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Your marriage certificate will allow you to change your legal name both in the US and in France. After getting married, file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Check “Yes” when asked if your name has legally changed since USCIS issued your most recent card and fill out the appropriate information. After you receive your new LPR ...


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Most types of nonimmigrant visas are subject to the presumption of immigrant intent under INA 214(b), where they must presume that you are an intending immigrant (i.e. you intend to immigrate on this visa), and thus ineligible for the nonimmigrant visa, unless you convince the officer otherwise. And having a petition from a US citizen spouse would certainly ...


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It was part of a broader redesign that was intended to combat document fraud. The New York Times notes in New 'Green Card' To Tackle Fraud (August 24, 1989) that the color and other characteristics were to change, "largely...to stem a black market in alien certification." It reports that forged cards were thought to number in the tens of thousands. New ...


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The rule that you are referring to is covered under INA 214(c)(5)(A) which states: In the case of an alien who is provided nonimmigrant status under section 1101(a)(15)(H)(i)(b) or 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of this title and who is dismissed from employment by the employer before the end of the period of authorized admission, the employer shall be ...


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Registering a vehicle for ownership and registering it for driving on the road are two different things. If by "registered my motorcycle", you mean that you registered the ownership when you bought it, then it shouldn't matter. Safety inspections (and liability insurance) are required when you register for a license plate, which allows the vehicle to be ...


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Ultimately yes, for permanent residence (a green card) you will need to be sponsored by an employer (unless you happen to meet your future husband/wife). However, asking an employer to sponsor you for a green card is a very big request, particularly for a junior developer. Remember, although there is a need for developers, there are also a lot of ...


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What you've found is pretty much it, but "a company to sponsor you" could be a company that has offices both in the EU and the US. You might look for companies that you could begin working for in Europe and then try to convince them to transfer you to the US. And keep entering the lottery. You can spend up to 90 days at a time in the US on the visa waiver ...


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At the time, I asked my University, and they answered: My instinct is to answer yes …. The U.S. considers the J visa as a non-immigrant visa and the H-1B as a dual intent immigrant visa. Thus, they don't consider you residents. So we answered "Yes", considering that our principal place of residency is France (even if that is not where we were living, ...


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Changing your address to outside the USA could signal that you're abandoning your residency in the USA or that you don't live in the USA at all. It may be safer to either rent a Post Office Box or Private Mail Box. There are some private mail box services that will even open and scan your mail for you - and send the scanned images anywhere in the country. ...


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Yes and no. There are ways to come to the US based on having a sizable amount of money to invest, but none of them allow you to "invest" it in your own bank account. You actually have to put the money at risk in a way that will substantially enhance the US economy. If you are looking for a green card by investment, you would have to apply for an Employment-...


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No, neither having money in a bank account nor earning work income qualifies a person to immigrate to the US. You generally must be petitioned by a US citizen or permanent resident relative, or petitioned by a US employer who plans to employ you, to legally immigrate to the US (though there are some self-petitioning employment-based categories). There is ...


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An archived version of the USCIS Adjudicator's Field Manual Chapter 23.2(c)(2)(B) seems to say that permanent residents cannot do Adjustment of Status unless they first lose their status through abandonment, rescission, or removal. (This chapter has been superseded by the USCIS Policy Manual, but I cannot find equivalent information in the corresponding ...


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In these cases, the best thing is to return to Country B and renew your passport there. If you’re already planning an extended trip to yet another country, Country D, then you could try renewing it at the consulate there but you’d need to stay in D for a few months for a plausible rationale and your L1 visa status might preclude an extended stay outside ...


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So let me get this straight: • you have a L1 on Passport A and entered the USA on it • while you’re in the USA you will be acquiring nationality B • Country A doesn’t allow for dual nationality so you have to give up nationality A which you’re willing and planning to do • however your L1 visa is attached to the passport from A, which you’re ...


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