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QUESTION 1: a. Is there any process to extend this entry date?
ANSWER: It depends. In this case, I do not believe she would be eligible.
According to the foreign affairs manual, "An immigrant visa may be replaced under the original number during the fiscal year in which the original visa was issued for an immigrant who establishes to the satisfaction of the consular officer that he was unable to use the original immigrant visa during the period of its validity because of reasons beyond his control and for which he was not responsible... provided that the immigrant is found by the consular officer to be eligible for an immigrant visa and the immigrant pays again the statutory fees for an application and an immigrant visa."
Being owed money, in my experience, will not be a basis for a finding that circumstances beyond her control did not allow her to come to the US within the validity dates of the visa. Sure it is not ideally for her to do so, but that does not make it a circumstance beyond her control. It would be something more along the lines of a medical emergency or the like.
QUESTION 2: After entering the country is there a minimum stay required before she can return to EC without invalidating her visa.?
ANSWER: No. But she should get the I-551 stamp at the port of entry, as temporary proof of her resident status, so that she can leave the US and return, without issue. The green card itself will take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive, after her arrival in the US.
She should not remain outside of the US for more time than she is in the US, in any given year. Otherwise, they can question her intent to be a permanent resident.
QUESTION 3: Are we required to report to the destination address given in our application?
ANSWER: No. But a change of address MUST be filed with the USCIS within 10 days of the change becoming effective. The USCIS needs to know where she lives at all times.
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