Tag: green card (us permanent residents)

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What happens if your spouse dies during green card application?

If the petitioner dies, the applicant typically must obtain a substitute sponsor to continue to be eligible for adjustment of status. A substitute sponsor is needed even if the deceased petitioner has completed the Affidavit of Support. Click to see full answer Can a widow of a U.S. citizen apply for green card? A U.S.…
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How long can green card holder stay outside US?

The law states that if a Green Card holder remains outside of the United States for one year and one day during any one trip, they are considered to have abandoned their residency and lose their Green Card and permanent resident status. Click to see full answer How many months green card holder can stay…
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Can I travel outside U.S. while waiting for green card?

Individuals in H-1B or H-4 status may travel internationally on the basis of their H-documents while their employment-based green card application is pending without abandoning their green card application. Click to see full answer Can you travel to the US while waiting for a visa? If you intend taking up permanent residence in the United…
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How long can a green card holder stay outside the United States 2020?

The law states that if a Green Card holder remains outside of the United States for one year and one day during any one trip, they are considered to have abandoned their residency and lose their Green Card and permanent resident status. Click to see full answer How many months green card holder can stay…
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Can a widow of a U.S. citizen apply for green card?

A U.S. citizen's widow(er) can obtain a marriage-based green card. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that processes immigration applications under the Immigration Nationality Act (INA). Click to see full answer When a U.S. citizen spouse petitioner dies? There is a deadline: You must file…
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How many times can I apply for a green card?

Filing an appeal or motion to reopen your green card case after denial. If you would like to appeal a green card denial from USCIS, you must file Form I-290B or the “Notice of Appeal or Motion” form and pay a $675 filing fee by money order, personal check, cashier's check, or a credit card…
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What happens if your spouse dies and you have a green card?

A U.S. citizen's widow(er) can obtain a marriage-based green card. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that processes immigration applications under the Immigration Nationality Act (INA). Click to see full answer Do I have to report the death of green card holder? They may also…
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Can I renew my PR card after it expires?

You should renew your Permanent Resident Card if you were issued a card valid for 10 years that has either expired or will expire within the next 6 months. If your Permanent Resident Card is valid for only 2 years, you are a conditional resident. Click to see full answer Can I renew my green…
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What crimes affect citizenship?

USCIS's definition of aggravated felony includes many crimes that you would expect; such as rape, sexual abuse of a minor, drug trafficking, firearm trafficking, racketeering, running a prostitution business, child pornography, and fraud of $10,000 or more. Click to see full answer What kind of background check is done for citizenship? USCIS conducts an investigation…
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Can you lose your green card?

Most people who are losing their residence do so for one of three reasons: fraud, crimes, or abandonment. If You Commit Fraud When Applying for Your Green Card: If you lie, or intentionally omit material facts or commit any fraud while applying, the government may revoke your green card. Click to see full answer Can…
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