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?
Posted by Debbie McGoldrick at 5/6/2009 10:28 AM EDT
Old Green Card
Posted by Debbie McGoldrick at 5/1/2009 11:07 AM EDT
Q: “I have a green card that I received in October of 2007. I am married to an American. I would like to return home to Ireland for the summer, and possibly until the end of the year or beginning of next. Would this in any way jeopardize my green card?”
A: Likely not, though if you’re married to an American and the marriage was less than two years old at the time you were issued permanent residence, you would have received it on a conditional basis for two years, which means that this fall, you’ll have to apply to remove the condition to make the card permanent.
This process can be done by mail, but the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) could call you and your husband for an interview, so that’s something you’ll need to bear in mind.