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Can a green card holder get a divorce and still be a permanent resident after 6 years of marriage?
Is everyone who is a permanent resident alien forced to become a US citizen and what are the advantages of being a US citizen versus staying a green card holder?
Answer No, you can remain a green card holder as long as you want. At present there do not seem to be a lot of advantages in becoming a citizen other than …being able to vote, but there always remains the possibility that laws could be changed such that green card holders may not be eligible for certain federal assistance programs. For example, you might want to think about what would happen if you lost your job. Would you be eligible for full federal disability programs if you were not a US citizen. If your own country does not require you to give up citizenship when you take up US citizenship, you may find that you could have dual citizenship and have nothing to lose by becoming a US citizen. Green card members may not have to pay the 7.5% FICA tax which pays for social security benefits. Therefore, you wouldn't be eligible for the benefits. As a US citizen, you would pay the tax and after accumulating a certain number of points, you become eligible for full retirement benefits and medicare insurance at the age of 65, as well as disability insurance. You employer also pays 7.5% FICA tax. -DJ Craig Answer No one is forced to become a citizen, although citizenship status gives security to the person that a H-1B or H-2B visa does not. A U.S. citizen cannot be deported, however a permanent resident can be. A citizen has all the rights granted under the U.S. Constitution, a "PR" rights can be subjected to definition as outlined by USCIS regulations. A citizen can campaign and hold certain political offices, can own business that a "PR" would not be able to own, and so forth. There are many advantages to being a citizen of the U.S., the right to vote is obviously an important one, but definitely not the only one.
Answer Yes, entering into a fraudulent marriage with the purpose of a foreign national to obtain permanent residency or citizenship is a federal felony. If… the persons involved are charged and found guilty they can be sentenced up to five years in a federal facility and a maximum $250,000 fine to all participants. If convicted the foreign national will be deported after serving the mandated sentence and permanently barred from entering the U.S.
What if your spouse wants a bifurcation to speed up divorce You are a green card holder set to expire soon Gained green card through marriage to US citizen How will bifurcation affect green card renew?
Answer if the green card is conditional - yes, it will. in order to remove the condition and become a permanent resident, you have to be married to the same pers…on who you got the conditional residence through. if you are divorced at the review time, you'll be ordered t leave the country. hire an attorney to oppose bifurcation, most likely you will be able to avoid it. another option: report domestic violence. if you can prove it - you most likely will get citizenship. permanent green card will be just renewed, no regards to marital status. good luck :)
Yes, a permanent resident can become a notary public.
Yes, "green card" is the slang term, "permanent residency card" is the official name.
green card is officially known as "Permanent Rsident Card" or Form I-551. Green Card holders are officiallu referd as lawfull permanent resident (LPR) they are the same
No. It will take many years. Spouses of greencard-holders do not automatically have a visa number available. They have to be put on a waiting list.
Outside Canada Foreign government authorities may require the production of a PR Card in some circumstances: Canadian permanent residents require a PR Card, unless t…he person's passport in itself is sufficient for exemption. A Canadian PR Card holder, in general may travel visa-free to the following countries: Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica,the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Korea and the Turks & Caicos Islands. A PR Card is the easiest way for any Canadian permanent resident applying to any foreign government for a tourist visa to prove his or her status in Canada. Provided, that the individual fulfills certain conditions, it is usually easier for a Canadian PR card holder to get a tourist visa to most countries, where the individual's original passport/country of citizenship may not provide direct visa free entry and/or may require strict visa entry criteria to a designated country.
Can green card holders get a divorce in California if you got married in India and became permanent residents last year?
Answer Yes,the green card holders can get a divorce even if they are married in India. The only requirement is you should be resident of the same count…y for the last 6 months. You do not even have to be a green card holder for this purpose. However this divorce may not be a accepted by the courts in India and you may have to get it validated again in India. Hope it helps. Answer I LEAVE IN USA LAST 4YEARS WE CAME WITH LEGAL IMMIGRANT WE HAVE INDIAN PASS PORT WE MARRIDGE IN INDIA NOW MY HUSBAND LAST 1 MONTH SEPARAT LEAVING WITH ME AND HE TOLD ME I AM NOT LEAVE WITH YOU GIVE ME DIVORCE SO WHAT CAN I DO PLEASE GIVE ME ADVISE
Answer Sure you can, although there are certain jobs with defense contractors like Lockheed (or much smaller companies of course) for which you need a security c…learance. You can't get one of those without being a citizen, but that's the only restriction. Phil
If an illegal alien who has an expired tourist visa gets married to a Green Card holder will it still allow the illegal alien to apply for residency?
Yes. This question has been answered several times here. Please see related questions below for more information.
No You can only divorce from your marriage in the US if so. To divorce from a marriage in Brazil, even though you are legal citizens in the US, you must do it in …Brazil. Go to a consulate or embassy for more information.
Yes of course . Yes of course, being a resident alien doesn't stop you from divorcing him. There are lawyers out there that will charge you approximately $20 for half hour… consultation, depnding on your state, to clarify what needs to be done. If you are working and self sufficient it should not affact your status either. do check with your local court of law for more information as well - they cannot answer legal questions most often but they should have a library which will give you information and direction. Before going through a divorce however, do try talking to each other or counselling.
It depends on how long they were married. Generally if it was less than 2 years then no.
Can you still renew your green card after it expires for 6 years and you are not currently living in us?
Yes you can, but you have to go where the U.S ambassador works in your country and there you can renew your green card
It looks like the alien who is on conditional status wants to know how to upgrade to permanent resident status after divorce. 90 days before the conditional status expires y…ou are supposed to file the Form I-751. Since you can't jointly file you need to apply with a request that the joint filing requirement be waived. Also when you file late you may but with a written explanation and request excuse from USCIS. Make sure you have copy of the divorce decree also along with the Form.