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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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My husband should be getting his CR-1 visa in the next month or two. Yeah!! We're worried, given the economy, about his getting a job when he arrives. One solution we are considering is having him come here for a couple weeks at a time to look for jobs before he moves here permanently. WHile we hope the employment gods are good to him, this could take some time. THe question....can he maintain his home and job in Brazil and travel back and forth until he gets a job?

Thank you......


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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I would be careful with the back and forth as the CR is an immigrant visa meaning he will be Immigrating to the US. If the job market is so bad how do you plan to fund the trips back and forth?

IMO it would be better for him to come stay a while , get his physical GC in hand , SSC and what not. I am sure by then he will have a job and not have to spend the money going back and forth.

He needs to maintain residence in the US and not stay out of the US for long as this can also effect when he wants to apply for citizenship

My husband should be getting his CR-1 visa in the next month or two. Yeah!! We're worried, given the economy, about his getting a job when he arrives. One solution we are considering is having him come here for a couple weeks at a time to look for jobs before he moves here permanently. WHile we hope the employment gods are good to him, this could take some time. THe question....can he maintain his home and job in Brazil and travel back and forth until he gets a job?

Thank you......


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My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hy husband has a job now in BRazil that pays well. So funding the trips is not the issue. Does anyone know of a link to official info. re. having to remain or being able to travel to the home country after receiving one's visa?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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Maintaining permanent Residence

USCIS maintaining residence

Maintaining Permanent Residence

Maintaining Permanent Residence You may lose your permanent residence status if you commit an act that makes you removable from the United States under the law in section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. If you commit such an act, you may be brought before the immigration courts to determine your right to remain a Permanent Resident.

You may be found to have abandoned your permanent resident status if you:

Move to another country intending to live there permanently.

Remain outside of the US for more than one year without obtaining a reentry permit or returning resident visa. However in determining whether your status has been abandoned any length of absence from the US may be considered, even if it is less than one year.

Remain outside of the US for more than two years after issuance of a reentry permit without obtaining a returning resident visa. However in determining whether your status has been abandoned any length of absence from the US may be considered, even if it is less than one year.

Fail to file income tax returns while living outside of the US for any period.

Declare yourself a “nonimmigrant” on your tax returns.


Why is it that the only one who can stop the crying is the one who started it in the first place?



More Complete Story here
My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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You can also google maintaining permanent residence

Maintaining Legal Permanent Resident Status


Why is it that the only one who can stop the crying is the one who started it in the first place?



More Complete Story here
My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I don't see why not. A CR-1 is a multiple entry visa. Though it would be advisable he stays around until he has his SSN; and of course be available for job interviews. Best of luck.

Sister *Len*

CR-1 is NOT a multiple entry visa... it is a single entry visa that provides an IMMEDIATE greencard upon arrival... You have been here long enough to know the difference between a visa and a greencard :)


YMMV

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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I finally got a response from our lawyer. It seems that while it usually happens quickly, it can take several months for him to receive his green card once he arrives. He cannot leave while he is waiting for this. So scheduling a quick trip could create problems. It seems we will have to be apart for a final long stretch before he moves her in February. Oh, well.


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I finally got a response from our lawyer. It seems that while it usually happens quickly, it can take several months for him to receive his green card once he arrives. He cannot leave while he is waiting for this. So scheduling a quick trip could create problems. It seems we will have to be apart for a final long stretch before he moves her in February. Oh, well.

Not true - he CAN leave. On arrival at POE he goes through inspection and his CR-1 visa is stamped with the date of entry and visa category - CR-1. This turns visa into a temporary GC good for one year from the date of stamping or until the real GC arrives. It can be used to obtain employment, leave and come back into the country as many times he wants.

Are you sure your lawyer is not confusing CR-1 with K-1 - K-1 is the only visa that has only one use and for that one you have to stay in the country for AOS which can take several months.


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