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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Does anyone know if an Australian would need a visa from the American Consulate in Sydney if they had relinquished permanent residency but later wished to spend a month with their USC in the USA visiting family?

Would a visa waiver is still be an option? Obviously a return ticket would be purchased but if retired, I am not sure how one would prove ties to Australia.

Does anyone have any knowledge they can share

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2004 K-1 Visa Service Center : Texas Service Center Consulate : Sydney, Australia Sep 22: I-129F Sent Approved in 89 days. Apr 4: Interview took 194 days from filing. Apr 13: LAX POE Date Marriage 5 July 2005

2005 Adjustment of Status CIS Office Aug 5: Miami FL Date Filed Aug 12: NOA Date : 2005-08-12 Aug 17: chq cashed Bio. Appt. 2006 May 2: Interview Date June 6: Interview Cancelled T'fer to CSC May 26 2006 - June 10: Approval Date : 2006-6-10 July 21: Greencard Received

2006 July 21 06 GREENCARD

2008 I751 Application sent Mar 10: Texas Service Center Mar 14: Check cashed

April 17: Infopass at Miami for 1 year extension stamp in passport due to no NOA

April 22: Biometrics - took 15 minutes April 22/23: Touched both days but no changes

2009 Feb 04 10 Year GREENCARD

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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I am pretty sure you can still visit the USA if you have given up residency. You do not need a visa to come into America to visit for the first 3 months.


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01/12/07-I Fly to Australia

01/25/07-We Got Married!

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11/06/09- Mailed Petition Via USPS Certified Mail

11/09/09- Your item was delivered at 11:08 AM on November 9, 2009 in LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA 92677.

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11/12/09- Return Receipt Arrives in Mail

11/13/09- Touched

11/16/09- NOA Received

11/27/09- Received Appointment Letter

12/18/09- Biometrics

12/21/09- Touched

01/08/10- Card Production Ordered (E-Mail)

01/09/10- Touched

01/14/10- Greencard Received

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Is this for yourself? Since you've come so far already I would try and wait it out another year, then file for naturalization. Once you obtain your citizenship you're free to come and go as you please.


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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hmmm this ain't a poll, so mbc from General Polls to Asia: East and Pacific (Except China)


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
Timeline

Thanks for your help Charles, sorry I didnt think. I still dont think i have the hang of this board properly..... maybe I should read the help files!

I also have a problem with my timeline.... and I cant figure out what I have done wrong

Now back to the OP, yes it is for me, I wondered if the visa waiver is still applicable after being an immigrant, but cant seem to find a definitive answer. If it isnt then flying to Sydney everytime I want a visa would be a pia

thanks for the responses...

hmmm this ain't a poll, so mbc from General Polls to Asia: East and Pacific (Except China)

2004 K-1 Visa Service Center : Texas Service Center Consulate : Sydney, Australia Sep 22: I-129F Sent Approved in 89 days. Apr 4: Interview took 194 days from filing. Apr 13: LAX POE Date Marriage 5 July 2005

2005 Adjustment of Status CIS Office Aug 5: Miami FL Date Filed Aug 12: NOA Date : 2005-08-12 Aug 17: chq cashed Bio. Appt. 2006 May 2: Interview Date June 6: Interview Cancelled T'fer to CSC May 26 2006 - June 10: Approval Date : 2006-6-10 July 21: Greencard Received

2006 July 21 06 GREENCARD

2008 I751 Application sent Mar 10: Texas Service Center Mar 14: Check cashed

April 17: Infopass at Miami for 1 year extension stamp in passport due to no NOA

April 22: Biometrics - took 15 minutes April 22/23: Touched both days but no changes

2009 Feb 04 10 Year GREENCARD

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The VWP is still applicable to you but like I said earlier, I wouldn't give up your residency so easily like that. If your circumstances ever changed and you needed to move back to the US do you really want to go through the trouble & expense of re-obtaining your green card again? I know I wouldnt..


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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