Thanks for your quick answer. We just turned in the evidence they required for processing the GC. So if I turn in a reentry permit, it means that they put the GC on hold for a while? So say I would leave next month for 2 years, would they know that I am not able to go for interview if I need to?
So with this 131 reeentry I kindof "freeze" the GC process for 2 years and onceI come back, it would be continued?
Oh ok we misunderstood each other. So let me clarify it. I would want to leave the United States while the green card is in progress and
a. put a hold on my current GC process and after few years (2-3) when I come back just continue it
b. abandoning this current process and re-file for GC once we come back in few years.
Another thingmy work authorization expires in July. Is filing a i-765 free since the adjustment of status is still in progress?
Thank you, I hope I made it more clear to you
I already have a i-131 - i traveled back to Hungary in January 2013 because my father was having heart surgery. However, it expires in December 2013 and I read on the i-131 form that another cannot be granted if I already have one, unless that I can prove that I lost the form. So in this case, does that mean that I can't apply for another i-131 until this current one expires in December?
If we abandon the current GC process & apply in another year or two , would I experience great difficulty in getting another one & jeopardize ever being able to live in the US? I read that I could apply via Direct Consular filing, since that's the quickest way for a GC & my wife would be living in Hungary with me for over 6 months.
If I leave the country, say in July, should I send out a letter to USCIS asking to dismiss my case for now? How do I legally abandon my almost-processed GC?
Can we renew it after 2 years? Or do we have to come back, live here for a few months/years & then reapply again?
I read that after we apply for it, if I've already done the biometrics exam then we can go ahead & leave. The biometrics exam is fingerprints, something like a retina scan, and pictures, correct? If so, I did this last fall in Greenville, SC.
On here http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Resources/B5en.pdf it says on page 1, on the right hand side, that if the biometrics have already been obtained, we can go ahead & leave and have the permit sent to a US embassy. Am I misinterpreting it?
Just out of curiosity, what is the worst case scenario if we send in a letter canceling the process?
Thank you for your quick responses! It is very much appreciated.
I think we are going to follow your advice & wait for the GC to come and then apply for the re-entry permit (can we file in person at our closest field office? would it speed up the process?)
On another note, if my American wife wants to obtain dual citizenship (her mother's side of the family lives in Europe), how does she do it? And would it look bad to the USCIS if she does obtain dual-citizenship?
Oh, I meant direct filing for the i-131. Sorry about that.
Hi Guillermo! I finally received my green card! Finally, I will apply for the re-entry permit. If we decide to stay in HunXXXX XXXXer than 2 years, can I come back (before the permit expires) & reapply for another re-entry permit and go for another 1-2 years?
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