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Hi All. I'm currently on an E3 Visa (work visa for Australians) living in Las Vegas. I've been living in the states since 2002. If I wanted to be become self-employed or work for a company where I will be independently contracted with them, what visa would I need to be on for that to happen? Because I was told by a lawyer that b/c I'm on an E3 visa, It doesn't allow me to be on a 1099...only W2. Any correct information regarding my inquiry would be greatly appreciated. Thank you 

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I am currently on an E3 work visa living/working in Las Vegas. I have lived in the United States since Jan 2002 and I don't have my green card. Do I qualify to get a green card without requiring sponsorship from work or through marriage? Is there a process of being able to obtain my green card another way seeing as though I have lived in the United States for so long? 

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Living in the US for "so long" does not qualify anyone for any green card. Need to have a basis to obtain one, ie thru work/family/marriage. 

I-751 journey


10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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“Living in the US for so long” is applicable to apply for GC as long as it is really LONG like living in the US since Jan 1972. Yours being Jan 2002 definitely NOT a long one for immigration.

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2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US






2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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