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US Citizenship eligibility

Mar 25th 2017
i have been in USA for 12 years legally before getting married in 2012. I got my conditional GC in October of 2012. We got divorced in 2014 and I got my permanent GC in 2015. Am I eligible to apply for citizenship this year (2017) - completing 5 years GC (2 years conditional and 3 years permanent).



Thanks in advance.

Declaring foreign income (new DV lottery winner)

Mar 25th 2017
Hi all.

A question here. How do you file tax on your foreign earned income (especially since you have never earned in USA before) for the year you activated your Green Card/I 551.

Any tips on filing the foreign income?

Which website can I use?

And what proof can i get that I have filed my tax? (especially as evidence of making USA as my soon to be home country)?

Thank you.

US Citizen sponsoring H1B spouse for Green card

Mar 25th 2017
My fiancee:
- Currently on H1B
- Not yet stamped from her home country India
- Have got a good job with no problems (touchwood)

Court wedding:
- Can do it any day in next week

Official Indian wedding with big number of guests:
- Planning to do it in July (essentially 110 days from now)


Currently my plan is to get married next week and apply for her GC by 1st week of April. I know the forms that I need to fill but I have some doubts:

- I assume her H1B would not have any effect with the...

US Citizen sponsoring H1B spouse for Green card

Travel to US after 11 months stay in India and no valid REP

Mar 25th 2017
Hi All,
Background: I got GC in Sept 2009, stayed in US till July 2010. Staying in India ever since, since my husband got N470 approved(thanks to the help and advice of so many gurus of this forum - Jackolantern, Bobsmyth and many others) and works from India for a US company ever since (even now, thank God for that). Hubby got his citizenship two years back. All these years, we have been visiting US once a year for 1-3 months and also have been maintaining re-entry permit all long(N470 was...

Travel to US after 11 months stay in India and no valid REP

processing time for plastic green card after uscis payment

Mar 25th 2017
My mother filed for me and siblings on F2,
immigrant visa granted and green card fee also paid . My brother came into US
in Feb 5,2017 but paid uscis processing fee on 29th of January ,2017 while
my sister came into the US on the 15th of February while her USCIS fee was
paid on the 11th of February .I also paid same day but came into the US on
the 22nd of February.
The issue is that my sister has gotten her plastic green card while my
brother (paid before her) and i have not gotten ours.i...

processing time for plastic green card after uscis payment

Advice on applying for a B2 Visa, previously held J1 Visa

Mar 24th 2017
Hello everyone,

I hope everybody's doing great. So my name is Ismail and I'm 23 years old from Morocco, I'm planning on applying for a B2 Visa and I just wanted some opinions on whether or not I have good chances of getting one.

Last year I was in the US on a J1 Visa on a program with the department of state of America, I spent about 4 months there and got back last May. I've recently graduated with a 5 year degree in business from a reputable school in Morocco, and I've been admitted to...

Advice on applying for a B2 Visa, previously held J1 Visa

Chances of getting TN Visa

Mar 24th 2017
Hello,

I have an offer from a big consulting company in Boston. The company focuses on multiple different verticals and I'd be entering as a generalist.

I have an M.Sc. in cancer research and drug development, an undergrad in science, and two years working for a smaller consulting company in the medical device space.

What are my chances for getting a TN visa?

Thanks

Prositution Arrest-Dismissed, Visa stamping in Matamoros, Mexico!!

Mar 24th 2017
Greetings to the board.
Background:
I was arrested in Jan 2011 in a prostitution sting, a class B misdemeanor here in Texas. I had legal representation and was given deferred adjudication with 6 months probation+40 hrs community service+AIDS Awareness class+fine during the initial hearing. Attorney tried to reason with DA on the charge in an effort to reduce the charges into a much less serious class C misdemeanor. That did not happen but the judge altered the conditions of punishment...

Prositution Arrest-Dismissed, Visa stamping in Matamoros, Mexico!!

Thread OPEN to Post Questions for April 06, 2017 Conference Call

Mar 24th 2017
Rajiv Khanna, US Immigration Attorney, hosts a Free Community Conference Call for all of you, every other Thursday at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time to answer US immigration related questions, Dial in No: (202)800-8394. Everyone, whether or not a member of discussion forums, is welcome to call in and ask questions or just listen live or listen to the recording for...

Thread OPEN to Post Questions for April 06, 2017 Conference Call

J1(Au pair), B2,married w/ US citizen....Pls help!!!

Mar 23rd 2017
Hello guys!
I need some help and information,
I arrived to the US as an Au Pair w/ J-1 visa from Feb 2001 to Feb 2002, I came back to my homecountry in March 2002 and I came back to the US in September 2002 (6 months out)with my B2 visa...since then I'm living here. I got married last year with a US citizen . 2 weeks ago I got a interview in INS to adjust my status and they asked if I filed the I612...plop!!!
I did not know about the 2 years requirement 'cause of J-1!!!
Now I have to do...

J1(Au pair), B2,married w/ US citizen....Pls help!!!

Traveling overseas with Green Card and DUI record

Mar 23rd 2017
Hello all,

I just realized that I posted my question to a wrong board(Life after the Citizenship), so here is a re-post.

I am invited to my friend's wedding in Thailand in June.

I got my greencard in 2009 and I was arrested for DUI in California in February 2015.

Since then I was on business travels quite few times and always got stuck at immigration office at LAX for couple hours every time I re-entered.

My question is, since Trump administration the process and the power of...

Traveling overseas with Green Card and DUI record

Form n400

Mar 22nd 2017
I checked my case online, and it said that since March 10th they started the interview process. When will I get my interview notice?

Traveling overseas with Green Card and DUI record

Mar 22nd 2017
Hello all,

I am invited to my friend's wedding in Thailand in June.

I got my greencard in 2009 and I was arrested for DUI in California in February 2015.

Since then I was on business travels quite few times and always got stuck at immigration office at LAX for couple hours every time I re-entered.

My question is, since Trump administration the process and the power of immigration services has gotten much powerful and I hear stories that people with greencard with dui record like myself...

Traveling overseas with Green Card and DUI record

EB5 Direct investment project. Investors welcome

Mar 22nd 2017
Hi, We're soon expanding to the United States and are offering shares based on equity.
Unlike regional centres, We're a real business which is expanding to the U.S.

You can view our website here : artisfs.co.uk

Any queries are welcome.

Thank you.

Extension if unable to find job in 60 days

Mar 22nd 2017
Hello,
I understand there is a grace period of 60 days in which a H1B holder can find a new job if he is fired. I have property and belongings here which needs to be disposed off before going back to India. If I can't find a job in 60 days can I get an extension to settle my business here before going back. Or else will it permanently make ineligible to come back to USA in case I have to overstay

USPS tracking says delivered, but received nothing

Mar 22nd 2017
There are numerous thread on other forums about this.

Long story short. Both USPS and USCIS tracking said my physical green card was delivered, but I receive nothing.

Other forum users are saying USPS tracking system is flawed.... I called usps and uscis.

USPS said they are looking into it and will call me back, but i doubt im ganna get a call back.

USCIS said they are not responsible anymore because the mail has been picked up by usps. Their only suggestion is to file the i-90 form,...

USPS tracking says delivered, but received nothing

Green Cards not yet received - timeframe to request for replacement cards??

Mar 22nd 2017
Hi all.

I am having a bit of a difficulty, mainly because i am currently not in the USA. I got the Diversity visa which i entered with my 1st born (2nd born did not get included in the application hence his status is a bit in a limbo).

Now the address in my application is no longer valid, it was a friends address BUT she had moved. A week after i entered the USA, i used the USCIS form online to submit my address change request, and i got an email saying that it has been updated. Now months...

Green Cards not yet received - timeframe to request for replacement cards??

Green Card mail status.

Mar 22nd 2017
Hello,

how to monitor Green card production and delivery.

iam trying to check status through IOE number. it case case not found.

example my IOE number is
egov.uscis.gov
IOE3333333333
IT is total 13 ( three charectors and 10 digit)
the link iam using..

Also some blogs saying we can monitor through ELIS. When we pay $165. there was no option to create userid etc. it is already 60 days. no GC in mail.

Please help.

thanks

Child on I 551 re-entry permit + GC replacement (below 5 years old)

Mar 22nd 2017
Hi all.

Anyone here has any experience applying for Replacement GC for child's GC and re entry permit?

1. Does the child has to be present for biometrics?
2. Can the application be done without the child's being present in the USA?

Accidental Voting by Legal Permanent Resident

Mar 21st 2017
What is happening is breaking my heart...My mother, who has been a US Citizen for the past forty years, sponsored her sister twenty-five years ago. After fifteen years of waiting, her sister (my aunt) arrived in the US.

My aunt spoke very little English (and I should mention is of below-average intelligence) and one day, in the library, a voting advocate approached her and asked her if she would like to vote. My aunt didn't understand but told her that she was a green-card-holder, not a...

Accidental Voting by Legal Permanent Resident

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