Permanent Resident married to a US citizen who works on a contract basis for the US military abroad. According to the USCIS: The permanent residency ...
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How likely is PERM application to be rejected?

When applying for PERM, how much stricter it is comparing to requirements for H1B, and how likely is one to get rejected? Do you really have to prove that there aren't many people capable of doing ...
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Necessity of affidavits in green card application (USCIS form I-751)

I'm using USCIS form I-751 to apply for removal of conditions on my green card after two years of marriage. The instructions in the Evidence of Relationship section state The documents should ...
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Time between Green Card and SSN?

My wife and I are preparing to the last stage of obtaining Green Cards (filing the adjustment of status). How long would my wife wait to get her SSN? (I have mine already.)
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Is it possible to “inherit” a green card?

If one of my divorced parents has been granted a green card but does not reside in the US (and has not resided there for longer than a few months), does that have any bearing on an application that I -...
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Country of Eligibility for the US DV program

I'm planning to apply for the next United States Diversity Visa green card lottery program. I'm just not sure about what country to choose in the participation. I know that normally I should choose my ...
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Should a potential green card applicant change their name before starting the green card process?

My wife is a Brazilian citizen (I am a US citizen), and we wanted to begin the process of applying for a green card for permanent residency in the US. Right now, she is an F-1 student visa with 1-year ...
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Is it safe to take a job offer in EU when green card would expire

I have a Green Card in USA and it is scheduled to expire in July this year and have been offered a 6-month contract role in Switzerland. Even though the company would need me to start within the next ...
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Can I change my Employer who has applied Green Card while Green Card is in Progress?

I am working in USA with H1B VISA. I am planning to apply Green Card with the help of my employer. I am aware getting green card is a long term process. However my only question is, after my Green ...
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How many minimum and maximum years that I have to spent in USA in order to apply Green Card?

I am working in USA under H1B VISA. Now I am planning to apply Green Card through my Employer. But my question is is there any minimum and maximum time that I have to spend on H1B in order to apply ...
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Do I need to fill out an AR-11, if my address is the same as I get my Social Security to?

After having moved to the United States, I've camped around the Bay area for 6 months, using Airbnb, and trying out different living conditions. Throughout these time, I haven't completed an AR-11, ...
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Am I eligible to the US green card lottery program?

I would like to apply for the US green card lottery program. I was born in India but currently hold Danish citizenship. Am I eligible for the green card lottery program?
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Should (or can) I submit my academic degrees while applying for permanent residence in the US?

I am on a fiance visa in USA and I have married a US citizen. Now I want to apply for permanent residence. Since I hope to apply for a job in technical field later on in the US, should (or can) I ...
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Can a speeding citation/conviction prevent receiving a green card?

Can a conviction for a speeding offence have an adverse impact on GC application? The sentence carries a fine and a 4 points penalty.
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Are there any benefits for a disabled individual living in California? (green card holder)

In the country I'm coming from there are many benefits given to disabled people (depends on the severity), such as not paying income tax, monthly assistance in the form of a stipend, free public ...
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Irish Green Card waiting time?

I'm living in a European, non-EU/EEA country, and have been working for a startup from the Republic of Ireland, through a contractor, for the last 6 months. They've just asked me to move to Ireland to ...
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What is the process to change your US name while on a green card?

Having arrived in the US (California state), and received a green card, I now face an obnoxious problem: my first name is neither pronounciable, nor memorable for Americans. This poses a serious ...
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Is Green card priority date based on place of birth or citizenship?

As an Indian citizen, just wondering if its faster that I move to Denmark, stay for 9 years and get Danish citizenship. From there move to US on H1B and convert to green card. This would be faster ...
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Is a permanent India - US migration as risky as I perceive it to be? [closed]

I am currently working in a MNC, I can get a US based job on a L1B visa which is valid for 3 years. Once in the US I can apply for an H1B which is based on a lottery. The L1B may be extended by 2 ...
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What is the process to get American green card and citizenship while on a H1B visa?

What process needs to be followed in order to acquire an American Green Card and subsequent citizenship if one is in the US on an H1B ?
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What is the average wait time between filing for Permanent Residence (Green Card) and getting an interview in Massachusetts?

There seems to be a lot of variability in the average time between filing for a Green Card and getting an interview. Checking sites like www.immigrationportal.com, there seems to say between 4 and 6 ...
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H1B Green Card (Permanent Residency) Process with Employer Change

Consider the situation: A person arrives to the US as an H1B holder Works for the employer that sponsored the visa for some time and employer does labor certification and other paperwork for US Green ...
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How much US taxes do you have to pay after selling a foreign property if you are a US green card holder?

What portion of the sale of a property outside the US will you need to pay taxes on? Will you be paying taxes on the total sale price or only on the gain?
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How can I get a US Greencard through the Diversity Visa Program?

How can I win a resident visa through the Greencard Lottery? Should I go to a US Embassy or can I apply online?

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