As a Brit, am I allowed to live in the US if I have brought a house outright?

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As a Brit, am I allowed to live in the US if I have brought a house outright?

I have recently purchased a house in the US, employing everyone from roofers to plumbers as part of the renovation process. Would I be eligible to live in the states given that I own a home here.

Asked on June 24, 2012 under Immigration Law, Virginia

Answers:

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

No.  In and of itself, mere ownership of property in the US does not grant you any type of status in the US or ability to reside in the US on any permanent type of basis.  It also does not give you a basis for applying for any type of visa or status to remain in the US.


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