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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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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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Came legally on B2 visa in USA on march 1995 w 4 year old

Came legally on B2 visa in USA on march 1995 w 4 year old son and husband at that time who I divorced later on.I did Extended my vis two times while in USA(each time 6 months) trying to result the issue between us.Finally applied for divorce in1999 and left him w my kid,I could not leave the USA before my divorce was final,in a mean time I had to go to police and get order of protection.I was getting very scared what will happen to me.He did not let me divorce him and he did not pay alamony for our son for year and half,I did not ask even one dollar for myself even I could.We get divorced in 2006,at that time my son was 15 years old could not leave him alone again.(I do have all evidence of this and complete documentation)Here are my question:1.Do I get chance to explain everything infront of immigration layer,since i never apply for permanent residency and I do not have any removal order?2.If I go home and reapply for visa do I face 3 to 10 year bar even if this case was extra ordenery circumstances and i can prove it3.If I won green card lottery (since Im coming from one of eligible contry and go back to country of origin do I face bar 3 to 10 again)

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Im an international student under F-1 visa, been in the US

HelloJA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: Im an international student under F-1 visa, been in the US since 2012. I just entered the green card lottery recently and wondering if it will affect my F-1 status. Or will it affect my F-1 status if I need to renew it for further degrees?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: No, I do not have any pending applications or petitions with USCISJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Currently holding F-1 student visa

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

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Ma'am! 26 years old). I'm from Vienna, Austria, and

Good evening Sir, good evening Ma'am! My name is***** (26 years old). I'm from Vienna, Austria, and currently occupied with studying biology and chemistry. My time in University will be over soon and so I would like to know, if it is possible to join the Marines or Navy as a foreigner under any circumstances! I suppose I need to be a green card-holder (I participated in the Green Card-Lottery last year)!? Let's say I will have bad luck in the up coming couple of years and won't »win« the Lottery, could I try to find any job in the US – which would make me a legal resident alien I think (would it??!!) – and further enlist in a military branch?This would be it, thank you for your time and trouble!Regars, Otto Hahn

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I am thinking of asking a question. I have been given

I am thinking of asking a question. I have been given conflicting information and I just need a yes or no basically. I am australian and married an american. We are no longer together but cannot divorce since I am now in Australia and he now lives in Germany. I want to apply for the green card lottery but I dont know if i am single or married/seperated. I dont want him to have anything to do with my application since I cant contact him and he wouldn't attend any interviews if I win. i was told i could get a lawyer to write a letter explaining my circumstance and apply as single. Is this true? or do i have to say married and then explain my circumstance? The green card lottery is more expensive for a married person and since he cant help me (and is american anyway) i dont know what to do

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Jennifer Marie, Esq.

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I am a french natinal living in switzerland and i won the

Hi,I am a french natinal living in switzerland and i won the green card lottery. My immigrant visa expires on dec 9. I am an independant so i need time to sell my business , home etc.. and i cannot reside in the usa even in 2016.Is there a way to keep this GC while still in europe? Thanks.EG

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G'day, I am a permanent resident alien living in WA for

G'day,I am a permanent resident alien living in WA for 20 years with the expired green card since 2009. Six months prior to my green card's expiration I applied for the renewal and paid the 400 USD. I received the letter with the date for my biometrics appointment at that time which I rescheduled and shortly after received a new biometrics appointment date which I missed. My main reason for missing the appointment is the fact that I have been arrested for crimes that are considered as moral turpitude, like making false statements to public servant, obstruction of law enforcement officer (year 2007). What are the chances that I can proceed with this renewal on my own without putting my family of 3 at risk of me being deported? What complications I may face by doing so and in which order? Will I be able to hire an attorney after my application for renewal if in fact I encounter difficulties in the process? What options you would present or recommend to me if I was to hire an attorney prior to my attempt to renew? Thanks in advance! _kb

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