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My wife received her GreenCard on 02/22/2021 and now she was offered a great paying full time job overseas, not in her country of origin, but in Denmark.  While the K1 was a long and tough process, she doesn't want to throw it all away but the offer is REALLY good, better than anything she has been offered here.  If we decide to come back to the US someday, how difficult will it be for her to get a greencard then, after say 5-10 years?  We knew that we would end up in the EU somewhere but we didn't expect it quite so soon.

 

Thank you in advance!

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Who really knows what will be the situation with you, your wife, America, the world, immigration requirements, etc. in 5-10 years?

Her, and your, situation will be what it will be.

All you can do now is make your best decision, surrender your green card when you know you will be leaving the US and not returning for quite a while, and apply again if and when you want to live in the US, if ever.

Edited by Suze1

Profile pic - Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village - Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Why this for the profile pic?  Often in movies and on TV when they show Hawaii they show this beach/view. So, instead of doing Kauai or some other locale, we decided to do here, so that whenever some show shows Hawaii and this view, we will see where we were married.

 

BENEFICIARY (From Dubai)

2012 - US Tourist Visa, Manila, Philippines

2012 - First Night spent in the US - Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

 

2016 - Wedding on the beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

2016 - Honeymoon at the hotel in this photo, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

            They were filming a scene of Hawaii Five-O in the suite above ours during our Honeymoon stay! Actors everywhere!

            Spouse hung out here with celebrities from the movie The Fifth Element back when he moved to Hawaii

2016 - US Spousal Visa, via DCF, Manila, Philippines

....................................

PETITIONER (from NYC)

1999 - Got a place right down the street from this hotel - Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

2007 - Visited Philippines on vacation

2008 - Got a condo in Makati, PH

2012 - Considered for a role on the TV show, The Last Resort, shot out of Hawaii

 

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SUMMARY TIMELINE

06/2011 - Met Spouse in Makati, Philippines

01/2012 - B1/B2 Tourist Visa, Manila, Philippines

10/2016 - Married in Hawaii

11/2016 - Filed for Spousal Visa DCF, in Manila, Philippines

12/2016 - POE, CR-1 Status Received

10/2018 - ROC I-751 Received by USCIS

10/2019 - Filed for Citizenship, N-400

03/2020 - Citizenship Ceremony

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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2 hours ago, Blake&Melek said:

My wife received her GreenCard on 02/22/2021 and now she was offered a great paying full time job overseas, not in her country of origin, but in Denmark.  While the K1 was a long and tough process, she doesn't want to throw it all away but the offer is REALLY good, better than anything she has been offered here.  If we decide to come back to the US someday, how difficult will it be for her to get a greencard then, after say 5-10 years?  We knew that we would end up in the EU somewhere but we didn't expect it quite so soon.

 

Thank you in advance!

@Blake&Melek, congrats on the job offer. I would probably play it safe and suggest that your spouse applies for a re-entry permit which can be valid for up to 2 years. That's what I would do anyway. Who's to say that you move and then the job isn't what it promised to be? Or say things get horrible in the EU with covid? Or for x, y or z reason you two decide it's not for you? That's my humble 2 cents.


 

I-751 Joint Filing.

06-15-2021 - Case was updated to show fingerprints were taken. 

05-26-2021 - Received NOA/extension letter. Notice date and postmarked 05-20-2021.

05-23-2021 - Received text message with Receipt #. YSC Potomac Center.

05-21-2021 - Checks cashed (processing on joint checking account)

05-07-2021 - I-751 received in Arizona.

 

Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.

05-07-2019 - AOS Approved. Resident since date 05/07/2019.

05-06-2019 - AOS Interview

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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On 6/2/2021 at 3:37 PM, USC4SPOUSE said:

@Blake&Melek, congrats on the job offer. I would probably play it safe and suggest that your spouse applies for a re-entry permit which can be valid for up to 2 years. That's what I would do anyway. Who's to say that you move and then the job isn't what it promised to be? Or say things get horrible in the EU with covid? Or for x, y or z reason you two decide it's not for you? That's my humble 2 cents.

 

This is a great suggestion and covers all the bases: that way, it will be easy for OP and wife to return, in case the job doesn't work out for any reason.

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If it is temporary, I will recommend re entry permit. If it is not temporary, it is risky. 
 

Like others saying. A re entry permit is always a good idea. 

 

 

Edited by mmsk

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