I am a card holder since 2009, I have been not living in USA
HelloI am a green card holder since 2009, I have been not living in USA during this time I only have been in USA for 3-4 months and I got re-entry permit two times. currently I am living in USA and working here. I need to travel outside USA for another 6 months to complete my job their and then return back to live in USA. but my Green Card will expire in July-2019. my question is:- How long should I stay to get the citizenship?- is travelling outside USA and returning back will affect my situation?- is it possible to renew my green card even I did not live in USA?- if I moved in June 2017 to USA, will I be able to get the citizenship?- In case I lost my GC, and I want to submit replace it, I will get a new card with new expiration date or same expiration date?-
I was married in 2002 to a us citizen, I got my card and
I was married in 2002 to a us citizen , I got my green card and permanent residence in 2006 ,This January I applied for naturalization, this September I was denied .Uscis said in the letter that I was ineligible to receive the green card in the first place because of an arrest in 1996I was arrested for possession of a class b drug , which I pled guilty and got 1 year probation then it was dismissed.In 2002 on my interview and application , I told them about the arrest , so it must have been overlooked for some reason.I need to travel overseas soon and I am at a loss what to do.Should I try to renew my green card ?How can I travel overseas when all this is up in the air ?Is it normal procedure that after my 30 day appeal for the denial , the uscis will start removal process?I still aim to hire an immigration lawyer and get naturalized one day.
I have had a Card for about 15 years and now that the Brits
Hi there:I have had a Green Card for about 15 years and now that the Brits have voted to Leave the EU, I am seriously considering getting my US Citizenship.In order to help make that decision, I appreciate if you could help me in answering the following questions:1) I currently have a British passport. I am told that I can get US citizenship, and still keep my British passport. Is this correct?2) During the past 2 years I have been spending a lot of time outside the US (more than 6 months over the course of the year, while I have been building up a new business). However, I still reside in the US, am married to a US citizen, and have a US child (plus 2 other children from a previous marriage to a US citizen). All my income is generated in the United States, through a business that I own, US based. I file annual taxes in the US and am fully paid up. Is the fact that I have been spending more than 6 months per annum the past few years an issue with now getting my US citizenship?3) I am currently in France, although I am returning to the US next week for a while (and hence the timing of this question). Do I need to be in the US in order to file for my US citizenship? Or can I file for citizenship at a US embassy or consulate in Europe?4) Once I have filed (either in US or overseas) can I travel as much as I like in and out of the United States? Are there any travel restrictions? Obviously, I will have my British passport to travel on.5) Must I file my application in person, or can I mail it in?6) How long does the application process take?7) Do I have to take the test, or do anything else, in the same location where I file for my citizenship? Or can I take it / do it anywhere?8) Is there any benefit to hiring an attorney to help me through the process, or is this something a reasonably intelligent native English speaking person can do on their own?Thank you for your time!James
I would like to obtain information on a doubt that I have
Good Afternoon,I would like to obtain information on a doubt that I have please. I have been a permanent resident of the United States for 13 years. Never have been involved in any problems and have a good moral standing. I have a trip plan to my home country of the Dominican Republic this coming October 21st. However, I just noticed this morning that my Green Card expired in July 2016. I don't wish to renew-it since I qualify for the citizenship and would rather apply for it. I have the application filled out and will be sending it out along with the appropriate fee tomorrow morning God willing.My question is is there a way I can possibly obtained an I-551 stamped on my passport for a year that will allow me to still travel to my country until I wait on my citizenship?Any help will be greatly appreciated.Best,-Laura
Immigration question: I'm a card holder since march of 2015
Immigration question:I'm a green card holder since march of 2015 and I got married to a US citizen in april 2016.I read on "A guide to naturalization" issued by USCIS that if you are married to a government contractor you can apply for your citizenship right away (no 3 years wait)My wife is a contractor to the Department of Education. Can I apply for my citizenship now or are there other requirements ?Thanks
I have a pending Citizenship ceremony on 9/29. I received a
I have a pending Citizenship ceremony on 9/29. I received a traffic violation and court is on 10/7. The judge will not be on court until 9/29. I inquire if I can plead guilty will clerk let me know how much to pay. NO, they said. I have to wait for the judge to set the fee. I don't want to miss the ceremony but I am stuck! any ideas?
My husband has been here since 1993 and let his visa expire.
My husband has been here since 1993 and let his visa expire. He married and had a child in 1996. They divorced but they filed a i130 and was approved. Him and I have been married with 3 children for 17 years and now just filed I 130-I 485 (i245) and others. He should get approved based in 245. He got his work authorization and his travel document. But here is the question.. Over 10 years ago I filed out a I 9 form for him I I probably marked us citizen. We needed money. But back then it said us national/us citizen. Will they find this is the background check? Will he have any shot at a green card then naturalization if found? Will they find it? Can I tell the truth and say I filled it out and save him? It was me not him. Our priority date is 2/16/2016. I got a rfe because I forgot the sponsorship app. Retuned it last month. No work yet. What is your opinion o the I 9 . I wrote the correct name , dob, address (we moves since) and I didn't list this job on his app. To USCIS since it was 10 years ago. He always filed taxes under an EIN.