Short-term and long-term visas, application requirements, waiting times, advantages and disadvantages of stay vs. resident visas, who needs an ARC, and why do people opt for permanent residency
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What advantages if any could this give me in obtaining visas, ARC etc? My Taiwanese wife has been living here in the U.S. 13 years or so and is a U.S. citizen. Just curious if this would make it any easier for me as far as paper work etc. even if she wasn't with me there. Thanks.
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She'd need to go with you to apply (or you could take her ID card and apply) but you'd be eligible for a JFRV. You need to get all the paperwork in the US, then apply for a visitor visa, come here and swap it into a resident visa and a JFRV. I think you need her with you when you apply and renew, but I'm not sure if just her ID card would suffice or not.
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