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arrowAbandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status
February 12, 2016, 4:39 am Last comment by Boiler
Widsy97



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Hello all,

 

Can't believe I'm back. But you never know what life will bring I suppose...

I am a current Green Card Holder (US Permanent Resident), and Irish citizen.

 
From 2012-2015 I lived and worked in the US, legally (entered on a K-1 fiancée visa, conditional perm resident, perm resident).
 
I had a conditional green card (through marriage), which in turn became a 10-year green card.
 
Due to work commitments I returned to Ireland in August 2015.
My wife (US Citizen) also resides here.
 
My question/concern is; I never want to jeopardize my chances of returning to live and work in the US with my wife. However, I'm not sure when/if this will happen due to my current work commitments.
 
I have read that if I do not take action to notify the relevant authorities that I no longer reside in the US, my Green Card will be revoked and I will never be able to get one again.
 
This seems EXTREME.
Is this correct?
What actions can I take to ensure this does not happen?
 
Any advice appreciated!


 
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arrowCourt Order Name Change - Green Card and Passport Query
February 8, 2016, 4:52 pm Last comment by trekkypj
trekkypj



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Hi folks.

 

I have a slightly unusual question about travel with different names on GC/Passport.

 

I got AOS through K visa and some time after my wife and I got married we decided to both change our surname.

 

When we married we opted not to change names until we could figure out how best to do this. Eventually (after some snafus with the DMV) my wife and I went to the District Court to get a court order to change our names. We got the name changed with Social Security and with the DMV.

 

I plan on travelling next year to Ireland to visit relatives. My passport is in my old name and not due to expire until 2021 - and I plan to apply for citizenship in 2018 once I meet the residency requirements. 

 

I am planning on changing the name on my Green Card and wondering if I have to change it on my passport also or if it can wait a bit. From what I can find out, Irish passport requirements include 2 pieces of evidence of minimum 2 year usage of new name.

 

My understanding is that:

 

  • you travel and book flights using the old passport name when going abroad;
  • if there is a different name (new last name) on the green card, when you get back to the U.S. you present the green card, passport, plus an official document explaining the name change. (in my case, certified copy of original court order).

Am I correct in this? Or am I totally wrong?

Reassurance and advice would be welcome.

 



 
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arrowTo Apply for ITIN or not?
February 8, 2016, 3:40 pm Last comment by MariaR323
Marie & Tom



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Hey everyone!

 

I've been getting ready to file my taxes for 2015 and am getting a little confused about the ITIN for my husband.

 

My husband did not work at all in 2015 while he was living in Ireland or while he's been here in the states. We were planning to file as Married Filing Jointly. He does not have his SSN.

 

Since he has no work history for 2015, and he's only being included as he's my husband, do we need to file for an ITIN with our taxes, or can I file without it? (Trying to get it ASAP as we really need the money, but I know ITIN takes up to 12 weeks or more).

 

Thanks! And sorry if it's been asked already!



 
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arrowNo court records exist
February 6, 2016, 11:15 am Last comment by rosco74
rosco74

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Hello,

 

I'm new here and am looking for help please.

 

My USC wife and I have decided to mover from Ireland to FL.

 

I have a record from my teens so decided it better to apply from here rather than travel over and try to AOS, and maybe risk deportation.

 

I got my police certificate, which DOES show the offenses, so I went to the court to ask for the records as stated on the US embassy site.

 

After some time the court clerk told me that they have NO records of cases from 25years ago, and the best they can do is tell the embassy to phone them to confirm this.

 

Has anyone been in this position and what happened???

 

We're going to mail off the i-130 and g-325a with the fees, to Chicago dropbox in the next few days so will be some time before I get to interview stage yet, but would just like to be prepared.

 

 



 
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arrowChecklist new i864ez
February 4, 2016, 7:48 am Last comment by Jawaree
PaddyGirl13

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We received a checklist as I (stupidly) used an out of date I864ez form. I found out I had a checklist by calling. yesterday we sent in a new I864ez using the aos Barcode.
This morning I received the checklist email (faster that I expected) saying we need to send a new I864ez, but in a the next paragraph it said if sending a new form to resubmit the supporting documents.

I sent the form without copies of the tax information as I didn't know they would ask for that again...there was only the issue with the form. Should I resend the forms with the supporting tax info? I swear my hair has gone greyer in this process. Serves me right for trying to stay ahead ha!


 
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