Questions tagged [greencard]

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

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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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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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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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Get a green card without living in the US?

I am aware of the diversity visa program, and though I am eligible to participate, it is, after all, a lottery... not a sure thing. I am looking for other options that are less of a gamble. I work ...
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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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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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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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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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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?