Just an FYI for those applying for a new or corrected SS card to avoid any delays and an unnecessary second trip to your local SSA:
Bring the paper that your card ( EAD or GC ) was attached to because aside from the A-number they will also need the card number written on it ( the paper ). Also, avoid going the first and last day of the month and if you can make an appointment or go to your local SSA before they open, do so! The wait times are crazy. If not, bring a good book to read or make sure your CP’s are fully charged.
Different last name on Permanent Resident Card and Passport
I am making my first international trip after receiving my Permanent Resident card on which I have my married name. But my passport has my maiden name. I am confused about which name to use while booking my plane tickets.
Did anyone face the same experience? Please do share your thoughts!
My condition card expires in may .i think i have to file in January.
i have 4 questions
i recently got speeding ticket will that affect my green card process as in breaking law?
apartment we live in was sold to other landlords and they dont have copies of our lease how should i prove that we have lease ?
I see a-lot of people have health insurance ,we dont have that will that be a problem
I have finally received my GC under EB2 Category in this October. I have been working as an IT consultant with my sponsoring employer for 2 years.
Now, i have received a FT job offer from a big company. They want me to join in Jan, 2019. If I accept this offer, i am leaving the sponsoring employer within 3 months of receiving GC.
I know that 6 month is recommended time to stick with sponsoring employer after GC approved. Did anybody here have an experience to leave the employer in 2-3 months after gc? Did it really cause any trouble?
Please share your knowledge/experience on this matter and help me to make the right decision,
hey guys i need some help m marriage base condational green card holder my green card will expire april in 2019 ) so how to remove condation m in seattle washignton ) and how long this pocess takes nd how early you have to apply i had lawyer for my ist green card now m confused do i need again lawyer or should i apply by my self whats possible documents i need to be prepared thank you guys
I was granted my green card (based on marriage to a U.S. marriage) in June 2017. I understand that I need to apply for the removal of conditions on my green card before June 2019. My marriage is not going that well and we have been to a marriage counselor 3 times in the past 3 months or so. We got married after 2 years of dating so it has been more than 4 years since my wife and I met. The marriage was bona fide and can prove this in multiple ways. Now, my question is really about the process of going through this on my own, without having to depend on a joint application to get my permanent card renewed. Has anyone here gone through that process or is going through that process? How long does it take immigration to determine if they want to renew your green card? what are the chances of getting a positive outcome? Do I get some sort of temporary while my application is pending? Please share your experience. It is already too hard having to deal with an unhappy marriage and now having to deal with yet more immigration paperwork and uncertainty. Thank You.
I would like to share my journey to all of you. I first filed my I-485 adjustments of status November 2016. I finally received a mail notice about the interview. We had our interview over at the Houston Field Office July 30, 2018. The lady was very nice she asked us where we met, how it happened & stuff. Then she told us that this is only going to be a 2 year temporary green card. Which I completely understand because everybody goes through that first then we will just have to renew for 10 yrs. Then she asked for supporting documents so I we handed her our deeds of the house since we just bought a house last March, life insurance, house insurance, car insurance, bills, health insurance, photos. My husband is in the military I think that gave us bonus points and they see were very serious because everything is both on our name. Anyhow, fast forward 2 months later I received my greencard in the mail and I was so shocked it says on mine Issue date: 9/24/18 Expires: 9/24/28. I cannot believe the fact that they gave me 10 YEARS!!!! I couldn’t be more happier and thankful. PS. This is my first time filing for greencard. Goodluck everyone! I hope everybody got lucky as well!
4 months ago a friends son (4year old). Came to the USA with his father.
She wants to know how or what procedure she must take to have his son back in dominican republic at least for two years after he got his residence or if she has to wait a certain amount of time to be able to do this so her son wont loose the status and can be with her in the DR. Is it expensive to do this?
First off, I want to thank everyone for sharing their experiences on the forum. It really helps! I have also written a lot about my experiences recently in the forum titled "Adjustment of Status - I-485 Experience".
I wanted to ask about quitting job after green card for my wife. I am a green card holder through employment since 2013. We got married in 2014 and filed for spouse-sponsored green card for my wife in 2015. We had our interview in Oct 2017 and just last week my wife received her 10year green card in the mail. We were very happy and relieved.
I had a terrible 2017 with my father passing away and had to go back and forth to my hometown to take care of my mother. In the process I am exhausted mentally and also the job is now uninteresting to me. However, since I knew I had to employed to show sponsorship for my wife green card (lawyers suggested I remain employed even though my wife had a full time job and could support both of us). I dragged on with the job till my wife got her green card in her hands.
My question is: now that she has her green card, could I quit my job? I just plan to stay at home for a while and do nothing. Clear my head and also take care of my health which suffered in 2017 and also visit my mother more often. My wife is full time employed and can support both of us so that is not a problem. I am only worried if me quitting can hamper or endanger my wife's green card status in any way. I am planning to quit in Jan 2018. We were very patient and worked hard throughout 2017 and I don't want that to go to waste. It would be great if someone can share their thoughts and/or similar experiences.
Again, cannot thank the forum enough for sharing all their experiences and suggestions!!! I wish everyone all the luck in their journey and hope they come out with a smile :-).
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