01-21-2004, 04:19 AM
i m a GC holder married now...how to get my spouse to US? how long does it takes? n can i aply for a rentry n stay on a dependant visa in the country where my spouse is?
You can file an I-130. It takes 5+ years, though, since there is a quota (this is family category 2A, see http://www.immihelp.com/greencard/visa-bulletin.jsp )
For a PR, any stay abroad has to be temporary in nature, with a clear ending date. While you can of course apply for a reentry permit (you have to be in the US to do so), there is no guarantee that you get it.
You also have to file US tax returns as resident, declaring your worldwide income.