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Hello Thomas, Thank you for thorough answer to my question. It is very helpful. However I do have the remaining portion of my question which is very important to me unanswered:
How long I have to remain outside of US after I depart before January. Is there any law on time requirements to reentry and will I experience difficulties at the point of entry (Airport customs) or rejection if I will come back within 1-2 weeks from departure?
If you kind kindly give me some ideas, I will appreciate.
Hello Thomas, it seems like I am in trouble either way, if I stay or go. I have never had any trouble getting to US previously, and noone ever asked for a visa or there was a need to obtain it, just Canadian passport, but this this summer, where I accidentally blubbered that I live in Hawaii instead of Canada, they got really pissed off with me. It so happened that I somewhat violated the prior entry (almost 2 years ago), when our family came to Hawaii and didn't petition for my immigrant's status (pregnancy and child birth contributed to my presence in US). So my chances of getting back somewhat faided with this last accident.
I do have a house in Canada, which is on my name only, just renewed my mortgage this summer, and my older daughter also ilives in Canada, so I do have ties, but my 4 y.o. (canadian born) and 1 y.o. US boy are with us in US.
Thus the question arise from this situation: Does my husband need to petition for me with one or both above mentioned by you methods before I leave, and how will this reflect the process of the application process with my absence? As I can recollect, I have to ask for traveling permission while in process, which also might take time to obtain. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is it will be extremely difficult for me or my husband to be apart while waiting for the decision and impossible for both of us to handle kids separately. What should I do? (By the way, you are doing great job and I would like to ask you if I will be able to add extra payment for your services and what that will be? Also if I can possibly contact you by phone directly) Thank you, [email protected]
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