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Stay outside the US on a green card
As a green card holder, how long can you stay outside the US in a given year- is it 6 months out of the 12 months in a year, or 6 months at a time (which could amount to more than 6 months total in the year)? Thank you for any responses.
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Update on my I-751; APPROVED !!!.... BOSTON OFFICE
Below is my timeline :
July 7, 2021 New Card Is Being Produced
June 3, 2021 We scheduled an interview for your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
June 1, 2021 We are ready to schedule your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, for an interview.
December 17, 2020 We transferred your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to another USCIS office that now has jurisdiction over your case.
December 16, 2020 Your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, was transferred to another office for processing.
July 14, 2020 The fingerprints relating to your Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, were taken.
June 24, 2020 We received your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
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Have any one experience of going for a interview and was not interviewed by any immigration officer and was sent home? What had happen after if you had this experience before?
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Due to COVID 19 Pandemic cannot go back to USA from vacation since Jan 2020
My wife & I are Filipino citizens with green card who went on vacation to Manila, Philippines last Jan 2020 & planned to go back to the US in May. Due to the PANDEMIC our children, my daughter who is an American citizen & practicing doctor and another daughter Doctor practicing in the Philippines advised that we should stay in MANILA for our protection because we are now both senior and prone to COVID 19 virus infection. What shall we do so that we will not lost our green card and stay in Manila until it's safe to travel & go back to the US. Would appreciate any comments or advise Thank you very much
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Birth certificate for green card interview
l am naturalized Japanese citizen. I have my interview for green card in few weeks. The interview letter mentioned to bring my birth certificate. Since l naturalized l don’t have birth certificate any more but l have Japanese family registration with me that’s what we use in Japan for any kind of process. Is anyone know that it would be ok to bring translated my Japanese family registration?

I need help, please if anyone know let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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My case was received 01/30/2019
Biometric 11/08/2019
Last update case transferred to another office on March 2020. Does anyone know what this means please? My 18 months extension is about to expire and I can’t find my passport and expired conditional green card (I believe my ex husband took them during divorce process— he was just really mean). Anyway, does anyone know what case transferred to another office mean? And I’m a college student, can I still go to college and work if my extension expires. I don’t have a passport to get the stamp on— with everything closed I can’t get another one. And my home country embassy sucks anyway. Any advice will be appreciated please
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Removal Proceeding
Hi All,

Please see below timeline -

LPR Since - 09/29/2018
Travelled outside US without re-entry permit from 11/04/2018 until 07/29/2019
Admitted back to US on 20/07/2019 without any questioning
Travelled outside US without re-entry permit again from 07/25/2019 until 07/29/2019
Admitted back to US on 29/07/2019 (with stamp "I-131 travel document advised)
Travelled outside US without re-entry permit again due to family emergency from 08/04/2019 until present

Since our family emergency issue has now been resolved me and my spouse (who is US citizen) are planning to go back to US in Feb 2020.

When I last entered US on 29/07/2019, I was told by the CBP officer to get re-entry permit or get SB-1 Visa before coming back to US next time however, due to family emergency we had to depart US immediately on 04/08/2019 so I couldn't get re-entry permit and this month when I applied for returning resident visa (SB-1) I was informed by the consulate that I'm not eligible for this visa as I have not been outside US for more than 12 months.

Can anyone please advise based on their personal experience if I can go back to US next month without obtaining SB-1 Visa or not ?

Someone please help me!!!!

Thank you in advance!
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Removal of conditions
If you are filing as an individual because you and/or your conditional resident child were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, submit:
1. Evidence of the abuse, such as copies of reports or official records issued by police, courts, medical personnel, school officials, clergy, social workers, and other social service agency personnel. You may also submit any legal documents relating to an order of protection against the abuser or relating to any legal steps you may have taken to end the abuse. You may also submit evidence that you sought safe haven in a shelter for the abused or similar refuge, as well as photographs evidencing your injuries; and
2. A copy of your divorce decree, if your marriage was terminated by divorce on grounds of physical abuse or extreme
Pls can some one explain the first sentence to me I wanna remove my condition but I can't have my abusive spouse sign d divorce documents because of a no contact order against her.. Can I remove my condition without a divorce?? I have all paper work for d police n d court.. pls I need u guys response
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Ex left her Green Card
So, I was married through a K-1 Visa. I am the American Citizen, and my wife left the country 2 years ago without letting us know. She had been here for 2 years, and had her green card for less than a year. Right before she left, for some reason, she gave her green card to her aunt, who we were living with at the time. When we discovered she had abandoned the marriage, I found a place and moved out. When I moved out, her aunt gave me the green card, and I placed it in my car. It stayed in there for 2 years in the glove compartment. Randomly over the two year period of me trying to track her down for the divorce, and me trying to move on with my life, she would message me over Facebook and ask for the green card. Each time she would ask she would give a different reason why she wanted it. I naturally didn't want to give it back to her because I didn't want to be a party to allowing someone who had given up their quest for a life in America to re-enter the US illegally. I know that I should have sent the card to immigration, but the investigator on my file didn't give me a clear idea of what I should have done with it, so I just held on to it.

Now, she somehow got an attorney here in America, and they have filed a criminal complaint stating that I stole the green card and refused to give it back to her. This is stressing me out, because I don't believe I did anything wrong.

The kicker here is that my car was totaled in December of 2015, and the card was still inside when it happened. Through miscommunication with the insurance and the wrecking yard that had the car, I only got a single box of effects back, and the card was not in there. They then sold the car and destroyed all the documents inside it to protect from identity theft. I don't know if my case is unique or not, but I am worried because I am just starting a career and that all would be ruined if I got convicted of theft.

Someone please help.
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Sb-1 Visa (Returning Resident Visa)
Dear All,

My name is David and I recently went through the Sb-1 visa process and I found out today that I was approved for the SB-1 visa and I should receive it in the next few days. I thought I should share my experiences of the visa to those who really need it. Seeing as when I was applying there was hardly any descriptions of the experience.

I filed a DS-117 application at the London Embassy at the end of June 2015 along with the credit card payment form. They debited my account around a week after. I didn't receive any notification of an interview until mid July 2015. It had been scheduled for early August 2015. This interview was for the determination of returning resident status. I attended the interview and they asked me for my reasons for a protracted stay outside the US. My mother was medically incapacitated and as I was a minor at the time I couldn't have saved my LPR status. However be warned if your consular officer doesn't sympathize with your case there is a possibility that you could be rejected regardless of how compelling your reason is.

After I was approved in my first interview I received a letter saying my returning resident status was valid for six months, I also received my case number, thus allowing me to apply for an immigrant visa. I used the case number to fill in my DS-260 and I scheduled medical interview. All this happened in mid August. As I had to attend university in the US by the end of August I asked if my process could be expedited. Luckily the embassy allowed for my interview to occur a week before my registration thus making it possible for me to make the registration.

I then attended my second immigrant visa interview, this interview is easier than the first interview, the consular officer took my documents and then approved my application. Be warned when submitting your civil documents for the SB-1 visa as you have filed with the London embassy you do not need to submitted any copies to the NVC. After that you should have an SB-1 visa.

I would like to thank all the consular officers at the London Embassy who took time with my application and reviewed it efficiently and perfectly. Unlike some of the posts I have read about this visa, I found my experience to be a complex but well organised.

David Malik.
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