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Hi, sorry I know this must be obvious but could not find it.

 

I got an interview date, but with the USA being in the current mess it is, I might want to postpone when I emigrate.

 

Once I get a visa approved, how much time do I have to enter the USA?

 

And once I go through the POE, for how long can I return to my country without loosing the green card?

 

Thanks a lot!

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1.  Once the visa is issued, you must enter the US by the expiration date......which will be up to 6 months after the medical exam was completed.....It could be less than 6 months.

2.  Green Card holders can be outside the US up to a year without a re-entry permit.

 

You can easily delay the NVC process up to a year if you wish.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Lucky Cat said:

1.  Once the visa is issued, you must enter the US by the expiration date......which will be up to 6 months after the medical exam was completed.....It could be less than 6 months.

2.  Green Card holders can be outside the US up to a year without a re-entry permit.

 

You can easily delay the NVC process up to a year if you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

Thankyou, so I will not know the expiration until I get the Visa, is that right?

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3 minutes ago, Bug&Bug said:

 

 

Thankyou, so I will not know the expiration until I get the Visa, is that right?

That is correct.......normally, visas expire 6 months after the medical exam.  However, consulates sometimes set the expiration date sooner.  Example:  My wife's CR-1 visa was set to expire 5 months after her medical.


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5 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

That is correct.......normally, visas expire 6 months after the medical exam.  However, consulates sometimes set the expiration date sooner.  Example:  My wife's CR-1 visa was set to expire 5 months after her medical.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Once you get your green card and return home, there are some things you need to know.

As a green card holder, you will need to report your worldwide income on a US tax return.  Your income in your home country will need to be reported on a US tax return.

 

If you receive any benefits as a resident of a foreign country, then you put your green card (legal permanent resident) status at risk since you are suppose to make the US your legal permanent resident. 

 

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1 hour ago, aaron2020 said:

Once you get your green card and return home, there are some things you need to know.

As a green card holder, you will need to report your worldwide income on a US tax return.  Your income in your home country will need to be reported on a US tax return.

 

If you receive any benefits as a resident of a foreign country, then you put your green card (legal permanent resident) status at risk since you are suppose to make the US your legal permanent resident. 

 

Oh thanks so much for this!

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9 hours ago, Bug&Bug said:

Hi, sorry I know this must be obvious but could not find it.

 

I got an interview date, but with the USA being in the current mess it is, I might want to postpone when I emigrate.

 

Once I get a visa approved, how much time do I have to enter the USA?

 

And once I go through the POE, for how long can I return to my country without loosing the green card?

 

Thanks a lot!

LONDON always sets the visa to expire 6 months from the medical date, so plan on that. Don’t believe everything the BBC says about the US being such a Covid mess. The U.K. is the world leader in mortality from Covid 19. So if you catch it, the US will keep you alive. 😳

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