Thank you for your answer.
Has the law changed from a limitation of one year to 6 months?
I had the following information which according to your answer
could be wrong. I was told that in 5 years ( 60 months )
I had to reside in the country more than 15 months.
this could be in five years you may travel 5 times and each time you travel you need to be in U.S for at least three months.
would you please give me the Immigration Law that states the 6 months period allowed for me to be out of the U.S.
My children are Ammerican citizens and I pay taxes in U.S.
thank you very much for your information and of course I will rate it very well!.It helped me to know important Immigration laws.
I read very carefully your answer to my question and it makes sence.
Please could you check for me the following:
Since 1988 I was a member and I represented for 23 an American mission board in Europe. I was not an employee.
Since 2011 I am an employee of another American Mission board that requires from me to work in a country outside U.S.for at least 10 months out of each year.
Could a certificate from this mission board justify my travels abroad for such a long period?
Thank you very much.
Since 1988 I was a member and I represented for for 23 an American mission board in Europe. I was not an employee.
Hello,my name isXXXXX you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
I am a new expert.
Is this a religious mission?
Would you be willing to obtain citizenship?
What are your ties to the US, home, family, retiement accounts, investments?
Dear Mrs. Judith,
Are you the next expert of Longhorn Lawyers to follow up my question placed yesterday to Just Answer Immigration Law?
Would you please read my initial questions and the answers I received from the previous attorney?
Regarding your questions in the box today,
Yes I work for an American religious Mission Board. .
( Before this I was a member of an American Mission board who I represented in Europe for 23 years but I was not their employee .
Yes, I am willing to obtain citizenship.
I have my family here in the U.S.
Both of my children are American citizens (by naturalization.)
They live in the U.S. for 22 years.
I file for taxes in the U.S. since 2011.
I do not own property in the U.S.
Both of my children own property in the U.S.
Though I have a bank account
I do not have retirement accounts in the U.S.
thank you for leting me know if family and work are
enough evidence that one does not intend to
have his green card questioned or revoked.
There is no law that says that you must have been in the US at least 6 months out of the year.
That is a factor used by the inspectors as a means of establishing whether you have abandoned your status.
They can at your entry in their discretion take your card and refer your case to an immigration judge for the judge to determine whether you have abandoned status based on a TOTALITY of your circumstances.
Factors they would consider are
That you work for an American Mission
That you are a religious missionary
That you have your primary bank account in the US
That your family is here in the US.
The USCIS has the burden of proving that you have abandoned your status before a judge will take your status from you.
The more relaxed standard is for religious missionaries who file the N-470 to preserve your absence outside the US for naturalization.
The filing of the N-470 is als a factor in your favor that is used in considering your intent to abandon the US residence.
There is no special rule for a religious worker permanent resident regarding abandonment other than that you may not be outside the US for more than one year like every one else without obtaining the re-entry permit.
Thank you for your answer. I am a little confused about the payment though. I thought my questions were being answered by a single organization. I paid $45 which apparently was only for Longhorn Lawyer's incomplete answer? Now, to rate you, the system wants another $45. How does this work? Are you not the same organization? I was hoping Longhorn Lawyer would answer my questions accurately and completely like you did. Let me know what I need to do now. I don't want to defraud you but I was not prepared to pay $90.
Thank you very much,
Your money is only on deposit until your rate the expert.
You never rated Longhorn so you are able to rate me and not be charged again.
Neither he nor I have been compensated as of yet for your work and if you rate my answer that authorizes JustAnswer to release my earnings to my account.
You are always welcome to call customer service to get clarification on how our payment system works.
We both work under the umbrella of JA as contractors.
I rated you in the box above with the little "Excellent Service"
What do I need to do please
so that you may be paid for your answer?
I do not have access to a computer all the time.
I have rated you in the box above.
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