I have received greencard thru my wife's (USC) petition. Do i need to inform my employer that my status is no longer H1b. Do i need to submit my I 94 to USCIS.? Is there any different tax brackets for h1b holder and greencard holdar? Do i need a visa to travel to canada? which countries i can travel without visa? what are the advantages of having greencard? what are different benifits of having a greencard and having a citizenship?
You should notify your employer of your change in immigration status. The company will likely want to update your I-9.
You do not need to return the I-94 to USCIS. You should keep the document in your possession through naturalization in case any potential issues arise.
You need to speak with an accountant/tax attorney about the tax implications of being a lawful permanent resident as this is not an immigration matter. That being said, you can no longer claim to be a non-resident alien for tax purposes especially if you wish to naturalize.
You need to check with each country you wish to visit to determine if a visa is needed. Each country has there own rules. You can find the information either on the country's website or consulate.
The advantages of having a green card is that you are a permanent resident of the U.S. Otherwise, once you completed the maximum time on H-1B, you would need to leave the country. You can remain in the U.S. permanently unless your status is otherwise taken away.
The benefits of being a U.S. citizen is that your status cannot be taken away unless USCIS can establish you received your green card through fraud or you commit treason. You will receive a U.S. passport.
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You should tell your employer. You do not need to do anything with your I-94. You should discuss taxes with an accountant.
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Inform your employer,
you do not need a visa to travel to Canada,
you do not have to submit your I-94 to USCIS.
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Yes. Tell your employer. Also update with the Social Security Administration. As for taxes, you must file as a US Resident and not as "non-resident." You also should not leave the US for extended periods of time.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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I agree with my colleagues. You need to inform your employer. Also, you do not have to submit your I-94 to USCIS. Consult with a CPA or tax lawyer about tax issues. You do not need a visa to travel to Canada. To learn more about which countries, you can travel to without a visa visit http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html Also, if you are planning a long trip outside the U.S., you will want to file for a reentry permit. Since, a green card holder who leaves the U.S. for 6 months or more may be considered to have abandoned his or her permanent residency status. Consult with an immigration attorney to help you with the process.
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