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    Best way to extend/get Visa beyound 6 month? Mother-in-law

    Hi, Imagine mother-in-law is senior citizen (70 year). Her US Visa is valid till Nov 2011. She got visa for 6 months at port of entry in the US. Is it realistic expect to get extension for her if I apply for extension while she in the US? Or, sometimes I hear people they go to...
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    Chances for my wife get citizenship after this scenario

    Myself and my wife got greencard on 11/1/2006. Imagine that I stay working in the US till citizenship is completed (I guess end of 2011). Then my wife departs with my son (he is American citizen) on Dec 2010 (about 7 months before applying for citizenship). Let's say my wife comes to the...
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    Question on naturalization for consultants which are traveling

    Folks, If one gets a job position for an American company and needs to travel back and forth from US to Latin America (let's say every 2 months you are in the US for 2 weeks then travel again) in that case do you need to bother and apply for N-470 to preserve residence for naturalization? if...
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    Question on reentry permit

    After getting the greencard, one lives in the US for 4 years. Then apply and get the "reentry permit" for 2 years. Let's say the individual returns to the US after 2 years. Should the individual wait one more year then become eligible to apply for citizenship (total of 5 year) or the time is...
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    Processing time N-400 for Seattle

    Greetings, 1. Once one submits paperwork for citizenship, how long does it take to get processed these days (Seattle)? 2. Typically do you need to go physically to the USCIS local office for interviews, or the whole thing is done via mail?
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    People with experience on N-470, please help

    Guys, can you please confirm this nuance about N-470: If you apply and receive offer from American company in country of origin, then American company branch issues letter stating that you are developing business, etc for company in South America, blah, blah, is that what USCIS normally needs...
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    Anyone has seen or can show a sample N-470?

    Anyone has ever seen a valid N-470 letter/affidavit? I am about to apply for a position with an American company branch in country of origin and I would like to see how the N-470 letter/affidavit looks like.
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    Please confirm I could likely be OK to get citizenship in 5 years

    . Myself and wife got greencard 3 years ago. We've lived here in the US 100% physically in the US all the time for 3 years after greencard, I am a homeowner, etc. 2. Let's say tomorrow I get a job in Fortune 50 American company with big branch in country of origin. Let's say I apply and get...
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    Social Security situation if one leaves early

    According to information from the Social Security Admin, I am eligible to receive $1,600/month if I stop working today and retire at 62. I have been in the US for 10 years. Imagine that I decide to go back to country of origin after getting the US citizenship. My country has no tax treaty...
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    How many % to lose greencard if out of the country > 3 years?

    I am greencard holder, 3 light years away from citizenship. Imagine I have to leave country to take care of my sick parents. Imagine since I settle in country of origin, I stay there let's say, for five years. I am aware that one can apply for extension of the status for 2 years, but let's...
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    Any practical possibility to 'self-sponsor' N470?

    Imagine I complete 3 years in GC in the US, never traveled outside extensively. My mother and mother-in-law are very sick back in country of origin and I feel terribly bad I can't be around to help them physically and emotionally as well. Wife feels the same way. Also H1B-GC wait thing made...
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    How about proposal to get citizenship in 4 years?

    I remembered that at certain stages, pro immigrant lobbysts managed to sneak redution from 5 years to 4 years for eligibility to apply for US citizenship (for GC employment based). Anyone heard if such proposal is still in the package to be sent to Obama this year? Reid and Pelosi are...
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    Once I submit citizenship app, do I need to stay here?

    Imagine one completes 4 years and 9 months with greencard. At that point I can submit application for citizenship. Do I need to stay in the US while my citizenship is processed? What happens if I submit the citizenship paperwork, then I quit my job in the US and go to my country of origin...
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    Would you do it again?

    Almost 2 years since I got the greencard, I have reflected in my whole experience in the US. For those out there who believe you might want more than 3 years waiting for the US permanent visa process, here are some thoughts, if anyone care to listen: a) If you have wife who cannot work here...
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    What's the status of proposed law:cut citiz. by 1 year?

    Guys, back to those dark days when we fought for the immigration laws for I-140/I-485 phase, a proposal included in the bill suggested the reduction for the citizenship requirement to 4 years instead of 5. Any news on this?
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    Question on working for American company on home country

    I will complete 5 years on greencard status in 3 years from now. My goal:once get the US citinzenship, go back to home country to spend time with aging parents. Question: a) If I get a job with an American company with offices in my home country now (imagine I apply for job in my home...
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    Upon applying for citizinship, how long does it take?

    If you live in the Pacific Northwest: Imagine 5 years have passed since you got the greencard. You apply for citizenship. How long does it take to receive and finalize the citizenship process? Somebody told me to prepare for 6 months to 1 year. Is that true? Greencard obtained through...
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    When can I apply for citizenship?

    In the past I heard that technically speaking one can apply for citizenship in less than five years. That said, if I got my greencard on November 11th, 2006 when can I apply for citizenship?
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    Consultancy job overseas, citizenship question

    Upon getting the greencard, imagine one lives and works consecutively in the US for two years. Then the individual gets consultancy jobs in the home country for 4 months there. Then you have to come to the US to work here for 3 months, take training in the US, etc and then go back to home...