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About Mollie09

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  1. Doesn't matter how long it takes to file divorce or who files it. In the vast majority of cases, she can go after alimony, 401k, etc. because they were married for two years. Either she is entitled to it or she's not, but that depends on the state and whether she wants to fight or not. Sounds like maybe she just wants to move on.
  2. I got downvoted all the way for saying coming to the US on a tourist visa to marry with no intent of staying was fine. I've steered clear since.
  3. Has your girlfriend been filing US taxes as is required for all US citizens?
  4. If you "move back", meaning get a job, re-establish residence for insurance purposes, etc. you are considered to have abandoned your US Permanent Residence. Just exiting the country won't do anything, unless you stay out longer than 12 months.
  5. Yes, you need a visa for working if you are working. If you want H1B status, you must enter with an H1B visa (or do the COS, as mentioned above). If you do a COS, you will have the status without the visa, but will need the visa to enter in the new status, and those are not being issued until at least December.
  6. This is true, any passport change (name change, nationality, etc.) needs to be done in person. Good news is, if you're adding a passport, you can just show up at most GE centers without an appointment. I've been waiting for 6 months for my renewal interview, which is a triple whammy of changes (name change, US passport, GE renewal) so I only go once. ETA: Some passport changes can be done online, but changes in citizenship, permanent residence, etc. need to be done in person.
  7. I've heard mixed experiences on that, but it's good to know there's another option. Worth a shot, OP!
  8. You can add documents after the fact, including a new PR (green card) and new passports. The profile is related to you so it gets update as these things change. I had GE with a conditional GC, permanent GC, and now US passport. I would note that applications are taking months for conditional approval (I've been waiting 6 months), and interviews are currently suspended.
  9. If you didn't use your married name on the forms, you'll have to file an I-90 for the name change and pay for the new GC. Or if you have to do ROC you can wait and do it then.
  10. Yep, both my husband and I changed our names so they'd match post-wedding. We just used our foreign marriage certificate.
  11. Your case is pretty unique, but I'll summarize what I believe your only path forward is: 1- Get your birth certificate fixed in Canada, however that's done. 2- Once that's done, apply for an I-130 with the amended birth certificate that shows your father 3- Wait for them to ask for the DNA test, get one at an accredited lab 4- Wait for your visa You are the adult child of a US citizen, none of this will be quick. ETA: If you amend your BC, you might be able to argue you were a USC at birth, but I believe that would have had to be done before you turned 18.
  12. I changed my name after filing ROC and before naturalization. Didn't update USCIS, went straight to the Social Security Administration and then got my new DL. Booked plane tickets with my former name so I could use my GC once ROC was over. Ended up changing my name everything but my green card and my original passport. Filed N-400 with my new name, did not ask for a name change, got the certificate with the new name and then my US passport with the new name. Not a big deal.
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