Hello and thank you for requesting me.
Permission to travel - the I-131 - normally takes about 1.5 months or so. One can attempt to expedite it (see here
and scroll down to Criteria for Expedited Processing of an Application
), but that is at the discretion of USCIS. An I-131 must be filed for and granted before any travel is done.If my wife applies for the card while I'm back home, how long before I can re-enter the U.S.?
If you mean if the greencard is filed for while you are in Bahamas, the typical wait is 6-8 months.I own some property with my brother back home. If we sell it after I apply for a green card (but before it is decided,) and my share was (say) $100-$125K, would I have to pay any U.S. taxes on it? (I know I would not have to pay anything BEFORE I apply, but would have to pay AFTER I got it.)
You will be liable for taxes if you spend 31 days during the current year in the USA, and 183 days during the 3-year period that includes the current year and the two years immediately before that.
If so, then yes. If not, then no taxes. And IF so, what would be the tax rate percentage?
Taxes in USA is by scale depending on income for that year - see here
. Profit from a sale is considered income.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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