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    Unexpired re-entry permit, traveling back to US, applying for second re-entry permit

    Apologies for creating a new thread for similar topic. I thought it might be better to keep them separate. No worries though, thanks for your moderation efforts!
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    Unexpired re-entry permit, traveling back to US, applying for second re-entry permit

    I know the thread title is ambitious but so it begins. Apparently one can apply for as many re-rentry permits (REP) as one wants. There's no legal upper limit except the duration of validity would go down from 2 years to 1 year if one lives for 4 or more years since receiving LPR status or in...
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    Maintaining LPR status by traveling to US every six months

    I understand the "normal" sequence of events for an adult who has kids, actually works in the US and plans to settle here. For older parents, it's somewhat tricky in that they may not necessarily want to spend as much time as possible in US. They would prefer to spend just enough time as needed...
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    Is an LPR required to inform USCIS of change of address?

    Pretty much the title! If it's required, what if the LP didn't inform USICS of the change of address, can they do it now? What if the LP is outside the US? Can this be done online?
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    Unexpired re-entry permit, traveling back to US, applying for second re-entry permit

    Thank you for your reply! I hear ya! but sometimes life happens and in this case, that's what happened. Anyway, so if one were to apply for REP back to back so to speak, it doesn't necessarily matter how long LPR stays in the US? Also it looks like one should open a bank account while they are...
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    Maintaining LPR status by traveling to US every six months

    Thank you for your reply! It's kinda straight forward for someone who actually moves here. But I'm curious to know what's really needed for someone who would be travelling and staying in the US as little as possible but still be able to maintain LPR status? Is it more time spent in US every year...
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    Maintaining LPR status by traveling to US every six months

    Hello folks, Can you please share your thoughts on this? LPR travels to US from overseas and stays here in US for say 6 months or longer. I have heard from others who do this and consider this a "safe" way to still maintain LPR status. I'm asking this in order to learn what's the reality and...
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    Unexpired re-entry permit, traveling back to US, applying for second re-entry permit

    Thank you SusieQQQ! for your reply, much appreciated! Sounds good! So looks like it's not an issue given that he'll be returning to a new state where he doesn't have his "own" strong ties but I suppose having his son's home is good enough reason. So maybe get a one-way ticket? Wondering how...
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    Unexpired re-entry permit, traveling back to US, applying for second re-entry permit

    Hello folks, Hope you are doing well and staying safe. I'm hoping you can help me understand and plan the travel for my father in law who received his green card about 2 years ago. Situation: Father in law sponsored by US citizen son. He received his green card when he traveled to USA...
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    Greencard holder

    Father in law got immigrant visa and travelled to US in early 2019. Stayed for couple months, had to go back to old country. He was approved for re-entry permit valid for two years before he left US to take care of affairs overseas. He is retired and makes about $10,000 per year from his pension...
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    Spouse wants to change her name...

    Step 1 complete, would you please share more details about the rest as they relate to Pak.? Like Nikkah Nama..I never thought it can be updated with new name after the fact? How about birth certificate that was issued from Pak...it all looks daunting.
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    Spouse wants to change her name...

    Have received the court order of name change. Will be starting the various documents in US. Have no idea how to go about doing it in Pakistan? Do we need a new name change court order from a court in Pakistan? Will the US court order suffice? Do we even need to change the name in any documents...
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    Name Change done through court in US, what next?

    Got name changed as a US citizen through normal name change process (NOT as part of Naturalization or through marriage). I understand the process and places in US that need to be notified but have no idea what to do with the old country. In US: 1. Get a new social security card 2. Get a new...
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    Immigrant parent and filing taxes - scenarios?

    Hello folks, Immigrant parent landed in US in Feb. 2019, should they file taxes since they were not an immigrant in 2018 since they never set foot in US? Their immigrant visa was issued in 2018 but their first travel to US on that visa occurred in Feb. 2019. A related question, what if parent...
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    Old parent coming to US on Immigrant Visa.. Educate me on the process and what to do?

    Yeah they already got the Immigrant Visa and have to travel before its expiry. Thinking that make the first entry...do all the paperwork, establish their presence in the sense that get the SSN, DL, Bank Account going and then at some point maybe apply for re entry permit to buy some time for...
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    Old parent coming to US on Immigrant Visa.. Educate me on the process and what to do?

    Scary stuff in the pipeline should it pass!! Are you suggesting that on each entry regardless of the length of absence, one could be subject to such questions if they fall in that age bracket? That would be rough.. I know the rule hasn't passed yet but you never know and when it does. The...
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    Old parent coming to US on Immigrant Visa.. Educate me on the process and what to do?

    Probably every year as the parent has other adult children who are dependent on his presence etc so would need to figure out a time period every year that he can be out of US for certain period of time..trying to figure out what's the safe period and what needs to be in place in terms of proof...
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    Old parent coming to US on Immigrant Visa.. Educate me on the process and what to do?

    This topic may have been discussed elsewhere so please link to threads or websites if you know of any. The subject is how to maintain permanent residency status for situations where one needs to travel overseas and stay for few months or more for family reasons and not employment reasons. The...
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    Old parent coming to US on Immigrant Visa.. Educate me on the process and what to do?

    Why would/should I claim them as dependent on my tax return? Serious question. So if a parent lives with their sponsor/adult son/daughter and receives pension from overseas job, could they still be considered dependent for tax purposes? I know that they are supposed to file taxes, so will their...
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    Spouse wants to change her name...

    I wouldn't want to go through the hassle of updating each and every document that bears the old name unless it's absolutely critical and can't be remedied by showing/attaching the court order. So I understand that passport should bear the new name and it's a well defined process but getting a...
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