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Ok, so she turned in her Residency status, then was outside in Canada for 5 years, then came back 10 years ago. How did she enter the U.S. if she did not have her green card status anymore?
Are you a U.S. Citizen now living in the U.S.?
Yes I am a US citizen. They did not ask her for any documentation. I don't know what she told them when she entered. I was not with her.
You will need to file an adjustment package. This includes the following forms: I-130 (Petition for family member), I-485 (application for Lawful Permanent Residency), I-765 (Application for work permit), I-131 (Application for Advance Parole - but do NOT apply for this with 180 days or more of being illegally in the U.S.), G-325a (Biographic data - one for each of you), I-693 (Medical exam that a certified doctor must fill), and I-864 (Affidavit of support). You will need to file each form with supporting evidence and appropriate filing fees. You can find these forms at www.uscis.gov/forms.
The supporting evidence that you would file would be birth certificates, proof of your U.S. Citizenship, proof of her legal entry into the U.S. (in her case, that is just including a copy of her Canadian passport), and financial documents of yours to prove your income over the last year at least.
In about 3 to 5 months after filing, she should get a work permit. About 5 to 7 months after filing you should get an interview. If all goes well, a few weeks later she should get a Residency status (green card).
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She is to old to get a work permit. and why would i need to give my information.
You did not read the question right.
I am truly sorry that you rated my service as poor. I think it is just simply either that you do not like the news (which is not my fault), or because you are focused on the "work permit" and nothing else. Of course she doesn't need a work permit, but since it is included in the price of the I-485, she might as well get it because it would give her an ID that she could use for whatever reason to prove that she is under process until she gets her green card. Since there is no additional charge for it, it is only a benefit to her. There is no process to recover her previous Residency because she turned it in AND she was outside for more than one year. She abandoned it and there is no process that exists to recover it. Other than that, I think I clearly answered your question. I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX you re-rate my service as excellent. If not, please ask me additional questions until you are satisfied with my service. I do truly want to help and I want you to be satisfied, but please understand that I can only tell you what the law will allow. Thank you for your understanding.
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