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Old Mar 18th 2017, 6:33 pm   #1
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Finally I have received notification my documents are ready to be picked up at the depot for my re-immigrating parent visa. what a journey this has been - applied August 2015, and with all the delays at NVC and then not being able to get my china police certificate I was giving up hope.
I prevailed and and now my flight is booked returning to my adult children April 25th! I am so excited to begin my life back in the USA again!
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Thank you Olly and thank you Tom!
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Finally I have received notification my documents are ready to be picked up at the depot for my re-immigrating parent visa.
Outstanding! Well done.

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That's brilliant. Well done for not giving up at the China hurdle.
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Old Mar 19th 2017, 8:57 am   #7
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Thank you Ian for your good cheer and moneypenny20 . If I can add one piece of advice to anyone you come across in these forums it is never ever give up your permanent resident status and get your citizenship as soon as you possibly can! That's what I intend to do.
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Thank you Ian for your good cheer and moneypenny20 . If I can add one piece of advice to anyone you come across in these forums it is never ever give up your permanent resident status and get your citizenship as soon as you possibly can! That's what I intend to do. ....
We keep telling people that, but we also keep hearing about those who never get around to citizenship and those who lose their permanent resident status. While there are some people who reach the conclusion that they want to give up their PR status, or even citizenship, for anyone who has relatives, especially children, in the US, then your advice is entirely correct - get citizenship as soon as you are able so that you have the right to live in the same country that your children do.

BTW Congratulations on getting your visa!
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Late to the celebration. Was on vacation. Congratulations, Marie. So happy for you and your family.
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Just re-reading this again because I am still thrilled, thank you Rete!! I have one last question I am travelling April 25th into San Francisco flying through Dublin where you clear US customs. Once in the US does anyone know how long it takes to receive the green card at your registered address as I want to begin looking for work as soon as I can.
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Just re-reading this again because I am still thrilled, thank you Rete!! I have one last question I am travelling April 25th into San Francisco flying through Dublin where you clear US customs. Once in the US does anyone know how long it takes to receive the green card at your registered address as I want to begin looking for work as soon as I can.
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I'm not sure how long it takes for the physical green card, but you can work right away.

You will have a stamp in your passport that will serve as proof of your status and is good for filling out an I-9.
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Oh great, thanks so much for that - thank you
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I'm not sure how long it takes for the physical green card, but you can work right away.

You will have a stamp in your passport that will serve as proof of your status and is good for filling out an I-9.
This is correct, and you don't even need an SSN (I think you may already have one? ) and could literally start work right there in the airport after clearing US immigration, or in your case as you're clearing immigration in Ireland, after the plane lands in the US.

I started work six days after landing, five weeks before my green card arrived and several days before I got my SSN. My job was a career job with a major corporation, not a casual cash-in-hand job.
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Oh that's good to know thank you so much yes can you imagine right there in Ireland I am on US soil thank you !!
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