Archive | December, 2013

Maintaining Your Green Card Status

Per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you may lose your resident status (green card) if you commit an act that makes you removable from the US. If you commit such an act, you will have to face an immigration court to establish your right to remain as a permanent resident.

Abandoning Permanent Resident Status:

You will be considered to have abandoned your green card status if you:

  • Shift to another country intending to live there permanently
  • Remain outside of the US for more than a year without getting a reentry permit or returning resident visa. However, in determining whether your status has been abandoned, any length of absence from the US may be considered, even if less than a year
  • Remain outside of the US for more than two years after issuance of a reentry permit without obtaining a returning resident visa.
  • Did not file income tax returns while living outside of the US for any period of time
  • Declare yourself a “non immigrant” on your tax returns

How to Apply To Renew a Green Card

If you are a PR and you green card has expired or will expire within the next six months, you may start the renewal process by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace green Card with the USCIS. If your card will not expire for at least another six months and you satisfy all the requirements needed to qualify for citizenship,you may choose to apply for Naturalization instead of renewing your card.

How to Renew a Green Card If You Are Outside the US

If you are outside the US and your card will expire within six months (but you will return within one year of your departure from the US and before the card expires), you can file the I-90 application for your renewal as soon as you return to the US.

If you are outside of the US when the card expires and you have not applied for the renewal card before leaving the US, you should contact the nearest US Consulate, USCIS office, or US port of entry before filing Form I-90.

When to Renew a Green Card

You should renew your card if you are a permanent resident with a card valid for ten years and the card is either expired or will expire within the next six months. However, if you are a conditional resident and your status is expiring, you must use Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence, to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.

Abandonment of permanent residence status

A green card holder may abandon his/her permanent resident status by filing form I-407 at a US Embassy. A person who loses permanent resident status is immediately removable from the US and must leave the country as soon as possible or will have to face deportation and removal. In certain cases the person may be banned from entering the US for three or seven years, or even permanently.

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Roles to Die for: Johnny Depp’s Top 5 Performances Ever

The word ‘popular’ won’t lend a candle to Johnny Depp aura. This immensely talented actor has already achieved the status of legend, and as the time passes by, the legend of this legend keeps on getting bigger.

While the last few years of the actor haven’t been quite blazing from professional point of view, the pre-Sweeney Todd era has been most fulfilling for the legions of his fans spread worldwide.

Here are 5 of the best Johnny Depp Roles:

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of the Fleet Street
A knockout for sure! Johnny Depp was freakingly awesome as the man consumed by revenge. The movie was directed by Tim Burton who has been behind the lens of the best roles of our superstar. Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman played the ideal foil to Depp. The movie also boasts of some wonderfully made sets that depicted the old world charm in its own dark, scary way.

Finding Neverland
This one is easily the most underrated performance of Depp’s career (and I say that knowing it was nominated for Oscars). In a career that is glorified by his Pirates of Caribbean roles, Finding Neverland shows a different side of Depp and puts him opposite another wonderful actress of the era, Kate Winslet. Together, they create magic on screen just like Peter Parker created magic in his stories.

Edward Scissorhands
Oh, wasn’t he a cute little thing in this tragedy. Another gem by Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands was Johnny Depp’s shot to fame and got the best in him out there on the celluloid. The movie was a massive hit among masses and still is seen as one of the finest works by Depp. The girls, particularly, swoon over this avatar of Depp with scissor hands.

Ed Wood
Are you surprised by the third Tim Burton directed addition to the list? I wager not. This legendary director is responsible for bringing the best out of Depp and Ed Wood was also such outing where both Depp and Burton created magic together. The movie was based on a man who is considered the worst film director of all times. It is full of weird characters who in their own way amuse and scare you.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies had all the big names behind it – Michael Mann, Christian Bale, and Johnny Depp – and the movie delivered, well, almost! It was a characteristic Mann movie based on one of the most famous and infamous gangster America has ever seen, John Dillinger. Depp was in a great form and so was Bale as they matched each other step to step.

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How Important Is Your Facebook Status?

Without over 800 million users updating their Facebook statuses regularly, it is interesting to know what really is behind the status update.

The status update is simply a way to share anything, be it a thought, or an idea or expression that you may have. The update feature allows users to share information with others. Status updates are posted on the wall of the user, while they are also distributed to the feeds of your friends.

The Facebook status is one of the key interactive features on the social networking giant site. It not only allows users to receive current information about the activities of your friends, but the information can be shared with everyone else.

The status update may appear to a time-wasting activity, that is nothing more than a banal pastime, but a closer look, will show that there much more to it.

The 5000 friends that you have, may not all be interested in what you had for breakfast,but if you had french toast, the french-toast lovers would be interested, and soon you you would be sharing tips and recipes for making better french toast, or where to get the best french toast in Florida.

There are many more features that can be developed from the simple act of sharing.

The interactive nature of many of the features, provide easy opportunities for your friends to interact and share their thoughts and feelings about what you have posted. Updates can be posted through a variety of methods, that include text messaging from mobiles or desktops, or from smart-phones and tablets.

Some users have been known to spend hours updating their status, some up to over 50 times daily, but it is largely up to the users to determine what is, and is not acceptable. Within the 18 to 34 yr. demographic, a relatively large number, indicate that logging to their Facebook account to update the status, is often the last thing done at night, and the first thing done in the morning. The amount of time spent updating your status is more likely to be determined by the purpose of the update.

With a free service, there is likely to be some overuse and or abuse. Recent reports indicate that Americans spend collectively more than one hundred thousand years, each month on Facebook. This number, if correct, is staggering, but there are activities, other than updates, that account for consuming an incredible amount of time.

A seemingly justifiable question, is whether we have become more efficient, or added more value, when such a large amount of time is spent in one particular situation.

The obvious benefit, is that is now much easier to share information. Updates can be used to compliment, or replace other communication methods such email. This is perhaps the basis, and one of the important benefits gained from social networking, and sharing can contribute to a more cooperative environment.

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Importance of Marital Status Search

Marital status search is the headway of great benefit & importance. With the help of marital status search, you could uncover all facts related to individuals hidden past and marriages, if any. People, who do not give importance to relationship stance investigation, could fall into lot of problems. Many times, people cheat others by hiding the facts about their marital status, but marital stance investigation would help them to figure out the true facts.

Internet is the ideal option in your hand to process marital status search in effective & timely manner. With the help of internet you could derive status information within minutes as compare to other procedures and ways to locate information. You may find a number of websites which offer you investigation services. Majority of these websites provide absolutely free services and some websites do the job for little fees. It is important to gather some information about reliability & dependability about websites prior to rely on their services because many of these websites are found to be involved in fraudulent activities.

Social networking websites are another option to collect information about folks which is helpful to process investigation. In modern world, nearly everyone is linked with some social networking websites. You could retrieve activities and friendship links of individuals by following them on these websites.

Another well known traditional process to initiate stance investigation is by hiring private detective. Usually, taking the services of detectives is bit costly as these detectives normally ask for high fees for their services. You need to be very careful when use this method of stance search because if partner would get to know about this fact, your relationship may fall into breakage or loss.

Finding your partner married or divorced is the bitter fact, when you find it after marriage. But, you could limit the chances by processing stance search prior to take relationships any further. No matter how deep your love is for your partner, yet you need to be careful for the sake of your strong relationships. It would bring you at ease in deciding whether to continue or not with your relationships. Few minutes spent today on stance search would save your life from any disasters tomorrow therefore always pay careful importance to marital status search to avoid any hassles or issues in future.

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