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I have a friend who won the Card Lottery and he's currently

Hi, I have a friend who won the Green Card Lottery and he's currently in the United States but he has an issue with obtaining his actual card. So, apparently, there was some confusion about his correct address on file and he wasn't able to obtain his green card by mail.What would you recommend that he do at this point to be able to get his green card (that he won through the lottery process) to his correct address now?

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Jen Marie, Esq.

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Is there such a thing as a lottery for cards? If so, who is

is there such a thing as a lottery for green cards? If so, who is eligible for this lottery and how may win?

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Jen Marie, Esq.

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I traveled overseas and got a woman pregnant. How can I have

I traveled overseas and got a woman pregnant. How can I have the child and mother move here without getting married? How long will it take? I am willing to pay child support and help them get situated.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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If I applied for card now. After being here 5 years. I won

Hello.If I applied for green card now. After being here 5 years. I won the green card lottery. What is the current wait time?Thanks!

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Juris Doctor

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Is it possible for an f1 student who is out of status to get

is it possible for an f1 student who is out of status to get green card even if he fall love with an american?JA: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?Customer: noJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Jen Marie, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

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My boyfriend (Homosexual relationship) is visiting from

My boyfriend (Homosexual relationship) is visiting from another country (New Zealand) and we are trying to figure out a way for him to gain residency in the U. S. It is a very serious relationship that's been going on (officially) for a few months as well as we've known each other for 3 years. We are confident this will be a long term thing and we are extremely committed but don't want to do marry yet. We are both not.... public. Family disapproval from both sides though friends and both mothers are supportive. We both consider marriage as a last resort if all else fails. This is his third time in the running for the green card lottery and hopes are low as well as time frame is way too long. Is there anything we can do to speed up or approach for residency or should we go through with a court marriage?

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Jen Marie, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

Juris Doctor

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I am small business owner residing in Michigan. My company

Hi,I am small business owner residing in Michigan. My company is involved in sales of Musical Instruments and accessories globally. I got my Green Card Sept 22, 2014 (green card lottery) and have been filing taxes in the USA and residing in the USA continuously since.2014 I have been 58 Days in the USA and 43 Days out of country.2015 I have been 345 Days in the USA and 20 Days out of country.2016 I have been 229 Days in the USA and 120 Days out of country so far.My business has become more international and I have started subsidiaries in the UK and Singapore 100% owned by myself. Trade shows in January, April, September, October and client visits abroad will require me to spend more than 189days out of country going forward. Traveling is getting more intense.Will filing form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes help to preserve my residency to obtain citizenship in 2019? Please advise if yes and if it is enough that I own the companies 100% (as a US Green Card holder) or if the companies need to be owned 100% by my USA company. Also is it true before you apply for N-470 you need to live 1 year (365 Days) uninterrupted in the USA (no trips abroad) before you can apply?Thank you for your input!

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I work for a global company and I have been offered to work

I work for a global company and I have been offered to work in Dublin for a few months. I will file my adjustment of status in February as I won the green card lottery. Can I leave the country before I file my AOS even though I have paid the green card administrative fee and let the KCC know of my intention to adjust status.

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Judith Ludwic

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J.D.

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I have a question regarding a change in visa category. I'm

I have a question regarding a change in visa category. I'm currently in the USA on a J1 visa which is going to be maxed out in October 2017. To extend my stay, my sponsor (university) wants to start the application process for my H1B in March 2017.My question is:a) Would you recommend that I not participate in this year's green card lottery in the event that this might complicate the process of a transfer from J1 to H1B?b) If I were to participate this year would this be considered as a green card application? That is, do I have to mention this when applying for the H1B visa?c) Do my past green card lottery submissions as a J1 scholar (I did NOT win the lottery) jeopardize my H1B visa application? I read recently that J1 visa holders should not show immigration intent by e.g participating in the green card lottery.

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

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