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How can I abandon my residence without affecting my parents?

I received my green card through my father after he applied for an EB-5 investor visa. We have a pending I-829 (to remove conditions on our green cards). My father is the principal applicant, and my mother and I are the derivatives. I (the derivative) want to abandon my green card and pending I-829. How can I do this without affecting my father and mother''s pending I-829 application? I want to leave the country, but my mother and father still want to stay in conditional residence.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You may file a form I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status in a U.S embassy abroad. Abandonment of status by a derivative should not have an adverse effect on the principal applicant or any other derivatives.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can file a request with either the USCIS or the U.S. consulate to abandon your conditional permanent residency and withdraw from the I-829 process. This action on your part will not effect your parents or other members of the family who still intend to pursue the I-829 process.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Execute form I-407 at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad. This should have no effect on your father''s pending I-829.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you''re a dependent, the abandonment of your status should not affect your parents'' I-829 petition.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Because you are a derivative, you should not affect the principal or other derivatives, but an attorney should review your immigration status and goals (and those of your family) to make a fully informed recommendation.

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