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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa


Our story:

Met in Dublin, Ireland 11/2002 - fell in love

2003 - 2005 - spend time together during many vacations, visits, J1 visas and studying abroad

Our timeline:

10/04/2005 - filed K1 in VSC ... DAY 1

10/12/2005 - Check cashed, NOA1 online ... DAY 8

10/13/2005 - NOA2 online ... DAY 9

10/15/2005 - NOA1 via snail mail ... DAY 11

10/19/2005 - NOA2 via snail mail ... DAY 15

10/21/2005 - Letter from NVC saying petition on the way to Dublin Embassy ... DAY 17

11/17/2005 - Medical in Dublin DAY 44

11/22/2005 Interview and Visa in Hand!!! DAY 49

Love you Chris

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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa

Do you have a conditional green card?


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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa

you should apply for a re-entry permit (form I-131) - this will allow you to stay out of the country for up to 2 years while keeping your GC. However, if you have a conditional GC you will still have to remove conditions.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa

you should apply for a re-entry permit (form I-131) - this will allow you to stay out of the country for up to 2 years while keeping your GC. However, if you have a conditional GC you will still have to remove conditions.

Thanks very much for the info...I do have a conditional green card. We are in the UK already so I hope I can still apply to remove the conditions and for the reentry


Our story:

Met in Dublin, Ireland 11/2002 - fell in love

2003 - 2005 - spend time together during many vacations, visits, J1 visas and studying abroad

Our timeline:

10/04/2005 - filed K1 in VSC ... DAY 1

10/12/2005 - Check cashed, NOA1 online ... DAY 8

10/13/2005 - NOA2 online ... DAY 9

10/15/2005 - NOA1 via snail mail ... DAY 11

10/19/2005 - NOA2 via snail mail ... DAY 15

10/21/2005 - Letter from NVC saying petition on the way to Dublin Embassy ... DAY 17

11/17/2005 - Medical in Dublin DAY 44

11/22/2005 Interview and Visa in Hand!!! DAY 49

Love you Chris

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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa

you should apply for a re-entry permit (form I-131) - this will allow you to stay out of the country for up to 2 years while keeping your GC. However, if you have a conditional GC you will still have to remove conditions.

Thanks very much for the info...I do have a conditional green card. We are in the UK already so I hope I can still apply to remove the conditions and for the reentry

You can apply to remove conditions from overseas, but you will have to be prepared to return to the US for an interview if called. Read up on preserving residency and re-entry permits. An absence from the country for 2-3 years could pose a problem, otherwise.

http://www.hooyou.com/i-485/MaintainlegalPRS.html


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Isn't it ok if you just return to the US for a visit once every 6 months?

this could work but it could also go wrong. You have to show that you have not abandoned your residence in the US. Just returning for a visit every 6 month could look suspicious. Having the re-entry permit would help with proving that you have not intended to abandon your residence but are just temporarily out of the country.

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Isn't it ok if you just return to the US for a visit once every 6 months?

this could work but it could also go wrong. You have to show that you have not abandoned your residence in the US. Just returning for a visit every 6 month could look suspicious. Having the re-entry permit would help with proving that you have not intended to abandon your residence but are just temporarily out of the country.

I kept my permanent residence in the UK alive by doing this. I was living/working in the US while my fiance was still living in the UK. When I went back to visit the UK, they would always ask - are you still resident here. I always said yes and we still had our house here. I never had any problem - because in the UK at least, they never really know how long you have been gone. They just know when you enter, you could've been gone for 2 days or 2 months.


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Isn't it ok if you just return to the US for a visit once every 6 months?

this could work but it could also go wrong. You have to show that you have not abandoned your residence in the US. Just returning for a visit every 6 month could look suspicious. Having the re-entry permit would help with proving that you have not intended to abandon your residence but are just temporarily out of the country.

I kept my permanent residence in the UK alive by doing this. I was living/working in the US while my fiance was still living in the UK. When I went back to visit the UK, they would always ask - are you still resident here. I always said yes and we still had our house here. I never had any problem - because in the UK at least, they never really know how long you have been gone. They just know when you enter, you could've been gone for 2 days or 2 months.

What works in the UK may not work with the US.


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What works in the UK may not work with the US.

Fully aware of that - just sharing an experience.


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Hi Everyone,

I was hoping that someone might know the answer to this... my husband (American) has been transferred to the UK with his company for 2-3 years. We will definitely return to the US after the assignment. Does anyone know if I need to notify the USCIS? I would like the process to continue and keep the Greencard for our return. Thanks in advance for your help!

Melissa

re-entry permits aren't too difficult. i'm an immigration paralegal, so i've filed a few of them.

what you'll need:

a copy of form I-131

Current US address

Color copy of biographic page of your passport

Current re-entry permit, if applicable

Color copy of green card

and since you're accompanying your husband on a work assignment, it's helpful to get a letter from his employer stating his job duties and the fact that the assignment is temporary.

you must file the re-entry permit while you are INSIDE THE US! but you don't have to stay here until it's approved - it can be mailed to you abroad.

hope this helps!

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