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International Travel as a Permanent Resident

1. What documents do I need to travel outside the United States?
2. What documents do I need to present to reenter the United States?
3. Does travel outside the United States affect my permanent resident status?
4. What if my trip abroad will last longer than 1 year?
5. What if I lose my green card or reentry permit or it is stolen or destroyed while I am temporarily traveling outside of the United States?

1. In general, you will need to present a passport from your country of citizenship or your refugee travel document to travel to a foreign country.  In addition, the foreign country may have additional entry/exit requirements (such as a visa).  For information on foreign entry and exit requirements, see the D

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Does bad credit or private loans/litigation affect immigration?

I am UK citizen and had withdrawn a bank loan when I was in UK, which I did not pay back. I am on bad credit in UK. Currently I am working in USA for more than 2 years and my current employer in USA is ready to sponsor Green Card for me. My current USA employer does not know about my bad credit in UK. My Question is: During background and security check for green card process, will this loan effect my GC? Does the GC background and security check process includes financial unpaid loans/bad credits in other countries as well?

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Porting Green Card To A Self-Owned Company Under AC21 Portability

I am considering working contract jobs while employed by a self-owned company. I am on GC-Ead (pending AOS). Considering the mandatory filing of supplement J forms in case of job change. Is there potential for rejection? Considering that it will be a brand new company and no turnover at the time of filing supplement J.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday 2 November 2017:

-H1B Amendment Approved without I-94 attached

-Changing from Non-Profit (Cap-Exempt) H1 to Profit (Cap-Subject) H1 and GC filing

- Family based second category GC (F2A)

- Transfer J-1 Visa

- H1 and H4 Extension approvals

- Upgrading H-1 B to premium processing

Transfer from H-1 (with I-140 approved) to H-4 EAD

I have approved I-140 with company A and my wife has her I-140 approved or over 2 years. I'm planning to move to H4 EAD. Can I file for H4 and H4 EAD concurrently? What would happen to my earlier I-140 and also to the GC process if I am on H4?

You can most definitely file H-4 and EAD together. Your green card process can continue even though you have changed your status.

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USCIS Launches Mobile Form for Replacing Green Card

Lawful permanent residents who file the online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, without assistance from an attorney or accredited representative, can now file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. The redesign of the online Form I-90 also allows lawful permanent residents to navigate the site more easily, making the process of renewing or replacing Green Cards more convenient.

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