Green Cardby Debbie McGoldrick
- A ten year old green card, where do my family and I stand?
- Advice on the fast approaching 2015 U.S. visa lottery
- Sponsoring offspring to come to the United States, the V visa
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services warns of phone scam
- How can I reclaim my expired Green Card that I received as a child?
"I am living in Ireland with my American citizen child who is 13. My estranged husband is American and still living there. My question concerns my daughter’s U.S. passport. It is expired and I would like to renew it. I believe that both parents have to be present for this to happen though.
My daughter’s father has no plans to come here (nor do I want him to), but we have plans to travel this summer and she needs a passport. I suppose I could get her an Irish one, but I really would like for her to have the American one. I can’t be the only one in this boat.
"I was married nearly eight years ago to an American citizen. I received my green card and citizenship within five years of the marriage. Not long after we divorced. I am still living in the U.S., and have a strong relationship with a woman in Ireland. We are talking marriage, but I’m concerned because I’m not sure if I will be able to sponsor her for a green card. I have heard and read different things about people like myself who got legal status through an American spouse, then divorced and eventually remarrying a foreigner. Can I sponsor her for a green card?”
The I-94 arrival and departure cards that visitors to the U.S. must complete when entering, and surrender when departing, will soon be obsolete. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced recently that it will automate the admissions process which is expected save both time and money – an estimated $15.5 million per year.