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I'm wondering. A friend from Taiwan said that there is, and that if you're wealthy or in the political scene in Taiwan or even just a Taiwanese, you can obtain a GC to the US even if you do not reside in the US permanently. Is this true?


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I'm wondering. A friend from Taiwan said that there is, and that if you're wealthy or in the political scene in Taiwan or even just a Taiwanese, you can obtain a GC to the US even if you do not reside in the US permanently. Is this true?

Are you saying that you can "buy" a GC in Taiwan?

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I'm wondering. A friend from Taiwan said that there is, and that if you're wealthy or in the political scene in Taiwan or even just a Taiwanese, you can obtain a GC to the US even if you do not reside in the US permanently. Is this true?

No, that is not true.


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But quite amusing.


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Are you saying that you can "buy" a GC in Taiwan?

no you can't buy one, but as gzbabi pointed out, in order to have that sort of investment in the US, you gotta be wealthy innit?


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No, that is not true.

Okay. I really wonder because if I'm not mistaken (and I may very well be since this is only hearsay), the President of Taiwan and his wife have US GCs, while some (maybe all) of his daughters and sisters are US citizens.

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Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

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Its actually true. There is the EB-5 program for people doing investments I the US. For $500,000.-- investment, the investor can get a Green Card.

but does this allow you to have a GC and not live in the US?


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Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
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No


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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The reason why I'm asking is because I'm being told of someone who acquired a GC through a US citizen relative (his son) but who lives in Taiwan and apparently still has his GC.


Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
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Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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You have your GC until an Immigration Judge takes it away from you.

Or he surrenders it.

If he is living in Taiwan then unless he seeks to return to the US then the issue will not arise.

And then he may get lucky.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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The reason why I'm asking is because I'm being told of someone who acquired a GC through a US citizen relative (his son) but who lives in Taiwan and apparently still has his GC.

USCIS probably just hasn't caught on yet. Eventually they will.


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USCIS probably just hasn't caught on yet. Eventually they will.

it's apparently not a recent acquisition of the GC. It shouldn't take USCIS so many years before they realize that a GC holder isn't living in the US, should it?


Adjustment of Status from H-1B, Family-Based
07/26/2012 - 10/18/2012: 85 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Removal of Conditions
07/22/2014 - 11/14/2014: 116 Days from Application Received to GC Received.
Naturalization
02/03/2016 - 05/31/2016 : 119 Days from Application Received to Oath Ceremony.

I am a United States citizen!

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