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What constitutes abandonment of green card?

The abandonment of a green card may arise when someone attempts to enter the U.S. after residing outside of the country for more than six months since becoming a permanent resident. Extended overseas travel or a long vacation can be considered “abandonment” of your green card and result in removal proceedings. Click to see full…
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What happens if you lost your Permanent Resident Card?

If you are a lawful permanent resident or conditional permanent resident and need to replace your Green Card based on the reasons in the When to Replace Your Green Card section, you may begin the application process for a replacement Green Card by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, online Click to…
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What is a receipt number?

The receipt number consists of three letters followed by 10 numbers. For example, the letters can be EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE. You can find it on notices of action USCIS has sent you. Case Status Online landing page. Click to see full answer How do I find my USCIS I 140…
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Can a revoked petition be reinstated?

What Qualifies as Urgent Humanitarian Reasons? According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website, to be considered an urgent humanitarian reason a family member outside the US must be particularly vulnerable because of age, disability, or living circumstances. Click to see full answer Can immigrant still get green card after US petitioner sponsors death?…
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Can I get an extension on my expired green card?

Your status as a legal permanent resident does not change if your green card expires. Although an expired green card does not mean that you lose your LPR status, you may encounter some problems: If you travel, you will have difficulty reentering the United States. Click to see full answer What happens if my green…
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Can I withdraw a USCIS application?

Withdraw Visa Petition Before USCIS Approval If the application has not yet been approved or denied by USCIS, it's easy to cancel or withdraw it by sending the letter to USCIS. There is no official withdrawal USCIS form. You need to know the USCIS office that's currently handling the petition/ Application. Click to see full…
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Can I stay in the U.S. while adjusting status?

Some people can stay in the U.S. for the entire period of applying for a U.S. green card. Others must leave the U.S., either while they wait for a visa to become available (which can take years in some cases) or in order to attend their immigrant visa interview, which is the last major step…
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Can my US green card be revoked?

All green card holders are entitled to judicial review of the revocation of their permanent residency, and they may have an opportunity to have their green card reinstated. Click to see full answer What crimes can get a green card revoked? Committing two or more criminal acts of moral turpitude at any time after a…
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How long can you live outside the US without losing citizenship?

At one time a naturalized U.S. citizen had to maintain U.S. residence for a certain period after naturalizing. No longer. Congress repealed those laws. You could stay abroad for the rest of your life and remain a U.S. citizen. Click to see full answer Can you move to another country and keep U.S. citizenship? A…
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What is reinstatement process?

A reinstatement application costs $370 and can take approximately five months to be processed by USCIS. Click to see full answer What is reinstatement process? Reinstatement is the restoration of a person or thing to a former position. Regarding insurance, reinstatement allows a previously terminated policy to resume effective coverage. What is a reinstatement in…
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