Good morning folks.
First of all, I would like to thank this forum members for their assistance in past. One of my parents file got lost by USCIS and it took national visa center and USCIS around 7+ months to find the file but luckily everything worked out fine and both parents cleared their interview last month.
Can anyone guide me to the steps required once parents land in US on Green Card. The questions I have are following:
1) What are they supposed to file for once they get here. How long does it take for GC to arrive in mail? E.g. ssn card, drivers license/id? Anything else that I am missing. Can they apply for these documents ONLY when they receive their green card in mail?
2) Does anyone know if folks on GC are eligible for purchasing health insurance? I am looking for options here? Perhaps share some info if possible
3) Regarding work, how long do they actually have to work so that they are eligible for benefits. I would like them to work and pay taxes etc but since they are old I am not sure if they could work 40 hrs. So I want to know minimum hours they can work for X number of yrs so that they get some experience in US and at same time pay taxes and contribute their share.
4) Lastly, I would like to know how long can they be outside the country without impacting their citizenship prospectus down the road. What is the process for them to get a waiver if they want to be outside of US for a limited period of time. In a given year how long can they be out of the country. They have some commitments etc which need to be taken care of and it cannot be wrapped up in a short period of time. So I want to know the ruling on that. If they want to leave is there a process they have to go through and apply?
Please guide me for these questions. If there is a link or page for these then do share as well. Sorry if this is repetition.