How long can I stay out of the US without losing my Green Card?

 Once you have your Green Card, you should not stay out of the United States for more than six months at a time because you may interrupt your continuous presence in this country.  You will interrupt your continuous presence in this country if you stay out of the United States for more than one year at a […]

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How can I sponsor my spouse, children or parents as a Green Card holder?

 You are an immediate relative if you are sponsoring your parent, your spouse, or your child.  They are eligible to change status if they have entered the United States legally and you can demonstrate the means to support your family over the poverty level, even if they have stayed here illegally for numerous years. They would file for […]

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How can I apply for my children, if I have a Green Card?

If your children are here illegally, they probably won’t be able to get a Green Card.  If your children are living abroad and you have a Green Card, you can file an I-130 petition and they can come to the United States.  US Immigration allows a certain number of people to come into the United States […]

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Can I include my spouse on my Green Card application?

In the employment-based category, your spouse generally can apply for a Green Card with you, presuming that your spouse is in the United States and in legal status. In family-based categories, your spouse can come along with you as a derivative of your Green Card application.  In those cases, the principal, meaning you, is eligible for a […]

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What are the requirements to file an Adjustment of Status, if I am married to US citizen?

 Based on marriage, you need to show that you have legally entered the United States, the beneficiary, or the person has been covered under INA-245-I, meaning that they either filed a labor certification or some type of family-based petition before April 30, 2001.  You are going to have to demonstrate it is a real marriage.  The beneficiary, […]

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