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What should I be careful about after submitting an I-829 application?

My attorney just submitted my I-829 petition to the immigration office to remove conditions on my green card. What should I be cautious about during this stage? I want to be extra careful at this point in order to get my permanent green card.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Ensure you do not commit any criminal offences, maintain your permanent residence, and obtain a re-entry permit in the event of any planned long-term absence outside the U.S. in excess of one year. The main issue at the I-829 stage is job creation.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Personally, avoid running afoul of the law. In essence, stay away from engaging in any crime-related activity that may lead to felonious prosecution. This can negatively affect your pending application. In addition, if there were to be any request for evidence (RFE), answer it promptly with the help of your attorney within the allowable period of time.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    I assume the required jobs are already created. That is really the main thing at this stage. Other than that, you should not be away from the United States over six months if you can just limit your overseas travel. Needless to say, do not do anything foolish such as being arrested that could tarnish your record.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Nothing unusual. Do not commit a crime, notify USCIS for address changes, file for reentry permit if planning extended (outside the U.S. for longer than 180 days) trips.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    If your attorney has timely-filed your I-829 petition to remove conditions, you should be careful about several matters including the following: not be charged with or convict any crime, timely-filed your I-829 petition with a receipt, and have a valid identity card.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    In general, someone pursuing a green card should be mindful of legal troubles, especially crimes involving moral turpitude. As for the business, as of filing the I-829, you technically have fulfilled your obligations for job creation and sustaining your investment.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Until the I-829 has been approved, you should make sure the business maintains its minimum job hire requirements and operates, and that you need to keep your investment in the business, etc.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Try not to be out of the U.S. too much, do not get arrested, but mainly it is up to the project to show the 10 jobs were created and the capital was deployed.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Do not leave the US for over six months, or get arrested or do anything else to jeopardize your status.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    Besides unauthorized extended stays, unintentional crimes, or unauthorized repayments, the hard part should be mostly over if all the jobs have been created. Monitor the situation closely with your attorney and he or she should be able to let you know if there is anything out of the ordinary.

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