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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How to Reschedule Biometrics appointment for green card?

While I am still traveling in Europe I received I797 notice to appear for fingerprint appointment the next business day after the upcoming weekend. The letter says, if I don't show up, then my green ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Can a green card holder enter the US with a passport having less than 6 months remaining?

The title pretty much says it. In many cases I see things that say someone must have at least 6 months left on their passport to enter a country. In this case, I am interested in whether a permanent ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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What does the US immigrant visa envelope contain?

A friend just entered the diversity visa lottery, and I've informed her about most of the process. Something I do ask myself, however, is: what exactly does the sealed envelope you get from the ...
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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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Is it mandatory to wait 6 months after I-140 approval to change Employers?

I am currently working in H1B VISA. My current employer applied Employer based Green card for me in EB3 and it was got approved in July-2016. My current H1B reaches 6years at the end of 2017. My ...
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Getting US visa for spouse of US citizen, living outside US?

I am a UK citizen married to a US/UK dual citizen: we both live in the UK. It is possible my husband's career could take him to the US some time in the future. We'd like to understand: whether I ...
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I have EAD - does it mean that I can work in US?

I'm currently on H1-B visa and I'm in the middle of EB-2 process. I just got my EAD card by USPS. I know that it is valid only as long as I am employed at my current employer. However if I perform ...
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Going from H1-B to H4 but still work

Suppose that, for a married couple, both are on an independent H1-B visa with one of their I-140 approved. Suppose now that it is the end of 6 years for both. By virtue of the I-140, one spouse can ...
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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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For how long and when in the green card application timeline does this travel blackout period exists?

I am in US on H1B visa and my green card application just became current. I haven't done anything after that (e.g. I still need to get vaccinations from USCIS approved doctor and my immigration ...
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Switching the Employer after I-140 approved

I am working in USA with H1B. My employer initiated my green card process and my I-140 is in progress. I am working at client location and my employer is vendor to current client. My Client shown ...
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Traveling abroad on Advance Parole

I am traveling pretty soon on my Advance Parole, which is a combo card with my employment authorization document (EAD), and it does not expire until September 20, 2016. My travel dates are between ...
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How long can I stay outside USA after having a Green Card

I went to USA 2 months ago with a Family Visa (F4 category), my aunt sponsored my dad, we lived with her. I got a permanent residence stamp (acting as a GC) at the time of entering USA. I have my ...
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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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Fulfilling J1-visa two-year residence, when you are no longer a citizen of “home country”

I received J1-visa and was marked as a subject to two-year home-country physical presence rule. At that time I was still a citizen of Kazakhstan. I moved to Europe (Czech Republic) immediately after ...
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How long have greencard holders to move in the USA?

I have a greencard but I can't find a job in the US so I have never worked there or moved. I just entered with the inmigrant visa snd then received the card in the mail.
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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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Processing time for Green Card after admission to US on immigrant visa

From your experience, how long does it take to get your plastic Green Card in the mailbox from the moment of entering the United States on immigrant visa? The USCIS website specifies that if you don'...
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Birth certificate does not have a name for Change of Status Greencard [closed]

My birth certificate from India does not have my name on it. In certain cultures they do not name the kid until later. Hence this case. How can this be taken care of for any immigration purpose?
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Actual wait time for interview on immediate relative sponsorship

My wife (US Citizen) applied for my permanent residence (change of status) on July 13, 2015. We submitted i-130 and i-485 to the USCIS at the same time. I had my biometrics fingerprint taken 2 months ...
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H1B or Green Card - Please help

I need some expert advice to decide my next course of action. I am currently in US on L1B for the last 4 years and this year I need to decide if I should go for H1B or ask my employer to file for a ...
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Green card, how to get it?

I'm an Italian who has been living in UK for more than one year now, in some year (I don't know how many) I hope i will manage how to find a job in the states (since it is my "ultimate dream"). I ...
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Time lines for getting I-140 for US Green Card?

I am working under H1B in USA. I have almost lived 4 years in USA. Now I am planning to apply Green Card under EB2 category. My employer is planning to apply for labour on January-2016. I am aware ...
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How is “Native” status determined for the US DV lottery?

I'm curious about how "Native" status is determined for the purposes of the US DV. Assume the person in question was born in Kuwait, but has Pakistani citizenship / passport, and has been working for ...
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How can I pay my USA's Green Card fee from Pakistan before leaving?

I live in Pakistan and I have got immigrant visa to USA and I want to submit Green Card fee before leaving to USA. This is the link where I have to submit fee. After entering required information, ...
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How much longer can it take to get our green cards?

We used to live in Pakistan, while my aunt has been in the USA for 20+ years. My aunt sponsored my dad almost 10 years ago. Our case is of type brother or sister (F4). We got immigrant visas and we ...
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Am I eligible to apply US green Card under EB2 Category?

I am working in USA with H1B VISA and pursuing Employment based green card. Below are my qualifications I hold 4 years engineering degree with electrical and electronics department. I did my ...
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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 ...