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My wife and I received our PR status in 2007. We have been living outside of the US since late 2007 and have a son that was born in the US and a son that was born outside the US so he does not have any status in the US.
We have a business in the US and both collect salary from this business and pay and file our 1040 US tax-return every year. I have been travelling back to the US on a regular basis to take care of the business but have generally only stayed a couple of weeks at a time. We are now looking to move back to the US as our oldest son is starting school and also as our business is growing and require more attention.
The questions are:
1. Has my wife's status lapsed?
2. Has my status lapsed?
3. What type of status does our 4 year old son that is born outside of the US have and can he enter the US as a dependent?
Thanks in advance for your help.
My wife has stayed outside the US since late 2007. I have been in the US approx. every 6 months so I have entry stamps every year.
QUESTION 1: Has my wife's status lapsed?
QUESTION 2: Has my status lapsed?
QUESTION 3: What type of status does our 4 year old son that is born outside of the US have and can he enter the US as a dependent?
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