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I would like my sister to apply for a green card instead of having to use tourist visas all the time.

I am a United States Citizen. I would like my 55 year old sister to apply for a green card  so that she will  be able to come into the United States whenever she wants without the hassles of waiting in long lines.  I would like her to be able to apply for a green card so that she come and go back and forth from her country and the United States.  My sister does not intend to live in the United States.  Is obtaining a green card a good idea for her?

A green card is not meant to work as a “better” tourist visa which can be used to enter the United States more easily. A common misconception about green cards is that they can be used to allow you unlimited travel in and out of the United States without the hassle of reapplying for visas.  This is simply not true.

If your sister plans to have her primary home outside of the United States then it is likely that  USCIS will figure this out and cancel your sister’s green card. (Basically if a holder of a green card leaves the United States with the intention of making another country her home then she will lose the green card.)  This is because USCIS can deem that her green card has been abandoned. USCIS officials will be looking for signs that indicate that her true residence is outside the United States. If this is determined then your sister would have to start the process over by having to again apply for a green card.  This would cost time and money.

At this point, your sister would be better served by simply obtaining tourist visas when she visited the United States.  Only when she is really ready to make the United States her home should she ask you to sponsor her for a green card.

It appears, from many different sources, that there will be reforms in immigration law over the next several months (there has already been some reforms which may apply to you). These laws will affect anyone who lives in the U.S. illegally or has loved ones who live in the U.S. illegally. If this is your situation then you should contact a green card attorney now to help you go over your options.

This article is intended to provide you with information about current immigration affairs.  Immigration laws and rules can and do change so you should speak to a competent attorney about your particular case. Please do not listen to friends or co-workers concerning your immigration issues. Slight changes in your cases can lead to different results. Rather, please consult with a competent immigration attorney

Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with almost 20 years of experience handling all sorts of  immigration cases. He has office locations throughout northern California. His office handles immigration cases throughout California (including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacramento) the United States and the World. <strong>  We can help you too. You may reach us at 916-760-7270 or you can reach us from anywhere in the world toll free at 888-801-6558 . You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards) please see our post: “”How To Get a Green Card” , K1 fiance visa cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases (please read our post: ” How to get an H-1B visa</a>”)and marriage visa cases

We handle cases throughout the state of California and the World. California cities include: Sacramento, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fairfield, Grass Valley, Nevada City,Vallejo, Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, South San Francisco, San Bruno,Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Brisbane, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Mt. View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Yuba City, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Coronado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Roseville, Rocklin,Auburn, Dixon, Davis. We also have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago

This article does not take the place of legal advice.  Immigration laws can and do change. It is very important that you  always consult with a qualified immigration attorney prior to filing any paperwork with USCIS.  Failure to do this can lead to delays, denials and other unpleasant results.

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