Do I lose my EB-5 green card if my mother cannot meet residency requirements? - EB5Investors.com

Do I lose my EB-5 green card if my mother cannot meet residency requirements?

I have currently 19 years old. My mother is the principal EB-5 petitioner. I am a beneficiary. We received our 10-year green card last year. I am wondering if my mother is not able to fulfill the physical presence requirements and loses her permanent residency, I automatically lose it as well?

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Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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Your mother must file the I-829 since you are a derivative. There are limited circumstances where you may be able to file as a principal. One is where you have reached age 21. That may provide a path.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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At this point with your 10-year permanent residency status, you will not lose your status even if your mother loses her status. In fact from this point forward, the only thing left for you is to proceed, if you meet the requirements, to naturalization if and when you choose to pursue such a status.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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No, your green card is independent of hers if you have 10-year one.

Michele Franchett

Michele Franchett

Immigration Attorneys
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If your I-829 petition was already approved you should not lose your permanent residency status just because your mother does if you are otherwise maintaining a residence and intending to permanently reside in the US. Your case is separate from your mother''s. The relevance of her abandonment of permanent residency status is just one less tie you would have to the US in terms of your overall connection to the U.S. So, if you live here, most of the time, pay U.S. taxes, and otherwise maintain your permanent residence here you should be okay.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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No, you would not lose your status should your mother lose her US lawful permanent residency status.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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Your permanent green card is your own. It is validity is not dependent on the green card of your mother.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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If you received your permanent green card, then the status of your mother no longer affects yours; she can abandon her green card and you can keep yours.

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